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Looking East

Spark points its lens eastward, visiting the traditional Japanese Theatre of Yugen as it presents Hemingway's "Old Man and The Sea" featuring a set fashioned entirely from glass, blurring the line between stagecraft and art installation. Then, the haunting and evocative sculptures of Thai Bui, who escaped his homeland by boat during the Vietnam War, reflect the ongoing struggles of an artist finding his way through a foreign culture. And the exquisitely carved sculptures of Chinese American artist and poet Lu Huan follow the veins of semi-precious stone running through a single rock, creating likenesses of exotic insects and reptiles.

[Original air date: Mon, Jun 27, 2005]

Episode #318 | Duration: 25:24 | Closed Captioned | Stereo | TVG

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Lu Huan

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