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drawing time
2011 | installation / clock | commissioned by Listone Giordano
curated by Barbara Brondi & Marco Raino
'drawing time' is a clock that draws the passage of time'drawing time' is a clock that draws the passage of time
'drawing time' is a clock that draws the passage of time'drawing time' is a clock that draws the passage of time




explanation video including a timelapse | for proper video quality watch here
the clock and drawing device 'drawing time'the clock and drawing device 'drawing time'
detail of the clock's handdetail of the clock's hand
detail of the drawing elementdetail of the drawing element
one finished drawn day showing an hour- and a minute - 'flower' one finished drawn day showing an hour- and a minute- 'flower'
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'drawing time' is a clock that draws the passage of time'drawing time' is a clock that draws the passage of time
'drwaing time' in the exhibition 'the harvest cycle''drawing time' in the exhibition 'this is my forest -the harvesting cycle'

'Drawing time' is a wall installation that visually records the passage of time. It is a clock that tells the time and by doing so draws spirographical circles on the wall. Each day two spirograph patterns appear. One complex outline for the passed minutes and a simpler one, for the passed hours. After twenty-four hours the device moves randomly to another spot on the wall and continues recording its existence. This randomness is just as the uncertainty of the future, leaving space for surprises. Day by day the wall fills up with the graphical patterns allowing to imagine the slowly overlapping graphical composition in some weeks, a year, a decade… A positive thought of long term planning and a belief in a future.

" 'Drawing Time' invites us to think about the various means of perception through which all individuals record passing time and, more specifically, the concepts of growth,development, repetition and proliferation referred to a definite time span.” - Barbara Brondi and Marco Raino

'Drawing time' was initially designed on the occasion of the exhibition 'This is My Forest: The Harvest Cycle', organised and supported by Listone Giordano and curated by Barbara Brondi and Marco Raino. The exhibition was showing a selection of recent projects by mischer'traxler.
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electro-technical support: Michael Zeltner
project assistant: Greta Hauer

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rawing time:
material:
acrylic glass, custom made electronics, motors, metal, electronic components, markers,

dimension: 58cm x 46cm x 15cm

wall:
material: wood, paint

dimensions: 350cm x 250cm

links:
Listone Giordano
brh+
this is my forest
festarch