Europe Fly and Shine is a multimedia installation in which a plurality of voices address the current European and planetary crisis. Europe, in fact, is part of one single globe that is, more than ever, vulnerable to destruction. The sculpture stands for connectedness, fragility and cohesion of people of all regions in Europe. The 52 voices from 25 countries share their hopes for Europe to continue to fly and shine in the future, individual- yet united.
Gassa Alberto Giacometti 6, CH-7605 Stampa
TitleEurope Fly and shine
ArtistMichaela Lawtoo Website
Location7605 Bregaglia Switzerland
Materialwaste paper rolls
Sculpture made of waste paper rolls,Illuminated from the inside, with audio, approx. 75 x75 cm, as a room installation with light shadow approx. 250cm x250 cm x250 cm. How can European artists actively contribute to environmental protection during the anthropocene era (when humans have a geological impact on the earth)? The sculpture Europe Fly and Shine! raises socio-political / aesthetic questions. The choice to form a sculpture out of rolls of waste paper points beyond the social policy to the crucial role of Europe in anticipating climate change with courageous changes.