Tired machines, exhausted, worn out and carelessly discarded on the garbage dumps of our consumer paradises find their way into a new, cultivated afterlife. They play the first violins, flutes and basses of a post-apocalyptic ensemble, the Tired Machines Orchestra.
This Seminar focused on the basics of DIY-electronics, sensor technologies and microcontroller programming; on upcycling, destruction, transformation and recovery processes and the need for more ecologically sustainable strategies in media art.
The starting point was a field trip to an electronics recycling plant near Weimar. The Participants where introduced into the process of disposing and recycling e-waste and then set off in search of materials for their experiments.
With Blanca Rodriguez Castillo, Ameilia Eickhoff, Leon Kostner, Jan Munske, Martin Müller, Aleena Raza, Parisa Salimi, Dahye Seo, Paul Schilling, Frederic Schmidt, Emil Torp, Fei Xie and Quan Zou.