9 June 2016
The initiative, considered to be ‘the Super Bowl of live arts’, permits artists to battle it out on a blank wall to create a work of art without drafts or notes, in 90 minutes
Two artists face to face. A blank wall. 90 minutes. Black paint, with no notes, booklets, references or drafts, just pure imagination. These are the rules of Secret Walls, the live art battles that come this year, for the first time ever, to the Art Symposium at Rototom Sunsplash.
The initiative that was created by Terry Guy in 2006 is considered to be the ‘Super Bowl of live arts’. Recognized in more than 25 countries, with more than 1,000 art battles having taken place in different parts of the world it represents an effort to promote talent and creativity, as well as creating a space for a new generation of artists.
This year Secret Walls Spain are coming to the festival to entertain our audience with this unique show, based on artistic improvisation.
Four previously selected artists will face off in these duels. The activity consists of two parts. There will be two semi-finals to be held on August 17 and 18 with the grand final on August 19. The winner will be decided by two judges and the deciding vote of the audience.
Talking about the Art Symposium, the ten artists that have been selected to create their works live at the next edition of the festival August 13 to 16, are Bronik, Ninjha, Nico, Dibo, Rates, Sara G. Rhodes, Cesart, LaTrini, K196 y Manuel Moreno.