Office, atelier & postal address:
Pieter Nollekensstraat 85, B-3010 Leuven (BE)
Onze-Toevluchtstraat 6, B-3010 Kessel-Lo (BE)
VAT no.: BE 0867 518 114
+32 (0) 486 57 76 47
+32 (0) 495 50 39 72
Leen Van Ende
+32 (0) 492 74 73 22
+32 (0) 494 08 35 49
Werktank is a production platform for media art. Our main mission is the realisation and distribution of installation art that investigates the relation between technology and perception.
Werktank functions as a work tool for the artist and puts its artistic, technical and productional expertise at the disposal of young and emerging artists. We accompany the artist through all the phases of the creation process of media art, from the research process till the final realisation and active distribution of the work, by offering residencies, financial and productional support.
Every year we give new artists the opportunity to work in Werktank, in parallel with a selection of artists who are supported on a longer term and who assure the continuity of the Werktank-dramaturgy.
We aim to continuously challenge the artistic line developed over the past years with new impulses, at the same time trying to maintain a coherent story which connects the works we produce.
Werktank operates at the crossroads of media art, visual art and performance art. Most of the works produced in our media-factory are comments or reflections on contemporary visual culture. They form a bridge between the past and the present by deliberately mixing new and old media. Often they combine the latest digital technologies with old craftsmanlike techniques, always maintaining the focus on the content and imaginative force of the artwork.
Our headquarters are situated in the heart of the city of Leuven (Belgium) and consist of offices, workspaces and a technical workshop. We are an inter(national) organisation, but are also firmly rooted in the city, closely collaborating with local actors to give new impulses to its emerging artistic scene.
Werktank is supported by the Flemish Authoritities and the City of Leuven.