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The Clock Design n° 3

Designed by Dominika Brzozowska, first year of MA @ Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow

The Face of the clock is based on the principle of “naturally shaped forms”. Through the shifting techtonics of the face and the play of shadows, the clock not only shows the time of the day, but encourages us to interpret the phenomenon of time. Faces with balls of two different diameters move under an elastic fabric (Lycra). The smaller ball moving about the larger circle indicates the minutes, and the larger ball tells us the hour.

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The Clock Design n° 6

Designed by Maria Markowska, 2nd year of BA @ Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow

Clocks reduce time to a minimum, most often containing it in the graphic symbols on the face. To grasp the real nature of time, however, we ought to note that it is full of space and tension. It coils, smooths out, stretches, and goes slack. Sometimes it shows the outside, sometime the inside, like a Moebius Strip. The hour hand unwinds fabric on a cone located under the face. After one full rotation (after twelve hours have passed) the hand comes full circle, at which point the face takes over its function. The hand stands on end and the face flips. As the material on the cone under the face winds back, it measures the following hours.

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And there was also a Clock Design n° 9 (please note that the numbers are my own attribution) designed by Marta Mulawa, a first year MA program @ Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow

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