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Phylogenèse Inverse by Dominique Peysson & Golnaz Behrouznia

𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒅𝒊𝒂𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒎:
𝑷𝒉𝒚𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒄 𝒊𝒏𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒈𝒆𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒔

The mini-museum presented here allows you to discover unknown inhabitants of the living world; beings that have emerged in our own lifetime although they correspond to ancient geological eras.

Pictures by Ernest Thiesmeier

Artpress visited our Chronicles From A Near Future exhibition and wrote a detailed review about Phylogenèse Inverse, the work by artists Golnaz Behrouznia et Dominique Peysson.

Read the article in French here:

Our new exhibition Chronicles From A Near Future is officially open! Enjoy some pictures taken by Ernest Thiesmeier at last weeks opening.

Come and visit us until 25.09:
Wednesday - Friday: 13:00 - 19:00
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00

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During his IPO Residency at iMAL, Hans Roels is working on his in situ music performance with a hybrid wind instrument. During his 2-week residency he will be developing the specific software for the instrument and performance.

Want to learn more about Hans' residency at iMAL? Check it out here:

On Friday we're opening our summer exhibition Chronicles From A Near Future.

Head on down to discover the works by Dominique Peysson & Golnaz Behrouznia and Stéfane Perraud and enjoy a nice drink with us.

All information here:

24.06 - 25.09.22

The exhibition Chronicles from a near Future consists in an encounter between two installations, Sylvia and Reverse Phylogenesis. From sci-facts to sci-fi, artists Stéfane Perraud, Golnaz Behrouznia & Dominique Peysson invite us to dive into the future of the living world, while raising fundamental questions about the essence of life and how biological evolution on Earth will unfold.

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The New European Bauhaus Festival is taking place from 09 -12.06.2022 in Brussels & beyond.

iMAL is participating in this years NEB Festival with 2 activities:

Friday 10.06: The Garden @ New European Bauhaus screening
Sunday 12.06: LASER TALK: The Olfactory Experience As A New Language

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Next Friday 10.06 we are welcoming Klankvorm and their Kinetic Sound installation at iMAL. Artists Anni Nöps, Julian Edwardes, Rotor, Macular, Floris Vanhoof, Giulia Francavilla & Daan Johan will perform on this multi-purpose sound system.

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We're teaming up with Gluon for a series of workshops on prototyping solutions. These workshops are targeted to classes in the 1st — 3rd grade Secondary education and are to be given on location at school.

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These workshops are made possible with the support of Digital Belgium Skills Fund.


With a background in sound and visual arts, Amber Meulenijzer tries to research the tension between these fields, investigating the idea of presence, the role of silence, and the spectator.

Come and discover (un)common grounds until 29.05 at iMAL. All information here:

Image: still from PAESAGGIMAGINATI (SAAB SCULPTURE VII), 2021, Visual by Hussein Shika


Though the works of Vica Pacheco are rooted in music and sound art, her visual practice also spans ceramics and 3d animation.

“Animacy Or A Breath Manifest” emer­ged from an inves­ti­ga­ti­on into pre-Columbian instru­ments made from cera­mics. This resul­ted in a series of hydraulic whist­le-sculp­tu­res that open up an enti­re new sonic uni­ver­se.

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Visual by Hussein Shikha

Final week to catch a glimpse of our (un)common grounds exhibition! We're open from Wed-Sun this week.

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Pictures by Ernest Thiesmeier


Line Boogaerts works in site-specific drawings, performance, film, and video installation by concentrating on environmental observation through temporary drawings on windows.

At iMAL, the installation "Double Focus" will bind the inside and outside by layering into the transparency that is in between, thus adding a layer to reality.

Her work is on view during the (un)common grounds exhibition until May 29th. All information:

Pierre Coric employs technology to challenge conventional notions of perception in diverse installations.

“As we continue” is a clock that only activates when it senses a person’s looking at it. It thus measures presence and attention, shaping the space around it and people’s behavior while being shaped in turn.

Find the installation in (un)common grounds at iMAL, opening May 14th, 5 - 8 pm
The exhibition is open until May 29th from Wed-Sun.
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New resident alert! Natalia Jordanova is joining us for a two week residency in the framework of Halaqat. She will spend her time at iMAL working on her project "Reunion of Broken Parts".

Want to know more? Check it out here:

The European project Halaqat is implemented by the Goethe-Institut Brüssel in collaboration with Bozar. Halaqat is co-funded by the European Commission (under the designation: EU-LAS CULTURE), the Goethe-Institut and Bozar.

(UN)COMMON GROUNDS - 14.05 - 29.05

Marijn Bril is a media curator and (artistic) researcher. With an interest in the complexity and absurdity of digital culture, she explores topics ranging from networked images to digital metaphors.

Tomorrow we'll host "It’s All in the Footnotes: Notes on Curatorial Thoughts", a talk with Marijn Bril at 6pm. No reservation needed.

Photo by Hanna Hrynkevich, visual by Hussein Shikha

(UN)COMMON GROUNDS - 14.05 -29.05

Hussein Shikha focuses on the preservation, translation, and digitization of the visual culture from his intersectional experience as an Iraqi-Belgian in his practice.

His new work ” نسج البصر / Weaving of Sight” is part of the “(un)common grounds” exhibition.

All information here:

Opening tomorrow!

Next to visiting the exhibition you can also enjoy the following performances:
"Tot de kaars uit is" by Stijn Wybouw, 17:00 - 19:00
"La Lumitérale" by Laurie-Anne Jaubert, 19:30

More information:

Today Luuse is launching their Bookscanner at our Fablab

Join us from 18:30 - 22:30 (entrance trough the Fablab)

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(UN)COMMON GROUNDS - 14.05 - 29.05

’s practice includes music and visual elements stretched through experimental situations and modalities.

His performance and installation “Tot de kaars uit is” (“Until the candle goes out”) is an endurance test as well as an almost spiritual pursuit conducted through singing and playing.

You can watch the performance during the opening of “(un)common grounds” at iMAL on May 14th.

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