Samstag 11. Februar 2017, 15 – 18 Uhr *Donation basis
A workshop with artist Alice Morey at Kitchenlab, Top Schillerpalais.
“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.
Comparable to stones and rocks which are formed over thousands of years through extreme heat and pressure, with this workshop we will mimic a process of change.
Alice Morey breaks the boundaries of traditional methods of painting by working with chemical experiments and creating her own rituals in material processes that lead to large format paintings. Methods she uses combine categorizations of object, painting and performance. Using materials ranging from clay, home-made charcoal,pigments to hydrochloric acid.
Kitchenlab. TOP Association for the Promotion of Cultural Practice
For a couple of weeks >top Schillerpalais will turn into a public biochemical lab developed by TOP association in order to propose a platform for rediscovering knowledge, and along it, past, present and future*. The lab arrangement of the kitchen provides an atmosphere for discourses about the world and society, including cultural heritage and scientific knowledge, fermentation and distillation, humans and other living beings. It explores possibilities of a societal shift towards understanding and consciousness of the human species as a balanced element of the ecosystem we live by and within. Kitchenlab aims to gather those interested in working between the studio, the kitchen, and the laboratory, where food culture, experimental lab culture, and artistic and creative practice overlap.
During transmediale Vorspiel 2017, the audience will be invited to join Kitchenlab experiences with Mindaugas Gapševičius, Penka Mincheva, Matthias Roth, Kim Dotty Hachmann, Elizabeth McTernan and Alice Morey.
* Here the reference is to Donna Haraway’s concept of Chthulucene introduced in “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene: Making Kin,” published in Environmental Humanities, vol. 6, 2015, pp. 159-165
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