Today, Wednesday at 10 pm, the video mapping of the Atlas de Cresques Abraham will be inaugurated at the Llotja de Palma.

Mar 29, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The project promoted by Es Baluard, together with institutions, within the framework of the 40th anniversary of the Statute, can be visited until Sunday 2nd.

On Wednesday 29 March, at 10 p.m., a pioneering project that integrates lights, multi-channel sound and lasers will be inaugurated, to create a dialogue between Cresques Abraham’s Atlas (1375) and the architecture of the Llotja de Palma (1420), the new media and contemporary thought

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Atlas de Cresques Abraham

This is an immersive experience that will project images onto the ceiling of the Llotja and in which, through technology, visitors will be able to delve into the routes, symbols and elements that the cartographers imagined and drew 700 years ago.

The activity, which will be carried out by the artistic team formed by Xavi Bové Studio and Dalumen Lab, can be visited between 29 March and 2 April. On 29th March it will be open to the public between 10 pm and 11 pm; on Thursday and Friday it will be open from 6 pm to 10 pm; on Saturday 1st April and Sunday 2nd April, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 6 pm to 10 pm. Admission is free and exclusive passes have been programmed for schools.

The activity, which is promoted by Es Baluard Museu d’Art Contemporani and is part of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Statute of Autonomy of the Balearic Islands, has the support of the Government of the Balearic Islands, the Consell de Mallorca, the Ajuntament de Palma and Redeia.

The Atlas of Cresques Abraham (1375) is an extraordinary document, in which for the first time in history annotations and details that illustrate what the world was considered to be at that time are integrated into a map. It is therefore an important document not only in the history of the Mediterranean but also in the history of the world.

Visitors will thus embark on a journey through the elements that the cartographer drew on this map and which, through technology, will come to life among the twists and turns and the helicoidal columns of this splendid Gothic building.

The Atlas is the point of departure for the exhibition “Without Direction. Confronting the Imago Mundi”, which structures and defines the identity of the Museum’s Collection based on a line of research centred on the representation and projection of the world in its contemporaneity.