The Other Side Barcelona

The Other Side / L´altre costat / El otro lado

by Ulla Taipale

The Othe Side audio space can be visited at the Poblenou cemetery in Barcelona city. The cemetery is open daily from 8-18.

The Other Side is a literary visit to the Poblenou cemetery exploring gravestones with angels and bee-related imagery. According to classical mythology, bees have the ability to travel between the realms of the living and the dead. A smartphone app allows participants to follow this itinerary and listen to excerpts of writings from different periods that contain references to these insects.

To enter The Other Side audio space, please follow these instructions:
*Download the free Arilyn app onto your phone or tablet from the App Store or Google Play.

*You will find the first target sign at the entrance of the cemetery. Scan the sign to activate the first recording, available in three languages: Catalan, Spanish and English.

*After listening to the first reading, enter the cemetery and find the rest of the signs , as marked on the map. Printed maps are available at the entrance aisle of the cemetery.

Enjoy your visit!

The Other Side is an artwork by Ulla Taipale as part of Beehave, a project run by the Fundació Joan Miró in collaboration with the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona and Cementiris de Barcelona.

More information about the work can be found here

About the Author melliferopolis

Melliferopolis experiments with new ways of understanding bees, beekeeping and the ecology of the hive. The project examines the role of honeybees in an urban context and explores the many differing relations between humans and these semi-wild insects.
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