Mikado Flowers

Malte Martin

Parque Felipe VI – Concéntrico 10

Approach Felipe VI Park and watch flowers bloom in spring.

Enter this open sculpture, take refuge as in a hut, see the children slalom between the stems of the giant mikado. Find a small place to sit in the grass in the shade of a flower petal…

Mikado Flowers is a hybrid object mobilizing various imaginaries between mikado, teepee and a floral universe. A landscape sculpture.

When I discovered Felipe VI Park, I thought ‘what a great idea to turn two stations into a landscape’. Instead of a technostructure, an air to walk, to climb higher and to change point of view on the city. I just lacked some vegetation, branches, foliage, bushes in which I loved to lose myself as children…

Beyond her work of staging words in urban space, Malte Martin has been working in recent years on the notion of landscape-sculpture or sculpture-place. Transforming a given space – inside or outside – into a sensitive terrain where we are no longer just spectators, but the explorers of a plastic, graphic, even sound experience.

“Signs, people, sounds, smells. My city is a world. Chaos to explore, to understand, where to meet. To reinvent the agora.”

Malte Martin

Malte Martin is a graphic designer and visual artist, born in Berlin, living and working in Paris. He develops his practice at the graphic and spatial design studio Ecouter-Pour-Poir.net, which explores all areas of contemporary creation: theatre, dance, music and design issues in urban space.

His influences are manifold. He began his career with a course – in the tradition of the “Bauhaus” – at the Kunstakademie in Stuttgart, before entering the “Beaux-Arts” in Paris and joining the Grapus studio.

At the same time, with Agrafmobile.net, he creates an itinerant visual theatre to invert urban space and everyday territories. It is also a space for experimentation between visual and sound creation, between gestures and signs. A laboratory that also feeds responses formulated within the framework of commissions.

He was a member of the scientific council of the Ministry of Culture for “Research at the School of Art and Design” and also a member of the scientific council of “Le Signe, National Centre for Graphic Design”.

With the collaboration of

All Concéntrico 10

Noventa y nueve
Esdir
Intervention
Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja
Concéntrico 10
The Wall
Muoto + Georgi Stanishev
Intervention
Plaza del Revellín
Concéntrico 10
Fuente
Corvin Cristian
Intervention
Calle Portales
Concéntrico 10
Basic Forms
RaivioBumann
Intervention
Biblioteca Rafael Azcona
Concéntrico 10
Dancing bench
Soft Baroque
Intervention
Parque del Carmen
Concéntrico 10
Off-season Pavilion
KOSMOS
Intervention
Entorno Iglesia de Santiago
Concéntrico 10
What comes through the wall
Traffic Design
Intervention
Plaza Alfonso de Salazar
Concéntrico 10
Palo de Mayo
JBVA + Eugenio Nuzzo + Anatole Poirier + Alex Roux
Intervention
Paseo del Espolón
Concéntrico 10
Open Segments
Syn Architects
Intervention
Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de La Rioja
Concéntrico 10
Razzle Dazzle
Sara Ricciardi Studio
Intervention
Plaza del Mercado
Concéntrico 10
Public Utilities
Outpost Office
Intervention
Plaza 1º Mayo
Concéntrico 10
Public Monument
Willem de Haan
Intervention
Paseo del Espolón
Concéntrico 10
Cuaderno de surcos
ji architects + Blas Antón
Intervention
Viña Lanciano
Concéntrico 10
Mikado Flowers
Malte Martin
Intervention
Parque Felipe VI
Concéntrico 10
The Shared Ground Floor
salazarsequeromedina (Laura Salazar, Pablo Sequero, Juan...
Exhibition
Glorieta del Doctor Zubía
Concéntrico 10
Citerne-Lit
Fred Sancère—Encore Heureux architectes
Intervention
Plaza de San Bartolomé
Concéntrico 10
Monica Vitti
Matilde Cassani Studio
Exhibition
Glorieta del Doctor Zubía
Concéntrico 10
Siempre Fiesta
DF_DC (Dario Franchini and Diego Calderon)
Exhibition
Glorieta del Doctor Zubía
Concéntrico 10
mmcité
David Karásek
Intervention
Glorieta del Doctor Zubía
Concéntrico 10
PackBags
Alei Verspoor
Intervention
Centro Cultura del Rioja
Concéntrico 10