Open Mode was founded by a composer and sound artist Sjoerd Leijten and a media artist Maria Karagianni. Their collaboration started off with an artist in residency at Nadine art lab in Brussels. They were then joined by a performer/dancer Janine Brall.
Reflections on authorship, interpretation and distribution of roles are the motivations of their experiments with different degrees of control and interaction by audience participation. Using solar cells, FM-transmitters, radios, webcams and open-source programming platforms (Python and Supercollider) the collective works with real time transcoding between different elements of a performance (light, sound, graphics) and looks for open/collaborate forms of composition in combination with more deterministic ones.