Earlier this summer, in Ibiza, the Festival Funk the Power: BLOOP took place. I Support Street Art partnered with this festival and here you can see a recap of what happen in the festival.Ibiza, known for all its crazy nights but now it can also be added to the global map of street art because of the great festival Funk the Power: BLOOP. The festival took place in July/August and it was curated under the statement ” Art is for everybody”.
This year’s edition showcased more than 20 murals (of which 6 were new contributions) called the OpenAir.Gallery, 7 interdisciplinary expositions, workshops for children, almost daily sunset music sessions, guerilla video mappings, an open air poster exposition, installation bombings, sculptures, an outdoor food court, and more.
The artist included AEC Interesni Kazki, INO, Spaik, Pelucas, Biokip Labs (Yoshinobu Tatewaki, Pavlo Peluz, Lo Spino, Rebeca Sánchez, Tom Gallant, Pineapple Crocodile, Silvia Ramacci and among others.
The festival started with a decision the local goverment to censor and erase (after the festival) the work piece of the artist INO. The piece (see main foto) of INO portrayed a small hand that resisted with the middle finger against a big hand that pointed imposingly. With this decision the organizers of the festival decided to cut the partnership they had with the Sant Antoni city council. INO in his social network wrote “you can erase a wall but not an idea”.
Lo Spino created a video mapping inspired in Frank Herbert`s novel Litany Against Fear and it was applied in a multi layer surface. Spaik left an amazing piece of an eagle, using the optical illusion to create this piece in the tunnel. There was also a tribute to the refugee with the sculpture of the artist Domino.Rebecca Sánchez made her piece a against of gender violence.
Here you can check more photos of the festival:
Great festival and lets see what they have for us next year!!!
Tomás Cardoso/ISSA Team