Superfactory (TM) is a non registered trademark by displaced dilemma.
Superfactory(TM) provides an adjustable framework to creatively deal with global capitalism by creating new forms of production. Look at your surroundings, what can you do with the objects and processes that are immediately available? The more you do locally, the quicker globalism is drained of its power to distort the only life we have. Use the material of random re-sources and become a Prosumer within Superfactory(TM)!
Bring DIY into your practice and regain creative expressions!
This engaging and eclectic three-day workshop/seminar/happening will
address several parallel topics within the idea of sustainable creative
practices. These will include foundations of collaborative exchange; DIY
(Do-It-Yourself) culture; interactive art; ascii art; sonic/sound art;
food art; open source; knowledge sharing/building; open-channel dialogue
Participants will have the opportunity to check out three possible areas
of working that interest them on a first-come-first-serve basis. There
will be plenty of opportunities to share what we collectively learn no
matter what area you work on yourself.
We want to invite participants to become Prosumers — both a producer
and consumer here in this mix of factory and supermarket where you can
exploit yourself instead of being exploited.
Produce your own parts and join the Plug-In-Party with other Prosumers!
One specific collaborative project will be the construction of a
data/video projector from easy-to-find components — this will provide
direct, hands-on experience in electro-mechanical fabrication as well as
a great intro to the DIY concept. Students interested in sonic work will
be introduced to practices around field recording and processing data to
create visual-sonic content. The food portion of the workshop will be an
open exploration of the cooking and eating experience as a fundamental
element of any collaborative creative practice (Plug-in-Soup / Salad).
The workshop presenters will engage participants in lively discussion of
contemporary creative practices. And while we do have a plan, we are
happy to accommodate alternate pathways of engagement based on topics
that are directly relevant to participants. Participants are welcome to
bring their own tools, ideas, and creative resources into the situation.
Previous experience with technology is NOT necessary, and students from
any and all disciplines are warmly welcome to attend and bring their
ideas into the mix. Students interested in contemporary developments in
socially active, grassroots, hybrid, networked, open source, sound, and
visual arts are encouraged to participate.
It’s about you with us, what can we do?
The workshop will culminate with a visual-sonic-edible-jam-chill-
session-party-event-happening on the final Saturday evening of the
workshop. So please, (don’t) bring your MP3/CD/USB-Stick/USB-Drive/
Nothing is already there, there! How do you bring home the bacon?
The workshop is presented by Superfactory(TM)
D.I.Y. OR DIE: How To Survive as an Independent Artist
A FILM BY, FOR AND ABOUT INDEPENDENT ARTISTS
DIY Video Beamer Tutorial (in German):
DIY workshop space, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 2008
Cathedral ambience, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 2008
Garbage truck in front of the hostel window, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 2008
Taxi ride to airport, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 2008