group DIY Hack the Panke, founded in January 2018, consists of a group
of artists, scientists and curators promoting Citizen Science projects
along the Panke River in north and central Berlin. Through interdisciplinary
practice, the group aims to explore the Panke River for living organisms
and critically examine its complex history of human use.
by the Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur Bezirksamt Mitte and the Bezirkskulturfonds:
June, 2019 from 5PM
Fungi! - Mushrooms and their contribution to biotechnology
26 May 2019
DIY HACK THE PANKE
Panke Life. Microbiodiversity. Workshop with Sarah Hermanutz, India Mansour and Fara Peluso
will research the diversity of invisible life in the Panke River. Choosing
a site along the river in Berlin-Wedding artists Fara Peluso and Sarah
Hermanutz and microbiologist India Mansour will show participants how
to investigate the microbial life and ecologies of an urban waterway.
The workshop will explore the river and floodplain as microbial habitats,
with special emphasis on water, sediment and soil along the riverbanks.
The workshop will explore the river and floodplain as microbial habitats,
with special emphasis on water, sediment and soil along the riverbanks.
Microbial community characteristics, interactions with the environment,
and nutrient cycles will be discussed and examples sought out.
Supported by the Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur Bezirksamt Mitte and the Bezirkskulturfonds.
13 & 14 April 2019
Microplastics Workshop with Kat Austen & Frithjof Glowinski
Plastic has pervaded water, soil and our bodies. It is the new icon of our time. During the (Un)Real Ecologies: Microplastics workshop we will explore the presence of microplastics in the Panke River, near Art Laboratory Berlin. How do organisms and microorganisms exist with and construct with these human-made materials? We will investigate water samples, to discover a new understanding of the reality of the Panke's ecosystem, with plastic present and wholly a part of it - a microcosm that allows us to ask: "what is nature?"
In the workshop
participants will use DIY chemistry methods to separate microplastics
from mineral and organic matter, and discover the origins of the plastics
they find by creating density columns. They will also learn about the
ecology of the Panke River and the Citizen Science project DIY Hack
16 March 2019
HYDRO_PERFORANCE NIGHT. PERFORMANCES, TALKS WITH NEW CASSETTES AND VINYLS!
Austen, Robertina ebjanič
and Fara Peluso as part of the exhibition Watery Ecologies.
Fara Peluso, one of the artists of the show, will give an insight into her long-term research that focuses on potential uses for algae as an environmental regulator, source for sustainable materials, and aesthetic catalyser of biophilia. She proposes a closer relationship between humans and algae as an answer to our current environmental crisis. Her research and practice combine working with biotechnologists and DIY scientists in speculative and critical design to produce a myriad of innovative design and artistic solutions.
The Matter of the Soul | Symphony is a performance work that engenders empathy with a consequence of climate change: process of dispersal and transformation in the Arctic region. The work draws together stories of human migration and melting ice in the Arctic, and changing identity on and offline. The musical compositions for The Matter of the Soul are based around audio field recordings of Arctic waters made using hacked pH and conductivity meters. During this very special performance at Art Laboratory Berlin, Austen will weave together the global and local, accompanying the song of the Arctic along with live improvisation using her hacked instruments, playing the water from her closest river, the Panke in Wedding, Berlin.
Aquatocene / The subaquatic quest for serenity investigates the phenomenon of underwater noise pollution created by humankind in the seas and oceans. The sound compositions are a re-mix between the bioacoustics of marine life (shrimps, fish, sea urchins etc.), the aquatic acoustics and the presence of human generated noise in the worlds oceans and seas. The audio compositions of the subaquatic soundscape encourage us to reflect upon the anthropogenic sonic impact on the underwater habitat and marine life.
14 & 15 March 2019
THE WORK OF ART IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
This conceptual artistic research workshop by media art curator Natalia Fuchs and media artist Helena Nikonole that spans Artificial Intelligence as a concept, neural networks as a tool, and research-based curatorial solution as an approach. According to Helena Nikonole, an artistic exploration of the potential possibilities (and also potential risks) of technologies like Artificial Intelligence or the Internet of Things is necessary to understand the context of modern technologically and media determined world.
is a media art curator that is dealing with historical contexts when curating
exhibitions and art projects. From her point of view, it is crucial to
see how new media choice for the artist correlates with topological spaces
in the history of art. In other words, referencing notion to an external
space is her approach to building media art communities stable and persistent;
what is reflected in the The Work of Art in the Age of Artificial
Intelligence which become global research community platform for
the artist, curator and technology specialists.
13 March 2019
THE WORK OF ART IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Are Androids the better humans?
Tokyo-based curator and cultural diplomacy researcher Maurice Jones examines how different attitudes towards AI, robotics, and transhumanism are explored and represented through Japanese society's affinity towards technology, automisation, etc. The talk is free and open to the public.
28 February 2019
MIND THE FUNGI
the Fungi is a two-year collaborative project between the Technische
Universität Berlin and Art Laboratory Berlin.
Cooperation partner: TU Berlin
MIND THE FUNGI
WALK & TALK #2
Tegeler Forst | 17 November 2018
Forest excursion + Lab visit to the Dept. of Applied and Molecular Microbiology | TU Berlin
Artist Theresa Schubert will offer diverse perspectives on the forest and its cultural meaning including a performance. Furthermore, together with biotechnologists from the Institute of Biotechnology | TU Berlin she will guide us through forests of Berlin and Brandenburg in search of tree mushrooms and lichens. Samples taken will form part of a two-year research project combining cutting edge biological research, citizen science and artistic research.
Biotechnologists from TU Berlin will show participants how to collect samples of fungi and lichens and preserve them for further study and cultivation. At a follow-up lab at Applied and Molecular Microbiology | TU Berlin, participants will be shown how to inoculate Petri dishes with samples for cultivation.
29 October 2018
pela Petrič Phytocracy in situ:
Prototyping tools for the investigation of plant governance
with the exhibition Strange Encounters
with Vegetal Others
How did wheat
manage to domesticate the human? From Pollan's perspective-bending "Botany
of Desire" to the environmental humanities' "vegetal politics",
the entanglements between plants and people are ubiquitous, mundane and
often hiding in plain sight. As part of the inquiries into Vegetal
Otherness, pela Petrič
set out to produce her own phytocracy-revealing onto-epistemological tools
that are inspired by actual institutions/domains/cultural practices framing
plant-people relations, but also playfully oblivious to their axioms and
2018 | Seminar and performances
August, 2018 | Presentation and performance
NOW. A Kinetic Life
Bidisha Das and Thomas Heidtmann
NOW A Kinetic Life is an interactive installation that spans a visual and acoustic connection between outer space and physical spaces that surround us. It is an orchestra of movement using elements from outer space, nature and human bodies as instrumentations. It is an expression of the ever-changing moment we are living in: NOW.The installation brings in sounds from all these spaces in real-time to a modular synthesizer, the heart of the proposed installation, that Das has created exclusively for the project. The synthesizer is accompanied by CubeSat-like objects that are part of Heidtmanns "Place in Orbit" project, wearable gloves and plants with sensors.
July, 2018 |
(Un)Real Ecologies - Microplastics
Kat Austen & Nana MacLean
Plastic has pervaded water, soil and our bodies. It is the new icon of our time. During the (Un)Real Ecologies: Microplastics workshop we will explore the presence of microplastics in the Panke River, near Art Laboratory Berlin. How do organisms and microorganisms exist with and construct with these human-made materials? We will interrogate the water samples, to discover a new understanding of the reality of the Panke's ecosystem, with plastic present and wholly a part of it - a microcosm that allows us to ask: "what is nature?"
July, 2018 |
February, 2018 from 7-11PM
Documentation | Publication | Party
NONHUMAN AGENTS - in retrospect
Art Laboratory Berlin cordially invites you to revisit our 2017 programme Nonhuman Agents in Art, Culture and Theory. We will present photo, video and text documentation of our 2017 series of workshops, talks and exhibition, as well as the three-day conference in November 2017.
November, 2017 |Interdisciplinary
Nonhuman Agents in Art, Culture and Theory
As a theoretical addition to our ongoing series Nonhuman Agents (June - December 2017) Art Laboratory Berlin - along with our partners, The Institute for Arts and Media, University of Potsdam - has brought together international artists, scholars, and scientists from different disciplines to discuss artistic, philosophical, ethical and scientific approaches to nonhuman agency. Previous positions from our Nonhuman Subjectivities series (2016-17) were also be included.
28 October, 2017, 7PM | Lecture
Hermanutz: ill-at-ease seep
September, 2017 | 2-day-Workshop
Barnett + plan b (Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers): Swarm | Cell
2-day workshop is a participatory experiment on art, performance and biology
that precedes the exhibition Nonhuman Networks. The project invites
the participants to view the city of Berlin by the nonhuman perspectives
of the intelligent single-cell organism, the slime mould, Physarum
polycephalum and GPS tracking.
2017, 7-11 PM
25/26 August, 2017| Lecture & Workshop
Schubert: The forestal psyche
July, 2017 |
& Performative Workshop
Pevere: Anatomy of an inter-connected system
point of this seminar is the artists research at the junction of
visual arts, theoretical inquiry and investigation of biological processes.
The seminar will focus on the discourses regarding human-nature relationship
in the frame of todays environmental crisis and how artistic practices
involving living organisms and technology can innovatively contribute
to the debate. How can artists problematise the complex interconnection
between humans and the biosphere in a hyper-technological era? With what
kind of aesthetic and ethical implications? The project aims at engaging
the audience in a performative discussion with a visual outcome.
June, 2017 |
Performative Lecture & Workshop
As part of
her ongoing research Alanna Lynch has been growing the microorganisms
that produce kombucha tea. Through the process of fermentation this symbiotic
colony of bacteria and yeasts (SCOBY) produces a cellulose material that
is slimy and smells strongly while wet and can be dried and used as a
textile. However, Lynch's interest in working with this life form goes
beyond the material properties. Throughout this research Lynch has been
actively consuming the microorganisms by drinking the tea. Given that
about half of the cells in the human body are bacterial cells and acknowledging
the microbiome-gut-brain axis whereby bacteria in the gut have been shown
to effect the mind, how people think, feel and even behave, bacteria can
be seen as radical in the potential it has to challenge categories such
as subject/object, mind/body and human/non-human.
May, 2017 |
a neural synthesizer,
will perform with Schneider TM (12 May)
and Stine Janvin (13 May) as part
#3 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin.
edition of the Technosphärenklänge series, produced by the HKW
in collaboration with CTM Festival, will present musical projects operating
at the border of art and science. Three projects the worlds
first neural synthesizer that performs with human musicians; water droplets
levitated and shaped by sound waves; and the interconnection of spatial
sound and high-energy lasers make current notions of materiality
tangible and fundamentally re-think the relationship between nature, technology
and human consciousness. All three projects require intensive research
and constant collaboration between the artists, natural scientists and
technologists. The following day, lectures and talks hosted together with
Art Laboratory Berlin will explain the research and science behind the
performances, and discuss the works social implications.
5 May, 2017 | Artist Talk
April, 2017 |
Bio & Beer - Aquaponics system under artificial light
wants to explore the possibilities given by aquaponics systems under artificial
light. Hence we will set up a small aquaponics system under growth lamps.
Organised by Alessandro Volpato.
Art Laboratory Berlin programme as part of the framework of the transmediale/CTM
17-19 February, 2017| DIYBio faire Organized by Biotinkering Berlin
January, 2017 |
& Beers | with Biotinkering e.V.
In Berlin there is a pool of DIY bio projects going on, though up to now an adequate space for these projects to happen has been missing. So the local community is organized in smaller groups, one of which is Biotinkering Berlin.
berlin e.V. is an association that promotes education, science and research.
It meets 2 to 4 times a months at Art Laboratory Berlin, opening itself
to bioart discussion and ideas.
18 September, 2016 | Seminar
Systems: Aquatic Systems
The current exhibition project artistically explores the interplay and
intercommunication between animal and machine while focusing on the aquatic
environment. Within this framework we want to invite you to our seminar
which will theoretically explore these and other aspects about artistic
and scientific methodologies on interspecies empathy and human-nonhuman
25 August, 2016 | Bio & Beers
& Beers with Biotinkering Berlin e.V.
project of Dr. Mirela Alister, Rüdiger Trojok, Alessandro Volpato
and Biotinkering e.V.
July - 4 September, 2016 |
Exhibition & Talks
17 July, 2016 | Interdisciplinary Dialog
Laboratory Berlin: DIALOG
27-29 May, 2016 | Exhibition and Artists Talk
26 February-23 April, 2016 | Exhibition and Talks
Subjectivities: The Other Selves.
the talk there will be an informal reception. Artist Tarsh Bates and curators
Christian de Lutz & Regine Rapp will be present.
3-5 February, 2016 | Performance & Artist Talk
François-Joseph Lapointe: 1000
30 January, 2016 | Reading & Presentation
and presentation by Rüdiger Trojok
In the last
several years a global movement of citizen scientists has developed with
modern biology as a particular focus: their work has become known as biohacking.
This book serves all those interested in this topic as well as beginners
by offering a basic understanding of the world from a molecular biological
perspective: Starting with the beginnings of life, the course of evolution
is explained in broad terms, according to present knowledge. Theroretical
knowledge is applied through practical examples: life can be programmed.
Using advanced software, Synthetic Biology rewrites the digital code of
24 January, 2016 | Workshop
Popov Art Science Swap: Two Heads Are Better
23 January, 2016 | Performance-lecture
Hermanutz: Mind Blind: Therapeutic Interventions
for Human/Nonhuman Communications
November, | Finissage
runs: 26 September 29 November, 2015, Fri- Sun 2-6PM and by appointment
13 November, 2015 | Panel Discussion
Body Enhancement. About Prostheses, Extensions and Cyborgs
by Susanna Hertrich, currently on exhibition at Art Laboratory Berlin,
are part of her long-term research project Bodies & Technology.
In this project, she reflects on the phenomenon of prostheses as an extension
of the human in the 21st century. In the context of the latest technologies
as well as current developments in the field of neuroscience and biology
Hertrich proposes new transhuman sensory enhancements. The exhibition
also presents Neil Harbisson, who has overcome colour blindness by means
of an 'Eyeborg', which translates colour into sound. Harbisson is the
world's first officially recognized Cyborg.
4 October, 2015 | Workshop
No fee for
children and adults. (Donations apreciated!)
29 August 20 September, 2015 | Exhibition, Artist Talk and Finissage
Schubert: Growing Geometries - Evolving Forms
26-28 June, 2015 | Research Project
Bienen: A project by Tessa Zettel and
Plan Bienen is an ongoing research project developed by Sydney-based artists Tessa Zettel and Sumugan Sivanesan during their residency at ZK/U - Centre for Art and Urbanistics in Berlin in 2014.
April, 2015 | Artist Talk
& Noise Music Concert
artist talk with noise music concert of his piece 3 pOstmOrtems
connection with the exhibition
30 January, 2015 | Opening
of the [macro]biologies & [micro]biologies Library
the 2015 Vorspiel programme of the transmediale and CTM
30 November, 2014| Workshop
Dumitriu: [micro]biologies I: the bacterial sublime
Laboratory Berlin, in cooperation with Desiree Förster and Daniela
Silvestrin, invite you to a workshop on Synthetic Biology and art by the
artist collective C-LAB (UK).
20 July, 2014 3PM | Artist Talk
talk with Maja Smrekar
July, 2014 |
6 July, 2014 |
can experience the exhibitions through the perspective of the curators,
Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz, as well as gain special insight from
other members of the ALB staff, who took part in the preparation and installation
of the exhibition.
is a creative method for sustainable innovation and product design in
today's world. The key concept of biomimicry is that Nature - during her
3.8 billion years of existence and constant evolution - has solved most
of our problems in very elegant and clean ways: Nature masters energy
production, water supply / cleaning, food production, transportation,
and cooperation - things we are struggling with. Biomimicry Germany e.V.
is a team of multi-disciplinary experts using Biomimicry as a creativity
and innovation tool. As such it creates novel solutions that are sustainable,
more efficient and cost-effective thereby spearheading an entirely new
direction. It focuses on design principles that have been tested by Nature
for billions of years and proven to be successful. During the Talk Dr.
Prateep Beed will try to inspire you to look at nature with a different
eye - as a rich solution space for elegant designs with local adaptation
combined with efficient strategies for sustainable innovations.
June, 2014 |
artist and theoretician Suzanne Anker has been one of the key figures
working at the border between art and biology for several decades. Her
work combines inquiry into science and the newest technologies with a
keen aesthetic sense.
American artist Brandon Ballengée pursues a sustainable form of
artistic research in his metier as a visual artist in the field of bioart
and as a biologist in the field of herpetology.
4 May, 2014
| Curator's Talk and Tour through
I: the biosphere
30 March, 2014 | Artist Talk
Artist Talk with Katya Gardea Browne
Berlin cordially invites you to an Artist Talk with Katya Gardea Browne
on 30 March, 2014 at 3 PM within the framework of the exhibition [macro]biologies
I: the biosphere.
works of Mexico City based artist, photographer and filmmaker Katya Gardea
Browne have stressed the cultural and environmental tensions between urban
and rural in and around the megacity Mexico D.F.
In the Artist Talk Katya Gardea Browne will speak about her personal interest in the topic of the biosphere as well as the process of artistic production & research.
- 26 January, 2014 |
DIY Bio Lounge
January, 2014, 8 PM: Art & Science Dialog with Theresa
Schubert and Andy Adamatzky
Schubert (DE) is a post-media artist, works as an artistic researcher
and is a PhD candidate at the Bauhaus-University Weimar. (http://www.theresaschubert.org/)
A full day programme of events introduced and led by biologist Rüdiger Trojok, combining science art, and open source science technology. This event is part of a larger project to create an open bio lab project in Berlin (see http://www.openbioprojects.net/ for more information.)
In the evening
there will be a Molecular cocktail bar, serving sparkling wine with aperol
bubbles, as well as 'smoking' cocktails.
In the installation,
these harmless bacteria have been cultivated on a nutrient medium. The
artists aim to represent the aesthetics of decay, the daily occurrence
when a large number of unused food wastes away, and thereby make a statement
about the "the Food Question" and its relation to the global
Lounge is a project in cooperation with openbioprojects.net and the Vorspiel
2014 programme of transmediale and CTM.
Viewing and Artist Talk
2009, Berlin. Actually, we had no doubt that he would be voted
out. But then the results were announced and Ahmadinejad was re-elected
president. It was a case of large scale election fraud, and while we were
here, torn between anger and disbelief, Tehran experienced the largest
mass protests since the fall of the Shah's regime. Suddenly there was
a spirit of optimism; for the first time, the population reacted openly
against the regime of the mullahs and exposed the rulers' illegitimacy
before the whole world. However, the system reacted harshly, and mercilessly
put down the uprising, causing many deaths and injuries.
This is how
the Tehran-born and Berlin-based artist and designer Nasim Manouchehrabadi
described the events following the Iranian presidential elections in 2009.
These are the major impetus for the development of her work "The
Power of Form, the Form of Power" which will be on view at Art Laboratory
Berlin from 25-27 October, 2013.
3 October, 2013 | Artist Talk
Talk with Pinar Yoldas
is a cross-disciplinary artist and researcher with a background in architecture,
interface design, computing and neuroscience. Her work investigates social
and cultural systems in regards to biological and ecological systems.
She is the 2013/14 resident at the Vilém Flusser Residency Programme
for Artistic Research, run by transmediale and the Berlin University of
the Arts (UdK).
September, 2013 |
August, 2013 |
Art and Science talk
talk with C-LAB and Rüdiger Trojok
Art Laboratory Berlin would like to invite you to an artist talk with the artist collective C-LAB (UK) and the biohacker Rüdiger Trojok (Berlin) presented by Desiree Förster and Daniela Silvestrin on 24 August from 3 PM.
C-LAB is a London based artist collective, founded by the two artists and scientists Laura Cinti and Howard Boland, that is dealing critically with contemporary intersections and cross-fertilisation of art, science, and technology. The work of Cinti and Boland focuses on the examination and exploration of the implications, properties and peculiarities of all which is or regards organic and synthetic life. This being their incentive, they want to create a platform that is open for both artistic and scientific reflection and discourse.
As a theoretical addition to our ongoing exhibition series SYNAESTHESIA (October 2012 - July 2013/ http://artlaboratory-berlin.org/home_eng.htm), Art Laboratory Berlin will hold an international interdisciplinary conference to further explore and theoretically question the field of multisensory perception.
The term "synaesthesia", from the Greek "aisthesis" ("Sensation", "sensory impression") and "syn" ("together") means the experience of two or more sensory impressions at the same time. Currently there is a strikingly strong interest in the coupling of the senses in science, humanities and in contemporary art. This should come as no surprise: Our daily life in recent years has been subject to ever more multimedia and multisensory experiences. Comparing the latest technologies in the field of communication we come upon the radical technological development during the last 25 years: music video (text, music, colour), computer (as "total" sensory object) and also newest multiple forms of mobile phones (not only used for calls, but as a photo camera, music player or text machine, etc.).
It is the aim of Art Laboratory Berlin to grasp the specific impulses of our current complex, synchronous and technologised society on the phenomenon of synaesthesia, with its distinctive form of sensory fluctuation. For the upcoming conference, we are interested in discussing issues from diverse scholarly fields - humanities, arts as well as natural and social sciences - regarding both historical positions and contemporary inquiries. We will reflect topics such as: synaesthesia and the neurological discourse (memory and cognition; sensory perception); synaesthesia - between perception and subjectivity; synaesthesia and language; synaesthetic modalities (grapheme synaesthesia; synaesthesia of smell, taste, touch, sound and vision); synaesthesia in art and cultural history (in visual art, literature and film); synaesthesia and the digital world (synaesthesia in the 21st century).
The Synaesthesia-Conference is open to the public and free of charge - donations are very welcome.
Concept: Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz, Art Laboratory Berlin
Opening and Performances
History of the Senses
& Carl Rowe // Banquet for Ultra Bankruptcy
10 March, 2013 | Artist Talk
talk with Madi Boyd
with the exhibition
25.1.2013, 8 PM
into the nature of Space and Perception are the basis of Art Laboratory
Berlin's second exhibition in the Synaesthesia series. Synaesthesia, the
experience of two or more sensory impressionsat the same time, is both
an artistic paradigm and neurological phenomenon. Two installations by
Madi Boyd and Carrie C Firman explore the connection between perception
and experience of mind and body from a synaesthetic point of view.
Art Laboratory Berlin Awarded Prize for Project Spaces
We are pleased to announce that Art Laboratory Berlin is one of the winners of the first Prize for Art Project Spaces and Initiatives in the Field of Visual Arts awarded by the Berlin Senate Office of Cultural Affairs.
The award honours the commitment and work of those operating project spaces and initiatives. "The award serves" according to the Senate Office of Cultural Affairs, "to support them, to secure the existing diversity and to make the activities of art project spaces and initiatives in Berlin more visible."
The prize ceremony takes place on 27 February, 2013 under the auspices of State Secretary André Schmitz
statement from Art Laboratory Berlin on the award can be found at:
7 December, 2012 | Conference
Art Laboratory Berlin at MutaMorphosis
Laboratory Berlin will present the series Time & Technology
at the international conference MutaMorphosis in Prague from December
Artist talk and workshop with Barbara Ryan
Part of the exhibition Synaesthesia / 1: The Orange Smell of November
The artist Barbara Ryans perceptions of the world are underpinned by her polymodal synaesthesia which in turn forms the foundation of her artistic work. She experiences her synaesthesia »as something that is in her parallel conscious as opposed to something that is in the subconscious creating a duality of vision«. Her installation That cant be September it smells like the August of 1985! combines in a unique way the artists intimate personal interconnecting relationship between scent, colour, time and space, played out within the city of Berlin, where she lived in the 1990s.
installation is a coded re-creation of her sense of space and time as
imbued with colour and odour. Using text, photography and self-manufactured
fragrances she re-maps the city according to the systematic guidelines
of her own synaesthesia. The viewer is then invited to explore and decode
the artist's unique phenomenological structures.
Screening and Presentation.
Transmigration in Artistic Practice is a screening and artist presentation of two projects by the Korean-American artist kate hers, whose works in performance, video and other media deal with issues of language and identity.
May, 2012 |
Musical Transpositions for the Reversing Machine
Cage and others adapted for the output of the Reversing Machine plus new
sound works by Sam Belinfante & Simon Lewandowski. In conjunction
with the exhibition Fantastic Time Machines and our current series Time
& Technology Belinfante & Lewandowski will perform a series of
sound works and actions using the Reversing Machine mechanism and attached
devices. (Information on the
exhibition Fantastic Time Machines)
Experiments with the Reversing Machine
with the artists Sam Belinfante & Simon Lewandowski
and experiments with the Reversing Machine. The artists will offer the
public a more intimate experience with their installation, including as
series of additional actions and interactions, explanation as an queries
into the nature of time and perception.
May, 2012 |
Gretta Louw, whose performance and exhibition Controlling Connectivity started off the current Time & Technology series will set up a live video link up between Art Laboratory Berlin and the Warnayaka Arts centre in Lajamanu, Australia, located in the remote central Australian desert.
Since March Louw has been taking part in a residency in Lajamanu teaching photography, video and new media to indigenous arts workers, as well as introducing them to online communication platforms. The culmination of this first program of new media training will be a real time link-up between Lajamanu and Berlin.
A live audience
in Berlin will view a simultaneous performance streamed out of Lajamanu,
captured by a number of webcams and presented as two large-format projections.
The event will incorporate an eclectic and innovative mix of traditional
dance and storytelling, as well as live VJing of documentation organised
by Louw. The event will also provide and encourage the possibility of
interaction and exchange between participants in both Berlin and Lajamanu.
March, 2012 | Artist Talk and Art Laboratory Berlin's 5th Birthday!
are pleased to invite you to an artist talk with Shlomit Lehavi on Friday
, March 30, 2012 at 8 pm at Art Laboratory Berlin (Prinzenallee 34, Berlin-Wedding).
same evening we are celebrating the 5th anniversary of Art Laboratory
24 February, 2012 | Tour through the exhibition with the artists
b (Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers): Navigating the Everyday
27 January 2012, 8PM
14 January, 2012 | Tour of the exhibition and Artists' Talk
Art Practices on Time and Technology
25 November 2011-14 January 2012 | Performance and exhibition
2012 3.30PM: Tour of the exhibition and Artists' talk with Gretta
generous support of:
30 September, 2011 | Book Release Party
VISIONS NYC by Bärbel Möllmann
of the ongoing show VISIONS NYC afterthoughts, Art Laboratory
Berlin is pleased to invite you to the
purchase of the book on 30 September, 2011 the buyer will also receive
and original print from the photo book (30 x 50 cm)
1 May 2011
Round Table Discussion
in Dialog: Al Fadhil & Aissa Deebi
Round Table Discussion Al Tahrir: The Day After, 1 May, 2011, 3PM
On May 1,
2011 at 3PM, in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition My Dreams Have
Destroyed My Life. Some Thoughts on Pain there
will be a round table discussion on the cultural and political changes
taking place in the Middle East in the wake of the current wave of protests.
The artists Aissa Deebi, who teaches at the American University in Cairo,
and Al Fadhil will be joined by Munira Khayyat (Anthropologist), Heiko
Wimmen (Political Scientist) and Christian de Lutz (who will be the moderator)
An occasion in which all the artist books of Sol LeWitt are gathered into one exhibition invites further study. As we have done in previous exhibitions Art Laboratory Berlin would like to bring together artistic practice and scholarly debate, in this case in the form of a symposium. The complex nature of Sol LeWitt's artists' books specifically calls for examination by a variety of disciplines.
with a survey of the concept and the conceptual in LeWitt's work, continuing
with a reflection on the medium of the book and the problem of authorship,
the initial contributions will sketch LeWitt's art from art historical
and literary perspectives. Additionally, contributions from the philosophy
of art, musicology and mathematics will reflect on space and time, the
question of a possible terminology and the phenomenon of serial geometric
forms. Similarly, LeWitt's aesthetic production and his relationship to
graphic design will be discussed. Finally, contributions from an artistic
perspective as well as those of friends and collectors will illuminate
practical and theoretical aspects of LeWitt's artistic work.
- 28 November, 2010 |
Exhibition and Special Event
Alex Toland and Myriel Milicevic both work on the border between art and life and environmental sciences. Toland considers the project 'habitat hacking' and Milicevic describes the project as 'reconstructing cross-species life worlds'. Together they have chosen the immediate area around Art Laboratory Berlin (the Soldiner Kiez) as a place to investigate interactions between the local human population and urban flora and fauna. The exhibition space will function as a laboratory for mapping, sketching, modelling and prototyping. Wunschgarten is a series of dialogues: between the artists and the local community, between city dwellers and nature, between urban planning and urban wilderness.
As cities creep further into wild landscapes, the wild moves into cities. Urban habitats are places where plants and animals take up residence alongside people. Too often though, space for nature is sealed off by concrete constructions, resulting in a marked divide between the space occupied by humans and the rest of the biotic community. The Wunschgarten is an exploration of the city's wild features and creatures, and a vision of utopian measures that reach beyond existing mitigation schemes and municipal green-space planning. The city becomes a garden of unexpected edible opportunities and ideas to incubate and explode.
The artists encourage local inhabitants (and other visitors) to take part in the project. From the gallery space the participants can depart on a series of walks, contribute their own ideas and sketches, and in turn use the Wunschgarten as a springboard for further investigations or offshoots such as urban gardening projects, recordings of urban fauna, or evolutionary architecture and experiments in wild urban societies.
these possibilities in a more concentrated setting, there will be a workshop
on September 4 led by the artists to discuss and investigate, create and
formulate, construct and co-inhabit the Wunschgarten and its wild urban
1 July, 2010 | Talk and Film Screening
Art Laboratory Berlin is pleased to present a collection of documentary films about artworks recently created using the latest twenty-first century technologies: artificial life, robotics, bio and genetic engineering. The screening has been organized by the curator and artist Dmitry Bulatov in conjunction with the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad branch, Russia).
The films document artworks whose medium is living or lifelike matter, and the properties of living organisms and technologically reproduced artefacts are combined to produce the method. Art created under these new conditions of post-biology - that is, under conditions of artificially generated life - cannot avoid making this artificiality its explicit theme. We are thus again confronted with the question of the relationship between art and life in a completely new context defined by biological and abiological creations, works, and beings.
This collection is the first comprehensive overview of the current stage of contemporary techno-biological art. It provides a panorama of artistic strategies for granting and withdrawing the gift of authenticity. The analysis of these strategies opens up new possibilities for creative production and cultural commentary. In 2009 the Evolution Haute Couture project won the National Innovation Prize (Moscow, Russia), awarded annually for achievements in contemporary visual arts.
screening also coincides with the first volume of the anthology Evolution
Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age. Edited
by Dmitry Bulatov. Book plus two DVD-ROMs collection (45 video documentaries),
KB NCCA, Kaliningrad, 2009. (ISBN: 978-5-94620-054-7). This publication
is supported by The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, The
Ford Foundation (The Moscow Office, Russia), The Dynasty Foundation (Moscow).
Web site: www.videodoc.ncca-kaliningrad.ru/eng/
March, 2010 |
In 2008 Birgit
Szepanski created a complex site specific installation at Art Laboratory
Berlin, which referred to the street Prinzenallee in Berlin-Wedding as
part of the exhibition series Art and Text. Over a number of weeks the
artist recorded traces of the street in her films, photographs and texts.
In decidedly minimal formal language she was able to unfurl the street
into the exhibition space by means of language, image and sound. In this
newly released publication this is further expressed in the form of an
Jana, Janez Jana, Janez Jana: NAME Readymade
lawyer Andreas Lichtenhahn (in German).
connection with the exhibition SEIZED prof. Steve Kurtz gave a presentation
on the theme of 'diciplinarity and its effects on art' at Art Laboratory
Berlin, followed by a Q&A session.
Artists in Dialog
Natural distribution mechanisms of plant species are often severely obstructed in the city. Tree sponsorship is a popular and effective way of re-greening city parks and streets. Individual sponsors become personally linked to individual trees while beautifying the neighborhood and creating new habitats for birds, mammals and insects.
Toland takes this idea a step further by creating species partnerships
for a day and encouraging personal interspecies relationships as a potential
distribution mechanism. As part of the series Artists in Dialog at ART
LABORATORY BERLIN the artist will realize a collaborative walk and installation
project by leading a group of Berlin residents through part of the green
corridor along the Panke and make personal introductions between individual
people and plants.
22 July 2009 at 9 pm
and Art Laboratory Berlin are pleased to present Strike
Anywhere for the first time
May, 2009 |
Premiere: On Media Reality a film by Vladimir Turner about Ztohoven
As part of
the exhibition Art and Law II - Ztohoven. Media Reality
April, 2009 |
will present a running thread through various works, mainly photographs
and montages, produced in different geographical areas ranging from Southern
Lebanon to Berlin via Sweden and China.
from Paola Yacoub is the first of Art Laboratory Berlin's new series of
artists talks, presentations, performances and events Artists in Dialog
October, 2008 |
Curators from East and Central Europe II: Elena Sorokina
Subjective Events, Sometimes Recorded
Curatorial workshop with Elena Sorokina, October 24, 2008, 6pm
July, 2008 |
like to celebrate one and half years of successful exhibitions with you.
You are cordially invited to our Summer Celebration. The latest video
works from Jakup Nepra, who took part the recent exhibition Cosmopolitics,
will be shown. Later in the evening you can dance to music by DJ Nata.
There will be a buffet and drinks.
30 May - 14 June, 2008
March - 27 April, 2008 |
Art and Science
Dmitrij Bulatov: Senses Alert
Opening: 28 March, 2008, 8PM
29.03.2008 - 05.04.2008
Artist's talk and workshop: 29.03.2008, 5PM
Tour of the exhibition: 27.04.2008, 3PM
27 January - 2 March, 2008 | Workshop
from East and Central Europe I
Art and Text
songs is a performance that deals with the occasion of a jam session on multiple and expanding levels.
off with a number of people, who will be invited to come to the gallery
in order to tell the story of a song. The recordings of those stories
will be transcribed the same day.
Art and Music
February, 2007 |
Pre-opening: Bildungscamper. Der Blick des Patriarchen
A documentary film
by Nicola Hochkeppel
2004, 62 min