Theo Jansen Strandbeelden Drawings

Theo Jansen Strandbeelden Drawings

We attended the opening (27-02-2016) at Heden in The Hague, of the Strandbeelden Drawings by Theo Jansen. Yes drawings! Many of them; the next step of the evolution of Theo Jansen’s inventions, made in plain pencil are on show. In the cellar of Heden you can visit the ‘fossils’ of passed away Strandbeesten.

Animaris Proboscis (Slurf), an actual invention, is situated in the middle of the gallery. Theo Jansen told us these animals are his life-work, he helps them with their evolution. Maybe they will be, one day, “finished” But that’s when Jansen won’t anymore alive he said. (Mr Jansen used much more eloquent words of course)

If you have never seen a Strandbeest in real life, or Jansen’s drawings for that matter, you should certainly visit the Heden Gallery in The Hague, it’s quite an experience stepping into his world!
(Februari 26 / April 9, 2016)

Pradasphere

Mr and Mrs J visited PRADASPHERE an exhibition on Prada at Harrods in London.
“Housed on the store’s Fourth Floor, the PRADASPHERE exhibition will trace the ever-widening ambitions of Italy’s most influential fashion house, and present a broad spectrum of historic collections, special projects, collaborations and experiments. The carefully curated selection of design ideas will be adjoined to the first PRADASPHERE Café. Helen David, Fashion Director at Harrods, comments: “We are delighted to work with Italy’s finest fashion house to bring the Prada universe to life.” PRADASPHERE at Harrods will be open throughout May. (via harrods.com)