LAb[au] is a group of artists founded in 1997 in Brussels, Belgium.
The name is composed of the word for LAB (= laboratory) and the German word “Bau” (= construction), which describes both the experimental, exploratory approach and the constructive approach referring to the Bauhaus. Pronounced in French, the name can also recall the word “Beau” (=beautiful).
In their multifaceted work, Manuel Abendroth, Jérôme Decock and Els Vermang explore the influence of advanced technologies on forms of art. In an exploration of space, the conditions of our information age and artistic means, the group creates works that provide information about the possibilities of our world. The focus is on the relationship between architecture, light, technology and the understanding of the world.