Through biomedical and healthcare sciences we have stitched and stretched the body into formats with completely differing purposes. In this masterclass we’ll speculate on further possibilities for modifications and imagine bodily solutions to evolutionary and environmental problems.
The full day program will start with idea generating exercises and inspirational materials regarding modification. After which we will start to design our own bodily solutions with a life casting course. You will learn how to quickly cast your own bodyparts with alginate and plaster and use these imprints to sculpt your speculative modifications.
Agi Haines (UK) uses the human body as everyday material in order to question our morbid curiosity for the viscera of life. By focusing on the design of this body she aims to push the boundaries on what is accepted within our society.
Agi finished her Master degree at the Royal College of Arts and is currently studying for her PhD with interdisciplinary research group CogNovo. Last year she won the 2015 BAD award with her project ‘Drones with Desires’ (together with Marcel de Jeu and Jos van der Geest), which is currently on show at ‘Body of Matter’ in Eindhoven. Agi’s work is supported by AFK’s 3 Package Deal. Check out her TED talk here.
Masterclass: Prototyping Bodies
Saturday May 28 10.00 - 18.00
Lunch not included
Please note: this event is currently sold out.