Anne Laforet, Annie Abrahams, Antye Greie, Bérénice Belpaire, Hedva Eltanani, Hortense Gauthier, Ienke Kastelein, Jule Chateauvert, Laurence Moletta, Laurie Bellanca, Lucille Calmel, Martina Ruhsam, Olga P Massanet, Pascale Barret, Simona Polvani
Annie Abrahams (Montpellier)
Pioneer of networked performance art using video, performance and the internet, questioning the possibilities and limits of communication and more specifically its modes in networked environments. http://www.bram.org
Ana Carvalho (Porto)
In collaboration with Ricardo Lafuente Ana directs the research office for graphic design focused on the use of free software tools, typography, independent publishing and software culture. She also works as an editor for Planapress, a publisher of illustration books and comics. http://planapress.org/en
Centre for Internet and Society (Bangalore, India)
The Centre for Internet and Society critically engages with concerns of digital pluralism, public accountability and pedagogic practices, in the field of Internet and Society, with particular emphasis on South-South dialogues and exchange. Through multidisciplinary research, intervention, and collaboration, we seek to explore, understand, and affect the shape and form of the internet, and its relationship with the political, cultural, and social milieu of our times. For VJ13 they proudly host the scans of the essay Books vs Cigarettes, by George Orwell, already in public domain in India. http://www.cis-india.org
Gerard-Jan Claes (Brussels)
In collaboration with Olivia Rochette Gerard-Jan directed the documentary Because We Are Visual. He just graduated from the filmschool KASK in Gent. http://www.claes-rochette.be
Michel Cleempoel (Brussels)
Member of Constant, graduated from the national superior art school of La Cambre – Brussels. Author of numerous digital art works and exhibitions, collaborates with Nicolas Malevé on Etraces. Michel also teaches at the Department of Digital Arts in ESVAP-Mons. http://www.michelcleempoel.net
Pauline David (Brussels)
Pauline is formed in History and Cinema, she works as a curator for the organisation Le P’tit Ciné, a structure for screenings of and discussion about documentary films in Brussels’ cinemas. http://www.leptitcine.be
De Geslepen Potloden (Brussels)
De Geslepen Potloden (The Sharpened Pencils) are Barbara Roosen, Judith Van Istendael, Eva Hilhorst, Lisa Matthys and Wauter Mannaert. They share a studio in Brussels where they keep a sharp eye on each others work and lift that to a higher level with constructive criticism. http://geslepenpotloden.wordpress.com/
Helena Gough (Berlin)
An English sound artist currently living in Berlin. Her work initially focused upon the collection and manipulation of ‘real-world’ sound material and the exploration of its abstract properties. Occasional deviations into synthetic and instrumental sources are now developing into more prominent ingredients. Each new sound-space is created by taking everything possible from the tiniest element, working to make something from nearly nothing. This reduction in means yields a density and richness of results. http://www.helenagough.net/
Erik Hjalmar Josefsson
Erik Hjalmar Josefssson started as a musician, then got involved in software patents as the president of the Foundation for Free Information Infrastructures Sweden, served a stint as the European representative of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and is now advising the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament on Internet Policy.
John Haltiwanger (Amsterdam)
John’s work focuses on programming language, new media theory and typographic softwares. He looks for the right balance between practice, esthetics and crossing borders. John runs dripping digital, a service for digital solutions based in Amsterdam, combining theory, design and code in generative workflows. He has been joining in stops on Open Source Publishing’s world tour since 2010. http://drippingdigital.com
Joris van Hoboken (Amsterdam)
A legal researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) in Amsterdam. His research interests include freedom of expression and the internet, intermediary liability, data protection, privacy, and new media policy. Joris submitted a dissertation about search engines and freedom of expression in November 2011. He also
serves as the chair of the Board of Directors at Bits of Freedom. http://www.jorisvanhoboken.nl
Myriam Van Imschoot (Brussels)
Myriam works as an artist, performer, dramatist and co-founder of SARMA, a discursive laboratory for dance criticism, research, dramaturgy and creation.
Catherine Lenoble (Nantes)
Catherine is a writer and member of PiNG in Nantes, a resource organisation for emerging innovating projects that identify, experiment and evaluate the social and cultural uses of multimedia. As an author, she has published an experimental novel – petitBain (à la criée, 2010) – that offers free access to texts through a web version. She regularly contributes to off and on-line editorial adventures.
Alex Leray (Brussels)
Alex is co-founder of
Laura Macchini (Rotterdam)
Laura is currently a student at the Piet Zwart Institute, Networked Media master, she likes architecture, graphic design, programming, linguistics, graph theory and Latin (mentioning food would probably be redundant).
Nicolas Malevé (Barcelona)
Nicolas Malevé is a data activist developing multimedia projects and web applications for and with cultural organisations. His current research work is focused on cartography, information structures, metadata and the means to visually represent them. He lives and works in Barcelona and Brussels. http://www.constantvzw.org
Pierre Marchand (Brussels)
Pierre lives and works in Brussels as an artist and software developer. He has a vast experience in the graphics free software community as co-developer packages as Scribus and Fontmatrix. As a member of the Open Source Publishingteam experiments with new languages and forms. He also designs maps, websites and various custom-based software for artists. http://oep-h.com
Stefan Marsiske (Budapest)
Stefan Marsiske is a free software developer who cares about human rights in the Internet context, he supports various organizations dealing with such issues. He is a founder of startups, a hackerspace, he serves as the VP for infrastructure in the Hungarian Open Standards Alliance and he is a co-author of the FCForum charter. He has ten years of telecommunication industrial background.
Sónia Matos (Edingburgh)
Researcher and lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art. Her work intersects ethnographic explorations, conceptual tool design, participatory interventions and writing. For the past five years, and as part of her doctoral studies at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Sónia has dedicated her research to the study of a whistled form of language known as the Silbo Gomero, one that is still alive in the small island of La Gomera in the Canarian Archipelago. She currently prepares a new research project regarding food, design and ecology in the Azorean islands.
An Mertens (Brussels)
Since 2006 An has been working as an artist and writer. In 2008 she joined Constant as a core member. In her work she experiments with writing and storytelling, on the web, on paper, or in a performative context. http://www.constantvzw.org
Ivan Monroy Lopez (Mexico City)
Writer, performer and programmer who presented performances and installation work at various international venues. His latest zine is called ’print soapbox’. He will give you a copy if you just ask 🙂 http://textzi.net
Momo1030 is born in Vienna, 1981. He’s a visualist and musician who loves to unite, fuse, explore and experiment with different mediums. He likes to skate, to paint, to perform, surf the net, grab some short videos and mess around with the ipot. http://momo1030.com
Yves Poliart (Bruxelles)
Yves Poliart is curator and music researcher, he is a board member and collaborator of Constant.
Donatella Portoghese (Bruxelles)
Donatella is linguist and museologist, cultural coordinator and lover of books in all forms and genres. Recently she joined Constant, where she is responsible for coordination and communication. http://www.constantvzw.org
Since 1996, Renovas (Renovation in Schaerbeek) plays the role of interface between the regional initiatives on urban revitalization and the inhabitants of Schaerbeek. Renovas takes care of the coordination of current contracts neighborhoods in the municipality, such as the one on the perimeter Navez-Portaels in which some of the event locations are situated.
Olivia Rochette (Brussels)
In collaboration with Gerard-Jan Claes Olivia Rochette directed the documentary Because We Are Visual. She just graduated from the filmschool KASK in Gent. http://www.claes-rochette.be
Evan Roth (Paris)
Artist and researcher who explores the intersection of free culture and popular culture, making work simultaneously for the contemporary art world and the “bored at work” network. http://evan-roth.com
Laia Sadurní (Brussels)
Laia Sadurni is a Spanish artist, working and living in Brussels. As a free-lancer she collaborates with dancers, artists, architects, and programmers enlacing the codes to approach the immediate surroundings through mapping and exploration. During VJ13 she will propose us daily ‘open source body’ scores to execute during breaks.
Jason Scott (New York)
Archivist, historian of technology and information activist. He is the creator, owner and maintainer of textfiles.com and coordinator of the Archive Team. http://www.archiveteam.org
Femke Snelting (Bruxelles)
As a graphic designer, artist and member of Constant, Femke develops projects that combine design, feminism and free software. http://www.constantvzw.org
Karin Spaink (Amsterdam)
Karin Spaink is columnist for Het Parool, essayist, publicist, writer and feminist. She was the first Dutch writer who put a homepage on the net in 1995, as a means of re-publishing her columns, essays, and books which were out of print. Her subjects are varied, but she tends to write about matters of politics, technology, privacy, media, sex, health and bodies, and especially about the areas where these subjects merge or collide. http://www.spaink.net.
Nathaniel Stern (Milwaukee)
Nathaniel Stern is an experimental installation and video artist, net.artist, printmaker and writer. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. http://nathanielstern.com
Wendy Tai (Hong Kong)
A mixed-media artist interested in creating temporal, interactive and performative installations. Her work ranges from quiet, personal introspection to playful, social engagement. http://wendytai.com
Muharrem Yildirim (Phoenix)
Computer science graduate who concentrates on enhancing the interaction between human and machine, instead of developing more complex systems which people cannot even use effectively. His focus is bringing technology closer to people by designing interactions. http://muharrem-yildirim.com
Stéphanie Villayphiou (Bruxelles)
Stéphanie is co-founder of
Peter Westenberg (Bruxelles)
Peter Westenberg is visual artist and film- and videomaker. His projects evolve from an interest in social cartography, urban anomalies and the relationships between locative identity and cultural geography. He lives and works in Brussels since 2005 and has been part of Constant since. http://www.constantvzw.org
Wendy Van Wynsberghe (Bruxelles)
Wendy Van Wynsberghe is an artist and member of Constant vzw. In 2000 she started volunteering on regular basis for the organization, since 2004 she became a core member, partially responsible for Constant’s electronic/physical reality. She’s involved in a partnership that organizes open hardware workshops, called Ellentriek, together with De Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats where artists work together on their projects, mostly thematic. She works with electronics, textile, sound, open hardware, using only free software, all work under a free art license. http://www.constantvzw.org
Zumba asbl (Paula Bouffioux) (Brussels)
Zumba is a Brussels based cultural events association that produces video productions, theater and photography workshops and exhibitions.