penicillin on orange

>My very first attempt to grow Penicillin

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.
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Transmediale Vorspiel Event #6: Distillation

with Matthias Roth

24.02.2017 3-6pm

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.
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Transmediale Vorspiel Event #4 : The Body of Dough

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.
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Transmediale Vorspiel Event #3: Sun collaborations: A workshop introducing the cyanotype process

A workshop with artist Elizabeth McTernan.

17.02.2017 3-6pm

“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.
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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.
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Kitchenlab @ Vorspiel Opening, ACUD MACHT NEU

On 20 January 2017 at 18:00 the Vorspiel opens at ACUD MACHT NEU, preceding the 2017 edition of transmediale and CTM Festival. The pre-festival program, coordinated by transmediale/resource, transmediale, and CTM festival continues the mission of strengthening and expanding the Berlin based network of organizations, galleries, independent project spaces, and other venues from the field of digital art and culture as well as experimental music and sound art.
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Kitchenlab at Interfiction

Kitchenlab @ Interfiction

interfiction XXIII/2016

Kassel, 18. – 20. November 2016
Medienprojektzentrum Offener Kanal im KulturBahnhof

Of course, time travel refers to knowledge. Forgotten or not yet discovered. For a couple of hours Interfiction will turn into a biochemical lab developed by TOP association in order to propose a platform for rediscovering knowledge, and along it, past and future. Read More

Kitchenlab stockholm

Kitchenlab at Alt_Cph16 Crosscuts

Kitchenlab stops at the Copenhagen’s alternative art fair Alt_Cph 16 Crossscuts, which takes place between September 2-4 2016 at The Factory of Art & Design. In 2016 Copenhagen’s alternative art fair Alt_Cph gathers platforms and initiatives working beyond the scope of the conventional artist-run space. The invited participants share an artistic practice that is crosscutting with everyday systems and structures, making them products of their surroundings, and vice versa.

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'Baby Blue' - a prototype polymerase chain reaction (PCR), c 1986 by Science Museum London

Machine Copy: A PCR workshop ─ Day 1 & 2

Join us this Friday and Saturday for the next Forever Alpha meetup: a workshop on DIY machinery for biolabs. While attendance is limited, the PCR machine constructed during the workshop will be available for further public use in the developing biohacking kitchenlab at >top Schillerpalais.

Friday, August 12, 2016 10:00 AM
to Saturday, August 13, 2016, 6:45 PM
Discussion and result presentation Saturday, August 13, 2016, 6:30 PM

@ >top Schillerpalais, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Berlin

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Kitchenlab @ Project Space “Sodų 4”
, Vilnius


03-05 August 2016
Project Space “Sodų 4”
, Vilnius

For one week in the begining of August “Sodų 4” space will turn into a laboratory space and a mini-residency space for a group of artists from Berlin, working together on the project titled “Kitchenlab”. Curated by artist and curator Mindaugas Gapševičius, this project will introduce a series of experimental workshops, presented over three days, aimed at enhancing the use of equipment available in the home kitchen. The event will end with the presentation of results and a silent auction on Friday 5th August.
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