Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, ‘Zero Noon’, 2013, Art Bärtschi & Cie | Geneva, Switzerland

“Zero Noon” is a digital clock that shows the current time according to eccentric metrics: it uses hundreds of different reference systems. For example, the clock can tell the time based on the average number of daily financial transactions in Brazil, or the average daily amount of cookies sold by girl scouts, or the number of animal species that become extinct per day, or the daily average number of breaths that a typical human takes, and so on. Basically, Zero Noon is a clock that is run by internet-refreshed statistics.

About Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's public art installations combine technology, architecture, and performance using devices like robotics, projections, and cell phones. He constructs "temporary anti-monuments for alien agency," as in Pulse Tank (2008), in which heart rate sensors send ripples across the surface of water, or the Guggenheim's 2009 installation Levels of Nothingness, which allowed people to speak into a computer that linked voice traits to colors that were projected across the room. His Vectorial Elevation (1999), in which 800,000 participants created searchlight sculptures above Mexico City, may well be the world's largest interactive artwork ever.

Mexican, b. 1967, Mexico City, Mexico, based in Mexico City, Mexico