Maarten Baas

Real Time

The project

A man is hidden in this rather inconspicuous clock. Literally at regular intervals, the man draws clock hands on the inner side of the clockwork-less glass face to indicate the time. While some people experience time as rushing by and others as a slowly crawling phenomenon, Baas visualizes time. He reinforces this visual, philosophical idea by working it out further in other projects. Baas fiddles around on the edges of design by making anti-design.

Committee

In Real Time, Maarten Baas visualises time as a phenomenon experienced by one person as flying by and by another person as passing intolerably slowly. He applies his visual, philosophic idea in four different projects. In Grandfather Clock, for instance, a man keeps redrawing the hands of the clock.

— While some people experience time as rushing by and others as a slowly crawling phenomenon, Baas visualizes time.