03 > 12.11.2023 | Proto MATERIA Exhibition – Alain Wergifosse (Be) | Espace Ockeghem (Saint-Ghislain – Be)

03 > 12.11.2023 | Proto MATERIA Exhibition – Alain Wergifosse (Be) | Espace Ockeghem (Saint-Ghislain – Be)

MATERIA is a multiform installation in progress project , a journey of poetic and imaginary exploration, inside matter in all its states and transmutations.

Alain Wergifosse presents, here, a first phase of this “in progress” project with, as a link, electronic sound (heard or imagined).

In addition, some EROSIONS (moving “geotopias” made from video feedback) are also presented,, as well as some MORPHEMES & MUTAPHORES as well as the photographic series SPECTRES & NEONS which distills light in movement with long exposure shots during nighttime walks in the suburbs.

The prototype of the Materia project (which will be presented in its complete form during the VIDEOFORMES festival in March 2024 in Clermont-Ferrand), for its sound component, consisting of a resonant table, is a constantly evolving experimental laboratory.

For the opening of the exhibition, the artist invites participants to his “Sound Materials” workshop given in Saint-Ghislain during the previous days, to a unique concert by the Ephemeral Orchestra of broken instruments and amplified objects.

Alain Wergifosse (Be)

Insatiable explorer of sound, image and the media since the 1980s, Alain Wergifosse amplifies all kinds of resonant objects and specializes in the electronic processing of feedback to achieve his organic compositions and improvisations. He has traveled the world solo and with various groups and collective projects (Obmuz, Macromassa, SpecOp, Colectivo Anatomic among others).

From his base in Barcelona, he composed, during ten years, the music and sound interactions of the shows Marcel lí Antúnez (ex La Fura dels Baus) and he collaborated with many artists of the experimental musical scene ( Zbigniew Karkowski, Cluster, Jaki Liebezeit, Francisco Lopez, Nad Spiro, Eli Gras,…) and actively participated in various adventurous initiatives in Spain and internationally.

In recent years, returning to Belgium, he has developed his visual work and produced immersive and interactive installations, self-generative videos, microscopies and other materialist compositions presented in several festivals and international events (City Sonic, MEM, Kikk, Semaine du son, Simultan, Transnumeriques, Pléiades, Zone Libre…).