Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen
For seven years, photographer and artist Lena Herzog followed the evolution of a new kinetic species. Intricate as insects but with bursts of equine energy, the “Strandbeests,” or “beach creatures,” are the creation of Dutch artist Theo Jansen, who has been working for nearly two decades to generate these new life-forms that move, and even survive, on their own. This tribute showcases Jansen’s imaginative vision, a mesmerizing encounter with whole new ideas of existence.
Lena Herzog, Theo Jansen, Lawrence Weschler