Events Series Learning With Others

Master class # 2: Thurs Nov 7, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs
BioTRANSlab: Hacking Science for a Transfeminism Narrative
Paula Pin, artist, trans-feminist performer, bio-hacker and initiator of BioTransLab
Location: Research Station, Willem de Kooning Academy
Admission: Free: the presentations are open to the public

BioTRANSlab is a nomadic laboratory open to experimentation with the body and
technology, based on the proposal to learn by doing. As a queer trans-hack-feminist
science laboratory (s), this lab seeks the opening of a particular space-time, a
place for the confluence of cyber-witches and alchemists. One of the BioTRANSab
proposals is to think of us as a constantly changing subject, multiple existences
that are no longer defined and do not focus on the division between object and
subject, but can be seen as a configuration of other possible narratives that no longer conform to the binarism inherited from modern Western culture. We flow and become, change and tans-form(C)tion, we are the constant re-articulation of complex entities, of
uncertain transits and bio-processes, we are meta-organic entities, degenerate
post.formations, we are the negation of the pre-existence through the traces that
leave the desire and the affections.

Paula Pin is a researcher and artist activist with a strong inclination towards research and experimentation processes with collective and free technologies. She has undertaken residencies at institutions such as CERN, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris), KASK School of Arts (Gent), Prototyp_ome at Hangar (Barcelona), Gaîté Lyrique (Paris) and Quirky Ecologies at Click Festival (Helsingor). Although her work emerges from a scientific tradition of research and experimentation, it relates to drawing, abstract video, circuit bending and lab experiments, and is always located in the intersection where biology, science and queer art collide. Paula Pin has an interest in DIY-DIWO technologies, hacking and hardware electronics in a context of learning by doing. She co-founded a trans-hack-feminist electronics open laboratory (Pechblenda) in Calafou. Most recently she has been designing and fabricating the devices for the BioTRANSlab, developing a line of hardware (HardGlam) for a Gynepunk project that is used for autonomous gynecology practices and health ecological investigation.