FREE SUNSHINE!

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  • FREE SUNSHINE!

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  • REE SUNSHINE! is an intervention and installation comprising of a temporary electronics lab offering free solar-powered robotics workshops to the public. The project has formed in response to Eskom and The National Energy Regulating Authority of South Africa’s drafting of rules requiring all small scale energy generators under 1 kilowatt to be registered; a process which also involves a fee. As this includes sustainable energy systems such as solar and wind power, the swarm of sun-powered G☼ggaB☼ts made during the workshops will be used as demonstrators against problematic energy regulation and service, by attempting to register all of them in an absurd spam protest. For ISEA2018, the Free Sunshine Lab will be occupying the KZNSA gallery and surrounds, transforming the art institution into a space where school children and members of the general public can learn and tinker with electronics, create mechatronic art works, and have their voice heard regarding their relationship and access to electricity in the South African context.

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