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-empyre- takes pleasure in introducing +open source to open art+ : Felix Sattler and the artists of backup.lounge]lab - http://www.backup-festival.com.

How is open source theory possible in collaborative artistic practice? What are the implications, limitations and choices in an open source approach?

These questions are explored in February on -empyre- by the artists and curators of backup.lounge]lab which served as the experimental playground for the backup_festival/new media in film Nov 7-11th, 2002 in Weimar, Germany.

19 artists including 'Artificial paradises' 'Luna Nera' and 'D-Fuse' (London); 'Dijital Riot' (Weimar); Laura Kavanaugh & Ian Birse, (Montreal), Sebastian Hundertmark, Stephan Jacobs, Tobias Finauer (Weimar), Catherine Moriwaki, and Pearl Gluck (USA); Helena Jonsdottir (IS, Reykjavik), Jon Fawcett (GB, Cardiff), and Micz Flor (CZ, Praha), created a network of open accessible ideas, tools, media, molecules and pieces that would eventually melange in the display at the festival.

The artists of backup along with curators Carine Linge, Alexander Klosch and Felix Sattler will have a look at the process and results of backup's theory that "open source" might be translated into a working model for a conception of "open art".

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