Wind Walkers: Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore
Sat Jun 23 @ 10:30 am - Sun Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm
ArtScience Museum will be unveiling the first Southeast Asian exhibition of Theo Jansen’s world-famous moving sculptures, Strandbeests, on 23 June.
The sculptor from the Netherlands has spent the last 28 years developing a series of wind-powered machines called Strandbeests, which he describes as “a new species on Earth”. The Strandbeests (‘beach animals’ in Dutch) blur the lines between art, science, engineering and performance.
How many: 13 large-scale Strandbeests, from the most recent Strandbeests to ‘fossils’ of past beests.
What are they made of?: Made from everyday materials, Jansen’s beests utilise wind power to walk in a startlingly lifelike fashion. Wind Walkers celebrates the thrill of the Strandbeests’ unique locomotion, the processes and stories that have driven their evolution.
What can we do with them?: Get up close and personal with these larger-than-life creatures. Walk with them in the galleries. Experience their naturalistic movement.
One to look out for: Animaris Siamesis, the largest Strandbeest in the exhibition, which measures 10 metres in body length and weighs over 240kg!
Images: Media Force