Guy van Belle

nato.0+55: Guy Van Belle; photo: Jan Sprij

Guy van Belle

Guy van Belle (BE) likes to collaboratively investigate the many different forms of creativity from real and non-physical people.

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.

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