25 - 27 May 2021

Clockwork

Clockwork

Clockwork

Clockwork

In recognition of Clerkenwell’s historical importance in the clock and watchmaking industry, CDW Presents Clockwork – a series of large-scale horology-themed installations each interpreting the area’s significance to the craft and the artisans that once lined the cobbled streets. At the beginning of the 18th Century, Clerkenwell was the home of clock-making and the area quickly became a hothouse for horologists. The cobbled streets became lined with subdivisions of the trade from escapement making to engine turning and was recognised as an early adopter of the modern assembly line.

Discover the five installations dotted across the festival route 19-21 May… the clock’s ticking!
 

Shape London - The Passage of Time

The Passage of Time is a reinterpretation of the historic ‘Clerk’s Well’, the synchronised parts of a clock and the infinitude of time.

During the day, the shadows formed by the interlocking battens are reminiscent of a sundial. By night, the LED lighting is magnified by mirror place strategically throughout the structure, refracting light and giving the illusion of the passage continuing on for infinity.

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Pilbrow & Partners - Suspending Time

Suspending Time, designed by Pilbrow & Partners, will create a colourful, playful and engaging object for Clerkenwell Design Week 2020.

The design is inspired by the elegance and craftsmanship found within the rich horological history of Clerkenwell. The installation takes precedent from the traditional hourglass; playfully replicating the process of measuring time. It seeks to create a transparent, dynamic object that is seamlessly suspended within a rigid frame. Its colours will change by the movement of the installation, which is activated by the public. 

Lightness and colour are the key themes of the installation and the construction focuses on minimising material use and recyclability.

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