Issue 03 of our print magazine is available to buy now

Issue 03 is available to buy now

Theo Jansen
Film Club

Theo Jansen

Salazar Film documents how Dutch artist Theo Jansen brings his Strandbeests to life on the beaches of Den Haag.
21st Sep 2023

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

“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