The field of artistic research is Sikinos, a small island in the southern part of the Cyclades, known for its pristine landscapes and its fortified settlement. Unaffected by mass tourism and stubbornly refusing...Little Islands Festival | Moving Image & Sound seeks to connect the landscape and nature with man and art by initiating an exploration of their natural and imaginary boundaries. The Site-specific Open Call under the name “Living Environments” is looking for artists of all nationalities who are experimenting with new forms of audiovisual arts and media such as mapping projection, multimedia | interactive installation, VR, performance.
The field of artistic research is Sikinos, a small island in the southern part of the Cyclades, known for its pristine landscapes and its fortified settlement. Unaffected by mass tourism and stubbornly refusing to adapt to the modern demands for “development”, Sikinos is chosen as a place of symbolism. A place that outlines the concept of “Living Environments” through the long coexistence of human society with nature.
Activating public art in the island landscape, LIF reflects on the cultural essence and the collective memory of a place, in search of a modern social landscape where the boundaries of art, nature, and life are intertwined and fuel each other.
Artists are invited to mobilize the myth, the mystery, and the imagination, which will envision how the different and dynamic cultural heritage of the Aegean landscape narrates experiences and shapes everyday life. In a world where spatial barriers in communication, movement and exchange are constantly diminished, the uniqueness of space as a cultural mediator of broader social, economic, and political processes determines daily life and gives meaning to the present by negotiating experiences, values, and identities associated with it.
Embracing new technologies and their potential, we invite you to discover together new ways of connecting and reconnecting with nature, cultural heritage, and the environment – beyond the strict human scale and its measures.
In a context of conflict of different [cultural] values, can we determine which will prevail?