June 2022 – Jully 2024

VITAL creates an innovative ecosystem that respects the environment and, through art, participates in the fight against global warming and air 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.

VITAL Press Kit

CONA’s activities:

II. partner meet in Strasbourg

Preparation of strategy for the continuation of the project
24 – 27 Nov 2023
Strasbourg, France

Catherine Clover: Larking

30 Sep and 1 Oct 2023
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Work production II

Workshop and showcase of new sound walk
2 – 8 July 2023
Strasbourg, France

Work production

Workshop and preparation of new sound walk
12 – 16 Feb 2023
Strasbourg, France

Elena Biserna: Walking from scores / workshop

Workshop about urban sound walks
Friday and Saturday, 16 and 17 Sep 2022
Right atrium in the City Hall, Ljubljana

Irena Pivka, Brane Zorman: garden GOround

In situ performative soundwalk, 50 min.
24 and 25 Jun 2023
Teatri ODA (Priština)
1 and 2 Jul 2023
Apollonia (Strasbourg)
29 Sep 2023
VAlvasor Park (Slovenia)

VITAL is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme by the three-year “Strasbourg European Capital” Contract and supported by the Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia and the City of Ljubljana, Departmen of Culture.