The 3rd International Congress on Numanities ICoN invites to take part in open laboratories “OpLab!” with Mindaugas Gapševičius
During the 3rd International Congress on Numanities (IcoN) open laboratories “OpLab!” will be organised by the International Semiotics Institute ISI in Kaunas, Lithuania. These laboratories will be led by artist Mindaugas Gapševičius, living and working between Germany and Lithuania, and will invite to experiment with the biological and non-biological matter.
Laboratory “Ultra Low Voltage Survival Kit”
In the „Ultra low voltage survival kit“ participants will be introduced to electric properties of different matter including our own bodies. No specific knowledge is required. If curious in technical setup, bring your laptop. And an Arduino board if you have.
Laboratory “Mycorrhizal Networks or How Do I Hack Plant Conversations”
In the „Mycorrhizal networks or how do I hack plant conversations“ participant will be introduced to fungi and plants who live in symbiosis with each other. During the proposed workshop we will build simple electronic interfaces in order to track their symbiotic activity.
Both events will take place in The Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Kaunas University of Technology, address A. Mickevičiaus Str. 37, 44244 Kaunas, Room 106.
Please register by email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take part.
Mindaugas Gapševičius (b. 1974) is an artist, facilitator, and curator living and working in Berlin, Weimar and Vilnius. Gapševičius earned his MA at the Vilnius Academy of Arts in 1999 and his MPhil at the Goldsmiths University London in 2016. In 2014 he joined the International Semiotics Institute where he focus on artistic research. In 2015 Gapševičius was appointed an artistic associate chair at the Bauhaus University in Weimar.
In 2016 the theme of the congress is “PROCESSES, MAPS, NARRATIVES”. The theme stems from the awareness that plenty of humanistic practices seem to have switched their main focus from “result” to “process”. This is for instance the case with arts, where the concepts of “preparation”, “making of”, “work in progress” are becoming more and more central in the development and implementation of the artwork. But it is the whole society that seems to have adopted an “open kitchen” principle as the predominant way of understanding and experiencing its many practices.
The 3rd International Congress on Numanities (ICoN) will be organized by the International Semiotics Institute ISI and held in Kaunas, Lithuania, from the 23rd to the 26th of May, 2016. OpLab! laboratories are organised in collaboration with Institutio media.