Saturday, November 08, 2008

In the wind

Ignore the fact that this is an advert: there is something beautiful and comical here. In the film Silent Running (1972), robots tend the world's last plants in greenhouse spaceships for eternity; I imagine Theo Jansen's creations still pacing the beaches when everything and everyone else is dust.

3 comments:

Claire said...

The man's a genius. I love those sculptures. Yes, it is a pity to find out about him from an ad though!

Anon Y Mouse said...

That is such a sad film.
When he runs over one of the robots because he is driving the buggy to fast......

LottieP said...

Indeed. I saw Silent Running when I was about 7 and have remembered it ever since.

Two of them appear to be carrying passengers, which somewhat sullies them I feel...