A clock that revolves around the movement and repetition of time in an endless circle from which the linear movements project into the room and disappear into the endless space.
Twinkle is a clock that revolves around the movement and repetition of time in an endless circle from which the linear movements project into the room and disappear into the endless space. The work is a large wall-mounted clock where the time is marked by neon tubes. The centre features a hand-painted circular decoration with a functional pattern that indicates the hours and added hands that indicate minutes and seconds.
The neon tubes are bent by hand and placed on a background of laser-cut aluminium; the centrally placed decoration is hand-painted. In a comment on the piece, Astrid Krogh says, “It’s a comment on the green wave we are currently experiencing, where time is passing, but what are we doing in the meantime?”
Astrid Krogh took part in the exhibition “Tapeter” (Wallpapers) at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen in 2002, and most recently she was represented in the travelling exhibition “It’s a small world” at the Danish Design Centre in Copenhagen in 2009/2010. In 2006 she exhibited in the trade fair imm cologne as part of the exhibition ‘Ideal House’. In 2008 she received the Thorvald Bindesbøll Medal, and in 2006 the working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation.
Astrid Krogh works mainly with textile and light with an emphasis on patterns, ornamentation and textile craftsmanship. She finds inspiration in the cycles of life, both in nature and in the refreshing and surprising changes that life generally offers. Typically, Astrid Krogh works on a large scale that gives the patterns and the light a physical presence. She strives to challenge and apply new materials and technologies in her field – and her works usually contain an element of change/surprise.
Astrid Krogh, born 1968. Textile designer, graduated from The Danish Design School in 1998.