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Spinterfields: Biochymickal Arts

Started: Sept. 13, 2013, 6 p.m.
Ended: Sept. 15, 2013, 6 p.m.

Description

[EN] FoAM's Splinterfields workshops explore emerging technological arts through the lens of preindustrial crafts and contemporary sciences. In Biochymickal Arts we get our hands dirty with bio-hacking as we learn the fundamentals of biochemistry and the craft of fermentation.

During the workshop we entangle theoretical discussions about biochemical concepts with hands-on experiments in a wet lab and kitchen. The workshop is designed as a master class, bringing together practitioners and enthusiasts in the art, science and technology of biochemistry and fermentation to learn from one another and find connections between their respective fields of interest.

If you are interested in participating, please send us an email at bxl@fo.am, with a short bio and a few sentences about why you'd like to participate and what skills/knowledge you'd like to share with others. Participation fee is 30 EUR (which includes catering and materials).

Biochymickal Arts is a part of the Splinterfield series, co-produced with Constant, nadine and OKNO, supported by the Flemish Authorities.

http://fo.am/splinterfields/

 

[NL] FoAM's Splinterfields workshops bekijken opkomende technologische kunsten door de lens van pre-industriële ambachten en hedendaagse wetenschappen. Elke workshop verweeft een traditionele ambacht met een verwante wetenschappelijke praktijk en een recent technologisch proces. Door abstracte wetenschappelijke concepten te betrekken op praktische experimenten, willen we de essentie van onze instrumenten en technieken beter begrijpen, vergeten ambachten nieuw leven inblazen en de onderliggende onderlinge verbondenheid van kunsten, wetenschappen en technologieën diepgaand ervaren. In Biochymickal Arts maken we onze handen vuil met bio-hacking, terwijl we de grondslagen leren van biochemie en het ambachtelijk proces van fermentatie.

 

[FR] Splinterfields, les ateliers de FoAM, explorent les arts technologiques émergentes à travers le prisme des métiers pré-industriels et des sciences contemporaines. Chaque atelier joint un métier traditionnel à une pratique scientifique liée et un processus technologique récent. En tissant des concepts scientifiques abstraits et des expériences pratiques, nous voulons mieux comprendre l'essentiel de nos instruments et techniques, revitaliser des métiers oubliés et faire l'expérience viscérale de l'interconnectivité sous-jacente des arts, sciences et technologies. Dans Biochymickal Arts nous rendons nos mains sales au bio-hacking en apprenant les principes essentielles de la biochimie et le métier de la fermentation.

 

Location

FoAM - Brussels
Koolmijnenkaai 30-34
1080 Brussels
Belgium

Splinterfields Workshops

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