Mark Allen (Machine Project), Krystal Krunch (Asher Hartman and Haruko Tanaka) and Sara Roberts invite participants to explore how internal subjectivity can be externalised in this full-day workshop split into three sessions.
6th July 10am, 7th & 8th July 11am - 1pm (Dan Graham Pavilion at Hayward Gallery)
In the morning session, artist/intuitive duo Krystal Krunch lead participants in developing their psychic abilities through mind reading.
2pm - 5pm (Hayward Gallery Room 1)
Mark Allen of Machine Project lead an afternoon hands-on workshop in which participants make their own lie-detectors. The workshop uses the technology of Galvanic Skin Response sensors and explores how particular words, phrases and questions can cause heightened and involuntary physiological responses.
5.30pm - 7pm (Outdoors, roaming)
In the evening, participants will join artist and inventor Sara Roberts for sound-based participatory activities around the Southbank Centre site, using looping devices called Earbees.
Approximate duration - eight hours including breaks.
Materials are provided by Wide Open School.
Mark Allen (b. 1971, Vermont, USA)
Mark Allen is the founder and director of the Los Angeles-based Machine Project, a not-for-profit organisation and community event space. Bringing together artists, architects, designers, makers, scientists, programmers, plant enthusiasts, poets, and gaming nerds, Machine is dedicated to making specialised knowledge and technology available to artists and the general public, and the ethos is to learn by doing.
Allen says that one of his main motivations for creating the project was to try to recreate the flow of ideas and creative work that he himself experienced as a student at The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
'I'm interested in how people acquire the skills and confidence to make things, whether that means electronics, cheese making or an introduction to using a sewing machine.'
He adds: 'what I try to do is not to convey expert knowledge so much as a spirit of comfort with everything from computers to poetry to anthropology.'