* colaboration at Exoglands http://hackteria.org/wiki/BioAutonomy
during first two week of May we will be at Hangar Centre de Producció with Anarcha Lucy Betsey working on a implementation of a biopunk lab and building more tools for the gynepunk autonomous lab as a Pechblenda tentacle. very very excited ! ! ! !
* Akelarre cyborg at lisboa first week of june http://www.teatromariamatos.pt/…/2014-2015/workshopbodynoise
* preparing plasticocene for http://artlabo.org/0/ second and third week of june. working on a 3d xtruder replika to recycle plastic to use again with 3D printers
going to build a bioamplifier device
in parallel developing second fase of Calafou sustainable food garden systems for "internet of things" with http://geekshabeka.net/
a bit busy but a lot of fun and desires to have more and more things working around ! ! !
[2000- 2001] Trained in higher studies at the Image and Sound School, A Coruña.
[2001- 2002] Technical Assistant in Industrial Design. ETEA, Barcelona.
[2003- 2010] Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona.
 Exchange student at Multimedia & Photography. HGB, Leipzig, Germany.
 Exchange student in Plastic Arts and Performance at University of Sao Paulo, Brasil.
[2020 - 2021] Master's Degree in Art Education. University of Coruña.
I'm a researcher and artist which a strong inclination towards research and experimentation processes with collective and free technologies.
As a graduate in Fine Arts, I work in a transversal way and combine the fascination of science with the challenge of contemporary artistic creation.
A fundamental part of my interest is in Art, Social Sciences and Scientific and Technological fields as well as Citizen Science Laboratories.
During the last years I have generated and taught seminars and classrooms in intersectional areas relying on Free Knowledge, Open Science and Citizen Science. I have also developed teaching programs (formal and informal) in the areas of Environmental Sustainability and working with Appropriate Technologies from an ecofeminist perspective. The methodology of sharing experiences through an approach based on research-creation highlights that the philosophy of learning by doing through projects is the one that best consolidates knowledge by internalizing it through practice.
I have extensive experience in the academic training field participating in Master's degree programs at various universities in Europe: The Universität der Künste Berlin, the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Ghent University of Science in Belgium or the Academy for Applied Arts & Science in Luzern, Switzerland are some examples. For these university programs I have developed specific programs and training.
I have given workshops/seminars in museums such as: Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía, Teatro Nacional de Colón La Coruña, Museo MACBA Barcelona, CCCB Barcelona, Musée Marie Curie, Paris and related institutions such as Hangar in Barcelona and Gaite Liric in Paris.
Most of the skills I have were acquired through the practice of being involved in a multitude of communities and artistic contexts. Most of my workshops were focused on reaching minorities and empowering through shared strategies with people. Identifying as a transfeminist, and an intuitive and insightful Spanish autodidact, I can be inclusive to people of multitudinal backgrounds at different places in their lives and help learn critical making in a context where they are in need.
Elaboration and teaching of seminars:
Elaboration of Seminar "Biotranslab. Science and women from a feminist perspective. UDKBerlin. July 2019
Elaboration of Seminar "Biotranslab" . Science and women from a feminist perspective. Reina Sofia Museum of Art. June 2019
Elaboration of the Molecul.lab Biology program/ teacher.Etopia - Zaragoza, Zaragoza province From July 2018 to August 2018
Guide to the Biotechnology exhibition at the Ars Electronica Festival 2015 - Linz, Austria
Coordinator of the Woman & Technological Program Cooperativa La Fábrica - Barcelona, Barcelona province From September 2014 to June 2015
Facilitation of workshops on free technologies.
Seminar on BioAutonomy and Free Hardware. Master of Biotechnology of the Technical University - Slovenia. From September 2013 to October 2013
Seminar based on the use of open technology for the achievement of Bioautonomy, realization of solar panels with organic and recycled materials. In the framework of Open Source Free and Open Technologies. New Digital Media and Electronics Seminar.
Here you can check my biography http://paulapin.net/biosophy/
2010 - U.D.R.E ( umbrella drawing robot experimental) performance robotic art.
2011- M3dus4 ( mythocotemporaneography as an immersive ritual.
2012 - Biosensing Photosynthetica. Energy that matter, noises that are micro and beings that are queer. Data from sensors attached to plants and her own body generating sound. The project continues development as an hybrid between gendertechnature in a sense of tactical biopolitics. This experience of investigation led her deeper into science, especially biology, and led her to rework her artistic practice both conceptually and materially. This experience of investigation led her deeper into science, especially biology, and led her to rework her artistic practice both conceptually and materially. From that time she starts to explore open source and free technologies to focus later on the knowledge transmission becoming a workshopologist and starting to collaborations with Hackteria network.
Workshops examples :
* The encounter with NATURA through listening consists on the construction of open source devices to expand the sensory experience of the environment. Involving local people in the use of Open Source technologies and working together with other lines derived from local desires are also objectives to be taken into account during the development of the process. Based on open biosensors and Pure Data.
* Amplifying living / vibrant matter. Body signals/ environmental signals.
What you perceive is not the totality of what exists. This workshop is based on the use of devices that amplify a signal, whether this be from the body (galvanic skin response / human / plant), radio frequency or the earth. We will listen for distant signals from Jupiter, do not panic with the circuits, it is just a way to facilitate understanding and to go towards technological autonomy (of body, mind and free environment) https://biosensing-blog.tumblr.com/page/2
2013- Transnoise. A transfeminist art laboratory and collective platform to explore how speculative fiction through noise, body performance and virtual environments, might engage with and apply feminist, queer, and intersectional approaches to question, deconstruct, ostensibly re-imagine the dystopian literary landscape.
Noise, like drag, shows through the appropriation of non-musical elements that tone and rhythm are, like genre, simply social constructs. When light gathers at the body-circuits, love explodes. We take noise as one more element to provoke the opening. Two sources of images: prepared loops mixed with video taken in real time, mixing alternative culture products with their own representations.
* logic no logic gender of noisex, Pineada synth a nand smith trigger.
2013- Filtered intimacy. Transnoise Residence at Laboral Gijón. We are filtered online. Our bodies are seeking to understand and pursue the perfect state. Our bodies are finding ways to break out of reality only to be confronted with failure. The very moment that our bodies enter the intimate lives of others through computers and communication space, we are losing parts of our flesh. In the electronic space, we are leaving fragments of our bodies behind. We are unaware that the energies in our body can pass through the network cables and affect another entity. Beyond thinking, our body is speaking in the interconnected universe.
2013- Biohackingcomplexity. https://jellypin.hotglue.me/?biohackingcomplexity .
2013- text pin-)étronika and components as an introduction about electronic components and vibrations.
2013- [akelarre cyborg] a project by Quimera Rosa & Transnoise. AKLR 2.0 is a research and performance project that seeks to reappropriate this vision of witchcraft to see what are the possibilities of giving a performance the characteristics of an akelarre (witch coven) . The project is based on the documentation of the experimentation and research process and on the realization of the performance. The aim of the performance is the deconstruction of sex and gender identities, through the interaction between body and technology, between machines and plants, on DIY noise as an alteration of identity construction, on the mixture between physical presence and telepresence, between fact and fiction. A performance that studies what are the potentialities of witchcraft art in the era of biopower. A fiction-science where plants sing, bodies mutate and machines loves.
Workshop: The body as a post gender instrument. The workshop is focused on experimental music and performance emphasizing the way we produce and generate our technologies in a similar sense to also generate our freedom of gender and play the roles that we want to (re-appropriate) and perform.
2013- RCK reality creation kit.
2013- Pechblenda Lab: Hardlab TransHackFeminista to explore and experiment with bio-electro-chemistry. Free culture and Open Source lab. An open space for interact with transfeminist environments though workshops and events to collectively create the tools we need. this was the perfect environment that creates the emergence of Biotranslab and Gynepunk Lab.
2012- 2017 I have been a permanent resident of the Calafou community based on Open source ideals and ecology there I develop many workshops on the events we organize https://freakabolic.hotglue.me/?events/
2014 - Freakabolic. This is a meta-project that acts as a war machine in which the agencies between subjectivities and desires achieve social and political transformation in relation to our bodies and the spaces and networks that emerge from our interactions. web design and compilation of processes between Pechblenda lab and other labs on the community. Looking for biohacking solution to remediation of the contaminated river https://freakabolic.hotglue.me/?mwater
- Dildomancy ( explained at the portfolio ).
2015- Open Automatization Technologies for Food Sovereignt from a Permacultural Approach with Beka Iglesias Hack the earth 2015, Calafou.
2015- Hard Glam devices and biotranslab ( explained at the portfolio ).
2017 http://citizensciences.net/biofabbing/ BioFabbing Convergence: Fabrications and Fabulations is an open event on the 10-14 of May, 2017, hosted by IdeaSquere at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland, organized primarily by the University of Geneva, Citizen Cyberlab, Hackuarium, and the Hackteria Network
2017- Master Class and workshop at KASK Art school in Gent. Interaction with the biolab and Fablab doing devices and experimental research with the students.
- Closing and dissemination of two years of Prototyp_ome at Hangar. Workshops and collective exhibition. https://prototypome.gridspinoza.net/index.php/Prototyp-ome_autoresidence
2018- Professor at the Master in Creative Process of the industrial design school Elisava. Barcelona.
- Object of study + Review of the Research: Participation in Decision Making by Members of DIY Communites. EZT ( Interdisciplinary art/science Faculty. Luzern, Switzerland.
- Workshop and exhibition at Bourges, France. European Media Art Network Call (http://call.emare.eu).
- Gathering for Open Science Hardware GOSH at Open Fiesta Master at University of Shenzhen, China.
- Program design for the summer School Etopia Kids and professor of the program based on Feminist Science and Biology.
- Master Class and workshop at EZT ( Interdisciplinary art/science Faculty. Luzern, Switzerland.
- Workshop at La paillase, Open Source BodyGathering, presentation and Performance at Gaite Liric. Paris.
2018- Trans.organs.on.a.chip http://paulapin.net/transorgansonachip/
2019- Cyanovan ( BioArt lab build on a Van ) and Biotranslab presentation at Fabra I Coats at Ecoss event.
- Biotranslab exhibited at Bergen Assembly and Workshop.
- Biotranslab exhibited at Hammer & Tongs, Zurich.
- Wormolution temporaly lab on microplastics on the 1000 Ecologies. Geneva.
- 3D workshop at the Digital Design Weekend; Victoria & Albert Museum London. Object from Biotranslab Exhibited on the Digital Permanent Collection.
- Workshop and participation in Blue skies – Bodies in Trouble at Essen. medienwerk.nrw
- Seminar Biotranslab. Hacking Science from a Transfeminist Narrative. UDKBerlin.
- Biotranslab Seminar at Museo de arte Reina Sofía.
- Biotechnology Seminar at the Master in Creative Process of the industrial design school Elisava. Barcelona.
2021- De grow makes me grow. https://www.internationaleonline.org/research/politics_of_life_and_death/169_degrowth_makes_me_grow
Here you can check my biography http://paulapin.net/biosophy/
In 2011 the project Biosensing Photosynthetica was selected at VIDA Art and Artificial Life International Awards
In 2015 EXOglands radical dynamics: fluid, tissues & bloody self-aware enhancement bionicLAB was selected at SOFT CONTROL: Third open call for interdisciplinary projects. Another Pechblenda Tentacle: Klau + Pin collaboration
Extreme own-body cognition, Anarchagland (female ejaculation) & male prostate , de-colonial anatomy of pleasure. Unveil taboos with DIY biolab techniques, DIT science & medical hacks reverse engineering. A transdisplinary collaboration based on health issues of collectives who have been marginalized by the desensitized treatment of anything deemed promiscuous & contentious. Grassroots sexual politics empowerment.
http://hackteria.org/wiki/BioAutonomy Exoglands: Radical dynamics.
2015 - 2017 Fellowship at Prototyp_ome. Following the concept developed at Exoglans residence at Hangar we open a collaborative and interdisciplinary laboratory on Biology DIY/DIWO. It is an initiative by Hangar, Pechblenda, the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park and DiYBioBarcelona that gathers artists, scientists, hackers, makers and different social collectives which the aim to to re-visit, re-think, co-design and develop biological exploration’s processes, tools and technologies. https://prototypome.gridspinoza.net/index.php/Prototyp-ome_autoresidence
2017- Fellow at Gaudi labs. Luzern, Switzerland
In 2018 the project Trans.organs.on.a.chip was selected at EMARE European Media Art Network Call (http://call.emare.eu) ongoing residence at Bandits Mages, Bourges, France.
The research I am about to elaborate on is aimed at connecting sustainability and BioArt practices to improve the transmission of knowledge and build new realities through this intersection. Recently, transdisciplinary relationships between art, science and technology have led to the emergence of hybrid contexts that not only provided a new conceptual and practical framework for artistic research, but also provoked paradigm shifts that affect other areas of knowledge / cultural areas. The proposal invites students to solve problems of sustainability in the real world, to produce changes in society and to think and act together through the practices of BioArt. We defend the concept that in order to pursue real changes that help to create a more just world, we need to think differently about ourselves, the world and our connections within it, and apply that thinking to artistic educational practice and systemic change. We say this not only to emphasize the thinking and perspectives of communities of practice, but also to apply the extra step taken by critical posthumanism. The collective can be organized in terms of human and non-human groupings in which all elements share agency, that is to say, treat each other non-hierachally. This is why, in the case of BioArt, we think it is necessary to adopt post-humanist perspectives in which to inscribe our practices.
In general terms, BioArt is defined as an artistic practice that works with biomaterials, such as living tissues, bacteria, living organisms and life processes. The artworks are produced in this way in laboratories, galleries or artist's studios. Some consider that the scope of Bioart by artists should be strictly limited to "living forms", while other artists would include art that employs images of contemporary medicine and biological research or addresses a controversy or blind spot posed by the very nature of life science. In the case of sustainability in bioartistic context, the use of scientific processes, such as biotechnology, and the living artworks seek synergies to respond to the constant crisis caused by climate change and destructive capitalism.
The BioArt Lab.
The emergence of a transdisciplinary pedagogy.
The methodological strategy that I am employing in my research consists of transforming the space of the classroom into a BioArtLab to rethink the interface between Art, Science and Technology in a more holistic way. We consistantly show how activist practices of Feminist Hacking makes BioArt more critical through experimentation and embodiment. Actions carried out in the laboratory classroom gives rise to an alternative and contemporary pedagogy in which transdisciplinarity presupposes an individual ethic and a desire to contribute to the common good that can be cultivated. Augsburg (2014) Becoming transdisciplinary implies attitudes such as adaptability, flexibility, creativity, openness and a deep interest in building bridges and venturing to approach an object of study or problem from (in)discipline. Transdisciplinarity configures a different point of integration and a vision that is supported by many disciplines, without being reduced to them. A transdisciplinary identity will make those who participate in the generation of knowledge about a specific problem be the co-producers of hybrid forms of knowledge. This allows multiple voices to count as education. Valladares, L. (2020).
This desire to contribute to the common good that Augsburg points out is directly related to my work as an activist, researcher and developer at the intersection of performance, open science and social justice. Therefore, my mission is to encourage students to be traversed by the transdisciplinarity of the BioArt labs in order to produce free and situated knowledge from the practical methodology of "Learning by doing", that is, learning by doing.
The goals for the residency can be summarized as follows:
• Introduce autonomy practices and knowledge coming from traditional and non-mainstream sources.
• Promote open-source technologies easily accessible that can be applied in multidisciplinary fields and enhance the inclusiveness of less favored collectives.
• Foster the adoption of collective practice and mutual self-care.
• To work on human and non-human alliances and solidarity through DIY/DIWO/DIT biotechnology, artistic and cultural practices.
• Re-visit, re-think, co-design and co-develop processes, tools and technologies for biological exploration, from a transhackfeminist perspective, and focusing on open-source materials for art and natural science topics and experimental notions of Health, Life, Body, Artistic Research and Critical Practices.
• To provide artists, scientists, curators and cultural organizations with tools, methodologies and good practices in order to properly address the creation of common cultural spaces for the generation of transversal knowledge in Bioarts practices, environmental issues and ecology.
To achieve these goals, I propose to elaborate a Critical Tool Kit that provides material and theoretical resources to change the paradigm of traditional education. The kit will combine DIT (do it together) materials in order to explore environments and help users to form a deeper understanding of nature and the beyond. This tool kit will be open art/sci, built to be modified by students, artists and cultural workers with the aim of opening new ideas and unforeseen applicabilities.
Following my experiences of building a wide variety of mobile labs and biohacker spaces, the Critical Tool Kit will address many of the topics I have already been deeply involved in. But a the kit will develop an instruction book and materials list will the consolidation of the project for future use and dissemination. The whole kit, the materials and the book will be done with Open Source Tools and will be useful for inter-generational students from 14 years old in advance.
Dalila Honorato. Ionian University - Department of Audio and Visual Arts.
Marta de Meneces. Cultivamos Cultura.
English, French, Spanish
Portuguese and Galician language.
where & when
At Gaudi labs in Luzern at the middle of the hole period, three weks.
At Hackteria lab in Zurich after the Gaudi labs two weeks.
Publications and writings :
I wrote a Chapter at the book of "Soberania Tecnológica ", "La Souveraineté technologique" Biohacking: la recherche scientifique comme capacité à performer la réalité. Une révision transhackféministe du hack de la science.
click on the next link to download the book https://www.plateforme-echange.org/IMG/pdf/dossier-st-fr-2014-07-05.pdf
Master thesis: The BioArtlab as a transdisciplinary pedagogy for high school.
Interview at book Gathering for Open Science Hardware . Paula Pin Pechblenda lab. The laboratory as a network of affective connections.
People writing about my work :
- Cyborg witches: class composition and social reproduction in the GynePunk collective
Elise D. Thorburn
Actually working on the delivery of Biotranslab ( laboratory for gyne.ecological explorations) that will be part of the Obstetrician & gynecological Collection at the Welcome Trust Museum at London.
SOCIETAL/COMMUNAL-BASED WORK - Including art criticism, critical theory, curation, art education, socially engaged art.