Werktank

Werktank is a production platform, dedicated to the creation and distribution of installation art, which examines the relationship between technology, perception and society. Werktank operates at the intersection of media art, visual art, makers of culture and performance art. Their headquarters are situated in the heart of the city of Leuven, and consist of offices, workspaces and a technical workshop. They are an international organisation, but are also firmly rooted in the city, closely collaborating with local actors to give new impulses to its emerging artistic scene.

Every year, they give new artists the opportunity to work at Werktank, in parallel with a selection of artists who are supported on a longer term and who assure the continuity of the Werktank-dramaturgy. Werktank has produced and distributed works by a.o. Mats Dekock, Kurt d’Haeseleer, Mekhitar Garabedian, Elias Heuninck, Wim Janssen, Ief Spincemaille and Els Viaene.

Type of workspace

Werktank operates at the crossroads of media art, visual art, and performance art. Most of the works produced in their media-factory are comments or reflections on contemporary visual culture. They form a bridge between the past and the present by deliberately mixing new and old media. Often, they combine the latest digital technologies with old craftsman-like techniques, always maintaining the focus on the content and imaginative force of the artwork.

Disciplines

Werktank operates at the crossroads of media art, visual art and performance art. Most of the works produced in their media-factory are comments or reflections on contemporary visual culture. They form a bridge between the past and the present by deliberately mixing new and old media. Often they combine the latest digital technologies with old craftsman-like techniques, always maintaining the focus on the content and imaginative force of the artwork.

Contact

Kurt d’Haeseleer, artistic director
kurt@werktank.org
+32 (0)495 50 39 72

Address

Office, atelier & postal address:
J.P.Minckelersstraat 64
3000 Leuven

Registered address:
Onze-Toevluchtstraat 6
3010 Kessel-Lo 

Website

werktank.org