Thursday, June 25, 2009

Kinetic Evolution

Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist who builds walking kinetic sculptures that he calls a new form of life, as featured in a BMW television commercial. His "Strandbeests" walk the coastline of Holland, feeding on wind and fleeing from water. Here the artist demonstrates the amazingly lifelike kinetic sculptures he builds from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. His creatures are designed to move - and even survive - on their own.