Peter Flemming's Sun Drinkers Solar Energy Workshop

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Come celebrate the Summer Solstice with artist Peter Flemming in a Sun-drinkers Solar Energy Workshop!

In this workshop you will create a simple, small sun-drinker from electronic components that can twitch, twitter or twinkle. Idly basking in sunlight, these entities slowly absorb electrical energy from a solar cell. When sufficiently sun- drunk, they burst into activity, releasing their accumulated power until depleted. Spent, the creatures then relax into resting lazy mode, starting their cycle afresh.

You will:

learn how capacitors work
explore fundamentals of solar energy
learn how to solder a circuit board
come away with a permanently assembled circuit
look at examples of artworks using this technique
Date: June 21

Time: 12pm - 4pm

Registration Fee:

$75 Regular Price

$60 With Annual Studio/Workshop Pass (see below)

Material Fee: $25

What, if any, prerequisite knowledge should students have? None.

What to Bring: All materials will be provided.

About the Instructor: Peter Flemming is a full-time artist, part-time professor and some-time curator in Montréal. Research interests include ad hoc architecture, informal physics, electromagneticks, radio, neuromimes/neural networks, solar power, saunas. Flemming's work considers natural and technological ecologies, in site-specific installations and performance that are resolved intuitively and experimentally.
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By: InterAccess