Gauthier Keyaerts (Be)

Gauthier Keyaerts (Be)

Video Age 2.1 + 3.0 (creation)

Alain Longuet, Gabriel Soucheyre and Stéphane Trois Carrés have been working on a new application called Video_Age. This is an algorithmic engine mounted for the thirtieth edition of this festival which has already gone through many historical periods. The project is actually a development of Cage Suite, an interactive point requiring the participation of many artists in tribute to John Cage and his famous work 4’33, presented for the first time in March 2013 and VIDEOFORMES and renewed in a version in March 2014.

The main idea is to revisit the last decades of the video through the captured images, the rushes, the various productions, installations, performances. These memory pictures come from both VIDEOFORMES archives and Grand Canal (federated association with many French video artists in the early 80s).


This is a corpus of images, captured and produced through several video art, digital and analog eras. They testify to the multiplicity of creations. These images were assembled in 90-second segments. This is a re-appropriation, a reading repetition, image mix. The sound is not kept and it gives the possibility to contemporary designers to give a sound interpretation and the public a ‘play’ that connects the memory, heritage and the time lived in the present.

This formalistic posture may seem sterile if the generated combinatorial were not so huge…

For Transnumériques, two versions of Video Age are offered: Video Age 2.1, a performance that will take place on opening night, and Video_Age 3.0, a single-screen installation that offers image editing / sound programmed variability, already developed in Cage Suite. Its random editing allows all unsuspected relationships between images and sounds.

Production : Videoformes – Partnership Videoformes Transcultures for the performative version.

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Gauthier Keyaerts

Holder of a Master’s degree in Information and Communication, Gauthier Keyaerts is an artist who’s keen on social sciences. Semiology, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, among others, are disciplines that make one’s perception particularly sensitive to oneself, others, and society at large. These problematics and questions have always been closely linked to Gauthier’s research in sound, which originally started on Radio Campus Bruxelles, where he explored (DJ-ing, sound art as well as real-time hörspiel). There, he also had the opportunity to meet and become friends with Robin Rimbaud, Matt Elliott and David Shea… artists who were in direct link with the label, which would later release his first electronic compositions, Sub Rosa. There he released four albums as half of the Bump and Grind / BNG duo, two solo albums (as Very Mash’ta), and remixed or collaborated with artists such as Freeform, AtomTM, OM1 (Kompakt) or Norscq. Mick Harris, Speedy J and Christophe Monier (Micronauts) remixed him in turn.

During this time Gauthier Keyaerts also performed live on stage, whether solo (under the names The Aktivist, Very Mash’ta, or Next Baxter), as part of bands (Supernova – sonic poetry duo, Je vous demande de vous asseoir…), or more recently in collaboration (for a tribute to the writer Richard Brautigan) with poets such as Jean-Marc Desgent, Annie Lafleur and Vincent Tholomé.

He was regularly presented in Brussels, Belgium (Botanique, Flagey, Bozar…), or France (Le Phénix in Valenciennes, La maison des métallos and La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, Festivals Les Folies de Maubeuge, Les Bains numériques, Sonorama, Ososphère…), and Spain (Festival Dig@ran) or Québec (Printemps des poètes, 2013 and 2015).