The ClockClock, 2008-2010




Humans since 1982,
The ClockClock, 2008-2010
Aluminium, electronic components,
1300 x 450 mm

2009: Talent Zone, Tent London, London, UK.
2010: Connectors, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.
2011: O’Clock, time design, design time,Triennale Design Museum. Milan, Italy.
2012: New Work, Clarion Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden.
2012: International Film Festival Da!Fest. St. Petersburg, Russia, November 19 - 25.
2013: Night Time - Dream Real exhibit section,Design Shanghai 2013,Power Station of Art Museum, Shanghai, China.
2013: Design Column #6 ‘dataism’, Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
2013: Cutlog, Lebenson Gallery/Atelier Richelieu, Paris, France.
2013: Design Miami via Victor Hunt Gallery, Miami, USA.
2013: O’Clock, time design, design time, Cafa Art Center, Beijing, China.
2015: Telling Time, mudac - Musée de design et d'arts appliquées contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland.
2016: Emergence Room, Dillon+Lee Gallery, Solo show, New York, USA.
2017: Lost in Play, CHAO Art Center, Beijing, China.

The ClockClock. In 2008, Humans since 1982, started experimenting with graphic compositions that displayed letters and digits in a novel and playful way. For the original project, named simply The ClockClock, they developed this digital concept into a hybrid between a work of kinetic art and a wall clock. As the hands of the clock move, the letters and numbers tick their way into existence. Every time has a meaning – by making its shift perceptible, we can come to truly appreciate its passing.

The first limited edition of The ClockClock was exhibited at Saatchi Gallery London in 2010 and was soon acquired by prominent museums like the International Museum of Horology in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland. Since the creation of the original version of The ClockClock, Humans since 1982 have developed the concept into larger scale pieces, in the A million Times project (2013-ongoing).  

Photos: Tim Meier