This ever-whirling engine

With an interest in self-suciency, DIY and bio- chemistry, Valentina Karga constructs low-tech “machines” that transform matter. Together with solar engineer Brian Edlefsen Lasch she explained how to produce solar energy in a workshop and workshop participants had the chance to built a small mobile unit for urban applications and a step-by-step tutorial, contributing to open source knowledge. The lecture-performance, questions the existence of of waste and how contemporary society deals with it’s own organic waste.

This ever-whirling engine (2012), presented at Graduale 12 at the Amerika Haus in Berlin, has three parts: an installation, a lecture-performance and a workshop.

Photos: Sven Hagolani.