PARCO Co., Ltd. / Watch Series

— Katsuhiko Hibino

TDC Members Division : Bronze Prize


PARCO Co., Ltd. / Watch Series

A work is completed after a certain period of time elapses. Time passes even when one is making a tool for recording time. One writs in the numerals on the face while wondering what time it is. Time is written along the curved edge; 3, 4, 5 while one mutters “three forty-five.” When I was in the fifth grade, I passionately coveted a stopwatch. On December 24, 1969, that dream dame true. A stopwatch from Tokyo Tokei, NO. 1011, price \4500, measurement; 1/10 sec., only cycle; 30 sec., unit of measurement; 0.1 sec., continuous time-keeping; 4 hours, jewels; 4, with a 15-minute clock for use in sports, experiments research, movies and broadcasting. That stopwatch is sitting on my work desk to this very day.

Katsuhiko Hibino

Born in Gifu-city in 1958. Graduated from the Design division of the Fine Arts Department of Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music in 1982. Completed the Master’s Course of Design in the Fine Arts Research Department of the Graduate School of Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music in 1984. In 1993, an extraordinary publication; “A Collection of Katsuhiko Hibino’s Arts work / Shogakukan” was published, which presents all his creative endeavors over 10 years and which also places and evaluates his artistic career in the broader scope of art history. At the same time, he held a much-talked-about index-system exhibition, which assembled and displayed his past achievements.