2021

September 2020

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

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 (...)

January

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

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.
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 organisations, we have occupied several buildings that, one (...)

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 (...)

A hands-on conversation on the ongoing techno-political transformations in (remote) learning environments. How to infrastructure otherwise in more just and solidary ways? On de-schooling, interdependent learning and The bundle theory of the student-user. With Martino Morandi, Jara Rocha and (...)

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 (...)

April

This is the open call for: Session 2: BIDSTON OBSERVATORY, Liverpool UK Monday August 2 -> Sunday 7 August 2021
The open call for Session 1 in Eben-Ezer, BE is here.
Description The aim of the Down Dwars Delà sessions is to collectively assemble and study a tools-not-box (see it more as a (...)

This Warp* documents the worksession Bureacracksy.
Bureaucracksy took place between 7 and 12 December 2020 and brought together artivist practices around the imaginative re-appropriations of rules and regulations. Critical attitudes, artistic positions, creative bureaucrats re-purposed and (...)

This the open call for: Session 1: EBEN-EZER TOWER, Bassenge, Belgium Monday July 12 -> Saturday July 17, 2021
The open call for Session 2 in Bidston, UK, you can find here
Description The aim of the Down Dwars Delà sessions is to collectively assemble and study a tools-not-box (see it more (...)

SPECTRAL DESIRE PATHS Spectral Desire Paths is a collaboration between an arts organization (Constant), a technology company (Sensolus) and a research group (Urban Species). Constant connects collective artistic work with free software and intersectional feminist thinking. Sensolus makes (...)

The Capitalithothèque is a work in progress that attempts to develop ’perforalithic’ practices, chipping away at ubiquitous turbo capitalism. In its current form, Capitalithothèque is a collection of mineral debris sourced from various financial institutions in Brussels.
The presentation in the (...)

Monday Readings are a series of convivial situations to research our technological and infrastructural inter-dependencies. They bring our everyday technical encounters in conversation with theoretical and political thinking, by close-reading technologies as if they were texts, and viceversa. (...)

Elodie and Femke present and discuss Collective Conditions with students of Code & Context, an interdisciplinary Bachelor programme at the Technische Hochschule in Cologne, Germany.

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.
RDI4: Hiding trees among the forest
During this session, Seda (...)

May

Constant_V is a series of small-scale installations in the window of the Constant office, at rue du Fortstraat 5 in Saint-Gilles. On Saturday May 8, Constant_V will move to the neighbours in the rue du Fortstraat. It is an invitation to discover the evolution of previously exhibited works and (...)

Testing 2, 1, 4. test. test.
Radio Implicancies is back with eight weekly self-hosted broadcasts developed for and with XPUB, Piet Zwart Media Design Master in Rotterdam; Thursdays from 16:00-17:00.
Radio Implicancies emits the signals of changing constellations, bringing forth different (...)

June

The CC4r articulates conditions for re-using authored materials. It is inspired by the principles of Free Culture but tries to respond to a growing discomfort with licenses that remain bound to the idea of authorship as ownership and which rely on an universalist approach to openness. The CC4r (...)

A cartographic installation by the collective Technopolice will be hosted in Constant’s window.
Opening: Wednesday June the 30th, 2021 at 18:00
The deployment of "Smart city" (security) tools aiming at controlling, monitoring, classifying, punishing in order to orient and regulate behaviors (...)

July

As of 1 July 2021, Constant discontinues it’s membership of the Free Software Foundation.
This withdrawal does not change Constant’s continued commitment to software released under conditions that invite users to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve.
With many others, Constant was (...)

Z33 and Constant are very happy to announce the launch of the collective publication of Alchorisma. The result is an online platform designed by Dorian and Gijs from Open Source Publishing.
The launch will happen online July 1 19:30-21 CEST, on this platform: (...)

The documentation of Unbound Libraries is there!
Unbound Libraries was a worksession that happened in June 2020. It was the first worksession of Constant entirely online as covid had made its entry into our realities. For this documentation, we decided to invite 4 participants of the (...)

Bureaucracktic Bedtime Stories is a collection of contributions in many media that originate from the worksession Bureaucracksy. To be published in September 2021.

It’s hard not to notice them, cameras are everywhere!
In the streets, in the offices, in the lobbies, in the stores...
How did this surveillance method develop until it became omnipresent? What budgets are allocated to it? With what objectives or justifications? How are they distributed in (...)

MARCH is a journal of art & strategy that embraces publishing as an act of protest to address the critical social and political issues of our time.
MARCH launches their first long term inquiry, Publishing As Protocol, which aims to explore the relationship between self-organizational (...)

Opening: Thursday 23 September 2021 at 18:00
LATOS, SLATO, OTLAS and TALOS are among the names from which a group of researchers (Ayoh Kré, Lionel Maes, Deborah Levy & Antoine Wang) operate. What they have in common is that their privileged fields of study are made up of a sediment of (...)

October

What we learn and how we learn are closely related. Now that digital learning seems to have become a new norm, it is important to be able to read and understand the digital tools that we use and allow artistic knowledge to play a role in this.
This collaboration with KASK, School of Arts in (...)

Is it possible for algorithms to read a poetic story in an archive of news articles on digital surveillance, updated daily by the same person for fifteen years? Can algorithms read a similar story in the texts of a database as that which is told by its creator?
The members of the collective (...)

November

With: Constant + Nubo Language: EN / FR / NL (to be defined on site)
In the framework of the SOTA fair arts Almanac 2022
This session interrogates the ethics of the digital devices, the services, platforms and softwares which we use as artists, designers, organisers and people working (...)

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 (...)