Rhonda Weppler / Trevor Mahovsky

Museum of Broken Watches

found watches, aluminum and glass case
79 × 135 × 6 inches
Installation: Main Entrance, Building A, Sheridan College, Trafalgar Campus, Oakville, ON
Commissioned for Temporary Contemporary

This museum of stopped personal analog timepieces simultaneously functions as a working digital public clock. The 720 watches are each stopped at a different minute, and they collectively display all the possible hour and minute combinations of a 12-hour clock. Each watch is held in an individually-lit compartment, and the lights are digitally controlled so that only the watch showing the current time is lit. The case is 60 columns/minutes wide and 12 rows/hours high.