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Maarten Baas: Sweepers Clock
Phone (512) 453-5312
Price Suggested donation at the Jones Center is $5
Age Suitability None Specified
Category Galleries

Maarten Baas: Sweepers Clock

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 11:00a to 7:00p

Sweepers Clock is a synthesis of performance, visual art, film, and design that depicts two street cleaners with brooms sweeping lines of debris in order to simulate moving clock hands. The simplistic, yet tasking endeavor of physically sweeping the clock hands every minute parallels the myth of Sisyphus—the figure of Greek mythology condemned to forever repeat the same task of pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to see it roll down again. In a poetic expression of time, Baas’ clock allows for… Show more

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The Contemporary Austin Jones Center
700 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 453-5312
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