LASER TALK – Immersive listening with Roel Heremans and Esther Venrooij

An evening around attentive listening through the work of two artist-researchers that create immersive sound installations, sound landscapes, or films in which listening triggers the imagination and creates a special relationship with the audience. “AS HUMANS WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MEANING IN WHAT WE EXPERIENCE AND WE ARE ALWAYS PROJECTING OURSELVES ONTO OUR SURROUNDINGS, EVEN WHEN WE SEE, HEAR OR EXPERIENCE NOTHING.” On the Process of Becoming Silent and Listening Esther Venrooij Roel Heremans is a transdisciplinary artist working with sound, composed introspection and neurofeedback. In most of his works he… Read More

ART PLATFORM-ON 2022 in Gwangju, South Korea

This year’s exhibition takes place under the theme of Art & Environment = CROSSING. A multinational network of artistic practice and discussion on art and environment. 50 artists from 5 countries – Belgium, France, Israel, Korea and Mongolia – take part in exhibitions to present their work discourse in four of Gwangju’s cultural and artistic sites. Alexandra Dementieva is the curator for the Belgian section. She states: We live in troubled times. While the 21st century opened the era of high-tech inventions, increasingly implemented in our daily lives making it comfortable and… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva and Anne Marie Maes at CYFEST-14: Ferment in Yerevan

True to its nomadic character, CYFEST-14, after its first visit to Dartington last September, will be presented for the first time in Yerevan, Armenia from 10 to 25 October. Alexandra Dementieva and AnneMarie Maes figure amongst the 30 artists from 7 countries that work around the festival’s theme Ferment. As Anna Frants, founder of CYLAND MediaArtLab, artist, and one of the curators of the festival states on this year’s theme “Fermentation in the conventional sense is a technological process in the food industry. However, if we give it some thought, practically everything… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva at CYFEST-14: Ferment

FERMENT is an arts and ecology festival which explores fermentation in its broadest sense — of both fermenting food and also ideas — and offers an exciting range of activities with food and art as mediums for creative engagement. Organized by artist, curator and founder of CYLAND MediaArtLab Anna Frants and exhibition coordinator at CYLAND Lydia Griaznova, Ferment is de second iteration of CYFEST-14 which took place in Dartington Estate, UK for the first time last year. Fermentation as a natural process might be an entry point in seeking new approaches to… Read More

Benoît Géhanne – publication and exhibition at CNES

This Thursday 15 September the publication Le Centre spatiale de Toulouse is launched while during the Nuit Blanche of 1 Saturday October Benoît Géhanne exhibits together with Éric Pessan. Le Centre spatiale de Toulouse retraces a cultural journey through the archives of CNES on the occasion of GRACE 3 (Groupe de Recherches Artistiques et Culturelles sur l’Espace – Artistic and cultural research group on space) with Éric Pessan and Isabelle Sourbès-Verger. They specifically examined the archives of a social movement at CNES (the French National Centre for Space Studies) against the backdrop… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva and Various Artists in ZombieBox

ZombieBox is a Q&A exhibition by Alexandra Dementieva and Various Artists. Q&A is a series of collaborations initiated by Various Artists with fellow artists who are active in different fields of the art world. Both Alexandra Dementieva and Various Artists are interested in the ‘p-zombie concept’, a hypothetical creature that is completely identical to a person in terms of the physical body, but does not have consciousness. They take this as a starting point to make new work. ZombieBox serves as a metaphor for the current broadcasting culture that is zombifying a huge amount of spectators everywhere and… Read More

Sara Bomans – Double Act

During the month of August Sara Bomans will perform a double act with no less than two solo shows in Ostend, Belgium. As she indicates herself she will perform this double act as a kind of strange comical duo, split in two, a puppeteer in miniature decors. Both shows open Friday 29 July from 6-8pm at Gallery White InteriorsLangestraat 55 – OstendOpen: Thurs-Fri 11am-12pm30 – 2-6pm; Sat 11am – 6pm; Sun-Mon 2-6pm&Gallery BeausiteAlbert I-Promenade 39 – OstendOpen every day 11am-9pm Please note that the end dates haven’t been decided yet.

BOLERO in Kyiv and Kassel

The BOLERO-project, of which BD was the curator in spring 2021, is finding new halting places in Kyiv and Kassel this summer, opening both this Saturday 23 July. Passing the baton from Rouen to Kyiv and Kassel Five Ukrainian artists, selected by curator Alexandra Tyranova, contributed works in which the war in Ukraine is tangible. In Kassel, five German artists, selected by the German artist Jürgen O. Olbrich, participate in Bolero’s ‘nomadic exhibition’, which fits with the concept of Documenta 15, looking for connection between artists and different cultures. Bolero is a… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva in THINGS WE SUSPECTED (from each other) 

The expo THINGS WE SUSPECTED (from each other) is a temporary collaboration between GC Nekkersdal and visual artist Yvonne De Grazia. Brussels-based and (inter)-national artists responded to De Grazia’s call to present a recent work or research in the former ‘talking book library and Materne jam factory’ annexed to GC Nekkersdal. The show is aligned with the expanding and dynamic contemporary Brussels art scene. Sustainable projects, co-creation, exchanges and synergies between artists are essential in a diversified Brussels. Alexandra DEMENTIEVA shows a series of her light paintings. Other participating artists are:➝ ASH… Read More

Annemarie Maes in BIOTOPIA

This Saturday 18 June opens BIOTOPIA – a contraction of Biotope and Utopia, that plunges us into the universe of the living beings that populate our planet. The exhibition brings together nearly 30 artists, designers, researchers, women, men and people who question the central position of humans in the world, amongst which Annemarie Maes showing her Transparant Beehive. BIOTOPIA proposes shifting our points of view, immersing ourselves in the heart of non-human societies and opening ourselves up to the diversity of ways of being. Our body is composed of 90% bacteria; we live in… Read More