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OKNO supports artists that research, develop and create innovative forms of cultural production in the field of technology and media arts, and presents the processes and results of this research to a broad and diverse audience through a program of interactive installations, experimental concerts, performances, workshops and lectures.

OKNO steunt kunstenaars die op zoek zijn naar innovatieve vormen in technologische kunst. Projecten voorgesteld aan een breed en divers publiek in een programma van interactieve installaties, experimentele concerten, performances, workshops en presentaties.

OKNO consists is a dynamic alliance of suborgs and collectives such as:
OKNO is een dynamische samenwerking tussen verschillende organisaties en colectieven als:

Society of Algorithm
Machine Cent'red Humans
Reseau Citoyen



code31   more   print
code31 is an open lab that among other things does research and development for Okno.
from time to time code31 may spawn an independant project such as the SE30 installation... more

so-on   more   print
so-on (jp, pronounce souon) -- -- __ --- __ --- -- __ --- __
solid-borne noise // undesired sound // unwanted sound // uproar // vocal noise.


Dusan Barok [sk/cz] is okno's 2006-resident.
"For the 2006 residency i am thinking about exploring the field of remediating the communist utopia recordings into the telematic context. of approaching both the communist predators and underground through the looking glass of digital media.

Society of Algorithm is dedicated to internet connected performances.
Desperately defying time and space limitations.
Live synthesis of sound and image and algorithms to do it, are the driving force behind SOA... more

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reseau citoyen is a project for a user-run wireless network (for internet access) via wi-fi, free of big operators, run by the people for the people.
Réseau Citoyen is not an organisation, it's much more a phenomenon...
Beside its technological aspects, "Réseau Citoyen" is a vector for ideas ..

wednesday may 24, 2006 – friday may 26, 2006
matrix art project, brussels

The Algorichemy workshop aims to combine historical and contemporary aspects of alchemy with the concept of algorithms... more


saturday december 10, 2005
For its participation in the celebration of Art's Birthday Party 2006, okno chose to opt for a 2006-performance of Radio Music, created by John Cage in 1951... more

okno-server as online projects tool for okno and connected organisations.

tuesday january 01, 2008 – wednesday december 31, 2008
okno, so-on - brussels
A roof terras which we want to transform in an electronic and techno-ecological garden. A project for the year 2008.

With the eco-garden project we want to blend the real and the digital in one and the same nature. We will explore how this fusion takes place: examine in a digital way the growth, blossoming and decay of plants while they are submitted to the natural elements as wind, rain, snow, etc.

How can this evolution be generated, controlled, enhanced or imagined in artworks? Is our environment programmable? How does the fusion of natural and artificial matter produce new organisms, new environments, new natures? How does technology animate nature and space, and how do users and programs animate matter?
We explore the implementation of eco-garden-elements into wireless networks, both on micro level as on city level. We research the physical connections between people, programs, sensor-networks and uses of the eco-garden.

saturday may 17, 2008 – saturday may 31, 2008
okno, brussels
Periperceptoida Dendriformis Sensibilis
A sound plant whose precise classifying properties are to be found in the auditory domain. The stalk has a sound which is most similar to a woodwind instrument, whereas its leaves have a soft, rustling kind of sound. Its flowers sound like high pitched glass drops. Furthermore, the plant has a voice with which it reacts on perceived voices from other (e.g. human) beings.
Its physical appearance consists of a transparent ball, with long haulms (which are its sensing organs) in shades of blue and red with yellow ends.

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wednesday september 10, 2008 – monday september 15, 2008
skopje, macedonia
The third international Upgrade gathering will be taking place in Skopje, Macedonia, September 11-14, 2008.

Chain Reaction is the annual exhibition and symposium presented by the Upgrade! International organization for 2008. The gathering, which will involve curators and artists from the Upgrade nodes that are working in 27 cities, and which is aimed at both fostering inter-network communication and collaboration as well as exposure of art and ideas to a broad public audience. In Skopje the gathering incorporates an exhibition, symposium and publication as well as a programme of screenings and performances.


OKNO is building a new site, so updates here are less frequent. We will put the new system in this location as soon as it is more or less stable... more



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