make art



make art is an international festival dedicated to the integration of free/libre and open source software (FLOSS) in digital arts.

The second edition of make art takes place in Poitiers (France), from the 3rd to the 8th of April 2007.

make art offers performances, exhibitions, lectures and workshops, focused on the blurred line between art and software programming. The event is dedicated to artists who create their own tools, and apply the same rules to art as to free software development.


Besides the purely technical and legal aspects of free software, there is our society's social and economical future at stake. A generation born during the technological boom, a generation that understands the ins and outs of electronic power struggles in the post-industrial societies, is living in a world that is hardly compatible with today's economics.

At a time when intellectual property is fiercely debated, while some people cling on to their little bits of territory, others have chosen to share knowledge, art and networks.

make art constitutes a tool for reflecting on the propagation of free software in artistic creation and we want it to be a view onto the social, political and economic myths and realities linked to this phenomenon.

./configure --without-ghosts && make art


links : make art 2006 | GOTO10