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Galicia - Expo Zaragoza 2008

Galicia at the Exhibition Expo Zaragoza 2008
© Philippe Lemaire

A giant screen, thirteen metres long and seven metres high, is the central element of the Galician pavilion. It is a structure made up of 3,000 water samples collected between February and May 2008 by a team of specialists who travelled through the 315 municipalities of Galicia. The samples were placed in transparent containers which, when vacuum-packed, form an original mesh. The visitor discovers the origin of each water sample by approaching it. This particular wall of water forms an interactive screen on which images of the region are projected. Between the 12th and 20th of July, Galicia presents its big week in the International Exposition of Zaragoza. These days present a wide programme of socio-cultural activities where the most important artistic and musical references of the country meet. Traditional, pop and alternative music will be on display. From the 12th to the 18th, the aquophone, a musical and interactive instrument invented by two young Galicians that transforms the taste of water into music, will be in operation in the pavilion.

© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008