In this edition: Scottish sculptor Andy Scott, the Robotboys, alternate reality games, a top Italian tie company and a new art location in Berlin.
Scottish sculptor Andy Scott
His latest work is called The Kelpies and was recently unveiled in the Scottish town of Falkirk. His horses’ heads weigh a massive six hundred tonnes.
Alternate Reality Games
Alternate Reality Games is a new dimension of storytelling in which players can be part of the story. This can happen in different ways including by mail, phone call and internet. Games by the Leipzig-based company Thadeus Roth can take anywhere from three to eight weeks to complete. There are currently about 150 stories underway right now in four different countries.
Since winning the Denmark's Got Talent show in 2008 the Danish duo "Robotboys" have danced their way to fame. Also known as Jeppe Long and Nick Nitro, they produce and perform their own repertoire of dance and comedy acts taking inspiration from classic pantomime and cartoons. Meanwhile, their YouTube videos have garnered more than 100 MILLION hits. We caught up with them at work in Copenhagen.
The E. Marinella company has been making hand-sewn ties for VIPs and politicians for three generations. It is based in a small store in the Italian city of Naples.
New Location for Art
We visit a former brewery here in Berlin that has been converted into a forum for the arts.