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.
Vanmechelen's performance The Worth of Life forms the inspiration for the pilot of The Battery Channel. A conversation on the topic with curator Didi Bozzini (IT), intermezzos from behavioral ecologist Hans Van Dyck, reflections from the artist and an end note by actor Tom Van Dyck are the ingredients of this first episode, hosted by Nathalie Delporte.