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Strandbeests move with an animal stride that belies their mechanical nature. And yet it’s their linkages that fascinate, lifting and extending each leg with a mesmerizing grace. Explore the poetry of mechanical motion with a series of cinematic portraits capturing the inner workings of various automated machines, from industrial glass bottle-makers to whimsical kinetic sculptures.
Machine With Wishbone (2008, 7 min.) by Randall Okita
Lightplay: Black/White/Gray (1930, 6 min.) by László Moholy-Nagy
Glas (1958, 10 min.) by Bert Haanstra
This program is presented in conjunction with Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen, a temporary exhibition running Friday, May 27 through Monday, September 5, 2016.
Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Audemars Piguet provided generous support as the tour's National Sponsor. This exhibition is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. ABC7 is the local media sponsor with additional support from SFGATE and the San Francisco Chronicle.