3D Kinetic Art Which Gives Time

A video titled Baselworld Watch Fair 2013 is probably nothing to write home about. And though it’s impeccably produced a report on a watch fair is exactly how you imagine it will be. However, Maximilian Büsser steals the show at 4:49 when he makes you think twice about your faithful timepiece.

Since 1970 and the invention of the quartz there is no more practical reason to have a mechanical movement. So what we do is mechanical art because we believe that the only reason there is a mechanical movement in a watch today is because it’s artistic. We deconstruct traditional watchmaking and reconstruct it into 3D kinetic art which gives time.

And all this time I could’ve been wearing something more interesting. My mind is swimming in the kinetic art-watch possibilities, not to mention the 4th dimension implications: if my kinetic watch is sitting pretty in three dimensions on my wrist what’s stopping it from transporting me into further dimensions?

Por este Amor al Arte

In addition to relishing the scenery, weather, and overall cool vibe of South Florida I had a great time acting as tour guide at Art Basel earlier this month. Continue reading