[rohrpost] recrystallization workshop 18-19-20 July Berlin

martin m at 1010.co.uk
Mit Jun 29 11:59:00 CEST 2011

By some optical or electromagnetic freak, the intense focus of light
within the stones simultaneously produced a compression of time, so
that the discharge of light from the surfaces reversed the process of

[J. G. Ballard, The Crystal World]

Recrystallization, three day workshop event, July 18-20, 12pm-7pm+
with final night of lo-no amp performances 9pm+

Hosted by Supermarkt Berlin, Brunnenstrasse 64, Berlin, with Martin
Howse, Ryan Jordan, and Jonathan Kemp.

If life itself starts from aperiodic crystals that encode infinite
futures within a small number of atoms, then the digital
crystallization of the flesh by Capital limits these futures to the
point of exhaustion. Recrystallization begins with the double premise
that if computers and the minerals from which they are made are
considered equally crystalline, then the decrystallization of the
digital through positive feedback disrupts and escalates entropy
through their structures and forward into their present pathology,

Three sets of concurrent, feedbacking play and activities across three

1] Attempting to recover various minerals and metals (including
copper, gold and silver) from abandoned computers through execution of
various volatile and chemical processes.

2] The re-crystallisation of these minerals in novel arrays using
raw/renditioned mineral assemblies including piezoelectrics, positive
feedback, colloidal dispersions.

3] The re-purposing and embedding of components and structures within
wider geological and geophysical systems.

The final day of the workshop will be followed by silver/gold drinks
and public lo-no amp performances.

Workshop capacity limited to 12. Fee 30€ (covering _all_ material costs)

Booking/info: to reserve a place contact j at xxn.org.uk//m at 1010.co.uk or
book using paypal to j at xxn.org.uk.

Participants take part at own risk: workshops include high heat and
highly toxic processes - some safety gear provided and experiments
conducted outside so gas masks not essential (but please bring
mask/goggles/labcoat or similar if you have).

Resources: http://xxn.org.uk/doku.php?id=recrystallization:berlin_resource