Between 24 September and 15 October 2021, The Libertas warehouse will host the IZIS festival, organized by the PiNA – Association for Culture and Education. 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, and one performance.
• Premiere presentation of the new production – installation by Sofia Crespo, Feileacan McCormick, Robertina Šebjanič: Interweaving the SubAqueous – AquAformings.
• Mr. Processor, Do You Understand Life? By Boštjan Čadež – Fšk, upgraded at the residence in HEKA
• Premiere of six short films by French surrealist Jean Painlevé: Science is fiction.
Part of the program will also be carried out in HEKA – a laboratory at the intersection of art and science, which will be opened to the public by PiNA on 1 October 2021.
For more information, follow www.festival-izis.org.