Art in London: Not ticking | The Economist


THE shadow of a giant second hand sweeps in silent arcs around a sundial’s shaft, patterning the floor. It lengthens, then reverses, crossing tracks with shorter stripes that represent the minute and the hour. In the industrial vault of London’s Roundhouse theatre, an artificial sun illuminates this enormous clock, a metal spider with three rotating light-tipped arms. Conrad Shawcross, a young British sculptor, calls this light installation “Timepiece”, yet it thwarts anyone who hopes to use it to tell the time.

Light-based artworks often play with perception in dramatic ways.

via Art in London: Not ticking | The Economist.

 

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