For one day, Omenapuutalo will turn into a biochemical lab. If you are around Helsinki upcoming Friday, come and join!
23 Sep 2016 12:00 — 16:00
Lapinlahdentie 1, 00101 Helsinki, Finnland
At Omenapuutalo, the participants will be invited to join Kitchenlab experiences with Mindaugas Gapševičius, Elizabeth McTernan, and Wojtek Mejor. Mindaugas will conduct the workshop ‘My collaboration with bacteria for paper production.’ While examining a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY), participants will be introduced to bacterial paper. Led by Elizabeth, ‘Sun collaborations: A workshop introducing the cyanotype process’ is comprised of practical and discursive work devoted to the cyanotype technique, a photographic printing process that produces cyan-blue prints. For another papermaking workshop, ‘Bacterial Love Letters’, Wojtek takes back power over paper and brings it into the kitchen to make it toxin-free, natural (perhaps even edible), and out of plants readily available in the local surroundings.
The workshops are an opportunity for non-experts to connect with the basic properties of bacterial and plant-based paper production and photographic imaging, as well as to understand these as processes that are absolutely contingent on history, chemistry, environment, hand, and surface, and that anyone can access.
Other contributing artists: Hanna Bayer, Julia Huerter, Tanya von Barnau, Anja Knecht, Simona Žemaitytė, Willem van Hest, Carola Rümper, Tine Lohr, Daniela Ehemann, Sandra Becker, Mirce Liljehult, Ulrich Diezmann, Jakob Roepke, Zuzanna Skiba, Silke Bartsch, Martin Dege, Marcos Vidal, Cathrine Constanse Gjelsnes, Nia Pushkarova, Kenneth Pils, Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa, Mindaugas Gapševičius, Ricarda Wallhäuser, Matthias Roth, Penka Mincheva, Kim Dotty Hachmann, Bertram Schilling, Sibylle Hofter, Silke Klein Kalvelage, Christine Baumann, Linda Weiss, Vilma Šileikienė, Jürgen O. Olbrich, Elizabeth McTernan, Lina Rukevičiūtė.
The workshops are joined. Please register for three in advance below. The language of the workshops is English.
More info: http://festival.pixelache.ac/