Iterations is a collaborative European project between (NL), esc medien kunst lab (AT), Hangar (ES) and Constant (BE). Between 2017 and 2020 a series of activities will take place in Barcelona, Graz, Scaletta Zaclea and Brussels.

Project description
Iterations is committed to the future of artistic collaboration in digitally networked contexts. Multidisciplinary artists and practitioners are brought together to create speculative works that feed the imagination of possible modes of artistic collaboration.

New realities ask for new practices, and these practices need to be developed. Through a series of hands-on residencies and discursive exhibitions, Iterations provides situations in which artists collectively experiment with new ways of ’art working’ which make space for collectivity and collaboration. The project is structured around the conceptual model of ‘iteration’. Inspired by recursive forms of collaboration as they exists in open source software development, the project Iterations applies repetition and circularity to artistic methodologies, in which the output from one activity is used as the input to the next.

In digital arts there is an increasing momentum for open code, sharing and networked creation. Iterations further develops this exciting prospect by involving open source methodologies originating from the digital realm into analogue art-practices, artistic knowledge exchange and exhibition-making. Iterations investigates processes and motivations that invite artists to explore models of cooperation and free digital tools. Iterations extends into art-related fields by addressing aesthetic, ethic and legal aspects of multi-authorship, commons based economics, political and social potentials that open up around the artistic. Following the open source philosophy, the project establishes common grounds to all activities.



Iterations #1: Trasformatorio Residency

The call for participation in the Trasformatorio international hacklab is open until 11 february 2018. Trasformatorio is a temporary laboratory that will take place in Sicily between April 20th (...)
Seminar · 2017

Iterations seminar

This seminar is the first activity of the European project Iterations (2017 - 2020). It is organised by Hangar in Barcelona. The objective of the seminar is to create a framework of common (...)
Exhibition · Residency · 2016

I don’t know where this is going

A collective installation by: Pascale Barret (BE/FR) Miriam Raggam (AT) Claire Williams (BE/FR) François Zajega (BE) Julien Deswaef (USA/BE) Annie Abrahams (NL/FR) Opening | Vernissage: 23 / 06 (...)

Iterations 2015-2016

In june / july 2016 we organise the second edition of Iterations, with the name I don’t know where this is going. For info on this, please read this article. Iterations is a travelling exhibition (...)
Exhibition · 2015

Iterations - The Tech Oracle

Iterations The Tech Oracle TTO with Pascale Barret, Julien Deswaef, Heidrun Primas, Ushi Reiter, Agnese Trocchi, IOhannes m zmölnig Where internet companies don’t want to burn their fingers on (...)