Artist Niklas Roy has rigged the elevator of the WRO Art Center in Wroclaw, Poland with a rope and pulley mechanism that connects the sliding doors on one floor to the call button the other floor. It keeps the elevator running perpetually in a loop between the two floors. Because art!
Oh, wow. What an asshole. While the scientific community has wet dreams of breaking the laws of the universe and creating a perpetual energy machine that will save the Earth forever from our impeding Apocalyptic end… Here he is with this Perpetual Time Wasting Machine, wasting 11.8 Kilojoules per cycle, perpetually. What’s most insulting is the primitive elements of this contraption — a 2.5 liter water bottle at the as a counterweight and the rest all wood and metal and smarts.
Just kidding. This is very amusing.
Tangentially, let’s get the academic art community together and figure out a fancy-sounding name for an art movement that would mean “IRL LULZ.”