Tobias Hutzler - BALANCE
“Balance” is a short film by photographer/director Tobias Hutzler, inspired by Rigolo Swiss Nouveau Cirque artist Maedir Eugster. Produced by James Jolly of Prime Pictures.
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BIG RABBIT BY GELITIN
Rabbit (Artesina, Piemont, Italy. 2005), a gigantic pink cuddly toy made primarily of straw and wool, is the work of the artist group, Gelitin. It’s so big that one begins to get an idea of how small and insignificant a Liliputian must have felt next to Gulliver. According to the legend, dozens of grannies knitted one ton of wool into the rabbit’s skin, contributing to a work, which is to remain on site for 20 years-and left to rot.
Up Helly Aa: Scotland’s Fire Festival
Each year in Scotland, thousands of men bearing torches parade through the streets on the last Tuesday of January to mark the end of the Yule Season. Though only officially begun in 1881, the Up Helly Aa day fire festivals have their roots in ancient Anglo Saxon rites. Revelers pay homage to this history by dressing in full costume and electing a Jarl to head the festivities. The Jarl and his committee lead the torch-bearers through the town to a replica of a Viking longship, which they set ablaze with the torches. After the burning, townspeople retire to local public halls for a night of dancing and performances. The Wednesday after is taken as a day of recovery before “Hop Night” when the festivities continue until morning.