Clockwork of Perpetual Present

Procedural animation in pendulum clock


Artist:   Nourathar Studio

Authors: Caen Botto & Marta Rupérez

Title:  Clockwork of Perpetual Present

Date: 2019

Medium: Machinima of generative application in pendulum clock. Mixed media; video player, LCD screen, electronics, lens, wood.

Custom application developed in Max/MSP/Jitter by Caen Botto

Dimensions:  94.5 (h) x 38.5 (w) x 14.5 (d) cm

Loop duration:  2'07"

Edition: unique within a series of 5


Clockwork of Perpetual Present presents an analogy between the "illusion of time" and the optical illusion contained within the clock. As in other works by Nourathar, it emerges from the encounter between the physical and the virtual. In this way, it reveals the capacity of technology to build our conception of the world, based on the conditioning of perception.