Archives for Martin Ballaschk

The Well-Tempered Neuron

Even an analog synthesizer has to be tuned. As the cables travel from one jack to the next, the artist’s neurons produce a different note each time. On the boundaries of stem cell technology and creating art in a lab.

Cultures calendar: A Sorbian Easter

Easter and colorful eggs go hand in hand. In Slavic culture, it is traditional to decorate these eggs using an intricate technique involving wax and dye. This custom is also practiced by the last Slavic minority group living in Germany, the Sorbs. Martin Ballaschk, who has Sorbian roots, explains how ordinary eggs can be turned into works of art.