From 11 to 12 April @ Picos de Europa Parlez-vous Saint-Gillois ?Maybe they know everythingThe city counts less trees than humans. Maybe that is the reason why inhabitants cultivate such strong relationships with the trees that are there. During this walk storyteller and nature guide An Mertens invites you to meet some remarkable trees in the neighbourhood Bosnia in St-Gilles. You will learn who they are, what rights and duties they have, and also, what stories they've witnessed. Some of these stories have arrived thanks to whispering neighbours, some date back from a past city that only the trees can remember, and some will inspire us to project on a future city we might not get to know anymore, but some of the trees will definitely do. Departure: Saturday and Sunday at 14h (...)
Saturday 21 March 16:00-17:00 @ Les petits os Parlez-vous Saint-Gillois ?Radio Bosnie #16: live from square BethlehemA special live broadcast of the radioshow Radio Bosnie, made with participants of the CPAS (Public Center for Social Welfare). The show is broadcasted from a mobile studio on Place Bethlehem, on the terrace of the greek restaurant Les Petits Os, Chausseé de Forest 110. Come listen to the discussions about the different languages talked in the neighborhood, specially selected words, and meet the people who speak them. Live on Radio Alma 101.9 FM + the stream: Radio Bosnie is part of the project Parlez-Vous Saint-Gillois ?. In the framework of Saint-Gilles Ville de (...)
From 16 to 19 March @ KASK AlgolitText & code or algoliteratureKask, School of Arts in Gent, is organising a project week on the topic of Open Tools. Students from 9 different ateliers will collaborate. Constant member An Mertens is invited by the Media Art group to look into different ways in which algorithms and code can transform literary practises. With presentations by ao Jerry Galle and Jasper Rigole, in collaboration with Hendrik Leper.
From 14 to 15 March @ Constant Parlez-vous Saint-Gillois ?Play BabelPlay Babel is a soundwalk by artist Anna Raimondo, through the neighborhood Bosnie in Saint-Gilles, Brussels. The walk was created in the framework of the Constant project "Parlez-vous Saint-Gillois ?" and three guided walks will be organised for Saint-Gilles Ville de Mots The soundwalk Play Babel investigates the languages that are spoken by inhabitants of Bosnie. During the walk you will taste a soup of accents and a salad of borrowed words, sprinkled with absurdities and untranslatable words. During the walk you will encounter words that voyaged from all corners of the world. > When? Saturday 14 March 2015 from 11:00 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 17:00 Sunday 15 March from 14:00 to (...)
Friday 13 March 18:00-20:00 @ Constant Constant VThe Death of the Authors, 1943In March the window of Constant will host the installation of The Death of the Authors, 1943. This chatbot opera features Fats Waller, Nicolas Tesla, Beatrix Potter and Sergei Rachmaninov; four artists who died in 1943, and whose works entered the public domain on 1st January 2014. These authors will be reanimated in the form of a "chatbot": a small software program that automatically intervenes in a chat conversation pretending to be human. The bots will enter in dialogue with each other and with visitors who join them in their online room. They will produce images, sound and text. All activity is interpreted and plotted on a weekly poster, by the beautiful Roland, a gigantic printer (...)
From 7 March 13:00 to 8 March 18:00 @ F/LAT Free / Libre Art and Technology And more...Art+Feminism edit-a-thonParticipate to a weekend dedicated to the subject of art and feminism, learn more about wikipedia editing and help promoting diversity among the online encyclopedia's community and articles! A temporary library on art+feminism will be accessible, built by the participants who are invited to bring books and documents to feed the edit-a-thon. Open to all! Introduction sessions are planned as well as discussions and presentations. Drinks, food and special childcare (collaborative playground) will be provided. To participate, please contact Loraine Furter, co-organiser of the event: or register directly on the wiki: (...)
From 29 January to 7 March @ Constant Constant VConstant V: (machine) knitApart from turning thread or yarn into a piece of fabric by forming loops that are pulled through each other by hand with needles or by machine, to knit also means to become closely and firmly joined, to grow together, to combine from various elements. The first Constant V starts with a knitting machine project: all parts of an open source automatized knitting machine (OpenKnit Wally 120) will be displayed in the window of Rue du Fortstraat 5, along with the bill of materials and some instructions. In the course of February, the parts will slowly morph into a machine. OpenKnit is a collaborative effort, some open hardware, snippets of free/libre code here and there and an (...)
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