An annual event and exhibition, presenting international forward-thinking new media artists and audio/visual acts.
IZIS was created by artists, cultural producers, curators and poets from the Slovenian coast in 2013. Through the years, the festival events were held in cinemas, galleries, public spaces and industrial buildings. In its goal of integrating intermedia art in programs of local venues, the festival has successfully navigated between reluctance and rebellion, institutionalization and guerrilla.
Festival IZIS explores the impact of technology on culture, society and nature through the lens of cutting-edge artistic works. It gathers artists, thinkers and an adventurous crowd who experience new narratives that give insight to complex topics such as audio/visual techniques, robotics, hybrid materials, kinetic sculptures, immersive installations, mind-bending experiences and questions how technology will influence the future.
The seventh edition of the festival attracted more than 2,500 visitors from Slovenia and abroad, while some of the works of the last year’s retrospective exhibition, named Fuck off Illusion, received the attention of media giants such as The New York Times, The Guardian and CNN.
THE FUCK OFF ILLUSION CATALOGUE IS OUT!
We are pleased to present the e-version of the Fuck off Illusion catalogue, that will take you through the presented works of the conceptual artist Brad Downey.
Check it out and don’t forget to share it, if you find any of the works interesting.
ANNOUNCING OUR NEW PRODUCTION: SUBAQUATIC SONGS_AQUAFORMATIONS
Join us in the virtual space and take a look at our upcoming production “SubAquatic songs_Aquaformations,” that connects the fields of art, marine biology, artificial intelligence and sound. On Tuesday, 29th of December 2020 at 8 p. m. (CET, GMT+1).
In the collaborative project, “SubAquatic songs_ Aquaformations”, Robertina Šebjanič (artist/researcher) and Sofia Crespo (artist & specialist in machine learning / artificial intelligence) explore the extensive changes in the sea caused by the anthropogenic presence and try to envision how this reflects on its inhabitants.
Past festival editions
Festival IZIS is a part of the project RUK (2019-2023), which is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under the European European Regional Development Fund.