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Come Walk with the Beests in Singapore
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, April 30, 2018 @ 07:00 AM (EST)


When in Amsterdam… if you’re going for a stroll on the beach and one of these wanders by, it could be one of two things: Either you got a little too excited about the space cakes from your local coffee shop, or artist Theo Jansen is testing out his latest creation. If you didn’t know, the Dutch sculptor has spent the last 28 years developing a series of wind-powered machines called Strandbeests—“beach animals” in Dutch—which he describes as “a new species on Earth.” (Perhaps you’re not the only one partaking a little overzealously.)

If you fancy seeing how the Strandbeests “blur the lines between art, science, engineering and performance,” you don’t have to go to Holland: You can just pop over to Singapore’s ArtScience Museum, from June 23 to September 30, to check out the first Southeast Asian exhibition of Jansen’s moving sculptures. Amongst the highlights is Animaris Siamesis (pictured above), the largest Strandbeest in the collection, which measures 30 feet in length and weighs over 500 pounds.

For more information on the Wind Walkers” exhibition, visit the Marina Bay Sands website.

 

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