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Thu 16.12.2021
Location: BAC ART LAB

In the Common Grounds project, students from various disciplines at LUCA School of Arts take a step outside their comfort zones. The project is an assignment from the Intermedia elective where students explore the limits of their own medium and try to transcend them.

They identify where various artistic practices intersect to meld sound, image, word, movement, and analogue and digital applications in the crucible of the imagination.

This year, Common Grounds is exploring the theory of everything and the possibility of nothing. Sylvia Wenmackers, professor of philosophy at KU Leuven, got students fired up with an inspirational talk. In collaboration with House for Dance, Image, and Sound – STUK – they’ll be presenting an interdisciplinary performance at BAC ART LAB.

© Rob Stevens
© Rob Stevens


BAC ART LAB is KU Leuven’s very own house of art and science. At the end of the day, artists and scientists are asking the same big questions. And they want to understand, explain, and even change the world around them. The BANG! Big Bang City Festival is the perfect occasion for presenting an inspiring four-part programme.

During an artist talk, Haseeb Ahmed explains how art and science reinforce and enrich each other.

Students and staff members can apply for studio space in BAC ART LAB so that KU Leuven literally creates space for experimentation. Thuy Lê Thi Thu had the world at her feet, graduating from LUCA School of Arts and is one of our resident artists. Get acquainted with her work during a solo exhibition.

BAC ART LAB is also a lab for new forms of education, where theory and artistic practice go hand in hand. Intermedia students present a short performance. And group exhibition by students from Media & Information Design (MIND) will make your head spin.


BAC ART LAB is housed in the former Institute of Bacteriology. Drop by to glimpse not just a breeding ground for contemporary art but also to admire a protected monument and a gorgeous piece of university heritage.



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  • THU 16.12


Vital Decosterstraat 102
3000 Leuven
+32 (0) 16 32 03 40

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