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Nine amazing pictures of the week

  • Craning their necks

    Artists of the Catalan theatre company La Fura dels Baus are suspended from a crane as they perform the Red Humana (Human Network) play during the Noche Blanca (White Night) festival in Burgos, northern Spain. (Photo: Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Altared state

    Described by The Guardian as a “a hi-tech Caravaggio that redefines religious art”, Bill Viola’s latest installation forms a modern altarpiece in London’s St Paul’s Cathedral. Made up of four vertical screens, the multiscreen work Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) is on permanent display. (Bill Viola)

  • Cheeky painters

    Los Angeles-based artist Richard Jackson shows major new works at an exhibition in London, including a piece in which paint is sprayed out of sculptures’ bottoms. Jackson draws on basic human activities to reposition painting as an everyday experience. (Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Hauser & Wirth)

  • A skip and a jump

    Students of the Krasnoyarsk choreographic college in Siberia prepare backstage before a dress rehearsal of a performance by graduates of the college at the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet. The annual performance showcases the work of students from across Russia who study or have studied at the well-known school. (Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)

  • Dancing on water

    A light show featuring a ballet dancer and swans from Swan Lake is projected onto spraying water by the Vivid Aquatique Water Theatre during a preview of the Vivid Sydney festival. Taking place over 18 days, the festival will combine outdoor lighting sculptures and installations with performances by cutting-edge musicians. (Photo: Reuters/Jason Reed)

  • Rose-tinted commute

    German artist Katharina Grosse has spray-painted nature alongside the train tracks in Philadelphia as part of her Psychylustro project. Featuring seven Technicolor installations created for the city’s Mural Arts Program, it will be protected by authorities for a couple of months and then turned over to other graffiti artists. (Katharina Grosse)

  • Talking head

    In a nod to Lionel Richie’s music video featuring a blind girl sculpting the singer’s head from clay, Dylan McCaughtry from Belfast created a piece called ‘Hello, is it me you're looking for?’ while blindfolded and listening to the song Hello. He poses with his work at the press preview of Edinburgh College of Art's degree show. (Photo: Alan Simpson/PA Wire)

  • In the fold

    A model wearing a design by Savannah College of Art and Design fashion student Tingting Feng walks down the runway of the 2014 SCAD Fashion Show at the SCAD Museum of Art. Twenty-nine graduating students presented their work on a runway that wound through the museum. (AP Photo/The Morning News, Brittney Lohmiller)

  • Droning on

    Design practice Superflux has announced plans to install a ‘drone aviary’ at the London Design Festival in September. Around a dozen ‘semi-autonomous’ flying machines will move around the garden of the Victoria and Albert Museum performing an aerial ‘dance’. (Superflux)