How does the Sundial Table work?
The top gnomon is adjustable depending on your latitude, and then the table has a whole series of markings which relate to different parts of the world. It’s one design to work in multiple places.
On the table itself the markings allow you to mark your own notion of time. Using these series of pins the user can customize their table to mark specific moments that they feel are important or relevant to them, their life or their schedule. It is not about time in the sense of timekeeping, because we all have watches or phones for that. It’s more about time in the sense of connection to the outside and moments that are important or meaningful to you.
How can people experience the relevancy of the table without sun?
In Western-Europe, most of the time it is not sunny, but occasionally you do have sunny days. In a way the lack of sun gives the Sundial Table a dormant life. A dormant life which can explode or come alive at any moment, depending on what’s happening with the weather.
This is the same concern with a regular sundial, isn’t it? Every sundial is dormant most of the time, but still connected to its environment, waiting to be activated. Just like the Sundial Table, a sundial is ready to come alive at any moment.