“ECOSS, ecosystems of the unexpected”, an intermedia festival which, in this 2019 edition, explores the space of intersection between arts, nature and technology, within a feminist perspective.
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.
Part of the second edition of the ‘ECOSS’ Festival and guided by Paula Pin of Pechblendalab, Bio.Trans.Lab will show a series of processes open to the public at Fabra i Coats on October 16 and at LaBonne on October 24 and 25.
This lab first appeared on the year 2012 and matured until becoming a moving laboratory, focused on boil-electrochemistry. Since its beginnings it showed strong interests towards the environment and to a better understanding of bodies and their possible extensions and interactions with non-human organisms and “the machine”, focusing on the figure of the cyborg. Since then, at Bio.Trans.Lab appears a growing interest towards collective learning processes and to collective creation of tools for biomedical investigation.
October 24 and 25. From 5PM to 8PM.
Centre de Cultura de Dones Francesca Bonnemaison.
Paula Pin from Pechblendalab.
This project’s philosophy is ‘learning by doing’, that’s why they tend to create their own tools, thanks to various guides and experimental practices. It offers a space of pure experimentation of noiSEX, DIWO and DIY tools, fluids and non-static bodies.
MODULE 1: MICROSCOPE CREATION WITH WEBCAMS // Schedule: 17:00-20:00
METHODOLOGY: We’ll make our very own microscope. To do this, we’ll download a Fanzine that will work as a guide and we’ll follow its instructions.
OBJECTIVE: This module’s objective is to teach how to build a useful tool for biomedicine with an object that has nothing to do with that professional field of study. We’ll develop the foundation for home-made biological studies.
MODULE 2: SELF-EXPLORATION WITH SPECULUMS, STAINING AND VIEWING OF VAGINAL CELLS // Schedule: 17:00-20:00
METHODOLOGY: We’ll make practical use of the previously made microscope to discover the vaginal flora and the epithelial cells. We’ll download a Fanzine dedicated to biotic flora and techniques and tips on using our home-made microscope.
OBJECTIVE: Being able to conduct your own analysis and studies. Investigate and know more about your own body and do the acetic acid test, which will help us detect ill cells that could derive on cancer developing.
Paula Pin is a bioart performer and feminist technologies designer; focused on research and experimentation with free technologies. On 2011 she conducted the Fotosyntetika process, which combines gender, technology and nature, under the “VIDA Bioarte” label. Arts degree. Develops DIY-DIWO technologies, Biohacking and open hardware electronics. Participates on Pechblenda and Transnoise; activist; Noise performer; collaborates with Hacktería since 2012.
She has co-designed moving labs for research on ecology, genecology and general health. The moving lab Biotranslab has the tools needed to conduct this action.
// These workshops are part of the second edition of the Festival “ECOSS – ecosystems of the unexpected” held in Barcelona on October 15, 16 and 17 at Fabra i Coats and 24 and 25, at LaBonne, organized by Kòniclab.
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