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Video: Royal de Luxe – Around The World

On the morning of Sunday, May 7 the little girl giant woke up at Horseguards Parade in London, took a shower from the time-traveling elephant and wandered off to play in the park…

Then she ambled on to Antwerp, Belgium…

A hop and skip later, she arrives in Reyjavik, Iceland for a shower and getting dressed…

After such a long walk, all the way to Chile, she “walked in downtown Santiago to “Plaza de Armas” and there she went to bed, tired of so much walking, cycling and “dancing”!

Royal de Luxe spent years planning their London debut of The Little Girl Giant (aka The Sultan’s Elephant) in May 2006. The story is about a time-travelling girl, which has taken place so far in cities of France, Belgium, England, Iceland, and Chile using gigantic puppets.

The Sultan’s Elephant is the fifth in a series by the French mechanical marionette street theatre company, founded in 1979 by Jean Luc Courcoult. Other stories include The Giant Falls From The Sky, Return to Africa, The Giraffe Hunters, and The Hidden Rhinoceros.

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Mark Ryden and Marion Peck present a strange cautionary fairy tale for dolls, bears and babies about fairies and loads of sugar entitled "Sweet Wishes". Based on the above short film co-created by the artists, a hardcover book will be released on July 21st through Porter House. The book will be available in standard and special editions (which includes a DVD of the short, a book mark, and is signed by the book authors).

Take a trip overseas for a visit with HF vol.9 feature artist Liz McGrath and her latest solo exhibition. And check out some other McGrath videos below; including Boing Boing

TV's coverage of her by David Pescovitz.

From studio visits to behind-the-scenes peeks at exhibitions and installations, the Hi-Fructose Magazine YouTube channel offers a different way to see the art that appears in the print publication and on our blog. Below, we’ve included some of the highlights from the channel.

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