Community skillshare series
osmo/za & Krater, Ljubljana
02 – 30 September 2022
Artist residency with Maggie Kane: Skillshare events series
For the third PIFresidency in September, we will be hosting artist Maggie Kane, whose art-education practice combines a diverse range of skills – from programming and video game design, to designing art projects using fully recycled materials, to more practical woodworking and 3D fabrication practices, as well as fundraising and organising larger art communities. The project aims at a broader inclusivity of (marginalised) artists, demystifying use of contemporary technologies and the free flow of knowledge, ideas and skills in the art-science-technology relation. The residency will start with the opening lecture taking place on the 2nd September at omso/za. Workshops will follow throughout September.
As a starting point, Maggie proposes the development of a system for arcade video games (Gendered Controllers – Gendered Defined Interfaces) that critically explores the capitalist production of commercial electronic controllers and their relationship to (binary) gendered language systems. However, this is just an initial idea – you are welcome to join us for an introductory presentation of her past projects, where we will later discuss the needs, desires and interests of the community.
2 Sep 2022 @osmo/za, at 18.00 introductory lecture and pin button making
3 Sep 2022 @osmo/za, 10.00 – 14.00
talk and bookmaking (autonomous analog archival methods)
9 Sep 2022 @osmo/za, 17.00 – 20.00
how to archive a project
10 Sep 2022 @osmo/za, 10.00 – 14.00
archiving and making your own archive, notes
23 Sep 2022 @Krater, woodworking workshop
workshop on how to use different woodworking tools
27 Sep 2022 @osmo/za, completing the construction
(arcade + Raspberry Pi basics)
30 Sep 2022, discussion with the artist and participants
Production: Projekt Atol Institute in collaboration with Trajna/Krater and with support from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Residency is a part of Rewilding Cultures project and co-funded by the European Union.
Maggie Kane is an Atlanta-based artist and community organizer who has built decentralized resource networks for other artists and grassroots community organizations since 2011. Over the past 10 years, Maggie organized 400+ networking and educational events for other creative people interested in learning new skills relating to technology and in need of resources to build and manage their own projects. From 2011-2015, she developed a free computer and digital camera tools class series for the Rosa F. Keller Library in New Orleans. After moving to Atlanta in 2014, she quickly got involved in organizing educational programming and network events for Google Developers as well as the local hackerspace Freeside Atlanta. Maggie facilitated multiple weekly events on topics relating to: machine learning, cloud computing, basic woodworking, welding, synthesizers, quantum physics, mushrooms, DIY bio, and just about any topic that she thought would be engaging for traditionally marginalized people in the fields of technology & other DIY systems. In 2018, Maggie expanded her organizational ties to like-minded international communities and projects who advocate for accessible learning experiences for marginalized people: like women, queer people, and BIPOC. Since then, she’s developed in-person and online educational content for organizations like: Dinalab in Panama, School of Machines in Berlin, Synthesizer Library in Prague, and Projekt Atol in Ljubljana.