16.09.2022, 15:00—17:00
PAM p.m. (in the context of Misoogst)

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PAM (Platform for Audiovisual and Media Arts) has grown out of a diver­se assem­bly of orga­ni­za­ti­ons and prac­ti­ti­o­ners wor­king with moving ima­ge, sound art, or media art. PAM invi­tes any­o­ne who works in media arts to meet, to dis­cuss com­mon issues and to sha­re know­led­ge and tools about the devel­op­ment, pro­duc­ti­on, dis­tri­bu­ti­on, pre­sen­ta­ti­on, and reflec­ti­on of audio­vi­su­al and media arts.This PAM is orga­ni­zed on the 16th of September 2022 at 3pm in the con­text of Misoogst, an inter­ac­ti­ve mee­ting in Cas-co in Leuven of ini­ti­a­ti­ves and artists who work on green struc­tu­res, eco­lo­gy and (urban) agri­cul­tu­re. At the cross­roads of art and agri­cul­tu­re, they pre­sent their prac­ti­ces and pro­vi­de insight into their rela­ti­ons­hip with all non-human enti­ties that sur­round us.Werktank invi­ted Katinka de Jonge, Julia Eckhardt, Christophe De Boeck, Aernoudt Jacobs and Cirkel Mediakunst Leuven. You can join them in a round table about a spe­ci­fic theme.

Table #1: Katinka de Jonge — Sustainable devel­op­ment and ecosystems

How can the metap­hor of an eco­sy­s­tem con­tri­bu­te to the sustai­na­ble devel­op­ment of an art prac­ti­ce or orga­ni­za­ti­on? Through various con­ver­sa­ti­o­nal for­mats, artist and researcher Katinka de Jonge invi­tes you to map your own eco­sy­s­tem, and the­re­by reflect on con­cepts such as sustai­na­bi­li­ty, pro­du­cing ver­sus decom­po­sing, and non-human influ­en­ces on an artis­tic practice.Katinka de Jonge works as an artist and is a PhD researcher at Hasselt University (BE), whe­re she con­ducts research about artis­tic self-orga­ni­za­ti­on and artist-run spa­ces. In her work she explo­res loca­li­ty’, focu­sing on the com­plex rela­ti­ons bet­ween design and eve­ry­day life, and emp­ha­si­zing polypho­ny and the func­ti­on of lan­gu­a­ge and dia­lo­gue in spe­ci­fic contexts.

Table #2: Christoph De Boeck and Aernoudt Jacobs — Art/Non-Art Crossover Collaborations

What is your favo­ri­te col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with a non-artis­tic part­ner? It could be a spon­sor who lends you some audio­vi­su­al mate­ri­al, a sci­en­ti­fic insti­tu­te for your art-sci­en­ce pro­po­sal, a hos­pi­tal or other soci­al ser­vi­ces for your com­mu­ni­ty pro­ject, local autho­ri­ties, a city with a Capital of Culture pro­gram­me, exper­ti­se at uni­ver­si­ty or other schools, tech­ni­cal sup­port from an indu­stry, real esta­te owners for an ate­lier… let’s exchan­ge tips and experiences!The dis­cus­si­on is mode­ra­ted by Christoph De Boeck and Aernoudt Jacobs who have been run­ning Overtoon, a plat­form for research, pro­duc­ti­on and dis­tri­bu­ti­on of sound art and sound-based instal­la­ti­on art.

Table #3: Julia Eckhardt — Curatorial responsibilities

Organising and cura­ting imp­lies res­pon­si­bi­li­ty, espe­ci­al­ly when it comes to efforts for diver­si­fi­ca­ti­on and just repre­sen­ta­ti­on. In what way is this a poli­ti­cal rather than an aes­the­tic ques­ti­on? How far can we go in enlar­ging the sco­pe of our pro­gram, and still stay per­so­nal­ly and affec­ti­ve­ly invol­ved? What prac­ti­cal tools can be use­ful for feed­back on the mea­ning­ful­ness of cura­to­ri­al work?Julia Eckhardt is a musi­cian and artis­tic co-direc­tor of Q‑O2 workspa­ce in Brussels. As a per­for­mer of com­po­sed and impro­vi­sed music she has col­la­bo­ra­ted with numerous artists, and exten­si­ve­ly with Éliane Radigue. She is (co-)author of seve­r­al publi­ca­ti­ons on aspects of sonic arts and music.

Table 4: Werktank — Cirkel Mediakunst

Which role do you see Media-Art and Sound Art playing in Leuven? What are the chal­len­ges, the desi­res, pos­si­bi­li­ties and bott­le­necks? How does the Leuven com­mu­ni­ty rela­te to the big city cen­tres Brussels, Antwerp and Gent? How can we build upon this com­mu­ni­ty and streng­then it? Come and exchan­ge ide­as about Media-Art and Sound-Art in Leuven.Werktank is a pro­duc­ti­on plat­form for Media-Art on the cut­ting edge of art, tech­no­lo­gy, and sci­en­ce in Leuven. Cirkel Mediakunst brings artists, orga­ni­za­ti­ons, cura­tors and pro­du­cers, from Leuven, whom are acti­ve within Media Art together.