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.
12:00 → 21:00: Visit of the exhibition
17:00 → 18:30: PANEL DISCUSSION: 'When Science Meets Art'
19:00 → 20:00: PANEL DISCUSSION: 'Trapping the Objectless'
20:00 → 20:30: AV-PERFORMANCE: 'Mucilaginous Omniverse'
12:00 → 21:00: Visit of the exhibition
Attention: During the lectures/performances entrance to the exhibition can be limited.
17:00 → 18:30: PANEL DISCUSSION - 'When Science Meets Art'
Moderated by: Monica Bello (Arts at CERN)
Jack Jelfs (hrm199)
Arts at CERN is the leading art and science program which fosters the dialogue between artists and physicists. Thanks to its Collide initiative, artists Diann Bauer, Jack Jelfs (hrm199), Suzanne Treister and Yu-Chen Wang have been invited for a residency to further their artistic practice in connection with fundamental research at CERN.
Moderated by Monica Bello (Head of Arts at CERN and co-curator of Quantum: In Search of the Invisible), this panel will gather each artist’ experience, stories and anecdotes. How does artistic creation directly relate to scientific research and how these encounters between the artists and particle physicists may have change their way of doing art.
19:00 → 20:00: PANEL DISCUSSION - 'Trapping the Objectless'
Prof. Tommaso Calarco
Through the lenses of phenomenological art and the 2nd quantum revolution, the speakers will discuss quantum analogues and the current collaboration between artists Evelina Domnitch, Dmitry Gelfand and Prof. Dr. Tommaso Calarco (Director of the Institute for Quantum Control, DE and Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Cologne), exploring electrodynamics ion traps.
Enabling direct observations of exotic physical phenomena, the artworks prod the slippery frontiers of perceptibility, objectification and quantum simulation.
20:00 → 20:30 A/V PERFORMANCE - MUCILAGINOUS OMNIVERSE
By artists: Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand
Arising from underneath a bath of silicone oil, low frequency sound waves mobilize a pillow of air just above the liquid’s surface, preventing failing oil droplets from coalescing with the bath. As these palpitating spheroids bounce on the air-oil interface, their repeated impact incites capillary waves that interlock with the waves of neighboring droplets.
It was discovered in the early 2000s that these bouncing droplets offer macroscopic analogues of quantum behavior, such as quantized orbital motion, quantum tunneling and wave-particle duality.
Wednesday - Friday: 12h-19h
Saturday & Sunday: 11h-18h
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