'Lua' 2021

Ross Eyre & Anna Thomas

Carrara marble, concrete & brass

Tracking the passage of the Moon in relation to the Earth in real-time, this mechanical timepiece moves in step to a larger, imperceptible rhythm. By articulating time over a grander scale, Lua gestures beyond its more familiar qualities: linear, punctual, finite.

10 editions


Kinetic light sculpture

A blend of sculpture and astronomical device, 'The long now' reimagines the pendulum clock as a modern, kinetic light.

Lunar phase

Every hour the lamp’s onboard computer awakes from sleep to determine the Moon’s position in relation to the Earth.

By adjusting the angle of the ‘shield’, a shadow is cast onto the marble disc corresponding to the current lunar phase.