Constant is a non-profit, artist-run organisation based in Brussels since 1997 and active in the fields of art, media and technology.
Constant develops, investigates, and experiments. It departs from feminisms, copyleft, Free/Libre + Open Source Software. Constant loves collective digital artistic practices. They organise transdisciplinary worksessions and create installations, publications, and exchanges. They collaborate with artists, activists, programmers, academics, designers. They are active in creating archives, poetic algorithms, body and software, books with an attitude, correlations, counter cartographies, situated publishing, e-traces, institutional networks, interstitial work, libre graphics, performative protocols, relearning, discursive infrastructures, and hackable devices.
Constant is located in the heart of Saint-Gilles and has a temporary studio on the 25th floor of WTC Tour that they share with other artists and Brussels based organisations. The window of their office in Saint-Gilles hosts the project Constant_V, a series of small-scale installations that showcases artists and projects connected to Constant. Constant_V prefers showing works that are in progress, giving visibility to the conceptual, technical and collaborative work that goes into the creation of an artwork. Constant_V shows works that are made with Free Software and/or distributed under open content licenses. This way Constant_V offers passers by insight in the world of F/LOSS arts.
Type of workspace
Twice a year, Constant organises intensive transdisciplinary moments called work-sessions. They create a temporary working environment where participants can link their different types of expertise in order to develop ideas and research projects together. During this intensive week, they jointly develop prototypes, ideas, and hands-on work.
Constant prefers to use Free, Libre and Open Source software and data available under an open license. The language of the work-sessions include: English, with inserts in Dutch and French. Participants of all ages are welcome to apply. They have diverse backgrounds, disciplines and ages.
Generally, an open call for participation is issued two or three months before the work-session. Subscribe to their monthly newsletter to follow up their activities and updates regarding future work-sessions.
Rue du Fort 5 Fortstraat
WTC Tower 1 – 25th floor
Boulevard Albert II 30 Koning Albert II-laan
+32 (0)2 539 2467