One Hundred Futures: Maps of a crosscultural world
The first collaboration by Yana and Paloma, explores the possibilities of connecting to the community through magical and astronomical references. Their collages express the belief of wishing as a magical spell-like blessing from the artist to the people of their present host town Gorna Lipnitsa, during their stay as artists in The Old School Residence program.
Mexican maps and traditional bulgarian textile materials were used to build imaginary maps that present their connection to each other, and to the culture of Gorna Lipnitsa. Some of the children from the town helped the artists and learned how to make felt. This created a strong connection between the old tecnics and the new generations.
Ten spots were chosen around the town center, that are connected in the form of the Orion constellation. The constellation is projected on the town itself as a reflections of the stars above, and trying to bring them to the people.
Each of the parts express a wish of well being for the town residents.