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make art 2009
“What the Fork?! Distributed and Open Practices in FLOSS art”
Poitiers, France
From the 8th to the 13th of December 2009
Exhibition | Concerts | Presentations | Workshop

Aharon Amir (GB), Wayne Clements (GB), FooCorp (GB), Gijs Gieskes (NL), Gullibloon (AT/DE), Adnan Hadzi (CH), Lisa Haskel (GB), Reni Hofmüller (AT), Olivier Laruelle (FR), LAFKON (DE), Anne Laforêt (FR), Mattin (ES), Antoine Moreau (FR), Nathalie Magnan (FR), No Copy Paste (HU), Noyade (FR), Jean Sépulchre (FR), Wesley Smith (US), Koray Tahiroğlu (TR/FI), The Guardians of the Tradition (US), Taku Unami (JP), Milovann Yanatchkov (FR), Simon Yuill (GB), Jérémie Zimmermann (FR), IOhannes M. Zmölnig (AT), …

make art is an international festival focussed on Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) and open content in digital arts. make art offers performances, presentations, workshops and an exhibition, focused on the blurred line between art and software programming.

What The Fork?!

This year make art focusses on distributed and open practices in FLOSS art. ‘What the fork?!’ is about decentralization. Forking is the new black. Work from one source, copy, patch, improve, experiment, change direction, inspire! Forking is not about quick hacks, but about creating room to experiment, letting go of the one working copy and creating a multiplicity of ideas.


Maison de l’Architecture, 1 rue de la Tranchée
Opening Thursday December 10 at 19:00
Opening hours: December 11, 12 and 13 from 10:00 til 19:00, free admission
Installations by Wayne Clements (GB), The Guardians of the Tradition (US), Aharon Amir (GB), Gijs Gieskes (NL), Gullibloon (AT/DE), LAFKON (DE) and Olivier Laruelle (FR)


Maison de l’Architecture, 1 rue de la Tranchée
Thursday December 10 at 21:00, free admission
With a.o. No Copy Paste (HU), Wesley Smith (US), Noyade (FR), Taku Unami (JP) & Mattin (ES) duo, …

Planétarium of Espace Mendès-France / Lieu Multiple, 1 rue de la Cathédrale
Friday December 11 at 21:00, 3€ discount 5€ full
With Koray Tahiroğlu (TR/FI) and IOhannes M. Zmölnig (AT)

Carré Bleu, 1 bis rue de Nimègue (Couronneries)
Saturday December 12 at 21:00, admission: between 3,50€ and 12€
With Mattin (ES), Reni Hofmüller (AT) and Anne Laforêt (FR)


Maison de l’Architecture, 1 rue de la Tranchée
free admission

Friday December 11
17:00 Secret agents, expressive programming and virtual machines
3 presentations on hyper creative programming in Pure Data, Fluxus and Lua. With IOhannes M. Zmölnig (AT), Gábor Papp & Agoston Nagy (HU) and Wesley Smith (US)

Saturday December 12

10:30 Breakfast Club
Start your day with croissants, coffee and a shower of refreshing short interviews by Nathalie Magnan. With several make art 2009 artists.

14:00 Totally f*rked
Simulating, daisychaining and forking Free Software
With Simon Yuill (GB), Wayne Clements (GB), Adnan Hadzi (CH), Lisa Haskel (GB) and FooCorp (GB)

18:00 Internet, Freedom and Creation
Debate on the recent changes in “Internet and Creation” French law(s) (HADOPI).
Moderated by Sylvain Cousin – Confort Moderne (FR). With Jérémie Zimmermann – La Quadrature du Net (FR), Antoine Moreau – art libre (FR) and Jean Sépulchre (to be confirmed) – SACEM (FR)

Sunday December 13

10.30 Breakfast Club
Start your day with a pain au chocolat and a cup of tea while bathing in inspiring ideas and good questions by Nathalie Magnan. With several make art 2009 artists.

14:00 Bottom-up! scriptable design
toolchain and work processes in open source architectural and graphic design. With Milovann Yanatchkov (FR), Olivier Laruelle (FR) and LAFKON (DE)


Maison de l’Architecture, 1 rue de la Tranchée
December 8 to 11, see website for registration
Fork a house! , a 4 day workshop on creating forkable and FLOSS architecture using 3D graphics application Blender. With Milovann Yanatchkov (FR)