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