A creative exploration of the qualities of time and its experience, the 365 knitting clock is a an artistic installation that is sure to add to the aesthetics of any home and decor. Exhibited by artist Siren Elise Wilhelmsen at the DMY International Design Festival in Berlin, the clock offers a tangible engagement and record of time by knitting a scarf as it ticks away.
Bold and uncluttered in its conception, design and message, the knitting clock is anchored in a modernist spirit that seeks to behold an object or idea in its truth and bare beauty. Working towards redefining our relationship with time, and how we read it, the knitting clock is a clever play on the many facets of ‘time’ in the modern age.
The clock incorporates a circular knitting machine with 48 needles, a thread spool, a thread holder and a roll of yarn. The knitting machine replaces the traditional dial to evoke reflection on the qualities of time – at once intangible anchored simply by thought and experience, as well as being strictly regimented into hours and minutes by the day. The void at the center of the knitting machine draws us into the very void of time, spinning layer upon layer around us with each second.
A year on the knitting clock culminates with a two meter long scarf making this artistic gesture more than just a ponderous reflection.