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essence mixture for Steam bath.

Saturday 10 October – Saturday 7 November 2015
Open 8 am – 11 am & 6 pm – 9 pm, 7 days per week

Last entry 30 minutes before session ends.

The steam bath is mixed and open to everyone.
Women only: Wednesday 8 am – 11 am & 6pm – 9 pm, Saturday 8am – 11 am, Sunday 6pm – 9 pm. Men only: Monday 6-9 pm.

Opening reception: Friday 9 October 2015, 7pm – 10pm. Guided tours at 7.45 pm and 8.30 pm.

 @ W139, Warmoesstraat 139, Amsterdam

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The steam bath (– i.e. fog, mist, haze, interference –) is one component of C’hu:
an extension of a shared interest in algorithmic, mechanical and biological processes
and the ongoing breakdown of the binary logic of the human and non-human at the heart of the
cybernetic body.

Did we talk already about the dog-that-was-wolf?

C’hu locates the uncertainty inherent to complex systems in the non-linear
structure beyond individual perception and proposes the idea of state of distributed autonomy
between server networks, architecture, the ethno-botanical divination, choreography and fog;
to help us “un-think what [we] don’t know we are thinking.” [1]

Self-intoxication as self-surrection,
politics of heat maps, a proposal for mess and a “consent to not be a single being.” [2]

Unlike fruit and milk fermentations, cereal fermentation in most cases requires a saccharification process, which is accomplished with some difficulty. One primitive method of cereal saccharification would be chewing raw cereals and spitting them into a vessel in order to allow saccharification to occur through the action of salivary amylase, followed by alcoholic fermentation via natural yeasts. (…) The fermentation starter is called chu in Chinese, nuruk in Korean, koji in Japanese, and ragi in Southeast Asian countries and bakhar ranu or marchaar in India. The first documentation of chu was found in Shu-Ching written in the Chou dynasty (1121-256 BC), in which it is stated that chu is essential for making alcoholic beverages. [3]

Libidiunga Cardoso, ehCaetano, Joseph Knierzinger, Maria Netzer, Hopf Philipp

In collaboration with Arda van Tiggelen, André Avelãs, all systems, Fernando Belfiore, Clara Saito, Goran Goki Kusic, Luna Eggers Matz, Rozemarijn de Neve, Jija Sohn, non/studio, Hans Vissers

Accompanying C’hu, Future Ruins and the Side Room present

Idiotic Code: On Resistant Usership,

a multi-disciplinary five-day seminar taking place at W139 and the Side Room.

[1] Lisa Nakamura during the panel Feminism, Technology, and Race, 2013
[2] Edouard Glissant as quoted in: Fred Moten, “Blackness and Nothingness (Mysticism in the Flesh),” South Atlantic Quarterly 112, no. 4 (2013) 737–80.
[3] Applied Mycology and Biotechnology, Volume 2: Agriculture and Food Production, p. 152, ed. by George G. Khachatourians & Dilip K. Arora (Elsevier, 2002)