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Workshop: “I, Machine and Energy Harvesting“
Microprocessors implanted in a human, or prostheses mounted on a human might be driven by ultra low voltages gained from the human body. Ultra low voltages could also be used for charging devices like watches or phones. But how about using the gained voltages for leisure? Or fixing damaged motor skills?
The experiments invite to reconsider the properties of electricity, which are an essential ingredient of matter. While proposing the use of electricity harvested from human body, the experiments bring the user closer to conceptualizing the future, defined by merged living and non-living matter.
Participants will build devices powered by own bodies. The workshop will end up with a self reflective performance, enhanced by sound and visuals.
Workshop organized by: Mindaugas Gapševičius, Wolfgang Spahn
Date & time: May 25 10:00-20:00; May 26 10:00-20:00; May 27 10:00-20:00.
Presenting the results: May 27, 19:00.
Registration: please send short motivation letter to email@example.com
Mindaugas Gapševičius obtained his MA at Vilnius Academy of Arts in 1999, and his MPhil at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016. Since 2016, he has been conducting PhD research at Bauhaus University, Weimar, where he holds an artistic associate chair. Gapševičius’ works question the creativity of machines, and do not presume humans are the only creative force. www.triple-double-u.com
Wolfgang Spahn is an Austrian-German visual artist. His immersive audio-visual performances merge the technically distinct production of images and sounds. Spahn’s art explores the field of analogue and digital media and focuses on both their contradiction and their correlation. wolfgang-spahn.de