In this edition: Diving to a lost village in a Norwegian mountain lake, Martin Eidenberger’s video art for opera, Helsinki Design Week, micro-breweries in Berlin, and artist Thomas Houseago.
Norangsdalen, on Norway's west coast, is notorious for frequent avalanches and landslides. Diver Svein Wollstad loves to visit a very special place here: the mountain lake Lyngstöylvatnet. He regularly dives in the lake. One favorite sight is the remains of a village that vanished during a landside 104 years ago.
Austrian video artist Martin Eidenberger frequently designs for stage productions. In recent years, directors increasingly have been working with video projections, and call in Martin Eidenberger to work on their shows. We met up with him a few days before a premiere performance at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin.
Alvar Aalto, Marimekko and Eero Aarnio put Finland on the map as a design nation. For more than half a century now Finnish design has been synonymous with linear clarity and functionality. Set up in 2005. Helsinki Design Week brings together international designers and local artists. With the Finnish capital also reigning as this year’s World Design Capital, the event is well worth a visit.
The trend for micro-breweries originated in the United States, but they've have also taken off in Germany, offering an alternative. More than 100 micro-breweries have opened up in the country in the past five years - offering unusual brews such as champagne beers, sour beers and smoked beers - all brewed in accordance with Germany's purity laws. So Euromaxx went on a Berlin pub crawl.
We meet the very successful British sculptor at an exhibition of his works at London’s Hauser & Wirth Gallery. Houseago used to destroy some of his creations when his career was on the down-side, but a chance meeting changed all that.