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15:34 

Make Munich 2016



Last weekend I was leading a new workshop called "Thread the Sunshine In!" at this year's Make Munich. We were integrating a solar motor into a soft circuit, which would run either from a solar cell if the weather allows it, or from a 3V coin cell battery. Everything was sewn onto a piece of felt with velcro or buttons around the corners, so that you could be flexible and attach your solar motor to your hood, backback, shirt or whatever is well exposed to sun beams.


 

This time the workshop was slightly different for me and for everybody else. We were being filmed by BR for a short video on the TV. Same week before the workshop I've been interviewed in my studio about women and the maker movement. The video is still available here.













This year's Make Munich was huuuge! It moved to Zenithhalle, which is three times as bis as Tonhalle. So there were even more makers, visitors, events, robotic competitions, 3d printers, etc. etc. than previously.

Many thanks to the organisers Martin & Jenny, all the volunteers, and especially a guy from Munich Maker Lab who spontaneously assisted me throughout the whole workshop with soldering, gluing and taking most of the above pictures! Such an amazing support, thank you so so much!




@темы: Geekery, Make Munich, Munich, Teaching, Workshop, etextiles, make, maker culture, motor, soft circuit, solar, wearables

02:15 

Artists in Support of Ukraine - Exhibition opening

Recently I took part in a group exhibition organised by a Kiev-born artist Natalia Zurakowska, who is my former arts teacher and whom I dearly love. It was a charity exhibition, so as all money from the sold artwork was donated to support the refugees in Ukraine.







For this exhibition I created three embroidered portraits in traditional colours, inspired by Ukrainian fairy tails. A good example for this type of folklore is a tail of the fox, the cat and the cock: "Котик та пiвник", which I used as an audio source for the portrait of the granny. The idea to display e-embroidered artwork this way is borrowed from a Spanish artist Oh!villo, whom I discovered some time ago and whose work I find utterly beautiful and subtle.




Apart from e-embroideries I also exhibited three prints from the previous 100 Word Pilgrimage shows (Croydon in South London, Rotherhithe in East London, and the Munich edition: Kriechbaumhof in Haidhausen).


In the end, we managed to collect a decent sum of money which was given to a very trustful Ukrainian charity organisation. My fox now lives with the amazing Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow  who bought it (check out her fantastic work and masterly acrylic water reflections). And I, for my part, was very tempted to buy Natalia's Ukrainian village cat :)

Brigitte's graphic work
Natalia's new Ukrainian-themed paintings

Amazing textile work by Irina Lupyna





@темы: Arts, Beddow n Battini, Exhibition, Geekery, Illustration, Munich, soft circuit

17:12 

I feel very honoured to be part of a virtual exhibition space called the Spam Project initiated by Markus Rico and Carolina Romano. It is related to glitch art, digital media art and surveillance.  Supported by my super talented husband we've contributed a text which you can read at the bottom of this post or watch it exhibited in the virtual space here. It's like going to an exhibition but staying at home at the same time! Check it out!




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Recent events:
UAMO Festival: a literally underground festival or urban culture. I exhibited my Strait Tablecloth, which I discovered all torn apart and broken on the last day of the show. Which actually means that the resonance was really good, as people were not only actively interacting but were also trying to break free from the restrictions imposed by the installation. Lesson learned: you never know where the artwork is going to take you!

Make Munich: a huge maker fair was a big fun again! This year I was collaborating with eHaJo, who made a special circuit board for my workshop! So this time we made robots which changing smileys. I had participants who came from various cities just to take part in my workshop! And I also had my lovely friend Anna from Athens assisting me, which was a great help!  Read more about the whole event on Hannes's eHaJo blog.

pic by Cut & Tear
pic by Anna Kartasi


Upcoming events:
Next week the 100 Word Pilgrimage Munich is going to London! After a successful exhibition in Munich in May, me and some other Munich artists are paying a visit to our colleagues in London! We are going to explore the hidden gems of London, describe them in words and colours. Stay tuned for updates on our adventures on the island!

Also, at the moment there's a next 100 Word Pilgrimage exhibition in London, at the W3 Gallery. It's called Go West. Pop by if you're around. It features my Rotherhithe illustration.










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@темы: Arts, Beddow n Battini, Exhibition, Illustration, Media Art, Munich, Workshop, wearables

20:00 

My Haidhausen Illustration

Just realised I haven't actually posted neither the illustration nor the animation I've made for the last 100 word pilgrimage show. Must have been too destructed by the whole admin and orga work. So here it goes! If you haven't done so yet, you can have a sneak at what other artists have produced on our webpage over here.

This illustration depicts Kriechbaumhof - a wooden hostel for workers from the 19th century, and the history connected to it. (Here's a short article about it with pics.) Also, you should know that I had my prenatal course in this cute house, and lovely Petra, who's written the 100 words about this place, once had her creative writing course there. So all these aspects are part of the story.







@темы: Beddow n Battini, Arts, Exhibition, Illustration, Munich

21:42 

ANTWORT DER DINGE - an audio hacking workshop at Lothringer13

Last spring I held a one-day workshop in collaboration with a textile artist Stefan Wischnewski. The workshop was supplemental to the exhibition "The Answer of Things" at the city gallery Lothringer 13. It was a fun day of tinkering with kids with an experimental approach to electronics and its strict rules. Definitely a new experience for me!














@темы: wearables, soft circuit, Workshop, Teaching, Munich, Media Art, Geekery

04:19 

Getting ready for Make Munich 2014

I'm happy to be part of this year's Make Munich again - a super fun hacker & maker festival. (I've written about it last year here, and here's the Christmas edition of the festival.) It will take place from 1st until 2nd November at the Tonhalle.

Some time ago Ruben from the orga team came over to my studio to create the first letter for this year's logo together. The M should symbolise wearable technology - totally my cup of tea. Here's what we came up with within a short time:






@темы: wearables, Munich, Media Art, Geekery

03:16 

100 Word Pilgrimage - Exhibition in Munich

I've been absent from this space for a good reason known to most of my readers, but now a thorough catch up is needed!

Despite working on a very tight schedule, everything was finished just in time for the exhibition.
Prior to the opening there was an article about me and the project in the Sueddeutsche, an interview in BR (Bavarian Radio), a post on Arts in Munich, etc, etc.

Luckily we got some financial support from the city and others, and thus could implement almost all the ideas we had. For instance, we prepared the "pilgrim packages" which contained postcards of all the 21 artworks. These postcards also included our quiz questions around the respective places. The visitors were offered to explore the hidden places of the city for themselves and could find the answers at these specific spots, attached to bicycles.

For more background information about the project and all the artwork created for the project, check out the website I've built shortly after the show: http://100wordpilgrimage-munich.tumblr.com/














The opening night was fabulous! We even had Wumi and Tatiana - Beddow n Battini members who came over from London. And a 8-string guitar virtuoso Alexander Vynograd was a invaluable addition to the evening. I am very grateful to all the Munich artists who participated with their artwork, organisational brilliance and devotion to the project! I was so lucky to have such talented and reliable artists on board! I also want to thank the whole PLATFORM team, who supported us with all possible means, gave us the space for a whole month, with technical, financial and all possible issues.




@темы: Arts, Beddow n Battini, Exhibition, Illustration, Munich

21:23 

100 Word Pilgrimage is coming to Munich!

Ever since I've been back to Munich, I wanted to introduce the concept of the 100 Word Pilgrimage exhibitions we've done with Beddow n Battini collective in London. (Here is what I've written about the three previous shows focusing on different parts of London in December 2012, April-May and June 2013.) The concept is very simple and prolific: first the writers embark on a pilgrimage to a specific place or area of the city and write down their impressions in 100 words. Then they pass these writings on to the illustrators, who pursue this narrative with visual means. Finally, the animators combine the writings and illustrations and bring the whole story to life, embedding their own ideas and impressions. During the exhibition visitors can access the animations with their smartphones or tablets, using the augmented reality app Aurasma.

Flyer design: Mirko Kahl, illustration: Rosy Wilson





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And now it's finally official! The opening of the 100 Word Pilgrimage Munich will be on 8 May 2014, 7pm at PLATFORM, Kistlerhofstr. 70 (U3 Aidenbachstr.)! It will run from 9th until 12th May, from 11am until 7pm. (You can sign up for this event on FB.) Throughout the whole exhibition it will be possible to go on a self-initiated pilgrimage to the places we picked for our artwork, solve some riddles on the way there and discover the city from a new angle.  During the weekend we'll be also offering artists & writers talks at their spots in the city. Watch out for further details coming soon!

What's new about the Munich edition of the project, is that we added an international flavour to it: I was very lucky to gather a lovely and very talented team of Munich artists from different areas and backgrounds. I also invited the Beddow n Battini artists from London who came down to Munich last week to develop new artwork in collaboration with the local team of artists and writers.

Wumi & Tyutchev
Ice cream and sun at Wei


@темы: Arts, Beddow n Battini, Exhibition, Illustration, Munich

14:42 

Fairy-tales-telling Bags - Workshop with Stadtbibliothek Milbertshofen

This is a workshop I've been doing at the Situlischule in North Munich end of February, assisted by the super talented Fanny. It was commissioned by Stadtbibliothek Milbertshofen as part of their programme "Echt Sch


@темы: Media Art, Munich, Teaching, Workshop, soft circuit, wearables

16:31 

Edible Keyboard - maKey maKey Workshop for KJR Fachtag

So as I already mentioned in the previous post I had to take a cab in London at 3am, in order to get the train to Gatwick, to get the 6.20am flight to Munich, take the S-Bahn from the airport, run into my place and grab everything for the workshop, rush after the next S-Bahn to Pullach to get to the workshop on time :) 

Set in a beautiful castle, my maKey maKey workshop was part of the New Media conference for  Kreisjugendring employees (a huge pedagogical organisation in Munich) on 21 February.
























To get started after an introduction to technical maKey maKey details, we constructed a playground on the floor for a simple colour game in Scratch, in which participants were making one of the electrical connections by stepping with their bare feet on a piece of foil, and the other by touching their team partner. We had lots of fun!

The next task for the young teachers was to design an interactive environment, which would involve the objects in the room. It was inspired by this amazing HacKIDemia musical room project in Austin. One of the teams wired up the whole buffet Alice-in-Wonderland-style, making touch-sensitive giggling fruits, musical coffee cups and other drinks, etc. The second team adjusted some of the audience's chairs, but adding buttons and foil to it, so that the chairs would laugh out loud when touched. These creations caused a big confusion, once everybody gathered in the hall, coming back from all the other workshops to share their experiences.



In the end every workshop group presented their results to each other. So my group decided to let everybody play the bare-feet colour game once again ))

It was a very joyful workshop with inspiring participants, and despite a sleepless night I did not feel tired at all. Great fun! Thank you so much Alice for organising the whole day, for inviting me and for taking part yourself as well!




@темы: Geekery, Media Art, Munich, Teaching, Workshop

16:31 

Edible Keyboard - maKey maKey Workshop for KJR Fachtag

So as I already mentioned in the previous post I had to take a cab in London at 3am, in order to get the train to Gatwick, to get the 6.20am flight to Munich, take the S-Bahn from the airport, run into my place and grab everything for the workshop, rush after the next S-Bahn to Pullach to get to the workshop on time :) 

Set in a beautiful castle, my maKey maKey workshop was part of the New Media conference for  Kreisjugendring employees (a huge pedagogical organisation in Munich) on 21 February.
























To get started after an introduction to technical maKey maKey details, we constructed a playground on the floor for a simple colour game in Scratch, in which participants were making one of the electrical connections by stepping with their bare feet on a piece of foil, and the other by touching their team partner. We had lots of fun!

The next task for the young teachers was to design an interactive environment, which would involve the objects in the room. It was inspired by this amazing HacKIDemia musical room project in Austin. One of the teams wired up the whole buffet Alice-in-Wonderland-style, making touch-sensitive giggling fruits, musical coffee cups and other drinks, etc. The second team adjusted some of the audience's chairs, but adding buttons and foil to it, so that the chairs would laugh out loud when touched. These creations caused a big confusion, once everybody gathered in the hall, coming back from all the other workshops to share their experiences.



In the end every workshop group presented their results to each other. So my group decided to let everybody play the bare-feet colour game once again ))

It was a very joyful workshop with inspiring participants, and despite a sleepless night I did not feel tired at all. Great fun! Thank you so much Alice for organising the whole day, for inviting me and for taking part yourself as well!




@темы: Geekery, Media Art, Munich, Teaching, Workshop

16:31 

Edible Keyboard - maKey maKey Workshop for KJR Fachtag

So as I already mentioned in the previous post I had to take a cab in London at 3am, in order to get the train to Gatwick, to get the 6.20am flight to Munich, take the S-Bahn from the airport, run into my place and grab everything for the workshop, rush after the next S-Bahn to Pullach to get to the workshop on time :) 

Set in a beautiful castle, my maKey maKey workshop was part of the New Media conference for  Kreisjugendring employees (a huge pedagogical organisation in Munich) on 21 February.
























To get started after an introduction to technical maKey maKey details, we constructed a playground on the floor for a simple colour game in Scratch, in which participants were making one of the electrical connections by stepping with their bare feet on a piece of foil, and the other by touching their team partner. We had lots of fun!

The next task for the young teachers was to design an interactive environment, which would involve the objects in the room. It was inspired by this amazing HacKIDemia musical room project in Austin. One of the teams wired up the whole buffet Alice-in-Wonderland-style, making touch-sensitive giggling fruits, musical coffee cups and other drinks, etc. The second team adjusted some of the audience's chairs, but adding buttons and foil to it, so that the chairs would laugh out loud when touched. These creations caused a big confusion, once everybody gathered in the hall, coming back from all the other workshops to share their experiences.



In the end every workshop group presented their results to each other. So my group decided to let everybody play the bare-feet colour game once again ))

It was a very joyful workshop with inspiring participants, and despite a sleepless night I did not feel tired at all. Great fun! Thank you so much Alice for organising the whole day, for inviting me and for taking part yourself as well!




@темы: Geekery, Media Art, Munich, Teaching, Workshop

16:31 

Edible Keyboard - maKey maKey Workshop for KJR Fachtag

So as I already mentioned in the previous post I had to take a cab in London at 3am, in order to get the train to Gatwick, to get the 6.20am flight to Munich, take the S-Bahn from the airport, run into my place and grab everything for the workshop, rush after the next S-Bahn to Pullach to get to the workshop on time :) 

Set in a beautiful castle, my maKey maKey workshop was part of the New Media conference for  Kreisjugendring employees (a huge pedagogical organisation in Munich) on 21 February.
























To get started after an introduction to technical maKey maKey details, we constructed a playground on the floor for a simple colour game in Scratch, in which participants were making one of the electrical connections by stepping with their bare feet on a piece of foil, and the other by touching their team partner. We had lots of fun!

The next task for the young teachers was to design an interactive environment, which would involve the objects in the room. It was inspired by this amazing HacKIDemia musical room project in Austin. One of the teams wired up the whole buffet Alice-in-Wonderland-style, making touch-sensitive giggling fruits, musical coffee cups and other drinks, etc. The second team adjusted some of the audience's chairs, but adding buttons and foil to it, so that the chairs would laugh out loud when touched. These creations caused a big confusion, once everybody gathered in the hall, coming back from all the other workshops to share their experiences.



In the end every workshop group presented their results to each other. So my group decided to let everybody play the bare-feet colour game once again ))

It was a very joyful workshop with inspiring participants, and despite a sleepless night I did not feel tired at all. Great fun! Thank you so much Alice for organising the whole day, for inviting me and for taking part yourself as well!




@темы: Geekery, Media Art, Munich, Teaching, Workshop

23:12 

Christmas tree decorations at FabLab - 21 Decemeber

I am finally paying off my last December debt by sharing these bathed-in-the-beauty-of-the-winter-sunlight pictures and very engaged faces during my last workshop at the FabLab Munich.

I was holding this pre-Christmas session in the new space of the FabLab, who have finally moved from the cellar to this bright airy room. The participants had the choice of either making a Christmas card or a Christmas tree decoration, and everyone went for the second option (probably a bit late for cards just two days prior to the holiday).

It was the first time I had a mixed-age workshop for both kids and adults (ok, one adult, to be honest), and I was pleased to see that it worked very well. Hurray to new formats and inspiring participants! And a big thank you to Birgit & Andreas from the FabLab for the all-around support!




@темы: Geekery, Media Art, Munich, Teaching, Workshop, soft circuit, wearables

00:35 

Kafe Kunst Fest at Kafe Kult

On December 15 I took part in the Kafe Kunstfest organised by lovely people at Kafe Kult. I have never been there before, and it turned out to be a little bit hard to reach, but very bohemian and Berlin-style venue with sprayed walls and vintage furniture. Kafe Kunstfest is a self-organised non-profit arts DIY festivals with exhibitions, gigs, design items, etc.

I was showing my current project The Strait-tablecloth (Die Zwanstischdecke), in which I explored new ways of food sharing as an essential part of social life, challenged by constant virtual presence and communication. A dining table is traditionally at the heart of daily information exchange within every family. Every Friday my sister celebrates Sabbath and this is the time when the whole family comes together to exchange news, discuss books and films and make plans. However, as two of her children already possess smart phones, they tend to take this opportunity as a mental escape, while actually still being physically present. This was my initial motivation to investigate into the influence of new technologies and new media on social and cultural aspects of of meal sharing. So, as a first step of my inquiry I created a tablecloth which makes interaction between the people around the table more exciting, but at the same time very restricting and rather uncomfortable. A tablecloth which dictates its own social rules, refraining people from using touchscreens and forcing to focus on those who are physically present. Dining at this table you either collaborate or starve.

After setting everything up, I could finally take a look at my neighbours' stands.

This is lovely Paula who makes amazing jewelry from electronic garbage. (I mentioned her in my previous post on XMake Fair).

Steffi and Klaus were also selling their artwork and clothes.

Back to my bananas. 

This was my tiny workshop lab

And here is me explaining the project

And here is a visitor explaining the project to his friends :)
Thanks to the organisers for such a lovely event! I met so many young creatives and enthusiastic visitors! And thanks to Severin for taking some of the above pictures.

And here is a bonus: a picture of my London-based OSA colleagues Emilie and Gareth, who were the very first people to test the very first prototype of the project.




@темы: Arts, Exhibition, Geekery, Media Art, Munich, Workshop, physical computing

03:47 

XMAS Maker Fair


Initiated by the founders of Make Munich, XMake was a fairly spontaneous affair with little publicity. Nevertheless, the place was very crowded, and the location itself very central and bright, with fantastic panoramic views on the city and the Alps. This time I had an army of supporters, as I dragged along Ilja, Emilie and Gareth, so it was a very relaxing workshop experience for me. There were many other fun things to do, geeky and less geeky ones. You could print in 3D, bake Pl


@темы: Geekery, Media Art, Munich, Teaching, Workshop

05:09 

OSA workshop at the LMU


Wow, seems like I've been silent since October . It's time to catch up with all the exciting December things.

First of all, my lovely London friends and OSA-colleagues Emilie and Gareth were over to give my students an introduction to physical computing and a rough idea of critical thinking and methodologies. This full-weekend-workshop was a compulsory part of my current seminar "Interactive Media for Children" for art pedagogy and art & multimedia students at the LMU.

In the beginning Emilie and Gareth were telling about their background and giving insights into OSA projects and critical methods in creative practice. After half an hour it was time to unpack the newly-arrived arduinos and get everybody's hands on them! We started with the basic examples like LED blink and light-sensitive resistors (if you are about to learn arduino yourself, there are very nice examples and tutorials on the arduino webpage). We proceeded with building a bio-sensory device from OSA's previous workshop Rebooting Computing (check out the super detailed wiki-page of the project with all tutorials and background information).



By the end of the day we were introducing our personal little projects to the students, created specifically for this workshop. Unfortunately, there are no pictures, as all of us were simultaneously busy. But you can look into the code of each project here (yes, we are the open systems association!), and hopefully we'll put up some pictures soon!

On the second day the students were supposed to come up with an arduino-based project idea in groups, and prototype it within three hours. I was very impressed how quickly each group agreed upon an idea and how far all the groups got in the end! We had an anti-pollution project with a suffering planet if it was touched by the power station, or a happy planet if planted with a tree. Another project was a dating heart, used for comparing the answers of a couple. And the third one was a physical rock-paper-scissors game where you had to touch the object of your choice.


Two great days of physical computing,  British English and mostly happy faces :))) What a joy!
A big thank you to Gareth & Emilie, and also to Karin who made way for this collaboration despite the jungles of German bureaucracy.





@темы: Geekery, Goldsmiths, LMU, Media Art, Munich, Teaching, Workshop, physical computing

02:12 

Bits & Bobs

Next week is the start of the new term at the university and I'm gonna teach a newly established  seminar on Interactive Media for Children at the LMU, which involves many exciting cooperation partners! Also, I'm setting up a media theory reading group. Primarily for art & multimedia students, but basically all students and teachers you are welcome to join: computer scientists, future art educators, philosophers, sociologists and so on.
Also, me and Ilja have created a new blog called What's on in M


@темы: Workshop, Teaching, Munich, Media Art, LMU

21:17 

The mural video is out

At last!
As some of you may know, last January I was commissioned to draw a Cabaret-inspired mural at 47/49 Tanner Street (a film set occasionally used by the BBC, a creative space for local artists and communities, and and and). The filmed material which was lying around ever since, is now being dug out from the dark dungeon of accumulated data, cut and polished! Working on this footage reminded me of how much fun those couple of days in London were. And after long pondering I've even found a soundtrack I really liked: it's one of Pollina's (also known as Pollyester) numerous music projects called Kamera Kino. Thanks again, Wumi, Rosie and Scarlett at 47/49 Tanner Street, Tania and Adeeb!


 
Recently, I've started spending more time on researching what our Bavarian capital has to offer, earmarking events and exhibitions I'd like to visit in Munich. I'm happily sharing it here, as there are actually cool things going on, but I find it really tough to find them. Nothing comparable to Time Out or Londonist over here.


THINGS TO DO IN MUNICH THIS WEEK (2-6 October):
Wednesday, 2 October:
MUSIC: Hauskonzerte - concerts organised in tiny cozy venues, you never know in advance where the next one is going to be... And you need to be quick to sign up for a concert once it's announced.

MUSIC: Rage Against Abschiebung Festival in Feierwerk dedicated to refugee relief, with various bands, etc.

Thursday, 3 October:
ARTS: My friends Steffi (rag treasure) and Klaus will be setting up an installation called "Zelle" at a pub called Fridas Kunstkammer, Steinheilstr.10, U2 Theresienstra


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@темы: Munich, Illustration, Beddow n Battini, Arts

01:32 

KIKS Kinder Kultur Sommer 2013

For the last two weeks I was working with Spielkultur again, this time at the KIKS Kinder Kultur Sommer - a festival for school children in their last week before the summer break. It was my first experience working with a whole school class and working for 9 hours almost non-stop. And I tried out many new things I have never done before: I was teaching how to programme Lego Mindstorm robots, how to create stop-motion cartoons, as well as how to draw and colour comics digitally. Have a look at the cute kids at work!

Kids working on a stop-motion film about Bavarian Simpsons in the circus. You can check out the results here.
Working on a super clever sci-fi comic
and bringing some digital colour into the hand drawn pictures
Inventing edible musical instruments with MaKey-MaKey
our venue: the Old Congress Hall






@темы: Munich, Teaching, Workshop

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