Mecha-Spiders invade Yokohama!

Local population flees in terror!
Godzilla refuses to respond to calls for help.

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6 thoughts on “Mecha-Spiders invade Yokohama!”

  1. Are these the same french artists crew who made the giant walking doll as well?

    Their work with this spider looks familiar with the the giant doll. If so, maybe they will come to my country to show off their spider.

  2. Cbass wrote:
    Are these the same french artists crew who made the giant walking doll as well?

    The flaming baby robot artist is the creation of Kenji Yanobe who meant it to be“the ultimate child’s weapon, as it sings, dances, breathes fire, and follows only those orders given by children.”

    Obviously, the Mecha-Spider is the creation of evil aliens, who only claim to be from “France.”

    Read more in the 3Yen report: ‘Giant Torayan’ robot blows!robot_tora_fire

  3. Mechanical spiders help Japan port mark anniversary
    AFP: April 22, 2009 –AFP…Steered by humans perched high on their heads, the mechanical arachnids — brainchild of French performance art group La Machine — made their debut last weekend on the Yokohama waterfront, accompanied by piano music and clouds of steam blowing from their fanged mouths.
    Yokohama, south of Tokyo, invited La Machine to join celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the port's re-opening to the world in 1859.
    It helped end Japan's two centuries of self-imposed isolation and Yokohama has since become a major gateway to the world.
    La Machine's art director Francois Delaroziere said the spider image fits well with the history of the port.

    The spider is a representation of the foreigner. She arouses phobias,” he told AFP. “Our idea is to provoke emotions among the spectators: the spider is a repulsive animal, but it's also a creature that weaves ties.”more...

  4. Wow! Thankyou! I always wanted to write on my site somethinglike that mecha spider. Can I use part of your post in myblog too?

  5. Speaking of spiders…
    You don’t have to go to expensive private art college to be an artist. Just look at cobwebs. A spider made that out of its butt.

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