Not your typical wall clock reference points.
Auschwitz is written in Polish.
Hiroshima in Japanese.
Tiananmen Square in Mandarin.
Non-Sioux speakers will wonder where the clock labeled Cankpe O (Wounded Knee) refers to -- which is just the point.
Some references should be obvious enough (Chernobyl).
Others, like San Francisco (Summer of Love?) or Ahmedhabad (hint: Gandhi) or Injinoo may require personal interpretation or the services of Google.
Which is also the point.
"The inspiration for independent research is an important part of this mission," notes Croft. "The viewer's participation is critical."
A world without leap year
In a world as troubled and triumphant as this one, sliced into manufactured time zones that accentuate distance over connection, the presence of 24 perfectly synchronized world clocks beating as one in a small South Pacific airport might, at the very least, give travelers a moment's pause.
And beyond that?
Are there fans of Croft's suggestion to just stop time for three hours in the spring and fall?
"I don't think anyone takes it that seriously as a proposal," says Croft with a laugh. "But there are certainly fans of the art installation who take the notion of stopping to celebrate humanity quite seriously.
"Personally," he adds, "I think it would be a big improvement over New Year's Eve."