Ross Dalziel

virPrague 20: Experiments in Collaboration and Critical Participation

We ask questions as we build little logical maps together with Euglena gracilis; why are diodes so cheap, how do worms die? What organisms should we play with and how do old 7-inch vinyl records, Printed Circuit Boards (PCB’s), Integrated circuits (IC’s) A.K.A. silicon chips and other surplus domestic artefacts provide physical spaces to tell stories and learn critical knowledge? We explore this through ‘kit culture’, hands-on by using a prototype ‘educational’ kit and the emerging method of ‘Interleaving Practices’, part of artist-researcher Ross Dalziel’s art-science practice and PhD research embedded in Lancaster University.