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pop up furniture

Artist Liddy Scheffknecht uses furniture as the basis for her work. Her last piece of work has caught our attention. Making use of the pop-up idea, which is so fashionable at the moment, she has created not just furniture but also a complete area made of space and furniture.

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painted seas

New Zealand artist Zaria Forman paints the sea. The murky Indian Ocean or the Dead Sea, it makes no difference. Zaria Forman fixes the sea – that space of endless movement. The pictures of the Antarctic Ocean will astonish you as it did us.

zariaforman.com

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13. human rights cinema festival

This year’s Donostia Human Rights Film Festival will be held from April 17th to 24th. The posters for it refer to history and memory. The image gives a double message. Sometimes we see history and memory emerging from under the earth; other times, huge efforts are made to bury them there.

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from the microscope to embroidery

Alicia Watkins does special embroidery. Instead of embroidering usual flowers, scenery and pictures, she embroiders the viruses, microbes and illnesses she sees through a microscope. And we love the idea. We want to give you a lot of illnesses next Christmas; but don’t worry, they’ll all be embroidery.

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incense points

Using insense sticks and making holes in rice paper one by one, Korean artist Jihyun Park creates evocative scenery. The light and shadow plays created in the work are beautiful. Whenever you burn something with a cigarette, you’ll have the chance to talk about Jihyun Park’s work. Don’t mention it.

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bees’ wax maps

This isn’t the first time we’ve shown bees’ art in thebalde. But it is the first time we’ve shown it on maps. Chinese artist Ren Ri has spent a decade keeping bees. To do so, he puts the queen in a particular place and encourages the worker bees to work around her. Time and again. Economic power does the same thing to us, to humans…

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walking around in the air

The Polish Zalewski architecture group, based in Gliwice, have constructed this special walk to walk around the building their office is in. Go straight out to the balcony from the office and, if you want to go for a walk, they’ve come up with this idea to make it come true. They’ve made this wonderful path –something like the road to Oz– where there was nothing before.

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pabellon 6

Bilbao’s Pabellon 6 artistic group, working away like ants, has offered many interesting events over recent years. The latest one, for our delectation, was the short theatre event. To find out about Pabellon 6’s philosophic space, projects and programmes, visit this website.

Pabellon6.org

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the murmur of scenery

Various artists, using different artistic disciplines, show us their views of scenery at Koldo Mitxelena arts centre. Locus amoenus offers us ideas in which there is idyllic nature and paradise; but Locus horrendus also show us nature’s darkness and mysteries.

http://kmk.gipuzkoakultura.eus

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usopop 6

This year’s Usopop Festival will be held at Sara-Lizarrieta on May 30th. This year it has another great programme. King Creosote, Wall of Death, Belako, H-Burns, Petti and DJ sets. People who go there will also be able to enjoy the Etorkizuna project members’ “Leihotik” choreography. The chance to have a great day out!

usopop.com

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le cinema inventé

There’s an exhibition about the Brothers Lumière, who invented cinema 120 years ago, at the Grand Palais in Paris. The exhibition shows more than just objects and films. The Lumière brothers made more than 1,500 short films (most of which have been lost for ever) and developed cinema devices and techniques. Their influence is s till felt to day. Which can be seen in many contemporary films.

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rainworks

Strange graffiti started showing up on the pavements and roads of Seattle some months ago. In a city where it rains so much, the founder to the Rainworks project and two friends must have thought a sense of humour was necessary. And so they painted using a biodegradable, non-toxic material which can only be seen when it is wet.