Sofie Renap is an art historian and philosophy student. She is the responsible for the daily activities of the Hyperthinkers non-profit.
Frederik De Wilde works at the interstice of the art, science and technology and studied fine arts, media arts and philosophy. The conceptual crux of his artistic praxis are the notions of the inaudible, intangible and invisible. An excellent example is the conceptualisation, and creation, of the Blackest-Black art made in collaboration with American universities and NASA. The project received the Ars Electronica Next Idea Award and the Best European Collaboration Award between an artist and scientist, and was extensively covered in e.g. Huffington Post, Creators Project, Dazzed, TED.
Leen Vandereyken is a storyteller, author and screenwriter for television, cinema and VR.
Our main objective is to provide support for innovative artistic projects and/or ambitious and inspiring concepts related to science, technology or ecology. HYPERTHINKERS vzw wants to achieve cross-sectoral synergies and projects that question and shape the prevailing concepts of what art is and how it can be experienced. To this end, the non-profit organisation will use and develop an international network to support the artists and/or the projects. In this way we want to challenge artists, scientists, industrialists, entrepreneurs, …, and the public to commit themselves to walk new paths -together- which can lead to discoveries and sustainable collaborations. The non-profit organisation can also offer support to the individual artist or the project, in administrative, production, financial, theoretical, investigative, publishing, …
It focuses on artists, educational and research institutions (e.g. schools, colleges and universities), theorists, media institutions, industry, research centers, and a wide audience, …
In addition, the non-profit organisation can develop all activities that contribute to the realization of its purpose and object, including profitable activities, the proceeds of which will always be fully allocated to the realization of the purpose of the organization. To this end, it can also, without this being an exhaustive list, receive gifts and enter into any other (business) agreements. This list is neither exhaustive nor exhaustive.
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