The striking Schiphol Giant Clock features hands drawn on in real time. Created by Dutch designer Maarten Baas and installed in Amsterdam’s bustling Schiphol Airport, the fascinating piece artistically reimagines the ticking of a traditional clock.
Measuring 3-meters tall, the Schiphol Clock presents a fascinating 12-hour video of Baas using a paint roller. He consistently create and repeatedly erase the hands of the clock minute by minute for 12 hours straight.
This tireless and tedious approach to time-telling is the heart of the piece, he describes as a “hyper-realistic representation of time.”
He explains: “Real time is a term that is used in the film industry. It means that the duration of a scene portrays exactly the same time as it took to film it. I play with that concept in my Real Time clocks. By showing videos where the hands of time are literally moved in real time.”