REAL TIME
Launched: 2009, Milan, Italy

The Real Time series are 12-hour films of performances indicating the time. With Real Time, Baas combines theatre, art, film and design in a series of new clock designs.

Real Time was launched in April 2009 at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan, Italy with with the Sweepers, Analog Digital and Grandfather clocks. Since then, Real Time has expanded from films and standing grandfather, to an iphone app and special commissions, such as the Schiphol clock, launched in July 2016.

The Sweepers clock features two handymen sweeping trash for 12 hours, indicating the time as they go.

The Analog Clock, launched as a film in 2009, depicts a standard digital clock in which a man manually indicates the time by painting and revealing the digits. After clocks were purchased by museums and private collectors, Baas returned to Milan the following year in 2010 with the film reformatted as an iphone app- his work available for only 99 cents.