Hexagram x ELEKTRA – MATERIA : Labo Public de création de savoirs numériques — Sept 8 – 10

This event will bring together, over three consecutive days, local and international artists, creators, scientists, researchers and professionals from the artistic and cultural sectors. Invited guests and visitors, along with a team of mediators, will also participate in this arena of creation and knowledge sharing, at the intersections of art, design, science, and multiple forms of knowledge and forms of knowing

[re]capture in residence at Perte de Signal

Exploring the concept of ‘filtration’ using biomaterials, plants, and electronic strategies, [re]capture is a dialogue between in situ atmospheric data capture devices and gallery installation. With air toxicity a growing issue, this ongoing project seeks to give shape to the microscopic invisibility and the macroscopic dimension of air pollution.

Cooking and Culturing Colour Part IV

It’s results day! It’s only been 48 hrs since our last workshop and our plates and fabric samples are already brimming with pigmented bacterial cultures. Our fourth workshop session takes us through the final steps of bacterial dyeing textiles, which involves printing using the stencils we prepared on Tuesday and getting all the samples ready…

Cooking and Culturing Colour Part III

In the third instalment of this workshop series, we were able to see how well our bacterial plates and liquid cultures grew over the week. We then harnessed the pigment-producing abilities of this bacterium to colour both un-dyed fabric samples as well as some of the food waste-dyed fabrics from the first session. At the…

Cooking and Culturing Colour Part II

This week, Vanessa facilitated the second instalment of the Cooking and Culturing Colour workshop series. We were able to see the results of the food waste dyeing we did last week and experimented with modifying the colour of the fabric using different acidic, basic, and iron solutions. We used everything from soda ash to lemon…

Cooking and Culturing Colour Part I

On March 15th, Vanessa Mardirossian facilitated Part I of the Cooking and Culturing Colour workshop series. She introduced participants to dyeing with food waste and showed us how to prepare protein and cellulose fibres (using different mordants and pre-treatments) for the dye baths. We prepared dyes using onion skins, avocado pits and peels, black beans,…