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..:

Café the Glowing Pickle

Electric Circus is continuing building electromechanical figures and automatic miniature performances. The show 'Café the Glowing Pickle' is a result of this!

The sound of a squeaking door was the inspiration for this smal automatic show. An extensive investigation has been carried out (and still going) to the acoustic and mechanical generation of all kinds of sounds. During this performance these will form a composition. In the end it is a piece of music without speakers, in a cartoon without a film!

Non Virtual Reality

In the winter of 2021 (Corcona) we were forced to place an installation behind windows, this was at the Dokhuis gallery in Amsterdam. The public could activate sensors outside to set parts of the installation in motion... it ran day and night!

This form 'an exhibition in motion' became a new way to present our sculptures and mechanical puppets and gives the opportunity to show them in a greater variety of places. We have been using this form since in the IJzerstafen (Amsterdam) at the Circus Bende festival and currently in the Metroscope windows in the Tolhuis.

* movie NVR 2021
* movie NVR 2023
* article Parool

playing and experimenting


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.


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