When a pandemic shuts down her laboratories and temples, modern art finds new ways to spill over and engage with the world. In the Battery, the beating heart of LABIOMISTA, artist Koen Vanmechelen launches The Battery Channel. With this audiovisual channel, Vanmechelen continues his artistic quest for meaning, identity, diversity and community in sounds, syllables and imaging.
Initiated during the COVID-19 pandemic, the artist invites you inside his overactive but quarantined brain and takes you with him on his journey of discovery. Over a period of 20 weeks, you follow how his mind is fecundated by the various people he involves in his ecosystem and how his newly discovered knowledge gets translated into unusual associations and artistic expression.