Installation views at Quare, London

The Year - Going (2011)
Single channel video, 45 minutes

A film by Rebecca Birch / A clock by Johan ten Hoeve

Johan Ten Hoeve, a second generation Dutch clock maker spends two years of his studies at West Dean College making his masterwork, a replica of the 1676 Thomas Tompion year-going clock for the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Rebecca Birch, whilst in residence at West Dean College spends an extended period of time watching the process. The resulting film, The Year-Going is a compression of this close observation.

The Year-Going includes original sound mixes by Neil Luck.

Watch an extract here (opening 10 minutes)