December 2020 - November 2021

January

Constant is looking for interns (m/x/f) all year round
The intern will have the opportunity to participate in the everyday life of the organization and gain an overview of its functioning. He/she will learn to handle different working tools (software related, organizational, knowledge (...)

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 (...)

September

Soundtrack of the vitrine
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 (...)

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, (...)

Algorithms and Text, Slippery Knowledge, Collective Hospitality, Pattern Recognition ... this year’s Warp and Weft collection activates the mesohyl of Constant’s on-line ecosystem and threads tracks through sounds, videos and images hosted on our servers.
Warps invite you to navigate to and (...)

The work session Bureaucracksy, which takes place in december, brings together artistic and activist 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 (...)

Here: https://bbb.constantvzw.org/b/fem-rzq-99g
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 (...)

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. We will meet online: (...)

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 (...)

Second version of a digital and printed publication with new and reworked contributions by among others Rahel Aima, Anaïs Berck, Gert Biesta, Z. Blace, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Cristina Cochior, Sarah Kaerts, Anne Laforet, Phil Langley, Marie Lécrivain, Nicolas Malevé, Elodie Mugrefya, Zoumana Meïté, (...)

Two radio-documentaries by Jen Debauche, "Le Sanglier et le papillon" and "La Mue" can be listened to in the window of the Constant office. Language: French
"I was working for the European Commission, I was leading a seminar in Portugal, I slept 3 hours a day. Instead of going to my office one (...)

A conversation about current and future technological infrastructures for solidarity. Elodie Mugrefya, Femke Snelting, Wendy Van Wynsberghe of Constant, speak with media anthropologist and activist Miriyam Aouragh about the relations between political activism and technological criticism. How (...)

Unfortunately, this listening session has been cancelled due to Covid19 measures.
The documentaries Le sanglier et le papillon and La mue by Jen Debauche can be listened to in the window of the office of Constant.
See also: (...)

February 2021

Reclaiming Digital Infrastructures is a research collaboration with KASK School of Arts in Gent taking serious the question how to understand digital networks and communication tools as an integral part of the art education. In this first issue, Monday Readings invites you to an online active (...)

Reclaiming Digital Infrastructures is a research collaboration with KASK School of Arts in Gent taking serious the question how to understand digital networks and communication tools as an integral part of the art education.
The Speculating on networked interdependencies and relationality (...)

Starting from April 2021 Constant is looking for a new second space, because the rent of the shared spaces in Hacktiris are ending.
Since more then 10 years, we are relying for a part of our working space on temporary and precarious arrangement. In alliance with many other artists and cultural (...)

March

On Monday, March 8 we stop. Together with Bye Bye Binary, Constant joins the feminist strike to call attention to the difficult conditions under which people* keep things going in the street, at school, at home, on call, in the hospital, on the server, at the distribution center, in the (...)

This event is dedicated to different projects that reflect on the practices of digital catalogs, classification systems and other forms of systematic organization of knowledge. It will make a moment, in the form of an informal conversation, to consider together the less visible but fundamental (...)

Reclaiming Digital Infrastructures is a research collaboration with KASK School of Arts in Gent taking serious the question how to understand digital networks and communication tools as an integral part of the art education.
During this session, we will explore minimal viable forms of learning (...)