On the last day of the Superfreight exhibition I ran an Insect Buzz Workshop.
As seen in the exhibition, the Insect Buzz are hand held placards that buzz quite loud when their button is pressed. They are to be used in ecological protests and other opportunities where the user wants to remind others that insects are disappearing rapidly and that we will be in big trouble when they are gone.
Participants made a cool variety of Insect Buzzes. I would like to get 50+ made to run a swarm during ecological protests. Contact me if you would like to make your own Insect Buzz and take it to the streets
Come and make your own Insect Buzz electronic placard to take to the streets in this 2 hours workshop. Only 10 spaces on the workshop, £3 recommended donation towards the cost of parts. Bring your own acrylic and emulsion paint leftovers, and paintbrushes if you have any.
Arcade Campfa, Saturday 29 February 2020, 13:30 to 15:30
The Insect Buzz Workshop benefits from funding by the EASTN-DC research project at Cardiff School of Art and Design
Experimental kinetic mess Mud Machine made with 90% materials recycled or found in nature. Made with a group of young people in Peak Cymru, Crickhowell UK in a 6 hours wrekshop on 19th February 2020.
Collecting mud and sticks
Working the e-waste
The good people of the Deershed have invited me again for supervising the execution of several hundred kilos of obsolete consumer electronics by several hundred children (12 at a time maximum). The operation is called a Wrekshop and takes place in the Science Tent of the family friendly Deershed Festival 10 in Topcliffe North Yorkshire UK from 26th to 28th July.
In the Science Tent this year for the first time: Sam Battle, of youtube fame as Look Mum No Computer, is the inventor of the Furby Organ, the Flamethrowing Henry Hoover and he plays a giant analog synth in his lab. I am looking forward to meet this interesting man and his creations!
Just found this funny video from the Man Machine workshop I ran in Gdynia, Poland in 2014.
Workshop produced by Laznia Centre for Contemporary Arts Gdansk, 17th to 23rd November 2014.
Disobedient Objects workshop, Cardiff School of Art and Design.
30mn exercise #3: facial contraptions to counter facial recognition cameras
30mn exercise #2: fake guns