15 juli 2017

Real Time / Maarten Baas

I had a great time visiting the exhibition 'Hide and Seek' in the Groninger Museum last week, with works by Dutch designer and artist Maarten Baas (1978). As the photos show, 'time' is a prominent theme in his work. With clocks everywhere nowadays many people's lifes are ruled by time, and timekeeping has become increasingly precise. With these 5 Real Time clocks Baas visualises time using videos, in which actors -over a 12 hour-period of time- literally keep indicating what time it is by drawing the arms of a clock forward by hand.

And so every few minutes the time was wiped out and then drawn again. It was very funny to watch as it was like somebody was standing inside and you could actually see them draw.


Maarten Baas is considered to be one of the most influential Dutch designers of the beginning of the 21st century. His work is known as rebellious, playful, theatrical and artistic. His website is worth a visit, click HERE.

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Ja dat zijn bekende klokken. Erg goed gevonden.

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  2. Dat is zo leuk bedacht, Dutch design is erg goed en creatief.

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  3. heel origineel werk Marleen

    prettige dag

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  4. Interactive art is always so much fun to see, I like Mr. Baas's style :)

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  5. Very talented and different. Love his website.

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  6. Hi Marleen, what an amazing artist. Those first clocks look like giant metronomes! Thanks for an interesting post. Jo

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  7. Veary interesting post and this art is clever.

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  8. Oh OK I understand a little more about this amazing exhibit now than I did when I read your later post (it wasn't a good idea to read backwards this time ;>)

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