LASER Talks Brussels: Immersive listening with Roel Heremans and Esther Venrooij, moderated and curated by Alexandra Dementieva and Edith Doove.
Where: iMAL, Center for digital cultures and technology
📍Quai des Charbonnages 30, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 410 30 93
When: Tuesday 20 December 2022 at 7pm CET. Find your timezone here
The event will also be livestreamed here!
"AS HUMANS WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MEANING IN WHAT WE EXPERIENCE AND WE ARE ALWAYS PROJECTING OURSELVES ONTO OUR SURROUNDINGS, EVEN WHEN WE SEE, HEAR OR EXPERIENCE NOTHING."
On the Process of Becoming Silent and Listening
An evening around attentive listening through the work of two artist-researchers that create immersive sound installations, sound landscapes, or films in which listening triggers the imagination and creates a special relationship with the audience.
Projection of work and talk.
With Roel HEREMANS and Esther VENROOIJ
Roel Heremans : The NeuroRight Arcades on Ars Electronica Festival
Esther Venrooij : Double screening, Installation view "On the Process of Becoming Silent and Listening" (2021)
Roel Heremans is a transdisciplinary artist working with sound, composed introspection and neurofeedback.
In most of his works he composes fragments of audio that trigger the imagination of visitors in order to create immersive group experiences.
As a result the visitors simultaneously become actors, witnesses, performers and reenactors of mental and physical processes of thought and movement, where collective performances encounter individual reactions and vice versa.
Esther Venrooij considers her dual roles as artist and composer as occupying two different sensorial planes. She creates work in a variety of media, such as composed music, improvised combinations of electronica, video and site-specific installations. With a sharp focus, both in her studies and creative impulses on audio topography, she explores the way sound and movements inhabits space. Having collaborated live and in the studio with a variety of visual, sound and dance artists, Venrooij’s biography reads like a mixed media map of projects. She has performed and presented her works extensively for audiences in Europe, Asia and United States. In November 2015, she completed her PhD studies in Art at KULeuven with an exhibition of a series of sound installations and a dissertation: ‘Audio Topography: The Interaction of Sound, Space and Medium’. In 2018, she was granted a ZAP-mandate at KULeuven, in the field “Spatial Experiences: Spatial Experiences: Visual, Auditory, Sensorimotor, Tactile and Conceptual” and is she supervising doctoral research projects.
Edith Doove (PhD) is a curator, writer and researcher, specifically interested in notions of emergence and contingency, cross and transdisciplinary collaborations. w: bureaudoove.com
Alexandra Dementieva is a multimedia artist. Like an explorer she raises questions related to social psychology and theories of perception suggesting solutions to them by contemporary artistic means.
About Adem Adem asbl/vzw is Nonprofit organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. It develops and produces artistic creations and participates in the realization and artistic production of projects, covering all aspects of artistic creations, all disciplines and in particular multimedia, science, communication, journalism, it organizes events -talks, performances, exhibitions. http://ademlabo.eu
About LASER Talks The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 50 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website. @lasertalks
About LEONARDO/ISAST Leonardo fosters transformation at the nexus of art, science and technology, because complex problems require creative solutions. We serve to empower an inclusive global network, a borderless community where all belong in pursuit of a more vibrant, just and regenerative world. A fearless pioneer since 1968, Leonardo serves as THE community forging a transdisciplinary network to convene, research, collaborate and disseminate best practices at the nexus of arts, science and technology worldwide. https://leonardo.info
About CYLAND Founded in 2007, CYLAND is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the intersection of Art::Tech through an annual international festival, visual exhibitions, sound art, video art, and educational programming. CYLAND brings together artists, curators, technologists, educators, and thinkers to create innovative projects around the world. http://www.cyland.org/lab
About iMAL iMAL is a space for artistic practices around the creative and critical use of new technologies. iMAL connects a community of artists, thinkers, makers and citizens from Belgium and abroad and offers a completely renewed infrastructure to support a program focusing on research, production and presentation. https://www.imal.org/en
Quai des Charbonnages 30
Hybrid / Brussels, BRU