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»PAS DE FAUX« by Friday Exit

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PROJECT: »PAS DE FAUX«
Friday Exit is back in Vienna Art Week. We are delighted to be collaborating with  Friday Exit again. This time they are  presenting new “Pas de Faux” works at our space . Come and see them and tell you were missing them (they asked for it!)
The principle behind the “Pas de Faux” series is that artworks are exchanged and faked: the aesthetic idea of a work by one artist will be seized as a suggestion by another artist, freely being “copied”, interpreted and adopted.
Similar to the principle of “Chinese whispers”, the aesthetic of a work is sent on a journey. Coming back, transformed, to a starting point of a new artwork with a possibly divergent message. Additionally both artists certify the artworks. It is collective experimentation. It is the questioning of the cooperation between aesthetics and meaning, originality and authorship.
The exhibition will end with an self-organised book club on Nov 25th, 2016.
Visit to the exhibition by appointment with Friday Exit!

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Das Prinzip der „Pas de Faux“-Serie ist es, dass künstlerische Arbeiten ausgetauscht und gefälscht werden: Der ästhetische Gedanke einer Arbeit wird von einer anderen Künstlerin bzw. einem anderen Künstler aufgegriffen, „frei“ kopiert, damit interpretiert und angeeignet. Ähnlich dem Stille- Post-Prinzip wird die Ästhetik eines Werks auf Reisen geschickt und in seiner transformierten Form zum Ausgangspunkt einer neuen Arbeit mit (womöglich) divergenter Aussage. Zusätzlich zertifizieren beide Kunstschaffenden das jeweilige Werk der „Pas de Faux“-Serie. Ein kollektives Experiment. Eine Befragung des Zusammenspiels von Ästhetik und Aussage, Original und Autor*innenschaft.
Friday Exit ist Teil von xperiment, einer Kooperation der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien und eines offenen Kollektivs.
Die Ausstellung endet am 25. November mit einem selbst-organisierten Book-Club.

Uno, Dois, Drei… NO NO NO (Display) Finissage

In Isabella Kohlhuber’s installation at Artistic Bokeh the black glass window becomes a changeable interface. The artist applies interactive devices to reveal the threshold of function and dysfunction in the languages of humans and machines. Kohlhuber uses adhesive foil fixed on the window, displaying letter-forms as permanent disposable tools. Motion sensors cause viewers involuntarily to activate or deactivate its visibility. The message thereby occasionally withdraws from perceptibility.

NO NO NO (display) opens a conceptual gap between the showroom’s window and its minimal content, while gently swapping between elements of negation (“no”) and activation (“on”). Does the artist intend to play off today’s necessity of an affirmative, pleasing language against an inner silent resistance? And does repetition, as given in the title, make a gesture of refusal stronger? Roughly, one would answer: “it depends on the context” (e.g. “no means no”, the feminist slogan against sexual violence, which points out the difficulty in understanding whether an expression is intended to mean “no”). While trying to decontextualize the artist asks “can there ever be no context?”

Exhibition: 8th October – 10th November

Finissage: 10th November 19:00

The exhibition is part of the program UNO, DOIS, DREI… AN EXHIBITION IN THREE INSTALLMENTS a Mz* Baltazar’s Lab curatorial project in collaboration with Artistic Bokeh in MuseumsQuartier. For this exhibition series Patricia J. Reis and Anna T. have invited artists focusing on language in a multitude of ways. Being based in a place that has been so divided in the context of immense sociopolitical changes, while becoming more multi-cultural, the curators wanted to look into language as a technology of communicating, connecting, and coming together. The exhibition series examines the visual language of colonialism (and who or what becomes illegal), the human and machine language and its threshold of function and dysfunction, and the embodied language of a queer migrant body that opens up and connects with other bodies and spirits alike. Mz* Baltazar’s curatorial viewpoint brings together artists from different media and backgrounds that speak to the diversity of the creative hub that is Vienna. Mz* Baltazar’s Labfurther aims at highlighting the lengthy process of artistic practice as research in the framework of social and political themes, such as migration, Eurocentrism, cyborgs, queerness, and the overarching theme of language. We are happy to present Mariel Rodríguez, Isabella Kohlhuber, and Pêdra Costa in a series of exhibitions running from August to December 2016 at the space of Artistic Bokeh in the MQ’s Electric Avenue.

Penetrating the black box, hacking as an emancipatory strategy in Art, Science & Technology – Workshop with Patrícia J. Reis

This workshop targets female* and trans* artists, scientists, hackers and those curious in art and/or tech, interested in learning and sharing what they know about technology by demythifying and demystifying the so-called “black box”. By means of a fearless environment we invite participants to open electronic devices, break them apart, recycle components, play around with circuit-bending, questioning functionality, or simply hang out for a little chat and a cup of tea. Additionally, the workshop aims to be a meeting point for all female* and trans* hackers and/or artists interested in networking regardless of their background, experience, and level of knowledge. Mz* Baltazar’s is interested in getting to know and listen to its peers, connecting and bringing together female* and trans* people who share post-internet, hacktivist, queerfeminist, and DIY/DIT, open source political views.

Background

Hacking is nowadays a common practice and creative strategy employed among post-internet artists. By subverting the system, reverse engineering, hacking creative processes, defending access and openismus, they instrument a bottom-up methodology using deconstruction as a method to “make” art. Acknowledging Vilém Flusser’s (1986) challenge of opening the “black box” they question what is behind commercial apparatuses, defying their potential with the awareness of the impact of technology in the current neo-liberal market. Built upon the belief that art practice can be a critical impetus for social change, hacking practices and methods might be constituted as a potential tool for activating the spectator, emancipating and leading them into the process of questioning consumer capitalism.

Yet, those important tools of critical thought are still not completely accessible to all genders, since in the current time we still face the problem that women* and trans* people are a minority in both the creative and technical design of new technologies. The scenario is particular worrying in the context of hackerspaces, makerspaces, media art festivals, media art exhibitions and media art university degrees. This problem stems from the fact that electronic and programming are very often connoted as white normative male tools, and likewise the way technology is introduced to women and trans* people in their social and creative environment.

As an alternative, several initiatives such as Mz* Baltazar’s Lab based in Vienna, aim to contribute for merging the gender gap of female* and trans* people in the art, scientific and technology realm/ market by offering them tech/ art workshops, exhibition space and a supportive active community in a discrimination and sexual harassment free environment. By creating a space that fosters creativity, activism and provocative thinking MzB aims to empower women* and trans* people and support them in the development of their projects. Conscious that the intertwining of diversified knowledge and experience is primary for a community-building process, MzB invites women* and trans* people from different mindsets and backgrounds to share and collaborate without restrictions. Penetrating the black box is an invitation for those that are interested in intersecting their view points with other politics of perception contributing for a critical thought towards the necessity of demythifying and demystifying the ‘black box’.

Miss Baltazar's Lab workshops in Christiania – Copenhagen April 2013 – only women and trans

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In a three-day workshop we will hack hardware, make noise and produce stencils with open-source software. We will ask a lot of “dumb” questions and also develop technology together to accomplish an artistic project. No expert is required for participants. We want to share our knowledge and equipment and use the opensource tools of technology to express ouservelves in a new way. Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory offers to women and trans the opportunity to acquire skills in electronics and programing to realize interactive projects. The workshops will be held on Fridays at 15h in Maelkeboetten/ Christiania.

Please sign in or ask questions in on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/536755569708933/

Price per workshop: material costs

Artists & Workshops

Maria Hera “Ma soer cent têtes” Stencil workshop

12.04.2013 at 15h

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Ma soeur cent têtes is a gender-feminist street-art project. Maria Hera collected biographies of women who did interesting things in the past/future, made stencils out of their portraits and sprayed it in public space. Every stencil is basically provided with a bar- or QR-code witch leads to the wiki- or website of the shown woman.

The workshop is structured in the following way: depending to possibilities a viewing of the stencils on location or online is intended. Hereby the intention and concept are presented. In the second part the participants can learn the technic, according to individual interests, by creating self-chosen females or by cutting all ready existing stencils and spray them. The workshop empowers the participants to realize individual ideas or participate as a multiplicator in the process of publishing the women heroes.

Patrícia J. Reis – Electronics & Arduino Introduction Workshop

19.04.2013 at 15h

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This workshop aims to introduce the basics of electronics, focusing on what is essential for exploiting the open source Arduino platform and therefore to build things using different kinds of in and out-puts. We propose a relaxed approach and we aim to provide a pleasant environment for exploring, playing with the tools and above all having fun!

Christine Schörkhuber – The beauty of distorsion visual generation without laptop

26.04.2013 at 15h

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This workshop provides features to create visuals without the use of a laptop. In a playful way the powerful technical “magic box” is demystified and hacked.

Electric disturbance signals generated by Audio Signals are used to create abstract video landscapes. To open up cables and learn how to modify the signals is a first insight into the operating mode of signal transmission and basic electronics.

“Beauty of distorsion” is a glitch art project on the intersection of Video Art, Sound Art and Literature.

 

With thanks to our Founding Partners: Statens Kunstrad Danish Arts Council & Osterreichische Botschaft in Copenhagen who have made this workshop series possible.

 

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Switch On, Switch Off

WORKSHOP:  ‘Switch On, Switch Off’,
 a creative workshop for people who shy away from technology

with Joëlle Bitton (FRANCE)

WHEN: Friday 01.06.2012, at 2pm – 6 pm (you  can drop by at any point)

WHERE: PUBLIC SPACE “HOF 7” in Museumsquartier, Innenhof, neben Architekturzentrum Wien


Switch On Switch Off is a workshop on the basics of digital interaction in the physical world. Participants hack their bodies and their environment, turning them into the switches that activate and inactivate simple electronic circuits. A team of artists and designers guide them as they try and invent creative interactive gestures.

For beginners and pros

Switch On Switch Off is a interaction workshop for people of all ages, from all backgrounds, including absolute beginners and people who typically shy away from technologies. The main idea is to keep it simple —  not simplistic. More advanced practitioners can also get a lot from the simplicity of the workshop, being able to quickly iterate and try things. The constraint of  a very simple building block is in fact liberating, as you concentrate on the gestures and the scenario.

Bio
Joëlle is a new media artist, a human-computer interaction researcher and a traveller. She looks at the creative uses of technology and their potential social impact in the ‘Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy” (SiDE) research program at Culture Lab, Newcastle University. She pursued similar questions at Media Lab Europe in Dublin, between 2002 and 2005, in the research group “Human Connectedness”, with the projects “RAW” and “Passages”.
She co-founded in 2000 in Vienna an experimental collective “`Superficiel” in support of works that explore, among other things, the ideas of surface, screen, and body movement as interfaces.
In 1999, Joelle holds a postgraduate degree from the University of Sorbonne in History of Techniques. Her thesis, “Les Machines de l’Imaginaire” describes the impact of emerging technologies and networks on the 19th century European society.
She also co-organises Dorkbot Paris events.

TV hack workshop

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MARCH 23rd. 7pm. Museumsquartier

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workshop with artist Heike Kaltenbrunner
http://www.heikekaltenbrunner.com/

: : Heike will explain her installation

About the life and death of tv-sets and neutron stars

: : present Franz Xaver’s Hardware Hack behind it

: : and will talk about her approach to artistic production

: : Heike Kaltenbrunner entwickelt Soundinstallationen.

: : Sie wird uns den Hard Ware Hack des Künstlers Franz Xaver zeigen, der die technische Grundlage für ihre Arbeit

Über das Leben und Sterben von Neutronensternen und TV-Geräten

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: : und über ihren Zuganz zur künstlerischen Arbeit sprechen.

free entry. women and trans only.

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ars electronica facade project

since we are researching for ways to play with the ars electronica LED fassade, theresa schubert has sent us this video of an artist’s application called iRiS:

iRiS – http://project-iris.org/ from awiethoff on Vimeo.

CONCEPT DRAFT ARS ELECTRONICA FASSADE
by Miss Baltazar’s Laboratory 2011


Our collective develops a game that can be played via smart phone.
The project is targeted to people passing AEC, who are present in the public space around the AEC fassade and enables players to immediately interact with the system. Real time effects of the user’s interaction create a meaningful dynamic between choices players take on their mobiles and what is visually displayed on the fassade.
The structure of the mobile game is challenging players to find a balance between accumulations and deprivation, fostering generative growth of visual algorithms as much as the intentional sudden destruction of these visual structures. Rather than accumulating and gaining, the game is about creating tactically smart win-win situations through mutually caused, non-linear, osmotic  processes. The player can control these processes via an interactive animation on the mobile phone screen (html, PhP, MYSQL). In order to “succeed” in the game, the biological patterns accumulating and taking over the fassade through the player’s interaction, similar to certain kinds of bacteria, must be at the same time mastered/regulated into a fluctuating movement. Once the users have collaboratively managed to create this kind of stable and fluctuating balance the game is won.
The aim of the game is to explore methods of redistributing values in a dynamic system and the intermittency between biological creation (evolutiono famoebae) and code (network) structure.
About Miss Baltazar’s Laboratory:
Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory offers women a space to make electronics their own and realize interactive art projects. In workshops and temporay collaborations women artists share their skills on Open Source Software and Hardware, hack, solder and make noise. Our activities are taking place on a regular basis at MQ in Vienna, but are also travelling to international institutions and festivals (e.g. Transmediale in Berlin, ISEA 2011 in Istanbul).
http://mzbaltazarslaboratory.org/
Artists involved: Christine Schörkhuber. Claudia Mongini. Delphine Mei. Stefanie Wuschitz. Theresa Schubert.

video editing

tomorrow, june 16th, we’re gonna have a video editing introduction.

we start at 8 pm.

and meet at the beautiful metalab!

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make your DIY projector : : wednesday 26th : : 7 pm

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make your own tiny DIY projector, connected via arduina (microcontroller)

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