The workshop explores the use of “stickiness” as both a practice and discourse for resistance, messiness, and alien knowledging. In a series of exercises that involve scavenging, blind sensing, and cooking with stickiness, participants embrace the entangled glue that binds us to disobedient relations, no matter how hard we try to separate them.
With the removal of taboos, education and empowerment, it becomes clear how much good menopause can do for women, our environment and the community. The workshop provides an entertaining explanation of the basic biological phases and symptoms associated with menopause. The question however, of why we still associate femininity with fertility leads directly to political issues also discussed in the workshop.
The collective 2-day experiment aims to decolonize and queer our perceptions of menstruation. Participants will be invited to share their experiences and examine the representations of menstruation and its rituals. The group will also explore how to access and make use of scientific and technological knowledge, and understand bias.
The workshop is based on the methodology of artistic research: conceptualization, sampling, and exploration. The crucial aspect of the project is building a narration based on writing, photographs, videos, sound, electromagnetic recordings, and material samples from the Panke River and Soldiner Kiez.
In the framework of the exhibition “ARTIFICIAL CONSCIOUSNESS. Exposing the Invisible: Data, Rendering and Code”, the artist HyungJun Park and the co-curator Juha Lee lead one-to-one workshop sessions with participants who signed up for dedicated slots on 23 and 24 September 2023. If you would like to join with a friend, family member or partner, please mention this in the notes section.
The art, design and science trio continue their ongoing collaborations along the Panke River. Flowing together formats of reading groups, meditative sensory experience, DIY and traditional methods of scientific inquiry, and discussions both affirmative and critical, this workshop invites fluid practices of connection and care between and beyond humans.
The Koji workshop by ink Agop introduces the symbiotic relationship between microorganisms and human cultural activities by demonstrating the connection between Koji mould and food culture in Japan. Participants make rice koji and experience the multiple parallel fermentation processes using koji, yeast and lactic acid bacteria.
The workshop connects practices of DIY biology with art and design. Through a participatory format, the audience from different backgrounds are involved in an immersive experience with algae’s ecology, a DIY photo-bioreactor prototyping and a discussion on speculative practice focused on raising more awarenesse about daily habits.
In this workshop we will explore ghosts in relation to historical and environmental relics with intimate discussions, readings, and written poetry. We will experiment with our voices and harmonies, while learning about breathing and our body resonance to amplify our stories together in a final composition of our poems through a performance.
In the workshop the artist, the designer and the biologist will introduce the participants to the river Panke and changing perceptions of wetlands and essential ecosystems – through situating, storytelling, contextualizing, experiencing, sampling, examining, collaborating.
Based on research developed for the Palaeoplasticene project’s Open Artistic Research Platform, participants will be introduced to the concept of incidental taphonomy, exploring the transience of organic existence and humanity’s relationship to long-lasting materials such as plastic.
Tracing the historical, migratory pathways undertaken by the spud, we propose an ode to the potato, this participatory research workshop explores the spectre of histories and imaginations that the potato, as a seed of desire and delight contains.
In this workshop we reclaim the topic of piezoelectric crystal for public use and think critically about the development of these tools and their outcome. When collecting data, we are extracting from and entering a watery space that is of nonhuman organisms and life.
The workshop is a sound art creation activity designed to encourage participants to listen to their environment with intention. It reframes listening as a way of thinking towards an act of reflection. Sonification is a way of experiencing data and the world anew.
Both the participatory workshop and the collective improvisation performance will introduce and invite the community to channel a form of freedom in the form of sound through the sound-making object, without the limitations of conventional music.