Milan-based creative studio Biokip Labs created exhibitions and installations during the “día de los muertos” holiday in Morelia, Mexico
From October 29 to November 3, 2022, Morelia, Mexico, hosted the first pop-up edition of the Bloop International Proactive Art Festival. The festival was created to offer art to the general public during popular festivals; the initiative of the Milan-based creative laboratory Biokip Labs has already been featured in popular festivals in Ibiza, while in Milan Biokip Labs created an intervention with three murals, “AMA”, on Via del Turchino, in the Calvairate area.
In Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, the Bloop International Proactive Art Festival interpreted the spirit of the “Día de los muertos” with several initiatives. The open-air exhibition titled “The Alter” used art as a communicative bridge between the past, memories and the future; a flight of Cantoya lanterns celebrated the remembrance of the dead to the accompaniment of Mariachi music.
Art in the open air with the Bloop International Proactive Art Festival
Among the festival’s various events, Said Dokins, internationally renowned calligrapher and one of the most influential Mexican artist according to Forbes, created plays of light and shadow with works made with stencils. Amadama, an artist known for his latest work, UNKNOWN, in Sardinia, created suspended tissue paper works. The streamers, perforated by hand using the ancient craft technique of papel picado, enlivened the streets with a colorful paper roof. Lastly, SPAIK is the author of Viaje al inframundo, a work representing the mystical journey of the dead to the underworld.
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Milan-based creative studio Biokip Labs has been collaborating for years with numerous world-class artists; for eleven years, it has been animating a festival that has changed the face of Ibiza, the “Isla blanca”. The festival was inspired by the “art is for everyone” motto, and Biokip Labs continues to maintain this philosophy after 11 years. Admission to the festivals is free to engage children and adults in a world of art and technology. This pop-up edition also brought Italian excellence to Morelia, in the Mexican state of Michoacán, with three artists reflecting on the value of life and death in a journey of growth among different generations.