kristoffer myskja: smoking machine
kristoffer myskja: smoking machine kristoffer myskja: smoking machine
aug 12, 2010

kristoffer myskja: smoking machine

‘smoking machine’ by kristoffer myskja, 2007the mechanical sculptures of norweigan artist kristoffer myskja are all somewhat strange, but the strangest of all is the ‘smoking machine’, which literally smokes cigarettes. the artwork features a small device made from brass that most prominently features a ramp of cigarettes. each cigarette is gravity fed onto a holder, where it is lit and slowly smoked by an air valve that is electrically driven. as the gears turn, the cigarette slowly disappears until only the filter is left. the machine then ejects the cigarette and ashes onto the floor below, loading the next one into the holder.

‘smoking machine’ by kristoffer myskja, 2007

‘smoking machine’ by kristoffer myskja, 2007

‘smoking machine’ by kristoffer myskja, 2007

‘smoking machine’ by kristoffer myskja, 2007

‘smoking machine’ by kristoffer myskja, 2007

  • purpose?

    R says:
  • I quit.

    Lerna says:
  • Amazing! 😀

    t says:
  • sweet! from my view the purpose of the machine is to smoke cigarettes 😉

    mette says:
  • totally agree

    L says:
  • Funny !!

    Bull says:
  • This is boss

    stndvn says:
  • I believe that is a great point of view, i mean if if you are a smoker then you are not better than that machine.

    A.Marzouk says:
  • R you are the most stupid, the one that says i could do it as well in front of art. then go looser and do something

    M says:
  • fortunatly, i already almost quit smoking… 😛

    valk says:
  • would be really nice to see this machine in action… either live or a video
    unfortunately mr. myskjas homepage exceeded its maximum bandwith. didnt find anything on youtube either.

    video, please says:
  • its art not design. it doesn’t need a purpose it can just be cool, novel, funny it don’t matter.

    jamie says:
  • I think the pile of butts and ashes on the base is very instructive.

    janjamm says:
  • WANT video!!

    asavar says:
  • could connect it to bottle of water and roll smoke inside, and show water after few pack. id would be cool advertisment for non smokers. 😉

    youALLknowME! says:
  • Also, as a closing comment to all the 360 and PS3 fans who are complaining about this 10/10 score, u mad. (im not saying all of you, just those guys who find it incomprehensible that a system like the Wii could hold such an awesome game).

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