More than two weeks dedicated to the annual theme: CHANGES, on which an eclectic roster of artists will base their works. Reflecting the rapid and vast CHANGES contemporary society faces: values, lifestyle, politics, technology, and environment. Based on the ethos “Art is for everybody”, the celebration is completely free since its very beginning. Inviting a universal audience to take their first steps into art.
For its 7th year the event will move its soul to the heart of the island, Eivissa, spreading the waves of proactive art that had initiated in Sant Antoni. Always on the avant-garde BLOOP will set foot on avenues of design and virtual reality exploring the next future. The biggest CHANGES of 2017 are the festival going small, reducing in scale and number of days which were an average a month in the previous editions, intensifying the premieres of arts and events. For design avenue, Designersblock from UK is joining the Ibizan avant-garde to co-host a design contest which selected candidates` works will be exhibited. Plus, there will also be an area dedicated to design within the program curated by these two organisations.
At the ITB Berlin 2017 (International Tourism Exchange), the international meeting point for the general public and professionals in the tourism industry, BLOOP`s was there to represent the white isle as a cultural destination. Spotlighting the Festival`s positive impact on the island and its potentials as a cultural and touristic model. Being a year of CHANGES, for its consistent growth and to quench its thirst of curiosity for the next tomorrow BLOOP is planning to export this platform to other cities and countries. But of course, Ibiza island will always be its home.
This celebration of Arts & People continues to be the gathering of innovation consisting of veterans and emerging artists from around the world encompassing an extensive field of disciplines from fine arts to the latest virtual reality technologies.
Spotlighting comprehensible and accessible artworks for everybody. Aiming to encourage spectators “to think” proactively through the works, as this exact action is the finishing element of this art.
Biokip Labs that organises and produces the BLOOP Festival is a creative agency that specialises in event organisation, communication, production and development of interactive installations. In 2011 its biggest project came to life: BLOOP International Proactive Art Festival. The world`s first festival dedicated to proactive art. This independent event takes place every summer on Ibiza. Currently, BLOOP is considered as a long term re-qualification project that reveals the other side of the white isle through Arts & Culture. The event showcases: installations, street art, architecture, interactive installations, photography, parties, video mappings, and many more by talents from around the world.