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– A workshop presented by Everyday Alchemist

What do recycled cardboard, new technologies and biodiversity have in common? Where do the fairies live and what in the world is an ornithopter?

In September 2020 artist Mari Keto and Catch held a joint workshop serie that gave an enchanting look into a wonderland, which is based on Nordic folklore, the current state of nature and how to turn worthless materials into a flying object!

Thousands of butterflies cut out of cardboard form the background for the Finnish artist Mari Keto’s stories about nature, magic and how to use it in art.

Together with groups of children we build ornithopters, small flying, wing fluttering things that the participants could take home.

The events took place in September 2020 at Catch at The Culture Yard.

‘Everyday alchemist’ is artist Mari Keto’s long-term and living project, where she transforms rubbish and misplaced material through an artistic and/or technological process into objects of value and dignity.

The workshop was supported by the Royal Palaces and Culture Agency’s pool for artistic summer activities in Denmark and took place at Catch – Center for Art, Technology and Design in Elsinore.


Article about the workshop from Elsinore Municipality