Standard Time

70 workers continuously rebuild a wooden 4 x 12 m “digital” time display recorded in real time: a work that involves 1611 changes within 24 hour period.  Concieved by Mark Formanek, the purpose of the by the minute/24 hour/race against the clock performance piece?  ”The spectator looking at Standard Time does not only see the time, but also people constructing it. People who, with a stoic sense of duty, are wasting time on an apparently useless activity that fulfills only one function: to display time.”  Check out the teaser video after the jump.

Oh, and you can purchase the HD recording of the 24 project as an application to loop on your desktop.  No more annoyingly old fashioned digital clock in the top right corner of your desktop but an video screensaver of 70 hot men in hard hats rushing to build a scaffolding count down to… lunch break?  Only $40.

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