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

(Slideshow is of 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?? :)