Strandbeest means ‘Beach Beasts’ in Dutch. Artist Theo Jansen has been occupied creating these new forms of ‘life’ since 1990. He constructs amazing kinetic sculptures/skeletons from plastic yellow tubes that appear to ‘walk’ on the wind. And they don’t use electricity!
The skeletons look like they are alive! They crawl, walk and basically mimic the movements of animals like a caterpillar or an elephant. The structures have parts that resemble to human muscles and nerves, which allow them to react and respond to surroundings.
If you happen to be in the Netherlands, Jansen’s next exhibition will be held at the Museum Prinsenhof Delft in November.