Last year’s edition of the festival paved its way to Libertas, the crossroads of Koper’s urban culture. It’s staying there this year as well.
This year’s festival edition, 2200 UND3R, addresses the climate crisis, more precisely the impact already being reflected in the increasing frequency of flooding in coastal cities due to the rising of middle sea water levels.
The title of this year’s IZIS – rebus, riddle, reversal – does not aim so much to solve the riddle as for determining the implications it aims at. To put it simply, it is an assumption based on scientific data and with minimal intervention of throwing signs: in 2200, the sea level will be 3 meters higher, and the then IZIS underwater.
– Karlo Hmeljak, author of the introductory word of the IZIS 2200 UND3R catalog
According to the most optimistic forecasts of physicist dr. Matjaž Ličer from the National Institute of Biology, by 2200, the sea level in Northern Adriatic will rise by 3 meters, and the frequency of flooding will become constant, daily.
On the one hand, the works of this year’s edition incorporate the consequences of climate change that are happening at the moment. But, on the other hand, the world that awaits us, either the underwater environment, will preserve the memory of today’s world.
Visitors will be a part of a sensory journey through the space to perceive the connection between new media visual art, subtlety, and environmental sustainability.
This year’s program comprises twelve intermedia installations (some to be presented to the public for the first time), four workshops (two open for public – registration mandatory, two organized for schools), and one performance.
Sofia Crespo, Feileacan McCormick, Robertina Šebjanič [new PiNA production]:
Interweaving the SubAqueous – AquA(I)formings
Sigur Rós & Magic Leap: Tónandi (AR)
Name: [new PiNA production] : Time will Tell
Marco Barotti: CLAMS
Verena Bachl: Wave Fragment
Jean Painlevé: Science is fiction
Robertina Šebjanič [Kino Šiška, Zavod Sektor]: ATLANTIC TALES
Kat Austen: The Matter of the Soul
Stran 22 [Svetlobna Gverila]: Da me stesso non vegno
Nejc Trampuž, Srđan Prodanović, Tim Kropivšek : ByeBye.Worldexe.net
Lovro Ivančić [Svetlobna Gverila]: Notranja zunanjost
Gjino Šutić & Robertina Šebjanič: Workshop on microplastics and invisible anthropogenic pollutants in the Adriatic Sea
Robertina Šebjanič: Audio guide into the underwater world, 27th of September 2021 [registration]
Miha Godec: VR presentation of the marine world
Mauricio Valdes San Emeterio: Ambisonic improvisation, 13th October 2021 [registration]
Jaka Berger, Luka Bevk: Abysmal Preasure, 15th of October 2021, 9 pm, Libertas, Koper
Presentation of LOOSE CELLS – Innovation in the field between art and science [Arena Bonifika amphitheater, all festival days]. Participation of students and the InnoRenew CoE Institute, the University of Primorska, the Academy of Arts of the University of Nova Gorica and PiNA.