Speculum Musurgica

My new installation Speculum Musurgica had its première a few days ago, August 18 2015, and is exhibited in Antwerp Cathedral till November 22, 2015. I made this new installation for an exhibition on Petrus Alamire, with as content two seven-voice compositions from Petrus Alamire’s sixteenth century music manuscripts: the motet Memorare Mater Christi of Matthaeus Pipelare, and the anonymous chanson Proch Dolor, an elegy on the death of Emperor Maximilian, performed by Paul Van Nevel and the Huelgas Ensemble. The heptagonal media installation Speculum Musurgica consists of ingenious mirror structures and sound projections that invite visitors to take a…

MULTIPLE voice/vision @ Bach Academie 2014

Concertgebouw Brugge has a tradition of a yearly Bach-festival;  BACH ACADEMIE BRUGGE. My installation MULTIPLE voice/vision is part of this year’s edition, that runs from thursday January 30 till sunday February 2. I decided to limit the audiovisual materials to only the Ricercar a 6 from Johann Sebastian Bach’s  Musikalisches Opfer (BWV 1079), performed by Roel Dieltiens and Ensemble Explorations. MULTIPLE voice/vision is permanently on display during the mini festival, so don’t miss this opportunity to spatially experience Bach’s Ricercar a 6 between the series of live concerts. At a previous exhibition of MULTIPLE voice/vision I made a time-lapse recording…

Media Art Histories 2013: RENEW

The highlight of my research and writing in 2013 was my paper for the  MEDIA ART HISTORIES 2013: RENEW conference. The 5th edition of the International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology took place in Riga, Latvia, October 2013. The venue for the conference was in the art nouveau district, at walking distance from the old city centre. In my paper I specifically discussed cylindrical anamorphosis. I focussed on how it differs from the perspectival type of anamorphosis, and in a layered approach I outlined why it is of a completely different order. My paper was…

ISEA2011 – quite some time ago

Writing about cancelling my participation in ISEA2013, I realised I had not posted here about my participation in ISEA2011 a few years ago. The 2011 edition of ISEA took place at Istanbul, a fabulous city at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. In my paper for ISEA2011 I discussed the installation DIORAMATIZED #02 that I at that time was making for an exhibition @ M Museum Leuven. I analyzed the installation in the light of  Stephen Bann’s writings about curiosity. Hence, the title of my paper and presentation seems quite logical: Curiosy as an artist’s brief. You can find the…

The Noises of Art – Sept. 2013

In september I was in Aberystwyth, Wales for The Noises of Art conference. The theme of the conference was situated on the intersection of “visual art and aural modes of creative practice”.  As my installations MULTIPLE voice/vision and DIORAMATIZED #02 both work exactly on that intersection – or the friction – between the visual and the auditive, this promised to be a very interesting conference. I sent in the proposal  The framing function of the body – a phenomenological inquiry for the session themed embodied sound. Its content was an iteration and further elaboration of the presentation I gave in…

ISEA2013 – June 2013

I really looked forward to going to the 2013 ISEA edition.  My abstract was accepted, and this event in Sydney June 2013 would probably be another milestone in my current PhD trajectory. Alas, I had to – last minute – cancel my trip and my participation in the conference. Well, anyway the work and time invested in preparing my presentation is not lost and an important step in the evolution of my PhD. My abstract, accepted for the topic or subtheme Histories and Futures of Electronic Art: Anamorphosis. A mystery in two acts or a strategy for embodied perception? Keywords:…

Sound & Image Symposium – Febr. 2013

In february I presented part of my PhD research in the one-day symposium Sound & Image that took place at M Museum Leuven. My presentation was scheduled in the first part of the day, where “doctoral students and artistic researchers presented their research to a critical group of fellow doctoral students, supervisors and experts. This took place in the context of SeminArt, a cross-association seminar aimed at doctoral researchers in the visual arts.” I focussed on how friction functions  as a trigger for embodied perception in my installation MULTIPLE voice vision. A description of my talk: In his exploration of…

Cahier MULTIPLE voice/vision – 2013

End of January, the cahier I edited and wrote documenting the research project MULTIPLE voice/vision appeared. A preview of the first part of the cahier is available as pdf download at Acco, the publisher. This is the ‘teaser’ I wrote for the back cover of the publication: This cahier documents how the experimental inquiry of the interaction between audiovisual form and musical polyphony gave the research project MULTIPLE voice/vision its specific form. The articles try to shed light on some of the subtopics of this inquiry: how the multilayered texture of polyphony is mapped to multiple audiovisual elements in a…

DIORAMATIZED #02 @ festival SURROUND!

The festival SURROUND! is a mix of concerts and installations where the listener is surrounded by sound and becomes part of the musical interaction. From Wednesday November 7 till Sunday November 11 @ Concertgebouw Brugge. DIORAMATIZED #02, part of my PhD research, is one of the installations in this festival. DIORAMATIZED #02 had its premiere last year @ M Museum Leuven. The picture above shows an installation view at the museum. I’m curious how the installation is perceived by visitors of the festival, a much more pronounced group I’m sure. Sunday November 11 the festival wraps up with a happening:…

MULTIPLE voice/vision @ Opening AWAKENING WOODS

Last friday, July 20th, was the opening of the exhibition AWAKENING WOODS @ Neerpelt, Dommelhof. AWAKENING WOODS is organised by MUSICA as a parallel event to the MANIFESTA BIENNIAL. I made a time-lapse recording of people exploring the installation MULTIPLE voice/vision. The installation MULTIPLE voice/vision offers a spatial experience of polyphonic music; Bach’s  Musikalisches Opfer & Brackx’ Ricercari performed by Roel Dieltiens & Ensemble Explorations. MULTIPLE voice/vision @ Opening AWAKENING WOODS friday 20 / 07 / 2012 from Rudi Knoops on Vimeo.