BLOOP International Proactive Art Festival Ibiza by Biokip Labs, an avant-garde celebration of all forms of art, aimed to a universal audience closed doors. On its 7th consecutive edition, the event mainly took place at the heart of Ibiza where the world heritage is, consolidating its authenticity as Ibiza`s art festival,
attracting an international audience who seek culture tourism, and not only the beaches and famous nightlife. This year dedicated to the theme CHANGES, the completely free fiesta reflected the CHANGES in our everyday life and society.
As preview murals, Ino and Spaik made a reappearance. Ino, whose mural was censored returned to the Festival to show its support and address an imminent issue, global warming. Spaik, painted a snake on a tunnel as a symbol of change for the Ibizan locals. The exact surface which he had illustrated an eagle on the other end for the previous edition.
Both murals are new contributions to the OpenAir.Gallery, a long term project under the skies to change the urban landscapes and re-evaluate an entire island through art. Currently, 27 giant murals and artworks… more to come.
In 2016, Ino`s mural FUNK THE POWER, on a school wall that tackled the bullying issue was censored in Sant Antoni. As an avant-garde sarcastic rebuttal, BLOOP Festival launched an app dedicated to this incident. This Uncensored App allows people worldwide to “virtually paint” Ino`s mural and share it across their socials. By playing with this app users instantly become a part of a mass trolling collective, supporters of BLOOP and of course, Freedom of Speech.
The fiesta kick started with an opening exposition which lasted a day at Ibiza`s Town Hall. Octa, a video mapping by BLOOP resident artist Lo Spino; Dizzconnected live, by Digital Genetic Pasta and Daniel Kurniczak; and Clouds, an audio installation by Kurniczak in Dalt Vila. All pieces were built specifically for the Festival and lasted solely a several hours.
For BLOOP KIDS, workshops especially developed for children had Skoog as partner introducing the fun of music composing by harnessing technology. Children of all ages were able to play music with the Skoog, a tactile cube device.
Guerrilla installations that popped up on various points were, Colors in the middle at the port of Ibiza by Biokip Atelier, whose last installation for the festival was back in 2014, the first mobile artwork using a ferry as its canvas. Next up was the massive organic installation by Pineapple Crocodile featuring Montse Nadal and Biokip Labs. This piece was 5m x 50m big occupying the main entrance to the world heritage using local resources; salt, charcoal and flowers.
BLOOP is planning to travel around the world to re-qualify another zone, city or island. Naturally, the range of activities and arts to showcase will be adapted to each local necessities and tendencies.
But Ibiza will always be its home, coming back for its 8th edition in 2018 from August to September.
“Art is for everybody” will continue to extend its waves