Small but mobile, Ordis is an opportunist, exploiting wind and human power alike to expand its territory.
Lacking the grandeur of other beests, it nonetheless quietly proliferates by virtue of its adaptability, often adopting other forms. The much larger Animaris Turgentia Vela, for example, is actually two Ordii joined together. A dwarf Ordis has been spotted living in propulsive symbiosis with a hamster.
Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen was organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Audemars Piguet provided generous support as the tour's National Sponsor. This exhibition was supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. ABC7 was the exhibition’s local media sponsor with additional support from SFGATE and the San Francisco Chronicle.