NEW LIFE HORBELEV (2010)

Exhibition

By:wooloo.org team
Conceptual, Installation, Sculpture, Video
Title:
NEW LIFE HORBELEV
Material:
Euro Pallets, Plastic, 30 Televisions, Hay, Paint.
Size:
52 meters
Price:
Free
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NEW LIFE HORBELEV (2010)

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Regent Fiatefe Kuevor
Oct. 30, 2011
I wish I am there in person for my visual viewing.
Eva Lis
Apr. 19, 2011
love your project! keep it up. Best.Eva
Hugo Paquete
Sep. 16, 2010
Great project. Stay in contact. Tak
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