Reminder: Tuesday 15 June – LASER Talks Brussels – Light, time and the collaboration between art and science

The second edition of LASER Talks Brussels will take place on Tuesday 15 June at 7pm CETwith as guests Ulrike Kuchner, Paul Malone and Els Van Riel. We will be talking about light, time and the collaboration between art and science. Find more information and the link to register here. Date: 15/06/2021 Time: 7pm CEST/UTC+2, Find your timezone here. The ZOOM link will be provided upon registration. Els Van Riel, Ellips – Ulrike Kuchner, Data with Empathy – Kuchner-Malone, round3-round4 Featured image: Paul Malone, The Photonic Sea The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists,… Read More

Kristof Vrancken – The Sustainist Gaze at Z33

Z33 in Hasselt presents the first major retrospective of Kristof Vrancken in which ecology, activism and photography meet each other. The portrait of Vrancken in a lab coat, studying an unknown specimen in a post-industrial landscape sums it all up. There’s the part of the mad professor that has led him to drink, not without danger, his selfmade concoctions made out of plants growing on industrial wastelands. But there’s above all this willingness to enter into an intense relationship with that landscape for which he advocates a more sustainable relationship with nature…. Read More

Alexandra Dementieva in a galaxy, far, far away…

The starry skies are maybe more than ever the subject of dreams about long distance travel and new encounters. One way of dealing with this is the recently launched Art Spaceship by V-Art. Because although there were recently attempts to declare art as non-essential, it’s clear that it has an important role to play in thinking about and developing the future. Jules Verne or George Méliès are of course great pioneering examples of the important art of science fiction. Today Alexandra Dementieva is one of 21 artists leading the way. Selected by… Read More

LASER Talks Brussels – Light, time and the collaboration between art and science

The second edition of LASER Talks Brussels will take place on Tuesday 15 June with as guests Ulrike Kuchner, Paul Malone and Els Van Riel. We will be talking about light, time and the collaboration between art and science. Find more information and the link to register here. Date: 15/06/2021 Time: 7pm CEST/UTC+2, Find your timezone here. The ZOOM link will be provided upon registration. The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to… Read More

Arboretum: Hantu in Vivant végétal

Under the title Arboretum Hantu(weber+delsaux) is organising a collective performance in collaboration with Simona Polvani with 40 performers) as part of the exhibition Vivant végétal in the park surrounding the Maison d’Agglomération in Montgeron, France. The event is organised by the community of municipalities Val d’Hyerres and Val de Seine and the Institut Acte de l’Université de Paris 1. In Arboretum – gardens in movement, Hantu will move between acacia shoots, considered invasive but presenting many qualities (notably environmental), and flax sprouts, from which we feed, from which we can treat ourselves… Read More

LASER Talks Brussels – Annemarie Maes and Camilla Colombo

On 20th April the first of LASER Talks Brussels started with a conversation with Annemarie Maes, artist and researcher, and Camilla Colombo, curator. Annemarie Maes talked about her exhibitions SENSORIAL SKINS – WOVEN BY NATURE, shown in 2 parts at PILAR, House for Art and Science – Brussels from 8 – 23 April 2021, and at iMAL, Art Center for Digital Culture and Technology – Brussels from 29 April – 16 May 2021 with Camilla Colombo as curator. You can find the recording of the LASER Talk here. The next LASER Talks… Read More

Bolero 2021 Stories – Neil Wood

Today’s Bolero 2021 story is that of Neil Wood who decided on an alternative view for his contribution and to turn his newspaper in a horizontal direction. FOXGLOVEThis work examines the idea of alternative realities and how separate worlds co-habit. What is the relationship? What happens when alternative realities are joined by design?Unlike alternative facts, alternative realities don’t seek any truth competitions, they just co-habit in the physical world, in the human psyche and in human society at large. Bolero, with its physical newspaper support, invites a chance confrontation between worlds – in this case a… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva in Chaos & Cosmos BXL

‘Chaos & Cosmos BXL’ is a showcase at iMAL that brings together three prototypes of interactive installations from Brussels based artists. George van Dam & Various Artists, Beatrijs Albers & Reggy Timmermans and Alexandra Dementieva – in collaboration with Yacine Sebti – were invited to produce new works for the media art festival CYFEST-13 that takes place in Saint Petersburg, Russia in November 2021. Alexandra Dementieva presents Inland Wonderland, an interactive object that deals with the concepts of chaos and order. Our universe obeys to the logic of four interactions – gravitational, electromagnetic, strong,… Read More

Bolero 2021 Stories – Thomas Maestro

Today’s story is that of Thomas Maestro who starts with a quote by George Perec. “The daily newspapers talk of everything except the daily. The papers annoy me , they teach me nothing. What they recount doesn’t concern me, doesn’t ask me questions and doesn’t answer the questions I ask or would like to ask. What’s really going on, what we’re experiencing, the rest, all the rest, where is it? How should we take account of, question, describe what happens every day and recurs everyday: the banal, the quotidian, the obvious, the… Read More

Alexandra Dementieva in LASER Talks CYLAND Saint-Petersburg

Join Alexandra Dementieva Saturday 10 April for the LASER Talks CYLAND Saint-Petersburg on the theme of Space Exploration. The motto for this talk is Konstantin Tsiolkovky‘s remark “All the universe is full of the lives of perfect creatures.” Apart from Dementieva the other panelists are Oleysya Turkina, Andrey Bartenev and Matthew Lee. The moderator is Natalia Kolodzei. Saturday 10 April Register here to attend the talk. Olesya Turkina is a senior researcher at the Russian Museum and an associate professor at St. Petersburg State University. She has been a full member of… Read More