The Maximilian Busser and Friends Mechanical Art Devices (MB&F M.A.D.) Gallery in Geneva presents the Time Machines collection created by Swiss artisan Florian Schlumpf. Schlumpf is an expert engineer with a deep passion for art and mechanical precision.
He uses his engineering and art expertise to explore his philosophy on a constant basis. “I was always fascinated by machines that generate a rhythm,” Schlumpf says. “A rhythm without time does not exist. A simple pendulum is such a machine: it fascinates by its movement, by its gentle sound. The slower the rhythm, the more soothing its impact is on our emotions.”
The curated collection comprises of three Time Machines. It celebrates the sensory pleasure of a conventional clock in a purely artistic manner. Every variation, from the TM2 and TM3 to the Wall Machine, has a skeletonised design that reveals the inner workings of the clock mechanism and brings to the fore the motion of each axle, gear, and spring in the spotlight.