Iterations

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.

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

Project description
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.


Related events

Iterations publication

2020
Iterations was a series of residencies, exhibitions, research meetings and artistic exchanges committed to investigate the future of artistic collaboration in digitally networked contexts. (...)

next-Iterations

2020
(JOIN THE LIVE EVENT) Over the past three years, Iterations has been a beautiful ride through the landscape of artistic collaboration. Now, there is a publication. We invite you to discover the (...)

Iterations Publication sprint

2020
The organisers of the project Iterations met with editor researcher Jara Rocha and the experimental graphic designer Manetta Berends to work on the Iterations final publication tha will be (...)

Iterations #5: Collective Conditions worksession

In the framework of the European project Iterations, a worksession on the conditions for/of collectivity took place from 8 until 16 November 2019 at Ateliers Mommen, in Brussels. Collective (...)

Iterations #5: Operating / Exploitation

2019
’Iterations #5: Operating / Exploitation’ is a collaborative work with inputs by: Mia Melvaer, Maxime Stifinner, Zoumana Meïté, Norbert Math, Iris Torruella Segura, Yoan Robin, Rosa Llop, Geraldine (...)

Iterations #5: talks and performance

2019
Iterations is a collaborative trajectory committed to the future of artistic collaboration in a digital context. On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Operating | Exploitation in Bozar (...)

Iterations #5: Artistic Residency

2019
Iterations researches the conditions of artistic collaboration in a digital context. Conviviality, togetherness, institutions, transitory operating systems, documents as performance and other (...)

Iterations : Handover Residency

2019
Iterations researches the conditions of artistic collaboration in a digital context. Conviviality, togetherness, institutions, transitory operating systems, documents as performance and other (...)

Iterations #4: Collaboration | Contamination > NOI

2019
For the fourth Iterations Media art laboratory esc invited Nayari Castillo, Antonia Manhartsberger, Norbert Math, Mia Melvær, Constanza Mendoza, Ulla Rauter, Martin Rumori to make a collective (...)

Iterations #3: Hangar Residency

2018
For the second residency in the framework of the project Iterations, 8 artists were invited to develop a collaborative art project during a 15 days residency at Hangar. Some were selected through (...)