BCH@TheBank: Strandbeest Videos

In collaboration with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, BCH@theBank will be screening videos featured in the exhibition Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen. In the first major American exhibition tour, Theo Jansen’s wholly distinctive kinetic creations blur the lines of art, engineering, science and performance. The exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center celebrates the thrill of the Strandbeests’ locomotion and shows the processes that have driven their evolutionary development. For more information on the exhibition please visit http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/strandbeest.html


BCH@theBank ranges from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood. The Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.