Experimental Intermedia Huis
Experimental Intermedia, or EI, started in 1993 as an artist initiative presenting experimental intermedia, image and sound installations, performances and concerts. Based in Ghent. Promotes and supports artists which are actively applying experimental technological media in the contemporary arts field. The organization supports travel funding and promotes collaborative projects between artists from different countries and disciplines. With the EI Huis the organization provides foreign artists with a residency place and window gallery.
In 1993, the American artist Phill Niblock opened a house with window gallery at Sassekaai 45, in Gent, Belgium. Quickly the EI Huis became a meeting place for many local and international artists and art lovers. In 1997, the co-ordinating committee - Phill Niblock, Maria Blondeel, Zjuul Devens, Lieve D'hondt and Ludo Engels - founded a Belgium organization, the Experimental Intermedia v.z.w. Gent. EI presents 4 or more installations a year in the windows. The installations can be seen from the street through two large windows: pedestrians, car drivers, bikers and people on the tram cannot help but give attention to the curved front with its two windows, bringing the art (often literally) onto the street. By exploring the space and the environment, the artist can surprise passers-by. EI has produced several projects in collaboration with other international artists' organizations like Kunstcentrum Sittard, Sittard (NL), MeX, Dortmund (D), ICAEE, Tokyo (JP), Voorkamer, Lier (B) and Logos Foundation, Gent (B).