Routes + Routines Follow Blind Workshops by Peter Westenberg and Wendy Van Wynsberghe (Constant vzw) :: July 15, 2009; 10:00 am - city walk starts at Timelab - Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 23 - 9000 Ghent :: To participate email summercamp [at] timelab.org.
This workshop is a detour through the city of Ghent guided by environmental data. Fit up with a self-made antenna, city walkers are dwelling through the electromagnetic fields of Ghent.
Part 1: EMF Antenna: After a contextualization of the workshop by a presentation and introduction of EMF, participants will make their own EMF antenna. Tools and material are provided by Constant. Duration: 3 hours.
Part 2: Collective Sound Performance: Cars, wires, streetlights, security installations and a lot of other electronic devices create a urban environment saturated by electromagnetic radiation. By walking, the EMF-orchestra scans the city. The registered radiation becomes audible by portable speakers the participants are wearing. Electronic rhythms, pulses, noise, frequencies, dissonant tones, feedback … Duration: 3 hours
The Brussels-based, non-profit organization Constant is operating in the field between art and media. Constant is an interdisciplinary studio involved in ethics and culture on the Internet. Their artistic practices are inspired by the way technological infrastructure, data transfer en software are changing our daily life. Important points of interest are free software, alternative license agreements and (cyber)feminism.