Shrink at FILE Brasilia 2017

12.10.2017 - 09.12.2017

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


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

David Bowen - infrared drawing device

07.10.2017 - 03.02.2018

Beall Center for Art + Technology
Los Angeles (USA)

infrared drawing device, 2003 by David Bowen uses four infrared sensors to detect people as they move in front of it. The sensors are programmed to move a drawing arm in real time creating a charcoal drawing based on a participants' movements.

Beall Center for Art + Technology

Het Kanaal


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


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

New Publication Lawrence Malstaf


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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Ars Electronica 2017 - Artificial Intelligence - The Other I

07.09.2017 - 11.09.2017

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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25.08.2017 - 27.08.2017

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

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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18.07.2017 - 03.09.2017

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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