No Lockdown Art – NoLA

Within the framework of its new Creaconnections program, Transcultures, in partnership with the European Pepinieres of Creation, launched the No Lockdown Art – NoLA action to support the re-activitism of Belgian and international artists who initiated, during the period containment, interesting audio, video, multimedia projects online and freely disseminate their singularities and poetic glances to the curious connected.

In this sadly unique period (but likely to herald other disasters), many artists of all origins refused the quarantine of the shared expression. They express both a need to connect with another (connected) audience and to get out of both fear and paralysis as well as from the “all in the ego”.

Desiring to join this libertarian dynamic and give support and visibility to differentiated works online, Transcultures has launched a support program open to artists for short, medium or long term projects. In addition, in partnership with the European Pepinieres of Creation, a No Lockdown Art (#NoLA2020) call for projects was launched in mid-April 2020, which aims to support a dozen initiatives by artists in confinement.

In 2021, NoLA’s actions were amplified and many projects / creations found a diffusion, at national and international level, both face to face and online events/festivals.

Partnership Transcultures, European Pepinieres of Creation,
With the support of the Minister-President of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels.

Projects supported through the #NoLA2020 action

  • 11.03.2022 | Transonic Second Life Festival #3 @ Cat’s Circus (SL)
    11.03.2022 | Transonic Second Life Festival #3 @ Cat’s Circus (SL)

    For the end of winter, here is the 3rd edition of this online micro festival, which is part of the “Transonic Second Life Sessions”. This event offers, in different Second Life venues, concerts and audio-visual performances in various Second Life venues, bringing together around a community. sound and multimedia artists…

  • 03 > 12.01.2022 | Confined correspondence Residency | European Pepinires of Creation (Fr)
    03 > 12.01.2022 | Confined correspondence Residency | European Pepinires of Creation (Fr)

    As part of the “No Lockdown Art” initiative launched in spring 2020 by the European Pépinières de Création and the “Confined Correspondances” project, the French sound and visual artist Christophe Bailleau wrote, between 2020 and 2021, texts and freely poetic fragments grouped under the title ‘Metal Noir'(Black Metal, title inspired…

  • Appel 2021 | The Common Ground Project (CGP – collaborative multimedia project)|  NK Studio – Kika Nicolela (Br/Be)
    Appel 2021 | The Common Ground Project (CGP – collaborative multimedia project)| NK Studio – Kika Nicolela (Br/Be)

    As part of NoLA – No Lockdown Art initiative, the “Common Ground Project”, initiated and coordinated by the artist Kika Nicolela during confinement, proposes the creation of a growing database, with the collaboration of artists from around the world, sharing video, audio and/or text pieces. The main immediate goal was to collect…

  • Album | No Lockdown Transonic Sessions – Winter 2021-22 [in progress]
    Album | No Lockdown Transonic Sessions – Winter 2021-22 [in progress]

    This third series of online “chamber” sessions commissioned by Transcultures and the Transonic label to sound creators of various aesthetics but all adventurous practices (electronics, sound art, sound poetry, post rock, ambient, field recording, improvisation…) honors artistic singularities from different countries and sound…

  • 28.11.2021 | No Lockdown Sonopoetics #2 – Sound poetry performances | ARTour (Be)
    28.11.2021 | No Lockdown Sonopoetics #2 – Sound poetry performances | ARTour (Be)

    As part of the No Lockdown Art project launched during the first global confinement in March 2020, Transcultures and the European Pepiniers of Creation asked several authors from different countries to write their poetic impressions, reflections, issues during the confinement. These “confined correspondences” have been…

  • 25.09 > 26.09.2021 | Transcultures – Pepinieres of Creation @ Festival Ibrida | Forli (It)
    25.09 > 26.09.2021 | Transcultures – Pepinieres of Creation @ Festival Ibrida | Forli (It)

    Transcultures et les European Pepinieres of Creation presents for this 2021 edition of the Ibrida festival a selection of videos produced as part of their No Lockdown Art project that they initiated during the first global containment linked to Covid-19 aimed at support contemporary artistic projects likely to be disseminated…

  • 07.2021 | A Limb – Second Life Summer 21 Tour
    07.2021 | A Limb – Second Life Summer 21 Tour

    In July, A Limb will participate in the Burn2 festival (equivalent of Burning Man on Second Life and this year under the theme of emergence) and will give a series of concerts, solo or with other artists like Digital Deception (De) + Bsukmet (Es and Yadleen (De) … or Ryo Sogame (Jp).

  • 06 > 10.07.2021 | Transcultures – Pepinieres of Création @ Zone Libre 2021 – Bastia (Fr)
    06 > 10.07.2021 | Transcultures – Pepinieres of Création @ Zone Libre 2021 – Bastia (Fr)

    The Sound Arts Forum, renamed Zone Libre (Free Zone), from the name of the Corsican association that initiated it, asserts itself as a sound arts festival which, as Tommy Lawson specifies, “offers forms adapted to current and forward-looking constraints, forms reinvented around new stories and more generally digital writing ”…

  • 21.05.2021 | Transonic Second Life Festival #2 @ Cat’s Circus
    21.05.2021 | Transonic Second Life Festival #2 @ Cat’s Circus

    The 2nd edition of this online micro festival is part of the “Transonic Second Life Sessions” which regularly offer concerts and audio-visual performances in various Second Life venues, bringing together around a community. sound and multimedia artists, and visitors who, in a spirit both playful and adventurous, discover or follow…

  • Album | No Lockdown Transonic Sessions – Spring 2021
    Album | No Lockdown Transonic Sessions – Spring 2021

    This second series of online “chamber” sessions commissioned by Transcultures and the Transonic label to sound creators of various aesthetics but all adventurous practices will honor singular artists based in Belgium, in France but also international references…

  • 07 > 10.04.2021 | Transcultures + European Pepinieres @ RIANA 2021 – Abidjan (CI)
    07 > 10.04.2021 | Transcultures + European Pepinieres @ RIANA 2021 – Abidjan (CI)

    On the theme “Sources and resources”, the 2021edition of the International Digital and Visual Arts Meetings of Abidjan offers a series of exhibitions, lectures / debates / presentations, workshops and performances by African artists and European artists. This fifth edition combines, in “face-to-face” and “connected” modes, various…

  • 18.03 > 04.04.2021 | Transcultures & Pepinieres @ Festival Videoformes 2021
    18.03 > 04.04.2021 | Transcultures & Pepinieres @ Festival Videoformes 2021

    Since 1984, Videoformes has organized an annual international festival, in Clermont-Ferrand, which presents the latest news in digital creation: installations, videos, performances, multidisciplinary digital creations, and round tables on themes extended to the creative industries and societal developments linked to digital technology…

  • 26.02.2021 | Transonic Second Life Festival #1 @ Cat’s Circus
    26.02.2021 | Transonic Second Life Festival #1 @ Cat’s Circus

    The first edition of this online micro festival is part of the Transonic Second Life Sessions which regularly offers concerts and audio-visual performances in various Second Life venues, bringing together a community of sound and multimedia artists and visitors who discover or follow  -in a playful and adventurous spirit…

  • 07.02.2020 | Transonic Second Life Sessions #2 – Performances (Web)
    07.02.2020 | Transonic Second Life Sessions #2 – Performances (Web)

    This second Transonic Second Live Session brings together musicians Christophe Bailleau (also visual artist – FR / BE) and A Limb (Didié Nietzsche’s solo project also involved in the audio multimedia collectives Radio Prague and Lamaphi – BE) for an electro, cinematic…

  • Album No Lockdown Transonic Session Winter 2020-21 | #NoLA2020-21
    Album No Lockdown Transonic Session Winter 2020-21 | #NoLA2020-21

    As part of the #NoLA2020-21 ongoing project, sound creators from different countries and adventurous aesthetics are invited to each send a live audio session (like an intimate concert to share online with an unknown public) this will be illustrated with a fixed visual as well as a few lines of presentation of the piece and a short…

  • No Lockdown Sonopoetics – 3 new Christmas releases | #NoLA2020
    No Lockdown Sonopoetics – 3 new Christmas releases | #NoLA2020

    From a selection of texts written by different authors/artists from different countries, the sound artist/producer Paradise Now has created several audio cinematic pieces from the the voices and read writings of these authors (and other guests for the occasion). 3 new releases for this special Christmas.

  • 18.12.2020 | Live Transonic Sessions Performances – Second Life
    18.12.2020 | Live Transonic Sessions Performances – Second Life

    A Limb (Didié Nietzsche solo project – BE) is a kind of artistic Frankenstein, exhuming all sorts of music corpses from their graves, stitching an ambient body with funk legs, punk feet, experimental arms, jazz hands, a drone head, inserting a big ethnic music heart and krautrock lungs… then bathing the whole “body” into a dub effects…

  • 12.11.2020 | Akashic Diaries – Biba Sheikh + A Temple for Tomorrows – John Jeffire – Sonopoetic reading
    12.11.2020 | Akashic Diaries – Biba Sheikh + A Temple for Tomorrows – John Jeffire – Sonopoetic reading

    In pre-announcement of the publication of the book “Akachic Diaries – Detroit Degree Zero and other crisis writings” to be published in early 2021 by Aquarius Press editions, Biba Sheikh is invited to unveil some extracts from these burning/moving texts which were commissioned by Pépinières European Creation & Transcultures…

  • 22.10 > 31.10.2020 | Common Ground Project – Visions Of Inside @ Biennial of the Moving Image
    22.10 > 31.10.2020 | Common Ground Project – Visions Of Inside @ Biennial of the Moving Image

    The Common Ground Project (Vision of Inside), directed by Kika Nicolela (BR / BE),  will be presented at the Biennial of the Moving Image (BIM), an artistic event that since 2012 celebrates video art and experimental cinema in the city of Buenos Areas. It is a CONTINENTE project produced by the Universidad Nacional de Tres…

  • 21.10 > 11.11.2020 | Common Ground Project vol. 1 @ Now&After festival 2020
    21.10 > 11.11.2020 | Common Ground Project vol. 1 @ Now&After festival 2020

    The Common Ground Project vol. 1, directed by Kika Nicolela (BR / BE), will be presented at the international video art festival “Now & After” at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA). Annual event in Moscow, organized by the Media Art Center “Now & After” which pursues activities in the field of culture…

  • Video | Triptyque Prototype – Thomas Israël (Be) | #NoLA2020
    Video | Triptyque Prototype – Thomas Israël (Be) | #NoLA2020

    “Triptyque Prototype” is an enigma with an exploded temporality which allows cross and associative readings. Its protagonist is in tension between the doll or the android and the woman of flesh-and-blood.

  • Album online | Ludovic Medery – Travel without moving!
    Album online | Ludovic Medery – Travel without moving!

    Transcultures et son alter label Transonic soutiennent le projet Travel without moving initié en période de confinement par l’artiste sonore belge Ludovic Medery. Celui-ci sera décliné en plusieurs épisodes mensuels…

  • No Lockdow Art – #NoLA2020 | Laureates
    No Lockdow Art – #NoLA2020 | Laureates

    Following the call for projects #NoLA – No Lockdown Art launched by Transcultures and the European Pepinieres of Creation in the first days of confinement, some 125 applications were selected by the selection from more than 400 proposals received on the Facebook group Transcultures/Pépinières…

  • Pastoral (BE/FR)- Lockdown Drift – #NoLA2020
    Pastoral (BE/FR)- Lockdown Drift – #NoLA2020

    Produced via connected exchanges during the lockdown of Spring 2020 (due to Covid-19) by the Pastoral duet, Lockdown Drift captures the expectation, the floating sensation but also the domestic reverie, the imaginary transfiguration and a form of sweet melancholy…

  • The Common Ground Project (CGP – collaborative multimedia project) |  Kika Nicolela (Br/Be) #Nola2020
    The Common Ground Project (CGP – collaborative multimedia project) | Kika Nicolela (Br/Be) #Nola2020

    As part of NoLA – No Lockdown Art 2020, the “Common Ground Project”, initiated and coordinated by the artist Kika Nicolela during confinement, proposes the creation of a growing database, with the collaboration of…

  • AGORA(-OFF)-ON – Cultural space and festival for confined arts | #Nola2020
    AGORA(-OFF)-ON – Cultural space and festival for confined arts | #Nola2020

    AGORA-OFF became AGORA-ON, a place dedicated to all creators permanently or temporarily confined (in remand centers, prisons, internment, immigration or refugee camps, in administrative detention center in medium or long-stay…

  • Call 2020 | Listening windows – (Field recording – phase 2) | desartsonnants | #NoLA2020
    Call 2020 | Listening windows – (Field recording – phase 2) | desartsonnants | #NoLA2020

    Transcultures and the European Pepinieres of Creation are pleased to be associated with the project initiated at the start of the lockdown by their accomplice Gilles Malatray who invites to develop forms of “Hearing Points”…

  • No Lockdown Sonopoetics – Confined correspondences – #NoLA2020
    No Lockdown Sonopoetics – Confined correspondences – #NoLA2020

    Dans le cadre du projet Correspondances confinées, Transcultures et les Pépinières européennes de Création ont demandé à plusieurs auteurs de différents pays d’écrire pendant le confinement leurs impressions poétiques…

  • Confined correspondences – international commissioned poetic works | NoLA2020
    Confined correspondences – international commissioned poetic works | NoLA2020

    In the framework of the participative project No Lockdown Art (NoLA), Transcultures and The European Pepinieres of Creation have commissioned  several authors/artists from different countries to write their poetic impressions…

  • Snooba – No Lockdown Mix série | Radio Panik – #NoLA2020
    Snooba – No Lockdown Mix série | Radio Panik – #NoLA2020

    A special command from Transcultures to Dj Snooba to punctuate the end of confinement with travelers, swaying and poetic mixes (and participation of surprise guests). Listen online or on Radio Panik and its radio partners…

  • 08.05 > 10.05.2020 | Drum & Percussion Madness #8 – Apo33 (Fr)
    08.05 > 10.05.2020 | Drum & Percussion Madness #8 – Apo33 (Fr)

    Every year, percussionists and drummers from all around the world offer you different ways to tap, scrub, creak, rattle and other sounds of the art of percussion.

  • 05 > 12.2020 – The Common Ground Project – Kika Nicolela (Br/Be)
    05 > 12.2020 – The Common Ground Project – Kika Nicolela (Br/Be)

    The Common Ground Project proposes a creation of a growing database, with the collaboration of artists around the world, sharing video, sound and/or text based pieces. The main immediate goal is to collect a large and varied snapshot of…

  • Call 2020 | Nola – No Lockdown Art 2020 – Call for projects
    Call 2020 | Nola – No Lockdown Art 2020 – Call for projects

    The European Pepinieres of Creation, in partenership with Transcultures, are launching a call for online artistic projects or initiatives carried out during this confinement period due to Covid19 in order to give them additional visibility…

  • Silent Noise (Video poem) by Tamara Laï (Be) | 2020
    Silent Noise (Video poem) by Tamara Laï (Be) | 2020

    This new video-poem by Tamara Laï whose images were filmed in various places and countries (Belgium, China, Scotland, Italy, Netherlands) was finalized in residency at home in Liège in the lockdown period…

  • Ludovic Medery – Travel without moving! | Creaconnections > NoLA 2020
    Ludovic Medery – Travel without moving! | Creaconnections > NoLA 2020

    Transcultures and its alter label Transonic support the ‘Travel without moving project’ initiated during the lockdown period by Belgian sound artist Ludovic Medery. This will be available in several episodes monthly…

  • Call 2020 | Listening windows (Field recording – phase 1) – Desartsonnants
    Call 2020 | Listening windows (Field recording – phase 1) – Desartsonnants

    Transcultures and the European Pepinieres of Creation are pleased to be associated with the project initiated at the start of the lockdown by their accomplice Gilles Malatray who invites to develop forms of “Hearing Points” …