Secundo (Second), Wall Clock
2rd Year Graduate (2016)
MEMORIAM IN EA IS A COLLECTION OF OBJECTS THAT EXISTS IN THE LIFE INVISIBLY (EVERYDAY), BUT CREATES STRONG PRESENCE FOR REMINDING.
In Latin, Memento Mori means, “Remember that you must die!” Today, most of us are aware of death because it is depressing. Inversely and positively, death is a motivator to urge us to live significantly. Memoriam In Ea is a collection of objects that guide us to be thoughtful and invisibly remind us to live a meaningful and virtuous life. Memoriam In Ea means “Reminder Objects” in Latin. These objects create unpleasant experience, which is amplified to compel users to meditate on things that are being gradually forgotten. The unpleasant experience may cause users to sigh emotionally and physically. However, what does occupy a larger balance is how people re-dedicate themselves after the sigh. What I expect to see is people are thankful to the objects and discard their unpleasant experience to maintain it in daily life.
Secundo is a wall clock that only has a half clock surface with a very long second hand. We are losing our time, however, most of us don’t even think about it. Life is an hourglass but we don’t have the chance to flip over.
Secundo is a reminder of time passing. In reality, second hand is the only hand that has the strong presence that we are not able to ignore because of its movement and sometimes its sound. By amplifying the second hand to shorten the minute cycle from 60 seconds to 30 seconds to tell viewers that time is going faster and life is shorter.