ClockClock L by Sweden's Humans since 1982 is the largest edition in the ClockClock kinetic timepiece series. It bridges the ClockClock 24 & 9 and the A million Times works—which further extend this foundation with larger scale surfaces, smaller edition sizes (including commissions), and increasingly complex choreographies. Rooted in the original ClockClock kinetic sculpture art edition, the ClockClock L is approximately three times the size of its smaller sibling at over 5' wide. The coated aluminum body is a sleeker, more minimal surface with larger hands compared to the Corian-bodied 24. ClockClock and A million Times artworks each utilize fundamental minimalist forms, the seriality of conceptual art, and precisely synchronized kinetic motion with expert craftsmanship. Each work is produced and carefully assembled in Humans since 1982's workshop in Stockholm, Sweden.
The ClockClock project started in 2008 by Per Emanuelsson and Bastian Bischoff. Inspired by the question "How to shape time", the university duo experimented with analog clock hands that would depict a changing, moving typography. They showed a mock-up to electrical engineer, Australian David Cox. Cox (also now part of Humans since 1982) helped the duo develop a prototype. A curator at the auction house Phillips de Pury took the work to Saatchi Gallery London and sold one to a Russian oligarch. Selling on the art market in a small edition number, ClockClock 24 was eventually created to reach a broader audience. The work as evolved as a series of editions, such as ClockClock L, that is part of a much broader body of work by the small Swedish studio.
Twenty-four clocks come together to tell a collective story in one singular digital display. Each individual clock hand is choreographed in line with the others; the twenty-four clocks tell the time as a collective, rather than individually. The clocks transition from unpredictable spinning to synchronized alignment—visually representing both the concept of time and the literal display of time.ClockClock L can be programmed in 12-or 24-hour time format and can display three different modes of movement between each minute: minimal, original or active. Active mode contains twenty different choreographies shown over twenty minutes on a loop.
ClockClock L is available in 3 editions: White or Black (100 works each) or Tidal (blue + metallic hands, 10 works). ClockClock L is 110lbs and includes necessary wall mount hardware, direct wiring options and additional parts and accessories. The work also connects via ethernet for remote technical support and software updates. Humans since 1982 and Clock Forward are dedicated to providing support for works during and beyond the 2 year warranty.
MORE EDITIONS AVAILABLE
Larger scale work from the A million Times series are available from the studio. Please contact Kirk for more information.
Humans since 1982 is a interdisciplinary team based in Stockholm, Sweden that defies traditional art & design categorizations. They were established in 2009 by Bastian Bischoff (b. 1982, Germany) and Per Emanuelsson (b. 1982, Sweden). Humans since 1982 exhibits worldwide at leading galleries, fairs and institutions. Their experiential installations and series works explore themes concurrent to their renowned kinetic sculpture timepiece artwork.
- ClockClock L
- Produced & hand assembled in Stockholm, Sweden
- Includes: ClockClock L body, hanging cleat, spare motors, direct wire power cable, power cable, custom cable, junction box, spare clock hands, cotton gloves, cleaning cloth, feather duster, USB Ethernet adapter, USB extension, user manual & specification sheet.
- Black or white coated aluminum case
- Dimensions: 28.3h x 61.8w x 2.3d in (720 x 1570 x 60 mm)
- Weight: 110lbs (50kg)
- Backup battery for short term power loss
- Ambient temperature: 50° - 95° F (10° - 35° C) *Do not place outdoors or in indoor areas with high humidity or strong vibrations.
- EDITION SIZE
- 100 White Edition
- 100 Black Edition
- 10 Tidal Edition (blue + polished metal hands)
- POWER SUPPLY
- Hidden direct power cable (preferred) or power cable
- Requires less than 1A at 230V AC to function
- Time displays every minute with 24 sets of hands forming numbers.
- 3 modes of movement between each minute display: minimal, original or active.
Mode 1 (Active): This mode contains twenty different choreographies shown over twenty minutes on a loop. Every minute the clock hands perform one of the twenty choreographies before displaying the accurate time. This mode is the most varied.
Mode 2 (Original): In this mode the clock hands perform the first original clock hand choreography developed by Humans since 1982 every minute before displaying the exact time.
Mode 3 (Minimal): This mode does not display any choreographies. Only the necessary clock hands will turn once a minute to display the exact time. This mode is visually simple and quiet.
- 2 modes of time format (12 or 24hr)
- Buttons on bottom of base to manually adjust time, time format, 3 movement modes, and on/off
- Ethernet connection for software updates & remote technical support