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MARTHA COOPER: first open-air exhibition for BLOOP Festival check the website

August 04, 2021 to August 18, 2021

BLOOP International Proactive Art Festival by Biokip Labs is proud to announce its return despite the pandemic, setbacks, challenges, and everything that came along while running a strictly completely-free-open-to-all event for eleven consecutive years. The annual Mediterranean appointment is going micro for the second year due to the global health crisis but continues to spread the message “ART IS FOR EVERYBODY”.

For the first time ever in her 60 year long career as a photo-journalist, Martha Cooper holds an open-air exhibition STREET PLAY rendering her photos a work of street art. The Port and the Dalt Vila are the two magical settings for the photo exhibit / street art.

The STREET PLAY exhibition is a significant series of black and white photos of Alphabet City in New York during the late 70s where it was filled with abandoned buildings and petty criminals. Taking these pictures lead Cooper to discover the graffiti and break dance movement. The back-then underground culture has become a world wide phenomenon among youth today, thanks to her documentation.

These energetic pictures capture the essence of creativity, how children can create and play wherever and however they want regardless of their surroundings and resources.

For Martha Cooper’s reappearance an open-air screening of the documentary on the photographer’s career at Pikes Ibiza’s iconic fluorescent tennis court will take place. Cooper returns for the second time to the BLOOP and for the third time to collaborate with the organization, Biokip Labs.

The likes of Said Dokins will return this year with an ephemeral exhibition together with Silva Ramacci at the UNESCO registered world heritage site, Dalt Vila.

More murals and installations will be added to BLOOP’s OpenAir.Gallery, as the name explains itself a project to convert the white isle into a true outdoor gallery for everybody. Amadama who engages and involves all spectators will be making a guerrilla appearance. Visitors can get lost on the white with all the colorful murals painted by international artists from across the globe.

One of the longest running activities within the festival: BLOOP KIDS, creative workshops with a BLOOP twist for the little ones who carry the FUTURE on their backs will come back this edition. 2021 edition is dedicated to the FUTURE, children, creativity, to play, to have fun and seeking to add some colors to hard times like these

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