Sasa Clock- 12 Hrs Natural
Thorunn Arnadottir, 2011
Polished Stainless Steel, Beech Wood, Waxed Leather
Hub: 5″ Dia x 3″ D x 31.49″ L (Including 12 Hour necklace)
“Sasa”, in the African Kiswahili language, means “What is now”.
The Sasa Clock™, encourages us to relax and let time flow. It offers us organic time as opposed to atomic time.
The time is read from a necklace of wooden beads placed over a slowly turning carousel. As the carousel rotates, a bead slips down the cord every 5 minutes. The last bead to have dropped indicates the time.
The ceaseless march of time, measurable in endlessly smaller increments, is a western concept. In many parts of the world, time is not parsed into seconds or even minutes. In some places, people perceive time as speeding up when activities speed up and slowing down when its time to rest.
They control time rather than it controlling them.
The clock requires 3 “D” size alkaline batteries for operation. Batteries not included.
We also need to slow down and relax sometimes. Sometimes to roughly know the time is better than exactly knowing the time.
In fact, sometimes we need to completely liberate ourselves from the clock. In these cases, simply remove the beads from the carousel and wear them as a necklace.