Ghost clocks


Ghost Clock by Yee Ling Wan (2005).

We’ve had skeleton clocks and mystery clocks this week, ghost clocks would seem the next logical step. There don’t seem to be many devices which fit the label unfortunately but this pair are interesting enough. Yee Ling Wan’s clock is relatively cheap (around £70) compared to yesterday’s antiques and can be purchased from a number of online outlets.


Ghost Clock by Wendell Castle (1985).

Wendell Castle’s Ghost Clock isn’t a timepiece at all but is a solid block of mahogany carved and laminated to give a trompe l’oeil impression of a sheeted grandfather clock. The wrapped object and the confounding of expectations reminds me of Magritte who may have been an inspiration. Ce n’est pas une horloge, perhaps.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Mystery clocks
Skeleton clocks
The Midsummer Chronophage
The Corpus Clock