How do I prepare myself to be cloned?
Freitag 10. Februar 2017, 15 – 18 Uhr *Donation basis
A Workshop with Mindaugas Gapsevicius at the Kitchenlab, >top Schillerpalais.
The “How do I prepare myself to be cloned” workshop dives into the very nature of the organism, which, throughout its life cycle, demonstrates the ability to self-replicate. This workshop is about cloning myself.
Referring to mythological hybrids like Pegasus, centaurs, mermaids, or minotaurs we will discuss up to date technologies enabling to construct these organisms. We will also take a look into the DIY polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine and electrophoresis chamber for the DNA analysis. The alocated time is short, but we may work on the things also the next days, weeks, months.. or?
Kitchenlab. 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 http://environmentalhumanities.org/
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