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…

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:…

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.

MULTIPLE voice/vision @ AWAKENING WOODS

In the context of Manifesta 9 – Parallel Events, Musica organizes a summer expo  ‘Awakening Woods’  with the temporary media-installation MULTIPLE voice/vision by Rudi Knoops and three new sound installations for Klankenbos, a unique collection of open-air sound works. [open] 20.07.12 – 26.08.12 / opening: vrij/fri 20.07.12, 18h [loc] Klankenbos, domein Dommelhof, Toekomstlaan 5B, Neerpelt Text from the brochure: MULTIPLE voice/vision In Rudi Knoops’ media-installation MULTIPLE voice/vision ingenious mirror structures and sound projections create a tension that encourages the visitor to explore music spatially. The installation invites visitors to take a physical walk through the rich counterpoint texture of Brackx’…