Two identical battery-operated clocks are placed in the gallery, side
by side and initially set to the same time. With time, though, they
inevitably fall out of sync: batteries running out and the ever-present
drive towards entropy of things.
Gonzalez-Torres made this piece shortly after the death of his partner, Ross
Laycock, was diagnosed with AIDS.
Today is Valentine's day, so I
kept thinking about this particular artwork
ys so many things and achieves so much with so little.