Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Life clock


This clock is an artwork by Bertrand Planes. It's an ordinary clock slowed down 61320 times to make each minute equal to a year. One full rotation is equal to the average human lifespan. I'm on the verge of going from the "past" half of the clock to the "til" half.
An image is worth a thousand words.

5 comments:

Doug P. Baker said...

Wow! I love it! Where can I get one?

So you are saying that the hour hand doesn't even make a rotation, just the minute hand, right?

Brilliant!

Claudia said...

You can contact the artist at:

Planes Bertrand
101 rue Quincampoix
75003 Paris
tel: +33(0)6 63 59 74 98

e-mail:bertrandplanes@free.fr
website: http://bertrandplanes.com/

Peter said...

Really nice! I visited the site! Do you know the artist? How did you find it / him? Part of a proscrination program?

Anonymous said...

Does it stop at full turn, or keeps on going ? Do we have second chances ?

Rauf said...

my time is over, i'll be 61 in january