Museion Art Club

Worlding with the Molecular

Workshop con Mary Maggic

19.11.2022   10:00—14:30


  • Reservation required

Through years of research and public workshopologies on the project Open Source Estrogen and its “freak science” iteration, Estrofem! Lab, biohacking methodologies have proven to serve far more than spreading didactic knowledge. These protocols produce an “existential knowing” in our bodies and environments that inevitably lead to forms of biotechnical civil disobedience and collective experiential knowledging. This workshop will begin with an introduction into hormone biopolitics and follow with a hands-on urine-hormone extraction exercise, demonstrating the ways molecules morph us as much as we morph them.

Please come well-hydrated and wear comfortable clothes that you can move around in. During the workshop you will need to provide a sample of your urine for the extraction.

In English, max. 15 participants
Registration via Eventbrite


Mary Maggic (they/them) is a nonbinary artist and researcher working within the fuzzy intersections of body and gender politics and capitalist ecological alienations. Since 2015, Maggic frequently uses biohacking as a xeno-feminist methodology and collective practice of care that can serve to demystify invisible lines of molecular biopower. After completing their Masters at MIT Media Lab (Design Fiction) in 2017, their project “Open Source Estrogen” was awarded Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica in Hybrid Arts, and in 2019 they completed a 10-month Fulbright residency in Yogyakarta, Indonesia investigating the relationship between Javanese mysticism and the plastic pollution crisis. Maggic is a recipient of the 2022 Knight Arts + Tech Fellowship, and is a current member of the online network Hackteria: Open Source Biological Art, the laboratory theater collective Aliens in Green, the Asian feminist collective Mai Ling, as well as a contributor to the radical syllabus project Pirate Care and to the CyberFeminism Index collections.

Worlding with the Molecular


19.11.2022, 10:00—14:30

Location: Museion

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