25 Jul 2018

Check out this year's Art & Revolution program!

As you all know, art and sustainability play an important role in our identity. Each year we strive to surpass your expectations with the best art installations and green practices we can offer. We believe this year is no exception. 

For this year's Art program, we have chosen two big installations, three waste-sculptures and an eye-opening photo exhibition.

 

Cluster 2.0

Created by local studio Playmodes, Cluster 2.0 is a site-specific installation that explores relationships between space, time and perception. Technicaly speaking, it is defined by the geometrical schematisation of an architectural piece, in which light instruments will transform an open space in the middle of the venue into an inmersive experience for all our audience to enjoy. 

Check video here.

 

SKYLINE

Furthering the exploration of meeting points between space, light and sound we will also feature Skyline, an audiovisual performance created by DGTL's Boris Acket & Bob Roijen, together with contemporary artist Nick Verstand. This peculiar audiovisual performance will be placed right upon the entrance of the festival, following the steps of its première this year at DGTL Amsterdam. Visitors entering the festival will thus stumble upon a tunnel-like structure in which carefully placed, sequenced lighting will be combined with sound stimulus to create a unique surrounding experience. 

 

Waste sculptures by Collec 

Local design studio Collec will create, alongside waste-material experts and design students, bespoke sculptures that will be displayed on festival grounds as one of the pieces dedicated to shed light on the plastic pollution problem the whole planet is facing. The materials used for these pieces were gathered during the beach clean up event we organized on June, together with Nike Box Barcelona and Oceanic Global. 

 

Photo exhibition by local photographer / filmmaker Chechu Pajares 

During the aforementioned beach clean up, we were joined by photographer Chechu Pajares, who has devoted a major part of his oeuvre to portraying ocean life both with and without a board under his feet. Though surely aesthetically pleasing, these selected photos will help our audiene to better understand how plastic plagues our oceans and will be accompanied by clear infographics for a better understanding of both the current situation and the small steps we can take as a society to remedy it.  

 

In terms of our Revolution program, we are taking bigger steps to become the first circular festival by 2020, while also repeating actions we believe add value to both our festival and the community

 

Zero-waste food court 

Only biodegradable plates and cutlery will be used on our food court. And the reason behind this has to do with our "circular festival" goal. Together with any food waste generated during the festival, we will take all these waste materials to a special composting plant in the area of Sant Cugat, where it will be turned into organic compost in six months. This compost will be then delivered to local farmers to fertilize their crops, in an attempt to lessen the usage of chemical and industrial fertilizers in the area. 

 

Material flow analysis 

A material flow analysis (MFA) relies on the quantification of flows and stocks of materials to better understand the impact that a certain activity has on its surrounding environment (in our case). The idea behind this study, conducted by an expert, is to better understand our current usage of different materials, so we can improve this on future editions. The M.F.A will help us establish a roadmap when it comes to resource optimization, thus bringing us closer to our circularity goal. 

   

Barcelona Food Makers collaboration 

This year we will be working again with Barcelona Food Makers, a socially-conscious company devoted to providing formal employement to different groups of people at risk of social exclusion, such as refugees. The main workforce of our veggie food court will be provided by Barcelona Food Makers. The collaboration last year went more than smoothly and we were glad to receive positive feedback from everyone employed, we hope this year will turn out even better! 

 

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Skyline

from Nick Verstand, Bob Roijen and Boris Acket (Dutch arti

sts)

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Premiered on DGTL Amsterdam

2018

, Skyline will see its evolution on this year

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s Barcelona edition, surely making quite

an impact on every visitor entering the festival grounds. Created by both

DGTL

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s art director B

2.

Skyline

from Nick Verstand, Bob Roijen and Boris Acket (Dutch arti

sts)

.

Premiered on DGTL Amsterdam

2018

, Skyline will see its evolution on this year

͛

s Barcelona edition, surely making quite

an impact on every visitor entering the festival grounds. Created by both

DGTL

͛

s art director B

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