Slow Art

10 March 2012

  • Artist talk: 3 March 2012, 13:00 - 14:30
  • Workshop: 3 March 2012, 15:00 - 17:00

WORKSHOP GIVEN BY GUY VAN BELLE OF OKNO (BE)
Preview activity of the Eastern Bloc Lab

Eastern Bloc welcomes Guy Van Belle of OKNO (Brussels) to present an artist talk and workshop. This is an inaugural activity for Eastern Bloc’s new Research & Production Lab. 

Van Belle will be presenting OKNO’s research into slow art, ecological media art and their work with natural elements, as well as the work of the TIK Project (Time Inventors' Kabinet). TIK has been exploring several technologies for making art works that fall within the scope of media art and ecology. The concepts of Slow Art (after slow food, slow science and slow “everything”) will be presented, and different challenging contemporary approaches will be brought into the discussion with a focus on subversion and the experimental nature of art, as well as the possible impact of these slow approaches. 

The workshop will be open to ten participants. Members of Eastern Bloc will have priority for registration. 


Guy Van Belle (XGZ) has been prominently involved in the use and development of media for artistic purposes since 1990. Since 2000 XGZ has been working under the name of the collective digital band mxHz.org (machine cent'red humanz), creating collaborative performances, concerts, workshops, exhibitions and unexpected experimental/abstract art projects. Van Belle has been advising the Media Lab at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts Antwerp. He also worked for ten years at the University of Ghent, teaching and managing international research projects for education and arts, at the electronic studio IPEM.

OKNO is a Belgian cultural organization. The organization functions and is organized as a platform for several actual and virtual organizations, that work within the area of technological arts in the broadest sense. OKNO organizes a number of exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and performances. The themes are mainly: code and algorithms, communication systems, ecological technological art. The presentations are experimental, and basically demonstrate a process-driven or researching approach, within the domain of technological art and culture. 

Register
Artist talk 0.00$
Workshop 10.00$

10 March 2012

  • Artist talk: 3 March 2012, 13:00 - 14:30
  • Workshop: 3 March 2012, 15:00 - 17:00