As part of his PhD in the Arts trajectory, Maurits Wouters presents new artistic work under the header Genius Loci. Maurits' project focuses on analogue home video: through various artistic creations (film, installation, exhibition), it explores how this became cultural practice and how it has been employed in the imagination of the individual and collective past, while simultaneously looking at how this practice influences our contemporary perception of that past. At the same time, each film is research into the performative power of experimental film, balancing on the borderline between photography, visual arts and film.
For this recital, pianist and PhD student Katia Veekmans collaborates with professor Erik Scherder and visual artist Charlie Meijering. Together, they demonstrate how - neurologically speaking - music stems from imagination in the brain. It is also the first, artistic part of Katia's public PhD defence for the Doctorate in the Arts "Perceptie van orkestklankkleur toegepast op het pianorepertoire - een symbiose van idee en verklankking".
On Tuesday 27th January (8pm), Katia Veekmans will publicly defend her Doctorate in the Arts "Perceptie van orkestklankkleur toegepast op het pianorepertoire - een symbiose van idee en verklankking" in the Kleine Concertzaal of the Royal Conservatory Brussels. This is a public event, entrance is free.