Comtoise tachometer

Comtoise Tachometer is an artwork that questions ownership.

A French clockbuilder made the Comtoise in the 19th century, I redesigned or hacked it. My intervention changed the use of the device. The user can put a tachometer-card in the center of the mechanism. By turning the key of the clockwork and readjusting the pens and scratchers the machine will create a unique drawing each time.

The user can take out the card, sign and date it on the lines in the centre and take the selfmade peace of art home.

The work was shown at ThisArtFair 2016 at De Beurs van Berlage Amsterdam.