The DGT Architects firm together with Japanese watchmaker CITIZEN, has created an amazing piece of installation art that breathes magic and life into an otherwise mundane object. Their installation, called “LIGHT is TIME,” features 65,000 watch baseplates hung on black thread in a black room, making them look like shimmering golden raindrops.
The two firms collaborated on a magical installation and what makes the installation tick is 65,000 base plates, the basic component of a watch, which are suspended from the ceiling.
The architects explain the inspiration behind the installation LIGHT is TIME:
“Light was born at the instant of the Big Bang, the universe’s beginning. From beyond the horizon, the rising Sun slowly covers the Earth in light, shadows transform into different shapes, the seasons transit colours in nature and the waxing and waning of the Moon changes. When humanity noticed these things, we unknowingly created the concept of time.
In the 20th century mankind digitized time, measured it and continued to economize our time, until eventually we forgot about its relationship with essence of light. Without light we never would have had the wonders of the universe, the richness of our planet or the joy and pleasure of our life.”