'Developing Time – Time Developing' is this years winner of the Time to Design Award; and you can now see it installed at Normann Copenhagen.
Back in August, Siren Elise Wilhelmsen won the award with a project which is both a clock and a knitting machine. And now for two weeks at Normann Copenhagen, she's showing a whole family of knitting clocks created at the Danish Art Workshops.
Knitting 24 hours a day, and a year at a time as a physical manifestation of time, they knit one mesh every half hour all day long, and in a year they each produce a two metre long scarf.
By the end of the year the yarn can be changed and a new year - and a new scarf - can begin.
Wilhelmsen’s first idea was to create a new experience of time, explaining:
“Time connects us all and we are constantly related to its passing. But we still find it difficult to understand and explain. Therefore we use numbers, even though the nature of time does not have anything to do with numbers. Time is much more related to change, continuity, and development.
No matter what day it is, if it is summer or winter, time is passing. And with time we and our surroundings change. We grow and develop but always so slowly, that we can not see the change while it is happening. Only when looking back over a period of time the change is visible.”
Time to Design was established in 2008 and is an international design award focusing on young design talents in the beginning of their career.
The winner is granted with three months residency at the Danish Art Workshops, 50.000 DKK donated by the Danish Association of Wood and Furniture Industries, a two week exhibition in Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store, and career coaching by the company OeO.
The installation will be on show until the 9th of December.