Barbara Koenen -- Correct Time

Even a broken clock is right twice a day . . . 

The Correct Time, partial view 

When Gary Indiana told this joke at a gallery talk in the late 1980s, referring to President Reagan, I experienced a startling revelation --   If I gather one broken clock for every minute in 12 hours.... I'll have all the time in the world!

...And it will always be the correct time, somewhere. 

In 1989, I collected 720 broken clocks and watches, donated by people from around the world.  Clubs, travellers, school groups sent me cuckoo clocks, alarm clocks, wrist watches, even a clock made from popsicle sticks!  They were all installed at Gallery 2 of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with a list of all the donors.  Now, what am I going to do with all this free time?