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The sun is coming out and spring is looming. In this modest corner of the world, folks are slowly venturing out for sunshine and for prolonging the view a bit further than just their living room walls.
What better way to signal the emersion from this long, reflective hibernation than a touching concert that puts plants — symbolically — in the centre?
Spanish artist Eugenio Ampudia put together a string concert in El Liceu Teatre of Barcelona in which plants are the sole audience, to mark a new beginning for live performances in the city.
From his website:
The concept Biocene – suggested by Blanca de la Torre, curator of the action – replaces the term known as Anthropocene, which defines the most recent history of deterioration of our planet due to human impact. Biocene, therefore appeals to the beginning of a new era that finally places life in the center.
When the strings fall silent the plants will be donated to 2,292 health workers as thanks for their efforts over recent months.
You can get closer to nature, indeed be nature, in the delicious and hilarious Untitled Goose Game.
You play a goose whose role is to wreak havoc and nag regular folk in order to explore a small town. The tone is very relaxing and the subtle soundtrack a treat, but you need to use your brain if you want to explore new areas of the map.
It's a blast, even more so now that they have introduced 2 player gameplay. You get to rile people in creative ways... together!
And still on the topic of ornithology, I’ve recently set DuckDuckGo as the default search engine on my browser (Firefox, another legendary animal). It’s a way to be exposed to less mainstream searches and delve deeper into the open jungle that is the world wide web.
Sure, you may not find the exact answer you were looking for on the first try, but if you’re willing to explore some you may find a remote dust-gathering website you might fall in love with.
Serendipity takes dedication, but it’s oh so much more rewarding.
Until next time,