Wed 1–Sat 4 May 2024

Revisit Reuse

Chaussee de Jette 388, 1081 Brussels


Femke SneltingEva Weinmayr

Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 16:00-21:00
Saturday, May 4, 2024, 11:00-18:00

Chaussee de Jette 388, 1081 Brussels
Metro station: Simonis/Elisabeth

Revisit Reuse exhibits questions and provocations that address universalisms in Free Culture and Open Access. How to deal with issues of cultural appropriation, power differences and the limits of conventional citation and acknowledgment? This work builds resources for collective practices of reuse.

The space and the exhibition are designed in collaboration with artist Flo*Souad Benaddi and includes a series of prompts by ​​​​​​Erri Ammonita, Bye Bye Binary, Séverine Dusollier, Andrea Francke, Gary Hall, Jennifer Hayashida, Cathryn Klasto, Nkule Mabaso, Nicolas Malevé, Erri Ammonita, Dubravka Sekulić, Winnie Soon, Christopher Ba Thi Nguyen, Marloes van der Valk and Stephen Wright. You will also find a collection of cases that show the complexities of reuse, and a library of materials published under the Collective Conditions for Reuse (CC4r), in collaboration with Constant.

Revisit Reuse is developed by Femke Snelting and Eva Weinmayr as part of the artistic research project Ecologies of Dissemination in collaboration with PARSE (Platform for Artistic Research Sweden).

Join Eva and Femke for a guided tour on Wednesday, May 1 at 17.00

The space is on the ground floor. Please get in touch whether we can help with any access needs you might have.

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Stool covers made of reclaimed fabrics feature layers of CC4r, FAL and other conditional documents in fluo colours. Designed by flo*souad benaddi



Femke Snelting

Femke Snelting develops projects at the intersection of publishing, feminisms, and Free Software. In various constellations, she works on re-imagining computational practices to disinvest from technological monoculture and the regime of The Cloud.

With Miriyam Aouragh, Seda Gürses and Helen Pritchard, she runs The Institute for Technology in the Public Interest, a trans-practice and para-academic gathering of activists, artists, engineers and theorists that creates spaces for articulating what computational infrastructures in the “public interest” might be when “public interest” is always in-the-making.

With Jara Rocha, she edited Volumetric Regimes: Material Cultures of Quantified Presence (Open Humanities Press, 2022). The publication results from a collective disobedient research project which interrogated the concrete and at the same time fictional entities of “bodies” in the context of volumetric technologies.

In the research project Ecologies of Dissemination ​​​​​​ she develops, together with Eva Weinmayr, feminist and decolonial approaches to Open Access.

Until 2021, she was responsible for artistic direction of Constant, an association for art and media based in Brussels. Constant generates performative publishing, curatorial processes, poetic software, experimental research and educational prototypes in local and international contexts.

Femke regurlarly teaches at New Performative Practices (Stockholm University of the Arts) and supports artistic research at MERIAN (Maastricht). She also contributes to Nubo, a cooperative which provides locally hosted, Open Source digital services.


Eva Weinmayr

Eva Weinmayr’s collaborative practice is grounded in contemporary art, radical education and institutional analysis. In 2020 she published her doctoral thesis, titled Noun to Verbon a MediaWiki. This research is concerned with the micropolitics of publishing from an intersectional, feminist perspective. (HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg, SE)

As interims chair of faculty Art and Education at Munich Art Academy (2022-23) she co-initiated together with students kritilab, an open source platform for discrimination-critical teaching in the arts. From 2019 to 22 she co-led the EU-funded collective research and study programme “Teaching to Transgress Toolbox” inspired by US activist, teacher and theorist bell hooks (with erg, Brussels, BE).

As part of Ecologies of Dissemination (HDK-Valand, 2023-24) she is currently Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University (UK). Ecologies of Dissemination​​​​​​, a collaboration with artist Femke Snelting, seeks strategies for dissemination and a politics of re-use that acknowledge the tensions between feminist methodologies, decolonial knowledge practices and principles of Open Access. More specificly, they explore in which way the current drive drive to universal access policies might overlook relational aspects.

Recent artistic research-based projects include “Teaching the Radical Catalog – a Syllabus” (2021-22, with Lucie Kolb), “Library of Inclusions and Omissions” (2016-20), “The Piracy Project” (2010-15, with Andrea Francke), AND Publising (2010-ongoing, with Rosalie Schweiker).