This last September, La Machine hit the streets of Liverpool. Enlivening discussion, stimulating the creative juices of the public, and generally building community awareness of the arts, La Machine acted as a brilliant tool for the active imagination.

Picture of La Machine scaling a building

Picture of La Machine descending

Picture of La Machine workers

Picture of La Machine enjoying herself

Picture of La Machine taking a walk

Picture of La Machine preparing to leave

Extracted from the La Machine website.

    La Machine has come and gone…

    Thousands of delighted onlookers lined the streets of Liverpool, waiting to greet the fifty-foot high spider dubbed ‘La Princesse’ by her creators, French theatrical engineers La Machine. Vast in scale and spectacular in execution, this breathtaking new commission was undoubtedly a highlight of the City’s European Capital of Culture celebrations in September 2008.

    From the moment when astonished commuters discovered the giant arachnid clinging to a building next to the railway station, to the spectacular finale five days later, the creature stopped the city in its tracks and captured the hearts of Liverpudlians and visitors alike. Will she ever return?

La Macine comes from the creative brain of Artichoke Productions

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