One million seconds

One million seconds, 2013-2016
Programming, video

This project uses PureData programming to create a series of changing visuals that function as clocks. The color patterns that are created correspond to milliseconds, seconds, and minutes, and can be “read” like a traditional clock with practice.

The concept is meant as a reminder that all languages are invented.

The specifics of color and arrangement are mutable in this project, as is the scale and display arrangement. The patch is written to run for one million seconds and then shut off, which is about 11 1/2 days.

The image below was from a temporary exhibition installed at the McKnight Art Center in 2013.