For our exhibition at the art fair we called artists to work with petri dishes and jars on the topic of islands. As well under this topic we will show ‘Fleeting Sea – Measuring the Coastline of a Puddle’, a c-print by Elizabeth McTernan and ‘An Opportunity for an Island’, a video of a performance by Ventsislav Zankov.
Please come and join our DIYbio workshops on Saturday and Sunday, 10th and 11th of June at Maker Faire Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4–6, 10963 Berlin.
Saturday June 10
10:00 – 11:00 — Let it glow! (Mirela)
11:00 – 12:00 — Living Glitter (lusi)
13:00 – 14:00 — Algature (Fara)
15:00 – 16:00 — Pigments (Ale & Flavia)
17:00 – 18:00 — Mycorrhizal networks (miga)
Algature workshop with Fara Peluso about Diatoms and how to grow them.
Saturday 28th April 3-6pm
Diatoms are photosynthetic microalgae that produce 20% of the oxygen on Earth. They are the most important little organisms that most people never heard of! Although tiny, diatoms play an immense role in keeping the planet’s ecosystem working. They’re important mediators of carbon and oxygen cycles, an integral component of marine food webs and the principal cycles of silica, which constitutes 25% of the Earth’s crust.
Workshop with Mindaugas Gapsevicius
Saturday, April 22, 3pm @ >top Schillerpalais
Penicillin is a group of antibiotics produced from penicillium fungi lurking around bread, citric fruits, and all around. It kills a number of pathogenic bacteria and is considered to be a kind of useful antibiotic for humans. While actually growing penicillium molds, we will talk about interaction between fungi and bacteria. We will also discuss up to date issues around antibiotics and probiotics.
with Matthias Roth
Distillation is a simple chemical process of separating the component substances from a liquid mixture by selective evaporation and condensation. The oldest described distillation equipment dates from about 5500 b.c. which was a pot with top on which sponges where mounted and just squeezed after boiling. Common uses of Distillation are extracting gasoline from petroleum and producing Ethanol. On this we will focus in this workshop.
With Penka Mincheva.
Penka will be introducing an unusual way to work with glass in a kitchen laboratory circumstances. Up to 15 to 20 min can be enough for the glass to fuse in a microwave kiln. Most common glass in the everyday surrounding contains up to 50-80 % of SiO2. The transformation can be seen in a short term.
A workshop with artist Kim Dotty Hachmann
How does the dough grow? What does it need for it? Discovering the secrets of dough mixing and dough kneading. Together we want to acquire this knowledge, then try to see how the dough can become a body and how the body can become a dough. How can we transfer this principle to our bodies? Through the hands of others feel our own body. How can these two approaches become an artistic one, which is expressed in different forms such as sculpture, photography, film or performance. The workshop also serves the exchange of life recipes and mindfulness practice as a part of kitchen magic.
A workshop with artist Elizabeth McTernan.
“Sun collaborations: A workshop introducing the cyanotype process” workshop on cyanotype which is a photographic printing process producing a cyan-blue print and can be performed on a variety of papers and textiles. While the photo chemicals are painted onto the print surface in a dark room, the print itself is made outside, under direct sunlight. The process uses two chemicals: ammonium iron (III) citrate and potassium ferricyanide, which are both safe to handle and easy to obtain.