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workspace for experimental music and sound art
27/07/2020 - 23/08/2020
21/08/2020 - 15h - 19h
29/04/2021 - 02/05/2021
23/04/2021 - 28/04/2021
Aela Royer
The work of the french artist Aela Royer is as multifaceted as her interests. In her teenage hood a high level ice skater, she then studied fine arts and specialising in interdisciplinary installation (mixing media art, light installation and sculpture, combined with movement practice and spreach) at the art school of Grenoble, from which she graduated of a master degree in 2015. In 2017 she completed a post-master degree in apass (Advanced Performance and scenographic studies), a centre for artistic research in Bruxelles. During this post master period, she got involved into the world of somatic practices, participating in several workshops and diverse practices, such as Fascia Therapy, Body Mind Centering, Feldenkreis, Chi-Gong and others, that completed her knowledge on movement studies. That year, she performed in the Breathchore of the musician Michael Schmid. An experience that brought her interest towards voice and breath sounding, as extensions of the body in movement. In following time Aela deepened this particular interest in sound by getting into a closer relation with the team and the programming of the experimental music lab of Bruxelles, QO-2. 2019, she stayed in Bruxelles and followed the first year of the master program of ISAC (Institut Supérieure des Arts et des Chorégraphies) during which she started to develop a peculiar practice of vocal explorations. This practice is based on the idea that one could encounter one's voice under the perspective of a technical device rather than a human organ to thereby experience it as an alien expression of oneself. Making it a strange hybrid, able to question the close relationship that the society maintains with technical objects and technology in general. This research, still ongoing, produced some experimental soundtracks in combination with a voice based workshop that were shared in public at the HOMO NOVUS Festival, in Latvia that year. Today, she lives in Paris where she continues her artistic research on the relation of voice, body and technical devices, to develop musical forms.
Sebastian Dingens - WALKS
Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

Q-O2 is supported by the Flemish Community, VGC and the European Union
Koolmijnenkaai 30-34
B-1080 Brussels