“gYNEpuNK biolabs & otras bioLencias”

DOMINGO 17 DE MAYO
A partir de las 17.00hrs abrimos puertas.

Después de 4 semanas conspirando en clave biohack, hemos llegado a un punto en donde nuestro metabolismo gira, retuerce, muta.  Frikeos inesperados, colección de especímenes y frankensteins en hardware. labware y softcarne.  Biolab, Biolencia, Biohack.

17.00 > Abrimos las puertas a la Sala Des.espera
18.00 >  Primer Tour por el Gabinete
19.00 > Presentación: POMPOARISMO, ACROVACIAS y ROTURAS VAGINALES x MISS PERKANCES
20.00 > Segundo tour por el Gabienete
21.00  > PUBLIC CERVIX ANOUCEMENTt!!

Te esperamos con las piernas abiertas
(abiertos para todos los púvicos)

traéte un pendrive/llave USB para llevarte una fanzinoteka y galeria en tu bolsillo.

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biolab fantasmagórico, IXTAb nos acompaña en esta nueva ruta… 26 — tecnocompilamos con las visceras micoampliadas. DEVANAlab, devenirLAB…. A lA CarGA!!!!

TECNODESCARGA

Sólo busco con las manos
el bombeo acelerado de mi sangre,
el vértigo silencioso de un descenso largo y lento,
de un ascenso largo y lento que ígneo me paralice.

Ni palabras de amor ni locuras,
sólo busco con las manos
el salto mortal que me arroje plácido hacia mi electrizante vacío
el húmedo cortocircuito que me derrame en sordo delirio
una adorable venganza infernal
que acalle el murmullo constante del ser que me habita

Sólo busco con las manos extraerme,
abandonarme a mi propia disposición,
suspenderme endiosada en un febril delirio
trenzando así el éxtasis que me alimenta,
perderme en mi, conmigo.

Ni locuras ni palabras de amor,
sólo busco con las manos someterme a mi descaro
y verterme en él

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“EXOglands radical dynamics: fluid, tissues & bloody self-aware enhancement bionicLAB

biopunk – radical SelFpower – Analisis of fluids – citology – DIY equipment  
situated tools, microscopic maps, body fluids dinamics.
This week another pechblenda tentacle was born as part of  Softcontrol open call.  So excited!

taking back the TECH!!

I propose to make an hybrid body mapping of these forbidden or colonized places using different resources and crossdisiplinary methods as alternative medicine, DIY biolab techniches, DIT science and sociological research, grassroots communities empowerment, sexual health focus, body listening, audiovisual technologies, microscopic and inverse engineering.
Objectives
  • Increase self-anatomical knowledge trough pleasure & biomedical research
  • Generate accesible tools and technics to enhance sexual health knowledge and practices
  • Generate spaces of visibilities and debate about disident sexualities &health rights of sexworkers
  • Grassroot empowerment against sexual violence, medical institutions’ discrimination and stigmatization, and bioselfdefense (HIV tests, pregnancy tests, anticonceptive techniques, menstrual extraction, hormones and alternative pregnancy interruption information)
  • Creation of  tools for a basic and functional mobile biolab of diagnosis and check depending of communities needs.

Short description of the project:

Extreme own-body cognition, Anarchagland (female eyaculation) & male prostate, decolonial anatomy of pleasure. Unveil taboos with DIY biolab techniques, DIT science & medical hacks reverse engineering. A transdisplinary collaboration based on health issues of colectives who have been marginalized by the desensitized treatment of anything deemed promiscuous & contentious. Grassroots sexual politics empowerment.

pechblenda is one of your big fanatic followers LesLie García

We are super happy to receive such good news : Leslie Garcia is  joining the Bauhaus University, Weimar as artistic researcher at the Department of Design of Media Environments under Prof. Ursula Damm. To be part of the project:

PhyChip – Growing Computers from Slime Mould.

She’ll be working on sonifiying data from the Slime Mould and developing some OpenSource software and hardware for the task. Thanks to Theresa Schubert and Ursula Damm for this great opportunity

thanks Leslie for all your inspiration an energy, we can’t wait to build something together ! ! ! !

here more links:

Physarum growing on nutrient-rich substratePhysarum VoronoiPhysarum on MEA

 

 

Interview with Cecilia Jonsson, the artist who extracts iron from invasive weeds

Cecilia Jonsson, The Iron Ring

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Cecilia Jonsson, The Iron Ring. Photo: Carina-Hesper

In the South of Spain runs a river so red and soalien-looking that the Spain tourism board is marketing it as Mars on Earth. NASA scientists even came to the area to investigate the ecosystem for its similarities to the planet Mars.

Due (mostly) to the intense mining for copper, silver, gold, and other mineral in the area, the Rio Tinto is highly acidic, its water has a low oxygen content and it is made dense by the metals it carries in suspension. Its deep reddish hue is caused by the iron dissolved in the water.

Cecilia Jonsson visited the region to collect some of the wild grass that grows on the borders of the Rio Tinto. The name of that grass is Imperata cylindrica. It is a highly invasive weed and its other particularity is that it is an iron hyperaccumulater, which means that the plant literally drinks up the metal in the soil and stores high levels of it in its leaves, stems and roots.

The artist harvested 24kg of Imperata cylindrica and worked with smiths, scientists, technicians and farmers in order to extract the iron ore from the plants and use it to make an iron ring. The innovative experiment brought together the biological, the industrial, the technological and even craft to create a piece of jewellery that weights 2 grams. The project also suggests a way to reverse the contamination process while at the same time mining iron ore from the damaged environment.

continue reading

http://we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2015/04/cecilia-jonsson.php#.VS9_OuSli1G

Kuprum ritual

over the last years we were playing around electromagnetic fields and interactions with bodies and enviorements…

between others : experimental pick ups, motors, pumps, water, energy, electricity, potential action, photosynhtesis, current

we are living on one of the previous century hydroelectric that I suppose has a lot of copper to generate electricity; we are using among of copper every day, every second…

At Pechblenda lab for example a lot of copper cable is always around, motors, pumps and other electronic components create the space, inside right now me and Beka, is time to work together.

we are conceptualising our ritualistic performance for the next Saturday, we are also working on automatization and internet of things, so we are so happy with the transfer of energy between us.

this idea to focus on a element like copper comes from our curiosity to research and investigate the matter around us, like a infinite process of experimenting and learning how the things are, how the things work.

rain of ideas for the Cuprum ritualistic performance ;:;::;

context and inspiration :

Metaphysical Properties of Copper

Planet: Venus
Element: Water
Energy: Receptive
Powers: Energy Direction, Energy Balance, Healing, Love, Luck, Protection,
Astrology Relations: Libra, Taurus
Numerology Relations: 1, 6
Chakra relation: Heart Chakra

Copper is known as a good conductor of energy, as well as a balancing metal that works with the flow of projective and receptive energies. Copper is known to Shamans and Healers to be a metal that balances the body’s polarities, thereby removing blockages which are responsible for illness or imbalance. Copper is healing for the mind, body and spirit. It provides a harmonic connection between the physical and astral bodies and also can align the subtle bodies. It has been used to amplify and transmit thought and healing energy. Copper has been used with stones and crystals it helps to align the stone’s individual energy field (since every stone has it’s own properties). It has also been used to create a unique balance of energy, by combining stone and copper, which remains solely unique to the individual using it. It can assist in combating fatigue and lethargy, restlessness and non-acceptance of ones self.

Copper in Alchemy

It is said that the regimen of Alchemy is greater than is perceived by reason, except through divine inspiration. Alchemy is a deep study, so it will not be explained here in great depth, solely the concepts of Copper within Alchemy will be mentioned (go to The Alchemy Website for more information on Alchemy) Copper is one of the seven metals of alchemy, representing Venus. The Alchemical vessel is a symbol of the soul. Copper can be seen as having a soul as well as a body; and the Art of Alchemy can be defined as “the liquefaction of the body and the separation of the soul from the body, seeing that copper, like a man, has a soul and a body.” There is also relevance and importance in the Ankh and its representation of copper. The Ankh is a powerful symbol of immortality and it also contains all the sephiroth of the TreeOfLife from the Kabballah. The watery and venusian aspects of copper and its interaction with other metals is seen within Alchemy. As Mars and Venus in mythology were closely related, so are they found bonded together in the depths of the earth: the principle copper ore is in copper-iron pyrites, in which copper occurs together with iron. The darker threads of iron run through this sea-green ore of copper. In various sea creatures the breathing process is by means of copper, not iron. They do not need the fiery Mars-energy, but have a more tranquil mode of being. A simpler, copper-containing molecule is used instead of the iron-molecule haemoglobin. The octopus and the scorpion both respire using a copper-molecule in place of the iron-based haemoglobin. That same polarity functions in an inorganic realm in the principle of the dynamo (Michael Faraday realized the dynamo principle,17 October, 1831), where the relative motion of iron and copper generates electricity. Iron creates the magnetic field and copper wires carry away the current generated. The energy powering our civilisation derives from a pulsating Mars-Venus interaction, making alternating current.

http://dragonseedcave.com/copperspirit.htm

so lets see tomorrow …

To trace the connection of copper with Venus we have to go back to a distant mythological era: back, in fact, to a Mediterranean isle, once ruled by a love-goddess – the island of Cyprus. This island was regarded as the domain of Venus-Aphrodite. Aphrodite was referred to as the ‘Cyprian goddess’. In Botticelli’s picture, The Birth of Venus, she is depicted as being born from the sea on to the shores of Cyprus. It is from the name of this island, Cyprus, that the word copper derives. The word copper comes from the Latin word cuprum and this derives from the Greek work Kyprus. Cyprus was in antiquity the principal source of copper, and so the metal was named after it. Venus was felt by antiquity to dwell just where such large amounts of copper had condensed. Venus was credited with a sea origin, and copper reminds us of this connection with the water element. All copper salts are sea-coloured, blue or green. All the ores and all the salts of copper are hydrated, water containing. Nearly all copper salts are highly soluble in water. The iridescent hues of a peacock’s tail derive from green-blue copper complexes.cuprumbruxas

foto by piroska

[CALLS] // [CONVOCATORIAS]

[10 MARZO]
Training: Including gender, new approaches to privacy and digital security (World Social Forum 2015)

This form is to register to the 10 hours training “Including gender, new approaches to privacy and digital security” organised by Tactical Tech in partnership with RITIMO

only 30 places for this training. You can submit your application until Tuesday 10th of March. Selected participants will be informed around the 15th of March.

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[14 MARZO]
“AGUAS TURBULENTAS – Agua, Paz y Guerra” – Convocatoria para contribuciones

Water-wheel, invita a artistas, científicos, activistas, maestros y jóvenes para contribuir a una exposición virtual can postales digitales, poemas o textos sobre el tema de “AGUAS TURBULENTAS – Agua, Paz y guerra”. Fecha límite: 14 de marzo de 2015.

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[20 MARZO]
Summer Science Exhibition 2015: Art/Science call for proposals

As part of our Summer Science Exhibition, we are opening a call for proposals for an art/science exhibit around the theme of ‘Light’.

We are now accepting proposals from all practicing artists who have work that fits the theme ‘Light’. Deadline for submissions is 20 March 2015.

For details, see the full call for proposals.

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[31 MARZO]
Digital Queers 2015 Call for Papers

Digital Queers is a conference at The New School, in collaboration with Goldsmiths and OCR, that will focus on issues related to social justice for the gay community at large.

Deadline: March 31, 2015.

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Five-O – código de acción directa!

Estas chicas tan alegres y jovenzuelas se llaman Ima, Asha, Caleb  Christian, y con 16, 15, 14 y 10 años respectivamente, programaron el 2014 una aplicación móvil para grabar y archivar datos de cada encuentro con la policia. En sus palabras:

Hemos estado oyendo las instancias negativas en las noticias, por ejemplo, el más reciente de Michael Brown, y siempre hablamos de estos temas con nuestros padres”

“Ellos siempre tratan de reforzar que debemos centrarnos en las soluciones. Es importante hablar de los problemas, pero luego hemos de centrarnos en la búsqueda de soluciones. Eso nos hizo pensar ¿por qué no creamos una aplicación para ayudar a resolver este problema“. DIVINAS

 Esos informes de incidentes pueden ser compartidos y utilizados por la comunidad para evaluar los oficiales individuales y los departamentos de policía en su conjunto. Además del sistema de calificación de la policía, la aplicación incluye una sección de “conozca sus derechos”, con información de la American Civil Liberties Union.

Que gustazo de hackerillas, alegres, resolutivas y cañeras. TOMA!

“We are teen co-founders of this mobile application development company in Georgia. We love creating apps and we’ve got 3 awesome apps on the way!! Follow us! Spread the word!  Below, read about our early start in Technology.”

 

Marie Curie on Curiosity, Wonder, and the Spirit of Adventure in Science

Marie Curie on Curiosity, Wonder, and the Spirit of Adventure in Science

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A short manifesto for the vitalizing power of discovery.

“Few persons contributed more to the general welfare of mankind and to the advancement of science than the modest, self-effacing woman whom the world knew as Mme. Curie.” So read the obituary for Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences, published the day after her death in 1934. Three years later, her younger daughter, Eve Curie Labouisse, captured her mother’s spirit and enduring legacy in Madame Curie: A Biography (public library).