Maarten Baas’ Real Time Project at Design Miami

For his Real Time Project, Dutch designer Maarten Baas became a film director. Thanks to new technologies in video, it’s possible to produce videos of 12- or even 24 hours in length. This makes it possible to film a movie that can function as a clock. Maarten Baas created a clock collection by using the language of cinema. The passing of the time is shown by people who are shot and screened in a true interval of 12 or 24 hours. There’s the Grandfather Clock (the screen is an integrated part of a Grandfather Clock showing a film of a man, drawing the hands of a clock), the Sweepers Clock (people are making the hands of a clock by sweeping garbage all day long), the Analog Digital (the LED lights are managed by someone who either paints them to make them dark, or wipes them clean to have the red light shine through), the World Clock (people in three different countries are indicating the local time, using their daily things to be the hands of a clock.). Maarten Baas’ Real Time has been shown at Design Miami Basel 2009, Milan Salone 2009, Design Miami 2009, and the Zuiderzeemuseum. The clocks will be available on Blu Ray Disc.

From February 19, 2010, Maarten Baas has a solo show at the Stedelijk Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Maarten Baas: Real Time Project, Design Miami 2009. December 1, 2009.

Click here for an interview with Designer of the Year Maarten Baas at Design Miami 2009.

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