A curated overview of visual artists in Flanders.
Tom Heene is an audiovisual artist developing multidisciplinary projects in film and in digital arts. He has worked with choreographers, visual artists, scientists and code artists on interactive environments using digital tools. In 2009 he collaborated on an Art&D research project funded by the Flemish Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology. His latest installation DarkMatr is a result of this research and an ongoing project. The issues in Tom's media work are about questioning the human relation with new media, data mining the internet, storytelling and creating alternative cinematic experiences. For 2011 and 2012 he received a funding for his research on storytelling and participation in film and new media arts. In film, Tom is active as a director, assistant director and production manager. He worked on movies made by filmmakers like Alain Berliner, Frédéric Fonteyne, Philippe Falardeau, Olivier Smolders, Jürgen Leth & Lars Von Trier.
In the year 2011 he will complete the production of his own feature film Welcome Home. Tom has assisted in various workshops linking new media with the performing arts. He has worked as a production manager on several art exhibitions and often collaborates with Brussels based iMAL. He is a founding member of the 'RGB~Toysband', a collective of performers using electronic toys as instruments to play with in public spaces. Tom is also part of the artists collective 'r-Ohm' which reflects on visual arts, new media, biology, food and economics.