Can palm trees fly?

The 2016 Merano Spring Festival features the publication of the illustrated children’s book Luca at the Museum by Italian publisher Corraini, in collaboration with the archive for children’s books Ópla. Taking their cue from the book’s main themes, Lupo Burtscher developed several itinerant pop-up ateliers titled Can palm trees fly? which further elaborated the story in seven workshops. The workshops are accompanied by a hand-drawn, designed by Lupo Burtscher, which moved across public spaces and sets up instructive, experimental and creative performances.

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5/7Atelier with Katrin Stangl and Michael Heinze

6/7Atelier with Katrin Stangl and Michael Heinze

7/7Atelier with Katrin Stangl and Michael Heinze

1/8Workshop by Atelier Formes Vives and Lupo Burtscher

2/8Workshop by Atelier Formes Vives and Lupo Burtscher

3/8Workshop by Atelier Formes Vives and Lupo Burtscher

4/8Workshop by Atelier Formes Vives and Lupo Burtscher

5/8Workshop by Atelier Formes Vives and Lupo Burtscher

6/8Workshop by Atelier Formes Vives and Lupo Burtscher

7/8Workshop by Atelier Formes Vives and Lupo Burtscher

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Seconda stella a destra. A workshop by Atelier Formes Vives and Lupo Burtscher

When we lose our way, our senses refocus: our vision becomes sharper and our minds more alert and attentive, while we search for familiar elements and signs in our surroundings. The eyes really begin to see. The workshop presented by Atelier Formes Vives and Lupo Burtscher was hold in Merano’s historical Steinach Ward. On this busy day, the participants met the locals and got to know their neighborhood in new ways. With a keen eye for detail and their minds filled with images, the participants made up and drew temporary road signs for Merano’s streets indicating new walks that could be followed until the workshop ended.

You can find more information on the itinerant pop-up ateliers in the german and italian description.

Client

Comune di Merano / Gemeinde Meran, Biblioteca civica di Merano / Stadtbibliothek Meran, Azienda di Soggiorno di Merano / Kurverwaltung Meran

Year

2016

Project team

Claudia Polizzi, Adeline Vieira

Collaborations

Atelier Formes Vives