At the invitation of iMAL, Overtoon and Werktank put the activities of their residents in the spotlight in a joint exhibition entitled "The State of Things."
The exhibition The State of Things presents recents works by four artists, Mats Dekock, Stijn Demeulenaere, Elias Heuninck and Jeroen Uyttendaele, who were in residency at Overtoon and Werktank in 2014 and 2015. The exhibited works share a particular interest in fleeting moments, that manifest themselves in fractions of sound and light. Can you capture a memory or a moment in electrical circuits?
When someone describes an experience as ‘intense’, he or she often says they were ‘right in the middle of it’, ‘completely engrossed’. When we go to a concert, don’t we all want to be swept away by such an intensely-immersive, even physical experience? At the SURROUND Festival that dream becomes reality. The listener is surrounded by sound and becomes part of the musical interaction.
SURROUND! is a completely unique experience: on the lips of sound, in the wake of vibration, in short, in music. Once you are there, you’ll never want to leave.
Experience SURROUND! in depth, thanks to the soundinstallations program in collaboration with Overtoon.
Erik Nerinckx presents the Overtoon production 'Koeren' at Muntpunt. 'Koeren' is an installation with everything you can find in a dovecote. In and around dovecot furniture many small speakers are placed playing the sound of pigeons. Nerinckx didn't make a simple two track registration and presentation, but a multi-channel spatialization. It sounds like if you are in a dovecote and the pigeons are all around you. An immersive installation.
This exhibition offers to discover Overtoon through the works of Belgian artists Aernoudt Jacobs and Jeroen Uyttendaele.
Visceral and compelling for Vonkveld 3 ( Sparks fields), aerial and subtle for Induction Series # 4 based on electromagnetism, this two sound and sculptural installations tcombine technology and ingenuity and have in common to use electricity as an artistic medium
In the context of the installation and exhibition titled Heliophone, STUK together with Dienst Cultuur KU Leuven and Overtoon, platform for sound art, organize a symposium focusing on art and science, on October 1, 2015. Three presentations will be followed by a moderated debate with Q&A, and a drink in the exhibition space.
In his presentation, Aernoudt Jacobs will provide an insight into the research that led to Heliophone, an installation which turns sunlight into sound without electronic amplification. Heliophone is the final instalment of a collaborative research with the Laboratory for Acoustics, KU Leuven , supported by an IWT CICI-grant.
Christ Glorieux, Head of the KU Leuven LRD division Acoustics and Thermal Physics explains how he, and his team, have experienced the collaboration, and which insights have surfaced through the collaborative research.
Alexandra Supper, researcher at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University completes the presentations. She’ll elaborate on the history of the relation between art and science, specifically in the field of sonification.
During the moderated debate, the speakers are joined by Katlijn Malfliet, vicerector van Cultuur-, Diversiteits- en Duurzaamheidsbeleid KU Leuven, and Pascal Cools, Flanders DC.
With Heliophone, Aernoudt Jacobs presents an installation which turns sunlight into sound.
On the occasion of the first public presentation of Heliophone, a collection of objects and design principles of Jacobs based on the photo-acoustic principle is presented in the STUK Verbeeckzaal. Operational prototypes functioning with laser or LED lights, stand next to a DIY chopper and a selection of parabolic mirrors. Jacobs sheds light on the different design components; from lenses and choppers to photo-acoustic cells and horns in different materials and sizes. Plans and drawings further clarify the thought processes and design decisions made.
Koeren by Erik Nerinckx
with Adrien Tirtiaux, Annelien Vermeir, Bart Prinsen, Koyuki Kazahaya, Lore Smolders, performance by Louis Vanhaverbeke & Oneka Von Schrader
Kristiansand Kunsthall presents two larger installations, and four smaller works or investigative prototypes for the future by Aernoudt Jacobs. The exhibition is curated by Kjell Bjørgeengen and is made in collaboration with the PUNKT festival. During PUNKT there will be several performances.
Key words for this exhibition are 'process', 'change', 'mutation' and 'transformation'. The notion of transition is central to Aernoudt Jacobs: transition from magnetism to sound, from light to sound. Movements and vibrations trigger acoustic phenomena, while sound changes through rotating loud speakers. There is a didactic element to the presentation of these works: The audience perceives the technology that brings about and transforms reality, while simultaneously becoming aware of its own active ways of seeing and listening.
With live performances by Nils Chr. Moe Repstad, Marcus Schmickler and Espen Reinertsen during the PUNKT festival
Sponsoring: Huber Packaging LTD (www.huber-packaging.com), RSF (www.rsf-int.com), Neby Hi-Fi Concept AS
Symposium Image Talks takes place on 7-8 May 2015 in the location of "Oude Gevangenis", Old Prison. Official opening of Image Talks expo at CIAP, Lombaardstraat 23, Hasselt
Jeroen Vandesande and Robin Hayward will play a concert performance with this installation during the opening of Sounding City.
Finissage 21 May 18-22h
Davide Tidone (IT)
Concert Night January 30 with performances by Domnitch/Gelfand, Aernoudt Jacobs, Yunchul Kim and DJ Soulglo