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In July 2019, I was in Italy for the Venice Biennale. One of my favorite shows happening in the city was “Dysfunctional” at Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro. When I walked into this room {last three images above & the video}, I have to admit, the guy moving around inside the clock freaked me out. But then I sat down. I watched this “clock” for a very long time. How could I not? Minute by minute the hands changed, just in the nick of time, thanks to this man inside the clock. Right? Or was it a film? Probably. But wait, there was even a tiny door on the back… I knocked, but nobody answered. Hm. The video above is just one of a series of mesmerizing “Real Time” films by Dutch designer and artist Maarten Baas. Imagine if this is how we counted down to the new year… dreamy. See you in 2020.






comments (2)

  1. maarten baas | Best ArtWork /// 12.31.2019 /// 4:38pm

    […] Original source: https://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2019/12/31/maarten-baas/ […]

  2. Amy Tingle /// 01.04.2020 /// 6:07am

    Whoa! What??? The?? HELL??? This is crazy cool and odd and TOTALLY MESMERIZING. I need to know if he’s really in there. I mean it looks like he is. 😉 Damn.







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