For the BLOOP Festival in Ibiza this year Mexican artists Spaik swirls around inside a tunnel with a folkloric styled, two fanged, tongue wagging snake, taking advantage of perspective and a unique throughway to add drama to the reptilian slither. If this piece is related to this years theme of “Changes”, then it looks like Spaik is not feeling very hopeful about upcoming transitions.
It is not his first time at BLOOP, so the creative advertising agency that organizes the annual Bloop, now in its 7th year, must like what Spaik brings to the island in the Mediterranean Sea off the east coast of Spain for this festival that showcases installations, architecture, photography, video mapping, and of course, plenty of parties.
A woeful visual play on the cold summer treat that kids in many countries have associated with good times, this Ice Cream man from Greece tells us that the situation is getting messy.
“Our world is changing because of the worst animal that has ever lived on earth – the human,” INO tells us, “And we’re all denying it.” The piece is on the side of a school, so certainly it will spark many conversations among students and teachers – a powerful example of how public-facing art can have an impact.