New Publication Lawrence Malstaf

22.09.2017

FILE SOLO at CCBB
São Paulo (BR)

FILE SOLO 2017. Lawrence Malstaf: The poetics of immersion

“Lawrence Malstaf: The poetics of immersion” by Paula Perissinotto & Ricardo Barreto. FILE SOLO 2017 – Exhibition. Installations: 6 works with their own texts. “The edginess of the body” by Pieter T’Jonck. “A state of pure observation” by Steven Sourbron. “Lawrence Malstaf interviewed by Dominique Moulon”. “Man/Machine – or how to reassemble the globe. A short reflection on Lawrence Malstaf and his art practice” by Tale Næss. “That which lies in-between. Reflection after collaboration: A conversation with the artist Lawrence Malstaf” by Astri Fremmerlid.

Editorial Concept: Paula Perissinotto and Ricardo Barreto
Design: André Lenz
Year: 2017
Pages: 124

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David Bowen - Biennale Némo

09.12.2017 - 04.03.2018

Le 104 - Les Faits du Hasard
Paris (F)

tele-present wind - 2011
This installation consists of a series of 42 x/y tilting mechanical devices connected to thin dried plant stalks installed in a gallery and a dried plant stalk connected to an accelerometer installed outdoors. When the wind blows it causes the stalk outside to sway. The accelerometer detects this movement transmitting the motion to the grouping of devices in the gallery. Therefore the stalks in the gallery space move in real-time and in unison based on the movement of the wind outside.

Biennale Némo
Le Centquatre
David Bowen

Lawrence Malstaf - Biennale Némo

09.12.2017 - 04.03.2018

Le 104 - Les Faits du Hasard
Paris (F)

Conversations 02012
A couple of vibrating chairs are slowly moving and turning randomly through the space. They seem to search and reject each other with soft humming sounds. When a visitor passes by or sits down, the chairs hesitate and then carefully try out different patterns. The patterns are not designed; it is a self-organizing system where new compositions and new behavior arises spontaneously through the duration of the installation.

Biennale Némo
Le Centquatre
Lawrence Malstaf

Event Horizon at KIKK Festival

02.11.2017 - 11.11.2017

KIKK Festival - Invisible Naratives
Galerie du Beffroi, Namur (B)

Between poetry and technology, artists are revealing the invisible, they tell us stories awaking our senses and showing possible worlds. The artworks disturb our reason and play with the imaginary, a visual, acoustic, luminous, geometric, tangible, abstract or hypnotic travel in the world of invisible narratives.

Event Horizon 02015
KIKK Festival

Shrink at KIKK Festival

02.11.2017 - 05.11.2017

KIKK Festival - Invisible Naratives
Eglise d'Harscamp, Namur (B)

Two large, transparent plastic sheets and a device that gradually sucks the air out from between them leave the body vacuum-packed and vertically suspended. The transparent tube inserted between the two surfaces allows the person inside the installation to regulate the flow of air. As a result of the increasing pressure between the plastic sheets, the surface of the packed body gradually freezes into multiple micro-folds. For the duration of the performance the person inside moves slowly and changes positions, which vary from an almost embryonic position to one resembling a crucified body.

At KIKK Festival there will be 6 Shrinks and the bodies of 6 performers.

KIKK Festival
Shrink

Jacques Charlier - Une Rétrospective

14.10.2017 - 14.01.2018

La Panacée
Montpellier (F)

Solo-exhibition Jacques Charlier - Une Rétrospective 
curated by Nicolas Bourriaud
at La Panacée, Montpellier (F).

The Belgian artist Jacques Charlier is one of the pioneers of European conceptual art in which he has integrated humor and comics, but also a professional life and rock - he has released several post-punk albums at the end of the 1970s.
Starting from a critical sociology of the art world, Jacques Charlier evolved into a complex and unclassifiable art that evokes the spirit of Francis Picabia while anticipating the American art of the 1990s and especially Mike Kelley.
His work sheds a decisive light on the relations between Europe and the United States in the 1960s, before continuing with total eccentricity in relation to the art of his time.
This is the first retrospective of the artist in France.

Shrink at FILE Brasilia 2017

12.10.2017 - 09.12.2017

CCBB
Brasilia (BR)

The theme ‘Electronic Art in the Disruptive Age’ was chosen specifically for the Festival’s first edition in Brasilia. It presents innovative works which are arranged in four different groups – or aspects – which represent new behaviors in the contemporary world: Experiential Body, Kinetic Body, Virtual Body, and Playful Body.

Shrink 01995

FILE Brasilia

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Nemo Observatorium - Nuit Blanche Brussels

07.10.2017

Nuit Blanche Brussels - Power Games
Galerie du Parlement, Brussels (B)

A transparent cylinder, polystyrene particles and five fans… The instantly spectacular installation is in fact a hypnotic machine encouraging meditation. Nemo Observatorium 02002 can be watched from a seat placed inside the whirlpool or outside of the tube. Everything is calm and peaceful in the eye of the storm. Spectators can follow the circular movement of the balls, concentrating on the threedimensional forms they draw or listen to the cascade-like sound they make. Lawrence Malstaf challenges them to remain calm and focused in a constantly changing environment.

Nuit Blanche Brussels

Het Kanaal

01.10.2017

Theater aan het Vrijthof
Maastricht (NL)

On a beach near Calais a young refugee prepares himself to swim across the Channel, towards his new future. 
The new text by author Gaea Schoeters is mirrored by recently recovered Shakespeare-text. Composer Annelies Van Parys uses the Shakespeare-text as a libretto for a cycle of songs, which set the refugee theme in a historical perspective. 
Scenography by Anneleen De Causmaecker.

- the show is performed in Dutch but subtitled in English - 

Tickets: Theater aan het Vrijthof

Muziektheater Transparant
Queer Arts Festival
Het Geluid Maastricht
Operadagen Rotterdam
Perignem

PUST / EXHALE

28.09.2017 - 01.08.2017

Dansens Hus
Oslo (NO)

Dance by Liv Hanne Haugen and electronic sounds, performed live by one of Norways leading and internationally acclaimed electronic musicians Per Martinsen, communicate abstractly and open - sometimes violently and loud, other times soft and quiet, with each other, always in presence of the sound of breathing. Visual artist Lawrence Malstaf is manipulating, pulling and re-shaping the bubble in a dance that also makes the audience move. 
Finally the audience has the chance to monitor their own breath standing side by side on a line while dropping pebbles in a papercup leaving us wondering how many more breaths to go. 

Dansens Hus

Ars Electronica 2017 - Artificial Intelligence - The Other I

07.09.2017 - 11.09.2017

POSTCITY
Linz (AT)

David Bowen, flyAI - 2016
This installation creates a situation where the fate of a colony of living houseflies is determined by the accuracy of artificial-intelligence software.

Ars Electronica

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POLYGON

25.08.2017 - 27.08.2017

RakettNatt
Tromsø (NO)

Polygon is a large kinetic structure composed of lightweight articulating tubes hanging from thin wires. Via a mechanism of motors and counterweights it becomes a geometric landscape that moves organically and adjusts its shape and balance unpredictably. 

Video Polygon
Lawrence Malstaf

Lawrence Malstaf - The poetics of immersion

22.07.2017 - 18.09.2017

FILE SOLO
CCBB - São Paulo (BR)

FILE - Festival Internacional de Linguagem Eletrônica  and CCBB come together to present an individual exhibition by the Belgian artist Lawrence Malstaf, opening on 22 July 2017, as the inaugural show of FILE SOLO, confirming the expansion of FILE Festival, that is now in its 18th year.

FILE SOLO - Lawrence Malstaf
CCBB - São Paulo
FILE Festival 2017 - Bubbling Universes
Lawrence Malstaf

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LAWRENCE MALSTAF WITH 'OVERVIEW' IN BUBBLING UNIVERSES

18.07.2017 - 03.09.2017

FILE SÃO PAULO 2017 - GROUPEXHIBITION
Fiesp Cultural Center, São Paulo (BR)

Bubbling Universes - "The emergence of social networks has led to a multiplicity of events on a scale never seen before. The unchecked proliferation of information has now reached an astonishing level and is stored in an unprecedented amount of storage, accessed by thousands of networked data devices. This exponential increase in accessible information overwhelms us all in an incessant and overwhelming flow of concepts, images, opinions and desires. No one is exempt from this cross-contamination, no discipline succeeds in remaining within set boundaries. The proliferation of worlds and tendencies carries us into an indeterminate plurality. All and everything is expanding, like a star in its Red Giant phase, ready to explode at any time. What was immense and infinite has become small when faced with the multiverse. We live in an age of bubbling universes." 
Paula Perissinotto and Ricardo Barreto (FILE Founders and Organizers)

FILE Festival 2017 - Bubbling Universe
FILE SOLO - Lawrence Malstaf
Lawrence Malstaf

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Round Table: Sound in Visual Art

28.06.2017 - 28.06.2017

CENTRALE for Contemporary Art
Brussels (B)

CENTRALE for contemporary art and OVERTOON, Brussels platform for sound art, kindly invite you for the round table event Sound in Visual Art

An international panel of experts will gather to debate sound in visual art. Over the recent years we have observed a revived dynamic in the role of sound throughout a variety of visual art work. In the course of an afternoon we want to take a closer look at this hybrid field with interventions by curators and artists who have affinities with the dimension of sound in art. 

The round table is an event in the context of the exhibition Où sont les sons? Where Are Sounds? curated by Nicole Gingras, with the support of Kunstenpunt

The event will be held in English.

Free entrance, registration required:
T. +32 (0)2 279 64 52 - info@centrale.brussels

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Het Kanaal - Première

13.05.2017 - 13.05.2017

Operadagen Rotterdam
Rotterdam (NL)

On a beach near Calais a young refugee prepares himself to swim across the Channel, towards his new future. 
The new text by author Gaea Schoeters is mirrored by recently recovered Shakespeare-text. Composer Annelies Van Parys uses the Shakespeare-text as a libretto for a cycle of songs, which set the refugee theme in a historical perspective. 
Scenography by Anneleen De Causmaecker.

Tickets: Operadagen Rotterdam

Muziektheater Transparant
Queer Arts Festival
Het Geluid Maastricht
Operadagen Rotterdam
Perignem

D'Days Paris

02.05.2017 - 14.05.2017

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Paris (F)

'Submersion : Exploration en eaux profondes' with 46º41'58.365" lat. -91º59'49.0128" long. @ 30m  by David Bowen at D'Days, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (F)

L'Ososphère

28.04.2017 - 07.05.2017

La COOP
Strasbourg (F

Conversations & Sandbible by Lawrence Malstaf are part of the parcours artistique at L'Ososphère in Strasbourg (F)

Nachtelijk Symposium

19.04.2017 - 02.06.2017

KVS & On Tour
Brussels, Mechelen, Antwerpen, Gent (B)

Mesut Arslan, Platform 0090 & KVS.

Mesut Arslan places the actors and the text in artist Lawrence Malstaf’s installation of spinning tops. The audience is gathered around an open arena in which not only the tops, but also the characters, start revolving around each other. In this way the director sets the inner identity of a family and the surrounding audience in motion. 

Lawrence Malstaf
KVS

Où sont les sons? / Where are sounds?

19.04.2017 - 10.09.2017

Centrale for Contemporary Art
Brussels (B)

Where Are Sounds? is an exhibition put together by Nicole Gingras, an independent curator interested in the links between sound and image, and in listening as a means of relating to the world. With regard to this exhibition, the curator comments: “Where are sounds? Where are they going? This double question, so simple at first sight, reveals several essential aspects specific to listening, including the predispositions of listeners at all sound events. The exhibition also allows us to examine the ways in which sounds manifest themselves and travel through a given site, in public places or during our daily wanderings. Several artists have explored these issues. Some work in sound, probing the intensity of sonic masses, while others are interested in noise or aural traces; still others focus on silence, the near-inaudible or imperceptible. Finally, some convert a sound phenomenon into an object, a sculpture or temporal experience. Where Are Sounds? suggests that it is not only possible to hear a sound, but also to see it, touch it, be pervaded by it.”

With Christoph De Boeck (B), Raymond Gervais (CA), Aernoudt Jacobs (B), Anne-Françoise Jacques (CA), Rolf Julius (D), Yann Leguay (F/B) et Gaétan Rusquet (B), Bernhard Leitner (AT), Lawrence Malstaf (B/NO), Dominique Petitgand (F), Martin Tétreault (CA) and dieb13 (AT), Davide Tidoni (IT/B), Katerina Undo (GR/B). 

Overtoon
Centrale for Contemporary Art

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Plan Your Art Trip to Brussels

19.04.2017 - 26.04.2017

Brussels (B)
Various locations

Plan your art visit to Brussels between 19 and 26 April 2017 and discover a contemporary art programme with exhibitions, art fairs, performances and events. 

Download our art plan here and combine your visit to WIELS, Art Brussels, Independent & Poppositions with the exhibition Où sont les sons? Where Are Sounds? at CENTRALE for Contemporary Art, the installation Heliophone by Aernoudt Jacobs at Musical Instruments Museum and the performance Nachtelijk Symposium at KVS.

Enjoy your art trip to Brussels!


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Où sont les sons? Where Are Sounds? - Extra Muros

19.04.2017 - 02.07.2017

Musical Instruments Museum
Brussles (B)

Heliophone by Aernoudt Jacobs is a sound work in which a tone is continually modulated according to the intensity of sunlight. 

Musical Instruments Museum

BIG BANG DATA

07.04.2017 - 14.08.2017

Dox, Centre for Contemporary Art
Prague (CZ)

tele-present water  by David Bowen is featured in Big Bang DataThis installation draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. 

DOX Prague
David Bowen

nuitnumérique #14 kinestezi

11.03.2017 - 24.05.2017

Saint-Ex - Centre Culturel Numérique
Reims (F)

Compass, 02005 is an orientation machine to wear around your waist. It directs you left and right while walking. It guides you through virtual corridors, rooms and doors programmed in the physical exhibition space, or any location. The apparatus imposes an attraction or repulsion on your waist, like you are in a magnetic field. You can explore this environment and discover a tactile architecture. The machine is programmed to make you follow an invisible map but you can choose between resisting to the machine or giving in and letting yourself be guided.

Saint-Ex Reims

Het Kanaal / Crossing Borders

17.02.2017 - 19.02.2017

Rataplan
Antwerpen (B)

On a beach near Calais a young refugee prepares himself to swim across the Channel, towards his new future. 
The new text by author Gaea Schoeters is mirrored by recently recovered Shakespeare-text. Composer Annelies Van Parys uses the Shakespeare-text as a libretto for a cycle of songs, which set the refugee theme in a historical perspective. 
Scenography by Anneleen De Causmaecker.

Avant-première:
Opera XXI, Antwerpen (B): 24 April 2017

Première:
Opera Days Rotterdam (NL): 11 - 13 May 2017

Muziektheater Transparant
Queer Arts Festival
Het Geluid Maastricht
Opera Days Rotterdam

MELTING

24.01.2017

Grand Theatre
Groningen (NL)

MELTING is an investigation of various questions related to the scientific, economic and psychological reasons for, and consequences of, our presumed current climate crisis.

Grand Theatre Groningen
Lawrence Malstaf
Amund Sjølie Sveen
Slagr

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RE-EMBODIED: FROM INFORMATION TO SCULPTURE

12.01.2017 - 09.04.2017

Telfair Museums, Jepson Center
Savannah (US)

water surface and 46°41'58.365" lat. -91°59'49.0128" long. @ 30m  by David Bowen are included in Re-embodied: From Information to Sculpture a group exhibition at the Telfair Museum in Savannah (US).

FOLDING: HYBRID MATTERS PRODUCTION GRANT AND TOURING EXHIBITION

24.11.2016 - 18.12.2016

Forum Box
Helsinki (FI)

Lawrence Malstaf his proposal FOLDING stems from a research project on traditional origami techniques and contemporary 3D modeling software and explores the borderline between representation and abstraction. The aim is to accumulate a series of full scale kinetic sculptures based on 3D scans of the exhibition visitors. The sculptures expand and shrink according to motion patterns of the public in the space. Thus the visitors are reanimating the abstracted models of earlier visitors and create a responsive choir of breathing avatars. A metaphor for the blurring boundaries between animate nature and inanimate simulation and modeling technology.

Hybrid Matters - Production Grant

Hybrid Matters - Touring Exhibition

 Forum Box, Helsinki (FI) 

Première 'Perspectives' - Quatuors de Quatuors

17.11.2016

Ars Musica Festival
Eglise Protestante, Place du Musée 2, Brussels (B)

'Perspectives', a creation for four string-quartets by Annelies Van Parys. Commissioned by Ars Musica. With Quatuor Zerkalo, Quatuor MP4, Quatuor Donnacorda, Quatuor Amon.

Ars Musica Festival

Première PUST / Exhale

13.11.2016

DanseFestival Barents
Arctic Culture Centre, Hammerfest (NO)

This project has its starting point in a movement we all share: breathing. Through dance, installation art and electronic music and by roles between performer and audience which are sliding and shifting, we hope to move from an I to a we, from individual to community. The project seeks to strengthen the self-esteem through community as a starting point. A multitude of unique breath. The project seeks to create a space where the public will own habits and BREATHE conscious to contribute to greater freedom of action, individually and collectively.

Idea: Liv Hanne Haugen - Concept: Lawrence Malstaf and Liv Hanne Haugen - Composer and musician: Per Martinsen - Installation and light: Lawrence Malstaf - Dance and voice: Liv Hanne Haugen - Text: Vibeke Thorp - Producer: Anne Katrine Haugen - Consultant: Margunn Kilde - Production: Haugen Productions

DanseFestival Barents

Première 'Come fiume incessante' by Quatuor Diotima

29.10.2016

Festival 20/21
STUK, Leuven (B)

In a short time, the Diotima Quartet has distinguished itself as one of the most outstanding interpreters of the contemporary string-quartet repertoire. They’ll play the very first string quartet 'Come fiume incessante' by Annelies Van Parys. 

Programme: Enno Poppe, Alberto Posadas, Annelies Van Parys 

Festival 20/21

Moths, Crabs, Fluids

22.10.2016 - 30.11.2016

WRO Art Center at Griffin Art Space
The Koszyki Hall, Warsaw (PL)

tele-present water draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. The wave intensity and frequency collected from the buoy is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure, resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant location. This work physically replicates a remote experience and makes observation of the activity of an isolated object possible through direct communication.

Griffin Art Space

WRO Art Center

David Bowen

Power to change - 20th Anniversary Japan Media Arts Festival

15.10.2016 - 06.11.2016

Japan Media Arts Festival
3331Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo (JP)

David Bowen - growth modeling device - 2009
This system uses lasers to scan an onion plant from one of three angles. As the plant is scanned a fuse deposition modeler in real-time creates a plastic model based on the information collected. The device repeats this process every twenty-four hours scanning from a different angle. After a new model is produced the system advances a conveyor approximately 17 inches so the cycle can repeat. The result is a series of plastic models illustrating the growth of the plant from three different angles. 

Japan Media Arts Festival - 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Borders & Projections

12.10.2016 - 10.11.2016

Festival accès)s(
Pau (F)

landscape #1 and 46°41'58.365" lat. -91°59'49.0128" long. @ 30m by David Bowen are on view in 'Borders & Projections', a group exhibition at Festival accès)s( in Pau (F).

EAST, SCENOGRAPHY FOR A DANCE-SOLO BY ARCO RENZ

05.10.2016 - 16.11.2016

De Brakke Grond - Schouwburg Kortrijk - Kunstencentrum Vooruit
Amsterdam (NL) - Kortrijk (B) - Gent (B)

What an amazing, obsessive show!
 
Drawing from fifteen years of creative experience between Europe and Asia, Arco Renz throws his body to create seemingly alien movements, yet part of our artistic and cultural background. 
EAST exposes and simultaneously shakes up the stereotyped portrayals of the differences between East and West. We are in another world, our body and soul engaged in a thrilling dialogue with the surrounding lights, the staging and the music played live.
The performance evolves inside 'Spheres', an installation by Lawrence Malstaf.

Kobalt Works EAST

De Brakke Grond

Schouwburg Kortrijk

Vooruit

Britt Hatzius - Blind Cinema

28.09.2016 - 30.09.2016

STUK Start - Cinema ZED
Leuven (B)

In the darkness of a cinema space, the audience sits blindfolded. Behind each row of audience members is a row of children who in hushed voices describe a film only they can see. Accompanied by the soundtrack, the whispered descriptions are a fragile, fragmentary and at times struggling but courageous attempt by the children to make sense of what they see projected on the screen for the first time. Blind Cinema makes us aware of the possibilities and limits of language and our imagination.

Each night, the film is performed by a new group of children between 9 and 11 years old. In focusing on that which lies beyond the sense of sight, the attention oscillates between one’s own mind’s eye, guided by the whispering voice, and the shared physical space of the darkened cinema.

In collaboration with Artforum 

STUK

CODE_n

20.09.2016 - 22.09.2016

ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Karlsruhe (D)

tele-present water by David Bowen is included in CODE-n at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (D)

Jacques Charlier

16.09.2016 - 25.09.2016

Wunderground
Metro Parc, Brussels (B)

The Brussels' underground is celebrating its 40th birthday with the first arts festival underground: Wunderground. Jacques Charlier is invited to occupy Metro Parc with posters and images from his mise-en-scènes that give an exceptional overview of more than 30 years of the artist's activity.

Eco Expanded City

01.09.2016 - 31.10.2016

WRO Center
Koszyki Hall, Warsaw (PL)

Eco Expanded City is an exhibition-cum-workshop project, combining a series of shows and events, exploring imagined and real, past, historical and potential relationships among society, art, nature and technology as they are rendered in artistic and design practices, revealing their mutual interpenetrations and interdependences.

telepresent water by David Bowen is featured in Eco Expanded City, a group exhibition organized by WRO Center and taking place at Koszyki Hall, Warsaw.

Cosmos - Project Daejeon 2016

26.07.2016 - 20.11.2016

Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon
South Korea

The theme of Project Daejeon 2016 is COSMOS. The quest for the origins of life in the universe has inspired many artists. Project Daejeon 2016 has an ambition to break with the stereotypical view of the world and humanity and wishes to give a deeper insight into art and science through various collaborations.

Event Horizon: Dust particles are suspended in a light beam which is slowly scanning a dark room. Visitors can enter wearing a protective gas mask and witness the silent complexity of matter with millions of fragments forming a temporary micro universe. Remote sounds of human masses and activity fill the otherwise empty room.

MU - 'Weather or Not' group exhibition

01.07.2016 - 25.09.2016

MU
Torenallee 40-06 (Strijp-S), Eindhoven (NL)

Sun, wind and rain enter the exhibition space in unexpected, poetic ways. Measurements and weather in uences are translated into images, movement and sound. The weather becomes something more personal, more tangible. As our amazement grows, so does the feeling of human insigni dance versus the complexity and unpredictability of the climate system: we set things in motion but we clearly can’t oversee the consequences. Meanwhile, come rain or shine, MU continues to keep a weather eye on any relevant developments!

Weather or Not

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Premiere 'State & Ecstasy'

24.05.2016

FESTSPILLENE I NORD-NORGE
Harstad (NO)

'State & Ecstasy' is a performance with dance, installation, music, poetry: five artists dig into collectivity, both politically and existentially. The result is a subjective and beautiful examination of individualisation and freedom, and a fervent desire - both in art and politics - to achieve a collective ecstasy.

With Amund Sjølie Sveen, Lawrence Malstaf, Jon Tombre, Liv Hanne Haugen and Tale Næss.

FINN, Harstad (NO)

FIELD RECORDINGS - INTERACTIVE SOUND-INSTALLATION & PERFORMANCE

21.05.2016 - 22.05.2016

Operadagen Rotterdam - Operawandeling
Garage Rotterdam (NL)

The upheaval after the Great War in an interactive performance. Sound rises from the earth: rustling, murmuring… echoes of battle, but also voices and snatches of music. As visitors move through this installation, the sounds retreat. Wherever humans go, the music hushes to a murmur. This interactive sound installation, created by Anneleen de CausmaeckerAnnelies Van Parys and Peter Verhelst, is brought to life by the live performance of Els Mondelaers. 

Operadagen Rotterdam

Wesendonck Lieder Heute - Het Geluid Maastricht

21.05.2016 - 22.05.2016

Operadagen Rotterdam - Operawandeling
Garage Rotterdam (NL)

Het Geluid Maastricht gives for the avant- premiere of Wesendonck Lieder Heute,  in collaboration with composer Annelies Van Parys, a contemporary vision of the songs by Wagner.

Operadagen Rotterdam

FOLDING: HYBRID MATTERS PRODUCTION GRANT AND TOURING EXHIBITION

20.05.2016 - 30.11.2016

Kunsthal Grenland / Nikolaj Kunsthall / Forum Box
Porsgrunn (NO) / Copenhagen (DK) / Helsinki (FI)

Lawrence Malstaf his proposal FOLDING stems from a research project on traditional origami techniques and contemporary 3D modeling software and explores the borderline between representation and abstraction. The aim is to accumulate a series of full scale kinetic sculptures based on 3D scans of the exhibition visitors. The sculptures expand and shrink according to motion patterns of the public in the space. Thus the visitors are reanimating the abstracted models of earlier visitors and create a responsive choir of breathing avatars. A metaphor for the blurring boundaries between animate nature and inanimate simulation and modeling technology.

Hybrid Matters - Production Grant

Hybrid Matters - Touring Exhibition

- 19 March - 8 May 2016: Kunsthal Grenland, Porsgrunn (NO)
- 20 May - 31 July 2016: Nikolaj Kunsthall, Copenhagen (DK)
- 24 November - 18 December 2016: Forum Box, Helsinki (FI) 

David Bowen at The Mattress Factory

20.05.2016 - 12.02.2017

The Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art
Factory Installed @ 1414 Monterey Street, Pittsburgh (US)

The twigs in the SPACEJUNK installation by David Bowen point in unison in the direction of the oldest piece of human made space debris currently above the horizon. The debris being tracked are spent rocket bodies, parts from broken satellites and wayward tools launched in missions as far back as 1959. When the piece of debris being tracked drops below the installation’s horizon the twigs go to a rested downward pointing position an await the next debris to appear. The composition of the installation is continually changing as it tracks the oldest discarded objects orbiting the earth that enter its point of view.

The Mattress Factory

Hermann Nitsch - Ritual

14.05.2016 - 04.02.2017

nitsch museum
Mistelbach (AT)

The exhibition HERMANN NITSCH – RITUAL at the nitsch museum in Mistelbach (AT) focusses on the signification of rituals in religion and art in the work of Hermann Nitsch. 

The yearly 'Pfingstfest' takes place at Schloss Prinzendorf (AT) on Pentecost Sunday 15 May 2016 and starts at 13:00.

Hermann Nitsch

Nitsch Foundation

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Mirror & Shrink at SPOR Festival

12.05.2016 - 15.04.2016

SPOR Festival
Aarhus (DK)

Mirror 02002: A dark room with a large vibrating mirror deforms the reflection of the visitor. At first the vibrations are so subtle that you might wonder if it are your own eyes that are having trouble to focus. But gradually it becomes more obvious that the mirror is actually moving and mutating the mirror image into a Francis Bacon portrait. Yet the visual impression is so real that some people feel the urge to check if their body is actually decomposing or not. In the end the body evaporates and disappears.

Shrink 01995: Two large, transparent plastic sheets and a device that gradually sucks the air out from between them leave the body (in this case the artist himself) vacuum-packed and vertically suspended. The transparent tube inserted between the two surfaces allows the person inside the installation to regulate the flow of air. As a result of the increasing pressure between the plastic sheets, the surface of the packed body gradually freezes into multiple micro-folds. For the duration of the performance the person inside moves slowly and changes positions, which vary from an almost embryonic position to one resembling a crucified body.

SPOR Festival

Event Horizon at Mapping Festival

28.04.2016 - 08.05.2016

Mapping Festival
Geneva (CH)

In the installation Event Horizon, dust particles are suspended in a beam of light that is slowly scanning a dark room. Visitors are invited to wear a protective gas mask and, thus made conscious of their own breath, witness the silent complexity of matter with millions of fragments forming a temporary micro-universe. Matter is taking centre stage, dancing in the light and airstreams of the black box, with remote sounds of human masses and activity filling the otherwise empty room.

With environmental challenges, population growth and our ever-expanding needs in mind, the Malstaf brothers sought a way to zoom out and contemplate our temporary existence on spaceship Earth. The aim: "Making a work with a minimum amount of material and the biggest possible spatial impact."

Mapping Festival

Opera - Private View

26.04.2016 - 29.04.2016

Premièred at Opera XXI
On tour in Europe

Annelies Van Parys, one of the resident composers at Muziektheater Transparant, writes Private View, her first opera, for the Opera XXI festival.

Following her composition for the successful production Ruhe, performed by Collegium Vocale Gent, and the impressive Een Oresteia, she is continuing her artistic course in musical theatre. 
Private View confronts us with the ambiguity of watching and being watched, an issue that seems more relevant today than in the past: Big Brother is watching you, more than ever.

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MELTING

22.04.2016 - 23.04.2016

BIT Teatergarasjen
Bergen (NO)

MELTING is an investigation of various questions related to the scientific, economic and psychological reasons for, and consequences of, our presumed current climate crisis.

BIT Teatergarasjen

Lawrence Malstaf

Amund Sjølie Sveen

Slagr

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FESTIVAL EXIT 2016: PERCEPTIONS

07.04.2016 - 17.04.2016

Maison des Arts
Créteil (F)

Nevel a matrix of nine pivoting walls forms a labyrinth whose architecture continuously changes. A sequence of different compositions creates choreography of spaces flowing into one another. It is an auto choreographic space to wander and get lost in, like in a mutating city, to linger and surrender to the disorientation.

Exposition Perceptions

Black Box at STRP SCENE #1

01.04.2016 - 01.03.2016

Designhuis
Eindhoven (NL)

STRP SCENE #1 - Society of the Senses

Black Box by Christoph De Boeck is a wooden object with a cut-out in its base made to fit your head. The object becomes an interface: eight contact points transfer audio onto your skull. You will hear how the space surrounding you invades your head even when you cover your ears. Gradually all concrete aspects are removed until all that is left is a click that dances across the inner side of your skull.

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Parcours

25.03.2016 - 25.03.2016

De Bijloke
Gent (B)

ChampdAction presents PARCOURS in Dialogues at De Bijloke. PARCOURS (2009) was the first co-operation between composer Annelies Van Parys and visual artist Anneleen De Causmaecker. The virtuoso performer is Jan Van Hoecke (Recorder).

Via Crucis - Cello Quartet

22.03.2016 - 22.03.2016

Klarafestival
BOZAR, Brussels (B)

Klarafestival asked Annelies Van Parys to create a new contribution for cello quartet using the hymn Vexilla Regis from Via Crucis as a starting point. 

East, Scenography for a dance-solo by Arco Renz

15.03.2016 - 16.03.2016

Les Brigitinnes
Brussels (B)

What an amazing, obsessive show!
 
Drawing from fifteen years of creative experience between Europe and Asia, Arco Renz throws his body to create seemingly alien movements, yet part of our artistic and cultural background. 
EAST exposes and simultaneously shakes up the stereotyped portrayals of the differences between East and West. We are in another world, our body and soul engaged in a thrilling dialogue with the surrounding lights, the staging and the music played live.
The performance evolves inside a spheric installation by Lawrence Malstaf.

Les Brigittines - Tickets

Kobalt Works

FESTIVAL VIA 2016: PERCEPTIONS

10.03.2016 - 20.03.2016

Le Manège
Maubeuge (F)

Nevel a matrix of nine pivoting walls forms a labyrinth whose architecture continuously changes. A sequence of different compositions creates choreography of spaces flowing into one another. It is an auto choreographic space to wander and get lost in, like in a mutating city, to linger and surrender to the disorientation

Exposition Perceptions

And Thou Must Suffer

10.03.2016 - 12.03.2016

Klarafestival
Kaaitheater, Brussels (B)

New Composition by Annelies Van Parys commissioned by Muziektheater Transparant for Klarafestival. A prologue and epilogue to Bach's St. John Passion.

Image: Wim Delvoye

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Kiki Smith honoured

29.02.2016 - 29.02.2016

International Sculpture Center
Hamilton, NJ (US)

Kiki Smith honoured with the International Sculpture Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2016.

The ISC's Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture.

Peintures pour tous @MAC's

27.02.2016 - 22.05.2016

MAC's - Musée des Arts Contemporains au Grand-Hornu
Hornu (B)

Invited by MAC’s for a major exhibition dedicated to him, Jacques Charlier ironically responds with this advertising slogan: paintings for all! "Italian paintings", "fractal paintings" and "indescribable paintings" are the flagship titles of this jukebox-like exhibition. The aim? To show off their colours, and escape into this ‘radical eclecticism’ in the market, which artists who always use the same ‘tubes’ epitomise. A method? Caricature and pastiche which he administers in such a masterly fashion to the art world, like a spanking. His catchphrase? Spare the rod, spoil the child: because paintings enchant Charlier as much as they disillusion him.

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Catalogue Peinture pour Tous

27.02.2016 - 22.05.2016

MAC's
Hornu (B)

Tentoonstellingscatalogus Jacques Charlier, Peintures pour tous.
Teksten van Denis Gielen, Laurent Busine en Sergio Bonati; gesprek met de kunstenaar. 
Kartonnen kaft, 27 x 21 cm, 96 pagina’s, 60 illustraties. 
ISBN 978-2-930368-65-8

Catalogue de l’exposition Jacques Charlier, Peintures pour tous.
Textes de Denis Gielen, Laurent Busine et Sergio Bonati, entretien avec l’artiste. 
Couverture cartonnée, format 27 x 21 cm, 96 pages, 60 illustrations.
ISBN 978-2-930368-65-8

MAC's, Hornu (B)

HENRI DUPARC / A. VAN PARYS (ARR.) by OXALYS & CHRISTIANNE STOTIJN

22.02.2016

Konzerthaus
Berlin (D)

Henri Duparc's songs - 'Invitation au voyage', 'Phidylé' & 'Le manoir de Rosemonde' - arranged by Annelies Van Parys and performed by Oxalys Ensemble & Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano.

Konzerthaus Berlin

46°41'58.365" LAT. -91°59'49.0128" LONG. @ 30M

17.02.2016 - 02.04.2016

Inter/Access
Toronto (CA)

46°41'58.365" lat. -91°59'49.0128" long. @ 30m by David Bowen refers to the source location where the water surface data was collected for this series. An autonomous aerial vehicle hovering 30 meters above the surface of Lake Superior scanned the water. For this series of five, the vehicle was deployed to the same location on different days and in different weather conditions. The collected data was used to carve a series of cylindrical three-dimensional models in clear acrylic with a CNC router. This process captured the dynamic movements of the waves and ripples from a specific time and location and suspended this ever-changing water pattern into a static transparent form.

Inter/Access

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Burning Ice #9 - Kaaitheater

16.02.2016 - 20.02.2016

Kaaistudio's
Brussels (B)

During BURNING ICE #9 Lawrence Malstaf presents an adapted version of Tipping Point. A large water-filled disc carefully balances on top of a steel support, tilting up and down. An air bubble slowly travels around, disrupting the disc’s balance.

Malstaf shows how small changes can generate enormous consequences. The findings of the Norwegian Polar Institute were his starting point. They investigated the impact of human activity on the arctic ecosystem. Air and water are the main elements in this vast yet delicate thermodynamic process.

New Acquisition: tele-present water

09.02.2016

ZKM
Karlsruhe (D)

ZKM acquired the installation tele-present water by David Bowen for the permanent collection.

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Artefact: Up in the Air

09.02.2016 - 21.02.2016

STUK
Leuven (B)

In the installation Event Horizon dust particles are suspended in a beam of light that is slowly scanning a dark room. Visitors are invited to wear a protective gas mask and witness the silent complexity of matter with millions of fragments forming a temporary micro-universe. Conscious of one’s own breath, matter is taking centre stage, dancing in the light and airstreams of the black box with remote sounds of human masses and activity filling the otherwise empty room.

With environmental challenges, population growth and our ever-expanding needs in mind, the brothers Malstaf sought a way to zoom out and contemplate our temporary existence on spaceship Earth. The aim: ‘Making a work with a minimum amount of material and the biggest possible spatial impact.’ 

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DEUSS MUSIC IS THE NEW PUBLISHER OF ANNELIES VAN PARYS

27.01.2016

Deuss Music
Den Haag (NL)

Deuss Music just announced a new publishing agreement with Flemish composer Annelies Van Parys, effective immediately. 

Deuss Music

ART WITHOUT CONDITIONS

11.10.2015 - 27.12.2015

GALERIE TRIANGLE BLEU
Stavelot (B)

'... Seduced by the generous offer of the Triangle Bleu gallery of curating and presenting an exhibition, Jacques Charlier has made a selection of artists, both young and less young, who in their work remain insensitive to external pressures ... Recommended for lovers of the unexpected.' (Stephen Falk)

Galerie Triangle Bleu

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BOZAR ELECTRONIC ARTS FESTIVAL 2015

08.10.2015 - 18.10.2015

BOZAR
Brussels (B)

WYSIWYG? OR WHAT YOU SEE IS NOT WHAT YOU GET?!

Media Arts Exhibition

Digital or analog? New or old technologies? How does the medium affect the way reality is perceived and represented ? How do we want to perceive reality or how can we? Real and virtual reality, facts and fiction are today inseparable. There are unlimited possibilities for the creation of images. Within the context of art and technology we re-examine the essence of representation and perception, and this by means of creating immersive , interactive and kinetic works. The selected installations approach in different ways the relationships between registration and medium, projection and content, perception and interpretation.

BEAF15

BOZAR

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New Acquisition: Peinture Tragique, 1991

05.10.2015

MuZee
Oostende (B)

MuZee acquired the painting 'Peinture Tragique'_1991 by Jacques Charlier for the permanent collection of the museum.

Nuit Blanche 2015

03.10.2015 - 04.10.2015

Rue du Grand Hospice | Grootgodshuisstraat
Brussels (B)

With the video installation Listen To Me, the Brussels-based sound artist Stijn Demeulenaere reminds us that we do not just listen with our ears, but with our whole being. On every screen, a person is absorbed in listening to sound extracts that we cannot hear. It is left to the imagination to decode the subtle expressions of the filmed faces …

Nuit Blanche 2015

Transporter

27.07.2015 - 21.07.2015

MiramirO
Sint-Baafsabdij, Gent (B)

Transporter 02008 is an installation consisting of two conveyors moving in the opposite direction and a mirror midway moving up and down. The audience chooses this time for a horizontal position and let themselves literally be carried away by the installation. Be prepared for a strange encounter with yourself.

Lawrence Malstaf

MiramirO

Coupling Series

15.06.2015 - 25.07.2015

AC Institute
New York (US)

In Coupling Series, Kok&Deiman tease out the graphical representation of nature found within common garden system models in order to create a playful and ambiguous playground. From perfected depictions of colorful mud to 3D models of growing plants to an absurdly abstract instruction video, the installation comments on utopian ideas of DIY, manipulability, knowledge visualization, and a misplaced sense of control.

INTERLUDES (WORLD PREMIERE)

30.05.2015

Kamermuziekzaal, Concertgebouw Brugge
't Zand 34, 8000 Brugge (B)

Flow, my tears, say the lyrics. And flow they did! In its day, Dowland’s lute song - based on his own Lachrimae pavan - was so popular that it was more or less England’s melancholic anthem. Contemporaries and even the composer himself continuously reinterpreted its melody and characteristic bass line. Annelies Van Parys has used this framework for a new creation, which will be seen and heard in Bruges for the first time.

Hathor Consort
John Dowland - Lachrimae or Seven Tears
Annelies Van Parys - Interludes (world premiere)
Femke Gyselinck - Dance & choreography

Photo: Femke Gyselinck © De Bijloke

Concertgebouw Brugge

New Website

27.05.2015

Tallieu Art Office
Tallieu & Tallieu NV

This new website for the Belgian composer Annelies Van Parys was developed in collaboration with Tallieu & Tallieu

Annelies Van Parys (°1975) studied composition at the University College Ghent, dept. Royal Conservatory with Luc Brewaeys. Her works were granted many awards. In 2011 she received the prestigious Laureateship from the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium. Since 2014 she is also a member of this Royal Academy for Arts and Sciences.

Annelies Van Parys is represented by Tallieu Art Office.

VORMIDABLE: Shrink & Conversations

20.05.2015 - 25.10.2015

Vormidable - Museum Beelden aan Ze
Den Haag (NL)

Shrink 01995 - Two large, transparent plastic sheets and a device that gradually sucks the air out from between them leave the body (in this case the artist himself) vacuum-packed and vertically suspended. The transparent tube inserted between the two surfaces allows the person inside the installation to regulate the flow of air. As a result of the increasing pressure between the plastic sheets, the surface of the packed body gradually freezes into multiple micro-folds. For the duration of the performance the person inside moves slowly and changes positions, which vary from an almost embryonic position to one resembling a crucified body. 

Conversations 02012 - A couple of vibrating chairs are slowly moving and turning randomly through the space. They seem to search and reject each other with soft humming sounds. When a visitor passes by or sits down, the chairs hesitate and then carefully try out different patterns. The patterns are not designed; it is a self-organizing system where new compositions and new behavior arises spontaneously through the duration of the installation.

Museum Beelden aan Zee

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Micro Events

13.05.2015 - 25.05.2015

Théâtre Les Salins
Martigues (F)

Micro Events is a series of cinematic experiences for one person at a time, each involving a table, a microscope and a small mechanical stage. These tiny worlds on a microscopic scale each have their own soundtrack accompanying visitors along a fragmentary path into the infinitely small, guiding them through a labyrinth of detailed descriptions, questions and unstable verifications.

Théâtre Les Salins

Tom Kok

Britt Hatzius

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FIELD RECORDINGS - INTERACTIVE SOUND-INSTALLATION & PERFORMANCE

02.05.2015

Concertgebouw Brugge
't Zand 34, 8000 Brugge (B)

The upheaval after the Great War in an interactive performance. Sound rises from the earth: rustling, murmuring… echoes of battle, but also voices and snatches of music. As visitors move through this installation, the sounds retreat. Wherever humans go, the music hushes to a murmur. This interactive sound installation, created by Anneleen de Causmaecker, Annelies Van Parys and Peter Verhelst, is brought to life by the live performance of Els Mondelaers and Isabelle Balsa. Cellist Arne Deforce plays the prelude.

Concertgebouw Brugge

TELE-PRESENT WATER IN 'BIG BANG DATA'

14.03.2015 - 24.05.2015

FUNDACION TELEFONICA
MADRID (ES)

This installation, tele-present water by David Bowen draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. The wave intensity and frequency collected from a buoy is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure, resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant unknown location. This work physically replicates a remote experience and makes observation of the activity of an isolated object, otherwise lost at sea, possible through direct communication.

Fundación Telefonica / Big Bang Data

Scenography for Oz + Pavilion

25.02.2015 - 25.03.2015

Hålogaland Teater
Teaterplassen , 9007 Tromsø (NO)

Directed by Jon Tombre

Hålogaland Teater

Micro Events - Cinematic Installation

13.02.2015 - 22.03.2015

MoisMulti 2015
Québec (CA)

Micro Events is a series of cinematic experiences for one person at a time, each involving a table, a microscope and a small mechanical stage. These tiny worlds on a microscopic scale each have their own soundtrack accompanying visitors along a fragmentary path into the infinitely small, guiding them through a labyrinth of detailed descriptions, questions and unstable verifications.

MoisMulti

Tom Kok

Britt Hatzius

SHRINK PERFORMANCE

05.02.2015 - 07.02.2015

Barentsspektakel 2015
Kirkenes (NO)

The Shrink-performance will include two Russian and two Norwegian dancers, a large metal scaffold and loads of plastic. The dancers couple up, one Russian and one Norwegian, and vacuum-seal each other; their bodies moving slowly, pausing, changing their pose until they are completely wrapped in plastic and not able to move anymore.

Barentsspektakel

New Installation: Event Horizon

30.01.2015 - 01.02.2015

Small Projects
Tromsø (NO)

Event Horizon - Dust particles are suspended in a light beam which is slowly scanning a dark room. Visitors can enter wearing a protective mask and witness the silent complexity of matter with millions of fragments forming a temporary micro universe. Remote sounds of human masses and activity fill the otherwise empty room.

Small Projects

46°41'58.365" LAT. -91°59'49.0128" LONG. @ 30M

02.01.2015 - 31.01.2016

Beyond the Buzz, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis (US)

46°41'58.365" lat. -91°59'49.0128" long. @ 30m by David Bowen refers to the source location where the water surface data was collected for this series. An autonomous aerial vehicle hovering 30 meters above the surface of Lake Superior scanned the water. For this series of five, the vehicle was deployed to the same location on different days and in different weather conditions. The collected data was used to carve a series of cylindrical three-dimensional models in clear acrylic with a CNC router. This process captured the dynamic movements of the waves and ripples from a specific time and location and suspended this ever-changing water pattern into a static transparent form.

Beyond The Buzz

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Exhibition Homo Religiosus

08.11.2014 - 31.12.2016

Perspektivet Museum
Storgata 95, 9006 Tromsø (NO)

The ongoing exhibition 'Homo Religiosus' is about the spiritual world and the quest for meaning and coherence in life. This is a dimension that art installations and music can help mediate. In art, the existential and religious dimension comes to expression as a type of insight that transcends dispassionate, reason-based knowledge. Perhaps the art can be viewed as a window facing inwards.

Homo Religiosus is produced through collaboration between the visual artist Lawrence Malstaf and Perspektivet Museum.

Library 2014 and Portraits 2014 by Lawrence Malstaf. 

Photo: Mari Hildung/PEM

DE ZEE - SALUT D'HONNEUR JAN HOET

23.10.2014 - 19.04.2015

MuZee
Romestraat 11, 8400 Oostende (B)

The Sea/De Zee is an exhibition that, just like a wave, cannot be pinned down: it builds up, breaks on the shore and leaves traces that the next wave will wash away. 
The Sea is an exhibition in dialogue with Ostend, spread out across several locations – a museum, a fishermen’s church, an old cinema, a hotel with sea view and other inspirational places. The Sea is a salut d’honneur to renowned curator Jan Hoet, who wanted to share his ownlast ode to the sea… with grand gestures and little stories.

Jacques Charlier - Lettre Océan (ou la peinture sous-marine), 1989