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OPEN SOURCE 2016 explores subcultures, identity, fluidity and self-determination, across video, painting, installation and performance.

OPEN SOURCE 2016 features an investigation into Hackney languages, an immersive video game installation, an invasive species of ice-cream, a ride into Futuristic Dalston, an obsessive compulsive drone, a bombastic DJ set sampling West African archives, encrypted street posters coming to life, super-responsive T-shirts, experimental hair salons, fleeting manifestations of gender expression, an hallucinogenic tale of austerity and aspiration in a post-X-Factor landscape, the story of a body falling to the centre of the earth and an after-dark infectious apocalyptic VJ set.

OPEN SOURCE 2016 is curated by Emily ButlerChristine EyeneHelen NisbetJoe Fletcher Orr & Doug Bowen, Richard H M Parry and Amy Sherlock.

Artists include: Larry AchiampongCory Arcangel, Simeon Barclay, Shiraz Bayjoo, Hannah Black, Flo Brooks , Helen Cammock, Leo Chadburn,Cooking SectionsDavid Raymond Conroy, Danielle Dean, Calum Crawford, Luke Overin, Benedict DrewJoey HolderLawrence Lek, Rachel Maclean,Alice Marcelino Photography, Richard Muller, Tai Shani and Marianna Simnett…

Special guests: frieze video, Hackney Pirates, The Exchange and Get Hackney Coding.

Open Source is a unique event: artist-run and led, it is born from the collision between two worlds: the art-world private view meets the public space of Gillett Square with its domino players, musicians, families and skateboarders.

Open Source presents artworks in the middle of life, enabling both the artists and Dalston’s diverse audiences to discover something new.

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