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Standard Time

 
Standard Time is an idea of the German artist Mark Formanek, and has been realised by the Berlin based media agency Datenstrudel. The 24h video pursues a new concept in displaying time. The course of time is shown in a movie of exactly 24 hours, which shows workers constructing the time in form of a digital display by using man-sized wooden slats - of course in real time. Like any conventional digital clock, Standard Time displays time using four ciphers. The first two show the hours, the second two the minutes. For the workers this implies the following: on the stroke of 10:59 they have exactly one minute to rebuild the 0 to 1, the 5 to 0 and the 9 also to 0. Now Standard Time is on the 11 o’ clock position. Again there is one minute left to rebuild the last 0 to 1. And so on and so forth. 1611 reconstructions in 24 hours, 72 workers in 4 shifts, done on a summer’s day in a gap between buildings in central Berlin. IDEA Mark Formanek www.formanek.de PRODUCTION Datenstrudel www.datenstrudel.de

Standard Time is available for purchase for home- or office use.

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