Functioning both as a clock and kinetic sculpture, A Million Times is a hypnotic moving clock timepiece by Humans Since 1982. Collections of clocks are positioned on a grid and programmed to move in sync. It slowly turning their hands until the analog time is formed. Mesmerizing and surprising, the firm has been creating incarnations of the design since 2013.
The first piece, created for Victor Hunt, was composed of 288 clocks. With its electrical engines controlled by an iPad driving the minute and hour hands separately into a dance of patterns. The visually satisfying rotations complete as the hands settle in to form the numbers of the current time.
Smaller numbers of clocks, circular formats, and even marble bases are all variations on the clever design.
A Million Times increases the pattern making possibilities of the timepieces. With the hands dancing across the board in a well-choreographed ballet. The concept has been installed across the world, from hotel lobbies in London to offices in Beirut.