Open Call For Participants – Hardcore Software: Beta Release

25 Nov 2013

Hardcore Software invites submissions for the first edition of Beta Release – a new exhibition format to showcase software under development. The event will take place on Wednesday December 4 at the White Building in London.

The concept is simple: Artists, coders, developers, composers, and writers are invited to give a live demonstration of their latest digital projects in a gallery environment.

Participants are encouraged to make their work available to download online during the event, and to explore innovative ways for the audience to interact with the work.

Applications are now closed.


Hardcore Software is a platform for decoding the language and legacy of systems. Formed by artist Lawrence Lek and curator Rachel Falconer, we take an archaeological approach to discovering patterns in networked culture. By stripping widely adopted technologies down to their skeletal core, we aim to cast systems as agents of cultural transmission.