Guy van Belle has been studying literature and linguistics, a
little philosophy and sculpting, before changing to computer
music at the end of the 1980s. He has been involved in experimental
media art in its many different forms since 1990. First, he restlessly
lived and worked in Belfast, Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, New York,
Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Den Haag, Berlin.
His most important virtual
organisations were Stellingname (1984-1989), Young Farmers Caim Future
(1990-2000), dBONANZAh! (1998-2002), and finally mXHz.org (2002-?) and
Society of Algorithm (2004-?). His work was
mainly synaesthetic, realtime generated, abstract, algorithmic, and
gradually abandoning the familiar settings, parameters and skills for
production, display and reception of the work of art as we know it
today. He wrote critico-comical pamphlets about art and technology from
an anti-post-modernist anti-neo-liberal background. Like everyone in
that field and at that time, throughout his life, he had many money
problems, many friends and even more enemies.
Since 2005, he has
been living in Bratislava under the name of Gívan Belá. For the 7th of November in the year
2022, he prepares in Baku a homage to the composer Arseny Avraamov.
Guy performed during the Rotterdam Headphone Lounge Le Placard in September 2005.