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USA: Giant wind-powered robots crawl along Crane Beach

United States, Ipswich
August 23, 2015 at 07:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Creature-like sculptures known as 'Strandbeests' crawled along Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts, Saturday, as part of a new exhibition by renowned Dutch artist Theo Jensen.

Hundreds of people flocked to the beach to see the sculptures, made from PVC piping, plastic bottles, zip ties, and duct tape, creep along the shore. Thensen has been developing the windpowered 'Standbeests', which translate from Dutch as 'beach beasts' for 25 years in his hometown The Hague.

Volunteers were on hand at the exhibit, steering the leggy beests, while explaining how the kinetic sculptures are constructed to move without he aid of batteries or solar power.

The sculptures will be exhibiting again on Friday at the Boston City Hall Plaza.

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Creature-like sculptures known as 'Strandbeests' crawled along Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts, Saturday, as part of a new exhibition by renowned Dutch artist Theo Jensen.

Hundreds of people flocked to the beach to see the sculptures, made from PVC piping, plastic bottles, zip ties, and duct tape, creep along the shore. Thensen has been developing the windpowered 'Standbeests', which translate from Dutch as 'beach beasts' for 25 years in his hometown The Hague.

Volunteers were on hand at the exhibit, steering the leggy beests, while explaining how the kinetic sculptures are constructed to move without he aid of batteries or solar power.

The sculptures will be exhibiting again on Friday at the Boston City Hall Plaza.

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