This campaign is to go towards building a giant moving novelty clock as a work of art for display at PUWABA - the wild and experimental art and music party in South London - as well as for taking to several festivals and events throughout 2017 & 2018, whilst also making it available for hire for YOUR private parties as a centrepiece that is sure to provoke much fun.
The clock is a giant replica of a novelty clock around which numerous works of art have already been based, from music to films to performance art pieces to pop videos and record sleeves. It is also being made available as a tee shirt design and a 23 inch square collage piece in brightly coloured foam as part of this campaign.
The holy trinity of characters in the clock were christened the Gay Masters after the clock mechanism stopped working one afternoon but the figures kept on raising toast after toast after toast! They are a childish, foolish, and humour filled expression of the cosmic joke at the heart of creation. And the clock only tells the right time twice a day, but that's twice a day more often than most politicians, right?
The original clock is now in a state of disrepair so the new, giant version is being built in order to spread it's unique message of joy, and is part of an art / magic project started by artist Daisy Campbell - The Book Of Horkos.
The Book Of Horkos is an ominous leather bound volume dedicated to the Greek god of broken promises, and every 6 months a group of random artists sign a solemn pledge to the god, and to the book, and to the other 22 signatories to complete a specific work of art in time for the next meeting of the book. When the group next meets the pledges are checked off one by one, and if anyone hasn't completed their pledge - the book is burned, the game is over, and woe betide anyone that has broken their oath!
The next meeting of the book was on January 23rd so the first part of the project - "to make The Gay Masters go all big" was completed by then. The technical plans for the rest of the piece have been completed by our chaps in the labcoats at BEEP studio, so all we need now is some wood, decking, scaffold poles, some top noth metalwork to hold it all together, a motor, and giant elastic bands for arms :)
To get you in the mood I'm also curating a youtube channel where you can see the clock in action dancing to all kinds of music from free jazz to techno, classical music to trashy pop, even total silence. They LOVE to dance, and i'm sure in their company you will too!
We'll be having a big party to unveil the clock once it is finished and everyone who gets involved in the campaign will receive a V.I.P. invite to come and dance with them. Come on in and dance with us.