Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine by Niklas Roy

The “Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine” is a mechanical device that automatically cycles an elevator between the first and second floor of a building in an infinite loop (video). The device connects the elevator door on the first floor with the call button on the second floor via a system of pulleys. Inside the elevator, a printing calculator tabulates the energy used by each cycle. The results go directly into a trash can below the calculator. The installation was created by Berlin-based artist Niklas Roy during an art residency this fall at the WRO Art Center in Warsaw.

Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine by Niklas Roy

Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine by Niklas Roy

Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine by Niklas Roy

via The Creators Project

photos & video via Niklas Roy

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