International Artists in residence: Bart Vandeput and Christina Stadlbauer 18th Nov’ 2009 – 28th Feb’ 2010 (ongoing)

The associate residency program this year is working with design and art practitioners to develop the ferry into a model of an alternative space using ecologically friendly material and power sources.

Bartaku, °1996 (Jap) – [Bart Vandeput, °1970 (Be)]

Lives & works frequently in the urban realm > 50.845N – 04.35E

PA* Artist/Researcher – MA Communication Sciences – PA* Drumming

Bartaku’s works emerge through the interweaving of different media, methods and technologies with a fascination for scientific tropes and ‘hyper-winded’ systems, patterns, structures of man and matter. It echoes former praxis as a drummer, academic and aimless wanderer, esp. in the Andean Worlds. In 2007 -with the support of interdisciplinary lab FoAM- Bartaku started the research project “PhoEf: The Undisclosed Poésis of the Photovoltaic Effect”. At the interstices of arts, science, technology and ecology, it explores the micro and macro realms of Photovoltaics: the conversion of light into electrical energy. Since 2008 PhoEf fuses lectures, workshops and micro-interventions.

PhoEf – digital compost: http://libarynth.org/luminous/phoef

Archive blog: http://recuerdas.blogspot.com/

Project description

Fused by: ‘PhoEf: the Undisclosed Poésis of the Photovoltaic Effect.’

A research project by Bartaku – http://libarynth.org/luminous/phoef

A.Slow.Flow – A micro-intervention in the Periferry-system

Bartaku’s residency at Periferry 1.0 is perceived as a microintervention: natural dye sensitized solar cells will be inserted in the autonomous stand alone system, the Periferry boat: a petrol powered boat on the Brahmaputra nearby the city of Guwahati, in Northeast India.

Periferry-Static

The Periferry boat is a petrol powered ‘stand alone system’ that most often is sustainably immobilized due to the high cost of energy consumption.

Photovoltaics meets Permaculture

The spiral power plants are the means -not only to make efficient use of limited space for growing plants (dyes) – to intervene in existing social habitats. With the image of a DSC-powered boat in mind, a substantial amount of plant spirals is required, which means that collaboration with people/communities nearby the river will be needed.

Christina Stadlbauer

29.January, 1970, Vienna, Austria, currently living in Brussels, Belgium

Doctor of Natural Sciences (Chemistry) – Research focused on bio­monitors (wood from trees, human dental material, hair)

Working as  a  shiatsu  practitioner,  and  actively  occupied  with  alternative  medicine  and  traditional  healing and health prevention methods (Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Yoga) since 1997.

At present busy with the installation of bees in urban environment in artistic contexts (cooperations with OKNO Brussels – www.okno.be and

Nadine Brussels­EverMassLand) – www.nadine.be.

Project Description – A project on health, healing and aspects of energy.

consisting of a residency and a journey

BODY WATER

Residency at Periferry

Health…

The project is engaged with the investigation of specific health sustaining (medical) practices and “home remedies”. These often get traditionally passed on in families, tribes and cultures, almost as a type of intangible heritage.

When thinking about medicine, in the sense of measures to maintain health, one can begin at a very basic level. Breathing, followed by eating, drinking, sleeping are the most basal needs to provide life and wellbeing. These seemingly banal things done everyday, have a major impact and play a fundamental role in constituting the body as it appears now. The body as it is today is the result of yearlong practices, behaviors and attitudes.

Next in the hierarchy of health sustaining methods, come practices that keep our body in shape – exercises such as stretching or working out – and manual techniques, such as simply rubbing sore spots, or applying (a form of) massage.

Creating a beneficial, nurturing environment contributes to a healthy setup.

… and the Water

The water of the Brahmaputra – an observation of the river, as carrier of water, as most basic prerequisite for health and wellbeing, with water being the main component of the river and the human body. Maintaining health is implicitly linked to water. Drinking, cleaning, feeding plants and animals. Without water no life.

The river as an entity has neuralgic points, almost like acupuncture points where the energy/body of the river can be accessed. Harbors, sewage spots, swimming points, points of interest with scenic view, spots where eddies appear or drinking water is taken.

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