Postponed! Masterclass: Prototyping Bodies

Design the future 'you' with Agi Haines

7 May 2016

Please note that this workshop is postponed. Next date: 11 June.

How will environmental pressures impact our malleable body? And what can we do to guide human evolution? Join in the masterclass with Bio-artist Agi Haines (winner 2015 BAD award) and prototype the future ‘you.’ Full day program including casting materials, coffee and tea.

Tickets / 30% discount for Students, artist and freelancers. Select the "Cultuur Korting" and bring your student card or KVK subscription.

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Transfigurations by Agi Haines - Bibuccalplasty - Extension of the cheeks can be achieved through expansion clips, once the clips are embedded in the cheek wall the skin and muscle can be stretched over a period of three months allowing fast and efficient caffeine absorption for a child entering a high stress career. Agi Haines (UK)

The Masterclass

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.

Program

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.

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Masterclass: Prototyping Bodies - Feb. 6 2016 A workshop participant experiments with speculative design for the future 'you' Margherita Soldati (IT)

Agi Haines

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.

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Masterclass: Prototyping Bodies - Agi Haines modelling her work on a workshop participant Margherita Soldati (IT)

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Masterclass: Prototyping Bodies - A workshop participant shows the result of moulding her face Margherita Soldati (IT)

Information
Masterclass: Prototyping Bodies
Saturday May 7 10.00 - 18.00
Tickets: Artist, Students and Freelancers €105,-* / Regular €150,-
Buy your ticket here

Lunch not included

  • We offer a culture discount for artists, students and freelancers. If you decide to buy the reduced price ticket we expect you to show your KVK number or Studentcard at the entrance.
  • We need a minimum of 5 participants for the workshop to take place