众所周知,100年来,Selfridges利用“奇迹屋”(当然绝不仅于此)不断给人们制造惊喜,它们曾邀请众多的艺术家,甚至是科学家在此创作。假如你最近有机会到此购物,甚至是路过,千万不要错过。Kyle Bean的创作理念基于能量守恒定律——“能量既不会凭空产生,也不会凭空消失,它只能从一种形式转化为其他形式,或者从一个物体转移到另一个物体,在转化或转移的过程中,能量的总量不变。”Kyle Bean用艺术的方式,完美的阐述了这样的一个枯燥无味的物理定律。该橱窗展示将一直持续到今年的9月1日,而Bean也会和他的团队在这个“奇迹屋”中做现场表演,表演内容正如最后三张图所示——将无数零件组装成一辆完整的摩托车。

Currently showing in the windows at Selfridges in London is a set of sculptures by Kyle Bean, based on the scientific law of conservation of energy. For a department store known for selling the newest in fashion, design and gadgets, Selfridges‘ latest window display is something of a surprise. Suspended from giant weighing scales in the ‘Wonder room’ is a dismantled Honda Fireblade motorcycle, complete with dangling wires. Bean has drawn on the scientific theory – which states that ‘matter cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed’ – to create five works for Selfridges. Each consists of a set of giant hanging scales on which two items are placed. One is an object in its original form, the other a transformed version of it. The scales then prove that the objects are still of equal weight, and thus still essentially the same.