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Workshop: Contamination as collaboration

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On June 27, Art Hub & Faculty of Senses organized the workshop Contamination as Collaboration by artist Sissel Marie Tonn (DK/NL).

In the workshop, Sissel Marie Tonn introduced the themes of her artistic practice and facilitated a collective world-building workshop, a site-specific science-fiction storytelling using Echoes – an open-source mobile app that can create GPS-triggered audio tours.

“Where do we perceive our bodies to end, and the environment to begin?” – Sissel asks in her artistic practice.

Human bodies are constantly evolving through mutual contamination or collaboration with their environments. Having the notion of fluid boundaries between bodies and their environments in our mind, the workshop participants was encouraged to create site-specific stories at the area around Art Hub. The stories created during the workshop was recorded into audio files and uploaded to Echoes app platform through the participants’ phones. The audios is open sourced so that the public can listen to them or go for an audio-walk through the specific sites.

To learn more about Sissel’s practice using Echoes, please see her recent project ‘Plastic Hypersea’ – an audio walk at the NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam.

*The title of the workshop is a quote from The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins (2015) by anthropologist Anna Tsing.

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