Art / Environment / Citizens’ participation
STRASBOURG – LJUBLJANA – ATHENS – PRISTINA – NEW-YORK
VITAL is a European cooperation project aimed at raising public awareness of the ecological emergency through contemporary artistic creation.
At the heart of the project, four works of art in the public space form an artistic ecosystem and call for public involvement.
As well as raising awareness among artists and the general public, the aim is to create a European dynamic and a network to promote ecological working methods in public spaces, in partnership with local authorities.
Thibault Honoré & Justine Maljak are designing sculptures and a utilitarian drilling system for planting a fruit tree, as well as a series of activities and functions around harvesting and watering. Klitsa Antoniou dreams of rain through an immersive installation recalling the great fire in Cyprus in 2021, while artists Irena Pivka & Brane Zorman invent a listening device linked to biodiversity and the relationship between humans and nature. Finally, Marco Barotti captures fluctuations in atmospheric CO2 using the living plant moss that covers his kinetic installation.
More information on the various steps of the VITAL project here:
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/vital.art.in.public.space/
- INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/vital.art.in.public.space/ (@vital.art.in.public.space)
ABOUT THE PARTNERS
Apollonia, European art exchanges
Apollonia is a non-profit association of general interest founded in Strasbourg in 1998. Their main goals are the promotion of the contemporary artistic creation and the stimulation of artistic exchanges in Europe; the association also aims to put forward the role of the artist in the society. Since its creation, Apollonia implemented over 60 research travels in Europe and Central Asia, set up more than 250 exhibitions and artistic projects (residences, workshops, etc.) and thus supported not less than 1.300 artists from France, Europe and beyond.
CONA Institute for contemporary arts processing
CONA creatively connects artistic research practices and creativity and promotes contemporary works of art in connection with nature, technology, space and sound. They are known in the domestic and international public for the production and promotion of projects that include works from the fields of bioacoustics and acoustic ecology, location, media and sound art.
CONA Institute: http://www.cona.si/
Steklenik gallery for sound, bioacoustics and art: http://www.steklenik.si/en/home/
Out of the Box Intermedia
Out of the Box Intermedia is a non-profit interdisciplinary arts organization actively committed to the research, development and presentation of location-driven and intermedia projects. The organization aims to promote international exchange of practice and knowledge in the arts (visual and sound art, dance, architecture, theatre), to research on the methods used in theatre and curatorial practices and to investigate points of intersection between the arts and the public sphere by means of interventions, collective actions and educational programmes.
The independent theater ODA was founded at the end of 2002 on the initiative of Lirak Çelaj – actor, and Florent Mehmeti – director. On the 1st of March, 2003, the first premiere of ODA was shown with the show “Monolog of Vagina”. Many artists and art lovers have welcomed the opening of this theater and continue to support it as much as possible. ODA Theater is the only independent theater in Kosovo with its own space.