member of:Observers of the Interdependence of Domestic Objects and Their Influence on Everyday Life

This group has been active for a long time and has already made some remarkable assertions which render life simpler from the practical point of view. For example, I move a pot of green color five centimeters to the right, I push in the thumbtack beside the comb and if Mr. A (another adherent like me) at this moment puts his volume about bee-keeping beside a pattern for cutting out vests, I am sure to meet on the sidewalk of the avenida Madero a woman who intrigues me and whose origin and address I never could have known...
--Remedios Varo

(Artwork by Remedios Varo)
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
--Franz Kafka

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Made By Hand, Part II

Section of the riddle clock created by Devin Montgomery

The Midnight Clock, a fully functioning clock marking 24 hours and the approximate times of sunrise, midday, sunset, and midnight, holds a riddle that teases you to discover and move various keys, in a particular order and at a particular time of day or night, in order to finally discover a hidden compartment. The clock is made for a treasure of your choosing to be hidden inside, the example given being a book.

The creator, Devin Montgomery, says:

“Fiction is filled with hidden doorways, destinations, and treasures--think of Tolkein’s secret door to Durin, Rawling’s platform 9 3/4, or Lewis’s wardrobe--but we rarely find them in real life. The Midnight Clock changes that.”

You can join the other supporters of this enterprise here.

1 comment:

  1. I told you I love the idea.
    I love it.
    I am too busy now, otherwise you had already received the pieces :)).

    How are you?? :)