Burrell, Ginger; Wolfson, Bryce.
Earth Clock, 2017.
Morgan Hill, CA: Midnight Moon Press, 2017. Limited Edition. Earth Clock is meant as both an educational tool and a call to action. To create both a sense of urgency and the beginning of understanding. To present both facts and a sense of the long history of our avoidance and denial. Each of the dated nineteen pages lifts to reveal information about what happened in that year relative to our earth’s climate. To the right of the pages is an original poem written in response to doing the research for this artists’ book. Earth Clock features custom electronics designed to create a visceral response and to compel the viewer to act. LEDs animate based on what happened each year in Climate Change history. The number display registers the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in a given year. Fine in Fine Box. Item #9383 Earth Clock is presented with a protective covering lid and a separate clamshell box containing the charger and manual. Earth Clock has both a standard mode where it will wait for interaction by the viewer and a demonstration mode where it will run through the animation as though being interacted with (designed for display situations). Earth Clock will run both on battery or when plugged in. Earth Clock features custom electronics and is archival inkjet printed on Rives BFK. The protective lid features collaged topographical maps and is variable. Numbered limited edition of 10.