The work of Lawrence Malstaf (°1972, Bruges, Belgium) can be situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on motion, coincidence, order and chaos and a series of sensorial rooms for individual visitors. He also creates larger mobile environments dealing with space and orientation often using the visitor as a co-actor. His projects often involve advanced technology as a point of departure or to activate the installations.
Lawrence Malstaf won several international awards in the field of art and new technology and is also known in the dance and theatre world as an innovative scenographer.
In 2008 he wins the Witteveen + Bos - prize for Art + Technology (NL), in 2009 he receives the Golden Nica at Ars Electronica (A), in 2010 he is the winner of the Excellence Prize at The 13th Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo (JP). In 2011 his project ‘Pavilion’ is selected for IBBT Art&D-call (iMinds) and in 2013 he wins the Norwegian Hedda Prize for best scenography.
He currently lives and works in Tromsø, Norway, exhibits internationally and works closely together with Tallieu Art Office. Contact: Ischa Tallieu, TAO, Tallieu Art Office. Picture credit by Dirk Pauwels.