Time Piece (Martian Deadbeat), 2018

aluminium, stainless steel, steel, electronic and mechanical components

Time Piece (Martian Deadbeat) is a clock built with the dimension to swing the second tact on Earth. Although the mechanism is modified so to swing as it would on Mars: because the gravity on Mars is weaker, the pendulum swings about 20% slower.

The work is inspired by Sci-Fi: Mars is a metaphoric planet, many stories took place on its fantasized ground, with the intent to paraphrase terrestrial situations or dreams. The sculpture beat so the time of imagination, transferring the martian ticktocking back on Earth. It remind us that also a time standard such as the Second is relative and that the shape of time we are used to, made of minute and hours of a fixed duration, is nothing else but a convention.