The Brussels based media art laboratory LAb[au] was founded in 1997 by Manuel Abendroth, Jérôme Decock, Alexandre Plennevaux and Els Vermang, each with diverse backrounds in architecture, visual arts and music. They have since jointly created interactive artworks, audiovisual performances and scenographies, for which it develops their own software and interfaces. LAb[au] also founded the digital arts gallery, Mediaruimte in Brussels in 2003.
According to current progress in information and computation technologies, LAb[au] has developed a transdisciplinary and collaborative methodology and examines the transformation of architecture, art and design within a practice entitled "MetaDeSIGN". Metadesign (meta = information about information) displays the theme of space and time constructs relative to information processes. It concerns the transposition of "inFORMational" processes in n-dimensional (visual, sonic, spatial, … ) form.
LAb[au] has exhibited works at Sonar (2004), New Museum (New York, 2003), Nabi Art Center (Seoul, 2003), Bauhaus (Dessau, several times), ICA (London, 2002), Louvre (Paris, 2000), Ars Electronica (1999), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, several times), among many other places.