The About Time Project presents
Rolling Ball Clock - Whangarei
The project is a unique Rolling Ball Clock measuring 6m x 4m x 2.5m high with a striking wave form roof. This special glass enclosed kinetic sculpture comprises 35 “bowling balls” running on stainless steel tracks. They perform various physical motions like banked corners, loop the loop, ride in elevators etc as well as telling the time via timing racks.
The purpose of the project will be to create a world unique kinetic sculpture which not only tells the time but also provides a major tourist attraction with educational and cultural values. The sculpture has the potential to provoke, galvanise and educate, is a unique cultural project anchored in the community, harnessing the raw medium of balance, equilibrium, movement, gears, wheels and chains.