The Island

The Island

Sunday 22 August

Imagine you find yourself on an island in the sea, not far from the mainland. You live there with all kinds of people. How can you best protect the island and the islanders if a disaster strikes the land?

The Island is an exciting online social experiment in which a diverse group of citizens from Coventry democratically have to create a shared home on an island under various circumstances. What rules do we need to ensure peace and tranquillity? At what price can prosperity be maintained? When and why is solidarity needed?

This spring, 12 Coventry residents start this journey. The recorded interviews and sessions will be edited into a short film that will premiere on 11 July followed by a panel and audience discussion. 

The Island is a project of De Balie, The Netherlands' foremost venue for contemporary arts, politics and culture, and the Hungarian theatre- and film director Árpád Schilling. The Island is a sequel to The Vaccine, a similar experiment developed within the context of the Forum on European Culture 2020.

Image: A large screen in a dark room showing a recording of a Zoom call.

Image: A large screen in a dark room showing a recording of a Zoom call.