“A Million Times” by Humans Since 1982
Installed in the departure hall of Terminal 2 at Changi Airport in Singapore, “A Million Times” is a minimalist and mesmerizing 2,200-pound kinetic sculpture created by Stockholm artist collective Humans since 1982.
From Humans Since 1982: “Each of the 1008 clock-hands (504-minute hands and 504-hour hands) are fitted with individual motors, giving the sculpture the ability to show various patterns, as well as the time and greetings in various languages across different times of the day.
“Metaphorically speaking, we liberated the clock from its sole function of measuring and reporting the time by taking the clock hands out of their ‘administrative’ roles and turning them into dancers.”
Client: Changi Airport
Artists: Humans Since 1982
Video sound: Sebastian Oliwa
Material: Corian, steel, aluminium, electrical components, stepper motors, customised software, projector, speaker