Each month, we show you a short film that’s moved us beyond the day – meaningful stories that inspire us to pause, think and feel.
Theo Jansen is building new forms of life. Skeleton sculptures made from flexible plastic tubes which he calls ‘strandbeests’, they are propelled entirely by the wind; no engines or sensors in sight.
The kinetic structures have an innate organicism – to the point where Jansen calls them ‘artificial life’. Salazar Film documents Jansen’s craft, his days and his philosophy. To learn more about Theo and his beasts visit strandbeest.com.
“Evolution is a miracle. It makes me…want to make a miracle myself.”
Directed and Produced by Salazar for Red Bull Media House.
Music: Edo Van Breemen
Editor: Jason Myers