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.x-med-k.

.x-med-k. is a series of workshops and seminars investigating the changing faces of the fleeting field of experimental media arts. From 2004 to 2008, FoAM, nadine, OKNO – three Brussels-based organisations – joined forces to design and implement this heterogeneous series for artists, designers and technologists interested in the experimental use of digital media, new materials and technologies.

.x-med-k. is envisioned as an alternative educational programme, where artists, designers and technologists from all walks of life can learn from each other. We began by teaching the basics of “making-your-own” techno-artistic materials and instruments in tutorials and hands-on workshops; gradually we introduced more advanced master classes, moving towards more participatory learning methods and encouraging the sharing of knowledge and experience with diverse tools and media. Research, experimentation, production, collaboration, presentation, dissemination and reflection; all these activities became elements of a colourful puzzle of .x-med-k. We discussed the wider economic, environmental, social and political implications of our work. We forged new projects, performed and socialised together, and gathered a critical mass of people around topics close to our hearts.

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windmill plans
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Pix and fluxus tournament
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Audrius
shaking
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blowball
the chateau experiment
Tim's muscle-fluxus
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the slow joy of casting latex cow hearts
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