The Ibiza born avant-garde, BLOOP International Proactive Art Festival , renowned for its street art (OpenAir.Gallery), is transcending borders to diffuse more proactive art for everybody.
In April 2019, the first micro- B-LOOOc outside Ibiza took place in Milan, Italy: the BLOOP FESTIVAL MILANO.
Amid the internationally renowned Art Week and Design week, the micro pilot edition will welcome artists who will convey a message to a new audience. Dedicated to proactive art, B-LOOOc aims to communicate to a universal audience and encourage them to “think proactively”. Meaning that moving to a new destination will imply the localization of contents and disciplines, as what strikes most the Ibizan audience will
not necessarily be the same for the Milaneses.
BLOOP FESTIVAL MILANO consists of three sections, EXPERIENCE, SHOWCASE and KIDS.
Based on tight concordance with the local nature and urban structure, BLOOP EXPERIENCE brings new contributions to the OpenAir.Gallery . In a city with a pre-existing vibrant street art culture, a collaboration piece by Said Dokins (Mexico), SpY (Spain) and Biokip Atelier fills in the gap for eye teasing large scaled murals. To be precise, a series of walls. The facades together compose the word AMA (imperative for
AMAR: to love), containing words collected from the residents that described the neighborhood.
Where the murals are located is a socially and cultural challenged area. To name some, put together there is the largest camp for immigrants throughout Europe where co-existance has been a persistent issue. It also holds high petty crime rates backed by intense drug trafficking. Despite the difficulties the district faces, the residents are humane and extremely welcoming, united under compassion, love. Dokins, SpY and B-iokip Atelier leaves a contribution created with the residents embodying the neighborhood through art.
BLOOP SHOWCASE, is a collective exposition on calligraphy, meta-virtual reality, video mappings and other creative technologies. Visitors will be able to witness Said Dokins, who took part in the murals for B-LOOOc Experience, his limited edition artworks, in smaller dimensions with more intricate details. Video installation artist Lo Spino, with the sounds and music of Pineapple Crocodile will propose video mappings and a meta virtual reality installation (with the creative technologies by Biokip Labs ) that crosses over two worlds, virtual and physical. Biokip Atelier and AMADAMA will adorn the exposition with pieces of design based on intelligent light systems.
Last but not least, BLOOP KIDS, is dedicated to the little ones. A calligraphy workshop by Said Dokins and Biokip Atelier will take place in a magical setting bringing children closer to the city of Milan through art.