Timepieces is an installation of nine clocks that tell the exact time on the planets in our solar system, as well as Earth's Moon. Each clock reflects the varying length of solar days from planet to planet, from the shortest, on Jupiter (9 hours 56 minutes), to the longest on Mercury (4,223 hours).
To realise this work, Paterson collaborated with Professor Ian Robson, former Director of the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh, Alan Middleton of the British Horological Institute and Dr Steve Fossey, University of London Observatory, UCL. The clocks are regularly calibrated to maintain their accuracy.
Acquired with assistance from the National Fund for Acquisitions.