In connection with the HYBRID MATTERs exhibition, Åsa Ståhl and Kristina Lindström will arrange a workshop called Composting Plastics. The workshop draws on a recent finding by Yang et al 2015 that shows that common mealworms can biodegrade a specific kind of plastics, styrofoam. During the workshop participants are invited to make their own domestic plastic composting kit by repurposing a glass jar, which they can bring home. While the worms munch away on styrofoam, the human participants will be served vegetarian lunch.
During the workshop the hosts, Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl, will introduce the work that they have done with prototyping how to live with the hybrid matter of styrofoam, common mealworms and repurposed glass jars. They will also invite for conversation around the different kinds of work and care that goes into this multispecies labour force. The workshop is set in Lindström's and Ståhl's work Plastic Imaginaries that is part of the HYBRID MATTERs exhibition.
Time: Saturday 26 November 11 am - 13 pm.
Location: Forum Box, Ruoholahdenranta 3a, 00180 Helsinki
Maximum 20 participants, so make sure you're one of them by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Participation is free of charge. Do bring clean glass jars with a metal lid if you have some.
The hosts: Kristina Lindstöm (Malmö University) and Åsa Ståhl (Linnaeus University) are both artists and researchers. They have worked together for over a decade and have written a collaborative thesis on publics and making at Malmö University. Since then they have continued towork together in the international artistic research project HYBRID MATTERs where they are currently inquiring into expressions of the Anthropocene. This work, Plastic Imaginaries, as well as much of their other work, has been published and exhibited nationally as well as internationally.
See www.misplay.se and http://invitations.hybridmatters.net