July 14, 2010 §
The RESONANCE project kicked off on May 1st, 2010, when representatives of the network’s nodes and the first four participating artists came together in Kortrijk (Belgium). During the two day meeting the RESONANCE partners filled in a first version of the project’s timeline and each of the participating organizations – Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk (be, the host of the meeting), Intro/In Situ (nl), Singuhr (de), Association Bazar (fr), Lydgalleriet (no) & Skano Mezs (lv) – gave an overview of their activities and how these relate to the project and sound art in general. Also the four artists – Pierre Berthet (be), Esther Venrooy (be), Paul Devens (nl) & Stefan Rummel (de) – introduced themselves and their work, and sketched their plans for an upcoming RESONANCE residency.
The RESONANCE meeting in Kortrijk, very appropriately, coincided with Klinkende Stad. As part of the (Happy New) Flanders Festival, between April 24th and May 9th 2010 Klinkende Stad indeed made of Kortrijk a resounding city: 12 sound art installations by Flemish artists could be discovered and experienced at several different, surprising locations around town.