September 2020 - August 2021

June

In seven on-line installations, artists show how digital collections of cultural institutions could welcome very different and even opposing views. Decolonial and intersectional perspectives call for a rethinking of on-line cultural heritage. What if we would arrange otherwise, invent material (...)

July

Between 7 and 12 December 2020, Constant organises the work-session Bureaucracksy.
This work-session investigates the governance of techno-social systems through the prism of bureaucracy. The execution of rules is an essential element of computation, of digital infrastructures, and of the (...)

Opening: Thursday July 23, 18:00-22:00 @ Constant
Sponges, the members of the phylum Porifera (/pəˈrɪfərə/; meaning "pore bearer"), are a basal Metazoa (animal) clade as a sister of the Diploblasts. They are multicellular organisms that have bodies full of pores and channels allowing water to (...)

September

A letter from Constant to everyone facing on-line teaching.
Let’s learn together how to do technology differently!

Constant activates a research trajectory on Care as solidarity with DeBuren, Het TheaterFestival and KVS. Recent and not-so-recent societal events and configurations urge us to understand the implications of care and its means of formation across various dynamic networks. Questioning, doing and (...)

Constant presents the project Authors of the future in the exhibition Copy Paste that is curated by Antonio Roberts and was first shown as part of this years Piksel festival in Norway. Now it is planted in the electronic Kepplers Garden program of Ars Electronica as AEGardenBERGEN
The full (...)

Opening: FRIDAY 25th September, 18:00-22:00, Constant
This installation tells the story of a modest quest; looking for something while being unsure whether it actually exists. It is an attempt to navigate the past, present and future despite geographic and linguistic other/non-place. Slowly (...)

Algolit is taking part in the exhibition ’Littérature et Numérique’ in Maison du Livre in Brussels with 3 different installations: L’algolitérateur, La Voix au chapitre and Greffer des arbres.
Digitization and algorithms are opening up new ways of writing. Will the architecture of the narrative free (...)

October

Alex Zakkas and Kurt Tichy are invited by nadine (WAB meeting #11 ) to give a talk about their ongoing research on wireless tracking of mobile phones in public space; a surveillance practice that seems to connect shop windows with crowd management, pigeon flight paths and dropped waffles. (...)

November

This reader is an evolving companion to Collective Conditions, a worksession held in November 2019 in Brussels. Whether you prefer to read, watch or listen, this compilation offers different lines of thinking for non-divisive ways of doing “complex collectivity”. It contains materials from (...)

Algolit will meet on Wednesday 25-11 to talk about future projects and ideas, and to prepare a presentation and workshop about ’the Levenhstein Distance’ for VIRAL:IMAGINA, a Mexican platform on i-literature.
Algolit is a workgroup around FLOSS literature and code, they organise regular meetings (...)

Algolit will present an online lecture and workshop on VIRAL:IMAGINA, a Mexican platform for i-literature. The topic of the workshop will be an algoliterary exercise based on the Levenhstein Distance, an algorithm that is used in spellcheckers.
The spoken language will be (...)

December

SOS Relief is an online tool that allows those with surplus to transfer small amounts of money to who is short. The initiative offers concrete financial support for everyone in Belgium who needs it. State of the Arts: "SOS Relief is based on a different way of thinking: solidarity, (...)

DiVersions engaged with the potential of on-line cultural heritage for welcoming various forms of collaboration, allowing conflicts to show up, and make space for other narratives. In dialogue with cultural institutions and their collections, the project experimented with digitized and digital (...)

Algolit will meet around e-traces, a collection of articles on the surveillance society and the trading of data, gathered over the last 10 years by artist Michel Cleempoel. The proposal is to take topic modelling as an algorithmic agent to ’read through’ the data.
Algolit is an artistic (...)

An Mertens will participate in a panel about Artists in Residence during the online edition of Media Culture Fast Forward. Other participants are artists Vanessa Brazeau, Jo Caimo, Matteo Marangoni and moderator Lisa Kinnaer (Kunstenpunt).
Media & Culture Fast Forward is an initiative of (...)

The work session Bureaucracksy which takes place in december brings together artivist practices around the imaginative re-appropriations of rules and regulations. A group of thirty artists that responded to an open call, will work dispersedly together, sharing imaginations of (...)

The work session Bureaucracksy which takes place in december brings together artivist practices around the imaginative re-appropriations of rules and regulations. A group of thirty artists that responded to an open call, will work dispersedly together, sharing imaginations of (...)