Dutch artist Theo Jansen first started creating his signature “Strandbeest” (“Beach Animal”) works in 1990. These huge objects, a combination of art and science, are made mostly out of plastic tubes and can walk by themselves using the power of the wind.
Fifteen of Jansen’s beasts, such as “Animaris Percipiere Rectus” and “Animaris Currens Ventosa,” are being brought to the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum for this exhibition, which includes the world premiere of his new “Animaris Plaudents Vela II / Cerebrum Period”; Oct. 9-Dec. 7.
Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum; 2-1 Dejima-machi, Nagasaki. Nagasaki Stn. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. ¥1,200. Closed 2nd., 4th Mon. 095-833-2110; www.nagasaki-museum.jp/english