The invited artist Mary Maggic speaks about their work in general, and specifically about SCOBY SPIN CYCLE which was developed in October 2021 in AIR InSILo.
October 2021
SCOBY SPIN CYCLE is a post-anthropocentric performative art installation and absurd machine object that optimizes the industrial production of SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) made from a kombucha bioreactor that is kept in constant rotation by the physical and demanding labor of a human subject on a gym exercise machine.
interview, editing by Ksenia Yurkova
SCOBY SPIN CYCLE

The invited artist and writer Bernhard Kathan speaks about his sound piece All Nonsense Cancels Itself, which was presented during the Open Studio Days in October 2021 in AIR InSILo.
October 2021
The piece is dedicated to Daniel Paul Schreber (1842 - 1911) who is considered the most prominent case in the history of psychiatry thanks to his book Memoirs of My Nervous Illness. Among many others, Sigmund Freud, C.G. Jung, Elias Canetti, Jacques Lacan, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari occupied themselves with his bizarre imagery.
It is commonly thought that doctors are trying to understand the patients. Kathan reveals, that Schreber's story teaches us the opposite: in fact, the patients are required to understand the doctors who are treating them. Kathan recontextualizes the Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, and by the means of sound and graphic art, reveals meaning in the chaotic. By refusing to see Schreber as a "case", just a madman, he points that the patient to facilitate his doctors was by purpose producing all the signs he was expected to.
interview by Martin Breindl,
editing by Ksenia Yurkova
All Nonsense Cancels Itself

An interview with Maria Safronova Wahlström and Johannes Wahlström about their ongoing children book project.
October 2021
This project finds its inspiration in classical Swedish school books, in particular, How Sweden Works from 1976. While the book in a playful way described the Social Democratic Folkhem, or "people´s home" and its special place in the world, the book, How the World Works intends to describe the rapidly changing world that we and our societies are surrounded by; and that became more visible in connection with the pandemic.
interview, editing by Ksenia Yurkova
How The World Works