News & Agenda December 202214.12.2022
David Bowen artist in residence, Studios at Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA (USA) - Kris Verdonck & Lawrence Malstaf at Biennale Chroniques, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille (F) - Kris Verdonck in Panorama 24 at Le Frsnoy, Tourcoing (F) - Lawrence Malstaf in The future is at Trondheim Kunstmuseum (NO) - Kris Verdonck & Annelies Van Parys, new production, save the date: PREY at Théâtre Varia, Brussels (B)
News & Agenda October - November 202201.10.2022
David Bowen at Kunstraum, Brooklyn, NY (USA) - Laura Colmenares Guerrra at XXI Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Bogotá (CO) - Teun Vonk at KIKK Festival 2022, Namur (B) - Annelies Van Parys at Transit Festival, Leuven (B) & Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK - Bathélemy Antoine-Loeff at Pléaides, Festival des Art Numériques de Saint-Etienne (F) - Annelies Van Parys at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht (NL), November Music, 's Hertogenbosch (NL) & St John's Smith Square, London (UK) - Kris Verdonck at Chroniques Biennale 2022, Marseille (F) - Lawrence Malstaf at Chroniques Biennale, Marseille (F) - Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff at Stéréolux, Nantes (F) - Kris Verdonck at Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing (F) - Lawrence Malstaf at Trondheim Kunstmuseum (NO)
News & Agenda September 202201.09.2022
David Bowen at Beeler Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (USA) - Annelies Van Parys at Biennale Musica 2022 / La Biennale di Venezia (IT) - Lawrence Malstaf at Trondheim Kunstmuseum (NO) - Annelies Van Parys at September Me, Amersfoort (NL) - Kris Verdonck at Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing (F) - Residencies Laura Colmenares Guerra at Labverde (BR) & Fondation Martell (F) - New installation by David Bowen
Listen to the sun!01.07.2022
HELIOPHONE by Aernoudt Jacobs
Everyone knows that sound needs a medium to propagate sound waves. There is no sound in a vacuum. In space there is no sound, absolute silence will never exist for us either. Silence is a relative phenomenon, an ideal state.
What would happen if there was no vacuum in space? What would be the sound in space like? It is probably a good thing that there is no sound in space. The species on earth would have certainly evolved with a different set of ears.
Heliophone is an installation which turns sunlight into sound. In order to create this installation, Jacobs researched the ‘photo-acoustic principle’ as discovered by Alexander Graham Bell. Bell proved that a strong light source can be converted into an acoustic wave and, moreover that any material comes with a sonority that will be revealed by hitting it with a strong periodically interrupted beam of light. The principle of Heliophone is simple: energy from the sun is transformed into sound without electronic amplification. In the design, however, Jacobs combines an array of traditional and cutting-edge technologies. Heliophone follows the trajectory of the sun, catching the sunlight and focusing it, via a parabolic lens, onto one point. There, a rotating disk chops the light up into small fragments. A photo-acoustic cell further transforms the light fragments into sound, made audible by a large horn.
With Heliophone, a sound piece is created for the sun; the tonality changes constantly with the intensity of light. This way, the notion of ‘environmental sounds’ gains an entirely different connotation.
News & Agenda June 202201.06.2022
David Bowen at Share Festival, Torino (IT) - Annelies Van Parys at Oranjewoud Festival (NL) - A Two Dogs Company / Kris Verdonck at NTGent (B) - A Two Dogs Company / Kris Verdonck at HISK/Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten/Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Brussels (B) - Laura Colmenares Guerra: RE/VERSE (work in progress) - David Bowen: plant bot (working title) - Lawrence Malstaf: NEVEL 1/66 (new edition)
News April & May 202201.04.2022
Kris Verdonck with SCREENS on the Belgian railway network - EXTRACTIONS 22 exhibition & performances at A Two Dogs Company - Annelies Van Parys world première Pianoconcerto by Antwerp Symphony Orchestra - Lawrence Malstaf with SEAGULL FOUNTAIN, a new work in progress - In Memoriam Hermann Nitsch 1938 - 2022
News & Agenda March 202201.03.2022
Lawrence Malstaf with Nemo Observatorium at Les Safra'numériques - Annelies Van Parys arr. Chants d'Auvergne by Oxalys - Annelies Van Parys World Creation Eco… del vuoto by Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam - Online lecture by Lawrence Malstaf & Conversations 02012 at ZHI Art Museum - Upcoming at Europalia Trains & Tracks SCREENS by Kris Verdonck
News & Agenda February 202201.01.2022
Lawrence Malstaf in SLOW (36h) at Concertgebouw Brugge (B) - David Bowen at Mois Multi, Québec (CA) - Laura Colmenares Guerra in F.A.S.T, Brussels (B) - DEMO, short film by Kris Verdonck in production - Composer Annelies Van Parys Is in Love With the Very Essence of Sound (article)
News & Agenda November 202101.11.2021
Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company & KASK present: The Lost Ones (after Samuel Beckett) - David Bowen with cloud piano in Piano is not dead at Le Tetris, Le Havre (F) - Annelies Van Parys with Lost & Found (EUROPALIA) at Brussels Central & Antwerp Central Station (B) - David Bowen with growth rendering device in Artifice Numérique #4: Végetalisons at Le Hublot, Nice (F) - Lawrence Malstaf with Conversations 02012 at ZHI Art Museum, Chengdu (ROC) - Lawrence Malstaf developing works for Hamsunsenteret in Hamarøy (NO)
News October 202101.10.2021
Laura Colmenares Guerra in "Hack-à-deux" at BOZAR, Brussels (B) - David Bowen at MMAM, Winona, Minnesota (USA)