Is six afraid of seven*
*Is six afraid of seven
'cause seven, eight, nine
I'm about to lose the pieces I find
4000 digital watches, sound
Is six afraid of seven/ 'cause seven, eight, nine/ I'm about to lose the pieces I find
is an elaborate carpet woven together from over four thousand, multicolored watches all set to the exact time. (...) at intervals throughout the day, the watch alarms simultaneously ring in a symphony of digital chimes. Over the course of the exhibition, the watches will inevitably malfunction, losing their synchronicity and eventually sounding like an out of rhythm and out of tune orchestra. Thus, as the title of the work implies, the march of time is subtle yet unceasing and its cumulative effect results ultimately in dissolution and increased chaos.
(excerpt from the text ‘Beautiful because it is brief’ by Maya Kramer)