Time Piece (beginning), 2015

aluminium, plexiglas, electronic and mechanical components

Time Piece (beginning) merges three time systems together; all share the same division of the day in 24 hours of equal length. The sculpture displays Babylonian, local and Italian time and blinks each system in alteration every 100 milliseconds.
The Babylonian time system has its day starting at sunrise, and it is blinked yellow. Local time, in our well known UTC system, is white, and its day starts at midnight. Ultimately, the Italian time system starts at sunset and is shown in red.

This stroboscopic clock blinks quickly the contrast of micro and macro time concepts, joking with the arbitrariness of the day’s beginning.