Knikkebeen [Crooked Leg]

Pan am foto 1096

Panamarenko

1994

Object, 170 x 100 x 210 mm.
Materials: aluminium, leather,motor

Collection: Collection Mulier Mulier Gallery, Knokke.

'I've indeed sat upon it, there are even photos to prove it, but really take a promenade... I don't think I'd dare... ' - Panamarenko

Panamarenko designed this insect-like machine on high aluminium legs, to enable him to walk around the Swiss mountains more easily. Crooked Leg is powered by a boat engine and is operated using two vertical levers on either side of the device. Panamarenko tested it out in December 1994 in a Flemish meadow.
 

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