The remarkable evolution of Theo Jansen’s magnificent wind-powered Stranbeest walking machines

Dutch artist Theo Jansen has put together a wonderful compilation documenting the evolution of the Strandbeest, his wind walking machines. Over the years, this visionary kinetic sculpture has undergone many changes over the years. Jansen is proud of this fact as it helps him learn more about his own work over the years.

Strandbeest Evolution 2021 provides evolutionary development update. Every spring, I go to the beach with a new animal. During the summer, I do all kinds of experiments with wind, sand and water. In the fall, I got a little wiser about how these beasts can survive the circumstances on the beach. At that point, I declare them extinct and they go to the Bone Yard.

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