The making of de Zuiderzeeklok – Maarten Baas

00:05:18 Zuiderzeemuseum
Specially for the Zuiderzee Museum, designer Maarten Baas made the video Zuiderzee Clock. The hands consist of pieces of driftwood laid out on the beach, which are moved around by figures dressed in yellow oilskins.
Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas (1978) is considered to be one of the most influential Dutch designers of the beginning of the 21st century. His work is known as rebellious, playful, intellectual, theatrical and artistic. He is well known for his series Smoke (burned furniture) and Real Time clocks.

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The shooting sessions for designer Maarten Baas’ video production Zuiderzee Clock took place on the beach near the village of Katwijk aan Zee, on a typically Dutch autumn day between 7.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. The hands of the clock consisted of pieces of driftwood which were moved around in five- minute intervals, by figures dressed in yellow oilskins. Thus, over a time span of twelve hours, the design artist filmed the passing of a full day. Baas’ clock is part of a project entitled Real Time. This video only shows the making process, not the final result, the Zuiderzee Clock itself.

Video credits

  • Filmmaker: Big Shots Group
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