A Carpet full of Watches

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This carpet. made by artist Heidi Voet, is made of four thousand watches that are all set to the exact time and at intervals throughout the day, the watch’s alarms chim together and since these are cheap watches, their eventual wear and tear is spun by the artist as a representation of how “the march of time ultimately results in dissolution and increased chaos”. Nothing is wasted apparently.

This work was first done with 3000 watches in 2010 and then re-done for a 2011 exhibit where it was named as “*Is six afraid of seven, ’cause seven, eight, nine, I’m about to lose the pieces I find”

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Is Six Afraid of Seven

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