MARGHERITA PEVERE: BIOTECHSTIL [21-23 MAY 2018,17H-20H]

In Rampa Lab we are hosting an Italian artist Margherita Pevere, who investigates leakiness and transformation of biological and technological matter. Her practice employs a unique constellation of installations, performances, visual and video works, collections of plant and animal relics, workshops, and collaborations with bacterial cultures.  On the workshop, which will be happening within Initiative ČIPke – an initiative for researching the conditions for women who are active in the context of science, technology and media art, focus will be placed on the esthetic potential of microbial cellulose and philosophical questions that rise when dealing with hybrid bodies in art and design. Microbial cellulose is a natural polymer, produced by numerous bacteria and algae, which remarkably resembles paper or leather and is used for many artistic and design porpoises.

Transdisciplinary workshop is meant for participants with various (previous) knowledge (students, artists, designer etc.). Participants will aquire the knowledge of producing microbial cellulose with DIY technique, than they will investigate it esthetic potential with the focus in wearable technology.

For participation, you do not need any previous knowledge; bring only storage jar (with a lid) and a note book. Number of places is limited, therefore apply on email: info@rampalab.org.

MENTOR: Margherita Pevere
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 12
DATE:  21. – 23. May 2018  from  17h to 20h
LANGUAGE: English

 ČIPke is an open community for which membership is not required. For participation, you do not need any previous knowledge, only a curious eye, ear and eager fingers. All the materials needed for the workshop will be provided for. The workshop are intended for women only. The environment will be kind to any questions regarding electronics, programming, etc, even the most basic ones.

ABOUT THE MENTOR: Margherita Pevere (DEU/FIN) is an artist and researcher investigating leakiness and transformation of biological and technological matter. Her practice employs a unique constellation of installations, performances, visual and video works, collections of plant and animal relics, workshops, and collaborations with bacterial cultures. In her symbiotic practice as artist-researcher, Margherita Pevere combines scientific protocols and DoIt-Yourself inquiry with intense, sophisticated aesthetics. Beyond her fascination with organic materials and processes, her practice is informed by a deep interest into symbolism, history, and controversy of the materials she adopts.

Supported by Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture, program of European Commission for research and innovation Horizon 2020, Student’s Organization of Ljubljana.