The 2015 Temporary Contemporary art project “Museum of Broken Watches” installation at Sheridan
The glass-fronted case that is part of this year’s Temporary Contemporary art project was installed today at Sheridan College. Titled “Museum of Broken Watches,” the art installation by artists Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky will feature a unique public clock containing 720 donated analog watches each stopped at a different time with all possible hour and minute combinations shown. The watches are currently being collected from the Sheridan community and will eventually be displayed in individually-lit compartments. The lights will be controlled to highlight only the watch showing the current time.
We are asking for the community’s help in donating broken or unwanted analog watches with intact hour and minute hands. They can be automatic, wind-up, quartz or battery powered. Digital (LCD/LED) watches cannot be used. You can drop off and donate the unwanted watch in the Animation, Arts and Design office (A100) during office hours (Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) and at the E-Gallery in the CCT Building at the University of Mississauga campus during gallery hours. A clock application will keep track of each watch donation; donors will receive the app for free.
Those who choose to donate their watches should expect them to be kept as part of the installation and will not be returned.
Finally, the public is invited to a free pizza lunch at 12 noon followed by a public lecture on September 15th 2015 at Sheridan College at the MacDonald Heaslip theatre.