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Art Center for Digital Cultures & Technology

Aernoudt Jacobs, Dieter Reenaers — Lumson

Aernoudt Jacobs, Dieter Reenaers
Lumson, revealing the inaudible with piezoelectricity, AI, voices and luminescence

The workshop is a part of a three-year project initiated by Aernoudt Jacobs and iMAL with IMO-IMOMEC, FARI and De Hoge Rielen in which we develop an artistic and collective framework around inaudible frequencies, voices, sound synthesis, artificial intelligence, and the material research of a luminous speaker film.

In this workshop, participants will gain insight into the very structure and construction of a flexible luminescent speaker film. Through hands-on experimentation, the speaker fim will be built layer by layer. In addition, participants can experience the interaction between shape, motion, light/color and spatial sound with their own unique designs. Since the speaker is a flat film, the approach to sound, perception and shape is a very singular and innovative experience. Unique designs by participants are thus encouraged during the workshop to achieve richer and more varied outcomes.

The results of the experiments will be contextualized and presented with a collective exhibition after the workshop.

Practical info

12—14.04.2024, 10:00—18:00
iMAL, Brussels

Workshop language: English. Aernoudt & Dieter also speak Dutch.

No pre-requisite required.

Tickets: 80€ (full price), 50€ (students, teachers, citizens of Molenbeek, unemployed, 65+, Fablab members)

Aernoudt Jacobs is a Belgian artist working primarily with the medium of sound. His work is both phenomenological and empirical. It has its origins in acoustic and technological research and investigates how sounds can trigger sonic processes that will affect the observer's scope of perception.

His work focuses on a central question: how can the complexity, richness and stratification of our direct, daily environment be translated into something that can really be experienced. His work has been exhibited widely at Bergen Art Museum (NO), Macba (ES), ISEA (GER), Singuhr Hoergalerie (GER), Netwerk (BE), NIMK (NL), STUK (BE), Vooruit (BE), Kaaitheater (BE), deSingel (BE), Le Bon Accueil (FR), Lydgalleriet (NO), Tschumi Paviljoen (NL), Palais de Tokyo (FR) and Hermitage (RU).

Dieter studied electromechanics. He applied for a master thesis at the Institute for Materials Research (IMO-IMOMEC): “Optimalisation of the sintering behavior for printed electronics”, leading to his first published paper.

After graduating in 2017, Dieter took the opportunity to start as a project engineer within the Functional Materials Engineering research group, leaded by Prof. dr. Ir. Wim Deferme. Dieter specialized himself in the field of printed electronics; specifically screen printing, inkjet printing and ultrasonic spray coating.

Within his job, the main focuses are the elaboration of (government) funded projects, services to companies, workshops and education, support in academic research and lab management.

As a first major project (EL-FIB), Dieter converted conventional solvent based inks for electroluminescent displays into water based ones and implemented these lamps into wall coverage textiles.

Besides EL’s, it is the transition from 2D rigid electronics towards 3D flexible and stretchable electronics that intrigues Dieter a lot, and was studied by him in the ACT3D project.


Aernoudt portrait by Eva Myklebust

In partnership with

The Cookery 2024 is possible thanks to the support of Innoviris; the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, through the transnational cooperation project "European Digital Deal"; and the Polish Institute.

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