Real Time: Sweepers Clock

A work made of digital video (blu-ray format).

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  • A work made of digital video (blu-ray format).

Date:

2010

Artist:

Maarten Baas
German, born 1978

About this artwork

Laced with dry wit and humor, the Sweepers Clock is arguably the most labor-intensive of Dutch designer Maarten Baas’s 2009 series of timepieces. As the name suggests, the clock features two people with brooms pushing lines of debris in real time to form minute and hour hands. This work draws our attention to how the perception of time is dictated by regularly occurring activities, as well as to the fruitlessness of hard labor.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Maarten Baas

Title

Real Time: Sweepers Clock

Date

2010

Medium

Digital Video (Blu-ray format)

Dimensions

N/A

Credit Line

Funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2010.416

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