the Lake Idanha Nova
and future site of the Drop
Cleaning the bamboo splits and sorting into different grades of looseness
Let the weaving begin!
"yip, yip.... back, back"
it's the special language of large scale bamboo wall weaving
the ends come together in curving organic forms
the tall end of the wall gradually spreads and will frame the acrobatic stage
the tails become garden spaces
these columns will support the screen on the opposite side of the structure
making woven panels
installing the panels into meter deep trenches in the ground
intentionally bending them over
the two walls are brought together to form a tunnel
then we go around the length of the tube (about 500') attaching the two sides together with bamboo rafters and lashings, not a single nail was used
we continue working through the night
the 'roof' is made with lycra fabric stretched and tied down where ever possible
such an amazing space for a gallery!
even the sheep dig it