19.12.2019 COMMON GROUNDS
The fourth edition was titled ‘Common Grounds’ and took the concept of previous editions a step further. Not only did both students in visual arts and sound cross boundaries and challenge the limits of their own medium. While doing this, they searched for a common ground from which the dialogue can arise. This resulted in a wide array of performances ranging from sound installations with found materials, performative interventions, visual enhanced soundscapes and installations.
The third edition of Intermedia was titled 'LOSD' and happened on December 19th 2018 at Stuk, Leuven. Students presented their audiovisual works in a varied evening program, ranging from ecological noise and household electronics to singing glasses, vibraphone soundscapes with mirrors and bodypainting and percussion with ropes. The program clearly relfected how Intermedia encourages both students in visual arts and sound to cross boundaries and challenge the limits of their own medium.
19.12.2017 ERROR #2
‘Error_2’ was the second edition of the cross-campus Intermedia project in which students of both the visual arts and the musical department at the LUCA school of Arts collaborate in an interdisciplinary context. Students are exposed to creative strategies in other disciplines and learn to question and broaden their own artistic work, to adopt new attitudes and to apply them in their own artistic practice. The result was shown in installations and live performances in Stuk on December 19, 2017 at Stuk, Leuven.
‘Loops’ was the first cross-campus Intermedia project. During academic year 2016-2017 both students in visual arts as well as students in music at the LUCA School of Arts were challenged to collaborate on four Loops-compositions written by Philippe Hurel. The results were shown during the final event April 19, 2017 at Stuk, Leuven. During the project the participants explored how a multimedia-interpretation might create new opportunities to accentuate the multi-layered complexity in the compositions. The results were presented as live performances, installations and improvisations.
The COMMON GROUNDS course is an experimental practice based research into the cross-media applications of the various aspects of image and sound. The course offers students a platform in which the boundaries and synergy between both their own medium and various forms of presentation are explored. Special attention is given to the common ground between different media and different approaches: analogue, digital, visual, sound, movement, etc. A documented process followed by a performance at the end of this course, should show that the student, supported by the supervisors, is able to investigate, question, explore and transpose his / her music and / or visual language through a personal artistic project into the mediated environment.