Welcome to the site of the deep histories fragile memories artistic research cluster embedded in Intermedia (LUCA School of Arts, Brussels).

Research of the members of dhfm engages with the recuperation of marginalised histories, with ecologies and situated enquiries, with experimental writing, listening, and the shaping of new narratives. This website announces dhfm publications, events and news, and the Fieldguides for a Preternaturalist (dhfm/K. Verlag).

Recent posts

Alexandra Crouwers, Emptiness and Infinite Space, digital spaces, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, 2023

Seminar: Emptiness and Infinite Space VII

Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL. December 8, 20h30. Free admission, but reservation required. Seminar on the potential of digital worlds, with presentations by a.o. artist/researcher Alexandra Crouwers and philosopher Kirsten Poortier, followed by a discussion.
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Dhfm meeting at Meise Botanical Gardens

For a first meeting of this semester, and to welcome Marjolijn Dijkman into the research group, we met at the Botanical Gardens at Meise. In the glasshouse: Alexandra Crouwers, Laurens Dhaenens, Wendy Morris, Nico Boons, Renée Turner and Marjolijn Dijkman….

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The Forest Radio is online!

How does a forest sound that is changing, disappearing?  How will a forest sound without a forest? Listen here >>> https://theforestechoesback.online The Forest Radio is a live stream radio transmission from a bark beetle-infested site in the Thuringian Forest and…

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! Call to Participate !

Since January Wendy has been working in commission of the Middelheim Museum on a new performance work in which the virtues of medicinal plants growing in the park – and more specifically indigenous contraceptive plants – are central. On June…

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The Forest Echoes Back @ Reveil 2023

Reveil is a 24-hour live radio transmission of the dawn chorus around the globe. >>>>>>> Listen here <<<<<<< “Reveil (2014—) is a collective production by streamers at listening points around the earth. Starting on the morning of Saturday 6 May…

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Listening Fields #1

Mark the date! April 7th, 2023 – 12 noon The first episode of Listening Fields will be broadcasted on Radio Panik. Listening Fields is a bi-monthly radio show that oscillates around various listening and field recording practices and the discourse…

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The Annotated Garden

Seeing my plot as a demonstrably alive protagonist, this quick and earthly prototyping session with the Realities in Transition Artists engaged various technologies to explore narrative, visual and ecological densities.
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Un-Conference Media & Culture

Laurens Dhaenens presented his research project Beyond the Canon: A Digital Art Historical Approach to the International Circuit of Belgian Modern Art Exhibitions in the First Half of the Twentieth Century at the UN-Conference DigiSoc Work Group Culture & Media…

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Conference / The Listening Academy

The Listening Academy was held from August 29 – September 4, 2022 at the experimental contemporary art and music space Iklectik in London. The Academy was organised by Lucia Farinati, curator, researcher and writer, co-author of The Force of Listening…

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Fieldguides for a Preternaturalist

An ambulatory library of ten chapbooks that mark a return from Cape Town to Angola. Volumes 1-3 (2022) mark the first leg, from a shrine on Signal Hill to a village in the Kamiesberg, Namaqualand. The guides are Nadia Kamies, Rachel O’Donnell, Joshua Cohen…

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The Return

We are picking a path northwards, along sandy tracks and mountain passes. This is an expedition to be sure. It ghosts an earlier, weightier, expedition that marched out of the Fort of Good Hope with flocks of sheep, herds of…

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Gather, a Rehearsal

A Reading with the Bodies in the medicinal garden of ‘t Gasthuys. On March 25 the Bodies gathered at the ancient medicinal garden of the museum ‘t Gasthuys, Aalst, for a reading-as-rehearsal of Rachel O’Donnell’s essay Apacina: a Contemporary Herbal and…

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Cement and Sacraments

A talk by architectural historian Ellen Rowley on Friday May 20th, introduced by the Department of Ultimology.  This talk is part of research by Fiona Hallinan on the coming into being of Ultimology, or the study of endings, and the development…

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Exhibition Cripur Cripour

Cripur Cripour is a nonperformance on migraine and voice, wavering between interactive opera and installation art. Through personal narratives and intimate vocal sounds, singer and sound-artist Mariske Broeckmeyer guides the audience into the blackened scenery of the migraine lands. When…

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Alvim Corrêa – Ninguém teria acreditado

Laurens Dhaenens curated together with Fernanda Pitta the exhibition No One Would Have Ever Believed: Alvim Correa and 10 Contemporary Artists at the Pinacoteca de São Paulo (04/12/2021-11/04/2022). The exhibition can be virtually visited here. The exhibition showed a new…

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