Aliza Olmert illustrates the idea of repair ("tikkun") using broken egg shells. After collecting the shells from local bakeries in Jerusalem, she sutured the cracks with safety pins and glue to create new forms. The reconstructions also use PVC-covered wire, "C" clamps and skewers as instruments of repair.
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In 1952, 34-year-old Edie Beale, cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, moved home to live with her mother, Edith Beale Sr., in East Hampton. Twenty years later, the local health department found the women living in squalor, their mansion and aristocratic legacy in ruins. Playwright David Robson fictionalizes the story and imagines how it might have happened the clinging parent-child dependence that left the women no room to escape.
For Philly designers, architects and engineers, there's no limit as to what can be done with some cans of Bumble Bee Tuna. As part of DesignPhiladelphia, design teams are competing against one another to create structures made entirely of canned foods. The "canstructions" fill spaces 10 by 10 by 8 feet; structures include a lotus, an octopus and a giant hot dog with mustard (pictured). When the teams tear down their art on April 22, they will donate the food to local food banks.