Hackteria's Empathetic Taxidermia Lab is a durational, collaborative and explorative experimentation on taxidermy with Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr, a co-founder of the Hackteria network. The aim of the lab is to investigate artistic practices and traditional craft with living/non-living media to reconnect us with our ecosystem and ourselves. The outcomes will be shown as part of Pixelache Festival on the 24th September.
"Next Gen Taxidermy 2.0 Kit Making Workshop"
Sat & Sun 17/18. Sep, 14-18h
During this workshop we will look into more depth of the tools and materials used for taxidermia of various different species (and feces) with the goal to enable more people to get started within this interesting and sometimes empathetically conflicting topic. We will investigate different available instructions in print and online media and collaboratively develop a contemporary kit/instruction to be shared and communicated.
Fore more info or reserving your participation, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taxidermy is the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals for display, study or just simply preservation. It has been around for centuries in various implementations from hobbyists' anthropomorhic representations of imagined human happiness, to contemporary artists.
Interesting source on taxidermy workshops by Margot Magpie
Related notes on the Hackteria wiki
Marc Dusseiller aka dusjagr is a nomadic researcher and workshopologist. He is part of the Center for Alternative Coconut Research and co-founder of SGMK and the Hackteria network. Before travelling the world for making DIY / DIWO laboratories for creative biological experimentation with living media, Marc entered the world of DIY electronics, designing printed circuit boards for synthesizers and organizing workshops and festivals mostly in Zürich. He also loves coconuts.