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LAb[au], Manuel Abendroth, Jérôme Decock, Els Vermang
Size: variable
Technique: analogue clock, digital clock



2017 ___ - TIME, Socièté, Brussels
2018 ___ - TIME, Bastide Projets, Marseille
2019 ___ - IF THEN ELSE, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg City

The juxtaposition of the iconic shapes of clocks reveals their symbolic value as signs of time.

When in 1340 Jacombo Dondi gave the clock it's form, he shaped more than a visualisation of time: he created an image of the world. With its circular and cyclic finitude, it represents the universe as a mechanism and establishes one of the strongest icons of the Renaissance world. In 1970, the digital clock replaces the watch hand and its dial with a linear display. By placing the analogue and the digital clock next to each other, the artwork ‘Modern Times’ creates a tautology of the notion of time with their corresponding circular and linear world view.

TransCoding: daily functional object to icons of time, it's time


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