The PIPES edition addressed the fact that our comfort is based on pipes that supply and drain everything we need, but must remain invisible.

“The tenth anniversary edition of Izis takes up as its basic element the pipe, that elongated and hollow something that normally provides, in secret, all the inflows and outflows that either in the bowels of our homes and cities or inside our bodies keep our lives running as smoothly as possible.” – Karlo Hmeljak

The tenth edition of the festival, in addition to the program of established Slovenian and foreign artists, also boasted a new venue – the Bastion fortress.

It was also groundbreaking because it was the first to be supported by the Ministry of Culture’s 4-year project call, which puts IZIS alongside other well-established festivals in Slovenia.

We opened the festival on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 8 p.m. in the Libertas Warehouse in Koper, and the program continued in Bastion fortress. 


The program consisted of nine intermedia installations (some were presented to the public for the first time), three multi-channel sound installations, three workshops and seven performances.


Nika Erjavec: 30,000,000,000 tons per year [new PiNA production]

BridA: α [RUK/PiNA coproduction]

Laboratorij Svetlobne gverile: Data Landscapes [Ljudmila / Lightning guerilla production, PiNA coproduction]

Marco Barotti: APES [RUK/PiNA coproduction]

Theresa Schubert: Hylē [RUK/PiNA coproduction]

Sara Bezovšek: Wormhole [new PiNA production]

Lara Žagar: future factory [Lightning guerilla production]

Maja Smrekar & Jonas Jørgensen: !brute_force: Soft Resilience [PiNA/RUK production]

Marc Vilanova: ARESTA 

@Bastion / tunnel 1

Tomaž Grom: iMstrument [Zavod Sploh production]

Gašper Torkar: And Saturn

Tomaž Grom: On This Merry Day of Culture [Zavod Sploh production]

The above works were played on a DIY 3D sound dome, the author of which is Blaž Pavlica.

Maja Smrekar: Feeding the algorithm 


@Bastion / tunnel 2 

Andrej Kobal: live modular set

Oscar Recarte & Rosa Marìa Valle: Correspondencias

Octex: Mindrifft (AV live set)

Marina Mårtensson: ~ [TRAY-KEE-UH] ~

Simon Whetham: Channelling (AV live set) [KUD Mreža production]

Tilen Lebar: Vicinity Of Solitude – Chamber Music [Zavod Sploh production]

Gašper Torkar: Helium Rain [PiNA production]


Oscar Recarte: Beautiful Noises 

 Mauricio Valdés San Emeterio: Ambisonics for the Masses / one on one session

Marko Vivoda & Gjorgji Despodov: Dunch at the Holy Crab 

@PIRAN, Mestna galerija Piran / in collaboration with Obalne galerije Piran

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