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Theo Jansen

The Great Pretender


Thursday, November 6, 2008
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge

Since about 1990, Dutch artist Theo Jansen has been working hard on new forms of life. Plastic yellow conduit is used as the basic material of this new nature. He makes skeletons that are able to walk on the wind. Eventually he wants to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives.

Sponsored by the College of Engineering, Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, the School of Music, Theater, & Dance, and the Program in the Environment,

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