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Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurkunst NRW (M:AI)












Within the political context of contemporary Europe, evasion seems to be valid choice. The wings of change are heavy, unable to fly. Many of the attempts to provoke transformation, to imagine a different world, have been drowned by an economically driven governance. Countries struggle to survive through absurd austerity measures, unable to create alternatives. If changes will ultimately come, the resilience is strong.
This context calls for acts of confrontation. But for now, as a moment of pause and evasion, BUREAU A proposes to get high and fly away through a contemplative cactus garden. Gathering many of the office’s secret interests, the suspended landscape brings a bright artificial paradise to Gelsenkirchen.

We chose to travel elsewhere, out of Germany. We name ourselves Pedro or Petros. And we dream. With a glimpse of nostalgia we easy ride. With admiration we remember Cesar Manrique and his poetic interventions in Lanzarote. Pedro wonders around Europe in search for a new Monte Verità where utopian towns and gardens can emerge. There is an atmosphere of upheaval but Pedro calmly waits. Change might come, but in the meantime we can go out of Europe’s boulevard and dream.
Pedro sits there dreaming.

He’s found a book on magic in a garbage can
He looks at the pictures and stares at the cracked ceiling "At the count of 3" he says, "I hope I can disappear"
And fly fly away, from this dirty boulevard
I want to fly, from dirty boulevard
I want to fly, from dirty boulevard
I want to fly-fly-fly-fly, from dirty boulevard
I want to fly away
I want to fly
Fly, fly away
I want to fly
Fly-fly away (Fly a-)
fly-fly-fly (-way, ooohhh...)
Fly-fly away (I want to fly-fly away)
fly away (I want to fly, wow-woh, no, fly away)






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