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The Clockwork Book

Client: The Chelsea Physic Garden

OUR WORK IS ABOUT PLAY, OFTEN EXPLORING METHODS OF ALLOWING CREATIVITY IN PARTS OF THE CITY THAT ARE IGNORED.

Over the last few years, we have been playing with simple symbols that encourage interaction in direct and gentle ways. As such, the Clockwork Key needs no instructions – turn it, and see what happens…

With this installation, in the beautiful setting of the Chelsea Physic Garden, we saw an analogue between the complex magical DNA recipes that create all living things, and the humble mechanical systems that man has created.

This work builds on a permanent installation that we created for the Grizedale Forest sculpture trail, commissioned by the Forestry Commission.