Artist in Residency: Summer 2015 residency @ Station Messschiff Eleonore, Linz, Austria.
We selected three residency projects submitted through open calls.
Bioni Samp (London) [Bee Frequency Farming] proposes to “set up and manage a ‘bee frequency log hive electronic apiary’ (sound installation). Daily harvesting (recordings), processing (audio) and distributing (listening) via qr code ‘seed’ cards and streaming online”.
aTxE (Basque) & La Pelos (Cordoba) [<<< FILE FOUND>>>] checks in on the use of bio-toxic-machines as contestation and resistance to the information imposed. They design a tattooing machine as an artifact, a bio-machine, a deconstructive virus that creates new files from the borders.
Agnieszka Pokrywka (Helsinki) [Ferment Lab] proposes a participatory, multi-locative space for food and social fermentation focused on exploration of intertwines between bacterial and human culture.
Convert yourself into E-waste, compost yourself, consult earth worms for empowering, chase honeybees for weather report, send your mobile on a slow boat to China, set your electric sheep free range, tune in to ghostradio, locate yourself with smell of home cooking, eat your data raw, bake your own cookie, make your own bed, hand over your hangover, take a dip in the Danube, check into the underwater eel hotel, take part in the infoDETOX Eleonore summer residency 2015.
In 2015, Stadtwerkstatt, the nerve central of Linz’ free/open culture takes up “the nature of information” as matters of inquiry and launches infoLAB to house its many ongoing information research projects. For Stadtwerkstatt who always presents a reference to the established system, an information laboratory is a challenge of the presence. Parallel to infoLAB, the infoDETOX residency admits free/open sources of information, randomness as a form of non-information and meaningless information without conclusive arguments. We propose to verify a world of logics-based reality, create a reference system through the world of dreams in which exists no distinction or abstraction of situations, no symmetries, no mirroring, no context of art, no togetherness or loneliness. It is a world without compromise, a world that dreams greets reality and technology is treated with great caution.