Icon Island is a project by Virgil Widrich, an Austrian filmmaker and director known for his experimental films and multimedia works. The collage of visuals is inspired by films dealing with the mystic and romantic journey to islands representing alternative societies or different states of mind. Questioning local customs and the identity of their visitors, these places can be both a paradise and a threat.
Carefully selected visuals – many of which include a connection to Malta and its cinematic history – will be projected as a ‘live’ mix, accompanied by an improvised electronic music performance by Maltese artist Sonitus Eco. The sounds of the films are re-imagined on the fly, with sound reacting to – or even opposing – the images.