21 junio 2013

Workshop & Performance "The body as a sound post-gender instrument" en Galerie Futura - Berlin


“The body as a sound post-gender instrument” by Akelarre Cyborg 

Workshop for building wearables : vocal fashions 
Through simple circuits we will create sound exo-sculptures that will serve our body mutation. No former experience is needed. 

July 3rd - 4th, 6th
Workshop language: English
Group size: 15 participants
Venue: alpha nova-kulturwerkstatt & galerie futura, Am Flutgraben 3, 12435 Berlin
Please register here: mail@alpha-nova-kulturwerkstatt.com

Participation fee:
The access to the workshop is free.
The price of the kits varies depending on the devices that each participant wants to build
1- amplifier 35€
2- polyphonic synthesizer 45 €
3- possible complements: microphones or piezo electric with connectors and cables. 10 €

“The body as a sound post-gender instrument” is part of the project “fashion x – Genderkritische Perspektiven auf Kleidung und Mode“ at alpha nova-kulturwerkstatt & galerie futura
(www.alpha-nova-kulturwerkstatt.de/projekte)


Workshop Description

Our work amplifies the body to a wider range of meanings, performing other entities and cyborgs in order to finish with the ideology of gender. We wear electronics and produce noise to open the closed body and destroy representation. Trans bodies generating peripherical optics, diffracted matter in constant change. Our costumes are alchemical instruments that invert fashion, understanding and revealing our natures instead of clothing them.

[Transnoise & Quimera Rosa] invite you to a cyborg coven. The covens were gatherings between witches. If we aloud ourselves to dissociate them from religious definitions of witchcraft, we would find a set of practices that, through the manipulation of symbols, bodies, objects, signs and surroundings, aim at the creation / modification of the world.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own every day materials for the body modification process. This can be anything, from silicone gloves to plastic textures, stuff from your kitchen, something that you stored and never used. The idea is to change their function and possibly their appearance!

In this workshop our bodies will be modified by different types of prosthesis (modification of body image, creation of new organs and body functions elaborated by recycled materials and low cost electronics.) Through this process we will sketch hybrid identities that search to escape an infinite
list of dichotomies like natural/ artificial, humane/ machine, human/ animal, man/ woman, homo/hetero, art/life, science/ pre-technologic....

Schedule:

July 3rd
12:00 to 14:00 Presentation of concepts and ideas
15:30 to 20:30 Choose your devise - think of your prosthesis

July 4th
12:00 to 14:00 Construction of devise and prosthesis (exo-sculpture)
15:30 to 20:30 Construction of devise and prosthesis (exo-sculpture)

July 6th
12:00 to 14:00 Jam experiment - gathering for final testing
21:00 collective public presentation / performance in form of a jam audiovisual ritual

Also see http://www.alpha-nova-kulturwerkstatt.de/workshop-the-body-as-a-sound-post-gender-instrument-by-akelarre-cyborg/