I am a Lecturer New Media Design at the Graphic Design department of LUCA Faculty of the Arts, campus St.-Lukas Brussels and a research fellow at the Mediated Environments Research Group | LUCA Intermedia Research Unit.
My artistic oeuvre has its finality on intangible, unstable carriers and mainly in the performing arts. I am active as a video-performer in numerous multi-modal improvisation performances.
2×2, SichtLaut, SichtLaut Pigment, Long String (s), Augenblick, are some of the performance projects in which I participated. The combination and confrontation of multiple media through improvisation is the basis upon which the performers assume a fundamental equality of the components, sound, image, moving image and motion. The improvisational flexibility of the visual arts component, the musical component, the sonic contribution of the dancers and the movement of all participants, makes these performances unique. Since 2008, I have worked with many international performers both in Belgium and internationally.
Working as a video-performer in improvisation performances results in an unique encounter with written [contemporary] classical music.
I am not looking for a concrete visual translation of the composition, but use the different parameters of the composition and bring them together into a singular generative abstract image, which may be seen as an idiosyncratic visual response to the interpretation of the composition. The aim is to create an experience that at times illustrates a clear synergy between the picture and the sound – and at other times a strong contrast between these two experiences. I have been realizing live video graphics since 2006 for various [contemporary] classical compositions.
Finally, there is a strong typographic component present in my work. In the various literary productions I have created since 2006, I explore through kinetic typography how the dynamics, musicality and layout of contemporary poetry can be translated into tangible media, without compromising the lyrical sensibilities of the work.
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