Humans since 1982
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Humans since 1982

Stockholm, Sweden

Humans since 1982 is made up of Bastian Bischoff (b. 1982, Germany) and Per Emanuelsson (b. 1982, Sweden). Since meeting as postgraduate students at HDK Göteborg in 2008, the duo has produced works that defy easy categorization, situated between visual art and product design. Constructing objects and experiential installations, the pair creates work that manages to be analytical with a healthy dose of escapism. Humans since 1982’s most well-known work to date, A million Times (2013-ongoing), is both a kinetic sculpture and a functioning clock. Developed from The Clock Clock, its hands veer from unpredictable, mechanical spinning, to perfect, synchronized alignment; visually representing the abstract concept of time, and reporting real time. Limited editions of A million Times have been constructed with artisans from various countries, using high-grade materials, including electro-formed copper, aluminum and marble.

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