at Kunsthal Gent (BE)
Table of Contents
3 X SITE / MINI-EXHIBIT
4 X OBJECT PROTOTYPES
1 X EDITION
↘ LABS [Workshop Events @ Onsite+Online]
Topical; represent & collaboratively advance the project's compendium; involve invited actors and the open public, from 5 to 50; apply 🔗ethering writing strategies.
Each lab develops tactics and systematics
↘ INHABITATION [Work-Life @ Onsite]
KUNSTHAL HACKBASE — recompile hackbase protocols, establish a reusable typology.
Revisit existing hackbase typologies for the urban/institutional context, while preserving the participation character (liquid crew, scalable capacity, common economic provisioning).
↘ EXCURSIONS [Regional Consultations @ Offsite]
Guide excursions to the myriad of existing adjacent spaces, collectives and ideas.
↘ HAPPENINGS [Inpredictability @ Onsite]
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↘ MINI-EXHIBITS [Artefacts @ Onsite+Online]
OCTOBER 15, 19:30 (CANTINE)
OCTOBER 15, 20:30 (TALK)
[TALK, MICRO-EDITION, DRINKS]
Public introduction of the programme & open-ended discussion.
Small scale exhibition of CHT artefacts.
(texts, photography, A/V, bio/technical/mineral matter, graph projections, data, props, maps, presence, indexes, financials, etc)
*** ECONOMIC TOOLING
"...in what would normally be just an exchange, like tech transfer for money — evaluates a more complex image of the financial and political standing of all involved..."
Comrade License is a process that regulates fair/consensual use of infrastructures & other resources with fellow travellers, especially from art & activist worlds. With diverse investigative and prescriptive interventions, it aims to develop a continuous mutual utility & shared understanding.
Common Income; Karoot; Rob Ritzen (That Might Be Right/Permanent); Yuan?; ooooo.be?; KASK?; ###+
November? (whole day)
We invite the Telekommunisten art-politics-technology collective.
Workshop / Discussion:
political economy of time, venture communes, appropriate technology, left commons/P2P, commie curiosity, ideological integrity, universal base outcomes
Invited meetings & Finissage presentation
Extra Body is a legal entity that supports comradely, counter-capitalist practices in the cultural fields.
Established in 2020, it aims to design, produce, exercise, coordinate, support and disseminate this research, by organising and setting-up various long- and short-term projects that can operate mutually-but-autonomously. It forms an umbrella for an intersectional field that connects the domains of (visual) art, new media, technology, product development, performances, housing, (health) care and general welfare, (art) education, cooperative and p2p economic models, etc.
The lab will conduct interviews with varied local, national and international activist & artist groupations to document their (extra)legal infrastructures.
Omnes?; XR?; Rob Ritzen?; diverse collect representatives (under anonymity); POCO?; ooooo.be/S14; ###
🔗lim0 — "Not a market — anti-profit — a collaborative selection & mass resourcing — redefining quality"
A gathering about goods as multiples, and the technical & representational aspects towards radically different, post-consumer economies and attitudes.
How to represent provenance, the production & logistics chain?
How to guide decisions?
How to immediately re-organize supply & distribution?
→ 🔗graph-postapple, via 🔗polemics
Samenschool; EOTL (Berlin)?; Gent Foodsavers?; Kringwinkel Gent?; Karoot; ###
[SITE] Lim0 Distribution Node
Weekly, Per appointment & When on-site.
Procure, box & distribute various goods.
Make-ahead multiples, curated with Totalist sensibilities.
Based on CHT's 🔗food and 🔗ordering protocols; 🔗representation.systems; Yippie notions of food supply.
See ↓ "Gathering the lab".
At least 1 box is assembled. More on demand.
*** BASE LIFE & INFRASTRUCTURE
[INHABITATION+, SITE, CFP]
Main call: End November / Start December
"A Hackbase or Hackerbase is a Live-in Hackerspace - a hackerspace with a capacity for coliving. Everything you would expect from a hackerspace + place to stay (sleep, eat, ...); ... this includes being publicly accessible (via a clear and non-discriminatory process);..."
Infrastructure & process demo: variations of 🔗hackbase-type1 or 🔗hackbase-type2; on site and possibly as auxillary camps.
ooooo.be / S14 hackbase (Antwerp); Instant City Harbour hackbase / tazio vzw (~Brussels); Samenschool proto-base (Antwerp); Villa Delfia; pauline?; bebsico?; TG?; Mark?; master students; HS Gent; Living equipment: Portable spaces (Ines, Michela)?; TBA
[SITE, ROUTINE, HAPPENINGS]
Daily (crew); Regular (with Labs; with Food Boxes)
Deploy CHT's supply & chef protocols.
Essential to base's lived experience, the Cantine regularly serves crew, Lab fellow travellers, and the Kunsthal. Complemented by data-portraits of ingredient context, provenance, financials, preparation, nutrition, and other extended information.
CHT; guest chefs & line cooks; Karoot; food suppliers (like Foodsavers); Food Hacking Base (FHB)?; ###
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🔗hypertent is an environment sensing, computer-controlled, motor-actuating pole & textile structure.
Tensegrical, gear-motored — it responds physically to its environments; tensioning by wind change, shading by sun travel.
Instant City Harbour?; HS Gent?; KHG?; architect?; builder/mechatronic; ###
[LAB, TOOLS, PURSUANCE]
A base is a curated assortment of equipment. Ground-up assemble a hacklab instance, by contacting adjacent spaces, collecting their tool & materials surplus, and procure the rest from best possible sources.
With resulting equipment, we (re)write the rules of "ownership", to be used & deploying amongst a network of kindered collectives.
HS Gent; 42 hacklabs; tazio; bebsico; hackers; makers; donors; De Kringwinkel?; ###
[SITE, LAB+, OBJECT+]
Continuous station (appointment); Labs
A permanent station focuses on environmental ecology, auto-educative methods, and DIY/post-consumer utility.
Conduct interviews with practicioners — (citizen) scientists, art experimentators, witches, and hackers; note & hybridize their varied ways of observation, experimentation, learning, and utilization.
Samentuin/avant-garden; Wouter Van Steelant; Saar & Rose Van De Leest; HACC (Hackers Against Climate Change); Julie Van Overmeiren / Scheldetuin Ziltenzoet; LowTech Magazine; Botanical Garden Fuerteventura; Laboratorium?; CyberTracker; DIY/makers/hackers; eco-minded; Karoot; ###
*** COLLABORATIVE TOOLING
Hands-on Pad.Land: the public instance of our powerful collaboration tool. Write either lone texts, or use as a full content management system for wiki-like sites.
Rapidly explain the system & build up competence; evaluate user needs and wants; continue refining the tool via testimonials & critical evaluations.
KASK; Hackerspaces.org; ooooo.be; TLM; Yuan (people's sinology); HACC (hackers/ecologists); Komun.org?; POCO?; Rob Ritzen? (TMBR / LVL5?); ###+
End of October
No thanks Google Apple Facebook Amazon Microsoft Netflix Spotify Uber Airbnb Zoom Squarespace
Wide avoiding "GAFAM" is already understood as basic activist and journalist behaviour. But regimes are also showing eagerness to concord with the techno giants, and persecute within the engaged artworld (as seen recently in Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, etc.).
Hands-on introductory sessions (demos, cookbooks, etc) to non-proprietary, self-hosted and de-hosted/end-to-end rationale, platforms and workflows; specific considerations to artistic work, its real needs, and seeking solutions to address them.
* 🔗packages & 🔗hacker-tools
* 🔗lim0 & 🔗laptop (supplying equipment)
Calafou/Maxigas (book)?; HSBXL; Hackerspace Gent; Constant?; TK?; HSO; KHG; Constant?; Rob Ritzen? (TMBR / LVL5?)?; Zeus WPI; Librehosters?; RG; Chatons?; Fubar; hackers; artists & other cultural producers; activists; Julian Oliver? / Critical Engineering; Frank?; Berlin?; Quadrature?; Cryptoparty?; Tactical Tech?; KASK?; ooooo.be/S14; anarchaserver - systerserver?; maxigas?; HL; ###
Conceptual exploration of full-fidelity writing tools & the opportunities for new types of expression.
Time-synced logging (including for performance); reprocessing chatter; polemics (argumentation), strategems & negotiation analysis; hyperfiction; retracing developing research insight; post-authorship; bots / non-human agents; templates, forms & surveys; ...
KASK?; knowledge technologists/academia; CCQO?; Pekinpah?; hyperfiction writer?; Mark?; PXL/MAD; Zeus?; Rob Ritzen? (TMBR / LVL5?); ###
[LAB, EDITION+, OBJECT+]
Rethink and improve instant self-publishing: conceptual, look, tooling, distribution, ...
Each of the Labs develops printed publications (micro-editions, posters, assembled edition).
poster designer; propaganda artist; dataviz; bolwerk?; KASK?; ###+
TBA, some public-guided
Visit, document & typologize the spaces.
Tenace (concert boat, Tubize); Villa Delphia (squat, Antwerp); S14 (hackbase, Antwerp); Samenschool (Antwerp); Scheldetuin Ziltenzoet (Antwerp); Kringwinkel (distribution centre, Gent)?; Gent Foodsavers (Gent)?; ###
[LAB+, TOOLS, ARCHIVE]
Bring your own manual !
Present; discuss; collect; hybridize.
We will assemble a "manual archive", discuss a "manual kit", and try out an intertextual pastiche technique.
CHT → 🔗manual
Kunsthal Gent → https://kunsthal.gent/en/about/users-manual
Hackerspace Gent → https://hackerspace.design/
S14 hackbase (Antwerp) → http://www.ooooo.be/etherhtml/e2h.php?_=S14
KuM base (DE)?
Rob Ritzen / LVL5 (Brussels)
Peaks late November / Early December
Attempt luring a congregation of hack/art/activist vessels: buses, boats, vans.
Instant city / betz's bus; Techotskumogami or Burazina boat (w/ ooooo.be)?; Tenace?; Samenschool van & bike; Katze crew?→→; Pauline?; HSO; ###
How to generate consistent & approximately comparable representations of any living situation?
From 🔗metrics / 🔗poster:
"A framework that enables description / representation of a lifestyle, and as a consequence, comparison between lifestyles, and as a consequence of that, switching ... [Without such a representational framework, projects encouraging radical life context shifts have to do this via] "social media outreach", [and] "calls to action" ... Marketing is an arms race we cannot win, and should not attempt to participate in. ..."
hackbases; ethnographer; anthropologist; alternative living (occupy, art collectives, etc); dataviz; designer; KASK?; ###
[LAB, HAPPENING, CFP]
December (full day + night)
General hackathon in conjunction with the regional hack scene. Topic & call for participation TBA.
"A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest; a portmanteau of hacking marathon is a design sprint-like event; often, in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, domain experts, and others collaborate intensively on software projects. The goal of a hackathon is to create functioning software or hardware by the end of the event."
hackers; spec'ers; 42; HSBXL; Hackerspace Gent; HACC?; EOTL?; Lowtech Mag?; ooooo.be?; TK?; ###
October + Continuous
Graph our connections beyond the obvious: spider-out each edge of our networks; assume our common goals; ask, "How do we operate with others in the context of a common struggle, beyond whim?"
Discuss, curate, develop & deploy tools (ready-made communiques, protocols, etc).
tapete; Pekinpah / "East is Best" network; Komona?; E2h users; ryzo; bolwerk; HL; ###
🔗noise-temples are hackbase patterns driving 4x15" guitar cabinets. Abandon bourgeois noisemaking!
Iggy Pop (to Jarmusch):
"We were real communists. We lived in a communal house, we ate the same food at the same time, we shared all money, and when we began to write songs, we shared all authorship.""
Cells in every city — fluid crews — big sound — radical use of space — radical gear — radical touring — play — converge — have a couple of drinks — spawn NOISE TEMPLES !
CHT; KHG; Planet Concrete; Het Bos?; jap?; noisers; doomers; christo mcc?; serialists/minimalists/maximalists; ###
Establishing cities, ground-up, centered around affinity.
Transcend the "right to the city" versus "back to the land" false dichotomy; learn to build physical support for their possibility.
architecture university; SQEK?; vgupta?; tapete?; toestand?; Adam Smart?; Eric Hunting?; Regenerative Urbanism & De-Urban Design?; Raoul Vaneigem?; Permanent?; ###
~10-15 crew; ~3-4 full days.
[AUX, HAPPENING] PR, Interview (w/ Trashkot @Radio Centraal)
"Trashkot is a fortnightly radio program by Jo Caimo and Sjoerd Leijten on Radio Centraal in Antwerp. A rancid fabric of sounds, conversations and mess forms a shaky bridge between music and politics."
25 December → 31 December
The best party in the galaxy.
"The Chaos Communication Congress is an annual conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club. The congress features [more than 15.000 creatures co-organizing a 5-day vortex with] a variety of lectures and workshops on technical and political issues related to security, cryptography, privacy and online freedom of speech. The event has taken place regularly at the end of the year since 1984 ..."
*** CHT @ 10
Texts, photography, A/V, bio/technical/mineral matter, graph projections, data, props, maps, presence, indexes, financials, [...]
As the project reaches into its 10 year mark of operations: establish a retrospective overview of the produced & collected materials, and a prospective outlining of its near & far possibilities.
general; other bases; studio visits; Frederik Vergaert; ###
[AUX, HAPPENING] Lecture (at Extra Academy @ Het Bos, Antwerp)
November 4 19:00→20:30
Hosted by Nico Dockx & Helen Dowling
End of December
(Site generated by E2H, an "Etherpad hypermedia" project by @dcht00).
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