Lawrence Malstaf – Galerie Fortlaan 17, Ghent


Galerie Fortlaan 17

Fortlaan 17, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

+32 9 222 00 33


Lawrence Malstaf

Born 1972 in Bruges, Belgium


The work of Lawrence Malstaf is situated on the borderline between the visual and the theatrical. He develops installation and performance art with a strong focus on movement, coincidence, order and chaos, and immersive 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 involve advanced technology as a point of departure or inspiration and as a means for activating installations.



Living objects, kinetic architecture and physical interaction are characteristics of the installations by Lawrence Malstaf. His responsive environments generate theatrical situations involving the visitor as an essential presence in their dramaturgy. In a complex play with unstable order, chance and change, his machines display emotion, doubt and other human qualities.

Lawrence Malstaf, Territorium, 2010-2012, DC motors, Lanbox, aluminium, PS strings, variable dimensions 10 x 13 ft up to 36 x 36 ft
Lawrence Malstaf, Conversation, 2012, arduino microcontrollers, infrared sensors, chairs, variable dimensions (1- 9 chairs)
Lawrence Malstaf, Transporter, 2008-2012, aluminium structure, conveyor belt, motors, mirrors, two versions: 44.5 x 8.25 x 12 ft high or 28.7 x 8.25 x 12 ft high
Lawrence Malstaf, Shrink, 1995-2012, PVC canvas, vacuum pump, 7 x 10 ft
Lawrence Malstaf, Nemo Observatorium, 2000-2010, fans, polystyrene particles, PVC canvas, steel structure, 13 ft diameter, 12 ft high