“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to
live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the
same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing,
but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding
like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue
centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!'”
Jack Kerouac “On the Road”
I Land Sound is not simply a festival; it is a portal to alternative existences, an invitation to leap into adventures with triple somersaults, an opportunity to acquaint with the unknown or view the familiar in an unexplored light. I Land Sound is a space-time continuum that unfolds in mid-July on the illiku islet, permitting those who arrive at the right place at the right time to step out of the incessantly advancing routine.
It’s a hypermoment where a total sensory symphony is unleashed.
It all starts with the place, with Illiku. No point in contesting this. There’s no artist or artwork that could rival a sunset sky. However, craftsmanship isn’t about competition, it’s about establishing dialogue, opening up new or unaccustomed perspectives.
In the creation of I Land Sound 2023, the participating artists — whether their material be iron or words, flowers or cigarette butts, body, fabric or stone — aim specifically for dialogue. With the environment. With music. With weather. With the horizon. And with every individual who makes it to the festival.
Our objective is not to turn Illiku into a gallery encircled by sea, a place to encounter various artworks. I Land Sound is not an exhibition, just as it is not a series of concerts following one another. The festival is a whole, and precisely how to unite unique works of art with their distinctive worlds into a cohesive playground is central this year.