Welcome to the live streaming program of A MAZE. / Berlin 2021 - Hyper Hybrid- 10th International Games and Playful Media Festival. 3.5 days of hand selected sessions for everyone who loves an inclusive, respectful and meaningful future for games, playful media and their creators. You can follow our festival program live on our A MAZE. / Berlin website, the A MAZE. YouTube channel, in the A MAZE. SPACE and on our Festival Discord. Get your festival tickets here

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Saturday, July 24 • 16:00 - 18:00
~CANCELLED~ African Robots & SPACECRAFT: Adventures in Wire Art

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Update 24-07-2021: This workshop has been cancelled

In this workshop you will meet over the conference’s video platform (Zoom) with Ralph Borland, head of African Robots & SPACECRAFT, an interventionist art project working with street wire artists in Southern Africa, and Lewis Kaluzi, a master wire artist and long-time collaborator with the project. Ralph and Lewis will introduce participants to the culture and techniques of wire art, showing them basic principles, and making a simple animated, sound-making object together. All participants will briefly perform with their wire art sound toys together to conclude the workshop!

Recommended for people with an interest in combining handcraft with interactivity and sound, and an interest in popular culture, science-fiction and Afrofuturism.

The following items need to be prepared for full immersion in this workshop:
- 1.6mm (16 gauge) galvanised steel wire or similar
- 0.7mm galvanised steel wire binding wire (0.5mm would also work)
- an object for making sound: tuna can, sardine tin, drinks can, coffee cup etc (test what makes a sound)
- rubber bands
- pliers that include wire cutters (or separate wire cutters)
- a hammer and nail to make a hole in the object to which to attach it

EUR €19.51 (Incl. EUR 1,82 Fee + EUR 2,69 VAT)

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Lewis Kaluzi

Lewis Kaluzi is a master wire artist who grew up in Zimbabwe and has travelled Southern Africa plying his trade. He was inspired by his older brothers to make wire cars. He has made giant diamonds in Namibia, life-size cyclists in Cape Town, and a range of ingenious mechanical co... Read More →
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Ralph Borland (SA)

Ralph Borland (he/him)researches emerging technologies in Africa at HUMA, University of Cape Town. He is an internationally exhibited artist and curator, with work in the New York MoMA. His projects African Robots and SPACECRAFT are collaborations with street wire artists in Southern... Read More →

Saturday July 24, 2021 16:00 - 18:00 CEST

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