O’clock

December 1st, 2008

Nadine Grenier, a student at ESAD Strasbourg, made this kinetic installation called “O’clock”. It is made with 500 clocksworks and every 12 hours you can read this sentence: “le temps passe, et chaque fois qu’il y a du temps passe, il y a quelque chose qui s’efface”. This is a quote from Jules Romains, a French poet, which roughly translates in “Time passes, and every time the time passes, there is something that fades”.

It reminds me a little of this clock by Christiaan Postma.

O\'clock by Nadine Grenier

O\'clock by Nadine Grenier

found at Fubiz

33 Responses to “O’clock”

  1. Hyper Edge » Blog Archive » Kinetic Installation: O’clock Says:

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  2. brandonnn.com — links for 2008-12-02 Says:

    […] O’clock – today and tomorrow Nadine Grenier, a student at ESAD Strasbourg, made this kinetic installation called “O’clock”. It is made with 500 clocksworks and every 12 hours you can read this sentence: “le temps passe, et chaque fois qu’il y a du temps passe, il y a quelque chose qui s’efface”. This is a quote from Jules Romains, a French poet, which roughly translates in “Time passes, and every time the time passes, there is something that fades”. (tags: art) […]

  3. Celeste Says:

    Tres facinante!!!!

  4. Gippy Says:

    Wow, that is very clever.

  5. Robyn France Says:

    Des francais tu sais. Ils peuvent tout faire. (The French u know–they can do anything) Spoken by a fervent francophile.

  6. james Says:

    Wow…that is very very cool…I love clocks but I never would have thought of that!

  7. David Beach Says:

    well…I certainly hope none of them run slow…. who knows what it might say

  8. Pelapapas Says:

    Fantastics! Thanks!

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  10. tommy Says:

    And yet a new canvas for art… Thanks for posting.

  11. il punto :: Installazione geniale :: December :: 2008 Says:

    […] O’clock: 500 orologi che, due volte al giorno, rivelano una frase. Bellissimo! […]

  12. fidget Says:

    This is beautiful and well concepted….

    If you haven’t clicked on the link above concerning the other clock… do so. That one required some SERIOUS engineering… it isn’t as artful or poetic… in fact, aside from things being spelled out by clock pieces- there aren’t any comparable similarities…

    they are both fascinating, add I admire someone for having taken the time to think outside the clock! :P

  13. Paul (the ugly American) Says:

    If this project is the only brilliant thing this artist does it will be sad, but it would be enough. This is evidence that extraordinary ideas only come around once in awhile–Way more than just clever. One of the sweetest sentiments I’ve found on the Internet. I wish I did it. Bravo!

  14. debstar Says:

    that’s tres cool!

  15. ayberk oktay Says:

    genious!!bravo

  16. Clock Type Says:

    […] Grenier, a student has created a kinetic installation called O’Clock. The message is made up of 500 clocks and in 12-hour increments you can read […]

  17. Broberto Says:

    Tis a grand idear.
    I will use the basic premise and use it to make money for something.
    I’ll think of the sentence first.
    Then type it out in Illustrator.
    I’ll trace over little hands and big hands of clocks to certain points.
    Then, I’ll make sure each clock starts simultaneously.

    huh?

  18. iskele Says:

    interesting design.

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  20. Dave Says:

    But I’d like to see a picture of it when it is NOT in alignment, so i can see how well the message is hidden…

  21. etienne Says:

    amazing…

  22. Juzevo Says:

    I like the quote more than anything, pretty words

  23. aidan Says:

    wow AMAZING!

  24. kırma eleme Says:

    wow. That’s amazing design.

  25. Yuuzaa Says:

    It is clocks?…..Amazing ideas!!

  26. Nisarg Says:

    really creative….way 2 go!

  27. Susan Says:

    Like Dave said: “But I’d like to see a picture of it when it is NOT in alignment…” I don’t think this works so well in practice. I think it looks sweet on picture when the sentence is readable, but this is maybe for a few minutes a day, what about the other 11 hours? I find it a bad rip-off of the clock by Christiaan Postma featured prior on today and tomorrow: http://www.christiaanpostma.nl/index.htm?clock.htm

  28. dude Says:

    yea, but what time is it?

  29. Lindsey Says:

    Tres interessant! wow.

    bravo. pour vraie!

  30. pascal Says:

    Stunning and clever
    Pascal
    http://www.agitatto.com/blog

  31. The Clock Clock - today and tomorrow Says:

    […] can see in the video. But still nice. Here are 2 other similar clocks projects worth checking out: O’clock and Christaan Postma […]

  32. calgary graphic design Says:

    I love crazy clocks. It reminds me of the Human calendar, where all the faces are looking at today’s date, and today’s date is looking straight ahead.

  33. Project 365. Day 11. « photography.design.fashion. Says:

    […] Today and Tomorrow This is really clever, and I love the fact that it’s in French. […]

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