Mz* Baltazar’s Lab

The Mz* Baltazar’s Lab is a collective and feminist hackerspace in Vienna with a focus on DIY projects on the intersection of arts, technology & feminism.

Open Lab – 25th of August 14:00 – 17:00 at the Hallenbad

Besides the workshops of the Baltazar*Lab (*open to women, girls, queers, trans, intersex and non-binary people only) an open lab takes place at the Hallenbad (walk through the bar, the dance floor and then upstairs) in the afternoon. It is a space for trying out tools and machines, looking through displayed art works, working on new projects and more. The lab will be transformed into an exhibition for the rest of the forums time being and is accessible to everyone to enjoy the works of the participants.

Workshops

Three workshops will be offered during the technology symposium from 24. to 27. August. Registration is required. The sessions start at 9:30 and end around 11:30. A short introduction to the theme of the workshops is provided below.

MASSAGE

When are people treated like things? In fascism? In patriarchy? In captialism? Or if algorithms structure massive amounts of decontextualized human actions? How do ideologies get into things, in us, with the pickax or slowly massaging? Poor thing.
Our group of artists invites you to a queer feminist safer space, to workshops* and conversations, and to invent models against reification, in the form of poetic circuits and simple automata. We massage in intermediate translations and stumble over humor and sadness.
*for women, girls, queers, trans, intersex and non-binary people only

Registration for the workshops:

  • On the 24th of August from 9:30 am – 11:30 am: registration closed
  • On the 25th of August from 9:30 am – 11:30 am: registration closed 
  • On the 26th of August from 9:30 am – 11:30 am: registration closed