Dæmons & Shell Scripts
Dæmons & Shell Scripts
Initialize 'constellation': Nav Haq, MUHKA, Alan Quireyns, Air Antwerpen, Shelbatra Jashari, BRULESK, Marthe Van Dessel, bolwerK
Hello Shelly Dissidency
A platform for political and contemporary reflections on being 'different'. Dissident structures are examined within virtual and architectural spaces. The question is whether the extensions of those spaces are relating to the body? Do they serve as mirrors or can they be turned into virtual reflective and poetic expressions? Do they break the mirror with concrete physical performative actions and exhibitions? Dissindency is a collaboration between Shelbatra Jashari, Adisak Jirasakassem, Ana Dragic in a pole-boxing platform designed by Samyra Moumouh.
A laboratorium to explore and meet in practice our holographic, electromagnetic, physical and virtual presences. Air Antwerpen, S14 and M HKA are connected via video streaming: Access to context, tools and rescources supported by DELTA?TOPCO, heimat, Holocube, KD5, Lokaal 01, void_pointr, Wirelless Antwerpen, 3dee
before & while
Syncing neurological rehearsals with rhythm and crescendo to disappear. From an alpha state of consciousness the legal limits of the intellectual property in sound, body and choreography are bypassed
Thursday 7 May
Planète Concrète Open audio-virtual improvisation
Sunday 10 may
aROOM, Live SkyBox cockpit - OUT OF CONTROL ROOM
Broadcasting Streams of consciousness Gigs, poetry and soup
Phantom Chips meet Future primitive
28th of May
Saturday 20 JuneSolar Data:
interactive talks and experiments
on Solar dynamics, living organisms and scientific data interpretation
with Dr. Petra Vanlommel scientist @STCE, Pepa Ivanova and Špela Petric
Make Human Bug report
Adva Zakai, Xavier Gorgol, Femke Snelting
The Particular Unity of Same and Other
´The Particular Unity of Same and Other´ is a performance developed in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Paul Hendrikse researched how encounters with ”others” by trade, war and during periods of colonization gave specific input upon the Indonesian culture and, more specifically, on the body. He studied how dance and martial arts use these foreign influences. By mimicking and adopting animal behavior and movements of ´strangers´ the Indonesians annexed these movements and turned them into defending strategies, creating a creole body-culture.
Microorganisnism for Macropleasure
Recipes for Disaster
Postpasteurian atelier for bacteries and living organisms
Strangelove Happy Crappy Parade Party
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Axoloti is a platform that blends sketching of digital audio algorithms with the musical playability of standalone hardware. http://axoloti.be/
Artan Balaj has a BA and MA degree in painting at the Faculty of Arts - University of Prishtina in Prishtina/Kosovo. Completed Courses of Photography and Cultural Management. Author, director and coordinator of several projects. Currently working as Crew Coach in Parlamentarium – Visitors Center of the European Parliament in Brussels/Belgium.He was a teaching professor of “Anatomy for artists” at AAB University in Prishtina/Kosovo.
Ash Bowland is a photographer who is gazing in the boundary between fiction and non-fiction, the boundary between the staging and reality. http://www.ashbowland.com/
http://jocaimo.blogspot.com/ Jo Caimo is a visual artist, musician, radio maker, and inventor of superfluous objects and instruments. His work situates itself in the margin between performance, music, installation and the digital world. In many works he tries to define a border of a medium (or object) or a border of our senses. This can go from a website with the recordings of the sound of every position of a metronome towards the ‘unstable’ live performance of swallowing a bluetooth-microphone , or by putting the sun live on the internet.
Tina Cake Line is a collaboration between Céline Talens and Katinka de Jonge. Due to a background in both theater and the visual arts, they have/share a broad interest in performance. There is no fear for confrontation, and many works tend to create a 'real' situation and state the absurd within that. This apparent contradiction is used to it's limits. The work situates itselve always in relation to a specific place, and asks questions regarding the architecture (design) and how the space is used on a daily basis. This often results in physical performance, but can also be video/audio work or text. blog/container
Hou Chien Cheng's work focuses on autobiography personal mythologies and micro-historical investigation.; on both visual practice and theoretical research. All projects focus on the examination of people, namely, the translation of their concerns into performative sculptures, texts or installations. Self-representation is extremely important to him to investigate and clarify fundamental concepts by which the individual and the world can be understood. http://www.houchiencheng.com
DELTA?TOPCO is a project of vaporwave, futurefunk musical centipede JJM Desmet whose recent album 'History Magic XYZ released on Business Casual Records. An unstoppable massive statue with sunglasses who likes to smoke a fun cigarette, sample anime and change the tempo of 80s pop hits https://soundcloud.com/delta_topco
Jurgen Desmet is an audio-visual artist that creates a vast auditorial universe of mainly sample-based sound and vision. Throughout his work he's hailing imagery with influences of stoic, classical iconography, intercontinental graphics, symbolism and typography ; excecuted with post-modern technics, abandonded technology and new media. The result is a projective, fabricated universe of altered egos, technological glitch, advertising parody ; translated in 3D, sculpture, sound, paper, videoloops, ... A constant investigative research in historical and cultural parallels that form a leading thread throughout existence.
Domestic Science Club Gosie Vervloessem experiments with the laws of physics for domestic use. Her work focuses on observing natural phenomena and asking questions about it. “Everything seems so logic, but what is the logic behind it?” The first stage of the attempt to understand the underlying laws is the re-creating of the phenomena as a miniature/a scale model. But how real can a scale model be and what is its status? https://domesticscienceclub.wordpress.com
Ana Dragic is an independent art manager and curator. After returning from United States, as Fellow of the Open Society Foundation Undergraduate Exchange program, she switches her professional focus from Journalism to Cultural Management, initiating successful collaborations with young Kosovar artists. Since 2011. she coordinated several intercultural artistic collaborations and become specialised in organizing inter/multi/trans-disciplinary art events. Her main fields of interest are: Contemporary Dance, Multimedia Arts and Participatory Art. Dragic is currently a co-curator of Mikser Festival in her hometown Belgrade.
GIRLS LIKE US is an independent magazine turning the spotlight on an international expanding community of women from all genders within arts, culture and activism. Through personal stories, essays and vanguard visuals GIRLS LIKE US unfolds feminist legacies in arts and writing. Mixing politics with pleasure, the magazine is mapping new routes towards a feminist, post-gender future.
HEIMAT is a multidisciplinary design studio, founded by architect Pieter Boons in 2007. It specializes in developing exhibition concepts, both substantive and scenographic. http://www.heimat.be
Hello Shelly is a burlesque character, an iconic view on femininity and sexuality. It is the result of researching presentations on burlesque culture and world class pop queen character known as Hello Kitty. http://shelbatrajashari.me/performances.html https:/www.helloshelly.com
Paul Hendrikse is a visual artist who explores the interface between historiography and fiction. His projects are mostly centered on historic persons who have left a mark in the public realm. Leaving aside the master narratives of history and their polished protagonists, he turns towards the micro stories of individuals and towards the uncertainties, myths, speculations and distorting representations surrounding them.
Pieter Heremans is an excavator of digital artefacts and skipper wannabe. He facilitated the hackerspace Brussels in void*ptr (voidpointer, a space for untyped, Currently he is involved in t Experimental Media Research group at St-Lukas Antwerp.
Pepa Ivanova employs perceptual phenomena such as afterimages, depth perception, spatial mapping and light contrast, in contexts, which provoke an initial disillusionment, she deconstructs the phenomenon of perception, bringing awareness to the discrepancies between our unprocessed sensory input and the mind facilitated construction of our environment. www.pepaivanova.be
Shelbatra Jashari is a conceptual multimedia artist, actress and performer who works cross-medially in film, movement, sound, space and text. Her work researches the sculptural elements of the human body, the human condition and it's representation in various political and thinking systems. http://www.shelbatrajashari.com
Adisak Jirasakkasem is a fashion designer from Bangkok, Thailand, currently exploring the territory where fashion and character designing collide. http://happybeaming.tumblr.com/
Karin Orisa is a performance group in which Erin Helsen (BE), Katinka de Jonge (NL), Isabel Tesfazghi (DE) are using their voices as an instrument. Uttering their inner sounds they find organically and playfull an universal language, depending on the vibes of the surroundings and the audience, we flow with, tune in.
Margareth Kaserer is an artist, writer and neo-farmer with an affinity for gardens, performance art, experimental set-ups and queer culture. She is a founder of Hotel Amazonas, an artist residency and festival in the mountains of North Italy, and of Planète Concrète. http://cargocollective.com/margarethkaserer
Saori Kuno works on the transduction of materials and situations by using simple strategies of the system and formats for everyday practices, aesthetics and values. Her series of objects and installations are composed by simple materials, industrially produced parts and products which are submitted to reproducible processes with integrative meanings to reflect upon. Her works have been exhibited at Basis (Frankfurt), Marres (Maastricht); M HKA (Antwerp), Royal Academy of Fine Art (Antwerp), Herman Teirlinckhuis (Beersel) and Extra City (Antwerp).
KD85 is a distributor of open hardware solutions with a focus on innovators and early adopters. http://kd85.com/
Lokaal 01 is space for contemporary arts, experiment, research and dialogue https:/www.lokaal01.nl
MADmoizel is a french Expressionist-Synth artist! She plays 80's feel beats on electronic stations, synthesizer and sings like a Punk-Diva. Influences: D. Bowie, L. Anderson, K. Bush, N. Hagen, New order... She provides a powerful live act and performs all over Europe (Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Brussels...). 2 EPs recorded in Germany: "Dame de France" (06/2010), "Lady Dandy" (06/ 2012). http://madmoizel.tumblr.com/
Enad Marouf is a performance artist based in Frankfurt. After studying international law in Damascus university, Syria, he moved to Germany to study choreography and performance He worked for the Forsythe company as an artistic assistant for the piece “yes, we can't”. He is as well a member of New Forms of Life, They have made installations and performances.He uses mediums of performance and installation as means of creating another visual and linguistic experience to rethink current economical structures, politics and technologies that governs our contemporary life.
Donna Metzlar (Cape Town, 1969) wanted to become a farmer when she was little, but ended up doing a Social Science degree (English and Sociology) at UCT in the 80s and later a nursing degree in Rotterdam. Finally she taught herself some ICT stuff and has worked in the sector for over 12 years. She's co-founder of the Eclectic Tech Carnival and Girl Geek Dinner Amsterdam, and core member of the Genderchangers.
Samyra Moumouh is DEVISING A [temporal] ~ [spatial] SCHEME WITHIN VARIABLE MAGNITUDES |. http://samyramoumouh.eu/work.htm"
Tara Pattenden works in the field of analog electronics, noise performance and soft circuitry. She has been making noise and mess for over 15 years performing with kunt, monster zoku onsomb and as schmelfhelp.
Paula pin is a transhackfeminist performer/ researcher. Her work ranges from drawing to abstract video to circuit bending to investigations at the frontiers of biology, art and queer science. Pechblenda is the transhackfeminist hardlab where they continue generating knowledge and technological autonomy. Across disciplines they wish to enter fully into the matter of a multiple body, be it organic, artificial or fusion of both. Biosophy Biopunk that fractalize into numerous and prolific research lines and biopolitical practices. The experimental laboratory of bio-electro-chemical Petchblenda is the common place to hold our rituals and our practical knowledge derive alchemically with the desire to create new hybrid organisms, moments of affinity and quantum dissonance. Techno-witches rituals, akelarres cyborg and acid noise with Transnoise and Quimera Rosa, Klau and Julito, Beka y Manolo, Oskoff y Carlos.
Phantom Chips performs with an array of home made electronic instruments, samplers and wearable noisemakers. Concocting rhythms from manipulated found and recorded sounds Phantom Chips invites the audience to wear and play her costumes and join in with the audio. The costumes create sound through movement and allow audience members to experiment with a brand-new form of musical expression. The deliberately clumsy and awkward interfaces invite playfulness and improvisation.
Natacha Roussel When I offer a number of connected and measuring props I engage the public in interventions searching for collective signs and exchanges. I propose physical and narrative interfaces go from body extension, communicant textile to distributed networks. Living since 2011 in Bruxelles I am involved in several collective projects, in particular free libre and open source communities http://rixc.org/fields/en/exhibition/4/Natacha_Roussel/
Planète Concrète is an open, interdisciplinary, queer collective, using music, performance and visual elements.
sKybox is a workspace and a multipurpose room open to creative achievements that experiment, invent, create and show support of various projects.
Erin Helsen is a artist-artist active in MAGMA, a continuous growing group off individual artists, scanning and reflecting a in-between interlude, touching edgy comfortzones, together with sKybox collaberating and transforming selforganising structures in one production house.
Oona Prinsen is searching for new infrastructural educational methods, making conscious and autonomous students by making a greener environment. Color coding and experiment are the basics for cooking and a lost love called painting.
Strangelove is a first and foremost a film festival, but also offer a tasty platter of music, performance and visual art where ‘Strange’, ‘cult’, ‘weird’ and ‘gender’ are the terms used to define a story.
Isabel Tesfazghi makes soft sculptures with textile craftmanship. Using old knitting weaving techniques, she creates a new planet in her own cosmos: rituals, sounds, imagery, motions, language and ancient knowledge for new times: Future Primitive.
Katerina Undo is an audiovisual artist mostly concerned in creating intermedia works with a particular interest in exploring the acoustics frontiers. Her work is introducing a conceptual turn toward additional ways of sound transmission-perception.
Marthe Van Dessel is an activist and performer who creates interfaces, devices & protocols to instigate our urban and institutional hardware. She engages in the administrative, cultural, political dimension of personal and collective identities. By triggering intersubjective alliances she confronts the 'self & other' to the commons, co-authorship and the redistribution into the public domain.
Wendy Van Wynsberghe artist, tinkerer, member of Floss arts lab Constant vzw, sound & field recorder, fauna adept, part of the lively and chaotic Brussels realm, fascinated by protocol in all shapes and sizes, avid free software user, pro open licences such as the Free arts license for artwork, frankenscript coder, physical computing aficionado, net neutrality custodian, dabbling in embroidery, crochet & knitting (with or without eTextiles).
Lize Verlooy is a multidisciplinair artist, performer and futureshamanist which creates sculptures, visuals and installations based on mythological and archetypical events mengled with contemporary topics, science ; gentechnology and nukes. Her work is a research in the essence of life, gender and male/female forces resulting in mechanical sculptures and recycled fairytailes to capture the structures of the soul, the fears, the expectations and animalities. During the last 15 years the work was in several european underground festivals and theaters she also became 'number 78' in the galaxies of Planète concrète.
Caroline Vincart is developing a discourse on the photographic wherein several means and limitations articulate its showing process. She uses parameters like ‘distance’ and ‘intimacy’ to create a framework in which her work can exist and come into existence. She explores the boundaries of abstraction and anecdote, yet is most of all fascinated by what lies in between. She is a longtime collaborator to bolwerK projects both as a documentalist and artist. Caroline is also known as Vinkenhart (tenor uku, guitar, synth) in Planète Concrète.
V+S Sophie Anson and Veronik Willems both studied at Sint-Lucas Antwerp, and working together since 2012 under the name of V & S. Their work in different media (paintings, videos, installations ...) is strongly influenced by both (classical) painting as (contemporary) mainstream media, and focuses on themes such as identity and influence. She recently exhibited in to Emergent (Furnes) and Front Room (Lier).
Chantal Yzermans is a dancer and choreographer who lived and worked in New York City from 2000 to 2006. She studied and worked rmet Merce Cunningham and his company in New York. In 2007 she returned to Europe and ever since she travels between Belgium and Spain. She has a fascination with movement as a choreographer in the study of the human body. That body is both subject and object in our society and experience historical, socio-political and cultural developments. Jan Fabre / Troubleyn offers Chantal Yzermans with her ensemble radical low, an artistic residency at since 2007 until today.
http://www.3dee.be/ 3dee Social innovative enterprise specialized in 3d scanning and printing introducing these technologies in educational environment.