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Technoshamanism meeting in Berlin!! 19-20/2016

“TECNOSHAMANISM MEETING IN BERLIN”  

19-20/02/2016 at SCHILLERPALAIS –  http://www.kulturnetzwerk.de/mitglieder/schillerpalais.html
Schillerpromenade 4 – Berlin
U boddinstrasse
19/02 – 2pm to 12pm
20/02 – 2pm to 12 pm

technoshamanism network – http://technoshamanismo.wordpress.com 

email: tecnoxamanismo@lists.riseup.net

Colaborator: TOP eV http://www.top-ev.de/

Organized by Fabiane M. Borges – with the suport of Mindaugas Gapševičius, Axel D. Reinert,  Rafael Beznos, Carsten Agger, Bruno Gola, Laura Sobenes, Oliver Lerone Schultz, Kei Kreutler. Without them this meeting would not be possible.

INTRODUCTION

During the days 19 and 20 of february/2016 there will be a tecnoshamanism meeting in Berlin! This meeting intends to gather people that are interested in the intersection between DIY technologies and ancestor futuristic knowledge.

By “ancestor futuristic knowledge” we understand the approximation of ancestral knowledge, cosmovisions, alchemy, shamanisms, magic,  free cosmogonies with foresight technologies and possible futurologies.

If rationalism and individualism somehow exhaust a way to produce an ecologically and socially balanced existence, and if the Earth presents emergencies that the anthropocentrism can’t take care of, what can we do to reach other relations of states between human / nature / cosmos?

All this discussion about interspecifcs, subjectivity of matter, anthropocene, and theoretical speculative discussions is something that moves us / touches, or is it just the latest intellectual agenda in international meetings, which soon will sound as obsolete concepts?

You can approach if you feel called by the junction of these terms (techno + shamanism, ancestrality + futurism). You can come to the workshops, discussions and rituals that will be made during the whole weekend in free radio format, with free expression and listening space for many different backgrounds.

TECHNOSHAMANISM NETWORK

Tecnoshamanism has been configured as a cross-border network that gathers people interested in thinking their ideas and everyday actions at the same time they thinking open science,  open technology and open cosmological and ecosophical visions. Putting in doubt the technology development projects also has been an issue; we want above all to rescue the spirit of hacklabs, which in many cases have lost their collaborative and adventurer spirit in favor of an the entrepreneurial culture.

Over these last few years we have made a series of meetings, events, festivals and practical constructions to think/act in relation to all this. We made meetings in Spain, England, Denmark, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and now we are organizing this meeting in Berlin. Every city/country has its characteristics, its way of dealing with these issues, its singular reading about all these processes and its own conjectures about ancestrality/futurism. So what we leave is always a question, instead of coming with programs and reports …

If tecnoshamanism presents itself as an aesthetic tendency with its rituals, immersive processes, internarratives and live fictionalizations, it also appears as a set of practices that are carried out by its collaborators. In this category come forest garden projects, reconstructing river sources, defence of indigenous areas and populations, renewable energy projects, intranet networks, etc.
http://tecnoxamanismo.metareciclagem.org/

Observation

It will be a two-days meeting where we will talk about all this. While at the same time we will prepare the collective DIY ritual. The ritual will be made with the participation of the people involved in the meeting.

PROGRAM

It start 16:00 with a Radio Program with the public!!

FRIDAY 19/02 

FREE RADIO (DEBATES wiht public) (radio setup: Rafael Beznos)

 

16:00 “DIY Cosmogonies” / Immersive Festivals

– Fabiane M. Borges (Brazil) – talk about Technoshamanism (network, rituals, process practices) and  Spatial Counterculture MSST (sateliteless movement) – Brasil and Art in Orbit (Equator)
http://www.modspil.dk/docs/technoshamanism_fabi_borges.pdf
http://tecnoxamanismo.metareciclagem.org/
http://arteenorbita.diferencial.org/

– Kei Kreutler (American, lives in Berlin) – talk about unMonastery and the distributed community’s process and practices and OSO, a platform for gatherings and infrastructure for the observation of satellites, spacecraft, and space junk.
http://unmonastery.org/
http://opensourceobservatory.org

18:00 Refugies Territories – Quilombos –

Carsten Agger (Denmark) –  Baobáxia – an internet between quilombos – a community organized effort to preserve the cultural heritage of rural, often off-line and very dispersed Afro-Brazilian communities – and to liberate digital cultural work from the behemoths of Google and Facebook –

Peggy Sylopp (German) – A community of changemakers seeks to create a collaborative workspace for all who are developing innovative solutions linked to the social challenge of migration
http://www.migrationhub.eu/

3 – TELEMATIC EXPERIENCE  20:00 in Berlim / 17:00 in Brazil –

NANO – Nucleus of Art and New Organisms – works with  technological tools, combined with handmade objects, exploring the creative potential that results from the integration of artificial, digital and / or analog systems, with natural organisms.

Proposition: we here propose a telematic experience within the project S.H.A.S.T. (Housing System for Homeless Bees)  which investigates poetic intersections between art, nature, and technology in the context of telematics, in this case involving a swarm of africanized bees, located in the municipality of Vargem Alegre, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, NANO Lab’s server and anyone who desires to apply the date sent from the hive in their own work or interactive system. We wish to promote, through the construction of these hybrid objects and their facilities, experiences that can provide a poetic, sensory and intuitive perception of possible integration between species, between beings, between organisms. In our view, this semantic intersection is made possible by the emergence of a aesthesis re-invented by hybrid organisms which allow the establishment of codes of communication between different systems, always starting from an artistic proposition. http://www.nano.eba.ufrj.br/ 

4- PREPARATION FOR THE RITUAL 

21:00 – All people who are already involved in the ritual or who wants to work with this, have to came for this meeting!! Here we will make a brainstorm and organize the ritual for saturday!!

SATURDAY 19/02 

1 – DIY WORKSHOPS: 

A) 15:00 – Demonstration/workshop – Dissolution with Martin Howse

Description: Dissolution literally describes an earth-technological cycle of mineral extraction (copper, gold and silver are mined from the earth to create technology) and return (junked technology is half-heartedly dissolved back into the earth). Dissolution returns to the beginnings of Western chemistry in alchemy, utilizing historical electro-chemical processes to return technology to the earth, to complete and mock these (natural) cycles.

In this instance of an ongoing research, participants are invited to dissolve personal technologies (please bring) under an angelic breath of pure noise.

2- FREE RADIO (DEBATES with public):

16:00 –   Animism, matter and subjectivity

– Erick Felinto (Brazil) – Philosophical Fiction, Science fiction, Fiction and interfiction, Superstition and  hyperstition. Creativity and the Encounter with Radical Otherness.

– Martin Howse (UK and Germany) –   links between the earth (geophysical phenomena), software and the human psyche (psychogeophysics), proposing a return to animism within a critical misuse of scientific technology.

– Moderator – Mindaugas Gapševičius

B) 18:00 Open Ports

Oliver Lerone Schultz (Full Spectrum Analyst at GPA) are introducing some of the history, motivations and horizons of of the Global Ports Authority, especially focussing on it´s current re-construction concomitant to the 7th planetary Global Port Process (GPG7).
– Within the context of this workshop the GPA is mirthful for a chance to insert and unearth some of GPA´s millenial history and polit-mythology as relevant to the global port system. A special focus will be docking the GPA-story to techno-shamanism. Also we will try to collect and bind some relevant Tempelhof-histories to all this. The workshop will also be an opportunity to talk about missing (or lost) chapters of the GPA.
http://www.gpaworldports.org  (see particularly the ‘2016 GPA Berlin Declaration’

C)   20:00 – Gezilla Ancestrality Ritual Destroy Montanso/Sumitomo Chemica/Isistanbul 
https://youtu.be/Tj3BxJ0Kp9g
Berbat Soksal (Istambul/turquy) audiovisual performance – Following up on the idea of ‘altered.states’ – a geopolitics spectralized as much by sensory overload/dispossession, as by the re-location of power in the post-democratic/-digital era – ”GEZILLA DESTROYS ISISTANBUL” will re-render what is – or: was – referred to as ‘Europe’, ‘Eurottoman’, ‘Euronattoman’. Out-performing exoticism and choosing its own reference markers it will likewise engage the Golden Age Global Hologram Doctrine, ISIStanbul (TISAsistanbul), Anxt Hase States as it will feature modern isolation tanks as part of the new inventory of Hardcore Ultra Modernism.
Gezilla Ritual Destroy Montanso – Sumitomo Chemica – Isistanbul
https://youtu.be/rZmEJkN4_iA
http://2016.transmediale.de/content/25bz

3  IMMERSIVE PROCESS – TECHNOSHAMANISM RITUAL –   21:00

It will be a DIY Ritual. You can came as public or participant. If you want to be a participant you need to put your name here, and say what you could do in the ritual. It will be built in a open format. The idea is not a presentation, but a space of intensification of conscience and collective concentration.

Peggy Sylopp (multimidia instalation) –

Laura Sobenes (paintings, masks Tattoo with noise)

Bruno Gola (noise)

Deva State  (DIY Noise Station)

Emergent Void (D. SeeKer)

Marina Faé (electric Bass frequencies)

Fabiane M. Borges (transmediation)

Fernanda Sanchez Valdivieso (performance)

Carsten Agger (invocations)

Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez (invocations for a new alchemy)

Gil Fuser (Liebesbrunnen experiencing: Trough the Liebesbrunnen, an instrument / body which shows how love moves, sounds  and looks inside our bodies)

Kei Kreutler – (Uncivilisation Readjustment Therapy – Movement practices for Visceral Added Value)

Emergent Void  proposes  the exploration of these mechanisms through audio/visual art  form,  utilizing high definition live video feedback, and no input audio  mixer  feedback. the performance is described as meditative and  introspective.  The nature of the process necessitates patience,  observance and an  active engagement with the present moment.

Bios

Bruno Gola is a psychonaut, free software developer/activist and audio.noise.visual artist. Mixing analog or digital instruments and toys with code, AI and generative methods to perform live.

Carsten Agger is a software developer, activist and writer who has been active in social movements, for free software and civil rights and against racism and colonial wars, for twenty years. Trained as a theoretical physicist he works as a free software developer, contributes to the Baobáxia project and co-organized the LibreOffice Conference 2015. He wrote a book about the Qur’an and is currently studying Norse religion and language for a comparative project. Carsten is based in Aarhus, Denmark.

Deva State Is  a project started by Rafa Beznos, studio producer, guitarist, composer,  transdisciplinary multimedia artist and researcher, live performer,  free  radio and diy audio activist. It consists in developing sound experiments and performances with analog-digital modular circuit bending system with DIY noise synthesizer and sampler devices built in a small portable  suitcase, the “Deva Station”.

Emergent Void  Interaction designer with a passion for data visualization and generative art.
music producer, sound designer and on good days a musician.
film maker, lighting explorer and post production geek https://www.behance.net/daniel_siq

Erick Felinto is a media researcher based in Rio de Janeiro. He is the president and curator of the international conference series The Secret Life of Objects and was a translator and collaborator of the ZKM and the UdK in the production of the Flusseriana, a dictionary of Vilém Flusser’s concepts. https://poshumano.wordpress.com/

Fabiane M. Borges is phd in clinical psychology, essayist and artist. Her research is about Space-art, art and technology, shamanism, performance and subjectivity. Usually she call her own work as “imersive process” or “frontier experience”. http://catahistorias.wordpress.com

Fernanda Sanchez Valdivieso  is a Brazilian performer, writer, teacher, traveller, and cultural mediator. She has studied Theatre and Art Education in São Paulo, and  has taken part in collaborative projects in theatre, dance, visual arts, filmmaking and education , in Brazil and abroad. She holds an specialization in Dramatherapy, carrying on an autonomous research on therapeutic healing processes through creativity, consciousness expansion, body awareness and human subjective interaction. She is also interested in technology, philosophy, mythology and magic.

Global Ports Authority
The GPA is a semi-independent, non-governmental planetary scale organization with a large membership of international ports standards bodies, and is itself a long-standing player in the port-system, starting prior to Mathoddam or Canopus into the official port-cartographies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, impact relevant and strategic planetary scale standards that support openness and provide solutions to ever increasing global challenges and growing instability.

Gil Fuser
Six years ago I decided to dedicate my time doing and studying art. Since then I made animations, electronic music, poetry and stencil, among other projects, including graphic design. About two years ago I started to explore  the possibilities of physical computing to mix the analog (real?) and the digital (virtual?) worlds. The interactive objects (e.g. instruments) interest me as a way to enable the re-signification of what is now taken for granted, finding new meanings and new ways of perceiving the world. At the same time it makes possible to enable the empowerment and the expansion of expression skills of anyone without requiring necessarily an artistic background.

Kei Kreutler is a researcher, web developer and community facilitator interested in networked practices for nomadic groups and applied autonomous living. She currently contributes to @unMonastery, @OSObservatory, @TransforMap, @2nd__foundation, @SatNOGS, and is Spatial Advisor at Large for the GPA.

Laura Sobenes is photographer, body painter entusiast, aura tattooer, 1,53m, feminist, sarcastic, plays the flute, has a small company in her hometown, very much enjoys rituals of any kind, had a very important vision in south african desert, and many other things. She doesn’t really know how to talk about herself, making words seem interesting and not bad-egocentric, but still, with a certain amount of making the stuff she did in life be recognized as “important” or “cool”. 😉

Marina Faé is an absolute freestyle music lover in random cadenzas: bass and guitar player, drunk singer, music researcher, abstract visual artist and club scenographer.
Former member of Downbeat band Cine Mad in Chaos from São Paulo, played bass across the universe in a variety of gigs and festivals. Berliner by choice, is currently a member of Queerpunk band Gegenüber.

Martin Howse is occupied with an artistic investigation of the links between the earth (geophysical phenomena), software and the human psyche (psychogeophysics), proposing a return to animism within a critical misuse of scientific technology. Through the construction of experimental situations (within process-driven performance, laboratories, walks and workshops), material art works and texts, Howse explores the links between substance or materials and execution or protocol, excavating issues of visibility and of hiding within the world. For the last ten years he has collaborated on numerous open-laboratory style projects and performed, published, lectured and exhibited diversely. He is equally the creator of the skin-driven audio divination module, a.k.a. The Dark Interpreter. [1]

Mindaugas Gapševičius (*1974) is an artist, facilitator, and curator based in Berlin, Weimar and Vilnius. He has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions around Europe and is an active participant in conferences and workshops related to net culture. Gapševičius collaboratively initiated several major international cultural/educational projects including o-o Institutio Media and Migrating Art Academies, co-edited Migrating Reality (2008), Migrating:Art:Academies: (2010) and Displace (2014) books. In 2015 Gapševičius was appointed an artistic associate chair at the Bauhaus University in Weimar.

Oliver Lerone Schultz studied Philosophy, History of Science and Ethnography. Alongside academic engagements he always engaged actively in the social fabric, as with the initiatives globale Filmfestival or the group laborB*. All along challenging pure academic enclosures of theory, he co-organized ‘trans-academic events’, e.g. through eXpolar.de. After initially researching the intersections of embodiment and media philosophy, later came an additional focus on visual cultures and post-media research. As co-initiator of the Post-Media Lab, he was co-editor of the PML Books series (with MUTE London), and co-curated VideoVortex #9 – Re:assemblies of Video. His last engagement was  as chair/curator of ‘Anxious to Act’ at transmediale/ conversationpiece.
http://lerone.info

Peggy Sylopp  She is Dipl. Computer scientist and artist, founder of PexLabs. Her passion lies in the combination of art, technology and science, as with own artistic works or in the design of workshops or campaigns. So she searched for her Public Policy Master’s thesis about the potential of artistic work to pass on technical knowledge. Her installative and performative light arts are based oa.o. on motion detection, 2008, she was nominated together with her partner Giovanni Longo the German Sound Art Award. http://peggy-sylopp.net

Serhat Söksal, has worked as a multimedia artist with various releases in video, music, and literary formats since 1991. The work often balances on the verge of trash, and continuously engages with remakes and collages of music, cinema, speech, and field recordings. 2/5BZ has performed live audiovisual performances under motto ”NO Touristik NO Exotik” in 91 cities in clubs, festivals, squats, and exhibitions.
Gezilla Ritual Destroy Montanso – Sumitomo Chemica – Isistanbul
http://2016.transmediale.de/content/25bz

unMonastery is a way to radically re-vision distributed communities during a time of environmental, infrastructural, and economic volatility. Interweaving the history of monasticism and hackerspace design patterns as ways of living together, the unMonastery is in the process of building a network of long-term and outward-facing cooperative living spaces to cultivate service-oriented, meaningful work as a means of both personal and collective resilience. As an eclectic online community, the unMonastery develops narrative frameworks, tools and protocols for ambient network practices, connection and solidarity. http://unmonastery.org/

Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez is media artist and transdisciplinary researcher from Brazil and the United States, where she was a Fulbright scholar in Art & Design and Media Studies. Her artistic practice started with Structural/Materialist image-making via cameraless animation for her experimental films to VJing as part of her performance art and installation pieces. Her most recent work intersects with art, design, culture, science and technology, ranging from sonification of data in dendrochronology, videomicrography and creative coding for immersive interactive performative installations where the public is invited to integrate the assemblages. www.quietrevolution.me