A part of a sequence of performances centered on cumbersome and surreal timekeeping units, Maarten Baas’s “Sweeper’s Clock” chronicles two males as they observe every passing second with heaps of rubbish. The aerially shot movie follows the pair as they push strains of trash consultant of the minute and hour arms round a big circle faintly outlined within the panorama, preserving time as they go.
Launched in 2009, the video piece parallels different intelligent works in Baas’s Actual Time sequence, together with a painter manually unveiling a digital show and one other displaying the Dutch artist trapped inside a grandfather clock. Guests to the worldwide terminal of the Amsterdam airport in 2016 have been additionally greeted with “Schiphol Clock,” an analog gadget suspended from the ceiling during which a person adjusted the time by hand. “The employee’s blue overalls, yellow rag, and purple bucket pay homage to the well-known Dutch artist, Mondrian,” Baas writes.
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