Allan Giddy: Clock


  • ©, Allan Giddy, Clock

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    Clock

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    Aluminium, stainless steel, electrics, wood.

Size:


    34 x 24 x 12 cm approx.

Artist Statement:


    “Clock” was the first work to deal with this theme (light as both giver and taker of life). In this work the gradual disintegration of a wooden dome bombarded with light becomes the marker of passing time. I created a plaque reading ‘This light when activated will completely dissipate the round of wood within 370 years’, and attached it to the front of the ‘Clock’.

    Both pieces (Clock and Hours Remaining in the Life of Allan Giddy) are provoked by Rudolph Steiner’s questionable statement, ”everything in the universe is made from light”. I hypothesized, that if everything was indeed made of light it would therefore be deconstructed by light’s incessive bombardment. After consulting physics Professor, John Smith of the University of New South Wales, Syndney, Australia, I came to realize that this deconstruction did in fact take place with many materials. “CLOCK” was the first work to deal with this theme (light as both giver and taker of life).

    Review: Janne Koski, ‘Aurinko – Sun: Solar Art at the Rauma Art Museum, Finland’, Leonardo, Vol 2/98, Boston: MIT Press, pp. 81-86


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