Feral Labs
TTTLab, @Corfu, Greece

TTTlabs are highly speculative hybrid events of intense co-creation, co-education and co-development set in the Ionian Islands. TTTlabs are multi-person field work experiences that allow time and focus for in-depth play with concepts and practices of: Developmental Biology & Deprogramming, New Reproductive Technology & Rewilding, Bird Watching & Rehabilitation, Human Germline Genetic Editing & Ferality, Performance Art & Nonhuman Enrichment. “BioFeral.BeachCamp”, the first TTTlab, will be on the Island of Corfu, Greece. The emphasis will be on Bioart as fundamental research (also known as curiosity based research) including bioart labs as ‘ethics in action’. Focused on hacking research methods with wetlab Bioart, this camp includes creative video and sonic arts mash-ups, novel apparatus prototyping and bio-ferality experiments in performance art.

https://inarts.eu/
ArtLabo Retreat, @ Island of Batz, Bretagne, FR

The ArtLabo Retreat is bi-annual week-long international gathering of the extended ArtLabo Network. It takes place at the Island of Batz, off the Roscoff coast (Bretagne, FR). Its focus is on sharing research-creation practices in the field of marine biology, biomaterials, sustainable food, upcycling & circular economy, open source technology, video & sound arts and media publication.

The ArtLabo Retreat will invite national and international guests to mentor workshops with a strong focus on: bioart practices related to biology of evolution and marine biology; edible algae ethno-botany, foraging & cooking; upcycling and biomaterials; hypermedia practices related to those fields (interviews, web radio, web edition, filming & video editing).

https://www.makery.info/en/2020/09/22/artlabo-retreat-summer-camp-symbiotique-a-lile-de-batz/
PIFcamp, Summer Hacking Camp, Projekt Atol, @Soča, Slovenija

PIFcamp is a 7-day hacker/maker-base set in pristine Alpine nature in close proximity of Soča river, where art, technology and knowledge meet. The camp is an immersion event, where media, video and sound artists, theorists, programmers, engineers and scientists work together on themes like DIY electronics, modular synthesis, wearable electronics, e-textiles, wildfood, citizen science and environmental studies. Around 60 participants of the camp take the leading part in holding workshops, practical field trips, theoretical lectures and on-sight briefings and actively participate in the development of various DIY/DIWO projects, while collaborating together in a creative working environment. In addition, all the projects are thoroughly documented and published online.

https://pif.camp
open CALL:
PIFcamp #10: DIWOtion @Bovec, Slovenija
Deadline: 15.04.2024
Early bird: 15.03.2024
Summer School, @São Luís, Portugal

Focused on intersection of Art, Biology and the Environment innovative summer course offers unique opportunities to visual artists and non-specialists to acquire theoretical and practical skills in biological and environmental sciences in connection to the visual arts. The Summer School explores the interdisciplinary relationship between art, life and environmental sciences through hands-on exercises, combining theory and practice in an informal environment, e.g.: seminars, debates, visits, and the creation of artworks with biological media.

The program offers an intensive, experimental and shared learning space, in which artists in residence, experts, scientists and attendees can generate transversal knowledge, project prototypes or replicable protocols.

https://cultivamoscultura.com/2023/01/16/summer-school-2023-expanse/
open CALL:
Summer Camp, LabYard, @Helsingør, Denmark

Summer Camp 2023 overall focuses on questions of organizational sustainability and systemic challenges in the field of visual arts through practical workshops, group discussions, and presentations by stakeholders in the Danish visual arts field.

This year, the camp is organized by Philip Pilekjær. Philip is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and since 2019, he has worked as an editor at the Zurich-based art and culture media PROVENCE Magazine. As an artist, he regularly contributes to exhibitions both domestically and internationally and serves on the board of UKK – the Organization for Artists, Curators, and Art Mediators. During our time together, we will work on a collective project that will serve as an exercise in using algorithms, physical materials, economic structures, and ecosystems as metaphors to envision a collective future. This applies not only to our everyday interactions but also to how we organize ourselves and express our ideas through exhibitions, events, and more.

https://kuto.dk/lobende_events/summercamp/
Field_Notes, @Lapland, Finland

Field_Notes is an art&science field laboratory organized by the Bioart Society at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the Univeristy of Helsinki in Sapmi/Finland. Two groups with 7 members will work for two weeks in the sub-Arctic Lapland to develop, test and evaluate specific interdisciplinary approaches on questions in relation to biology, ecology and life sciences. During two weeks the groups will approach its questions from different angles. They will organize themselves in work groups, teams, think tanks, and workshops. They will carry out their work in their related fields, as well as have common activities of lectures,presentations and feedback sessions. Expected results include abstracts, anecdotes, anecdata, artefacts, collaborations, data, documentation, experience, experiments, future workshops, field notes, friends, drawings, hard and software, ideas, knowledge, photos, presentations, prototypes, recordings, skills, sketches, sounds, projects, photos, videos and more.

The theme of Field_Notes 2023 is The North Escaping and will focus to explore the current and approaching transformations in the North.

https://bioartsociety.fi/
Electric Wonderland, International Maker and Hacker Camp, @Baške Oštarije, Croatia

Electric Wonderland is all about DIY explorers, curiosities and open labs in nature. We will delve into the imaginary realms of co-creation by ‘following the white rabbit’ in order to expand the knowledge transfer of high-tech and low-tech merged together into an interdisciplinary laboratory in nature.

The camp will thematise hybrid forms of expressions with a lot of workshops from DIY music electronic instruments, synths and devices, smart city technology, DIY photography devices, biohacking, design thinking, DIY kitchen lab, movable objects and mobiles, eTextiles, robotics, paper art craft, biomimetics, citizen energy communities, solar energy, renewable energies, climate changes and recycling objects, all in the context of citizen science.

People will have an opportunity to join the workshops and lectures as they wish, bring their own projects for further development, give a free style lecture, wander around the woods and lakes to explore the nature, hanging around the camp, maintain the camping fire in the middle of the camp, partaking guerilla workshops for local citizens of Fužine, enjoying or performing every evening at a concert/jamming in the camp, reading, exercising, hiking or cycling, helping to maintain the camp, visiting the city of Rijeka and local Adriatic coast, hanging with artists-in-residence, just to name a few. Not to mention exploring the local flora and fauna with artists, biologists and tech geeks.

https://www.electric-wonderland.eu/
open CALL:
Schmiede, Playground of Ideas, @Hallein, Austria

Schmiede is an annual ten-day event for networking, learning, creation and presentation. It facilitates a creative pop-up ecosystem in order to enhance cooperation and motivate fast prototyping with more than 300 participants from over 15 nations and a good gender balance. Schmiede creates a temporary critical mass where there is usually none and forms a semi-public program around it. In any undertaking, Schmiede attempts to inspire, motivate and blur the line between the producer and the consumer, creating an autonomous and inclusive learning experience. The participants come to Hallein and enjoy this temporary collaborative workspace, which is open, fluid and stable at the same time.

Schmiede the playground of ideas for peer2peer learning and prototyping is organised into labs.  Like everything at Schmiede labs are autonomous. To be more precise: Labs are focused Schmiedes within Schmiede with certain process stepping stones.  Yes you could do a lab on spot whenever. However for Schmiede to provide support we need to talk ahead of time, before May. Labs at Schmiede are gathering points and islands of interest within Schmiede, bridging projects, labs and Smiths. A Lab can focus on anything of intereset to you, the lab leaders. Smiths with an understanding or strong focus on the content in question take action to create more. By creating a lab at Schmiede you open the door to bring together peers and support each other and your interest.

more: https://schmiedehallein.com/archives/1206

http://schmiede.ca
13.09-23.09.2023 Schmiede23: Blood
open CALL:
Schmiede24: Sloth @Pernerinsel, Hallein, Salzburg, Austria
Deadline: 15.07.2024
Early bird: 31.05.2024
Feral Residencies
Chronicler in residency, @Nomadic residency 2x

A journalistic take on what a residency could be – nomadic journalists will be covering the project’s events, as well as similar events outside of the partnership!

https://www.makery.info/en/category/feral-labs/
01.08-30.09.2024 Roger Pibernat
LabYard, @Helsingør 3

LabYard is part of Kulturværftet’s program line CLICK, which is an experimental and investigative playground that explores the potential in the intersection of art, philosophy, science, and technology.

https://kuto.dk/english/
17.10-22.11.2022 Line Finderup Jensen
13.11-10.12.2024 Samara Sallam
PIFresidency, @osmo/za, Ljubljana 2x

The main goal of 4 one-month (or longer) residencies at osmo/za research & presentation venue in Ljubljana (SI), is to provide insight into the overall process of creating artworks in the field of new media, open source technologies, and DIY, DIWO and DITO practices, developed in connection with PIFcamp or another local creative platform/hub. The residencies will enable the artists to further develop their projects and will require from them to actively engage with possible other collaborators, the local communities, creative collectives and organisations through workshops, artist-talks, informal meetings and lectures. Hosts will provide the necessary means of production and facilitate cooperation with local experts and artists, with the possibility of post-production and future presentations of the artist’s work.

https://www.projekt-atol.si/en/
Cultivamos Cultura Residencies, @Portugal 2x

With a variable duration (from 3 weeks to 4 months), residents can either work on research and/or production of specific artworks that remain in Cultivamos Cultura or its surrounding area. These artworks will become integrated in the visitor’s itinerary and contribute to the local cultural offer. The residency will take advantage of Cultivamos Culltura infrastructure at Sao Luis, Alentejo, or collaborations with our partners in Lisbon coordinated through Ectopia – Experimental Art Laboratory. The venue itself offers workshops with basic equipment for electronics, and laboratory for biology related work; space for the development of performative work; (4) several exhibition spaces with different characteristics. Residents are encouraged to explore the social and natural environment: the village of Sao Luis, thesurrounding Southwest Alentejo coast natural park, andthe Atlantic coast. In Lisbon, there is an established collaboration with Ectopia – Experimental Art Laboratory that has a tradition in matching artists with research laboratories in the Lisbon area. Resident artists will have access to an art consultant (Marta de Menezes, art director of Cultivamos Cultura) and a scientific consultant (Luis Graca, expert in biomedical research, Professor at the University of Lisbon Medical School).

https://cultivamoscultura.com/category/residencies-2022/
Electric Wonderland AIR, @Zagreb, Croatia 2x

Radiona’s programme of residencies is open to various approaches in exploring the medium of technology-based arts and maker culture. Residents are invited to spend some research time in the lab in Zagreb, to work in collaboration with the local tech-art community, create an actual artefact, which is consequently presented at international exhibitions curated by Radiona, and to run a masterclass workshop in the lab. The main aim of the residency programme is to provide opportunities for an individual to delve into Radiona’s ecosystem and environment, to use its knowledge base and to acquaint the local maker scene with new practices

https://radiona.org/
FeralAIR, International Residency Program at Schmiede Hallein, @Hallein, Austria 3x

The multitude of Schmiede is structured around specialised Labs – they are gathering points and islands of interest within the Schmiede community. By creating a Lab at Schmiede one provides the opportunity for peers to come together, support each other and their interests. The FeralLab at Schmiede would focus on general Feral Labs Network topics and deepen as well as broaden their scope. Examples might be a small project team but can also be a related hub to enhance existing impulses. Labs are led by Lableaders who accepted responsibilities and therefore occupy a position that expands the free role of a Smith – a Schmiede participant. They do not need to solve or work on others’ challenges or projects, but are there to facilitate and direct, honouring the first SchmiedeRule: The autonomy of a Smith must not be undermined!

FeralAIR is an artist focused format which allows artists to not only participate at Schmiede but use its infrastructure during the entire period of September. Artists can enjoy focused work/studio environment as well as the intense DIWO environment of Schmiede. Finally, Schmiede hosts three different AIR programs enabling artist exchange also throughout September. Mentoring is optionally available. The longer durations of the AIRs also offer access to different workbenches around Salzburg, at University, as well as with our partners.

https://fraeuleinflora.pageflow.io/feralair#231200
Field_Notes, International AIR programme, @Kilpisjärvi, Finland 1x

Field_Notes is an art&science field laboratory organized by the Bioart Society at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the Univeristy of Helsinki in Sapmi/Finland. Two groups with 7 members will work for two weeks in the sub-Arctic Lapland to develop, test and evaluate specific interdisciplinary approaches on questions in relation to biology, ecology and life sciences. During two weeks the groups will approach its questions from different angles. They will organize themselves in work groups, teams, think tanks, and workshops. They will carry out their work in their related fields, as well as have common activities of lectures,presentations and feedback sessions. Expected results include abstracts, anecdotes, anecdata, artefacts, collaborations, data, documentation, experience, experiments, future workshops, field notes, friends, drawings, hard and software, ideas, knowledge, photos, presentations, prototypes, recordings, skills, sketches, sounds, projects, photos, videos and more.

The theme of Field_Notes 2023 is The North Escaping and will focus to explore the current and approaching transformations in the North. 

https://bioartsociety.fi/projects/ars-bioarctica/pages/residency
TTT Conference, Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art and Science (TTT2023), @Malta Society of Arts, Valletta 1x

The international conference Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art & Science (TTT) is an interdisciplinary and nomadic event, where both practitioners as well as theorists present and discuss the status of art-science and/or art & technology. TTT has been hosted in Greece (2016-2017), Mexico (2018), Austria-Online (2020) and will be soon hosted in Malta (2023). The conference focuses (a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and about the aesthetics of liminality, as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science, and (b) on the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art. Topics explored in the TTT Conferences include: Biopunk, hybridity and aesthetics of mutation; Cyborg, augmentation, and bοdy modification; Chemistry of the mind, natural healers, and mind enhancement; Biotechnology, DIY&DIWO, and biohacking; Ethology, human and nonhuman; Evolution, genetics, and plasticity; Post-gender, transgressive identities, and social models; Human sexual response, laws of attraction, and queer eroticism; Parasitology, symbiosis, and microbiome; Biopolitics, displacement, and resistance; Pandemic, bioterror, and scientific trust; Witchcraft, gender narrative, and history of science; Rewilding, degradation and restoration.

https://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt/
TTTfellows, @Ionian islands 2x

TTTfellows is an hybrid artist residency and academic research fellowship project. It aims to bring together one artist and one scientist during 30 days for interdisciplinary friction and immersion in the Ionian islands. TTTfellows are selected via open call for participation based on their letter of intention and CV. The project is particularly focused on the topic of Art, Ecology & Communities. Participants should be willing to contribute to the development of a local DIY Bio Hub, to teach one module (graduate level students at the IURC) and to create a piece in one of the following categories:  speculative science publication or speculative design project exhibit.

https://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt-fellows/2023/en/fellows/
Feral Calls
OPEN CALL ▽ Summer School 2024 / RE(VOLUCTIONS) Deadline: 03.06.2024

The Summer School explores the interdisciplinary relationship between art, life and environmental sciences through hands-on exercises, combining theory and practice in an informal environment, e.g.: seminars, debates, visits, and the creation of artworks with biological media.

CLICK HERE for more information and an application form

OPEN CALL : Schmiede24: Sloth, @Pernerinsel, Hallein, Salzburg, Austria Deadline: 15.07.2024 Early bird: 31.05.2024

September 11. – 21. 2024
Regular Application: Now till May 31st
Late Application: June 15th till July 5th
Application reply emails are sent: June 15th – late: July 15th (Please check your spam folders)
Application Processing Fee: till July 31st 65€ then 85€ (if accepted)
Age limit: 18

https://schmiedehallein.com/apply

OPEN CALL : Electric Wonderland 2024 early bird!, @Kamp Velebit, Baške Oštarije, Croatia Deadline: 10.07.2024 Early bird: 30.03.2024

Early bird call for Electric Wonderland 2024 is launched! Participation fee per person is 200€ (early bird, before March 30th) or 260€ (regular, till July 10th). International maker/hacker camp and A-I-R is starting its submission activities for the new edition.

OPEN CALL : PIFcamp #10: DIWOtion, @Bovec, Slovenija Deadline: 15.04.2024 Early bird: 15.03.2024

➤ ➤ ➤ OPEN CALL IS OUT! ➤ ➤ ➤
➤ Early bird applications until March 15st!
JULY 28 – AUGUST 3 2024 @Soča Valley, Slovenia

➤A week of hacking in the nature! 40 participants & more than 20 projects from the fields of new-media art, DIY electronics, modular synths, bio-art, citizen science, live coding, open-source technology & free software, food & nature hacking.

Apply here: https://pif.camp/how-to-apply/

OPEN CALL : Mobility Conversation, season 2: new grants to explore our cultural and artistic exchanges Deadline: 30.03.2024

Season 2 for the Rewilding Cultures mobility grant! After a year 2023 rich in conversations around mobility, the European collaborative project is launching a new call for applications. Deadline March 30. Hundreds of kilometers of walking in Spain, an artist residency in Finland with a newborn baby, in-situ experiments in Norway, Finland, Germany and… View Article

OPEN CALL : EW2024 Scholarship for Women, @Camp Velebit, Baški Oštarije Deadline: 22.03.2024

EW2024 Scholarship for Women!
Apply for a travel and ticket scholarship to Electric Wonderland Camp 2024.

https://radiona.org/ew2024-scholarship-for-women/

OPEN CALL : TTTlabs BioFeral.BeachCamp (BFBC), @Crete, Greece Deadline: 01.02.2024

The Ionian University is now presenting the second of three calls for TTTlabs BioFeral.BeachCamp (BFBC): New Repro-Zombie Studies (NR-ZS) – Undead Bioart / Bodyart on the Beach, taking place on April 5-14, 2024 on the island of Crete. TTTlabs BioFeral.BeachCamp (BFBC) is a nine day highly speculative autonomous skill-share event of intense co-creation, co-education and co-development. Exploring advances in new reproductive technology through informal bridging of art and science through DIY (do-it-youself), DIWO (do-it-with-others), DITO (do-it-together) culture methodologies, TTTlabs BFBC NR-RR focuses on understanding Fertilization through topics in: Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilization, Germline Gene Editing and Zombie Studies.

https://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt-labs/

OPEN CALL : Art and Science Residency, @The islands of Othoni and Corfu, Greece Deadline: 05.01.2024

Online 1-15 March 2024, on ground 18-29 March 2024

TTTfellows: Art and Science Residency is an hybrid artist and academic experimental project organized in three different seasons aiming to bring together one artist and one scientist for 30 days of interdisciplinary friction and Ionian environmental immersion. The organization offers accommodation in Corfu and Othonoi and a fee of approx. 1400 euros to cover expenses related with traveling and research processed after arrival in Greece to one scientist and one artist.

https://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt-fellows/

Feral News
Mobility Conversation – Open Call Published 20.02.2024

Rewilding Cultures Mobility Conversation 2024
APPLICATION DEADLINE 30 MARCH, 2024 23:59 (EEST)
More: https://bioartsociety.fi/…/rewilding-cultures-mobility…

Walking the questions (in a three-piece suit) Published 04.01.2024

Earlier this year Rewilding Cultures initiated a conversation to rethink mobility and cultural exchange by offering the Moblility Grant. Monique Besten was one of the recipients. here is her report: What is my territory? What is yours? What does belonging mean? What do you truly own? Where is the wild? How to listen to non-human voices?… View Article

Art and Science Residency, @The islands of Othoni and Corfu, Greece Published 13.12.2023

Online 1-15 March 2024, on ground 18-29 March 2024

TTTfellows: Art and Science Residency is an hybrid artist and academic experimental project organized in three different seasons aiming to bring together one artist and one scientist for 30 days of interdisciplinary friction and Ionian environmental immersion. The organization offers accommodation in Corfu and Othonoi and a fee of approx. 1400 euros to cover expenses related with traveling and research processed after arrival in Greece to one scientist and one artist.

https://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt-fellows/

A first look back at Mobility Grant Published 07.12.2023

Earlier this year Rewilding Cultures initiated a conversation to rethink mobility and cultural exchange by offering the Moblility Grant.

Looking back at 2023 here are the first reports and results.

Monique Besten’s performative walk Published 07.12.2023

Monique’s performative walk through Northern Spain has made it to the shortlist of the Marŝarto Awards 2023 for exceptional walking art. The official Rewilding Cultures report will follow, for now: Walking the Questions

Field Notes: Recalibrating perspectives and observing the environment in Lapland Published 24.11.2023

Since 2011, the Bioart Society has been organizing a biennial group artist residency at the Kilpisjärvi biological station in Lapland. This year, the two-week event hosted 23 participating artists, who gathered impressions of the surrounding nature. An immersive experience in the Great North, free from any expectations of production output, to perceive differently the references… View Article

Mobility in Motherhood : a personal experience Published 10.11.2023

Shona Robin MacPherson is an artist, curator and researcher based in Glasgow. She is also the laureate of the Rewilding Cultures mobility grant. Thanks to this support, she was able to travel to an artist residency in Finland with her newborn son and partner. For Makery, she talks about the challenges of her mobility in… View Article

The microorganisms that carry our memories Published 06.11.2023

Since 2022, the artist Taylor Alaina Liebenstein Smith has explored the capacities of an aquatic biofilm to reveal human memories, functioning as a living photographic film. For Makery, she tells the story of her piece. A familiar veil is the title of both a poetic video triptych and a broader three-year project, begun during an… View Article

Departing from Helsinki Published 17.10.2023

Andrew Gryf Paterson was selected as one of the Rewilding Cultures Mobility Conversation grant receivers in spring 2023. They are travelling from Finland to Montenegro, exploring potential future routes of human climate migration in reverse. During their travel, Paterson will keep a travel diary on the Bioart Society website. This is the first blog entry.

Austria: meet the Smiths of the Schmiede festival Published 14.10.2023

From September 13 to 23, the Schmiede festival took place in Hallein, Austria, bringing together artists, hackers, coders, videographers and more. Makery was there and draws their portraits. Schmiede is a place with huge and powerful energy. If this energy were to be misused, or it went out of control, it would end up in… View Article

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Schmiede24: Sloth@Pernerinsel, Hallein, Salzburg, Austria

September 11. – 21. 2024
Regular Application: Now till May 31st
Late Application: June 15th till July 5th
Application reply emails are sent: June 15th – late: July 15th (Please check your spam folders)
Application Processing Fee: till July 31st 65€ then 85€ (if accepted)
Age limit: 18

https://schmiedehallein.com/apply

SCHMIEDE HALLEIN
Schmiede
FeralCall
13.03.2024
EW2024 Scholarship for Women@Camp Velebit, Baški Oštarije

EW2024 Scholarship for Women!
Apply for a travel and ticket scholarship to Electric Wonderland Camp 2024.

https://radiona.org/ew2024-scholarship-for-women/

Radiona
Electric Wonderland
FeralCall
28.02.2024
PIFcamp #10: DIWOtion@Bovec, Slovenija

➤ ➤ ➤ OPEN CALL IS OUT! ➤ ➤ ➤
➤ Early bird applications until March 15st!
JULY 28 – AUGUST 3 2024 @Soča Valley, Slovenia

➤A week of hacking in the nature! 40 participants & more than 20 projects from the fields of new-media art, DIY electronics, modular synths, bio-art, citizen science, live coding, open-source technology & free software, food & nature hacking.

Apply here: https://pif.camp/how-to-apply/

Projekt Atol Institute
PIFcamp
FeralCall
26.02.2024
Electric Wonderland 2024 early bird!@Kamp Velebit, Baške Oštarije, Croatia

Early bird call for Electric Wonderland 2024 is launched! Participation fee per person is 200€ (early bird, before March 30th) or 260€ (regular, till July 10th). International maker/hacker camp and A-I-R is starting its submission activities for the new edition.

Radiona
Electric Wonderland
FeralCall
25.02.2024
Mobility Conversation, season 2: new grants to explore our cultural and artistic exchanges

Season 2 for the Rewilding Cultures mobility grant! After a year 2023 rich in conversations around mobility, the European collaborative project is launching a new call for applications. Deadline March 30. Hundreds of kilometers of walking in Spain, an artist residency in Finland with a newborn baby, in-situ experiments in Norway, Finland, Germany and… View Article

FeralCall
20.02.2024
Mobility Conversation – Open Call

Rewilding Cultures Mobility Conversation 2024
APPLICATION DEADLINE 30 MARCH, 2024 23:59 (EEST)
More: https://bioartsociety.fi/…/rewilding-cultures-mobility…

FeralCall
24.01.2024
Summer School 2024 / RE(VOLUCTIONS)

The Summer School explores the interdisciplinary relationship between art, life and environmental sciences through hands-on exercises, combining theory and practice in an informal environment, e.g.: seminars, debates, visits, and the creation of artworks with biological media.

CLICK HERE for more information and an application form

Cultivamos Cultura
Summer School
FeralCall
04.01.2024
Walking the questions (in a three-piece suit)

Earlier this year Rewilding Cultures initiated a conversation to rethink mobility and cultural exchange by offering the Moblility Grant. Monique Besten was one of the recipients. here is her report: What is my territory? What is yours? What does belonging mean? What do you truly own? Where is the wild? How to listen to non-human voices?… View Article

FeralResidency
19.12.2023
TTTlabs BioFeral.BeachCamp (BFBC)@Crete, Greece

The Ionian University is now presenting the second of three calls for TTTlabs BioFeral.BeachCamp (BFBC): New Repro-Zombie Studies (NR-ZS) – Undead Bioart / Bodyart on the Beach, taking place on April 5-14, 2024 on the island of Crete. TTTlabs BioFeral.BeachCamp (BFBC) is a nine day highly speculative autonomous skill-share event of intense co-creation, co-education and co-development. Exploring advances in new reproductive technology through informal bridging of art and science through DIY (do-it-youself), DIWO (do-it-with-others), DITO (do-it-together) culture methodologies, TTTlabs BFBC NR-RR focuses on understanding Fertilization through topics in: Artificial Insemination, In Vitro Fertilization, Germline Gene Editing and Zombie Studies.

https://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt-labs/

IONIAN UNIVERSITY
TTTLab
FeralCall
13.12.2023
Art and Science Residency@The islands of Othoni and Corfu, Greece

Online 1-15 March 2024, on ground 18-29 March 2024

TTTfellows: Art and Science Residency is an hybrid artist and academic experimental project organized in three different seasons aiming to bring together one artist and one scientist for 30 days of interdisciplinary friction and Ionian environmental immersion. The organization offers accommodation in Corfu and Othonoi and a fee of approx. 1400 euros to cover expenses related with traveling and research processed after arrival in Greece to one scientist and one artist.

https://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt-fellows/

TTTfellows
FeralCall
About

The Rewilding Cultures (RC) project is centred around exploring innovative approaches to production, inclusivity, and environmental considerations at the intersection of the arts, science, and technology. With a strong focus on reflecting the evolving landscape of artistic research and production, the project aims to foster and reshape new perspectives on various aspects of artistic and creative processes, including research, production, presentation, and dissemination. Simultaneously, it underscores the significance of responsible participation, particularly regarding environmental sustainability and vital inclusion matters that can no longer be ignored. It is imperative that we embrace a rewilding approach that is relevant for both the present and future.

Background

FERAL LABS
The project builds on the legacy of the Feral Labs Network (FLN), a Small-scale Creative Europe project (with most activities in summers of 2019 and 2020), which connected organizers of Temporary Creative Hubs that vary in scope, format and topics, but hold a common methodological framework.

These Feral Labs, as we have dubbed them, form the first content pillar of our project. They are events of transdisciplinary nature which discern no clash in focusing on production of cultural artefacts and philosophy, hacking and tinkering with technology, sensing environmental data, creating educational content and addressing resilience by investigating environmental and technological challenges, all within the same event framework. By bringing together the worlds of art, humanities and social studies, education, digital activism, natural sciences and technology, participants inevitably learn about each other’s methods and processes, and benefit from each other’s know-how (tacit knowledge), know-why (the scientific explanation) and know-who (communication with & to). They can tap into the knowledge they usually could not access and discover new ways of approaching and defining social, political, natural and technological questions.

Feral Labs rely on and subscribe to the ethos of open and free software and hardware as harboured by the Free and Open Source movements. Furthermore, the participants of Feral Labs are oftentimes themselves avid champions of these ideals. However, our events are designed not just to propagate the use, the extraction of these principles, but also to encourage participants to publish their code, designs and documentation.

Environmental sustainability, Inclusivity & accessibility

All three Feral pillars (Labs, Residencies and Knowledge) are not static entities, but rather as something that also needs constant development and innovation. Two cross-cutting topics of the project are 1) environmental sustainability and 2) inclusivity and accessibility and we see them as cornerstones of our future resilience and places of main innovation for our events and projects. Through them, we will invest both into research efforts and into introduction of experimental, pilot and other exploratory measures, which have a viable potential of becoming a permanent practice across Europe and will help us make our work and formats more future-proof and offer a better deal both to the environment, participants and a democratic society.

Partners

IONIAN UNIVERSITY (IURC)

The Ionian University, founded in 1984, has seven departments spread in the urban complex of Corfu and, since 2018, five departments in the islands Lefkada, Kefalonia and Zakynthos. The Ionian University, despite its quantitative dimension but also thanks to its qualitative elasticity in adaptability and fast flow of experimental ideas, has traditionally been in Greece the initiator of less represented fields of knowledge. The Ionian University joined the Feral Labs Network in 2021 and is the coordinator partner of Feral Knowledge within Rewilding Cultures.

The members of the Interactive Arts Lab of the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University are the force behind the coordination of the activities proposed in this program TTT Conference, TTT Labs and TTT Fellows and the edition of two books TTT2023 Proceedings and Feral NodeBook #3.

https://inarts.eu/

Bioart Society

Bioart Society is a Helsinki-based association developing, producing and facilitating activities around art and natural sciences with an emphasis on biology, ecology and life sciences. It is a leading organization in art & science and experimental arts. Since 2008 it developed into one of the principal organisations in Europe setting the tone on an international level for activities related to art engaging with biology, ecology and life sciences. The Bioart Society has about 130 members, artists and scientists, from Finland and international. Since 2008 it worked actively with several hundreds of Finnish and international artists and practitioners as well as with many organizations and institutions in a diverse program of exhibitions, seminars, workshops and laboratories. It runs SOLU Space, an artistic laboratory and platform for art, science and society, and together with the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station of the University of Helsinki – Ars Bioarctica, an art & science program with focus on the sub-arctic environment.

https://bioartsociety.fi

The Culture Yard (Kulturværftet)

is located by the harbor in Elsinore and, together with Denmark’s Maritime Museum and Kronborg Castle, forms the Kulturhavn Kronborg area. The Culture Yard is North Zealand’s largest cultural center and, organized together with the city’s older culture house Toldkammeret, provides stages and space for a large number of local, national and international cultural events all year round. The two houses together delivers a broad and diverse cultural program with both tradition and unexpected artistic experiences. Visitors can find concerts, lectures, debates, films, theatre, social dining, family events and civic activities.

In the same spirit, we continue parts of the work that Catch, Center for Art, Technology and Design in Elsinore, has begun and built up over the years. Within The Culture Yard cultural programming, Catch has functioned as a municipal center for creative education and innovation, operating at the intersection of art, technology and design. Catch has had a practice-based and open door approach to learning, offering year-round workshops, institutional and independent collaboration resulting in public exhibitions, in close integration with CLICK.

https://www.kuto.dk

Cultivamos Cultura

Cultivamos Cultura is a platform for experimentation and development of shared knowledge in the theory and practice of science, technology and contemporary art. In other words, Cultivamos Cultura provides conditions to foster your creativity, organizes activities in the areas of production, dissemination, research, education and exhibition. It is also part of our mission to contribute a strong sense of cultural identity by fostering the generation of bonds with the local community and environment. We are located in an old farm house at the village of São Luís, within the Southwest Alentejo Natural Park, on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, approximately 200 Km south of Lisbon. Cultivamos Cultura hosts resident creators for periods up to 4 months. During the residency, creators are encouraged to engage in activities with local communities, including schools. It is expected that a record of the activities pursued during the residency will remain in our archives.Cultivamos Cultura curates and produces art exhibitions related to new media and experimental art practices. The objective of these exhibitions is to show the diversity of strategies within contemporary art creation, as well as the outcome of art residencies.

https://cultivamoscultura.com

ART2M / Makery Art2M, Digital Art International

Art2M (Art To Machine) is an innovative company and a think & do tank exploring and supporting creative communities in the relations between art, design, education, technologies and science. ART2M produces art works, publications and events (workshops, residencies, conferences, exhibitions, festivals) and directs its activities according to different research&action cooperation projects, the ART2M labs: media lab (Makery, MCD), make lab (with RFFlabs, Fab City Grand Paris, MakersXchange), care lab (Open Source Body, ART4MED, with Echopen foundation), planet lab (with More-Than-Planet, Aerocene France), feral lab (with Rewilding Cultures), money lab (From Commons to NFTs), bio lab (with Roscosmoe.org). Art2M is directed by Anne-Cécile Worms.

Makery is the medialab of ART2M and an online & bilingual information media (English-French, newsletter, website, social networks). It aims to cover the dynamism and give out information on the creative communities and the scene of labs, fablabs (fabrication laboratories), makerspaces (for community tinkering), hackerspaces (spaces self-managed by people wanting to divert technologies), medialabs (dedicated to new media experimentation), living labs (also known as third places, they encompass users-industries co-design in processes of innovation and experimentation), biohacklabs (the scientific, DIYbio and bioinformatics version of hacklabs), foodlabs (for community cathering and exploring future of food), artlabs (dedicated to artistic production).

https://www.makery.info/en

Projekt Atol Institute

based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, has amassed extensive and long-standing experience in fieldwork-based artistic research all around the world in its 25 year history. It manages one of the first and signature art+science field-based nomadic laboratories, the Makrolab. These experiences helped shape ZPA’s ongoing engagements in the Arctic Perspective Initiative, within which the institute aims to empower the North and Arctic people through open source technologies, as well as applied education and training since 2007. By creating access to these technologies while promoting an open, shared network of communications and data, without a costly overhead, they can advance the sustainable and continued development of culture, traditional knowledge, science, technology, and education opportunities for peoples of the North and of the Global South at the same time. ZPA is also an initiator of similar activities in Slovenia, namely the Unmanned-Resilience project held on the Gora Plateau and the yearly PIFcamp, held in the Triglav National Park.

https://www.projekt-atol.si/en/

Radiona Makerspace – Association for Development of do-it-yourself Culture

is a non-profit organisation and citizen lab consisting of makerspace/hackerspace, media art lab, Repair Café and residence program founded in 2011. The organisation is dealing with DIY (do-it-yourself), DIWO (do-it-with-others) and DITO (do-it-together) cultures, STEAM concepts, interdisciplinary and intergenerational non-formal education and hybrid activities. The lab is developing innovative projects with an emphasis on community building, participation, cohesion and social inclusion, knowledge transfer and co-creation. It is also active in the areas of GLAM, CCI in the international and local context, policy making on municipal and international level. It focuses its activities on education, innovation, research processes, art production, curatorial practices, residencies, international and domestic inter-sector collaborations, self-sustainable systems, repair community activities, citizen science and social awareness related activities.

http://radiona.org/

SCHMIEDE HALLEIN Verein zur Förderung der digitalen Kultur

Schmiede is a cooperative prototyping festival between the arts, maker and digital media, a playground where our ideas come to play. The objective is to learn from the process, each other, build trust and find collaborators for the current or future projects. Schmiede does not teach. Schmiede provides inspiration and possibilities. Schmiede empowers this process by bringing together the essentials: space, people, infrastructure, food and freedom to explore. Schmiede is open to everyone interested.

Since 2003, Schmiede is the world Smiths (participants of Schmiede) create in late September, on an island in the Alps. Once a year, around 200 people from about 15 nations, peers, artists, experts, and students in their professions and spheres of interest come together in an old salt refinery in the city of Hallein. For ten days they experiment, network and present, to an audience but first of all to peers for feedback.

Schmiede in 5:20 by Judith Holzer: vimeo.com/64489715

http://schmiede.ca/