VITAL

June 2022 – Jully 2024
Partners: ASSOCIATION APOLLONIA (leader), OUT OF THE BOX ART COMPANY, ODA, CONA institute

VITAL aims to create an innovative artistic ecosystem that respects the environment and contributes in its own way to the fight against global warming and atmospheric pollution. Concretely, Strasbourg will be offered four artworks integrating living plants and technologies using renewable energy, designed for public space with active participation of citizens. VITAL network, thanks to its knowledge of the European artistic milieu, was able to choose a certain number of artists who are sensitive to environmental issues with concrete ideas in line with the programme’s objectives and priorities.

Thus, Marco Barotti captures the fluctuations of atmospheric CO2 thanks to the living plant moss that covers his sound installation, while Klitsa Antoniou dreams of a garden, created from the burnt elements of the great fire in Cyprus and animated by the public. Thibault Honoré invents a sculpture whose palms are activated by wind energy, which in turn allows a series of activities and functions such as lighting and watering. Finally, the artists Irena Pivka and Brane Zorman are inventing a sound application linked to the biodiversity of a public space.

In VITAL’s working method, the citizens play an extremely important role and participate in all the stages of the artistic process, i.e. design, production, operation and perpetuation, entirely based on the principles of co-production. In addition to raising awareness among artists and the targeted and wide public, our aim is to create a European dynamic and a network for production and promotion of environmentally friendly works in public space, with the involvement of local authorities.

CONA’s activities:

Elena BISERNA: Walking from scores /workshop

Workshop about urban sound walks
Friday and Saturday, 16. and 17. 9. 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
Right atrium in the City Hall and city
Duration: 3h/day, 2 days