Laura Colmenares Guerra - Ríos Trilogy

News & Agenda May 2023


Laura Colmenares Guerra Ríos Trilogy release - Alex VerhaesNo myths for these countries of the mind at Dauwens & Beernaert - Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff Tipping Point  at Bleue 3ième édition - Lawrence Malstaf OVERVIEW 02016 in Topologies of the Real - David Bowen tele-present wind at Kapelica Gallery - Kris Verdonck & Annelies Van Parys PREY - Lawrence Malstaf Tromsø Observatorium 02023 - 02024

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Aernoudt Jacobs, Glass Vibration Gaze

News & Agenda April 2023


Aernoudt Jacobs at Rewire Festival 2023, The Hague (NL) - Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff in festival des arts numériques Rêveries, Beauvais (F) - David Bowen at Kapelica gallery, Ljubljana (SLO) - Lawrence Malstaf in Topologies of the Real, MoCAUP, Shenzhen (CN)

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Nika Prokopenka

News & Agenda March 2023


Kris Verdonck & Annelies Van Parys: Première PREY - Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff at Safra'Numériques - New projects by Lawrence Malstaf

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Lawrence Malstaf, Nevel 1/16 Scale Model

News & Agenda February 2023


Lawrence Malstaf with Nevel at Dansens Hus, Oslo (NO) - Nevel Limited Edition -  Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff at Centre Tignous d'Art Contemporain, Montreuil (F) and l’Atheneum, centre culturel de l'université de Bourgogne & Un Singe en Hiver, Dijon (F) - Kris Verdonck & Annelies Van Parys, première PREY at Théâtre Varia, Bruxelles (B)

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David Bowen, Narcissus (working title)

News & Agenda December 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)

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Grégoire Édouard

Biennale Chroniques in Marseille (F)


Lawrence Malstaf & Kris Verdonck at Biennale Chroniques in Marseille (F)

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Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff - Tipping Point (photo: Grégoire Edouard)

News & Agenda October - November 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)

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David Bowen - spacejunk

News & Agenda September 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

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Aernoudt Jacobs - Heliophone © Aneil Karia

Listen to the sun!


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.

David Bowen - plant drone

News & Agenda June 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)

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