Welcome to the site of the dhfm artistic research cluster embedded in Intermedia (LUCA School of Arts, Brussels).

Dhfm encircles four research fields: The Forest of Things, Anecdotal Evidence, Glitches & Gibberish, and Omissions & Additions.

Background image: Ernst Haeckel, via Wikipedia.org

The Forest of Things

is concerned with lost herbals, matriarchal trees, digital landscapes and ecological imagination.

Anecdotal Evidence

explores writing and expanded language based practices.

Glitches & Gibberish

encompasses investigations into loss of language and the mechanical mistake.

Omissions & Additions

includes those projects that refuse categorization. 


Recent posts


The Compositor Composing

Publication. The Compositor. Edition of 12 + 2 HC, signed and numbered. 12″ 180 grams black vinyl record, recto: 33rpm/45rpm audio, verso: engraving. Sewn felt sleeve, 60×60 folded poster, 30×30…
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The Plot.

The Plot. An introduction, including a first intervention. Featuring Ips typographus, commemorative plaques, tunnel-reading, and a kapvlakte.… Read More
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Forum+

In the latest edition of the artistic research journal Forum+ three dhfm members, Hannah Van Hove, Joeri Verbesselt and Mariske Broeckmeyer, publish their writings. Hannah Van Hove: In vijf reflecties…
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No One Would Have Believed

Announcement / Exhibition by Wendy Morris and Runo Lagomarsino / Curated by Laurens Dhaenens and Fernanda Pitta / Netwerk Aalst 14.11.2020 – 13.02.2021 This is the announcement for an upcoming…
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Music /// Botanical Bodies / Kaap

Botanical Bodies herwerkt de muziek van Hildegard von Bingen in een gedurfde en eigentijdse geest. Deze visionaire, genezer, botanicus, feministe en componist uit de 12e eeuw creëerde fascinerende werken met…
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Ethnographic Returns Conference

Anja Veirman was selected to present her research project “Experimental ethnographic participative methods as forms of collective knowledge production. Senufo mud cloth production and the making of new narratives” at…
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Tableau Vivant 2019-2020

Wan-Lun Yu and Joeri Verbesselt, in collaboration with Mei-Ning Huang After summer residencies in P.A.R.T.S. and GC Nohva (through VGC) in Brussels, we moved with the Tableau Vivant-project to Taiwan.In…
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Hortus+Herbarium

A stone’s throw from the site of last year’s Fantastic Encounter with the Matriarchal Ginkgo is ‘t Gasthuys, the city museum of Aalst, and an enclosed garden that was once…
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Intermedia dhfm offices Brussel North

Lab North

Lab North soon houses the LUCA Intermedia research unit, including the dhfm research group.… Read More
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Is it lovely yet?

in the archives of Christine Brooke-Rose, Anna Kavan, Ann Quin and Muriel Spark 1. It is the summer of 2014 and I’m at the Olin Library at Washington University in…
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Dystopian Optimism

Our future imagination suffers from an impasse between technological optimism and dystopian visions of the end of humankind. ‘Dystopian Optimism’ counters globally interconnected precariousness as the condition of our time.…
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process/1

Mariske Broeckmeyer preparing her audio work for Travelogue of the Wandering Womb. Alias exhibition. Netwerk Aalst.
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The Suitcase

Made of brown leather, monogrammed with the initials L.J.M. and dating from the 1930s, the suitcase was found under the bed of Muriel Leyson at the time of her death…
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Random Forests

On the application of machine learning and AI to enhance or restore natural environments: a project by artist/researcher Theun Karelse / FoAM.… Read More
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