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A soak. A wash. A bath. A dip. A steam. Whatever you call it, the pleasures of spending time in and around water are manifold yet common across cultures and eras. In Soak, the US director Nicholas Berger offers a brief, soothing meditation on the sensual gratification of a day spent in the waters of Californian hot springs – floating and soaking among friends, family, or alone.
Director: Nicholas Berger
A song of ice, fire and jelly – exploring the physics and history of the trumpet
Tour the European architecture that dreamed of a wondrous, fictitious China
Trek alongside spiritual pilgrims on a treacherous journey across Pakistan
Thinkers and theories
Photographs offer a colonialist window to the past – one that must be challenged
Animals and humans
An artist and ants collaborate on an exhibit of ‘tiny Abstract Expressionist paintings’
How a curious question about colouring maps changed mathematics forever
The rise and fall of Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong’s infamous urban monolith
Inside the unique creative space where ‘outsider’ artists find their form
A dreamy tribute to the music of Brian Eno, rendered in paint, soap and water