The Artwork as a Living System is a retrospective on the pioneering work of Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau. Discover 25 years of immersive interactive installations where plants, water and lights become sensitive interfaces! At iMAL,

On Sunday 29.01, joint us for a brunch, a talk and a workshop! With Paula Ulargui, explore textile bio-manufacturing as a solution to a sustainable fashion industry.

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Create Analog Virtual Realities with Sophia Bulgakova. Shining light from every direction, ping pong balls looking devices, borderless spaces and after images await you!

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In the Im/possible Images , explore with Rosa Menkman the conditions of image making today through this question: if you could obtain an 'impossible' image of any object/phenomenon, what would you create?

25.01 at , iMAL,

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During the 'Lemniscate Cascade' , Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, will reveal how light can stir a liquid crystal solution and induce a state of life-like self-organisation.

Different wavelengths and intensities of light will be used to activate a variety of fluid dynamic phenomena. Further experiments will be conducted in order to synchronously sonify these emerging interactions.

23.01 at , iMAL,

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With the hands-on "Multi-Canals", GOGOLPLEX invite you to discover their practice and create together an arthouse film about ' canal, following the principles of "Cinéma Prudence"

27-29.01 at , iMAL, Brussels

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Disturbing feelings by Fabien Zocco will take place in French : découvrez la reconnaissance d'émotions par analyse faciale

23.01 à The Cookery, iMAL, Bruxelles

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The full programme for The Cookery is now online!

From 23-29.01 we present a full week filled with workshops, conferences, round tables, presentations and performances in an open space. Available to all those interested in exploring artistic production with digital technology, The Cookery encourages critical thinking through artistic practice, reflection and public debate.

Discover the full programme and buy tickets to the specific activities via our website:

Today's Laser Talk will be streamed live here, we start at 19:00 (Brussels time)

"Immersive listening" ; an evening around attentive listening through the work of two artist-researchers that create immersive sound installations, sound landscapes, or films in which listening triggers the imagination and creates a special relationship with the audience.

With Roel Heremans and Esther Venrooij

The Cookery is our new annual training and professionalisation programme, which will debut its first edition between 23 and 29 January 2023.

The Cookery programme includes workshops, conferences, round tables, presentations and performances on the most emerging artistic practices.

More information:

Full programme & registration will be released next week.

For the next two months we're very pleased to have Studio Above&Below in residency at iMAL Founded by Daria Jelonek and Perry-James Sugden, Studio Above&Below is a London-based art, design and technology studio.

Their residency project at iMAL will lead to an immersive experience and speculative future scenario which explores Brussels ecosystem in regards to the present and future coexistence between humans and non-human species.

More about their residency:

It’s with great pride that we can announce the selected artists who will become part of the 25AV 2023 official roster!

Out of an impressive pool of 279 applicants, the independent committee has selected 18 eclectic and diverse artistic couples. The 18 selected projects are exhibited in 3 leading art spaces in Milan at Triennale Milano, in Munich at ZIRKA and in Brussels at iMAL. 3 projects will also be selected for a residency at iMAL.

Check the selected projects here:

Next Thursday we're hosting the first Creative Meetup at iMAL.

Creative Meetup is a Belgian event gathering visual artists, videographers, designers, musicians, architects, programmers and researchers using creative coding tools. For this very first edition, you are invited to discover the working processes and tools of three artists: Mathieu Zurstrassen, Martin Pirson, Isjtar

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Together with Gluon we've been developing different workshops with schools where we challenge students to prototype innovative solutions using a PlugNPlay toolbox of sensors and the online platform

On Saturday 19.11 we present a free showcase that will present the PlugNPlay project with a variety of participants showing the results of their experiments with the toolbox.

RSVP: PlugNPlay - Showcase
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Today marks the opening of the Biennale Chroniques where Belgium is a guest of Honour this year. iMAL is very proud to be a close partner of the Biennale, as the co-producer of 3 works on view:

Perpétuité II by Felix Luque Sanchez
Flood by Lawrence Malstaf
Taotie by Thomas Garnier

The Biennale Chronique runs from 10.11.22 – 22.01.23 in various locations in Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and Avignon.

More information about the Biennale here:

iMAL is launching Realities In Transition together with lead-partner Biennale Chroniques and in collaboration with L.E.V. Festival, KONTEJNER, Ars Electronica, Dark Euphoria & V2_

Realities In Transition will focus on building a strong independent European XR creative and activist community, a think tank and practice sharing net, all within the context of the ever changing digital challenges.

The first open call of this project has recently been launched, more info:

EN_ We’re very happy to launch the second call for our iMAL PROJECTS OFFICE, to support and produce individual and collective research & production projects.

Open: 24.10.22
Deadline: 06.12.22

All information:

We are pleased to invite you on 24 Sep. to the finissage of CHRONICLES FROM A NEAR FUTURE, in presence of the artists!

De 16 à 18h, rejoignez-nous pour une visite guidée spéculative et unique en son genre ; une exploration la logique du vivant sous un angle inédit. Une Nature Parallèle, fictionnelle, à la fois amusante et troublante, riche et absurde, mais qui, en fin de compte, parle toujours du réel.

The guided tour will take place in French. Free access!

We’re very happy to have Myriam Bleau & Pierce Warnecke as artists in at iMAL! They are currently working on their new project, The End Product, a meditation on the hidden mechanisms behind our personal commodified feedscapes; an a/v performance that blurs the codes between artists and audience.

Read more about their project on our website :

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