Talking To Plants

Talking To Plants

Talking to the plants

SonicDrift

Sonic Drift

Symptoms Riga

Symptoms Riga

Symptoms Riga

WORKSHOPS

Talking to the Plants
led by Ricardo O'Nascimento (BR) un Javier Busturia (ES) / Popkalab

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011, time: 12.00 – 18.00
Place: kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Maskavas street 12/1), 3rd floor

This workshop was developed by Ricardo O’Nascimento (BR) Gilberto Sparza (MX), Javier Busturia (ES), Jingni Wang (CN) and Jelle Decker (NL) as an output of the interactive sound installation "Plantas Parlantes".

During this activity the participants are invited to bring different plants and play with the sounds they generate. We are gonna build together a simple electronic circuit composed by an oscillator (to generate sound) and a variable resistor that creates sound.

Each plant produces a different sound and through experimentation we will discuss issues like: human x nature connection, ecology, urban gardening techniques and basic electronics concepts.

This workshop is especially fun for both kids and adults – perfect family activity!

We encourage people to bring plants from their home, this is important because it increase the relationship between the person and its plant. Any plant ready to be touched and into a pot will be suitable.

http://popkalab.com

If you are interested to participate in the workshop, please contact: Agnese Baranova <agnese [at] rixc.lv>, ph. +371-67228478.


SonicDrift
led by the memelab (CA)

Date: Friday, November 4, 2011, time: 12.00 – 17.00
Place: kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Maskavas street 12/1), 3rd floor

SonicDrift is an Android application created by the memelab that serves as a framework for realtime creation, playback, and editing of locative-sound maps. With the ability to read the users GPS location and access the internal hardware, you can 'write' location-based audio recordings to the phone, and 'read' these recordings, by yourself or others.

For Techno-Ecologies, the memelab will facilitate a participatory creation workshop that will work with members of the public and create an audio walk based on ideas generated in the workshop. Working with the aesthetic limitations of the app, they will conduct a facilitated group process towards developing thematic concerns and aesthetic strategies. Overall, the group would be working to identify the possibilities of placing sonic layers in shared space, ie. in 'reading and writing the sonic ecology'.

Participants are encouraged to bring their Android devices if applicable, but it is not necessary to have one in order to attend the workshop.

http://www.memelab.ca/sonic-drift

the memelab is a mobile set of experiments, bringing personal, political and aesthetic questions into collective conversation. Together, and with our allies, we strategize new hybrid works with video, sound, performance and the public.

http://www.memelab.ca

If you are interested to participate in the workshop, please contact: Agnese Baranova <agnese [at] rixc.lv>, ph. +371-67228478.


Symptoms Riga
led by Martin Howse (UK)

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2011, time: 12.00 – 18.00
Place: kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Maskavas street 12/1), 3rd floor and the city

And this is the reason why it is impossible in a visitation to prevent the spreading of the plague by the utmost human vigilance: viz., that it is impossible to know the infected people from the sound, or that the infected people should perfectly know themselves.

The Symptoms Riga workshop proposes a psychogeophysical excavation of plague sites, or electromagnetic buboes, within the city of Riga using constructed apparatus.

Psychogeophysics can defined as the combining of psychogeographic techniques (methods of wandering) with the study of geophysical traces (geophysical archaeology, the revealing of place).

Such methods of revelation embrace and are not limited to the esoteric (Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP), dowsing), the scientific, aesthetic, forensical (as a science also), archaeological, and the fetishistic or psychoanalytic.

Activities will include the dowsing, scrying and divining of buboes on the skin of the city, the rubbing, tracing and excavation of these sites (inscription and playback of the stone tape using self-built apparatus), and the overlay of skin/city surface within a micro-drama of electromagnetic contagion.

For the last three years, Martin Howse has been involved, alongside several artists and theorists, in elaborating the new discipline of psychogeophysics through laboratory-style events (in Germany, London and Norway) and exploratory field trips (in London, Suffolk, Berlin and Peenemuende).

http://www.1010.co.uk

If you are interested to participate in the workshop, please contact: Agnese Baranova <agnese [at] rixc.lv>, ph. +371-67228478.