They have been invited all over the world with their unusual mechanical creatures.
Electric Circus exhibits in the spacious steel workshop De IJzerstaven in Amsterdam.
Electric Circus transforms this workshop with lifelike animatronics, strange machines and experiments with illusionism.
The second weekend (11, 12, 13 March) you can also see ‘Headspace’, ‘an installation consisting of miniature performances, performed by robotised puppets and programmed machines’.
Headspace is a automated miniature theater for one spectator at the time, an installation with robotic actors and programmed mechanics.
The concept is to provide a quiet little space for the public. For two minutes the spectator puts on a new giant head, it slides gently over their old head and it shuts them off from the outside world. In dim light and silence a fully automatic spectacle takes place with live animatronics. There are no screens used nor any recorded sounds, all sounds are acoustic and generated at the very moment.
Headspace is a reaction on the extensive amount of screen-time in daily live and the artificial experiences taking place online and in social media. Inside headspace it is physically impossible to use a phone or a camera, the audience can look with their own eyes only.