The robots of Electric Circus look truly lifelike and are moved by remote control: a technique borrowed from the film-industry known as "animatronics", now mostly replaced by computer-animation.
The use of animatronics in theatre and street performances is not done very often and produces fascinating interactions.

Beside this technique, Electric Circus has been experimenting with something new; replacing the remote control by intuitive programming. The wires of the puppet were previously replaced by the waves of radio control, now the puppets are completely free from the operator and move independently !
In fact they are only real robots now, capable to respond autonomously.

in further development..

Non Virtual Reality



Since we don't know if festivals and events can take place in a normal way the coming season, we're experimenting with a different form to show Headspace- items or related works.

From December 2020 till Februari 2021 we have had an installation running behind 3 big windows of a gallery in Amsterdam. The audience was able to trigger sensors outside to set parts of the installation inside in motion.

We’re inspired very much by this experiment, and like to develop this in a way that we can place it in other windows; for instance in shops-windows or restaurant windows in a shopping street or near a festival site.
We are considering making our own display cases to be able to place it freely on any square or field.
It’s in working progress, ideas & suggestions are welcome.

* little movie

Headspace

We're building and adding new automatons..

playing and experimenting

playing

This little drawing machine makes, at a snail's pace, patterns in the sand, endlessly.

The haunted chandelier

this chandelier seems to become alive. It starts spinning and the flames grow higher and higher. Which results in a hypnotising spectacle of flames in different shapes and colours.

Experiment

An experiment with hydrogen gas in a 40-meter-long sausage holly ... to test the propagation speed of the flame. Which turned out to be a dazzling 7000 km/hour.


moped experiment:

a super-efficient engine on lightweight bike; this vehicle should run for 500 km on 1 liter of petrol


The haunted chandelier:
a sculpture of moving fire


balancing with hydrogen


pancake machine:

a machine that bakes pancakes and spins them around. the machine doesn't really makes it more easy..more fun though!


water bearing


natural environment around the workplace

making of ...

Electric Circus is born on the former ADM, since 2019 continuing creating at the 'Domijn' in Weesp