Hackteria's Empathetic Taxidermia Lab
24 Sep 2016 11:00 — 14:00
Lapinlahdentie 1, Helsinki
'Hackteria's Empathetic Taxidermia Lab' is a durational, collaborative and explorative experimentation on taxidermy with Marc Dusseiller, a co-founder of the Hackteria network. The aim of the lab is to investigate artistic practices and traditional craft with living/non-living media to reconnect us with our ecosystem and ourselves.
Taxidermy is the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals for display, study or just simply preservation. It has been around for centuries in various implementations from hobbyists' anthropomorhic representations of imagined human happiness, to contemporary artists.
The pre-festival lab will be set up between 8th and 20th September at Temporary, a newly opened sandbox for practice-based research into experimental interactive formats in Kallio, Helsinki. During these days several special events on DIY taxidermy will be held. The summary of the discoveries and accomplishments made during 'Hackteria's Empathetic Taxidermia Lab' will take place on 24th September in Lapinlahti (Omenapuutalo) during Pixelache Festival days.
In order to participate in any of 'Hackteria's Empathetic Taxidermia Lab' activities please fill the registration form below. All registered participants are ought to come to the inauguration event which will take place on 9th September at Temporary. During that event, you will be introduced to a more detailed schedule of 'Hackteria's Empathetic Taxidermia Lab' so you can decide how much and in what way do you want to be involved in its activities.
For detailed schedule and venues please see the list below.
Pre-festival special events of 'Hackteria's Empathetic Taxidermia Lab' at Temporary (Kolmas linja 7):
- 10.9. at 18: Lab Inauguration & Apéro (participation advised to everyone who wants to anyhow take part in Hackteria's Empathetic Taxidermia Lab and its events)
- 13.09 at 17 - 21: Open Empathetic Taxidermia Lab "Bring Your Own Rat"
- 17-18.09 at 14 - 18: Next Gen Taxidermy 2.0 Kit Making Workshop.
- 21.09 at 17 - 21: Open Empathetic Taxidermia Lab "Bring Your Own Fish"
Festival presentation of 'Hackteria's Empathetic Taxidermia Lab' findings at Omenapuutalo (Lapinlahti):
- 24.09 at 11 -14: Empathetic Taxidermia workshop: Show and discuss process from DIWO Taxidermia Lab
The info about 'Hackteria's Empathetic Taxidermia Lab' process and developments is being gathered and documented on the Hackteria Wiki.
'Hackteria's Empathetic Taxidermia Lab' is a project by Hackteria and Ferment Lab. It is supported by Pixelache's Ferment Lab project and it's community and is partially financed by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
About Marc Dusseiller
Dr. Marc R. Dusseiller (CH) known as dusjagr is not only a transdisciplinary scholar, lecturer for micro- and nanotechnology, cultural facilitator, artist, but also a nomadic researcher and workshopologist. He works in an integral way to combine science, art and education. He performs workshops around the world in lo-fi electronics and synths, hardware hacking for citizen science, DIY microscopy and helps in making DIY / DIWO laboratories for creative biological experimentation with living media happen. Co-founder of SGMK, in Switzreland, and the global Hackteria network, recently he initiated the Center for Alternative Coconut Research.
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