One hour is sixty minutes, and vice versa

One hour is sixty minutes, and vice versa

2009, Wall clock, Diameter size 38 cm

 

Wall clock with Arabic numbers, going counterclockwise.

 

The numerals which we all now use, were developed around 500AD by mathmaticians on the Indian Subcontient and then adopted by mathmaticians in Baghdad before spreading across the Arab world. It is Fibonacci who is often credited with spreading the use of Hindu-Arabic numeral system with the publication of his book Liber Abaci in 1202, allowing maths to develop in way impossible with Roman Numerals.

 

Installation view, 'The Artist Space', Copenhagen, 2010.

 

Wall clock diameter size 38 cm, Mirror 58x58 cm