Standard Time: Huge Hand-Built (and Updated-by-Hand…) Clock

18/12 2009
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Standard Time [] involves about 70 workers who built a large (4x12m), wooden ”digital” time display. Which they then updated in ”real time”. All of this resulted in a unique urban screen that involved about 1,611 tedious changes within 24 hour period.

The spectator looking at Standard Time does not only see the time, but also the people constructing it. People who, with a stoic sense of duty, are wasting time on an apparently useless activity that fulfills only one function: to display time.

The concept reminds me of a combination of Digital Ceiling Clock with the real-time updates from the RE:ID project. Via Thijsma.

Watch a documentary video below.