Mon 29 Feb - Tue 1 Mar
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
The 2-day 3D Additivism workshop, which will take place immediately after the Sonic Acts Academy (29 February & 1 March), will be presented as an expanded lecture and as a workshop. During the workshop Allahyari and Rourke explain how 3D fabrication can be thought of as the critical framework of #Additivism: a movement that aims to disrupt material, social, computational, and metaphysical realities through provocation, collaboration, and ‘weird’ / science fiction thinking. #Additivism embraces the 3D printer in the same way that Donna Haraway embraced the figure of the cyborg in her influential text A Cyborg Manifesto (1983). By considering the 3D printer as a technology for remodelling thought into profound, and often nightmarish, new shapes, #Additivism aims to expose inbetweens, empower the powerless, and question the presupposed. 3D printing promises to become a widespread material language, allowing anything that can be stored as a digital template to be realised – just as long as one has the necessary materials. In The 3D Additivist Manifesto, Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke call creators and thinkers to action around this technology filled with hope and promise: the 3D printer. By considering 3D printing as a potential force for good, bad, or otherwise, they aim to disrupt binary thinking entirely, bringing together makers and thinkers invested in the idea of real, radical, change. Through their #Additivism project, Allahyari and Rourke set out to blur the boundaries between art, engineering, science fiction, and digital aesthetics with poetic, revolutionary gusto to forcefully question the contradictions of living under technocapitalism. They explore the promises of Additivist technologies through the metaphors of crude oil, plastic and desertification, and talk about the Anthropocene and Chthulucene; about forms of embodiment, alterity, and activism still waiting to be unleashed through acts of material creativity. #Additivism calls for artists, activists, designers, scientists, and critical engineers to accelerate the 3D printer and other Additivist technologies to their absolute limits and beyond, into the realm of the speculative, the provocative and the weird. To get into the Additivism mood, watch the Additivism Manifesto. More information about Additivism can be found on www.additivism.org. Enrolment The workshop is open to artists, theorists, designers, engineers, scientists, thinkers, doers and makers who are interested in alternative approachtes to theory-led forms of practice. Participants are ideally filled with fears and enthusiasm for the future. To apply please send a short bio, a motivation why you would like to attend, and your expectations to masterclass[@]sonicacts[.]com. The deadline for application is 5 February 2016. Participants must attend the full programme. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. If we receive more than ten applications, we will make a careful selection in consultation with Allahyari and Rourke. A detailed schedule and more information about how to prepare for the workshop will be sent to the selected participants. Fee Participants will pay a contribution of €30. Lunches will be provided. Participants will receive reduced admission to the Sonic Acts Academy on 26–28 February 2016.
Morehshin Allahyari (#Additivism)
Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist, art activist, educator, occasional curator and founder of #Additivism, an artistic movement aiming to simultaneously embrace and disrupt new technologies and realities. She was born in Iran and currently lives in the United States.