Cartography of the Imagery

Cresques Abraham’s Atlas

Location: La Llotja de Palma
  • Opening: Wednesday March 29, 10 p.m.
  • Days:
    Wednesday March 29: 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    Thursday March 30 and Friday March 31: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    Saturday April 1 and Sunday April 2: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Exclusive passes for educational centres: Thursday March 30 and Friday March 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. With prior registration at 971 908 209
  • La Llotja (entrance by side door)
  • Duration: 10 minutes. Continuous passes.
  • Free entrance

On the occasion of the exhibition “Aimless: Confronting Imago Mundi”, produced by Es Baluard Museu, a parallel activity has been organised that focuses attention on the research and study of the Atlas by Cresques Abraham (1375). To carry it out, the museum has prepared a unique immersive installation in collaboration with the artistic team made up of Xavi Bové Studio and Dalumen Lab, with the aim of establishing an exchange between the materials and elements of Majorcan cartography and the architecture of the Llotja de Palma.

A project that integrates video mapping, lighting, multichannel sound and lasers, transforming the ceiling of the Llotja into a remarkable space in order to represent the importance of this extraordinary document, which, for the first time in history, included annotations and details that illustrate what the world was considered to be like at that time (seeing as the existence of the Americas was not yet known in the West). The activity is part of the acts that celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Statute of Autonomy of the Balearic Islands, marking four decades of cooperation between peoples, coexistence, social, political and economic progress, and the common bonds that unify Balearic society.

Inspired by the fact that the Majorcan cartographic school was already capable of imagining the world 700 years ago, with this project we invite citizens to enter a magical space where the images from the Atlas allow us to explore and imagine the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow.


Cartography of the Imagery
Xavi Bové Studio

Imma Prieto

Artistic Direction
Xavi Bové Studio

Artistic collaboration
Dalumen Lab

Sound composition

Technical production
Auvipro Audiovisuales

Xavi Bové Studio Team
Xavi Bové
Xavi Maixenchs
Sarah Agustí
Patrícia Vàzquez

Dalumen Lab Team
Mitos Colom
Javi Cadavieco
Joan Lluis Oliver
Diego Blanco

29th March 2023 → 2nd April 2023

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