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February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$30 – $40

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.

Key Takeaways:

Introduction to BioArt, Data Collection, and TouchDesigner

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.

Materials included with workshop fee:

  • Test tubes with lids
  • Chemical strips
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Latex gloves

Materials provided by participants:

  • Egg shells
  • Newspaper bits
  • Mud
  • Water
  • Computer with TouchDesigner installed (program is free)

Each participant will receive a kit that is available for pick up on Saturday, February 19th from 12pm-3pm.

Free shipping is available for those currently living outside of the Guelph-Wellington area due to COVID-19. Shipping is limited to Canada. If you are requesting shipment, please register by February 10th in order to ensure your kit is received on time.

Please email Maddie at [email protected] if you have any questions. To ensure willing participants have access to educational opportunities, please email Maddie at [email protected] if you face financial barriers. Space permitting, we can provide discounted or complementary admission.

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.

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