Workshop at DanseFestival Barents 2014

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General Info

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dusjagr & pin | postgender body-hacks

Electronic performativity and vibrant matter

Keywords: do-it-yourself, DIY electronic circuits, do-it-with-others, brain hacks, body hacks, cyborg interfaces, LED-in-Ear, dream machines, noise


What you perceive is not the totality of what exists... from sound to light, touch to noise, circuit to brain.

This workshop is based on the making and use of simple DIY (do-it-yourself) electronic devices that amplify a signal to make sound&noise - whether this be from the human body (galvanic skin response), a plant or the earth (soil, snow and ice).

DON'T PANIC with the electronic circuits, it is just a way to facilitate understanding and to go towards technological autonomy of the body, mind and free environment.


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Preparation / Materials

Impressions from the Workshop and Travel

Flying over Finnmark...

dusjagr is in the local press, Finnmark Dagblad

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and they think i am spanish :-)

Workshop Mentors

Dr. Marc R. Dusseiller aka dusjagr

Dr. Marc R. Dusseiller is a transdisciplinary scholar, lecturer for micro- and nanotechnology, cultural facilitator and artist. He works in an integral way to combine science, art and education. He performs DIY (do-it-yourself) workshops in lo-fi electronics, hardware hacking, microscopy, music and robotics. He was co-organizing Dock18, Room for Mediacultures, diy* festival (Zürich, Switzerland), KIBLIX 2011 (Maribor, Slovenia), workshops for artists, schools and children as the former president (2008-12) of the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, SGMK. In collaboration with Kapelica Gallery, he has started the BioTehna Lab in Ljubljana (2012 - 2013), an open platform for interdisciplinary and artistic research on life sciences. Currently, he is developing means to perform bio- and nanotechnology research and dissemination (Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art) in a DIY fashion in kitchens, ateliers and in developing countries. He was the co­organizer of the different editions of HackteriaLab 2010 ­ 2014 ­Zürich, Romainmotier, Bangalore and Yogyakarta.

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Paula Pin aka pin

Paula Pin is Transhackfeminist performer and researcher. Graduated in Fine Arts from Barcelona and Sao Paolo, Her work ranges from drawing to abstract video to circuit bending to investigations at the frontiers of biology, art and queer science. Her performance piece Medusa from 2010 mixes mythology, ecology and criticism of consumer culture while Udre from 2009, is an automatic drawing machine created from an old umbrella and an Arduino. In 2011 she was awarded a grant from Vida to develop her Photosinthetik Symphony – data from sensors attached to plants and her own body generate sound in a program created in Pure Data. In 2012 she was invited to a residence in Nuvem, a rural art centre in Brasil, to develop her work, focusing especially on photosynthesis. In parallel she creates home made synthesizers, gives workshops, and investigates the practice of noise. The work of Paula Pin blurs the distinctions between machine, animal and plant, and opens up new horizons in the performance of the lab. At present she setup, co-habitats and works with Klau and Julito in the transhackfeminsit hardlab of bio-electro-chemical experimentation, Pechblenda, where they continue generating knowledge and technological autonomy. Across disciplines they wish to enter fully into the matter of a multiple body, be it organic, artificial or fusion of both.


Earlier workshops by dusjagr & pin, et al

NanoŠmano – LifeSystems / ŽiviSistemi, Sep 2012

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BioSense DuDu workshop as part of NanoŠmano – LifeSystems / ŽiviSistemi. Paula Pin, Marc Dusseiller, together with the NanoŠmano Team, Romie, Stefan and Bostjan.

Mobile Labs Hackathon, BioKINO, Ljubljana - Maribor, June 2013

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biotranslab-openscience @ aRtropocode, Sep 2014

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Arte y Ciencia en el Mar, Sep 2014

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DIY Submarine Exploration Workshop @ Arte y Ciencia en el Mar, Gijon

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