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Art Center for Digital Cultures & Technology

Kurt D'haeseleer & Franck Vigroux — Friday

Kurt D'haeseleer & Franck Vigroux
The Island



Kurt D'haeseleer works at the intersection of painting, music videos, film and performance. He is artistic director of WERKTANK, a media art production house in Leuven. He produces video installations (Scripted Emotions, Fossilization and SCKMYP) that travel to festivals and shows, between Rotterdam, Tokyo, Montreal, Paris, Berlin... He has collaborated with Guy Cassiers, Ictus, Georges Aperghis, Transparant, Franck Vigroux, Isabella Soupart, Jon Hassell, Peter Verhelst, Köhn, BL!NDMAN,... His work focal the visualisation and symbolisation of dynamic data traffic.



Franck Vigroux is a multifaceted artist whose works range from experimental, electro acoustic, electronic music to modern composition, music theatre and beyond. His music is made of tectonic tensions, beats, electronic textures though a very personal conception of sonic exploration. He is equally prolific as a solo artist and as a collaborator with musicians. Vigroux’s uniqueness comes from his artistic approach that integrates new media and performance arts. He designs transdisciplinary shows and audiovisual concerts, collaborating also with visual artists such as Antoine Schmitt and Kurt d’Haeseleer.


The Island

The Island' is an audiovisual performance inspired by the tragic stories of islands and valleys condemned by hydraulic dams. Those - of Naussac, in Lozere - of Valentin Rasputin's novel: "Farewell to the Island" in Siberia - of the Three Gorges Dam in China...

The 8th collaboration of the duo submerges in a telluric experience of images and sounds. Incisive musical composition and reality-bending video unfolds a “mental journey” through a topography of places in mutation. Without being narrative, 'The Island' questions questions the replacement of one world by another and our blind belief in progress.