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“ICON Brussels” Founder Talks Life, Arts, Technology and the Intersection of the Three

“Brussels”, says Ken Christiaens, when asked what geographical location formed him into an artist and an educator. Antwerp-born, Christiaens opened his education- and research centre ‘ICON Brussels’ in April 2015, after a short stint in the sound design and video engineering business, followed by a decade-long career in sound engineering and art education. His evolution into the ‘art+tech education world’ was more organic than intentional. “I have always been fond of arts, newest technologies and science”, says Ken, “but it’s my time at the RITCS film school, that mostly madeRead More

Meet the Artist Gregory Mc Grew Who Dreams Forward and Backward for a Living

The creative talents of Brussels-based artist Gregory Mc Grew have come naturally to him. After all, he is following his parents’ esteemed and accomplished visual arts skills. “My father is an architect and my mother is a painter, so I’ve always been in an artistic environment. I started drawing at a young age and did “bandes dessinées” (comic strips) until I was a teenager. I think that type of storytelling led me naturally to making videos”, Gregory starts our conversation. Mc Grew seems to be distinctive among the current cropRead More

Amazing Lineup of Teachers and Disciplines Slated for Summer 2016 Icon Weekend Courses

Teachers at the Summer 2016 Icon Weekend Courses, which will be held every weekend from July 2, 2016 till August 21, 2016, at ICON Brussels, are sure to fulfill the learning center’s mission: to introduce workshop participants to the wonderful world of technological advances and artistic development. “With workshop attendees from all segments of the artistic and technological industries, and phases of life and career, we are challenged each year to develop a lineup of educators whose stories and messages will resonate with all,” says the founder of ‘ICON Brussels’Read More