Artistic Seminar on Woodwork and Organic Grow Bed Construction
12 April, 2012

The 4 day seminar begins with a meta-lecture on wood and the art of performed mastership. It will serve as a theoretical background for the following two days of workshop exercise. The students can choose from two options of exercise in the workshop: either he/she will work on his/her own creation in wood, or the student will take part in a lead construction process on organic breeding beds.

Option one: students can work on wood in any form, using tools, techniques

and methods of any kind that he/she will bring to the workshop.

Option two: the student will participate in the process of constructing and building grow beds for the Organic Field Academy in Shindisi.

In these two days of exercise, the students will contemplate on the used material, its character and ways to treat and form them.

The seminar will conclude with a reflection phase, where each student shares his/her experiences of the form-finding, work-process and performance-result. The lecturers feed-back will focus on the principles of intuition, knowledge and efficiency and how material, tools and techniques were used.

Wednesday, 11 April: from 15:00 till 18:00 at CCAT - Daniel and Mamuka.

Introduction to the workshop; lecture on wood, the principles of intuition, knowledge and efficiency explanation on the workshop option.

1: do your own wood-creation explanation on the workshop option

2: participate in grow bed construction.

Thursday, 12 April: from 10:00 till 16:00 at Organic Field Academy in Shindisi - Daniel and Mamuka.

Workshop; working independently outdoors, with opportunity to discuss questions;

Friday, 13 April: from 10:00 till 16:00 at Organic Field Academy in Shindisi - Mamuka

Workshop working independently outdoors, with opportunity to discuss questions.

Saturday, 14 April: from 16:00 at Organic Field Academy in Shindisi - Daniel and Mamuka.

Conclusive lecture: reflection on the production process after-hours party

Please Bring Following Items:

For lecture: paper and pen

Workshop Option 1: Wood-Creation

wood you want to process/use, necessary tools and paper and pen

Workshop Option 2: Grow Bed Construction

Paper and pen and, if you have, gardening tools

Conclusion: paper and pen

After-Hours Party: bring your party gear

Everybody brings for the outdoor events at Organic Field Academy in Shindisi:

Sun hat, sun cream, long sleeves, rough shoes, working gloves, raincoat

General Rule: Needed - full participation during all four days, respect for individuals and working atmosphere

Lecturers and Organizers:

Daniel Birkenmayer, Kakhetian from Germany (University of Applied Sciences Biberach) - Carpenter, Engineer, Project Manager

Mamuka Japaridze (Organic Field Academy) - Organic Gardener, Artists

Wato Tsereteli (Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi) - Photographer, Curator, Organizer

Address: Center of Contemporary Art - Tbilisi & Shindisi - Cloud Library , 10 Dodo Abashidze street, Right embankment of the Mtkvari River

Artistic Seminar on Wood Work and Organic Grow Bed Construction.

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