OKNO

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= an artist-run organisation connecting new media and ecology

URL = http://okno.be/

Description

"OKNO is an artist-run organisation connecting new media and ecology. It approaches art and culture from a collaborative, DIY and post-disciplinary point of view, discovering new materials and aesthetics along the way. The OpenGreens rooftop garden and the online server are used as research environments during a continuous programme of residencies, workshops, meetings, exhibitions and performances.

For the last few years, OKNO has been focusing on long-term projects, involving a diverse and international set of artists and experts sharing an interest in the environmental and experimental. Time Inventors’ Kabinet [TIK], which revolved around the attempt to devise an ecological time standard, was closed in 2012. In 2013, OKNO started on ALOTOF [A Laboratory On The Open Fields], a collaborative exploration into the potential of open-air modes of creation.

On a daily basis, OKNO is taken care of by Annemie Maes, Astrid Wijnants, Balthazar de Tonnac, Guy Van Belle and Muriel Claeys.

The organisation is supported by the Flemish authorities, the VGC (Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie) and the European Commission’s Culture Programme." (http://okno.be/about/)