[spectre] Two workshops within the Transmediale Vorspiel programme: How do I prepare myself to be cloned and Compressing Time

Mindaugas Gapševičius mi_ga at o-o.lt
Wed Feb 8 01:41:47 CET 2017

Upcoming Friday and Saturday we propose two workshops within the 
Transmediale Vorspiel programme: How do I prepare myself to be cloned 
and Compressing Time. For more information see bellow


Transmediale Vorspiel Event #1 : How do I prepare myself to be cloned
A Workshop with Mindaugas Gapsevicius

Top Schillerpalais, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
Donation basis

The “How do I prepare myself to be cloned” workshop dives into the very 
nature of the organism, which, throughout its life cycle, demonstrates 
the ability to self-replicate. This workshop is about cloning myself.
Referring to mythological hybrids like Pegasus, centaurs, mermaids, or 
minotaurs we will discuss up to date technologies enabling to construct 
these organisms. We will also take a look into the DIY polymerase chain 
reaction (PCR) machine and electrophoresis chamber for the DNA analysis. 
The allocated time is short, but we may work on the things also the next 
days, weeks, months..

Mindaugas Gapševičius (b. 1974) is an artist, facilitator, and curator 
based between Berlin, Weimar, and Vilnius. He holds an artistic 
associate chair at Bauhaus University, Weimar. His artworks question the 
creativity of machines and do not presume humans to be the only creative 
force at work. http://www.triple-double-u.com

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/805983296209327/


Transmediale Vorspiel Event #2 : Compressing Time
A workshop with artist Alice Morey

Top Schillerpalais, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
Donation basis

“Compressing Time” is a workshop about the transformation of natural 
found materials using intense heat. A site specific and processed- based 
workshop collecting twigs and branches from the local area of 
Schillerkiez, to then slowly compress the material to make charcoal.
Trees grow over many years and shed their branches. By slowly adding 
heat to them they will tranform into another element.
Comparable to stones and rocks which are formed over thousands of years 
through extreme heat and pressure, with this workshop we will mimic a 
process of change.

Alice Morey breaks the boundaries of traditional methods of painting by 
working with chemical experiments and creating her own rituals in 
material processes that lead to large format paintings. Methods she uses 
combine categorizations of object, painting and performance. Using 
materials ranging from clay, home-made charcoal,pigments to hydrochloric 
acid. http://alicemorey.com/

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/247121552395772/

TOP Association for the Promotion of Cultural Practice

For a couple of weeks >top Schillerpalais will turn into a public 
biochemical lab developed by TOP association in order to propose a 
platform for rediscovering knowledge, and along it, past, present and 
future*. The lab arrangement of the kitchen provides an atmosphere for 
discourses about the world and society, including cultural heritage and 
scientific knowledge, fermentation and distillation, humans and other 
living beings. It explores possibilities of a societal shift towards 
understanding and consciousness of the human species as a balanced 
element of the ecosystem we live by and within. Kitchenlab aims to 
gather those interested in working between the studio, the kitchen, and 
the laboratory, where food culture, experimental lab culture, and 
artistic and creative practice overlap.

During transmediale Vorspiel 2017, the audience will be invited to join 
Kitchenlab experiences with Mindaugas Gapševičius, Penka Mincheva, 
Matthias Roth, Kim Dotty Hachmann, Elizabeth McTernan and Alice Morey.

* Here the reference is to Donna Haraway’s concept of Chthulucene 
introduced in “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene: 
Making Kin,” published in Environmental Humanities, vol. 6, 2015, pp. 
159-165 www.environmentalhumanities.org

More info: http://www.top-ev.de/kitchenlab/

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