The BLOOP festival celebrates its sixth edition with the theme NOT FEAR.
BLOOP Festival is the first of its kind as it is entirely dedicate to this proactive art. Every year there is an annual theme which artists from around the world base their aesthetics on. They are usually social issues that we can all relate to. At BLOOP spectators are encouraged by the artworks to “think” proactively on these issues = proactive art.
After 5 consecutive years of BLOOP, for this edition nearly 15 events will take place across the island mainly in Sant Antoni and Ibiza Town. Just to highlight some; BLOOP Headquarters Museum, the soul of the festival packed with art, music, technology and education; OpenAir.Gallery, now there are more than 20 mural paintings across the island; In praise for darkness installation, by Tom Gallant will be exhibited in the cloisters of Ibiza’s city council; in the midst of Brexit the P.I.G.S. exposition by Escuela Moderna/ Ateneo Libertario will take place in Ibiza’s city council’s Refectorio; and lastly the legendary DJ and music producer who coined the sunsets music sessions José Padilla will join BLOOP for the Opening Party at the outdoor amphitheatre at Sa punta des Molí in Sant Antoni.
This year nearly 30 artists from Spain, Italy, UK, Greece, Ukraine, Poland, Australia, Uruguay and other European countries will be participating to interpret the theme: NO FEAR. Digital Genetic Pasta (Italy/Spain), Dominio (Italy/Spain), Escuela Moderna/ Ateneo Liberitario (EU), Gosia Wlodarczak (Poland/Australia), INO (Greece), Interesni Kazki (Ukraine), José Padilla (Spain), Lo Spino (Italy), Pablo Pelluz (Spain), Pelucas (Spain), Pineapple Crocodile (EU), Rebeca Sanchez (Spain), Silva Ramacci (Italy), Stefano Terranova (Italy/UK), The Collective (EU), Tranz Lasagne (Spain), Tom Gallant (UK), Tomás Laurenzo (Uruguay) and more…. (in alphabetical order).
Under the ethos “ART IS FOR EVERYBODY”, this Festival is a month long event dedicated to people and art. The festival’s goal is to communicate a message, this year NO FEAR, to everybody and not only people who are interested in art. Therefore all activities are comprehensible to all. This cross disciplinary event is truly avant-garde covering a wide range of arts and activities, the first of its kind.
2016 FULL PROGRAM
The grand opening of the month long fiesta, starring the legendary Cafe del Mar DJ José Padilla.
18th July, 18:00 till late @ The amphitheatre of Sa Punta des Molí, Carrer de s’embarcador 4, Sant Antoni
Line up: José Padilla, Digital Genetic Pasta and more TBA
BLOOP Headquarters Museum
The soul of the Festival, opening doors of art, music, technology and education to everybody
19 July – 16 August, 19:00 – 23:00 (closed on Mondays) @ Carrer d’Alemanya 1, Sant Antoni 07829, Balearic Islands
By Dominio, Lo Spino, Silva Ramacci and more TBA
A collection of murals and installations under the skies
Open all year round @all over the island see here for more information
By Aec Interesni Kazki, INO, Pelucas, Pineapple Crocodile, Spaik, Peblo Pelluz(contributors 2016).
Phlegm, Okuda, Inti, Issac Cordal, B-Toy, Skount, Fikos, Sabotaje al Montaje and many more
An open air food court. Locally sourced or hand made cuisine from all over the world
19 July – 16 August, 19:00 – 23:00 (closed on Mondays) @BLOOP HQs
Sunset music sessions
18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 27, 29, 31July, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 14 August,
20:00 – 23:00@BLOOP HQs, FORMA Coffee and more venues
Line-up: José Padilla, Digital Genetic Pasta, Tranz Lasagne, Sonotone, Secret Food, Easyman and many many more
Brought to you in collaboration with various organisations
22, 29 July, 6, 12 August @ FORMA Coffee, Design and Inspiration, Carrer Cala de Bou 44, Sant Antoni Bay
Line-up: To be announced for each date
The LGBTQ side of BLOOP. The second edition of the micro festival.
28 July @ Ibiza Town
In Praise of Shadows
An installation on based on Tanizaki Junichiro’s novel
31 July – 11 August @ At the cloister of Ibiza city council, Placa d’Espanya 1, Eivissa
By Tom Gallant
Our Fears Exposition
An exposition of fines arts to media arts on violence against women, Syria: clashes of nations, and the sensation of losing all senses.
2 – 13 August (closed Sun & Mon), 19:30 – 23:00@ Exposition room of Sa punta des Molí, Carrer s’embarcador 1, Sant Antoni
By Rebeca Sanchez, Tomás Laurenzo, and Gosia Wlodarzcak
A collective exposition on Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain.
2 -6 August, 19:30 – 23:00@ Refectorio in the city council of Ibiza, Placa d’Espanya 1, Eivissa
By Escuela Moderna/ Ateneo Libertario
Ephemeral Guerilla Installations
By Pineapple Crocodile featuring other crocodiles
You need these A(rt)Ds
An open air poster ads’ exposition
5 – 16 August @ Ibiza Town
By The Collective
Avant-garde art workshops for the little ones
2, 3, 4, 9 August, 19:00 – 20:30 @BLOOP HQs and Ibiza Town
Good bye BLOOP 2016
16th July, 18:00 till late @ Ibiza Town
Line-up: a super special line up to be announced closer to date
All expositions, parties, workshops and activities are for FREE.
Please refer to official website for latest information