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An Mertens (Constant) [[BE]]


In the technology we use, everything seems to be executed by secret agents. We have no idea what the underlying algorithms look like, what ideologies they represent, how they function and what kinds of reading and writing they actually perform. As an author and artist, An Mertens is interested in experimenting with forms that show the algorithm’s personality.

An Mertens [BE] is a core member of Constant, a Brussels-based artist-run organisation for art and media with a focus on free software, feminist methodologies and free culture. With Constant, An initiates research projects on how algorithms transform (literary) creation. Her experimental novel Tot Later is published by De Bezige Bij Antwerpen.

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