The MB&F M.A.D. Gallery at the Dubai Mall is a captivating universe of kinetic art where one has the pleasure of discovering carefully-curated Horological Machines and Mechanical Art Devices from around the world.
The gallery’s latest treasure is ‘Time Machine 3′ (TM3), an installation of impressive rhythm and kinetic art, designed and developed by Florian Schlumpf, an expert engineer with a passion for art and mechanical precision. The TM3 collection consists of three compositions, and each exposes the inner workings of the clock mechanism and places the motion of each gear, spring, and axle in the spotlight.
The TM3 runs for eight days driven by double spiral springs and axles supported by ball bearings with non-contact seals to reduce friction. This piece also incorporates patent-pending anchor arms built with spring-loaded technology providing smooth, almost silent operation requiring minimal energy. The TM3 weighs only 10 kg. The “Kaspar” model is 1.3 meters tall, and the “Johann” is 1.8 meters. It can also be mounted on a wall or be displayed as a standing art piece.