Shedding the Skin
with Feral and Synthetic Creatures

.zip + Uroboros + Friends
December 17th - 18th 2022 
@ .zip space Rotterdam

Shedding the Skin with Feral and Synthetic Creatures is a two-day gathering inviting a collective exploration of diverse creative perspectives on designing with / for change. Playing with tensions and connections between the notions of feral and synthetic, block-chained and un/bound, the xyz and unconscious, this event brings together creative practitioners across various eco-socially focused projects to share their transformational methods, approaches, and reflections. The program presents co-creative experiments with feral care, synthetic sensing, algorithmic mysticism and ocean literacy offered as a 2-days flow of workshops, talks, films, and exhibitions. The daylight program is accompanied by a convivial nocturnal encounter to celebrate the coming hibernal solstice, inviting all present creatures to become feral, synthetic and everything in-between.

The event is set up as a collaboration between the .zip and Uroboros collectives and a continuation of the Uroboros 2022 festival program that took place in Prague earlier this year. This time, the program brings together Rotterdam-based artists and initiatives exploring embodied, technological and otherwise situated experiencing of eco-social change. Uroboros is an annual multi-species gathering of creative practitioners using diverse and diversely situated ways of knowing and doing to reflect on contemporary social and environmental troubles. .zip is an artist-run project space based in Rotterdam Noord. Shaped as an interdisciplinary testing lab, .zip explores the roles of facilitation and fabrication within our digital society.
SATURDAY | Shedding the Skin with Feral creatures

12:00 – 12:30
Introduction to Shedding the Skin
.zip and Uroboros

12:30 – 14:30
Feral Gifts, Creatures, Friendships
By Markéta Dolejšová and Jaz Hee-jeong Choi
The Feral Gift

14:30 – 15:30 BREAK

15:30 – 16:30
DataFusion and the Zoöp Project
By Klaas Kuitenbrouwer
Het Nieuwe Instituut

16:30 – 17:30
Scent of Time (hybrid)
By Victor Evink and Emilia Tapprest
Liminal Vision

17:30 – 19:00
A drop is not a river
By Yannik Güldner, Anne Vera Veen and Leon Lapa Pereira


19:00 – 00:00
Drinks and music
Line-up: Kaarst, S X M B R A, So... Much.. Emotions…
SUNDAY | Shedding the Skin with Synthetic creatures

12:00 – 14:00
Sensing the Synthetic
By Lenka Hámošová
Uroboros Loops

14:00 – 15:30
Poetic AI (online)
By Kwan Suppaiboonsuk and Abdo Hassan

15:30 – 16:00 BREAK

16:00 – 17:00
Love your Journey, bestie🔥💅
By Derk Over
Queer Arcana

17:00 – 19:00
Blockchain chaos
By Michal Kučerák

19:00 – 20:30
Open Feedback Loops
By Erik Peters

Hybrid Landscapes
With contributions from:

Lance Laoyan, Cyanne van den Houten, Ymer Marinus, Martyna Miller, Deborah Morah, Roos Groothuizen, Liminal Vision, The Feral Gift, Bianca Carague, Charlotte Brand, Telemagic and Erik Peters