"Constant is a non-profit association for art and media, based and active in Brussels since 1997. Constant works in the fields of open source, free software, cyber-feminism, social interaction and participation, copyleft and copyright alternatives, the conditions of cultural work.
Constant develops radio works, electronic music, database projects.Constant functions as a networked laboratory for a group of artists, designers and researchers. We generate reflection on network culture through the creation of art projects, networks, and interdisciplinary collaborations. Networks and links between cultural producers shed new light on the conditions of work, and make analysing the transfer of digital information necessary."
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.