Public clock


“Public Clock” is a digital stills animation of a hexagonal public clock over the course of a working day, with the camera set up taking photographs every 5 seconds. It is a collaborative work between Michael Wurstbauer and Christina Reenberg Jensen.The clock is situated outside a bank in a small town in Denmark. Christina first got curious about the clock because the hands are missing. This inspired her to make a photographic and sculptural work. When Michael helped her with taking a photograph of the clock he noticed that the clock was indeed still working, albeit only visible in the comparison of two images taken 15 minutes apart. A later visit to the bank explained that the clock kept going wrong, which resulted in many people complaining to the bank, who in return decided to take the clocks’ hands off.