symposium Heliophone — Aernoudt Jacobs

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symposium Heliophone — Aernoudt Jacobs

In the context of the installation and exhibition titled Heliophone, STUK together with Dienst Cultuur KU Leuven and Overtoon, platform for sound art, organize a symposium focusing on art and science, on October 1, 2015. Three presentations will be followed by a moderated debate with Q&A, and a drink in the exhibition space.

 In his presentation, Aernoudt Jacobs will provide an insight into the research that led to Heliophone, an installation which turns sunlight into sound without electronic amplification.  Heliophone is the final instalment of a collaborative research with the Laboratory for Acoustics, KU Leuven , supported by an IWT CICI-grant. 
Christ Glorieux, Head of the KU Leuven LRD division Acoustics and Thermal Physics explains how he, and his team, have experienced the collaboration, and which insights have surfaced through the collaborative research.
Alexandra Supper, researcher at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University completes the presentations. She’ll elaborate on the history of the relation between art and science, specifically in the field of sonification.

During the moderated debate, the speakers are joined by Katlijn Malfliet, vicerector van Cultuur-, Diversiteits- en Duurzaamheidsbeleid KU Leuven, and Pascal Cools, Flanders DC.

°1968 —Belgium

Aernoudt Jacobs is an artist fascinated with sound in all its forms. In his work, he researches how sounds and phenomena can trigger sonic processes that affect the observer’s scope of perception and experience. His works results from an investigation into the different aspects of field recordings and the assimilation of the resulting material into new forms and contexts. Jacobs’ work has been internationally presented in musea and at festivals. With Christoph De Boeck, he co-directs Overtoon, a platform for sound art. Aernoudt Jacobs lives and works in Brussels.

°1983 — Austria

Alexandra Supper is a researcher working at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. Originally trained as a sociologist, she has developed a more interdisciplinary interest in the role of sound, science and technology in modern culture. Through her doctoral research about sonification (the transformation of data into sound), completed in 2012, she became interested in exploring the boundaries and interactions between science and art. She has presented and published her research in many international conferences, symposia, edited books and academic journals.

STUK Auditorium
Thu 1 Oct 15 . 20:00


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