FOCUS - (un)common grounds at iMAL

Overtoon and Werktank commissioned Josue Aliendre Carvani, Natalia Barczyńska and Valentina Bianchi from Curatorial Studies at KASK to present an exhibition at iMAL with artists from their pool.

(un)common grounds is a joint collaboration between Werktank and Overtoon’s residents at iMAL. Inspired by the common trajectories shared by all three platforms which focus on research, experimentation, and processes, the exhibition takes as its framework the different states of creation and their subsequent transformations. These experiences emerge in three parallel and overlapping paths. The first, ‘TESTING GROUND’ brings together two artists by giving them the space to develop ideas and present them in multiple moments in different modalities throughout the duration of the exhibition. The second, ‘THE GROUND OF PRESENCE’ incorporates works that revolve around the alteration of perception in the spectators, manipulating their senses. Lastly, ‘VIRTUAL GROUND’ allows the exhibition to extend beyond its physical limitations into a limitless void. Through the display of artwork and the related public program (un)common grounds unveils underestimated aspects of artistic production and challenges conventional ways of exhibition making.

Opening THIS Saturday 14 May between 17:00 and 20:00.

With performances:
"Tot de kaars uit is" by Stijn Wybouw, 17:00 - 19:00
"La Lumitérale" by Laurie-Anne Jaubert, 19:30

Afterwards the Emerging Sound Art showcase (sold out) is presented at Q-O2 in the same building.

Exhibition opening times: Wed – Fri: 13h-19h - Sat & Sun: 12h-18h - until 29 May !


Overtoon teams up with STUK to invite 10 international sound art curators and programmers to visit exhibitions, showcases, studio presentations and performances of in total 19 artists related to Overtoon.

This programme is realised with the support of Creative Europe.


Vica Pacheco's project Animacy will progress in different stages. This year she's developed a stage performance / concert which features many of her ceramic creations as sound sources for electronic music. Overtoon will present her concert in the Portuguese festival Jardins Efémeros in July. This month she presents the show at the Hear Here Festival in a double bill with Maika Garnica, and at the Emerging Sound Art showcase organized by Q-O2, Musica and STUK. The sound sculptures will also be on display in the iMAL exhibition (un)common grounds.

Hear Here Live: Friday 20 May at Cas-co, 20:00

Emerging Sound Art showcase: Saturday 14 May at Q-O2, 20:00 (SOLD OUT)


The residencies of Kunrad, Clarice Calvo-Pinsolle and Wendy Van Wynsberghe continue into May. Their work-in-progress will be part of the studio visit programme we host for a number of invited curators.


The first edition of Hear Here has gathered plenty of attention for sound arts, with reports and interviews in mainstream media.

Former, current and future Overtoon artists participating in the sound art festival are Amber Meulenijzer, Christoph De Boeck, Floris Vanhoof, Liew Niyomkarn, Maika Garnica, Stijn Demeulenaere. The list of artists is further completed by Esther Venrooij, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, John Grzinich, Bouke Groen, Rie Nakajima, Phillip Sollmann & Konrad Sprenger, An Roovers, Félix Blume, and Nico Dockx.