Exquisite Clock

Exquisite Clock is a clock made of numbers taken from everyday life – seen, captured and uploaded by people from all over the world.The more people collect and upload numbers, the bigger and more expressive it gets.

Through the Exquisite Clock iPhone application or the website, people are invited to collect and upload images of numbers that can be found around them – objects, landscapes, cables. All numbers go to an online database that supplies the website, iPhone and other interconnected physical platforms.

As people use their iPhones to photograph numbers, they are changing the website and all installations in real time.The most recent numbers are displayed at the very moment they are uploaded: picture of a 3 taken in Japan is instantly visualised in an Exquisite Clock installation at the Victoria & Albert in London.

Exquisite Clock has been exhibited in several galleries and museums around the world including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the New Museum in New York and the CAFA museum in Shangai.