A Tokyo-based artistic design studio called we+ has developed a clock that is actually a human face. Patience is the name of new set of wall clocks. It follows time with its eyes and mouth and is meant to represent the heavy burden that time has on human life.
It’s a never-ending clip of a human face with eyes that function as the clock’s “hands,” each of them pointing to an area of the clock that represents a number.
Instead of a ticking second-hand or a big needle of the usual clock, Patience employs the popping sound of smacking lips that will drive all the audience up the wall and through the roof. For the rest of you, it’s a fresh take on the clock face / human face pun that was old when your grandpa was born. This function performs the same way as the analog hand clock. The right eye indicate hours and the left eye indicate minutes.
The mouth opens and closes to represent seconds. Each part of the face is filed separately and put them together into one seamless video.
The series is featured in three faces: an elderly woman, a young woman, and a young man with a red beard. The products of Paris gallery included a clock made from sand, 3D-scanned vases carved into acrylic cubes, and a smoky abstract light sculpture.