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In residence: Xavier Corberó

5 minutes

The stunningly beautiful home ‘in which the mental space is what matters’

An awe-inspiring melding of studios, galleries and living spaces – sometimes all in the same room – the residence of the Catalonian sculptor Xavier Corberó in suburban Barcelona is nothing less than a manifestation of his ceaselessly inventive imagination. As Corberó seeks to create ‘a place in which the mental space – not the real one – is what matters’, he finds himself surprised again and again when reality diverges from what he initially imagined.

Director: Albert Moya

Producer: Emilia Fort

Website: NOWNESS

Video/Music

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10 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Data & Information

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5 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

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12 minutes

Idea/Stories & Literature

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Lynne Kelly

Essay/Stories & Literature

Readers of the world unite

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Martin Puchner

Video/Sports & Games

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15 minutes

Idea/Travel

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Liam Heneghan

Essay/Cultures & Languages

Talking gibberish

The study of languages has long been prone to nonsense. Why is linguistics such a magnet for dilettantes and crackpots?

Gaston Dorren

Video/Sports & Games

Looking like time travellers from a bygone era, sumo wrestlers gather for a competition

3 minutes