Shown here is a piece by the clever folks at Laikingland titled Just About Now. Developed in collaboration with Maarten Baas, this wall-mounted kinetic sculpture is actually a sand timer that indicates the passing of time with the sound of a gong.
According to Maarten Baas: I've always had an interest in ways to indicate time. In spite of the fact that time is very abstract and very relative, in the western world it's normal to indicate time very precisely. Apart from things like train schedules or the duration of sporting games, the exact time is often irrelevant. A coffee break, a meditation, a nap, a business meeting, they could take a few minutes longer or shorter than an exact amount of time. This is why I wanted to create a timer that bangs a gong, more or less after the amount of time you indicated.
Details of the piece
Materials: Oak, glass, ceramic, sand, brass
Dimensions: Height 320 mm Width 435 mm Depth 185mm
Availability: September 2012
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