ARTISTIC DISSIDENCES

Workshop on AV-FLOSS 

JULY 22 - 26 | 3pm - 8pm

EVA BONILLA & FERNANDO JIMENEZ
AV-FLOSS AT MEDIALAB PRADO, SPAIN

Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) means that you can use, copy, share, modify, redistribute and allow free access to the source code of the programs without restrictions. The use of this software has social and philosophical implications in art, building a cultural ecosystem which emphasizes collaborative practice and freedom. The cultural ecosystem based in FLOSS philosophy consists in a processual approach to the concept of artwork in which roles are reevaluated. From people involved in the development of a tool to those working in the final visual results are considered as parts of a same long process that involve the entire community.

 

Objectives

- To join people and collectives interested to explore free culture concepts and FLOSS tools for audiovisual work as alternatives to mainly used privative programs; artist, programmers and people in general.

- To make communities and projects visible. To promote a meeting space that will allow participants to put in common our knowledge, needs, problems, expectations and experiences around this cultural ecosystem that joins art, culture and activism, focusing in the need to collaboration between different disciplines.

- To test different free software tools for audiovisual Although the focus is mainly the process and creation of community, after getting a panoramic of tools and interests, the group will be able to propose a collaborative exercise in order to complete the experience.

 

Course Structure

First day: - Presentation. To share experiences and projects. - Analysis of repositories of tools and techniques to develop a work flow with open source tools. - Proposal for an exercise, 

Second day: - Collaborative learning sessions to test programs. - Exercise design

Third and fourth day: - Working sessions

Last day: -  Results and conclusion of the working sessions: analysis of the perspectives of open software for audiovisual, new contacts and possibilities of future collaboration.

 

Requirements

This workshop is aimed at designers, artists & programmers, interested in audiovisual digital arts with free software.

- Basic knowledge in digital image and video

- Bring your laptop and a three button mouse
 

* Note: Time is limited, so bring your own sources of image, video, sounds, what you like to share in a collaborative project.