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Mike Blow


Very excited to announce that BUREAU DOOVE will now also work with Plymouth-based artist Mike BLOW. Blow’s artistic practice spans sound art, interactive art and performance, and is an ongoing exploration of his interests in electronic creativity, the study and modelling of natural processes and the artistic possibilities offered by intermedia spaces.

Blow will present Traak! this upcoming weekend during MEDIACITY 5 Exhibition-Urban Interventions at Plymouth University.
Traak! is the result of the interdisciplinary collaboration comprised of Mike Blow, John Twycross and Eric White called The Avant-Gardes and Speculative Technology (AGAST) and which combines humanities research, technology production and creative practice. AGAST re-creates technologies that were designed by 20th-century avant-garde writers and artists and applies them to new contexts.

Its first project is a re-imagining of futurist musical instruments called ‘noise tuners’, or intonorumori, invented by Luigi Russolo around WWI. AGAST’s is called Traak!, a reference to an onomatopoeia in futurist manifestos about noise, and to the smart phone technology in their instrument.

Traak! is a wearable device that allows users to ‘play’ an animated futurist sculpture and create the ‘future sounds’ of cities. In this interactive installation, participants can use Traak! to explore the possibilities of Augmented Reality (AR) and reconsider their relationship with art, technology, and the environment.

More info on Mike BLOW‘s page and on Mediacity 5.

‘Licht und Blindheit’ at Sounding City


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Tonight Stefaan QUIX will premiere his film installation ‘Licht und Blindheit’ during the opening of Sounding City – the renowned international sound art festival in Kortrijk, Belgium.

The installation is a reverie on the evolution from analogue to digital cinema. Spatialised sound (Terry Riley’s in C), monochromes, an experimental storyline, the big screen and forty smaller screens together form an emergent work. An installation that creates an entirely novel cinema experience.

25 April to 8 May 2015, open every weekend from 2-5:30
info: http://www.festivalkortrijk.be/en/program/sounding-city/

The Scaffolded Sound Beehive at Poppositions


During this year’s Poppositions opening tonight AnneMarie MAES and OKNO present an interactive immersive installation centering on the theme of bee monitoring . The centerpiece of the installation is The Scaffolded Sound Beehive, which is part of a series of ecological instrumented beehives leading towards a fully biocompatible intelligent beehive.

The Scaffolded Sound Beehive allows Maes and the members Brussels of the Urban Bee Laboratory to study the tight interaction between city honeybees and urban ecosystems, using artistic research practices in collaboration with scientists. The beehive is constructed using open source digital fabrication (fablab) and mounted on scaffolds. The hive is 2.5 m high so that visitors can put their head inside it and experience an auditory artistic interpretation of hive activity.

Poppositions takes place from Friday 24 to Monday 27 April at Canal Wharf, Akenkaai / Quai des péniches, 1000 Brussels and is open everyday from 12:00-20:00, except Monday when it closes at 18:00.

More info: http://www.poppositions.com


BUREAU DOOVE is very pleased to announce to now also work with the duo Hantu (Weber+Delsaux), Paris. They work in the field of live art, combining texts, songs, films and photography with performances and creating their work in collaboration with scientists, anthropologists and people they meet during their various travels. They are currently in Montreal where they perform and give lectures during the Rencontre Internationale Puissances symboliques et tabulations mythiques.

More info on their artists page.


Bureau Doove is delighted

BUREAU DOOVE is delighted to announce the re-start of its activity as an international art management agency (formerly edprojects) and represent or work with and alongside the following artists:

Sara BOMANS – Hasselt, B
Anne-Marie CULHANE – Exmouth, UK
Alexandra DEMENTIEVA – Brussels, B
DRIFTINGSPACE (Sally HALL and Jason HIRONS) – Plymouth, UK
Hester DOOVE – Amsterdam, NL
Peter HULSMANS – Antwerp, B
Nathalie HUNTER – OLV Waver, B
Jimena KATO MURAKAMI – Madrid, ES
AnneMarie MAES – Brussels, B
Remco ROES – Hasselt, B
Stefaan QUIX – Brussels, B

With several of these artists I have worked previously, amongst others in the exhibitions The Imminent, Becoming, Ever Changing, online (Culhane, Driftingspace); Platform P at the Duke, Plymouth (Bomans, Dementieva, Hall, Hirons, Hulsmans, Hunter, Roes, Quix); wijheizijwei, various locations in Flanders (Hunter); Trajector Art Fair, Brussels (Bomans, Dementieva, Hulsmans, Hunter, Roes, Quix); The Game is Up, Vooruit, Ghent (Hulsmans); Multi/plier, Galerie Les filles du Calvaire (Hunter, Hulsmans, Kato Murakami); deDonderdagen, deSingel, Antwerp (Quix), Hyperbolic, STUK, Leuven (Quix), Super! Triennial for Visual Art, Fashion and Design, Hasselt (Hulsmans, Hunter).

BUREAU DOOVE will regularly report on projects organized by or with these artists or exhibitions they have been invited to or that we organize together. Should you be interested in showing their work please contact me via the contact form.

If you would like to be considered for representation please get in touch but be aware that in order to deliver qualitative support I will have to limit the amount of artists I work with on a regular basis. Please also familiarize yourself with the artists’ websites and mine to see whether I would be the right person to represent your work. I however also offer ad hoc support without on-going representation.

Find news about our current or upcoming activities here.

Edith Doove