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<nettime-ann> Call for workshop participation: Curieâs Children [glow boys, radon daughters] - Workshop in Helsinki/Finland


Call for workshop participants:

âCurieâs Children [glow boys, radon daughters]: An investigation of
radioactivity in the context of art, physics and activismâ originating
from the Case PyhÃjoki project. 


When/Where: 2nd-5th of June 2014, Helsinki, Finland (exact place TBC)
Guides: Erich Berger and Martin Howse
Guests: Mari Keski Korsu, Andrew Paterson, and others
Application deadline: send your application including CV and motivation
until 18.4.2014 to erich.berger@bioartsociety.fi
Participation fee for coffee and radiation detector: 20â

The Curieâs Children [glow boys, radon daughters] workshop allows the
uninitiated to easily enter into a physical and intuitive relation to
nuclear and atomic processes, following simple hands-on experimentation,
construction and research. This relation promotes an understanding of
the complex issues surrounding contemporary uses of nuclear and atomic
technologies, which could inform and help to formulate an artistic

As part of the Case PyhÃjoki project in 2013, Berger and Howse designed
a minimal, low budget geiger radiation detector which is fast and simple
to build. The detector serves as an introduction for the workshop
participants to start a relationship with the complex political,
economic and artistic positions orbiting the phenomena of nuclear decay.

During the Curieâs Children [glow boys, radon daughters] workshop
participants will be guided through their own construction of the
radiation detector device, and will extend this with further
investigations, experiments, lectures, discussion, screenings,
presentations and field trips.

Workshop schedule

2.6. 18h: Presentation âCase PyhÃjoki â Artistic reflections on nuclear
influenceâ with Mari Keski Korsu and guests.

3-5.6. 10-18h: Building of radiation detector, experiments and
investigations, presentations, screenings and field trips.

About Erich Berger and Martin Howse

Erich Berger is an artist and cultural worker based in Helsinki/
Finland. His interests lie in information processes and feedback
structures, which he investigates through installations,
situations, performances and interfaces. His current explorations of deep
time and hybrid ecology led him to work with radiogenic phenomena.

Through the construction of experimental situations (within
process-driven performance, laboratories, walks, and workshops),
material art works and texts, Martin Howse explores the rich links
between substance or materials and execution or protocol, excavating
issues of visibility and of hiding within the world.

Curieâs Children [glow boys, radon daughters] is a collaboration between
the Finnish Society of Bioart, Case PyhÃjoki and Pixelache and part of
the pre program of CampPixelache 2014.


The workshop is generously funded by the Finnish Arts Promotion Centre

Erich Berger
Toiminnanjohtaja / Director
The Finnish Society of Bioart

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