“A self-styled god, Jansen is evolving an entirely new line of animals: immense multi-legged walking critters designed to roam the Dutch coastline, feeding on gusts of wind.” - Wired News
Imagine PVC skeletons the size of trucks ambling gracefully across a beach and you might just be able to imagine a Strandbeest. Having racked up more than 3.7 million views on his TED talk, Dutch artist Theo Jansen has enthralled people from all over the world with these life-like creations and will be bringing them to Southeast Asia for the first time.
Largely made of stiff plastic tubes, these Strandbeests are devoid of motors or technological aids and they "come to life" through the force of the wind. They have travelled across the globe to countries such as Japan, France, Taiwan, Australia and Spain as well as the Art Basel in Miami Beach. In 2010, they starred in a BMW commercial that was televised in South Africa, Germany and Spain and were also featured in an episode on BBC1 in 2014.
➵ 30-31 July: There will also be a demonstration at the A+SEAN Showcase.
➵ 29 July - 28 August: The Strandbeest exhibition will be at the Penang Science Cluster & Event Hall at Bangunan UAB. The walking demonstration at Bangunan UAB will be from 5-7 August (Friday-Sunday), 3-6PM.