29.11.2023 - 17.12.2023

Stereolux / Plateforme Intermédia
Nantes (F)

Impetuous, we sought to tame the infinite, to dominate time, to shape space in our image, to control the climate.

Now our glaciers are disappearing. Their disappearance threatens the balance of the Earth system. New Climate Regimes are taking hold. Rather than encouraging us to slow down and adopt the time of the glaciers, these New Climate Regimes have introduced a strange hope: the exploitation of hitherto inaccessible resources and new commercial opportunities offered by technosolutionism.

In his exhibition, artist - éleveur d’icebergs Barthélemy Antoine-Lœff presents a body of work that acts as a narrative to alert us to the current situation and to try to grasp the event horizon.

Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff

Shades of Light selected for the 2023 ISCM World New Music Days in South Africa

24.11.2023 - 03.12.2023

2023 ISCM World New Music Days
South Africa

ISCM South Africa (NewMusicSA), the organizer of the 2023 ISCM World New Music Days, has announced the works that have been selected for performance from the call for scores.
From the Flemish entry for ISCM's Call for Works, the international selection committee chose Shades of Light by Annelies Van Parys.

Statement from the jury: 
"How Annelies Van Parys continues to discover new paths and worlds in her musical language is greatly admired. In Shades of Light, the cello and electronics fuse together very beautifully.  With limited material, a lot happens in this composition."

Shades of Light was created by Séverine Ballon during the previous edition of Transit

Shades of Light will be performed during the 2023 ISCM World New Music Days in South Africa (24 November – 3 December 2023), the first ISCM festival ever held on the African continent.

2023 ISCM World New Music Days
Annelies Van Parys

Ce qui disparait se transforme immédiatement en éternité

26.10.2023 - 29.10.2023

KIKK Festival
Namur (B)

Ce qui disparait se transforme immédiatement en éternité.
Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff in collaboration avec Antoine Meissonnier
Installation, 2021

"Ce qui disparait se transforme immédiatement en éternité" explores the multiple questions of climate repair and technosolutionism using artificial intelligence. 

The installation stages a fictional laboratory for measuring the melting of symbolic mini icebergs which are generated in ice before being placed in an analysis cell with the aim of finding the ultimate iceberg: the one which, by its shape, will make a consensus, which one will take the longest to melt, based on the analyzes of the icebergs previously generated.
The installation uses a genetic algorithm specially developed to try to solve this problem of climatic optimization...
Obviously, the starting postulate is absurd, and ironic. Just like the idea of ​​imagining being able to "repair" the climate by artificially prolonging the life of icebergs with the help of a genetic algorithm.

Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff



Various locations
On tour

One of the Belgian string quartets causing a furore is undoubtedly the Sonoro Quartet. Now their international dream is also coming true. Within the European Concert Hall Organisation, they were chosen as Rising Stars and will represent BOZAR in no less than 16 European concert halls during the ‘23-‘24 season. Their luggage will also contain a token from one of our most distinguished Belgian composers, Annelies Van Parys. She wrote the work Tsunami especially for this tour.

About Tsunami
"The piece is inspired by the marvelous call of the Japanese Cicadas. Their sound struck me when I was walking through the parcs in Tokyo during my residency at the TOKAS Tokyo Arts and Space. Not only their voicing, but also their rhythm as well as the strength of their call was extraordinary to my ears and I immediately knew I would use them for a string piece. When the request for Sonoro Quartet came a few weeks later, I gladly accepted because I knew this would be the perfect ensemble for my idea. So the Tsunami here is not one of water but one of Cicadas…" - Annelies Van Parys

15.10.2023 - 11:00
b:music Birmingham

22.10.2023 - 11:00
Bozar Brussels

24.10.2023 - 19:30
Philharmonie Luxemburg

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14.10.2023 - 15.10.2023

KOREDA dansefestival
Inderøy (NO)

A large inflatable fills the room and  slowly transforms into different abstract shapes. Like an enlarged deep sea creature it slowly and quietly contracts and expands into different corners of the space.   

EXHALE  starts from a movement we all share: breathing. This process of inhaling and exhaling as an expression of our physical and mental states is in constant change and usually unconscious. Yet it can also be a portal to control psychosomatic phenomena like stress and anxiety. Breath connects mind and body, the yogi said a 1000 years ago. However in these eco-calyptic times where fear is the best selling currency, science tell us about earlier mass extinctions and the cycles of life in our earthly atmosphere. With scientific prose, dance and electronic sounds, the audience is invited inside a large inflated lung where performers and visitors become one and the invisible air is shared as a physical and tangible medium. ‘Breathing is the first and the last thing you will do, you will breath about 10000 liters of air today. Without breath, no life.’

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. Text by Vibeke Thorp.

Producer: Anne Katrine Haugen - Consultant: Margunn Kilde - Production: Haugen Productions

KOREDA dansefestival
Lawrence Malstaf

Boze Bejaarden


De Grote Post
Oostende (B)

An 8-part tragicomic operetta radio play set in and around a retirement home. Enraged Elderly is a comedy of errors riddled with miscommunications as well as romantic, saccharine and warm moments. Simultaneously, as befits an operetta, it is sharply critical of how we deal with health care and with the elderly.

Having published an online radio play, the WUNDERBAUM collective presents an in-person version with eight actors, four musicians, two singers, one conductor and a radio-play specialist live on stage. Annelies Verbeke and Gaea Schoeters wrote the texts. Annelies Van Parys composed new music and arranged arias from the classical operetta repertoire.

De Grote Post
Annelies Van Parys

plant machete

06.10.2023 - 08.10.2023

Festival X
Concrete, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

David Bowen - plant machete

This installation enables a live plant to control a machete. plant machete has a control system that reads and utilizes the electrical noises found in a live philodendron. The system uses an open source micro-controller connected to the plant to read varying resistance signals across the plant’s leaves. Using custom software, these signals are mapped in real-time to the movements of the joints of the industrial robot holding a machete. In this way, the movements of the machete are determined based on input from the plant. Essentially the plant is the brain of the robot controlling the machete determining how it swings, jabs, slices and interacts in space.

Festival X

tele-present wind

04.10.2023 - 25.11.2023

festival accès)s( #23 - From Solastalgia
Pau (F)

tele-present wind by David Bowen - 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.

festival accès)s( #23
David Bowen

Ríos Trilogy in CAPTURE#2

23.09.2023 - 14.01.2024

Le Pavillon
Namur (B)

The Ríos Trilogy by Laura Colmenares Guerra is an extensive project consisting of three chapters exploring the Amazon Basin from local and global perspectives. It offers a perspective on the region that aims to understand how people within traditional Western thinking relate to Amazonia. Through different approaches, the Trilogy attempts to understand the meanings and definitions attributed to this territory. It also sheds light on the history of colonisation and how it has impacted Amazonia, providing insights into the current socio-environmental threats facing the region.

The Ríos Trilogy is composed of three chapters:

Interactive, experimental research tool that allows mapping information related to the Amazons Rainforest on social media.

21 ceramic 3D printed speculative cartographies emerging from the digital hybridisation process of Amazonia-related data and the actual topography of the Amazon basin.

CHAPTER N.3: R€¥€R$€
Virtual Reality (VR 30') piece that underlines the existing tensions where human, cultural and environmental aspects rub with power, economics and multinational interests in a context of climate stress.

CAPTURE #2 is the second in a series of exhibitions devised by the KIKK to showcase the diversity and creativity of the digital arts in Belgium. The exhibition presents recent projects by artists who all use new technologies to capture the world in their own way.
Curator: Marie du Chastel

Le Pavillon
Laura Colmenares Guerra

Nemo Observatorium 02002 in CAPTURE#2

23.09.2023 - 14.01.2024

Le Pavillon
Namur (B)

NEMO OBSERVATORIUM 02002 - Styrofoam particles are blown around in a big transparent PVC cylinder by 5 strong fans. Visitors can take place one by one on the armchair in the middle of the whirlpool or observe from the outside. On the chair, in the eye of the storm it is calm and safe.Spectacular at first sight, this installation turns out to mesmerise as a kind of meditation machine. One can follow the seemingly cyclic patterns, focus on the different layers of 3D pixels or listen to its waterfall sound. One could call it a training device, challenging the visitor to stay centred and find peace in a fast changing environment. After a while the space seems to expand and one's sense of time deludes.

CAPTURE #2 is the second in a series of exhibitions devised by the KIKK to showcase the diversity and creativity of the digital arts in Belgium. The exhibition presents recent projects by artists who all use new technologies to capture the world in their own way.
Curator: Marie du Chastel

Le Pavillon
Lawrence Malstaf