Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist who builds big walking kinetic sculptures he calls “Strandbeests” that roam the coastline of Holland feeding on wind and fleeing from water. You may have seen his work in this BMW commercial:
If you enjoy TED Talks, make sure you watch this one Jansen delivered in February 2007.
Alexander Schlichter is producing a documentary on Jansen’s Strandbeests and here’s the trailer and some other interesting footage.
Make sure you visit Jansen’s website, there’s lots of interesting stuff there.
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