Intermedia Art

ECOSS. ECOSYSTEMS OF THE UNEXPECTED 2019

Where arts, nature, technology, science and society meet, under a feminist perspective.

A KÒNICLAB initiative

ECOSS proposes a programme of events that promote dialogue in a transversal manner, between disciplines such as art, ecology, biology, physics, electronics, biomedicine and philosophy with the objective of picturing our everyday influence over the environmental equilibrium.

From a feminist perspective.

How do women contribute to investigation, technological development and new concepts to rebalance our environmental relationship with the Earth, move away the hierarchical axis from anthropocentrism and to deconstruct identities?

ECOSS is a space led by women, with a programme of debates, investigation labs, workshops and art that wants to approach a big audience, using surprising and original proposals, formats and contents.

Defying conventional narratives, ECOSS presents an interactive approach to new artistic languages and to the ever-expanding territories of cultural transversality, where technology is presented to us to reinvent the living arts and our relationship with others, humans and non-humans alike and the space that surrounds us.

An unseen digital culture, unclassifiable and visionary, that provokes an encounter with the unexpected.

 

// FULL PROGRAMME ‘ECOSS’ FESTIVAL 2019

Two centres of cultural interest in the city of Barcelona will be the hosts to this new edition of the ECOSS Festival.
OCTOBER 15, 16 and 17
FÀBRICA DE CREACIÓ_FABRA I COATS. BARCELONA
OCTOBER 24 and 25
LA BONNE _CENTRE DE CULTURA DE DONES FRANCESCA BONNEMAISON. BARCELONA

Multipurpose Room 2 /ST. ANDREU AREA TUESDAY OCTOBER 15_ FABRA I COATS
#WORKSHOP
16:00– 19:00
SOUND ART. CHARACTERIZATION AND SPACE RECREATION.
//#1. SOUND RECORDING WORKSHOP
Directed by Lina Bautista and Víctor Jiménez

Multipurpose Room 2 WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16_ FABRA I COATS
#WORKSHOP
16:00 – 19:00
SOUND ART WORKSHOP. CHARACTERIZATION AND SPACE RECREATION.
//#2. SOUND IDENTITY WORKSHOP
Directed by Lina Bautista and Víctor Jiménez
19:00 – 19:30
//OPEN DOORS. SOUND ART WORKSHOP CONCLUSIONS.
Directed by Lina Bautista and Víctor Jiménez
#LIVE ARTS
19:30
LINALAB, MULTIPLE SINGULARITY.
//SPACIALISED SOUND FREQUENCIES CONCERT
Directed by Lina Bautista
20:30
#01BRUMA.
//INTERMEDIA CONCERT-PERFORMANCE OF PLANTS AND POST-HUMANS
Directed by Kònic Thtr
With Viktòria Köhalmi
FiC EXTERIOR (CYANOVAN)  
#LIVE ARTS
16:00-20:00
BIO.TRANS.LAB. OF QUEER ECOLOGIES: GENDER, SEXUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT.
//MOBILE LAB CYANOVAN
Directed by Paula Pin
20:00
BIO.TRANS.LAB. OF QUEER ECOLOGIES: GENDER, SEXUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT.
//EDITORIAL PRESENTATION “FROM BIOPOLITICS TO BIO.TRANS.LAB”
Directed by Paula Pin
Multipurpose Room 1  
#R+D+I
16:00-19:00
EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTION SPACE
//RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT #01BRUMA
Directed by Kòniclab with Colectivo ene_ene
#LIVE ARTS
18:30
COMMENTED SCREENING.
//TRANSVERSAL DEVICES: BODY AND TECHNOLOGY
Directed by Citlali Hernández

Multipurpose Room 1 THURSDAY OCTOBER 17_ FABRA I COATS
#R+D+I
16:00– 19:00
EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTION SPACE
//RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT #01BRUMA
Directed by Kòniclab with Colectivo ene_ene
19:00
OPEN DOORS. EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTION SPACE.
//RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT #01BRUMA
Directed by Kòniclab with Colectivo ene_ene

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24_ LABONNE
#WORKSHOP
17:00– 20:00
BIO.TRANS.LAB. WORKSHOPS OF QUEER ECOLOGIES: GENDER, SEXUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT.
//MODULE 1: MICROSCOPE CONSTRUCTION WITH WEBCAM
Directed by Paula Pin
#LIVE ARTS
 20:00
PERFORMATIVE LECTURE: WEAVING WEBS OF IDENTITIES IN TRANSIT #1
//SYMBIOGENESIS: INTERSECTIONS AND OTHER AGENCIES
Directed by Laura Benítez
20:30
PERFORMATIVE LECTURE: WEAVING WEBS OF IDENTITIES IN TRANSIT #1
//“PASAPALABRA CTHULUCENO”
Directed by Helen Torres

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25_ LABONNE
#WORKSHOP
17:00– 20:00
BIO.TRANS.LAB. WORKSHOPS OF QUEER ECOLOGIES: GENDER, SEXUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT.
//MODULE 2: SELF-EXPLORATION WITH SPECULUMS, STAINING AND VIEWING OF VAGINAL CELLS
Directed by Paula Pin
20:00
OPEN DOORS. BIO.TRANS.LAB. WORKSHOPS OF QUEER ECOLOGIES: GENDER, SEXUALITY AND ENVIRONMENT.
//BIO.TRANS.LAB. WORKSHOP CONCLUSIONS
Directed by Paula Pin
#LIVE ARTS
20:00
DEBATE: WEAVING WEBS OF IDENTITIES IN TRANSIT #2
//GENDER AND INTERMEDIA ART: ON THE SECOND SKIN
Participants:
Anna Carreras (Coding and Art)
Irene Vicente (La Cia Pelipolaca)
Anastasia Pistofidou (Fabricademy; FabTextile)
Moderates: Lis Costa (Flux)


OCTOBER PROGRAMME >> FABRA I COATS

15, 16 and 17 Programme – FABRA I COATS (Barcelona)
FORMATION ACTIVITIES (SUBSCRIPTION)
TUESDAY OCTOBER 15
::Sound Context. Characterization and space recreation.
//SOUND ART WORKSHOP #1: Sound recording workshop.
Directed by: Lina Bautista and Víctor Jiménez
SCHEDULE: 16:00– 19:00
PLACE: Fabra i Coats (Barcelona). Multipurpose Room 2.
PRICE: Two-day ticket (15€) / One day ticket (10€)
MORE INFO: https://ecoss-context_sonor.eventbrite.es/
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO TICKET PURCHASING
Creative but practical workshop of field recordings realization. We’ll record many sonorities while using professional sound recorders, with the teachers’ guide. This workshop’s objective is centered around learning how to catch the most representative sonorities of a place and to be able to contextualize it sound-wise. This way, we’ll better understand the sounds that surround us and configure the sound reality of our environment.
Lina Bautista: Composer and producer. Has performed around the world as Linalab.; Familiar DIY; producer at Synth Vicious; member of Sons of Barcelona; Mediaestruch and professor at SAE Institute and the master’s degree on Sound Art.
Víctor Jiménez: Telecommunications Engineer and producer at So Factory. Project manager at i2CAT Foundation and Bit Lab Cultural. Institute of Culture of Barcelona’s city government. Manages the project School of Rock.

 


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16
::Sound Context. Characterization and space recreation.
//SOUND ART WORKSHOP #2: Sound Identity Workshop.
Directed by: Lina Bautista and Víctor Jiménez
SCHEDULE:
16:00– 19:00
PLACE:
Fabra i Coats (Barcelona). Multipurpose Room 2.
PRICE:
Two-day ticket (15€) / One day ticket (10€)
MORE INFO: https://ecoss-context_sonor.eventbrite.es/
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO TICKET PURCHASING
Creative and experimental workshop where methods and digital techniques of sound design for images will be applied, to work around the sound identity of a space. In this workshop we’ll learn to design an environment’s sound identity using digital tools to prepare geolocated soundscapes in the area, neighbourhood and equipment.

 


ACTIVITIES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
::Sound Context. Characterization and space recreation.
//SOUND ART WORKSHOP CONCLUSIONS.
Directed by: Lina Bautista and Víctor Jiménez
SCHEDULE: 19:00– 19:30
PLACE: Fabra y Coats (Barcelona). Multipurpose Room 2.
Open doors activity in which attendees and teachers will share their experiences and processes of the previous two workshops.

 

//LIVE ARTS. LINALAB, Multiple Singularity.
Directed by: Lina Bautista
SCHEDULE: 19:30– 20:30
PLACE: Fabra y Coats (Barcelona). Multipurpose Room 2.
Using the sounds previously recorded during the Sound Art workshops, Lina Bautista will perform a live concert open to the public.

 

//LIVE ARTS. #01Bruma.
Directed by: Kònic Thtr
With Viktòria Köhalmi
SCHEDULE: 20:30
PLACE: Fabra i Coats (Barcelona). Multipurpose Room 2.
Concert and performance that will evolve from the sound and visual signals, captured live from a sensible vegetable set and connected to an interactive device made by kòniclab for this piece.
Kònic thtr is a Multimedia Dance Company based in Barcelona dedicated to contemporary creation at the confluence of art and new technologies.
Kònic Thtr, an artistic platform based in Barcelona dedicated to contemporary creation at the confluence of art and new technologies. Rosa Sánchez and Alain Baumann are the drivers of the conceptual, creative and technological line of Kònic (Thtr & Lab). Both have a long professional career in relation to new technologies applied to installation, performance, dance and theater.

 

:: BIO.TRANS.LAB. of Queer ecologies: gender, sexuality and environment.
//Mobile Lab CyanoVan.

Directed by: Paula Pin / Pechblendalab
SCHEDULE: 16:00-20:00
PLACE: Fabra and Coats (Barcelona). Mobile Unit CyanoVan (exterior).
In the mobile laboratory Bio.Trans.Lab, a process will be opened by the interested parties. A process of replication and documentation of the devices to be used will be made and their suitability and use to biomedical research will be shown. Therefore, it is proposed to activate the tools that make up the open laboratory, showing the documentation of each device and activating the corresponding protocols.
Paula Pin: bioart and noise performer; designer of feminist technologies; Research and experiment with free technologies. He carried out Fotosyntetika, which combines gender, technology and nature. Bachelor of Fine Arts; develops DIY-DIWO technologies, biohacking and open hardware electronics. Participates in Pechblenda and Transnoise; activist; collaborates with “Hacktería” since 2012. He has co-designed mobile laboratories for research in ecological, gynecological and health issues.

 

:: BIO.TRANS.LAB. of Queer ecologies: gender, sexuality and environment.
//Editorial Presentation “From biopolitics to Bio.Trans.Lab.”
Directed by: Paula Pin
SCHEDULE: 20:00
PLACE: Fabra and Coats (Barcelona). Mobile Unit CyanoVan (exterior).
Performed lecture to which “From biopolitics to Bio.Trans.Lab” will be presented through two fanzines. Dissemination prepared to share with the public the processes and technological developments made during the afternoon session. The fanzines presented function as manuals for the replication and use of the devices that make up the mobile laboratory.

 

//TRANSVERSAL DEVICES: BODY AND TECHNOLOGY
Directed by: Citlali Hernández
SCHEDULE: 18:30
PLACE: Fabra and Coats (Barcelona). Multipurpose Room 1.
Citlali Hernández, also known as Turbulente will comment on her artistic practice, with transdiscipline, body and technolgy as the main topics.
Citlali Hernández was born in Mexico City. She developed around arts and design, channeled through perfomances. Co-founded the multimedia collective #FFFF and is part of the Barcelonese electronic art company n_n.

 


WEDNESDAY 16 AND THURSDAY 17
::EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTION SPACE
//Research and development project #01Bruma.
In charge of: Kòniclab with the ene_ene Collective.
SCHEDULE: 16:00-19:00
PLACE: Fabra and Coats (Barcelona). Multipurpose Room 1.
The conceptual reference explores the impact of the technosphere on the biosphere with the aim of articulating a hybrid nature system where the organic part consists of plant elements that create a digitally captured and sensible environment. The electronic part will allow interacting with the visual and sound device based on the value of several ambient sensors: light, humidity, temperature, soil moisture.
Kòniclab, an artistic platform based in Barcelona dedicated to contemporary creation at the confluence of art and new technologies. Rosa Sánchez and Alain Baumann are the drivers of the conceptual, creative and technological line of Kònic (Thtr & Lab). Both have a long professional career in relation to new technologies applied to installation, performance, dance and theater.
Kòniclab is the framework where Kònic Thtr‘s lines of research and artistic experimentation are developed, linked to TICS technologies, which have applicability in interactive stage projects (choreography and new dramaturgies) and audiovisual installations. Kòniclab’s activity is focused on articulating technological development and contemporary creation.
The ene_ene collective is formed by Citlali Hernández, Andrés Costa, Nicolás Villa and Marc Sans, who create their different disciplinary knowledge to create electronic art, performance and installation pieces. Its research and production has as its center of reflection the body – machine. His projects have been part of different shows and festivals in Spain and Latin America.

 


THURSDAY 17
:: EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTION SPACE
//Research and development project #01Bruma.
In charge of: Kòniclab with the participation of the ene_ene collective.
SCHEDULE: 16:00-19:00
PLACE: Fabra and Coats (Barcelona). Multipurpose Room 1.
The experimental production spaces of Kòniclab and the ene_ene collective will end with an open house session to share with the public the processes and technological developments carried out.

 

  • First part closure at Fabra i Coats

 


PROGRAM 24, 25 – LABONNE (Barcelona)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
::Workshops of Bio.Trans.Lab. of queer ecologies: gender, sexuality and environment.
//Module 1: Construction of microscopes with webcam.
Facilitates: Paula Pin
SCHEDULE: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SPACE: Francesca Bonnemaison Women’s Culture Center
PRICE: Payment 2 workshops (15€) / Ticket 1 workshop (10€)
MORE INFO: https://ecoss-biotranslab.eventbrite.es/
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO TICKET PURCHASING
Practical workshop of creation of microscopes with webcams. Thanks to the fanzines that will be used as manuals, we will be able to manufacture a basic and priority tool for biomedical with an object outside this field of work / research. We will lay the foundation for home biology.

 

Performative Lecture: Weaving Identity Networks in Traffic # 1
//Symbiogenesis: intersections and other agencies
Conducted by Laura Benítez
SCHEDULE: 8:00 PM / 8:30 PM
SPACE: Francesca Bonnemaison Women’s Culture Center
What are the points of active resistance? Which are the practices and tasks worked around biotechnology? In this intervention we’ll get to know the intersections between evolutive biology, artistic practices and aesthetics and the potential to become beneficial or detrimental towards arguments and ideas from experimental investigation on matter.
Laura Benítez: Doctor in philosophy. Her line of research connects philosophy, art and technoscience. Critical and Cultural Studies professor at La Massana (Centre d’Art i Disseny) and of Technology at Elisava. Worked for CCCB as a coordinator and has been a guest researcher at the Centre Ars Electrònica and MACBA’s Center of Studies and Documentation. She currently collaborates in various research projects and is the director of the Biofriction project (Creative Europe).

 

Performative Lecture: Weaving Identity Networks in Traffic # 1
//’Pasapalabra Cthuluceno’
Conducted by Helen Torres
SCHEDULE: 8:00 PM / 8:30 PM
SPACE: Francesca Bonnemaison Women’s Culture Center
In this intervention we’ll learn about some of the proposals Donna Haraway developed during her last book “Seguir con el problema”. After a brief presentation, the public will be part of a game of definitions to know the concepts collectively.
Helen Torres: she works from a feminist and anti-colonial perspective the articulation between language, art and politics. Author of a novel and an anthology. Specialized on the works of Donna Haraway, from whom she’s translated to Spanish “El Manifiesto Cathuluceno desde Santa Cruz”.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25
::Workshops of Bio.Trans.Lab. of queer ecologies: gender, sexuality and environment.
//Module 2: Self-exploration with speculums, staining and viewing of vaginal cells.
Facilitates: Paula Pin
SCHEDULE: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
SPACE: Francesca Bonnemaison Women’s Culture Center
PRICE: Payment 2 workshops (15€) / Ticket 1 workshop (10€)
MORE INFO: https://ecoss-biotranslab.eventbrite.es/
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO TICKET PURCHASING
Thanks to the practical use of the microscope developed in the previous course and the fanzine dedicated to microbiota flora and techniques of use, we will carry out our own analysis and studies on our body. In addition, we will perform the ascetic acid test, to detect damaged cells that could lead to cancer.

 

::Bio.Trans.Lab. Workshops of queer ecologies: gender, sexuality and environment.
//OPEN DOORS. Conclusions of the Bio.Trans.Lab workshops.
Facilitates: Paula Pin
SCHEDULE: 20:00
SPACE: Francesca Bonnemaison Women’s Culture Center
Final presentation of the project and sharing of the results of the two workshops with the public.

 

Weaving Identity Networks in Traffic # 2
//Gender and intermedia art: on the second skin.
Participants: Anna Carreras, Irene Vicente, Anastasia Pistofidou
Moderator: Lis Costa
SCHEDULE: 8:00 PM
SPACE: Francesca Bonnemaison Women’s Culture Center
Debate round table about image, the representation of feminine bodies in media, communicative experience of the skin/expanded body through anything digital and interactive and about the fashion industry and the new biotextile alternatives.
Irene Vicente: art historian specialised on scenic arts history at University of Barcelona and La Sapienza (Roma). Director and scriptwriter at Institut de Teatre (Barcelona/Vic). Director of the theatrical company Pelipolaca. Producer at the company Heartbreak Hotel.
Anastasia Pistofidou: greek architect formed at the Aristotile University of Thessaloniki, specialized in technologies of digital manufacture. Master’s degree on Digital Tectonics (Institut d’Arquitectura Avançada). Member of FabLab as director of the research lab FabTextile and Fabricademy.
Anna Carreras: programmer and artist of new technologies. Code; generative systems and interactive. Creator of participative activities that push for exploration and thought. Developed installations for the Saragossa Expo, the Forum of Cultures of Barcelona 2004 and the Cidade da Cultura museum. Winner of a Golden Lion prize the year 2010 and finalist of Google DevArt.
Lis Costa: Audiovisual Communication and Education professor at the University of Barcelona. Member of the research group “POCIÓ. Poesia i Educació” (UB), dedicated towards experimental poetry and video creation. The year 1991 she founded the Habitual Video Team, with whom she organises since the year 2000 the authoral video festival FLUX and since 2014 the scenic audiovisual arts festival INFLUX, in Barcelona. Director of the videographic archive SUMMA.

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