In 2012 audiovisual artists Aïlien Reyns and Marius Packbier started their collaboration TRIPOT
to produce multimedia artworks at the intersection of societal critique, academic research and artistic practice. In 2016 TRIPOT grew out to be an artist-run production platform that has already realized various interdisciplinary projects in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
The artist duo developed an oeuvre that is characterized by its transdisciplinary research methods and recurring topics such as migration, public/private space, gender/sexuality discourse and digital culture. The artists delve into the constitutive structures and affective properties of moving image media, thereby aiming to disentangle the relationship between image, technology and spectator.
Their work has been shown at numerous events, venues and festivals in Belgium and abroad including International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), L’ètranger International Film Festival in Gioia del Colle (IT), Screening Scholarship Media Festival at the University of Pennsylvania (US), iMAL Brussels (BE), Experimental Video Art Festival in Museo de Almeria (ES), Argos Brussels (BE), Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (DE), Schunck Glaspaleis (NL), Laznia – Center for Contemporary Art Gdansk (PL), Yilan Museum of Art (TWN), La Cité Miroir Liège (BE) and Un/Settled at
Precarious Works – Bogardenkapel, Brugge (BE)
Raversyde, Oostende (BE)
De Markten, Brussels (BE)
Argos, Brussels (BE)
La Cité Miroir, Liège (BE)
Cuba Cultur, Münster (DE)
C-Mine, Genk (BE)
Schunck*, Heerlen (NL)
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (DE)
Interference – 2025, Hamburg (DE)
Yilan Museum of Art (TWN)
Noida International Film Festival (IN)
Laznia, Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk (PL)
Input/Output – Winner Input/Output award 2015 – CC Brugge (BE)
iMAL, Brussels (BE)
Recyclart, Brussels (BE)
Screening Scholarship Media Festival, University Pennsylvania (US)
Flanders week – Laznia,Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk (PL)
International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL)
The PICTURE show, New York (US)
Digital Storytelling – Directors Lounge, Berlin (DE)
Pixels of Identities – Museo de Almeria (ES)
Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Brussels (BE)
L’ètranger International Film Festival, Gioia del Colle (IT)
Jonge Turken – C-mine Cultuurcentrum, Genk (BE)
China platform Ugent, Ghent (BE)
URBE – Exhibition in the public space, Brussels (BE)
International Student Film and Video Festival, Beijing (CN)
Sphinx Cinema, Gent (BE)
Cinema Voltaire ‘Das Licht umschreiben’ – St-Lukas, Brussels (BE)
Brussels SF Festival (BE
RESIDENCIES – SCHOLARSHIPS – SEMINARS
2014-18 – Academic assistant (Aïlien Reyns) for the Seminar of Visual
Techniques at the Visual and Digital Cultures Research Center
(VIDI) of the University of Antwerp (BE).
2015 – Artist in residence (Feb-Apr) at Laznia, Center for Contemporary
Art in Gdansk(PL)
2015 – DZIGA Expert Meeting & Filmlab-gathering Nijmegen.
2014 – Selection for the IDFA Doclab Academy in Amsterdam (NL).
2013 – Digital Heritage lab of Oggetti Smarriti in Bari (IT).
2012 – Cinemaster scholarship at the Beijing Film Academy in Beijing (CN).