Ph. Luciano Movio.
Here they are the 2017 International Competition “Creative Spaces” projects which will be realized in the Villa Erba Gardens by finalists, during the Orticolario ninth edition ( 29th September – 1st October 2017 ).
They compete for “La Foglia d’Oro del Lago di Como Award” and for other prizes (> further information)
1. Spazio Materia Mista “Che fai tu luna in ciel, dimmi che fai…?”
(Why are you there, moon, up in the sky; tell me, why are you there, …?)
Design by Gheo Clavarino Giardini e Terrazzi . Milan
Find yourself in a bamboo forest and sit under a huge and shining Moon, contemplating it, asking to yourself why it is over there, in the sky… Everywhere the first verses of the poem “Canto notturno di un pastore errante nell’Asia”, chasing each other.
“Che fai tu luna in ciel, dimmi che fai…?” Events
Friday 29th September
At 10.00 a.m.
We are waiting for you to have a coffee with the designers… under the Moon!
At 6.00 p.m.
Drink closed to the moon, closed to bamboo with Rufus Cocktail Bar
2. Spazio Archiverde “Moonlight Garden”
Winner of “Great Italian Gardens Award”, “Footprint Award” , “President’s Award”
Design by Leonardo Magatti . Cernobbio (Como)
It is an intuitive garden where plants become protagonists of a dominated pleasant chaos. Get over the water, original stone forniture is embedded within delicate flourishing, with Moon-white flowers, as Aster ‘Monte Cassino’, anemones and others white wonders. It is a project designed listening “Sonata al chiaro di luna” of Beethoven. It is born from the union between beauty of melody and a peaceful and lightweight vision.
3. “Dark Side of the Moon”
Design and realisation by Rateni Costruzioni . Campobasso
One night of years ago I woke up by a song. My father was staring at the darkness, listening “The great gig in the sky”. He was daydreaming. This project, connecting music and garden , tries to create again that dream. The Pink Floyd album inspires the choose about plants whom natural flourishing recreates the ray of light polychromy , reflected by prism.
4. Spazio Green Bricks “Allunaggio”
Winner of “Art Award”
Design by Monica Botta . Bellinzago Novarese (No)
The Moon is landing on the Earth and we are landing on the Moon
“Allunaggio” revokes a Vassily Kandisky painting, a garden where a huge and full Moon rolls, to think and reflect. She is crescent and accommodative, guest of a vegetable transformed world: bleached, reddened, stripped, grown vertically.
In contact with terrestrial lands the Moon transfigures, shapes imaginary places, becoming a source of astonishment, dreams and relieves.
“Allunaggio ” Events
Friday 29th September, Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October, no timetable
Flashmoonote . musical performances
Moments, unannounced , when sound softens the quite of the garden
Friday 29th September, 9.45 p.m
Mimoon . Mime performance
In silence, letting the body do the talking , under city lights
Saturday 30th September, from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Fucsia come la Luna . Tales lectures with a surprise ending
It’s enough getting a different perspective to understand things aren’t always as they appear to be. Let us be astonished
Saturday 30th September, 9.00 p.m.
Dancing into the Moonlight . Dance performance
Light steps, on the grass, lightened by the Moon
5. “Profusion” WITHDRAWN
6. Spazio Garden Lignano “Ciclicità lunare”
Winner of “La Foglia d’Oro del Lago di Como Award”
Design by Roberto Landello . Lignano Sabbiadoro (Ud)
FB: Roberto Landello
It is a microcosm where the observer “flies” between the Earth and the Moon. In this way he can rediscover bonds between them and reminds us the importance of our satellite to nature, to our life, to ourselves, because it is a way to make us think. Without the Moon, there’d be no Earth, there’d be no us.
Facing Fuchsia and other perennials with their ruffled growth habit, here they are the elegant bush and yew tree ‘Fastigiata’.
7. Spazio Green Service “Metamorfosi”
Winner of “Essence Award”
Design by Il papavero blu . Longone al Segrino (Co)
A pool of water in the shape of a crescente moon, flowers bloom in the night, others in the morning, embraces a pavilion where you can observe the sky, divided in meridians and parallels as if you would be inside a planetarium. Inside hung up to the sky, a seesaw invites to see what surrounds you with a child spirit, with new eyes and the astonishment of the discover, giving to the Moon and to the nature the possibility to wake up our more sensitive side.
8. “Dentro alla Luna”
(Inside the Moon)
Winner of “Experience Award”
Design and realization by Daniela Piazza . Balerna (Switzerland)
A vault of Lunaria is suspended above beech trees and silk threads over a circolar parterre of Stipa tenuissima. The silvery and translucent Lunaria invites you to be embraced by a warm and sensual flower of Fuchsia. The heart of a big knitting sculpture – hung up at the centre of the vault- keeps a luminescent lantern , evoking an exotic world
“Dentro alla Luna” events
Friday 29th September, 6 p.m.
“Faccio cerchi. Andate e ritorni. Colline e fiumi. Boschi e montagne”
Ilaria Bodero Maccabeo readings from her book “Le Alpi della Luna”.
Sunday 1st October, 5 p.m.
“Echi” . Musical performance
Notes played by Elisa Sargenti on her harp, inside “dentroallaluna”, under Lunaria leaves