Kurt D'Haeseleer has been the artistic director of Werktank, a production company for media art in Leuven, since 2010.
He is also a video artist and produces videos and (interactive) installations, such as Scripted Emotions, Fossilization and S*CKMYP, all of which were presented at international festivals and performances in Rotterdam, Tokyo, Montreal, Paris, Berlin and elsewhere.
D'Haeseleer’s work is about the visualisation and symbolisation of the dynamics of information and data in an era of fibre optic cables, computers and modems. He studies the physical and urbanist impact of speed and translates the global presence of media into meta images. Media are symbolised by layers of sticky pixel textures, noise and interactivity. Special effects play an important role in his work, which can probably best be described as a 'pixel-drama' or 'pixel-soap', and often lies at the intersection of painting, video clips, cinema and performance.
D'Haeseleer also regularly works as a video designer in theatre, dance and opera and also creates his own performances. He did the video design for Guy Cassiers’ Ring Cycle at La Scala and has collaborated with Ictus, Georges Aperghis, Muziektheater Transparant, Kollectif Barakha, Isabella Soupart, Jon Hassell, Annabel Schellekens, Joji Inc, TUK, Peter Verhelst, Köhn and BL!NDMAN.
In recent years he works intensely with French composer, musician and theatre maker Franck Vigroux.