INFODETOX: 48h FRI 17:00 – SUN 17:00 // Eleonore
There is no need to develop artificial systems for positive change in the societies or superficial solutions for happier ways of living. Information about how we should co-exist is coded in the natural processes, also in micro bacterial world. Ferment Lab aims to reveal information hidden in micro life of bacterias by simply observing, exposing and reusing its mechanisms in makro culture of societies.
As part of the infoDETOX residency at Station Messschiff Eleonore, Ferment Lab Linz works in particular with perception of time and ways of observing it. During the residency, the activities of Ferment Lab are scheduled according to fermentation cycles (in oppose to the solar or moon day/night rhythm). During STWST48, Ferment Lab turns in to a bizarre feast of different types of fermented food which was maturing over the residency period. The public are invited to observe fermentative developments varying from using a water drop as a magnifying glass, time-lapse photography to construct DIY laser microscope. In the program are also: fortunetelling based on study of personal bacterias, changing the taste of bread by the thoughts thought during kneading the dough, and possibly other oddities. All of these in the surrounding of balloons pumped up by yeast feed on sugar.
Agnieszka Pokrywka (PL/FI) by education is a filmmaker, interaction designer, art critic and physicist. By practice she is a graphic designer, researcher and cultural organiser. By heart she is a multimedia explorer interested in participatory, collaborative and open source practices.