Created by Niklas Roy, “Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine” is a rope and pulley mechanism, installed in the staircase of the WRO Art Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The mechanism connects the sliding doors of the elevator in one floor with the elevator call button on another floor. Operating in two directions on the first and on the second floor, the contraption automatically moves the elevator cabin in an infinite loop between those two levels.
Inspired by CERN’s “Large Hadron Collider”, Niklas Roy creates an installation at the Tschumi Pavilion in Groningen in the Netherlands that contains 1000 black sponge balls, which are sucked through 150m of transparent pneumatic tubes at high speed.
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