You can read about Lao Jianhua's residency in his Blog:
Victoria & Albert Museum
Step 1: You Will Need...
- 14 map/push pins
- A piece of soft wood (eg. pine). It could be any size as long as it's about 3 cm deep
- Small, battery-powered, clock mechanism. You can get clock parts from craft stores, speciality
stores, 'Pound' stores, the internet, or you may want to recycle an old one, like we did for this
- 1 battery
- Drill or chisel and hammer to carve a hole in the wood
Step 2: Disassemble the Clock
Step 3: Draw a Square
Cut it to size using the saw.
Step 4: Find the Centre
Step 5: Draw an Outline
Draw around the mechanism to create an outline.
Step 6: Drill a Hole
(in this image, we haven't cut the square out of the bigger piece of wood [Step 3] yet!)
Step 7: Hollow Out a Space for Your Mechanism
Do not remove all the wood, but remove enough to house the clock mechanism so it sits flat within the carved area.
You should leave about 3 mm of wood. You can use the hole you made in Step 6 as a guide so you don't carve too much.
Step 8: Mark the Places for the Pins
Put it on top of the wood and mark the 12 points where the pins will go.
Step 9: Insert the Pins
Step 10: Insert the Mechanism
Insert the battery.
Step 11: Assemble the Hands
Make sure that they don't bend.
Place them pointing to the 12 o'clock pin (middle top).
Step 12: Use Two Pins to Create a Support
Alternatively, you could drill another hole and hang it on the wall.