5x Opening Weekend Arenberg Festival

by curator Veerle Van Schoelandt
VR Lounge 'Het universum van Panamarenko'
  • 1. Videomapping
    I’m really looking forward to Studio Sandy’s light artist Nele Fack’s video mapping. She was one of the revelations at the Ghent Light Festival and, for the Opening Weekend, she is making a new, customised video map of the Arenberg Castle, set to music performed live by the Arenberg Choir with beats by AMyn.
    Locatie: Arenbergkasteel, Kasteelpark 1, 3001 Leuven
  • 2. VR Lounge 'Het universum van Panamarenko'
    Discover live VR art in Mixed Reality, one of the most important new technological developments in the virtual world. Several of Panamarenko’s works were digitally scanned and exhibited in a virtual reality. The result? A completely new way to experience art by being immersed directly in it. 
    Locatie: ESAT Departement Elektrotechniek | Kasteelpark 10, 3001 Leuven
Dansende drone
  • 3. Dansende drone
    A robot’s commands make the drone dance. In turn, the robot is controlled by the audience using a virtual reality stick. Who is watching who? And who is actually in control? Leuven choreographer Ugo Dehaes and the KU Leuven have co-created this interactive installation where you, the audience, can control a robot and a drone.
    Locatie: ESAT Departement Elektrotechniek | Kasteelpark 10, 3001 Leuven
  • 4. Devillé Arcade Videogames
    The Devillé brothers are passionate about wood and video games. They’ve decided to combine these two passions and started making gorgeous video games out of wood. The Arenberg Arcade has seven of their hand-made wooden video games and you can try them all out. 
    Locatie: ESAT Departement Elektrotechniek | Kasteelpark 10, 3001 Leuven
Seeker [LV6]
  • 5. Seeker [LV6]
    According to biologist, artist, and TED Senior Fellow Angelo Vermeulen, one day, we’ll all be living in space. The only question is how? He founded SEAD (Space Ecologies Art and Design) in 2009 to research future challenges together with an international network of scientists and artists through hands-on experiments. The Leuven Seeker project challenges scientists, students, doers, and thinkers from our city to design the housing that we’ll be using in outer space. Visit their design during the Opening Weekend.
    Locatie: Ereplein | Kasteelpark 1, 3001 Leuven

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