Poster for “The Lost Cat”, co-created by Sínia and Massana
Between October 2020 and May 2021 Liceu Opera Barcelona have been working to initiate an artistic collaboration between students form the Massana Design School Barcelona and creatives from the Sinia Occupational centre to co-design artwork for the poster campaign of the Traction community opera “The Lost Cat”, based on the Raval neighbourhood of Barcelona.
In the central avenue of the neighbourhood stands Colombian artist Fernando Botero’s giant metal Cat, purchased by Barcelona City Council in 1987. It quickly became an iconic symbol of Raval and Barcelona, attracting lots of tourists, treasured by many.
Bortero’s cat upon which “The Lost Cat” opera is based has been depicted and interpreted in the artwork, which will be distributed around the neighbourhood prior to the debut of the opera, due to be held at the Liceu opera house in Barcelona in October 2022.
This short video explains the collaboration between Sinia and Massana: