TIDE & TIME, LIGHTHOUSE, POOLE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Tide and time is a speaking, nautical clock.The etched zinc clock face is the admiralty chart of Poole harbour.
The second hand, a neon light sweeps over the face like a radar. The hour hand shows the actual hight of the tide, receiving a transmitted signal from the coast.
The clock selects stories on the hour and half hour by a combination of the hight of the tide and the position of the hour hand. The stories are placed around the chart like buried treasure.
Commisioned by Poole center for the arts in 2003