iMAL aims to support artistic and creative practices using technologies as their medium. We are an Art Centre hosting exhibitions, conferences and performances around arts & cultures in a digital world but also a reflexion centre focused on research and debates around the critical issues of our technological society. Our creative Fablab encourages social inclusion and innovation towards a more sustainable development. With our educational programme, we aim to empower our community and to inspire the next generation to participate in digital culture.
Jerry Galle & Boris Debackere (BE) present 'Ventrilio'
installation / quest for love / ai / ventriloquism
Ventrilio is an emotionally deprived AI on a quest for love. While the question “what is love” is being raised, the machine learns by scraping websites where humans leave traces of their deepest desires: dating apps, social media, Tinder and comments on pornsites.
Yann Leguay (BE) presents 'Volta' & 'Hardware'
sound art / electricity / high voltage / text recognition software / overtoon
Combining hardware and digital, Yann Leguay will present two works that question the notions of so-called dematerialization, the extension of man through interfaces and the physical properties of sound.
Co-presented with Overtoon.
Joost Rekveld (NL/BE) presents '#71.1'
installation / materiality / cathode ray tube / electrons
#71.1 is a generative audiovisual composition for radar display tube and analog chaotic circuit, an experimental outcome that gives a voice to the materiality of technology with which we surround ourselves.
Johannes Langkamp (DE) presents 'La Perspective Curieuse'
kinetic sculpture / video / fabric / paired movements / werktank
With this new work, Langkamp explores how a camera distort our reality and makes the invisible visible by creating a two-dimensional interface of the three-dimensional perspective.
Co-presented with Werktank.
Alec De Busschère (BE) presents 'Possible Tracks For Shortcuts'
Installation / Brussels exploration / unaccessible sites / no more humans
The work proposes a journey to the viewer, an indeterminate wandering that takes him into the belly of the city, in places of Brussels devoid of human presence that have the particularity of not being accessible to the public and participating in its "Big machinery".
Alexandra Dementieva (BE) presents 'The White Is Not As It Seems'
Installation / AR / mass media / censorship / entertainment / reality
The white is not as it seems' explores how contemporary mass media shapes information as a ‘reality’ that is supposed to inform, as well as distract. Co-presented with Nadine.
We are currently working on our new building. A full re-opening is projected for February 2020. We will have new public opening hours by then.
30-34 Quai des Charbonnages / Koolmijnenkaai, box 9
Metro 1, 5: Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51: Porte de Flandre / Vlaamsepoort
Villo: Porte de Flandre / Vlaamsepoort
Monday: 18:30 - 22:00 | Saturday: 11:00 - 18:00
ATTENTION: Our Fablab is also moving to its new location, please send a mail to check the opening hours.
The use of our machines is limited to our FabLab members. To become a member, you need to:
- Visit our FabLab during the public hours, see the machines, discuss with our members and FabLab managers
- Register as a daily (15€), monthly (45€), or yearly (200€) member on our website
- Follow one of our introductory workshops for each machine (facultative)
Once you have completed your introduction, you can come during our public hours and use our machines for your projects!
Wiki.iMAL is a hub to share projects and know-how generated at Fablab.IMAL and during iMAL workshops : wiki.imal.org