Lena Herzog. Strandbeest. the Dream Machines of Theo Jansen

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About the Author

Lawrence Weschler
is an award-winning nonfiction author. For over 20 years, Weschler worked as a staff
writer at the New Yorker (1981-2002) exploring topics ranging from art and
culture to politics. His politically centered books include The Passion of Poland
(1984); A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers (1990);
and Calamities of Exile: Three Nonfiction Novellas
(1996). His "Passions and Wonders" series includes Seeing is Forgetting the
Name of the Thing One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin
David Hockney's Cameraworks (1984); Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder (1995);
A Wanderer in the Perfect City: Selected Passion Pieces (1998); Boggs:
A Comedy of Values
(1999); Robert Irwin: Getty Garden (2002); Vermeer
in Bosnia
(2004); Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences (2006);
and Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative (2011). His most recent works
include Wondercabinet: Lawrence Weschler's Fortnightly Compendium of the Miscellaneous
(2021); And How Are You, Dr. Sacks: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver
(2019); "A Conversation with Liza Lou" in the Liza Lou
Rizzoli Monograph (2011); True to Life: Twenty Five Years of Conversations
with David Hockney
(2009); Deborah Butterfield, a survey of the artist's
work at the LA Louver Gallery (2009); and Tara Donovan, the catalog for the
artist's exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2008). He is the
twice recipient of the George Polk Award (in 1988 for Cultural Reporting and in
1992 for Magazine Reporting); recipient of the 1998 Lannan Literary Award, and winner
of the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism.
Dutch visual artist Theo Jansen studied science at the University of Delft. He spent his early career painting, before deciding to strike out on a new course by making a real flying saucer which flew over Delft in 1980. Since then he has been working on the creation of the Strandbeest species. Jansen's work has been featured in several television programs, as well as in The New Yorker, New Scientist, and Wired.
Lena Herzog is a multi-disciplinary artist. She studied Philosophy and Linguistics (Philology), began working primarily in the field of photography and print making since 1997. Herzog is the author of six books of photography; her work has been widely published and reviewed by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review among many others. She is a regular contributing artist to Harper's Magazine. Her work has been collected and exhibited in major museums and institutions around the world. .