Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Just About Now by Maarten Baas with Laikingland
Posted by Martin
Just About Now is a sand timer that indicates the passing of time with the sounding of a gong.
From Maarten Baas
“I’ve always have an interest in ways to indicate time. In spite of the fact that time is very abstract and very relative, in the western world it’s normal to indicate time very precisely. Apart from things like train schedules or the duration of sporting games , the exact time is often irrelevant. A coffee break, a meditation, a nap, a business meeting, they could take a few minutes longer or shorter than an exact amount of time. This is why I wanted to create a timer that bangs a gong, more or less after the amount of time you indicated.
“There are several objects that illustrate time in a more poetic way, like Mieke Meijers ‘Relativity’ Time pieces or my own ‘Real Time’ series, but a timer hasn’t yet been made that is adjustable and gives a sound after a while. That’s why we developed ‘Just About Now’”
- Maarten Baas
'Just About Now' can be seen at the The Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam, 12th -25th May. Selected as part of their Post Milan 2012 exhibition.
Address: Prinsengracht 645, 1016 HV Amsterdam
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