Japan’s Spectacular Tunnels of Light.
If you happen to be in Japan from now until March 31st, 2013, be sure to check out one of Japan’s most stunning displays of light called Winter Illuminations at Nabana no Sato, a botanical garden turned light theme park on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana. Opened just yesterday, it’s already been called one of the best winter light shows in all of Japan. The park really outdoes itself by using millions of sparkling LED’s all over the vast grounds including on the water and in the gardens. This years theme is ‘nature’ and it promises gorgeous scenes including a beautiful sunrise inspired by Mt. Fuji at dawn, a rainbow across the sky, and even an aurora. The stars of the show are the famous walk-through tunnels of light that completely envelop the viewer, making it seem as if they’re walking through bright, magical portals.
Via My Modern Met.
This is sheer wonder encapsulated.
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Astrid Stavro // Mercè Rodoreda, Mirror of Languages
“The catalogue for an exhibition based on the translation of Rodoreda’s The Time of Doves into different languages has been designed in a format that conjures up the well-travelled nature of Rodoreda’s words. Eschewing the stay-at-home traditional book format, the catalogue is designed as a packet of eleven postcards, each featuring a different language translation of the opening paragraph of The Time of Doves. Each card is colour-coded to differentiate the languages and relate to a chart breaking down the distribution of translations of Rodoreda’s work around the world. Each postcard is set in a font that reﬂects a country’s language, for example Didot for France and Baskerville for the UK. There is also an A2 fold-out poster featuring covers of forty-eight editions of Rodoreda novels in different languages form the 1960s until now. Everything is housed together in a neat pocket-sized case, completing this catalogue as an informative, portable memento of Rodoreda’s work in translation.”
Kasper-Florio // St. Gallen
“Flyer announcing an open night at the St.Gallen Museum of the Arts. The event’s program features a guided tour, a performance and djs playing until late in the night. According to the name of the event ‘Nachtschicht’ (nightshift) the abstract form of a clock is symbolized just by its numbers. As we don’t have a.m. and p.m. in the European hemisphere, the usual numbers are going from 1 to 24. By jumping from 5 to 18 we skip the daytime and what remains is the night.”