DAAL @ cellsbutton#06 – DARK CELLS Festival in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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“Through the darkness skies are gonna show
– Obituary-Dead Silence”

We performed three workshops at the cellsbutton#06 – “DARK CELLS” Festival held by HONF in Yogyakarta, Indonesia:

Bamboo Tensegrity Kinetics:
“The aim of the current workshop is to build such structures in small scale with a few components, primarily bamboo sticks and elastic rubber strings, just to experience a more sophisticated way to build robot bodies.”

Gardening in Dystopia:
“The workshop will explore the complexity of recreating and maintaining nature in a closed environment. Using DIY methods we will build different industrial hydroponic gardening solutions for your home, bunker, submarine or spaceship.”

These workshop were held at Rempah Rumah Karya in Solo, which is a forum for professionals in creative industries, especially designers, architects, artists, and salespeople.

The third workshop been the CellsKiD workshop at the SD Kanisius Kenalan Primary School, a green primary school in Indonesia, where we build some toothbrush robots and had a lot of fun!!!

cellsbutton#06 festival text:
” What we know about dark matter, is that it is a new kind of unseen particle that falls readily into galaxies and clusters. The fact that it is dark means that it is neutral, rather than electrically charged; in general, charged particles interact readily with light, and would not be dark. The fact that the dark matter is concentrated in galaxies and clusters indicates that it is slowly moving; particles of this form are referred to as “cold.” What could the cold dark matter be made of ? We are not at all sure, although numerous theories have been proposed.

There are so many possibilities that we can reach. We would be doing ourselves injustice were we to kill our curiosity. Why should we feel sufficient; why should we fear the dark. Why should we walk on bright, smooth roads when there are so many other roads to choose which, despite being far from comfort, offer various possibilities? Culture, art, science and technology are not merely to consume, but to lead us towards various other possibilities. If our body could not reach them, should our mind too cease to do so?
Let our abilities and knowledge roam the dark realms. Let our body walk on the dark side. Let us understand the dark and turn it into light. Because if art and science were dead, only will and knowledge remain.”

Visit the HONF cellsbutton website- there’s lots of nice & interesting stuff and we would like to say a BIG, HUGE thank you to all the HONF people!

DAAL & DKIA @ Art.on.Wires
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Art.on.Wires Festival May 10 - 13 2010, all day 10.00 - 23.00 Kanonhallen, Oslo, Norwa

Art.on.Wires
A Laboratory for Live and Interactive Art & Technology
May 10 – 13 2010, all day 10.00 – 23.00 Kanonhallen, Oslo, Norway

We will perform two workshops in cooperation with DKIA at the Art.on.Wires Festival in Oslo, Norway: BoBo –Gadgetto & Playful Spaces. At the BoBo – Gadgetto workshop, we will build a wearable and interactive LED display. At Playful Spaces we will toy with the constraints & resources of gadgetry and modify it for some “artistic” purpose.
Visit the Festival Page- there’s lots of nice & interesting stuff.
If you’re interested in participating in one of the upcoming workshops, you need to register here.

“Art.on.Wires is an open laboratory for live and interactive art where researchers, engineers and practitioneers from various fields collaborate to explore and create a new generation of media technology for artistic performances and mixed-reality spaces.

We invite choreographers, dancers, singers, actors, musicians, composers, DJs, VJs, visual artists, programmers, set designers, light engineers, sound engineers and interested researchers to join our laboratory. The four-day event will feature workshops on artistic programming tools and interactive technologies, dorkbot talks and experimental performances. Art.on.Wires takes place in an old industry hall which will be equipped with interactive technologies to serve as a space for artistic and scientific experimentation.

Our main topics are Space and Interaction. Artistically we are interested in interactions with smart performance spaces and interactions between people in remote networked performance spaces. On the engineering side issues of interest are the integration of Vision, Sound and Motion technologies into a local space to enable remote and mixed-reality interactions.”

Keynote Talks

* Tue 11/5, 14-15h: Mark Coniglio, Troika Ranch
* Wed 12/5, 14-15h: Atau Tanaka, Chair of Digital Media, Director of Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Dorkbot Talks

Mon 10/5, 20-23h: The purpose of dorkbot talks is to give all Art.on.Wires participants and local artists from Oslo a platform for informal presentation of their work. The evening is open to everyone and there is no entrance fee. Talks are strictly limited to 10min and 2min for questions afterwards. Talks must be registered on-site between 18h00 and 19h45 on Monday 10th.

Workshops

Art.on.Wires is structured into guided workshops which happen at the beginning of the festival, followed by spontaneously organised free workshops where people can gather to work on an idea or concept. See the workshop page for details.

Live Concerts and Experimental Performances

* Tue 11/5, 20-23h: Line-up TBA
* Wed 12/5, 20-23h: Line-up TBA

Open Laboratory

Thu 13/5, 14-18h: On the last day we open the doors of our laboratory space to everyone. In particular, we invite children and families to visit us, explore the installations we’ve designed and watch the performances we’ve created.

If you are arround Oslo, so feel free to drop by!!!

Art.on.Wires Website
Art.on.Wires Program

Art.on.Wires Oslo,Norway

Emanuel Andel, Christian Gí¼tzer und Thomas Margolf

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Christian Gützer and Emanuel Andel presented some of their works in the field of circuit bending and afterwards they held an open toybending-workshop. They were joined by Thomas Margolf, aka Frau Holle aka firestARTer.
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