Multiple Choice

Behold, the power of multiples.

288 special two-handed analog clocks, independently powered by 576 electrical engines, are used in Victor Hunt’s new installation to create a giant display visually expressing the time digitally. The dancing arms are part of the A Million Times exhibition developed by Stockholm-based “humans since 1982” and showing at Design Days Dubai 2013.

This video shows the power of a single object – repeated or multiplied – to create an entirely different impact than simply one as a lone statement. In this case a simple clock face, repeated two-hundred eighty-eight times! The dials become less about telling a specific time and create, through choreography of their minute and hour hands, a pulsing visual treat. For some it may be vertigo-inducing, causing them to reach for the Dramamine. I think it’s groovy.

This is an extreme example of the repetition and symmetry we often see in architecture,

arches

balconies

skyscraper windows

print,

letterpress stripes

eyeglasses print

chain link wallpaper

tessellation wallpaper

and interiors.

bike rack wall

framed snapshots

Laurel Canyon

cake stands bird nests

Beacon Way_Barclay Butera

pez dispensers

The visual splendor and creative possibilities abound! What’s your multiple choice?

images courtesy of pinterest, inhabitatfynct, studiomW&R, Barclay Butera, and belle maison.
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About zkgraff

Man on the move, Director @ensemblezkg, Host of @DesignInConvo Podcast, Triathlete, CrossFitter, Ironman CA 70.3 Finisher
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