One of the most touching alive art works ever! Video about the evolution of Theo Jansen‘s wind-powered living sculpture Strandbeest.
Numerous specimen of the Strandbeest evolution on music of Khachaturian’s Spartacus. It open the archives of fossils. Theo Jansen’s work since 1990. He tries to make new forms of live on beaches. His animals get their energy from the wind so they don’t have to eat. In the future he wants to put out in herds.
Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist. In 1990, he began building large mechanisms out of PVC that are able to move on their own and, collectively, are entitled, Strandbeest. The kinetic sculptures appear to walk. His animated works are intended to be a fusion of art and engineering. He has said that “The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.” He strives to equip his creations with their own artificial intelligence so they may avoid obstacles such as the sea, by changing course when detected.
More of his beasts: http://www.strandbeest.com