Hamon Clock

"Hamon Clock" (2013-)

The hands of the clock rotate and gently ruffle the water. The behaviour of the water surface is a continuous overlap of the ripples produced from the past to present. Accumulation of time is indicated by the water surface changing every moment.

Ancient people invented clocks with use of natural phenomena such as movement of astronomical objects, fall of water and combustion of materials. Thus they interpreted time as whether it circles or goes straight forward possibly toward the end. Then what about modern and mechanical clocks void of concrete natural phenomena? The concept of the work is to focus on the connections between design of clock and philosophy of time, and to explore philosophy of time by designing the phenomenon itself that a clock marks the present time.

Bronze Award by A' Design Award and Competition