The 8th edition of Visualia Festival opened on Portarata Square in Pula last night.
After a two-year hiatus, the festival has returned to the streets of Pula, bringing to visitors artworks from the domain of light and audiovisual art, and over the next two days they will be able to see light installations and performances, 2D and 3D mapping projections.
At the opening ceremony, the director of the festival, Marko Bolković, addressed the crowd:
“First of all, I want to thank everyone who made it possible to hold the Visualia Festival, namely: the Tourist Board of the City of Pula, the City of Pula, the County of Istria and other partners and friends of the festival who participate in the creation of such a large festival and sophisticated event. There are also local entrepreneurs, sponsors and other partners, without whom all this would not be possible. Thanks also to my collaborators, without whom this really could not have been achieved. So that we don’t owe you too much, I invite you to pick up the flyer at the light bar and to go around our city and enjoy the program we have prepared for you,” concluded Bolković.
After the official part of the evening, a city tour led by the light performance of the Spanish art collective Cia Majaret “Giant Babies”, and after the opening, 3D video mapping under the names “Immersive Defense” and “Techno Kids” could be seen at the Forum.
While at Kaštela, a 2D video mapping by local artist Undertoon called “Pola Romana” was shown, and it is possible to watch it tonight.
In addition to those already mentioned, the locations that are also animated during the Festival are Graz City Park, Kandlerova Street, Uspon St. Teodora, Riva, Tito’s Park and King Petar Krešimir IV Park.
At these locations, it is possible to view spectacular light and interactive installations during all three days. Authors whose works were shown on the first evening of the Visualia Festival come from different countries, from France and Spain to Germany and Hungary, and the local Croatian artists should certainly not be forgotten either.
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