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.
Jean Painlevé: Science is fiction
Sofia Crespo, Feileacan McCormick, Robertina Šebjanič [new PiNA production]:
Interweaving the SubAqueous – AquA(I)formings
Robertina Šebjanič: An audio guide to the underwater world
Mauricio Valdés San Emeterio: Ambisonic improvisation
Gjino Šutić & Robertina Šebjanič: Workshop on Microplastics and Invisible Anthropogenic Pollutants in the Adriatic Sea
Miha Godec: VR presentation of the marine world
Jaka Berger, Luka Bevk: Abysmal Preasure
Presentation of the project LOOSE CELLS – Innovation in the field between art and science.
Cooperation of students and the InnoRenew CoE institute, the University of Primorska, the Academy of Arts of the University of Nova Gorica and the Cultural and Educational Association PiNA.