This clock symbolises the ambiguous relationship we humans have with nature.
Studies show substantial declines in insects populations. Some of the insects most affected are beetles.
The decline has been attributed to habitat destruction caused by intensive farming and urbanisation, pesticide use and climate change. As insects are at the structural and functional base of many ecosystems time is ticking… without action birds and larger mammals that eat insects will be directly affected by the decline.
Visit Then Now Beyond to view the Beetle Clock up-close.
Then Now Beyond is a thematic exhibition that celebrates The Hour Glass’ 40 year commitment to advancing watch culture around the world.
Held at Malmaison by The Hour Glass, the exhibition will run from 24 November 2019 – 31 January 2020.
Malmaison by The Hour Glass is located at 270 Orchard Road #01-01, Singapore 238857 (Directions)
Clock, gilded 3D printed alumninium, electrical cord, glass bell, 2 beetles
38 x 20 x 20 cm
What is Studio Wieki Somers?
Studio Wieki Somers was established in 2003 by Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg, whom both studied at Design Academy Eindhoven in the late 1990s. The studio focusses on providing an enlightened reading of the everyday environment. The studio’s oeuvre distinguishes itself by a sensitivity to materials, technological ingenuity and fantasy.