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Bamboo Theater, 2015-ongoing

It is dated 2015-ongoing. Its medium is photograph, video.

Xu Tiantian’s Bamboo Theater is a living structure in a rural Chinese village. The open-air theatre consists entirely of living bamboo stalks bent and woven into a domed shape. The structure is maintained by the villagers, who remove dead bamboo and weave in young shoots as they grow.

It is credited Courtesy of Wang Ziling © DnA_Design and Architecture.

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  • bare root tree, rendering, drawing, tree of 40 fruit.
  • Courtesy of Sam Van Aken and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.
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