February 20, 2023

Custom Intro Animations for Retro Empire

I was asked by the Retro Empire crew to design and animate custom intro sequences for every artist, to be played right before they start mixing.

The main theme was 'Poseidon and the Monsters of the Seas, according to Greek Mythology'.

Niels Baten from Moment Creation provided a custom light show to go hand in hand with the animations I created below.

The sound effects and voice-overs in the video's above were delivered by Breakout Audio.

December 31, 2022

Magnetic Flow by Collectif Scale at La Vallée BXL

Must say I'm extremely impressed by this one piece called 'Flux' that the Collectif Scale made for their Magnetic Flow Exhibition displayed at La Vallée BXL.

How they managed to make this installation interactive and playable by a random audience, without losing a sense of smoothness and seamless audiovisual flow, is truly fascinating to me.

This is a recording of me 'playing' their device. I'm left mind-boggled by the mechanisms behind it!

December 30, 2022

Recollect, a collaboration of visual artists

At the BLANCO Open Space in Gent, 14 visual artist gathered to showcase their collection of close collaborations between Tuesday 27th and Thursday 29th of December, with the support of 3 musical acts.

My personal contribution consisted in displaying a slight variation of my generative album covers on a couple of CRT TV screens (made available by Felix Ysbear), and to provide some random content to be displayed on the main cube by pre-recording a VJ jam session on it.

Here are some snapshots below, to set the mood.

December 15, 2022

Putting my stickers around Berlin City

Last weekend I went to Berlin for leisure, and brought a pack of stickers with me to put them all around the city.

I must say, I do think they look cool in this somewhat industrial looking metropole!

December 7, 2022

Resurrected: Alto Electronic Music Device

Back in 2017, Alto was made in the context of my Art & Technology Bachelor degree at the Erasmus University College Brussels. You can read all about it on this dusty blog page.

Around 2019, Alto was disassembled to be used again in the form of a physical photo-booth controller. Using the LEAP-motion technology that was previously embedded in Alto, this resulted in a bunch of funny distorted snapshots [reload page] taken during the FRIS #8: See For Yourself event at Westrand, Dilbeek.

Now in 2022, Alto is finally remade again. Using a similar process like back in the day during my Bachelor's. I will be using this device once more, but now repurposed in the context of my Master studies at LUCA School of Arts Brussels. Stay tuned folks!

November 29, 2022

I was invited on the ‘Gene Zever’ Podcast

Last Wednesday I was invited on this local podcast hosted by three lovely guys to talk about the past, present, and future, of TROWFLOX.

What struck me the most was how they seemed to be prepared very well! They threw in a couple of questions that really made me think deeply about my creative experiences so far. They clearly did their homework! And I enjoyed every single bit of it. ^_^

I'll make sure to keep you posted whenever the TROWFLOX episode gets released. ;-)

Gene Zever is a Brussels based podcast hosted in collaboration with BRUZZ 5+1.

October 22, 2022

11 Passions by 11 Students for 11 Years of LUCA School of Arts

I feel honored to be chosen as one of the 11 students to be showcased through a so-called artist portrait interview for the 11 Years of LUCA School of Arts, handpicked by the teachers across all 5 LUCA Campuses. Feel free to check out my portrait video below, highlighting the future of animation and VJing.

October 8, 2022

A fresh batch of stickers with brand new design just got delivered in the mailbox

Here they are. Finally! My new stickers.

Been struggling quite some time to get them just right.

But this whole design simply works. It's bold and edgy at the same time!

If I do say so myself. ╮( ˘ ³˘)╭

Honestly can't wait to spread them around in the city, and beyond.

Hit me up if you'd like some for yourself! * always happy to share *

September 7, 2022

Culprate’s new album, αριθμός τέσσερα

Have been listening to Culprate since 2011.

When he announced launching a crowdfunding campaign for his brand-new album, promising a spiritual successor to his previous albums Colours and Deliverance, I was immediately on board with the whole idea, no-doubt.

One of the tiers to be claimed contained a Special Credits Mention, with only 10 spots available to fill.

Well, you know what I had to do with that one don't you? I'm extremely proud to be displayed as Florian Giroul (Trowflox) on the inside of his new album sleeve!

Along the Special Credits Mention, I also purchased the The Silver Package. This included

1 x Deliverance 12" Repress
1 x New Album Double LP (+ Digital Copy)