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Sounding DIY – From e-waste to sound device, a workshop

10th June 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

| £26.64
A diy "vu percussion instrument"

Sounding DIY presents:

From e-waste to sound device workshop at IKLECTIK ART LAB



This workshops enables participants to build a fully working and recycled idiosyncratic sound device. During this workshop you will learn how to turn parts of e-waste and trash into functional primitive sound devices. Through the vivisection of dead media devices you will learn how to extract valuable components (like motors, VU meters, integrated circuits, transistors and other raw materials) and reuse them in order to build a primitive and idiosyncratic instrument. We will build fully recycled electronic gadgets powered through alternative and ecologically sustainable methods integrating our own body residuals into the process (if you want to). The idea is to get a better understanding of new media through the excavation of the old and obsolete by highlighting the nonlinear history within those devices.

The workshop explores:

- The genealogies of specific electronic components and media

- Media history as a nonlinear history

- Soldering

- Some principles of electronic engineering

- Reading schematics

- Troubleshooting techniques

- Building a primitive, organic and sustainable battery incorporating our own body residues

- Repurposing waste materials to create a primitive and idiosyncratic noise machine.

All materials and devices are included in the price. If you have broken CD- or DVD- Player’s, hard discs, nails, copper, aluminium or zinc residuals lying around at home, don’t hesitate to bring them. We will need that!



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Sounding DIY is a series of exhibitions and events that highlights DIY practices versus capitalist mass production, curated by Laura P. Gracia and taking place between April and October 2017.


10th June 2017
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sounding DIY: Laura P Garcia
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Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane ( Royal Street corner ) next to Archbishop’s Park
London, SE1 7LG United Kingdom
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