A four-day exploration of the borders between visual art, sound and performance.
The Image Generator is a four-day festival exploring the borderlands between visual art, performance and sound art. Six organisations and some twenty artists will explore the wealth of possibilities brought about by the interplay between image, sound and action.
Expect interactive installations, performative interventions and soundscapes that will capture your imagination. The fourth edition of this festival takes place at Kunsthal Extra City’s new location, a former Dominican monastery in the heart of Antwerp.
The Image Generator was initiated in 2015 by Platform 0090, Extra City Kunsthal, Lokaal 01 and Kunst/Werk. The dynamic programme explores borders between visual arts, performance and sound through a collaboration with international artists and cultural institutions.
Dilek Winchester & Bart Lodewijks, Aymeric Ebrard, YouYou Group, Meryem Bayram, Christian Bakalov, Hans Beckers, Raphael Malfliet, Agnese Forlani, Kinga Jaczewska, Sara Manente, Gwendoline Robin, Marc Vanrunxt, Kevin Fay & Kinga Jaczewska, David Bergé, Locu & Ruth, Feng Li, Malena Guerrieri, Luca Dal Vignale, Wang Tianjiao, Jasper Rigole, Leon Vranken, Luca Vanello
Kunsthal Extra City > exhibits contemporary visual art in a welcoming and unique setting. As a middle-sized, Antwerp-based art organisation, they are firmly rooted in Belgium’s artistic ecosystem and offer a hub where artists, art lovers and city residents can come together. With an open gaze, intentional decision-making and attention for the artist, Kunsthal Extra City develops relevant and challenging exhibitions that serve to complement the activities of other arts organisations.
Platform 0090 > is a sustainable international platform – a workshop and hub for research, creation, residency, production and presentation of trans-disciplinary art with attention for interspaces and hybridity. It accompanies a group artists in their innovative and contemporary artistic process and plays an active intermediary and service role in multidisciplinary art processes.
M HKA > is a museum for contemporary art, film and visual culture in its widest sense. It is an open place of encounter for art, artists and the public. The M HKA aspires to play a leading role in Flanders and to extend its international profile by building upon Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition. The M HKA bridges the relationship between artistic questions and wider societal issues, between the international and the regional, artists and public, tradition and innovation, reflection and presentation. Central here is the museum’s collection with its ongoing acquisitions, as well as related areas of management and research.
Kunst/Werk > is a structurally funded organization for dance. It embodies a professional and human space in which different dance practices can develop, with respect to the unique character and ambition of each one. The oeuvre of choreographer Marc Vanrunxt is central to these contemporary dance creations, performances and research.
ChampdAction > is a professional and interdisciplinary development and production platform for artists that resides and works in the ChampdAction.Studio in deSingel in Antwerp. The focus of the current operation of ChampdAction is on the creation and development process of an ever-growing group of artists who, based on (experimental) music, interact with other disciplines – video art, visual arts, dance, etc. – a development trajectory and/or a to develop a creative project.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts – In Situ³ > is a multifaceted, multidisciplinary course of study. It is based on two principles: a specific situation and an individual approach. You will investigate different locations, their historical, social and aesthetic contexts and then experiment with various materials and techniques in order to respond as an artist to the given circumstances.
The Image Generator is supported by the City of Antwerp and the Flemish Community.
The name of the festival is borrowed from the artist Rebecca Baron