‘a million times’ by humans since 1982
developed by stockholm-based humans since 1982, ‘a million times’ is an installation designed for victor hunt that is made
from 288 special two-handed analogue clocks – powered by 576 electrical engines to drive the minute and hour
hands independently – which collectively create a giant display which visually expresses the time digitally.
the 576 individual rotating hands to form extensive texts and elaborate customized patterns and graphics.
the expansive timepiece is a follow-up to the studio’s previous smaller-scale ‘clock clock’ which designboom covered during its
development and completion. locked in its functionality to show the time, the natural characteristics of its two arms constantly dance
in slow motion around the center – unveiling hidden figurative qualities without denying its primary purpose.
‘a million times’ will be presented at design days dubai 2013.
a million times by humans since 1982
video courtesy humans since 1982
288 analogue clocks compose the ‘digital’ display
mechanical clock interface sequence 1
mechanical clock interface sequence 2
mechanical clock interface sequence 3
‘humans since 1982′ being rendered