Theo Jansen’s New Strandbeest Roams The Beach Like An Undulating Caterpillar

Theo Jansen’s New Strandbeest Roams The Beach Like An Undulating Caterpillar –

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier this summer artist Theo Jansen revealed UMINAMI, a new addition to his series of wind-powered strandbeests. The kinetic sculpture is much thinner than previous iterations, and is made without hinging joints so it does not need to be lubricated when roving along the sandy shore. The fabricated creature seems to imitate the motion of a crawling caterpillar, producing an undulating movement as it sweeps across the beach. You can watch other strandbeests in motion on Youtube.

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