Our beaches are covered in plastic confetti and there really is nothing to celebrate.
Words by Lysbeth Bijlstra thirza schaap's instagram ”Not only is the swimsuit the single piece of clothing in which a woman reveals herself almost bare in public.
Muscles relax, blood pressure drops and the heart lower its pace. This creates a meditative state and the mind calms down.
Like many Icelanders, a big part of Unnur´s life is in water as she goes to the swimming pool daily.
Among them is the manufacturing of textiles, with a wide range of products created in the area.
No less important is the Murano glass craft, and the trade of spices and essences that are precious keys to Mediterranean’s business.
Aqua Alta designed by Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto includes a series of objects strongly linked to the theme.
These can be summarized in a series of textiles (fabrics), a carpet, a series of fragrances correlated with diffuser, and a table lamp.
It also carries the greatest hopes for the perfect holiday. All the women who dare to take the fight with pompous men and also the consequences of it in our supposively equal society ( Sweden ). Outdoor swimming is a daily sport and it does not matter if you have rain, snowstorm or frost - Icelanders go to their swimming pools.
Yet as every woman knows, the swimsuit also evokes a range of issues concerning the body. There people socialize, do their exercise, meditate and relax.
Only to discover, that I started filling my pockets with trash instead of treasure. In making artistic sculptures out of the objects I find, I try to evoke an emotional response from my audience by creating a contradiction.
A clash between initial aesthetic attraction and after a second look : repulsion and the realisation of the tragedy trash causes.
They are comfortably lost in Space - although on their own terms. Ragna Froda Acqua Alta is the italian word for the “High water”, phenomenon that occurs in the city of Venice.