Thursday, October 8 (10.00–15.00)
Friday, October 9 (10.00–15.00)
The creative workshop LIGHT ME UP is designed with the purpose of stimulating the wish to explore light, both natural and artificial. This year is the International year of light and light-based technologies. Hence the only thing you need to bring is the desire for light(ing), and perhaps even the desire for illumination. You will learn (or refresh your memory) about the sources of light and first create a sculpting structure/object. The workshop thus offers a way to be creative in the spirit of “recycling” and “upcycling”. The participants will use various waste objects to create a sculpture, but always bearing in mind the light. They will then proceed to learn about circuits, from the simpler ones to the more complex. The creative workshop provides an insight into the world of electronics and art, and is intended and accordingly adapted to all three levels of elementary schools, as well as secondary schools.
Monika Pocrnjić (1987) is an artist and hacker who currently lives and works in Maribor. She likes to disassemble, compose and alter the function of objects to transform them into small artistic artifacts. Very often, these art pieces are composed from analogue or digital devices, mobile phones, computer component, plants, etc. During her studies she began to work with Kibla, Hacketeria.org, Son:da, regularly attending festivals such as Kiblix, MFRU, Ars Electronica and Mediascape. Currently she is developing and establishing several laboratories within the creative collective GT22 in Maribor. In her free time she likes to hack and share knowledge about simple electronics and artistic practices with the wider public.