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Structure: Two part workshop with 2 weeks in between. First part has a focus on bio-art and physical making, while session two has a focus on digital techniques.
In session one, participants will be given an introduction to BioArt artists and methods and will create Winogradsky Columns from local mud sources. They will be taught ways to collect data from their columns to use in session two.
In session two, participants will be given a basic overview of TouchDesigner and will create an organic growth simulator. They will take the data they collected over the week from their columns and input that data into their simulators to create their own unique digital growth systems.
This workshop is geared towards those with no previous TouchDesigner experience.
Materials included with workshop fee:
-Test tubes with lids
Materials provided by participants:
-Computer with TouchDesigner installed (program is free)
Maria Simmons is a hybrid artist from Hamilton, ON. She investigates potentialized environments through the creation of multidisciplinary sculpture and installation. Her work embraces contamination as an act of collaboration. She holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo and a BFA from McMaster University. She has recently exhibited at The Plumb, Platform, Ed Video Media Art Centre, Art Gallery of Hamilton, and the Hamilton Artist Inc.
[Image Description: Coloured image. Black background with a white organic shape in the middle and three technological rectangles surround it. White text reads: Creating Digital Growth Structures from Homemade Microbial Ecosystems. Facilitated by Maria Simmons. Thurs. Feb, 24th 6:30-8:00 pm EST via Zoom & Thurs. Mar, 10th 6:30-9:00 pm EST via Zoom. Ed Video’s logo is visible on the bottom right of the image.]