NY0028 : Lookout: Workington town clock
taken 10 years ago, near to Workington, Cumbria, England
Lookout: Workington town clock
"Lookout is an interactive, mechanical clock designed by artist Andy Plant. The clock is situated on Ivison Lane, just off Pow Street, next to the NatWest bank. The clock’s minute hand has a camera at the end and rises into the air on the hour to give people a panoramic view of the town via viewing windows on the spherical body of the clock.
The design of the clock is based on a ‘camera obscura’ - a darkened enclosure in which images of outside objects are projected through a small aperture or lens onto a facing surface. The new space also includes specially-designed seating made by Alan Dawson Associates as well as the three-dimensional clock, a hollow steel sphere 4.57 metres tall.
Chimes have been composed by Matt Wand to play on the hour and on the half hour from the speakers built into the surrounding seating. The recordings use voices from interviews with local people set to music specially performed by Matt himself, Stainburn Steel Band and Dearham Brass Band." - quoted from this Link
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