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Self Portrait Clock

Maarten Baas

2015

LIMITED EDITION OF 8 + 4 AP
GOLDEN WELDED PATINATED BRASS AND BRONZE, DIGITAL EQUIPMENT
CM
IN
H 215
H 84.7
L 73
L 28.8
W 55
W 21.7
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About The Piece

“For the ‘Self Portrait Clock’, for the first time I’ve been the ‘actor’ myself, for a continuous 12 hours of filming. I wanted to have inject my own activities, my own personality and manner, different than the previous clocks. So, I’m eating, drinking, wearing a hat, taking it off… Like that I fill a full day of hard work captured inside the clock.” – Maarten Baas

The original grandfather clock series was created in 2009, and every new iteration of the clock has had different theme, character, and design. According to Baas, designers are in a way ‘entertainers’ who make a show for the world, therefore he considers a theatre would be representative for his selfportrait. The design of the housing of the clock is based on a traditional ‘puppet theatre’, in bronze and brass. It has a separate facade, with an apparent simple-looking cabin, made of shelves, in which the ‘actor’ is playing his role. The audience sees only the bit that the actor wants them to see, and the ‘show’ is actually the passage of time in this case. Every minute is a new chapter in the story that’s being told.

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