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In order to create the Shipping Container Clock, a large
dockside area such as the port of Rotterdam is required.
Two rows of shipping containers are arranged end to end,
one row sitting on top of the other in the '12 o'clock'
position. Using a variety of mobile cranes and fork lifts,
line of containers representing the minute hand is
carefully rotated by one 60th of the circumference of
the perimeter circle. Apart from the times when they
the hour line of containers will be doubled up for
with the minute line holding up the centre pivot.
This entire process is filmed directly from above. At each
time position, every item of the moving equipment is withdrawn
and a static image also taken.
This entire process is repeated until all of the hour and
minute positions of a 12 hour clock are recorded.
The time can now be displayed in either of two formats
a high res screen; one showing the frantic speeded up
moments of the containers at one minute intervals, and
the other featuring the containers leaping seamlessly
one static position to the next with the interim movements edited out.
Idea name may change following some research.
But with trucks instead. [neutrinos_shadow, Nov 04 2019]
The Conundrum of the Workshops
Rudyard K. has this one nailed ... [8th of 7, Nov 05 2019]
||"It's pretty, but is it Art ? "
||<Demon on your shoulder/>
||"It's pretty, but it's full of migrants."
||<Obligatory Dave Bowman parody>
||"My God ! It's full of Slavs !"
||<Obligatory Dave Bowman parody/>
||//"It's pretty, but it's full of migrants."// That
would be the Shipping Container Wall Cuckoo
Clock, which I haven't created yet, but you can
imagine - instead of a cuckoo emerging, when the
doors of a miniature container spring open, a
group of migrant figures would spring out and emit
a chorus of "Lon-don, Lon-don, Lon-don, Lon-don"
||Hmm, it might be nice to do it as a representation
of 7-segment digital displays. I think id Like to see
it with the moving equipment in-shot speeded up
||The 7-segment concept is superior to the original idea as the digits 0 to 9 only need to be set out once; the rest is done by image superposition.And seconds can be displayed, as well as hours and minutes.
||Its too easy to view containers as segments of a
digital format, which is why I dismissed this
version. The whole idea is to massively over-
engage in making an analogue clock out of
cumbersome, unwieldy units. Shifting containers in
a box grid format is just not halfbaked enough for