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“Tarots of the Algorithms” Workshop by Mara Oscar Cassiani +  “Casting a spell in computational regimes: ritual practices for a transfeminist counter-apocalypse” Lecture by Arianna Forte with Open Call  

8th March 2024


Duration 60/90  min
Number of participants: 10


Duration 45 min 


Tarots of the Algorithms 

Workshop by Mara Oscar Cassiani

Expanded rituals explode from algorithmic bubbles created on the net. Algorithms become the cue for a collective and random ritual of users: fragments of belonging, but also unconscious carriers of signifiers and archetypes. 

In this workshop Mara Oscar Cassiani shares with the participants the execution of a series of gifs/ memes related to her own algorithmic bubble, collected in tarot cards according to the criterion of ritual female archetypes. Through this process she will transform her algorithms into a shared online/offline reality and an expanded witcha group ritual experience that transcends individual media practice and meditates on the themes of traditional rituals as a moment of exchange, healing and empowerment of those who participate. 

For registration please refer to Mz*Baltazar’s Laboratory at

Please note: Parts that require physical activity will also be followed during the workshop. Comfortable clothing and if desired a mat to sit on is recommended.

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Lecture by Arianna Forte: Casting a spell in computational regimes: ritual practices for a transfeminist counter-apocalypse 

Divinatory readings of the flow of data and ads generated by our smartphones, ritual sessions of digital “healing” from the data trauma suffered on social media, spells inscribed in the codes of raster files to reclaim our cultural identities by taking selfies. Who are the witches who navigate digital systems and interpret them with ritual practices between the artistic, the magical and the political?

From a critical reflection on the ongoing cultural and existential transformation that sees data and computation as phenomena that have re-signified our presence in the global and hyper-connected world and that reveal new forms of domination and subjugation, the present investigation is an examination of artistic practices envied as “rituals of resistance” at these systems.

Specifically, a close look will be made at the phenomenon that is referred to by the author as “Digital Esoterism”. Pointing, to the new generations of artists who in the post-covid era adopt the archetype of witchcraft to navigate systems of computational oppression: from Cyberwitches claiming a 2.0 spirituality, Digital Doulas proposing data healing, to Digital Tarot Readers in which algorithms are conceived as divinatory prediction systems. They claim a transfeminist approach in direct connection with the experiences of Cyberfeminism, which since the spread of the Internet had highlighted the structures of domination, marginalization and oppression inherent in technological systems.

At the end of the lecture there will be a time for sharing the personal “rituals”proposed by the guests and the local art community.

This lecture aims to present the themes and initial results of the research Casting a spell in computational regimes: ritual practices for a trans-feminist counter-apocalypse that curator Arianna Forte is conducting as part of the project supported by the Italian Council (2023) program promoted by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture.

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Bring your own digital/ esoteric rituals! for Arianna Forte lecture
Call for collecting ritual practices

The renowned Italian anthropologist Ernesto De Martino investigated the ritual strategies of traditional cultures for years and defined them as cultural instruments of protection or redemption to support the collapse of any possible ordered universe of meanings.The symbolic efficacy of the ritual, its actions,its repetitions,its intentionalities, served to exorcize a profound crisis of existence, the perception of the end of the world.

What are the contemporary rituals to resist and address the entropic crisis found at every level of human experience and also of the imaginaries that run through today’s culture? From the pervasiveness of digital systems, the dominance of patriarchy, the collapse of climate change to the surveillance regimes of late capitalism?

We call for collecting each kind of digital esoteric ritual practices, personal or collective cultural tools, that each of us puts in place and wants to propose to navigate the ineffable of the contemporary, 

On Women’s Day, we ask you to come to Mz*Baltazar’s Laboratory and propose: your own art practice that uses ritual methodologies, your own personal spell, your digital summoning, your own herbal concoction or any kind of esoterism that can challenge the existing everydayness, specifically focusing on gender inequalities and digital capitalism.

We accept all types of proposals from the wacky to the simple: that brings together ancient traditions, magic, politics, activism and art
There will be an opportunity to enact your ritual or simply tell about it. We invite you to attend the March 8 program at Mz*Baltazar’s Lab and at the end of the lecture there will be a convivial time to return the call for rituals
Please for information and to answer the call write to

With the kind support of:

Kunst Hardware Feminismus 


Master Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften | Abteilung Kulturwissenschaften 

mit Lydia Baumgartner, Meret Caderas, Reni Hofmüller, Jana Lill, Korinna Lindinger, Pia Michalko, Luise Nübling, Barbara Praher, Jul Marian, Claudia Stoleru, Eva Topić, Patrícia J. Reis und Stefanie Wuschitz 

30. Jänner 2024 16–20 Uhr 

Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory 

Feministische Medienkunstpositionen stellen die materiellen und strukturellen Bedingungen einer von Technologie durchdrungenen Welt zur Diskussion. Zwischen Ermächtigung, Entzauberung und Sichtbarmachung ist Hardware dabei Material und Thema einer kritischen, spekulativen wie emanzipatorischen künstlerischen Auseinandersetzung. 

Die Open-Source-Soirée lädt zur Debatte rund um feministisches Hacking und ethische Technologieentwicklung. Anlass sind künstlerische Forschungsartefakte und kulturwissenschaftliche Projekte von Student*innen des Projektgebundenen Seminars ‘Kunst. Hardware. Feminismus’. 

Die Open-Source-Soirée ist der Auftakt zum öffentlichen Semesterabschluss des Masterstudiums Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften. Am 31. Jänner 2024 findet daran anschließend die Tagung ‘Expanded Cinema, Handwerk und Empathie’ im Hörsaal 1 der Universität für angewandte Kunst statt.

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Kunst Hardware Feminismus 


Master Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften | Abteilung Kulturwissenschaften 

with Lydia Baumgartner, Meret Caderas, Reni Hofmüller, Jana Lill, Korinna Lindinger, Pia Michalko, Luise Nübling, Barbara Praher, Jul Marian, Claudia Stoleru, Eva Topić, Patrícia J. Reis and Stefanie Wuschitz 

January 30th, 2024, 4–8 p.m.

Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory 

Jägerstraße 52–54

1200 Vienna

Feminist media art positions put the material and structural conditions of a world permeated by technology up for discussion. In the spirit of empowerment, demystification and awareness, hardware is material and subject of a critical, speculative and emancipatory artistic debate. 

The Open-Source-Soirée invites you to debate feminist hacking and perspectives on ethical technology based on artistic research artifacts and cultural studies projects by students of the project-based seminar ‘Kunst. Hardware. Feminism’. The Open-Source-Soirée is part of the public closing event of the Master’s degree program in Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, followed by the conference ‘Expanded Cinema, Craft and Empathy’ in Lecture Hall 1/University of Applied Arts on January 31, 2024. 

If suitable:

Link Soirée:

Link Master:


by Pamela Breda

In the framework of the PEEK/FWF research project “The Unexpected”

6th of November from 16h to 18h  – Mz* Baltazar’s Lab, Vienna

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This workshop will present a unique opportunity to explore uncharted digital territories. Participants will not only gain a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic world of technology and how it’s impacting everyday life, but will also have the chance to engage with some practical tests in order to explore how their emotional and cognitive skills are affected by the use of smartphone applications, vision enhanced softwares and other AI-generated content.

The workshop will be introduced by a presentation by Pamela Breda, PEEK project leader based at Angewandte University. With her talk, she will provide us with a comprehensive introduction to the current state-of-the-arts interactions between users and technology, sharing insights that challenge conventional wisdom and inspire innovative thinking.

By fostering direct interactions with cutting-edge softwares, the workshop aims to facilitate a deeper understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and complexities that lie ahead in this transformative field. 

What you will learn

By attending the workshop, participants will develop a deeper understanding of various technologies, platforms, and digital tools. They will learn how to leverage technology for productivity, communication, or educational purposes, improving their digital literacy and navigating the digital landscape more effectively. 

IMPORTANT: Remember to bring with you your own laptop.

Constant landed in Vienna

Sunday 29th of Oct 2023 14:00

with Wendy Van Wynsberghe and Imane Benyecif

Meetup and talk with Constant ( members Imane Benyecif & Wendy Van Wynsberghe. We go through current and future Constant projects and lenses, invite you to come and play the SPLINT game with us ( What could/should Speculative, Libre and Intersectional Technologies (SPLINT) do? We touch upon ATNOFS (a travelling feminist server – and rosa (, how server infrastructure can (attempt?) to be feminist.

Imane Benyecif is an artist and code person that collaborates with her colleagues Fré and Lieven, alongside other students, to lead coaching sessions, workshops, and re-learning opportunities at Code Space in Sint Lucas Antwerpen. Alongside her friend and colleague, Tunde Adefioye, she co-founded Braver Spaces, a “collective” dedicated to fostering sustainable practices that empower marginalized communities in their artistic growth, well-being, and the development of alternative learning tools.
Wendy Van Wynsberghe is a tinkering and digital artist, sound & field recorder, intertwined with nature and its wildlife, fascinated by protocol in all its forms, including inter-human and non-human relations, frankenscript coder, physical computing aficionado, dabbling in weaving, embroidery, crochet & knitting (with or without eTextiles).


by Natalie Deewan



16.6.2023, 19h–22h

Anagrammatischer Stammtisch:

Mo 12.6.2023, 12–15 Uhr
Fr 16.6.2023, 19:00 Uhr
Sa 17.6.2023, 14–17 Uhr
Mo 19.6.2023, 14–17 Uhr
Di 20.6.2023, 11–14 Uhr
Di 27.6.2023, 15–18 Uhr


Mz* Baltazar’s Lab Jägerstraße 52-54 1200 Wien


Seit 2017 realisiert Natalie Deewan im Stadtraum die Reihe der WIENER LEERSTANDSANAGRAMME, zuletzt die TRUE FACTS ARENA aus einem ehemaligen CAFE RESTAURANT (2021, Floridsdorf) oder COOKIE: ARBEITERKIND aus einer BÄCKEREI KONDITOREI (2022, Hernals).

Nun kommt im 20. Bezirk ein elftes Anagramm dazu: die PERMAFURIE, eine immerwütende, vor Zorn schnaubende, anhaltend rasende Rachegöttin, zusammengesetzt aus den Lettern einer aufgelassenen PARFUMERIE im 10. Bezirk, schwingt sich auf die rostrote Fassade einer anderen, ehemaligen Parfumerie im 20. Bezirk, die nun Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory, ein feministisches Künstlerinnenkollektiv mit Fokus auf Open Source Technologie beherbergt.

Diese verschwundene Parfumerie in der Jägerstraße, die nur mehr am leichten Letternschatten an der Fassade erkennbar ist, ist nun mithilfe ihrer Schwesterparfumerieaus der Favoritenstraße wiederauferstanden, anagrammatisch verwandelt zur PERMAFURIE, mit der besser nicht zu spaßen ist …

Begleitend zur Installation an der Fassade findet im Inneren der ANAGRAMMATISCHE STAMMTISCH statt, wo sich das Publikum in mehreren Workshops mit 36 Spielesets selbst am Fassadenspiel versuchen und in der Kunst des Anagrammierens üben kann.

Weiters werden auch die beiden neuen Postkartenbooklets „Angewandte Literatur: Text am Bau“ und „Pixendorf ist ausbuchstabiert: Gemischter Satz“ sowie 18 Montagevideos bisheriger einschlägiger Projekte im öffentlichen Raum präsentiert.




Since 2017, Natalie Deewan has been mounting the WIENER LEERSTANDSANAGRAMME (= Vienna Vacancy Anagrams) series, all over Vienna. Lately, she realized the TRUE FACTS ARENA from a former CAFE RESTAURANT (2021, in 21st district) and COOKIE: ARBEITERKIND (= working-class child) from BÄCKEREI KONDITOREI ( = baker’s and cake shop, 2022, on a social housing block in 17th district).
Now, there is an eleventh anagram adding to the lot: the permanently furious, raging and snorting hellcat of a fury, the PERMAFURIE, composed from letters of a former PARFUMERIE (= perfumery) in 10th district, will conquer the rust red façade of another former perfumery in 20th district, which now houses Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory, a feminist artists’ collective with a focus on open source technology.
Some barely visible ghostletters on the façade are the only traces left from the former perfumery in Jägerstraße, which is now rising from the dead with the help of her sister shop in Favoritenstraße, and finds herself transformed into an ever-raging hellcat … you better don’t mess with the PERMAFURIE!
The installation on the façade will be accompanied by the ANAGRAMMATISCHE STAMMTISCH (= Anagrammatic regulars’ table), a façade game consisting of 36 sets, that invites everybody to find their own, new (and better!) solutions and exercise in the anagrammatic art.
Furthermore, two recently published postcard booklets „Angewandte Literatur: Text am Bau“ (= Applied Literature) und „Pixendorf ist ausbuchstabiert: Gemischter Satz“ (= Pixendorf is spelled out) as well as 18 short videos dedicated to similar projects in public space, will be presented.  

Natalie Deewan, geboren 1978 in Wien, sucht und findet Sprachliche Lösungen, praktiziert Reine, Reale, Angewandte und Kollektive Literatur im öffentlichen und veröffentlichten Raum und macht design. Zuletzt remontierte sie die Aufschriften geschlossener Geschäfte zu Wiener Leerstandsanagrammen, baute Statistische Skulpturen (Finkenschieber + Melting Plot) und beklebte Bushaltestellen mit codierten Texten von Kindern und Jugendlichen: Neue Wiener Linien – Graffitirecycling & Coded Quotes. Ihr Interesse für Text am Bau zeigt sich auch in der Heterotypia Font Family, die handschriftliche Zeichen aller Art fontifiziert. Seit 2005 leitet sie den Wiener Deewan, ein pakistanisches Curry-Lokal mit pay-as-you-wish-Prinzip, gemeinsam mit Afzaal Deewan. 2021 erschienen vier neue Postkartenbooklets, großteils zu realisierten Projekten im öffentlichen Raum. 2022 erschien das dreisprachige Buch Lucida Console – ein Translatorium Maximum im Klever Verlag.


Natalie Deewan (*1978 in Vienna, Austria) works as artist with signs of different kinds. She is subvertising signs in the urban, rural & virtual space (Vienna vacancy anagrams; Graffiti Recycling & Coded Quotes; Pixendorf is spelled out) & finds Language Solutions all along the way. She is dealing in Pure, Real, Applied & Collective Literature (with a faible for lipograms & montage), Typography (Heterotypia Font Family) & deesign (Statistical Sculptures: Finches’ Abacus + Melting Plot). Since 2005, she runs a curry restaurant (Der Wiener Deewan) on a pay-as-you-wish basis, together with Afzaal Deewan. In 2021, she published four new postcard booklets on projects realized mostly in public space, one year later, her trilingual book Lucida Console – ein Translatorium Maximum was published by Klever Verlag.
by Natalie Deewan 


Vernissage: 16.6.2023, 19h–22h

Anagrammatischer Stammtisch:

Mo 12.6.2023, 12–15 Uhr
Fr 16.6.2023, 19:00 Uhr
Sa 17.6.2023, 14–17 Uhr
Mo 19.6.2023, 14–17 Uhr
Di 20.6.2023, 11–14 Uhr
Di 27.6.2023, 15–18 Uhr


Mz* Baltazar's Lab

Jägerstraße 52-54

1200 Wien

Fotos: Alfred Luft (SW), Natalie Deewan (Farbe)

Lilypad Arduino Workshop : : 14.10.2015 – 18h

Lilypad Arduino Workshop von Stefanie Wuschitz

am 14.10.2015, um 18h
Sechshauserstraße 28

Dieser Workshop beginnt mit einer Arduino Einführung für Anfängerinnen. Diese erfolgt anhand des LilyPads, das grundsätzlich wie das bekannteste Arduino Board “Uno” funktioniert, jedoch für Anwendung auf Stoffen und weichen Objekten (Soft Circuits, Wearable Technology) konzipiert wurde. Wir geben einen Überblick über aktuelle künstlerische Projekte, die mit diesem Tool umgesetzt worden sind, danach bauen wir gemeinsam Schaltkreise, die Sound und Licht reaktiv über Sensoren kontrollieren können.

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Anmeldung bei:

Maximale Teilnehmerinnen Zahl: 12


Dieser Workshop beginnt mit einer Arduino Einführung für Anfängerinnen. Daher sollten Teilnehmerinnen bitte schon vor dem Workshop das Arduino Programm von der Seite herunterladen. Die Arduino Einführung erfolgt Anhand des LilyPad Arduinos, der grundsätzlich wie das bekannteste Arduino Board “Uno” funktioniert, jedoch für Anwendung auf Stoffen und weichen Objekten (Soft Circuits, Wearable Technology) konzipiert wurde. Der Workshop gibt einen Überblick über aktuelle künstlerische Projekte, die mit diesem Tool umgesetzt worden sind. Teilnehmerinnen bauen gemeinsam unterschiedliche Schaltkreise, die Sound und Licht reaktiv über Sensoren kontrollieren. In die Schaltkreise können leitende Fäden, leitende Stoffe oder leitender Lack eingebaut werden und Teil der Installation werden. Alle Teilnehmerinnen brauchen einen Laptop auf dem bereits Arduino heruntergeladen wurde, die Installation des Programms erfolgt dann im Workshop.

Workshop Programing servo Motors with Arduino by Patrícia J. Reis :: 10th june 2015

Mz Baltazar’s proudly presents:

Workshop Programing servo Motors with Arduino by Patrícia J. Reis

About the workshop:
This workshop aims to introduce the basics of the open source Arduino platform specifically in how to program
and wire servo motors to build interactive projects. We will use different analog and digital sensors to control
servo motors and will explore new ways of using power and motion to think about futures machineries.

When: Wednesday, 10th June at 18h
Where: Sechshauserstraße 28, 1150 Vienna

What to bring: Laptop, snack & drinks and lot of creativity!
If you have: Arduino and servo motors

The workshop is free of charge, however donations are welcome!

Only women & trans*

Please sign in to:

Be aware that we only have 12 places available for the workshop!

About Patrícia J. Reis:
Patrícia J. Reis (b. 1981 in Lisbon, Portugal) is an artist and a PhD candidate in Media Art exploring the intimate
(Cultural and Political) relations between the subject of vision and image (namely the body, representation and
self-representation), through digital apparatus, in photography and, more recently, in video and interactive

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zwei Kinder-Elektronik-Workshops am 30.Mai!!!!


Liebe Eltern!

Am 30. Mai 2015 wird es im Miss Baltazar’s Laboratory wieder zwei Kinder-Elektronik-Workshops geben, die von Studierenden des IKL gehalten werden.

Dieses Mal stehen zwei Workshops auf dem Programm:

Lass dein Monster raus!

12:00 bis 15:00
für Kinder zwischen 8 und 12 Jahren.
Materialkostenbeitrag 5 Euro für Buzzer, LEDs und Batterien.
alte Socken und T-Shirts willkommen!


15:00 bis 18:00
für Kinder zwischen 6 und 10 Jahren.
Materialkostenbeitrag: 4 Euro für Batterien und LEDs.
Anmeldung unter der Telefonnummer 0650/2429712.
Wir freuen uns auf viele kleine ElektrobastlerInnen, Sockenleuchtmonster und Roboschmetterlinge!

Zine Workshop: Not a Cupcake by Nina Prader :: 18th March at 18h

Zine Workshop: Not a Cupcake by Nina Prader


A zine is a radical piece of paper.
Suffragettes used printed flyers to spread the word about women’s lib.
DIY riot girrrls used paper booklets as a megaphone for creative manifestos.
A medium to dissent, inform, and play.
Learn how to make a simple book from one piece of paper and some basic book making techniques from glueing, printing, to distribution.
Tools and materials will be provided. Bring your ideas.
By the end you will be ready to start your own D.I.Y. press at home, at work and with friends.

Nina Prader, MA

When: 18.03.2015
Where: Sechshauserstraße 28, 1150 Vienna, Austria
Mz Baltazar’s Lab workshops are only for women & trans* people and are free of charge!

Donations, food & drinks are welcome!

Register with a short e-mail with title of the event to:






ATTINY workshop for beginnners : : November 5th : : 7pm

Many might have heard of Arduino and Arduina already, a microcontroler board that makes it easier to translate e.g. touch into light, variable distance between people into changing tones of sound, increasing brightness into increasing motor movement…

ATTINY can do the same, but is much cheaper and smaller. It allows many new applications since it only needs 2,7 – 5,5 Volt. It could be more sustainable and accessible for uses in the global south, but is also popular in wearable technology.

In this Workshop we will program an ATTINY to receive input in form of a sensor and create output in form of light. You are welcome to bring own electronic parts that you would like use in your little project.

– electric menstruation calendar
– water quality tester
– noise instrument
– cat feeder
– sex toy
– robot
– disco light / bike light

– bird house add-on

– there are endless other ways to use it….

NOVEMBER 5th, 2014
7pm – 10pm



Please bring a laptop if you can
and download the Arduino environment on:

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