Close Encounters Of The Third Kind



The Cocotaxi, made in 2003, is a mechanical chicken fashioned together with wire.  The title is a twist on the name Cotopaxi, a ship in the 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

'At a certain moment you see the image of a giant freighter stranded in the Gobi desert.  And that ship was called the Cotopaxi, written large on the hull.  I thought that was an intriguing name, and I turned it to Cocotaxi.  That's a pleasing name for a chicken, no...?!' - Panamarenko

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