Mz. Baltazars«s Laboratory is a feminist
hacker space and a artist collective based in Vienna.
It means in general open source, women
only, open access. Non- hierachic teaching and informal learning while
subverting capitalistic consume structures with tinkering and empowerment.
Mz Baltazar's Laboratory wants to demystify
technology for people socialized as women. In a three days workshop we hack
hardware, make noise, build angst-robots and program open source software. We ask
a lot of ÒstupidÓ tech questions and develop art projects together. No one is
an expert, no one is only student, we share our equipment and knowledge in
order to articulate ourselves through high tech in novel ways. Mz Baltazar's
Laboratory offers women space to make electronics their own and realize
interactive art projects.
Maria Hera "Ma soer cent ttes"
Ma soeur cent ttes is a gender-feminist
street-art project. Maria Hera collected biographies of women who did interesting
things in the past/future, made stencils out of their portraits and sprayed it
in public space. Every stencil is basicly provided with a bar- or QR-code witch
leads to the wiki- or website of the shown woman.
The sprayed stencils are documented and
published on http://masoercenttetes.blogspot.co.at Here one finds a page for
every woman with the relevant link and a foto documentation sorted by cities.
The title refers to Max Ernst«s
collage-novel ãLa femme cent ttesÒ from 1929.
The workshop ist structured in following
way: Depending to posibilities a viewing of the stencils on location or online
is intended. Hereby the intention and concept are presented. In the second part
the participiants can learn the technic, according to individual intrests, by creating
self chosen females or by cutting all ready existing stencils and spray tham.
Christine Schrkhuber - The beauty of
visual generation without laptop
workshop provides features to create visuals without the use of a laptop. In a playfull
way the powerfull technical "magic box" is demystified and hacked.
Electric disturbance signals generated by
Audio Signals are used to create abstract video landscapes. To open up cables
and learn how to modify the signals is a first insight into the operating mode
of signal transmission and basic electronics.
Camera and a Videobeamer are connected to a
videofeedback loop, but the cable is open and signals coming from a amplified
Voice Microphone are fed in. Spoken words affect the video picture immedieately
and distort it.
A special focus lies on the Voice of the
subject. The Phonem is translated directly to the picture and its visual
influence varies depending on consonant and vowal, articulation and intensity.
Based on several spoken poetry texts I like to create in experimental Sessions
and live performances which deal with the beauty of glitch, the beauty of
"Beauty of distorsion" is a
glitch art project on the intersection of Video Art, Sound Art and Literature.
Patrcia J. Reis
Electronics & Arduino Introduction
This workshop aims to introduce the basics
of electronics, focusing on what is essential for exploiting the open source
Arduino platform and therefore to build things using different kinds of in and
out-puts. We propose a relaxed approach and we aim to provide a pleasant
environment for exploring, playing with the tools and above all having fun!
Arduino is an open-source electronics
prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's
intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating
interactive objects or environments.
Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts,Vienna,
first Painting class with Franz Graf later Video/Videoinstallation class with
Dorit Margreiter, graduated with distinction in 2008.
Christine Schrkhuber is living and working
as freelance media artist, filmmaker and musician. She realizes big sound
installations in public space as well as video art, and silent noise
The artist is mainly interested in
intersections of audio and visual arts, political contents and collaborative
Member of the executive committee of the
sterreichÒ, the feminist DIYelectronic collective "Mz.
Baltazars Laboratory" and part of the network for improvised music snim.
CoFounder of the sound art exhibition
Patrcia J. Reis
Patrcia J. Reis was born in Lisbon,
Portugal, in 1981. She Graduated in Visual Arts from the ESAD (Superior School
of Art and Desing, Caldas da Rainha) Portugal, in 2004, and in 2011 presented
her masters thesis in the Production and Creation in Technological Art Master
program, at the Lusfona University, Lisbon, Portugal, with the title Inside
out: Myself as Diana - Audiovisual participatory Installation. Female
representation and its relation between public and private. She's currently a
PhD candidate (practice based in Visual Arts) at the University of vora,
Portugal, researching on Media Art and Cultural Studies, supervised by
Professor Claudia Giannetti. She's a fellow researcher from National Science
Technology Foundation of Portugal.
As an artist and researcher, she explores
the intimate (Cultural and Political) relations between the subject of vision
and image (namely the body, representation and self-representation), through
digital apparatus, in photography and, more recently, in video and interactive installations.
Maria Hera is born in 1978 in Hunedoara-RO. 2002-2007
she studied fine arts at University of Applied Arts and Science Hannover/DE at
Prof. Sigrun Jakubaschke und Prof. Bernhard Garbert. 2007-2008 she attended the
masterclass of Prof. Bernhardt Garbert. Since 2008 Maria Hera lives and works
Her artistic work concentrates on collage,
installation and space intervention, photo and street art. The collages are
huge papers excrescences rampling all over the walls and creates her own
synthesis out of the daily barrage of media images to decode the messages they
submit to us and turn them into questions rather than answers.