The most complicated way you can think of to water a plant – Joseph Herscher’s La Macchina Botanica

La Macchina Botanica, a Rube Goldberg machine, made at the Venice Biennale, 2011.

Constructed in 5 days with the help of 40 local kids, at the Greenhouse of the Venice Giardini.

Designed by Joseph Herscher, with construction assistance from Mauro Delley, Michaela Intra and Elisa Paulin.

See his previous machine – the most complicated newspaper page turner.