08.06.2023 - 01.06.2023

Grenoble / Paris / Valencia

When a sixth person tries to join, five must define what makes them a group.

A Raven tells the story of five friends who live together. It would be a peaceful life if a sixth one did not continually try to join them. The five don’t know the sixth, but they don’t really know each other either. And what is acceptable to the five is not acceptable to the sixth. How can they explain this to the sixth? Long explanations would lead them to include him in their group. Then the Five reject him, until a Seventh presents himself to the group...

Alex Verhaest
Festival du Film court en plein air de Grenoble
Festival Côté Court Paris-Pantin
Festival Cinema Jove Valencia

SHRINK 01995

03.06.2023 - 03.06.2023

Nuit Blanche Paris
Palais Galliera - Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris 10, avenue Pierre-1er-de-Serbie , Paris 16e

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.

At Nuit Blanche Paris there will be 3 Shrinks and the bodies of 3 performers.

Lawrence Malstaf
Nuit Blanche Paris

Tipping Point


Bleue - 3ième édition
Théâtre des Bernardines, Marseille (F)

Bleue is a celebration of the sea as a melting pot of biodiversity and part of a whole, our planet, in the era of climate change.

The installation Tipping Point is a sensitive and poetic tribute to those dying glaciers. It stages the (re)birth of an artificial glacier protected by a dome; a drip is feeding the glacier that will grow during the exhibition. The device invites the viewer to attend the birth of this artificial glacier. It is inspired by the “ice stupas” invented by the engineer Sonam Wangchuk and used to fight against water shortages during the summer in Ladakh.

Between a laboratory experiment, an attempt to repair the climate or an ironic collector’s item, the installation confronts us with time and scales; 10.000 years ago, the stabilisation of our cryosphere coincided with the first human traces we found in Mesopotamia, while the fist glaciers are disappearing in 70 years under the pressure of the human activity.

Barthélemy Antoine-Loeff

No myths for these countries of the mind

13.05.2023 - 21.05.2023

Dauwens & Beernaert
Avenue de Stalingrad 26, 1000 Brussels (B)

Alex Verhaest presents at Dauwens & Beernaert No myths for these countries of the mind, a comprehensive exhibition of four narrative audiovisual series.

The artist has been working in the experimental audiovisual and cinematic field since her debut in 2013. The exhibition shows a selection of a decade of work by the artist including the family drama: Temps Mort, The archive of unattained futures; a body of work that interrogates utopian tropes consisting reuniting silk screen print, closed circuit video and a video game, and Society the artist’s most recent short film. We invite you to discover her outlandish worlds and her consistently surprising ways of telling stories that matter. 

Alex Verhaest


11.05.2023 - 11.06.2023

KULT XL Ateliers, Rue Wiertz 23
1050 Brussels (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.

Vernissage Thursday 11 May from 18:00

Opening hours
Wednesday to Sunday 
14:00 - 19:00

Please note that R€¥€R$€ is 30 min. VR piece.
To make sure you can experience it, please book your time slot. 


01.05.2023 - 23.09.2023

Shenzhen Museum of Contemporary Art and Urban Planning (MoCAUP)
Shenzhen, Guangdong (CN)

Astronauts who were able to observe planet earth from outer space for the first time, all experienced a strong emotional reaction later called the overview effect. A euphoric feeling of oneness with the planet and all living beings as a collective biotope where 'my molecules are yours and vice versa and individuality seems an illusion.

The work of Lawrence Malstaf is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation, often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects involve physics and technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations. 

Topologies of the Real: Techne Shenzhen 2023
ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe | Art in Motion: 100 Masterpieces with and through Media (China edition)

Curated by Zhang Ha


29.04.2023 - 03.05.2023

Brusssels Short Film Festival - National Competition 6
Vendôme, Brussels (B)

When a sixth person tries to join, five must define what makes them a group.

A Raven tells the story of five friends who live together. It would be a peaceful life if a sixth one did not continually try to join them. The five don’t know the sixth, but they don’t really know each other either. And what is acceptable to the five is not acceptable to the sixth. How can they explain this to the sixth? Long explanations would lead them to include him in their group. Then the Five reject him, until a Seventh presents himself to the group...

29.04.2023 – 21.00 – Vendôme
03.05.2023 – 19.15 – Vendôme

Brussels Short Film Festival


22.04.2023 - 17.06.2023

Joseph Nease Gallery
Duluth, Minnesota

outsourced narcissism consists of a computer, a robotic arm with a camera attached and a mirror mounted to the wall. The computer is running a custom trained artificial intelligence object detection neural network at the same time it controls the movements of the robot. The AI model is being trained to recognize the robot thus the robot looks in the mirror with its camera attempts to recognize itself. If it does, the computer draws an annotation box around the image of the robot with the label of “me”. When the box is drawn, the robot moves in relation to where the box is located within its field of view. The box has a percentage of certainty that shows how sure the artificial intelligence model is that it sees itself. If the level of certainty is above 85% the system will take and post a selfie on its personal Instagram account @outsourced_narcissism. The system saves the images it collects and automatically uses them to retrain the artificial intelligence model conceivably making the robot more and more proficient at identifying and posting images. In this way, the robot’s increasing self-awareness enables it to continually look for, attempt to identify and post images of itself.

David Bowen
Joseph Nease Gallery

tele-present wind

18.04.2023 - 07.06.2023

Kapelica Gallery
Ljublana (SLO)

At first glance, tele-present wind (2018)  by David Bowen could be perceived as a plant-like oddity composed of 126 dried plant branches mounted on metal rods. This undulating symphony is actually orchestrated by the wind’s blow, the intensity of which is captured via anemometers located in Minnesota, USA. This reconstituted mini-forest, acting as the promise of a somewhat disturbing mechanical future, rises and sways in unison, giving the scene a strange aura: that of a still life yet very much alive. The sound of the moving metal rods, like leaves caressed by the breeze, reinforces the organic spirit of the installation. tele-present wind is in fact a shifted representation of fluid dynamics, the main subject here being the observation of the movement of wind.

Kapelica Gallery
David Bowen

Soleil Noir

11.04.2023 - 15.04.2023

Festival des arts numériques Rêveries
Beauvais (F)

Soleil Noir is an invitation to contemplate a luminous phenomenon, a journey in the hyperspace between artificial light (digital) and natural light (a dying star).

Soleil Noir explores the perception of a fragment of time suspended in the life of a supernova at the moment of its final explosion, just before its extinction... The moment lasts an eternity; the long-awaited explosion never arrives. It is perceptible in the air, as marked by this this kind of floating moment that we feels before falling... Except that here, we will not hit the ground, there will be no dislocation, there will be nothing except this presence, at once impressive and disturbing, strangely vibrating in front of us and yet almost inert, revealed by the light. Unless it is the opposite, let it be this shape that engulfs lights; we are not far from a black hole.

By this suspension in the life of a supernova, Soleil Noir reveals the energy that must be burned to keep alive the datas that we accumulate during our life. Soleil Noir exacerbates the fragility of the world and the elements that compose it, about to break, even if they are imposing and seemingly immortal. It is a moment of precarious balance that expresses the ephemeral dimension of our lives, both digital and physical.

Barthélemy Antoine Loeff