zuiderzee clock by maarten baas




holland’s zuiderzee museum will display work by dutch artist maarten baas, recently named designer of the year 2009 by design miami. baas created the zuiderzee clock especially for the zuiderzee museum which is part of the exhibition real time. the clock will be on show at design miami from december 1-5, 2009. 

maarten baas: real time zuiderzee clockall images by gerritjan huinink




in real time, maarten baas expresses his perception of time in four film clocks: grandfather’s clock, sweeper’s clock, analog digital clock, and the zuiderzee clock. people (filmed) take over the function of the hands of a clock and affect the way the time is shown. the project symbolizes the zuiderzee museum’s way of thinking with regards to time by combining the timelines of the past and the present, rather than showing history chronologically.


the exhibition will be on view at zuiderzee museum from december 26th, 2009 to may 10, 2010.

maarten baas: real time zuiderzee clockpeople are hands of the clock

maarten baas: real time zuiderzee clock

maarten baas: real time zuiderzee clockmaarten baas directing people in the zuiderzee clock



watch the making of the zuiderzee clock