Atelier Forte plunges Nordic myths into a Cistercian abbey

As part of a peri-urban agriculture project, Odin’s eight legged horse by Atelier Forte stands right in the backyard of the Chiaravalle Abbey, south east Milan.

Atelier Forte, Ciconie, Milan, 2017

Atelier Forte took one of its monumental Sleipnirs to the gardens of an abbey in the countryside of Milan. A Sleipnir is a mythological figure taken from the Norse Mythology, which represents Odin’s eight legged horse. This is the 45th sculpture of its kind built by Duilio Forte, whose creative language revolves around Swedish traditions and building techniques.

Atelier Forte, Sleipnir Ciconie, Milan, 2017
Atelier Forte, Sleipnir Ciconie, 2017

Sleipnir XLV Ciconiae II 8737 is part of the “Ciconia Ciconia Project”, where Ciconia refers to storks birds. On the back of the wooden horse, in fact, there is a large nest to help this magnificent species, which had been absent from the city for over three centuries. The project was made in partnership with Terzo Paesaggio Association and is part of a local initiative called UIA OpenAgri – New Skills for New Jobs in Peri-Urban Agriculture.

Atelier Forte, Sleipnir, Chiaravalle Abbey, Milan, 2017
Atelier Forte, Sleipnir, Chiaravalle Abbey, Milan, 2017
Sleipnir XLV Ciconiae II 8737
Yana Asenova Shushkova, Chiara Canevazzi, Mattia Caprino, Leda Cherici, Valentina Losa, Ilaria Lusetti, Maite Marmo, Giorgia Martini, Elisabetta Nava, Danilo Previdi, Christian Radermacher, Sara Reale, Stefano Rosselli, Anna Schiaretti, Davide Selvaggio, Davide Tagliabue
Terzo Paesaggio Association – Marta Bertani, Andrea Perini, Valentina Bertoli

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