Press Reviews on Art Laboratory Berlin






Art Laboratory Berlin Projects 2010-2017 as .pdf

Art Laboratory Berlin Projects 2007-2009 as .pdf

Press releases and reviews for previous exhibitions

(scroll down for previous events)



Invisible Forces

Erich Berger    Mari Keto    Martin Howse

19 October- 8 December 2019, Fri - Sun 2-6 PM
Opening 18 October 2019, 8PM
Artist Talk 19 October 2019, 5PM

Local Area Network (LAN). Workshop with Martin Howse 13 Oct and 10 Nov 2019, 11AM-6PM

Our planet is not only made up of earth and rocks, but also of a number of invisible forces that influence and shape the form and viability of life. Radiation is not just a by-product of the atomic age, but something that exists in the background of almost every environment. In this exhibition, the work of Erich Berger and Mari Keto is presented along with a workshop and forensic exhibition by Martin Howse to open a dialogue between contemporary culture and deep (geological) time and psycho-geophysics.

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The Silkworm Project
Vivian Xu

Opening: 31 May, 2019, 8PM
08 June 2019, 3-6PM: Workshop THE SILKWORM PROJECT with Vivian Xu.
@ Art Laboratory Berlin // Registration necessary (
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30 June 2019, 3PM: Artist Talk with Vivian Xu and Lisa Onaga (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
@ Art Laboratory Berlin
More information

04 July 2019: Symposium The Artist-Silkworm Interface: The Agricultural Treatise as Source and Scrutiny for Creating an Artist Book, organised by Lisa Onaga, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
Speakers: Vivian Xu, Regine Rapp, Anna Grasskamp, Yubin Shen, Dagmar Schäfer.
@ Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, at the Harnack House | More information:

In The Silkworm Project Vivian Xu explores the possibilities of using silkworms to design a series of hybrid machines capable of producing self-organised 2D and 3D silk structures. Xu wants to understand how far the behaviour of insects can serve as a foundation for technological design. To this end she has developed cybernetic devices based on both biological and computer-controlled logic. In the exhibition a series of interactive machines made of silkworms and electronics are displayed. The artist-designer works on the creation of self-organised silk structures designed by live silkworms, a posthuman machine.
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Press text as .pdf

Tagespiegel Berlin, published on 13.06.2019 Art Laboratory Berlin Kunst in der Petrischale




Watery Ecologies. Artistic Research

Kat Austen | Mary Maggic | Fara Peluso

Opening: 19 January 2019, 8PM
16 March 2019, 9 PM: HYDRO_PERFORMANCE Night. Performances, Talks with New Cassettes and Vinyls!
With Kat Austen, Robertina Šebjani
č and Fara Peluso

Water is the foundation of life, making up 60% of our body. Water-born organisms produce much of the planet's oxygen. Meanwhile human activity fills waterways and oceans with plastics, industrial waste and diverse chemicals, effecting the metabolisms of most living creatures, ourselves included.

This exhibition presents art projects on water, life and chemical disruption whose research transcends the boundaries between art and science. The artists pursue research in biology, chemistry and ethnography with distinct and radical DIY methods. Diverse approaches to the hydrosphere, the sum of the planet's water, explore the foundations of life and the threat of human impact on both the environment and our own bodies.

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Berliner Gazette, published on 16.03.2019, Sound der Klimakrise: Wie erlangen wir Zugang zu verborgenem Wissen über die Erderwärmung?

Clot, published Jan. 2019 Exhibition: 'Watery Ecologies. Artistic Research' at ArtLaboratory Berlin



Strange Encounters with Vegetal Others
Špela Petrič

Opening: 21 September 2018, 8PM
Workshop with the artist: 22 September 2018, 1-6 PM
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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published on 26/09/2018, updated on 05/10/2018 by Joachim Müller-Jung, „BioArt“ boomt : Wahrheiten, die uns nur durch Kunst bewußt werden, published on 30/09/2018 by Clara Rodríguez Fernández, Trouble in the Soil Bed: Sex Toys for Plants

24.03. - 13.05. 2018

Viscous Bodies
Sarah Hermanutz
Alanna Lynch

Opening: Friday, 23 March, 2018, 8PM

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30.9. - 26.22.2017

Nonhuman Networks
Heather Barnett | Saša Spacal, Mirjan Švagelj & Anil Podgornik

Artist Talk with Heather Barnett and Saša Spacal: 3. Septembe,r 2017
konference: Nonhuman Agents in Art, Culture and Theory: 24 -26 November, 2017

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More on Nonhuman Agents

Neoavantgarde published by Franziska on 10.01.2018, Wissenschaftliche Kunst: BioArt bringt Menschen der Natur wieder näher

Ex Berliner publiziert im November 2017, von Sarrita Hunn, Mushrooms, robots and bread published on 07.02. 2018, Invasive nonhuman actors: In conversation with Saša Spacal and Heather Barnett published on 16.12.2017 by Clara Rodríguez Fernández, Science and Art Join Forces to Challenge our Anthropocentric Worldviews published on 14.10.2017 by Clara Rodríguez Fernández Art and biology meet at Nonhuman Networks Exhibition at Art Laboratory Berlin, Das Magazin zur Klima-ind Energiewende published on 08.10.2017 by Daniela Schmidtke, BioArt: Intelligente Pilze

Art-in-Berlin published on 09.10.2017 by Dr. Barbara Börek, Menschliche und nichtmenschliche Akteure im Netzwerk, Nonhuman Networks - Art Laboratory Berlin,


Nonhuman Subjectivities: Under-Mine.
Alinta Krauth

Opening: Saturday 25 February, 2017 at 8PM
Artist talk: 26 February, 2017 at 3PM

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More on the Nonhuman Subjectivities series

Exhibition text as .pdf, going wrong, turning back, inflexible - Kommunikation mit der nichtmenschlichen Kreatur

ITB Berlin News, Nonhuman Subjetivities: Under-Mine. Alinta Krauth (p.38)

3.9. - 9.10.2016

Nonhuman Subjectivities

Aural Aquatic Presence

Robertina Šebjanič

Opening: 2 September 2016, 8PM
Closing event: 9 October, 3-6PM

Seminar: Living Systems | Aquatic Systems
with Robertina Šebjanic, Kat Austen, Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz: 18 September, 2016

More on Aural Aquatic Presence
More on the Nonhuman Subjectivities series publiziert am 09.09.2016 von Carola Hartlieb, Auratische Unterwasserklänge. Robertina Šebjani
čbei ART LABORATORY BERLIN published on 16.12.2017 by Clara Rodríguez Fernández Bioart from the Ocean Depths: Underwater Sounds, September 2016 von Clara Rodríguez Fernández, This Slovenian Artist creates gorgeous Soundscapes from Underwater Worlds


2.7.- 4.9.2016

Brandon Ballengée | Katya Gardea Browne | Pinar Yoldas

At the
Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Auguststr. 75, 10117 Berli

Curated by Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz

Opening: Friday, 1 July 2016, 7 pm
Opening remarks: Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz
Sunday, 3 July 2016, 2 pm: Artist talk
Sunday, 24 July 2016, 2 pm: Guided tour with the curators
Sunday, 4 September 2016, 2 pm: Finissage and guided tour with the curators
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), NatureCultures in der Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung
Greenpeace magazin, Fragile Gespenster
Der Tagespiegel, Ein Frosch mit drei Beinen. Biokunstausstellung in derAlfred Ehrhard Stiftung, NatureCultues. Interview with Brandon Ballengee


28.5. - 17.7.2016

Nonhuman Subjectivities

On Animals. Cognition, Senses, Play
Rachel Mayeri   Maja Smrekar

Opening: 27 May, 2016, 8PM
Artists talk: 29 May, 2016, 3PM
Dialog and closing reception: 17 July, 2016, 3PM

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More on the Nonhuman Subjectivities series

Press text as .pdf
More on the Nonhuman Subjectivities series
Original press text (29 April, 2016) as .pdf published on 1.06.2016 by Dr. Barbara Borek, Nonhuman Subjectivities. Rachel Mayeri und
Maja Smrekar bei ArtLaboratoryBerlin


27.2. – 30.4.2016

Nonhuman Subjectivities

The Other Selves. On the Phenomenon of the Microbiome

François-Joseph Lapointe  Saša Spačal with Mirjan Švagelj and Anil Podgornik   Tarsh Bates   Joana Ricou

Performance - 1000 Handshakes: 3 February, 7-10PM during the opening of transmediale, House of World Cultures

Opening of the exhibition: 26 February, 2016, 8PM
Artists' Talk: 28 February, 2016, 3PM

Berlin Science Hack Day Stammtisch: 23 March, 7PM

Scientist and artist talk with PD Dr. Annette Moter and Tarsh Bates: 23 April, 2016, 6PM

Finissage with talk by Felix Navarrete: 30 April, 2016, 3-6PM

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More on the Nonhuman Subjectivities series

Press/exhibition text as .pdf
Original press release (10-2-2016) as .pdf, publishes on 16 April 2016 von Alice Bardos BODY // Nonhuman Subjectivities: Humans Can Learn from the Political Make-Up of Our Bacteria, published on 5 March, 2016 by Claire Braun, BioArt : What is our True Relationship with the Human Microbiome?, published on 2 April 2016 by Denise Neves Gameiro BioArt: Joana Ricou shows the Beautiful Similarities of the Microbiome

art-in-berlin-de, published 3 March, 2016 by Inge Pett, Die Kunst des Händeschüttelns. Eine neue Ausstellung bei Art Laboratory Berlin

The Daily Mail, published 2 March, 2016 by Abigail Beall, The beauty in your BELLY BUTTON: Artist uses fluff and bacteria from navels to create works of art that are 'unique as fingerprints'

Delo, published 27 February, 2016 by Mojca Kumerdej, Poleti bi lahko brstela v triindvajsetih identitetah published 26 February, 2016 by Jennifer Ouellette, Your Belly Button Lint Makes a Beautiful Portrait as Unique as Your Fingerprint

iflscience! published 25. February, 2016 by Tom Hale, Petri Dish Portraits Of The Belly Button's Bacteria

The Guardian, published 24 February, 2016, Navel gazing: portraits of the bacteria in our belly buttons – in pictures

RTE (Radio Television Ireland), published on 12 February, 2016 by Luke Clancy, Cultural File: Hacking a Microbiome
as .mp3 (from 2'22")

BZ- Berlin, Published on 3 February, 2016 by Philipp Pohl, Haus der Kulturen der Welt: Künstler will 1000 hände schütteln

26.9. – 29.11.2015

PROSTHESES. Transhuman Life Forms

Susanna Hertrich

Opening: 25 September, 2015 8PM
Children's workshop: 4 October, 2015 2-4 pm (registration and details)
Panel discussion with Susanna Hertrich & Enno Park: 13 November, 2015
Finissage: 29 November from 3PM
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Press text as .pdf
Original press text (21 September)as. pdf

Presstext from panel discussion as .pdf

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published 25 November, 2015 by Tamara Marszalkowski, Prothesen als
in Geisteswissenschaft. P. 3

BERLINARTLINK published November 2015, by Alison Hugill, Susanna Hertrich, published am 22 November, 2015 by Gretta Louw, Prosthetic Devices for the Modern Psyche published October 2015, Prostheses. Transhuman Life Forms. Susanna Hertrich publiziert am 16. Oktober 2015, Reparatur von Wirklichkeit: Susanna Hertich bei Art Laboratory Berlin published October 2015, Prostheses. Transhuman Life Forms. Susanna Hertrich, published on 8.01.2016 by Dani Bancroft, BioArt in Berlin: Making Dystopia Beautiful with Prostheses and the Transhuman Life

29.8. - 20.9.2015

Growing Geometries - Evolving Forms

Theresa Schubert

Opening: 28 August, 2015 8PM
Artist Talk and Finissage: 20 September, 2015, 3PM

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Press text as .pdf published 1 September, 2015 by Inge Pett, Magic Mushrooms - Theresa Schubert bei Art Laboratory Berlin

25.04. - 21.06.2015

bOdy pandemOnium
Immersion into Noise
works by Joseph Nechvatal

Opening: 24. April 2015, 20 Uhr
Artist Talk & Noise Music Concert: 25. April, 14 Uhr

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Press text as .pdf

The Future of Storytelling, published 16 June, 2015 by Mina Seckin,
Body Pandemonium

the creators project ( 8. June, 2015 by DJ Pangburn
Artist "Paints" with Artificial Life and Computer Viruses

art-in-berlin, publshed 28 April, 2015 von Dr. Barbara Borek
Körper-Räume - Joseph Nechvatal bei Art Laboratory Berlin

24.1.2015 - 29.03.2015

[micro]biologies II: πρωτεο / proteo
Joanna Hoffmann

Opening: 23 January, 2015, 7PM
Opening of the [macro]biologies & [micro]biologies Library: 30. January, 2015, 7PM
Curators Talk: 1 March, 2015, 3PM

Finissage: 29 March, 2015, 3PM

Press text as .pdf
Original Press text (12-2014) as .pdf

The [macro]biologies & [micro]biologies programme in overview

art-in-berlin, published 28 Januayr 2015 , Tanz der Moleküle, by Dr. Barbara Borek

Zitty Berlin, January 2015, Ausstellungsankündigung [micro]biologies II: proteo

Exberliner, February 2015, Opening: Johanna Hoffman: [micro]biologies II: proteo, by Fridey Mickel












27.9.2014 - 30.11-2014

[micro]biologies I: the bacterial sublime
Anna Dumitriu

Artist talk: 28 September 2014, 3PM
Workshop with Anna Dumitriu: 30 November, 2014

Press text as .pdf
Press announcement from 2014-7-27 as .pdf

Art Laboratory Berlin. Kunst aus Kleinstlebewesen by Sabrina Waffenschmidt, Zitty Berlin, published on 30 October, 2014

Colour me unusual—a MRSA quilt and a TB dress
by Margaret Coote,r The BMJ (The British Medical Journal blog) posted on 24 October, 2014

Schöne Bakterienwelt, by Birgit Rieger, Tagesspiegel, published on 25 September, 2014

Where there´s dust there´s danger by Carola Hartlieb-Kühn, art-in-berlin, posted on 1 October, 2014

[micro]biologies I: the bacterial sublime. Anna Dumitriu, Art Laboratory Berlin by Rowena Fuß, Portal Kunstgeschichte, posted on 1 Octobe,r 2014

Kunst mit Kleinstlebewesen: Anna Dumitriu im Art Laboratory Berlin by Martina John,, posted on 26 September, 2014


31 May– 20 July, 2014

[macro]biologies II: organisms
Suzanne Anker
Brandon Ballengée
Maja Smrekar

Artists and curators Talk (all artists are present): 1 June, 3PM

Integrating Nature's elegant solutions into the design process - a Talk with Dr. Prateep Beed, Co-Founder of Biomimicry Germany e.V.: 27 June, 6.30 PM

Tour of the exhibition with the curators and ALB staff:6 July, 3 PM

Saturday Children's Workshop with Desiree Förster in conjunction with the exhibition:
19 July, 2 - 4 PM

Artist talk with Maja Smrekar, followed by finissage: 20 July, 3PM

press text as .pdf

exhibition text as .pdf

Art Laboratory Berlin: Macro Biologies. Frösche, Erbsen, Marmorkrebse,by Irmgard Berner in, published 8 July 2014

Dramen in der Petrischale - [macro]biologies II: organisms
by Verena StraubArt-in-berlin Online-Magazine, published on 4 June 2014








[macro]biologies I: the biosphere
Katya Gardea Browne
The Center for PostNatural History
Mathias Kessler
Alexandra Regan Toland

Opening: Friday, 7 March, 2014, 8PM
Artist Talk with Katya Gardea Browne: 30 March, 2014 at 3PM

Exhibition text as .pdf

Press text as .pdf

Biosphärische Wechselwirkungen by Carola Hartlieb in

Beyond the White Cube: The Thriving Arts Community in Wedding by Dakota DeVos in ARTslant (



Synaesthesia / 4: Translating, Correcting, Archiving
Eva-Maria Bolz, Ditte Lyngkær Pedersen, Andy Holtin

Opening: 31.05.2013, 8 PM
Exhibition runs 1 June - 21 July, 2013
Open: Fri-Sun, 2-6 PM and by appointment

Conference: "Synaesthesia. Discussing a Phenomenon in the Arts, Humanities and (Neuro-)science" (5 & 6 July, 2013, Glaskasten Theatre, Prinzenallee 33, next to Art Laboratory Berlin).
More information on the conference

Press text of exhibition as .pdf, 14 July 2013, Zahlen malen und Farben hören – ”Synaesthesia / 4: Translating, Correcting, Archiving” im Art Laboratory Berlin, by Martina John

tageszeitung(taz) 9 July 2013, Definitiv eine pink Sieben, by Catarina von Wedemeyer

Berliner Zeitung, 9 July 2013, Drei plus Zwei = Grün, Ortrun Schütz, Interview with Eva-Maria Bolz

artsHub, 3. Juli 2013, Artist's brain: the advantage of synaesthesia, by Deborah Stone



Synaesthesia / 3: History of the Senses
Carl Rowe & Simon Davenport
Sergio Maltagliati & Pietro Grossi

Opening: 22 March, 2013, 7PM
Exhibition runs: 23 March. - 12 May, 2013
Open: Fri-Sun, 2-6 PM and by appointment
Performances: 22 March, 7PM; 23 March, 2PM & 7PM ; 24 March, 2PM & 7PM

Press text as .pdf

Synaesthesia – a theoretical introduction (.pdf)

Contemporary Art Turns to the Dinner Table: Art Events Gone Gourmet in Hg2 Magazine






Synaesthesia / 2: Space and Perception
Madi Boyd
Carrie C Firman

Opening: 25.1.2013, 8 PM
Exhibition runs: 26.01. - 10.03.2013
Open: Fri-Sun, 2-6 PM and by appointment.
Artist talk with Madi Boyd 10 March, 2012 at 3PM

Press text as .pdf

Synaesthesia – a theoretical introduction (.pdf)

Die fabelhafte Welt der Sinnesverknüpfung von Irmgard Berner in

Synästhesie: Wenn die Sinne verschmelzen von Julia Schmitz in Kunst Magazin

Eine Klassenfahrt mit Baby und Urkunden Von Gabriela Walde in Berliner Morgenpost





27.10.2012 - 16.12.2012

Synaesthesia / 1: The Orange Smell of November
Barbara Ryan
Annette Stahmer

Opening: 26 October, 2012, 8PM
28 October, 2012, 4PM - Artist talk and workshop with Barbara Ryan

16 December, 2012, 3PM Artist talk with Annette Stahmer
from 4.30 PM Finnisage

Press text as .pdf

Synaesthesia – a theoretical introduction (.pdf)

Reboot FM - Lautstrom #26 Initiative der Projekträume Berlin (excerpt on Annette Stahmer)

art-in berlin, Inka Humann: A ist blau – ein Künstlergespräch mit Annette Stahmer bei Art Laboratory Berlin



1.9.2012 - 14.10.2012

Time & Technology

Embodiment of Time.
Yasuhiro Sakamoto with Iñigo Giner Miranda
Dave Hebb

Opening: 31 August, 2012 8PM

Press text as .pdf

Time Technology - Some Theoretical Considerations (.pdf)

Portal Kunstgechichte, Felix Jäger: Embodiment of Time



24.03.2012 - 29.04.2012

Time & Technology

Fantastic Time Machines
Shlomit Lehavi
Sam Belinfante & Simon Lewandowski

Opening: 23 March, 2012, 8PM
Artist talk with Shlomit Lehavi: 30 April, 8PM

Press text as .pdf

Aviva interview with Shlomit Lehavi (in German)

Aiva interview with Regine Rapp (in German)

EL PAIS (Cultura), Lara Sanchez: RONDA DE GALERÍAS / Berlín (2012-3-30)

PIGS, Patrick Caire: Have You Met... Art Laboratory Berlin (2012-4-4)

Time Technology - Some Theoretical Considerations (.pdf)



27.01.2012 - 11.03.2012

Time & Technology

Navigating the Everyday
plan b (Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers)

Vernissage: 27 January 2012, 8PM
Exhibition runs from 28 January - 11 March, 2012
Opening Hours: Fri - Sun, 2-6PM
Open also on 1 and 2 February, 2012 (during the transmediale) and on 24 February until 10PM

Press text as.pdf

Time Technology - Some Theoretical Considerations (.pdf)




25.11.2011 - 15.01.2012

Time & Technology


Gretta Louw
Performance and exhibition

Online performance: 2-12 November, 2011

Opening: 25 November, 2011, 8PM
Exhibition: 26 November, 2011 - 15 January, 2012
(winter break: 19 December, 2011 - 5 January, 2012)
Fri - Sun 2-6PM and by appointment

14 January, 2012 3.30PM: Tour of the exhibition and Artists' talk with Gretta Louw
+ plan b (Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers) and Igor Štromajer; moderation: Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz (curators).

Press text of the exhibition as .pdf

Press text from the performance (17 October 2011) as .pdf

Essay: 'Too Artful to be a Virtual Soul' by Christian de Lutz as .pdf

Article in

Artist book : Controlling_Connectivity. Art, Psychology, and the Internet by Gretta Louw

Time Technology - Some Theoretical Considerations (.pdf)


10.09.2011 - 16.10.2011

Vernissage: 9. September 2011, 20 Uhr
Opening hours: Fri -Sun 2-6PM and by appointment.
Book Release Party - VISIONS NYC von Bärbel Möllmann:
30. September, 20 Uhr

Press text as .pdf

Presse reviews:

Article in TIP

Article in Sugar High

Radio interview on Kulturradio RBB

Video reportage from DAPD

Radio report on RadioEins



29.04.2011 -26.06.2011

Artists in Dialog: Al Fadhil & Aissa Deebi
My Dreams Have Destroyed My Life. Some Thoughts on Pain

Opening: 28 April,2011, 8PM

Press text as .pdf

Round table discussion Al Tahrir: The Day After, 1 May, 2011, 3PM

Round table press text as a .pdf


Julia Gwendolyn Schneider: Al Fadhil & Aissa Deebi bei Art Laboratory Berlin und AhmedBasiony im Ägyptischen Pavillon in Venedig
Band XVII, Heft 3 - Sommer 2011, Titel: Umbruch in Arabien, Seite 6 f.

Article in Al Akhbar, Beirut - 2011-7-5

Sturm und Drang: En Futuro -2011-7-9

Article in Zitty - 2011-4-5




22. 01.2011 - 13.3.2011

Sol LeWitt: Artist's Books

Opening: 21 January, 2011, 8PM

Sol LeWitt_Symposium: 19/20 February, 2011

Press page for Sol LeWitt Artist's Books

Press text as pdf

Press on the exhibition (14 articles) as .pdf




30.10.2010 - 28.11.2010

Stardust Boogie Woogie
Tania Antoshina, Mo Foster, Marcela Iriarte, Christian de Lutz, Jane Mulfinger, Bob & Roberta Smith, Jessica Voorsanger.
curated by Francesca Piovano

Opening 29 October 2009 8PM

Finnisage: 26 November 2010 8PM
Special event: 30 November 2010 A reading by Mo Foster at the East of Eden bookstore

In cooperation with:

Press text as .pdf

Article at Spotted by Locals






28.08.2010 - 26.09.2010

Artists in Dialog: Alex Toland and Myriel Milicevic - Wunschgarten: Wild Urban Offshoots

Opening: 27.08.2010 8PM

Workshop 4.09.2010 2-6PM

press text as a .pdf

Program about the exhibition on radioeins RBB on 16 September 2010




29.05.1010 - 27.06.2010

Artists in Dialog

2-1/4-n/2 x 21/4-n/2
Heidi Hove & Jens Axel Beck

Opening: Friday, 28 May, 2010, 8 PM
Performance/ work in progress (open to the public):
31 May - 3 June, 2-6 PM

Artist talk: Saturday 12 June, 2010, 6PM


Press text as .pdf

Original Press text (2010-5-18) as .pdf





23.04.2010 - 22.05.2010

OFF FENCE. Art on the Californian-Mexican Border
Michelle Chong, Katya Gardea Browne, Ed Gomez, Luis G. Hernandez, Camilo Ontiveros.

Opening: Friday, 23 April, 2010, 8 PM
Artist Talk with Michelle Chong: Sunday, 25 April, 2010, 4PM

The exhibition runs 24 April - 22 May, 2010
Open: Fri - Sun, 2-6PM
(press text as .pdf)

Article by Hans Kuiper





28.11.2009 - 7.02.2010
Art and Law IV
Creative Rights. On Appropriation, Copyright and Copyleft

Azin Feizabadi, Gilbert & George,
Christian de Lutz, Triple Candie

The Creative Rights Library with documentation on Shepard Fairey vs AP, Richard Prince vs Patrick Cariou, Creative Commons, The Fair Use Projekt, Piratpartiet, etc.

Opening 27 November 2009, 8PM
Duration of the exhibition: 28 November 2009 - 7 February 2010
(closed 18 December 2009 - 3 January 2010)
Open Sat - Sun 2-6PM, exhibition tour 3PM

Workshop: 28 November 2009, 3PM "Copyright and related topics for artists. musicians, filmmakers and other creative producers" with Andreas Lichtenhahn (lawyer), in German.
(free, registration necessary:

(press text as .pdf)

Review: Berlin:Kunst und Recht by Miriam Wiesel in Kunstbulletin (1/2 2010)
Review as .pdf



02.10.2009 - 15.11.2009
Art and Law III

Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) & Institute for Applied Autonomy (IAA)

Press Preview: 1. October 2009, 11AM
Opening: 2. October 2009, 8PM
Artist Talk: 4. October 2009, 4PM
Exhibition duration: 3. October - 15. November 2009, Fri-Sun 2-6PM, and by appointment

Film Screening: Strange Culture, 2. November 2009, 7.30 PM
(D: Lynn Hershman Leeson, 2007), followed by a Round Table. The case of Steve Kurtz will be discussed from legal, cultural-political and curatorial perspectives: Eberhard Schultz (lawyer), Mark C. Donfried (Institute for Cultural Diplomacy) and Christian de Lutz (Art Laboratory Berlin); Moderated by Regine Rapp (Art Laboratory Berlin).
Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Platz 2, 10785 Berlin
Tickets: 6,50 Euro/ 5,00 Euro reduced (Students)

Catalog: Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz for Art Laboratory Berlin (Hrsg.):
SEIZED. Critical Art Ensemble & Institute for Applied Autonomy. Berlin 2009
44 p., color, text in English and German
ISBN: 978-3-9813234-0-5
9,00 EUR

Press page for the exhibition
Press text as.pdf



30.05.2009 - 28.06.2009
Art and Law II
Ztohoven. Media Reality

Opening 29.05.2009, 8pm
Sat. and Sun. 2 - 6pm
(also open 26.06., 8-11pm)

Filmscreening: On Media Reality
by Vladimir Turner: 29. May at 8:30pm

Press text as .pdf




21.02.2009 - 29.03.2009
Art and Law I: CAT. Monstration

Opening 20.02.2009, 8PM
Hours: Sat. und Sun. 2-6PM
(also Fri. 27.02. and 27.03, 8-11PM)

Press text as .pdf






28.18.2008 - 04.01.2009
Curators from East and Central Europe III:

Mari Laanemets

Hier wäre das Leben leicht (There, Life Would Be Easy)

Opening: Friday 28.11.2008, 8PM
Hours: Sat. and Sun. 2 - 6PM;
closed 27.12. and 28.12.2008

Press text as .pdf



  24.10.2008 - 16.11.2008
Curators from East and Central Europe II:

Elena Sorokina

Subjective Events, Sometimes Recorded

Opening: 24.10.2008, 8PM
Sat. and Sun. 2 - 6PM;
also open 31 October from 8PM -11PM

Tour of the exhibition: 02.11.2008, 3PM
orkshop 24.10.08 (registration required)

Press text as.pdf




30.08.2008 - 28.09.2008
Art and Science III
Reiner Maria Matysik - Failed Organisms

Opening: 29.08.2008, 8PM
Sat. and Sun. 2 - 6PM;
also open 26 June from 8PM -11PM
Artist's talk: 31.08.2008, 5PM
Tour of the exhibition: 28.09.2008, 3PM

Press text as.pdf




31.05.2008 - 29.06.2008
Art and Science II
Marcus Ahlers - Transposed nodes

Opening: 30 May, 2008, 8PM

Artist's talk: 14.06.2008, 5PM
Tour of the exhibition: 29.06.2008, 3PM

Sat. and Sun. 2 - 6PM;
also open 27 June from 8PM -11PM
Press text as .pdf




29.03.2008 - 04.05.2008
Art and Science I
Dmitry Bulatov - Senses Alert

Opening: 28 March, 2008, 8PM
Artist's talk and workshop: 29.03.2008, 5PM
Tour of the exhibition: 27.04.2008, 3PM

Press text as .pdf




26.01.2008 - 2.03.2008
Curators from East and Central Europe I
New Media Art from the Czech Republic

Curated by Denisa Kera and Pavel Sedlak

Press text as .pdf







24.11.2007 - 6.01.2008
Art and Text III Prinzenallee: A Play without Dialogue by Birgit Szepanski

Press text as .pdf (German version only)t





Art andText II
Christian de Lutz - Ekphrasis

Art and Text II: Christian de Lutz - Ekphrasis (as .pdf)
Art and Text II: Christian de Lutz - Ekphrasis _essay (as .pdf)




Art and Text I
Farkhondeh Shahroudi

Art and Text I: Farkhondeh Shahroudi press text(as .pdf)
Art and Text I: Farkhondeh Shahroudi essay(as .pdf)




Art and Music III
Viktor Alimpiev Two Songs

Viktor Alimpiev- two songs- Pressetext (as .pdf)
VIKTOR ALIMPIEV – Two Songs - Between Speech,Song and Body. (as .PDF)




Art and Music II

A Live Performance with an Exhibition by the Berlin Tiefenrauschorchester
3-ROOM CONFERENCE. A Live Performance... (as .PDF)





30 March 07 - 20 May 07
Art and Music I

The Artist Group PG – video works

The Group PG was founded in 1998. It now consists of Ilya Falkovsky, Alexey Katalkin and Boris Spiridonov. PG is a play on words that can be interpreted differently, for example as “Criminal Group”, “Hydrant” or “Hand Grenade”.

The group activity is multifunctional. It publishes its own magazines and postcards, releases musical albums, makes comics and performances.

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  previous events :
21 January 2020

Mind the Fungi

Open Lab Night
at the Institute of Biotechnology/ Bioprocess Engineering, TU Berlin

Das Art & Science-Projekt "Mind the Fungi" ist eine Kooperation zwischen dem Institut für Biotechnologie der TU Berlin und Art Laboratory Berlin und widmet sich der Erforschung lokaler Pilze und der aktuellen Pilzbiotechnologie. Die naturwissenschaftliche Forschung wird dabei durch künstlerische und designbasierte Forschung erweitert. Das Institut für Biotechnologie arbeitet gemeinsam mit Berliner Bürgern sowie Künstlern und Designern an der Entwicklung neuer Ideen und Technologien für pilz- und flechtenbasierte Materialien der Zukunft.
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Teil der Vorspiel Programm in Parnerschaft mit der CTM und transmediale

Mit der freundlicher Unterstützung der Technischen Universität Berlin im Rahmen des Programms Citizen Science - Forschen mit der Gesellschaft:

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Florence Razoux: The Lumenses Project

Artist and scientist Florence Razoux will be presenting the Lumenses Project, a series of creative initiatives that offers a new perspective on menstruation and examine how the taboo that surrounds menstruation impacts society, and especially the biomedical research. The interactive art and science installation Bloody Holidays, questioning our perception of menstruation, will be presented to the public, with the opportunity to donate menstrual blood for the making of the piece. Please get in touch with the artist if you're interested in participating:

Florence Razoux is a scientist and artist with a PhD in neuroscience and biomedical engineering. Their work bridges science, art, design and technology, and was presented in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (Gray Matters, 2017), MONOM, Berlin Center for Spatial Sound (Sgr-A*, 2018) and most recently ETH Zürich in Switzerland (Waddington, 2019).

29. November 2019

Symbiosis in intra-flux of the Anthropocene

Saša Spačal

Artistic research at the Rillig Group, Ecology of Plants, Institute of Biology, Free University Berlin in cooperation with Art Laboratory Berlin

Project presentation: Saša Spačal in converation with Dr. India Mansour

For the month of November 2019 bio media artist Saša Spačal will provide artistic research for her new project Symbiosis in intra-flux of the Anthropocene at the Rillig Group, Ecology of Plants, Institute of Biology, FU Berlin.Towards the end of the residency Art Laboratory Berlin will host a public presentation and discussion about the topics that residency covered, together with scientists from the Rillig Group.
(More on Symbiosis in intraflux of the Anthropocene)


DIY Hack the Panke

an audiovisual performance with Sarah Hermanutz and Nenad Popov

5 October 2019, 8PM

Artists Sarah Hermanutz und Nenad Popov will perform a new work based on their involvement in the citizen science collective 'DIY Hack the Panke'. The two artists' previous collaboration have mixed Hermanutz's artistic research into wetland ecologies with Popov's sound and programming based work. For "Pankquelle', the artists draw inspiration from the Panke River's source in Brandenberg, and it's journey through the changing urban landscapes of Berlin.
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DIY Hack the Panke

Workshop and Jam session with Kat Austen and Nenad Popov

5 October 2019, 2-6PM

Artist and chemist Kat Austen and sound and new media artist Nenad Popov will take the Panke River and its water as a starting point for this exciting workshop on sound experimentation from water and the environment. Mixing hydrophone recordings, DIY water and soil sensors, participants will be able to make their own recordings and the workshop will end in a group jam session along the river.
More about DIY Hack the Panke
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Mind the Fungi


Briesetal | 28 September, 2019 (Day excursion)
Lab excursion, TU Berlin | 1 October, 2019

Artist Theresa Schubert will offer diverse perspectives on the forest and its cultural meaning. Together with biotechnologists from the Institute of Biotechnology | TU Berlin she will guide us through the forest of Briesetal in search of tree mushrooms. This Walk and Talk forms part of a research project combining cutting edge biotechnological research, citizen science and artistic research.

Bertram Schmidt and Carsten Pohl from TU Berlin will show participants how to collect samples of fungi and preserve them for further study and cultivation. At a follow-up lab at the Dept. of Applied and Molecular Microbiology | TU Berlin on 1 October, participants will be shown how to inoculate Petri dishes with samples for cultivation.

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DIY Hack the Panke

Summer Walk and Talk #2:
Decay and Feedback: reckoning with the wild and the unsightly
with Nenad Popov, India Mansour and James Whitehead

22 September 2019, 3PM, starting at Art Laboratory Berlin

For the last day of summer, sound and new media artist Nenad Popov and biologists India Mansour and James Whitehead (FU Plant Ecology) will walk along the Panke and give a series of short talks interwoven with participatory actions and interactions between visible and invisible ecological layers surrounding the Panke river. They will explore themes including the human modification of urban landscapes through time, 'natural' cycles of decomposition in soils and rivers vs. the decay of man-made materials and the feedbacks between the synthetic waste and ecosystems in the city.

The research 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.
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DIY Hack the Panke

Summer Walk and Talk #1
13 July 2019, 3.30PM, starting at Art Laboratory Berlin

Microbiologist Daniel Lammel and biochemist and illustrator Eliot Morrison from the artist and scientist collective DIY Hack the Panke will guide participants along the Panke River in Berlin-Wedding, discussing the interaction of water, soil and atmosphere from the molecular level and how this effects and is affected by organisms up to the larger ecological level. They will explain how water, plants and soil take part in cycles of carbon and nitrogen that support life, and how Berlin's urban environment can both nurture and threaten biodiversity.

The meeting point is Art Laboratory Berlin at 3.30PM, where curators Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz will give a short introduction to the current exhibition "The Silk Worm Project" before the Walk and Talk.
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Mind the Fungi as part of the Long Night of Science @ Technical University Berlin

Institute of Biotechnology
Bio Process Engineering

Ackerstr. 76
13355 Berlin
Raum: Raum 394

Mind the Fungi! - Mushrooms and their contribution to biotechnology
Everyone knows champignons, mold and co. But mushrooms can do more than just taste good or spoil bread. Already today they are used to produce detergent enzymes and bioplastics. And we are just beginning to understand the complex biology of fungi. Immerse yourself in the delicate and fragile world of mushroom microbiology. The Department of Applied and Molecular Microbiology of the TU Berlin with Art Laboratory Berlin gives you an insight into the modern molecular biology of mushrooms. Identify them by their DNA; use modern microscopes to discover a world hidden and enchanting to the human eye. Learn how today's biotechnology can solve tomorrow's problems.
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08./ 30. 06.2019

THE SILKWORM PROJECT Workshop with Vivian Xu

June 8, 2019, 3-6pm @ Art Laboratory Berlin

THE SILKWORM PROJECT Workshop will give insight into the artistic research and practice by Vivian Xu and offers a hands-on part, based on artist Vivian Xu's solo exhibition at Art Laboratory Berlin of the same name.
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30 June 2019, 3PM @ Art Laboratory Berlin

"Conversations in Silk" presents a dialogue between historian of biology Lisa Onaga and artist and designer Vivian Xu. They will reflect on the complex and intermingled topic of silk, spanning from the historical and cross-continental context of sericulture, to specultations of the future of the silkworm-human relations within a technoscience framework. Onaga will draw from her own research inquiries into the histories of silk cocoon production and standardization in Japan, and silkworm heredity experiments spanning various continents, introducing to audiences new research from her upcoming book Cocoon Cultures. Xu will speak of her work and research for The Silkworm Project, which takes on a more speculative and cybernetic view, drawing inspiration from the silkworm's behaviour and biology, to better design labour machines and system logics. The talk takes into consideration the ongoing exhibition "The Silkworm Project" and will conclude with conversations between the speakers and audience.
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In close cooperation with Max Planck Institute for the History of Science


DIY Hack the Panke

Panke Life. Microbiodiversity.
Workshop with Sarah Hermanutz, India Mansour and Fara Peluso

This workshop 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.

Participants will test the water for signs of a possible Algal bloom in the coming summer, seek out life through microscopy and build their own Winogradsky columns, which can visualise bacteria and algae, from Panke mud. These will later bloom into rich visual and biological communities.

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(Un)Real Ecologies

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 the Panke.
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Performances, Talks with New Cassettes and Vinyls!

With Kat Austen, Robertina Šebjanič and Fara Peluso as part of the exhibition Watery Ecologies. Artistic Research.

16 March 2019, 9 PM at Art Laboratory Berlin, Prinzenallee 34, 13359 Berlin



Short introduction into the ongoing exhibition WATERY ECOLOGIES and the three different artistic approaches on water – by curator Regine Rapp.

Then 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.

Fara Peluso is an artist/ designer based in Berlin working at the interconnection between design, art and science. Through a speculative design practice she wants to raise critical questions about which possible relationships between human beings and living organisms can be envisioned for near possible futures. After the successful eradication of the concept that the human being is the most important living organism on earth, she wants to contribute to cancelling the hierarchies between us and nature, to become more conscious and participative with ecological systems.


Kat Austen

The Matter of the Soul | Symphony (Performance – today with Panke Water)

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.

Kat Austen’s work focuses on interrogating the boundary between what we think of as the self and other(s). Her work relates to redefining and enriching our relationship to the environment, with a particular focus on climate change.  Austen is a Berlin-based artist. She is Teaching Fellow at UCL Arts and Sciences BASc. She was Cultural Fellow in Art and Science at the University of Leeds 2018 and 2017-18 Artist in the Arctic for Friends of SPRI / Scott Polar Research Institute, sponsored by Bonhams and OneOcean. She holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University College London and the Royal Institution of Great Britain.,

Robertina Šebjani

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 world’s 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.

Robertina Šebjani
č, based in Ljubljana, is internationally exhibited and awarded artist. Her artwork deals with cultural, (bio)political and ecological realities of aquatic environments. With her projects she tackles the philosophical questions at the intersection of art, technology and science. She was awarded with an Honorary Mention @Prix Ars Electronica, nominated for STARTS2016 and for the White Aphroid award. She was SHAPE platform 2017 artist and in 2018 she was artist resident at Ars Electronica (EMAP/EMARE).


The Work of Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

13 March 2019, 7PM Talk: 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.

14 & 15 March | 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.

The Work of Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence is organized by Natalia Fuchs and the CTM in cooperation with Art Laboratory Berlin.
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28 .02.2019

Mind the Fungi: Update and Presentations

Mind the Fungi is a two-year collaborative project between the Technische Universität Berlin and Art Laboratory Berlin.
There will be short presentations of some of the project partners about the process so far: collecting, cultivating and identifying the fungi, as well as a discussion of upcoming events:
- Regine Rapp | Art Laboratory Berlin
- Prof. Dr. Vera Meyer / Institute of Biotechnology - Applied and Molecular Microbiology, TU Berlin
- Bertram Schmidt | Institute of Biotechnology - Applied and Molecular Microbiology, TU Berlin

Cooperation partner:


17 November 2018



Tegeler Forst | 17 November 2018
Forest excursion + Lab visit to the Dept. of Applied and Molecular Microbiology | TU Berlin
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27/ 29 October 2018



1) Briesetal | 27 October, 2018
(Day Excursion)
2) Lab excursion, TU Berlin | 29 October, 2018 (Evening)

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22 September 2018 | Workshop

Špela Petrič
Phytocracy in situ:
Prototyping tools for the investigation of plant governance

In connection with the exhibition Strange Encounters with Vegetal Others

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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, publishes on 26/09/2018, updated on 05/10/2018 by Joachim Müller-Jung, „BioArt“ boomt : Wahrheiten, die uns nur durch Kunst bewußt werden

  24-25 August, 2018 | Seminar and performances

Sarah Hermanutz and Nenad Popov performed their audiovisual work Live Decomposition as well as Pedro Soler and contributions by Andrew Gryf Paterson, Antye Greie-Ripatti, Juan Duarte, Krisjanis Rijnieks, Krista Dintere, Laura Beloff, Lilli Tölp and Mikko Lipiäinen.
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3-5 August, 2018 | Presentation and performance

NOW. A Kinetic Life

Bidisha Das and Thomas Heidtmann

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7/8 July, 2018 | Workshop

(Un)Real Ecologies - Microplastics

Kat Austen & Nana MacLean

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6 July, 2018 | Book Release Party

Half Life. Machines/ Organisms,
Artistic Positions in the context of Climate Change and Extinction.

Käthe Wenzel/Manfred Blohm (eds.) Fabrico Verlag Hannover, 2018.

Machine-Organisms, organic machines: The dissolution of boundaries between bodies and technology is becoming part of everyday life with feeling prosthesis, neuro implants and neuroenhancement - posthumanism. Even the extinction of the species supposedly be solved by synthetic and mechanical Ersatz-species. What are the artistic perspectives on these developments? What kind of threats and promises are being negotiated here?

gnes Meyer-Brandis, Alex May, Alexander Schellbach, Andras Böröcz, Anna Dumitriu, Christa Sommerer, Claudia Schmitz, Courtney Johnson, Emma Critchley, Giuliana Cunéaz, Guy Ben-Ary, Hannes Waldschütz, Ionat Zurr, Jeongmoon Choi, Ji Hyun Park, Jinyoung Lee, John Roach, Käthe Wenzel, Kerstin Ergenzinger, Laurent Mignonneau, Lisa Glauer, Lorenzo Oggiano, Lukas Truniger, Malte Bartsch, Marie-Eve Levasseur, Michael Schulze, Nicola L. Hein, Oron Catts, Pey-Ying Lin, PSJM, Robbin A. Silverberg, Robertina Šebjanic, Saša Spacal, Špela Petric, Susanna Hertrich, Susanna Schoenberg, Suzanne Anker, Tobias Grewenig, VALIE EXPORT, Verena Friedrich, Via Lewandowsky, 431art...and essays by KätheWenzel/ Manfred Blohm, Regine Rapp/ Christian De Lutz, Lisa Glauer/ Helge Oder.

  23 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.

24-26 November, 2017 |Interdisciplinary Conference

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.
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Abstract and Bios as .pdf publiziert von Naomie Gramlich am 23.01.2018, Nonhuman Agents in Art, Culture and Theory publiziert von Matinska Monstruito am 19.1.2018, Mary Maggic: el post-cyberfeminismo aderezado con una pizca de estrogeno casero

Taz publiziert am 1.1.2018 von Manfred Ronzheimer , Kunst und Wissenschaft: Ein Blick auf nichtmenschliche Akteure publiziert am 16.12.2017 von Clara Rodríguez Fernández,Science and Art Join Forces to Challenge our Anthropocentric Worldviews

Berliner Gazette publiziert am 14.12.2017 von Olga Timurgalieva, Menschen unter sich? Wie Bio-Art-KünstlerInnen die Grenze zwischen Natur und kultur verschieben

28 October, 2017, 7PM | Lecture

Sarah Hermanutz: ill-at-ease seep
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23/24 September, 2017 | 2-day-Workshop

Heather Barnett + plan b (Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers): Swarm | Cell | City
(More information) published on 16.09.2017 by Clara Rodríguez Fernández, How Does it Feel Like to be a Slime Mold in Berlin?

Kunstforum International, publiziert im Oktober 2017, Aktionen & Projekte: Berlin: Nonhuman Agents


14 September, 2017, 7-11 PM
15-17 September, 2017, 1-4PM

Presentation of Nonhuman Agents

Results from the first three workshops of the Nonhuman Agents series, as well as our upcoming Autumn programme will be presented at Art Laboratory Berlin during the Berlin Art Week (in cooperation with the Berlin Network of Independent Project Spaces and Initiatives and the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe)

With the generous support of:

Art-in-Berlin publiziert am 20.05.2017, von Carola Hartlieb, Preise zur Auszeichnung künstlerischer Projekt-räume und -initiativen 2017 vergeben

25/26 August, 2017| Lecture & Workshop

Theresa Schubert: The forestal psyche

The lecture and workshop are based on the artist's long-term artistic research project on living organisms as an artistic material and medium.

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15 July, 2017 | Lecture & Performative Workshop

Margherita Pevere: Anatomy of an inter-connected system

Starting point of this seminar is the artist’s research at the junction of visual arts, theoretical inquiry and investigation of biological processes.
(More information) published by08.07.2017 by Clara Rodríguez Fernández, Memories Encoded in DNA and Biological Reliques

18 June, 2017 | Performative Lecture & Workshop

Alanna Lynch | Gut feelings

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.
(More information) published on24.06.2017 by Clara Rodríguez Fernández, The Kombucha Craze Steps into Art and the Science of the Microbiome

5 May, 2017 | Artist Talk

Guy Ben-Ary

Guy Ben-Ary is an artist and a researcher at Symbiotica (University of Western Australia, Perth) an artistic laboratory dedicated to the research, learning and hands-on engagement with the life sciences..
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12-13 May, 2017 | Concerts & Lectures


CellF, a neural synthesizer, will perform with Schneider TM (12 May) and Stine Janvin (13 May) as part of Technosphärenklänge #3 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin.
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MDC Insights (Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine) publiziert am 30.05.2017 von Martin Ballaschk, The Well-Tempered Neuron

cdm, publiziert am 8.05.2017 von Peter Kim, This cybernetic synth contains a brain grown from the inventor's cells


20 April, 2017 | Bio & Beers

Biotinkering Berlin

Biotinkering 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.
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Mycelium Network Society
February 24,2017
Art Laboratory Berlin will be taking part in the discussions at the opening event of the Mycelium Network Society (part of transmediale ever elusive).
silent green Kulturquartier
Gerichtstraße 35
13347 Berlin


17 Feb. 7-10PM
18 Feb. 12-8PM
19 Feb. 12-6PM

DIYBio faire Organized by Biotinkering Berlin
The three-day bio-fair brings together the players in the Berlin biohacking scene for a series of hands-on workshops, talks and a special exhibition featuring unique DIY laboratory equipment. The bio-fair focuses on the elusiveness of nature, trying to rebuild the lost connection between humans and the oldest organisms on Earth: bacteria, algae and fungi.

SciArt Café with BIOMOD and iGEM Team Berlin
29 January, 2017 3-6PM

The iGEM Berlin team ( presents their fifth SciArt Café. Under the main theme of "Synthetic Biology - a toolkit for solving humanity's problems" we will hear scientists and artists working with bioscience and afterwards discuss topics of synthetic biology.
1. Nikolaj Koch - Introduction into SynBio, iGEM Berlin 15-17, Using Synthetic Biology to clean our water from microplastics
2. Svenja Nierwetberg - Searching for parasites - Using synthetic biology for diagnostics (iGEM Charité)
3. Prof. Vera Meyer - Fungal Bioart : Combining scientific and artistic approaches in microbiology
4. plus additional talks on biology and the arts

Art Laboratory Berlin's upcoming events for January & February 2017 are part of the Vorspiel programme of the transmediale and CTM 2017



















Bio & Beers | with Biotinkering e.V.
A project of Dr. Mirela Alister, Rüdiger Trojok, Alessandro Volpato and Biotinkering e.V.

The Bio & Beers format is for everyone: we start with a 20 minutes presentation, followed by discussions while having beers. In addition there will be occasional DIY workshops!


Bio & Beers Aug 25, 2016 · 7:00 PM
We kick off the use of new space with a series of weekly Thursday meetings.

The Bio & Beers format is for everyone: we start with a 20 minutes presentation, followed by discussions while having beers. This week's topic is: Digital biology in every home: what would you do with a personal lab?

Presenter: Mirela Alistar, researcher in digital microfluidics.

Aug 27, 2016 · 11:30 AM Biohack Academy - The life of a single organism

Get your hands on micro-organisms! We will study the life of bacteria in the most practical manner. We hacked the most advanced lab techniques and we bring them to you in a simple, hands-on experience.

Sep 1, 2016 · 7:00 PM Bio & Beers This week's topic is: Bio-commons afterglow

Presenter:Eugenio Battaglia, biotechnologist

Sep 8, 2016 · 7:00 PM Bio & Beers: Hands-on Bioluminesce workshop

Presenter: Mirela Alistar, researcher in bio engineering

This week we get out hands dirty with culturing bioluminescent bacteria (yep, that glows in the dark). The late evening is the best time to see this little organisms glowing. You will nurture the bacteria and even take them home to see them glowing every night.

Sep 10, 2016 · 12:30 PM Biohack Academy - Algae Workshop

Get your hands on micro-organisms! We will study the life of algae in the most practical manner. We hacked the most advanced lab techniques and we bring them to you in a simple, hands-on experience. Join us for this workshop!

Please register and de-register accordingly: it will help us provide the right amount of materials. Each participant will develop a unique food recipe for bacteria and then culture and grow it.

If you have a nice bottle or functional LED system, please bring it. The result of the workshop is an ad-hoc artistic installation.

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12:30 - 13:00 Preparing the media
13:00 - 13:40 Making algae installations
13:45 - 14:00 DIY Bio code of conduct
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch and discussions

Sep 22, 2016 · 7:00 PM: Bio & Beers Talk: DIY Biology – experimenting with self-built lab equipment

The main interest of DIY (Do It Yourself) biologists is to give everyone the possibility to answer biological questions affecting more or less their lives. The first step towards that, is to enable citizens to execute experiments in self-organized laboratory. The need for more advanced tools led to the development of cheap, but functional lab tools.

In this talk I will present how much can be done with DIY equipment, the failures and learns from building my own PCR machine, and most importantly, how being able to build such equipment enabled a lot of DIYBio spaces over the world.

Sep 29, 2016 · 2:00 PM Synthetische Biologie, Genome Editing, Biohacking
Im Marie-Elisabeth-Lüder­s-Hausim Bundestag

Synthetische Biologie (kurz: Synbio), Genome Editing, CRISPR-Cas, Keimbahneingriffe, Biohacking – entfaltet die Gentechnik im zweiten Jahrzehnt des 21. Jahrhunderts ihr viel beschworenes Potenzial? Kann sie dank technologischer Innovationen endlich umfassend und nachhaltig eingesetzt werden – oder werden jetzt die Gefahrenszenarien der Gegner und Mahner wahr?

October 6 · 7:00 PM DIY Biology/Spectrometry – Rock ur Rainbow
with Alessandro Voltape
The main interest of DIY (Do It Yourself) biologists is to give everyone the possibility to answer biological questions affecting more or less their lives. The first step towards that, is to enable citizens to execute experiments in self-organized laboratory. The need for more advanced tools led to the development of cheap, but functional lab tools.
In this talk I will present the project that was taken on at the Science Hack Day Berlin by the wonderful DIY Spectrometer team!

This device was created by Public Lab ( during the deep water horizon oil spill to detect mineral oil in water.

But this device can be used for other purposes, for example to understand the worries of the Consumer and Health Scientific Committees about light sources at home.

"With the growing use of energy saving lamps and the development of new lighting technologies, comes the worry that some people who have conditions that react to light might be negatively affected by this shift. Can these new artificial light sources affect the health of the general public or of light-sensitive people?"
Source: EU Comission - Consumer and Health Scientific Committees with this cheap and portable spectrometer and your smartphone you can check all the lights in your environment (home/work/school/etc.) and have a better understanding about the worries of the scientific committes.

Moreover Dr. Kat F. Austen will be our guest and will tell and discuss with us the results of her work. She is applying spectrometry for food analysis

October 13 · 7:30 PM: Bio & Beers - Digital Microfluidics Hacking

This week's topic: DropBot - Digital microfluidics for everyone
Presenter: Ryan and Christian Fobel

Currently researcher in Wheeler's lab, Toronto, Canada, Ryan and Christian have built DropBot, a digital microfluidic biochip.

Here is more about their vision: their short presentation, we will join them for an intense hacking session.

October 15 · 12:00 PM: Growing Cellulose - Workshop
Microbial cellulose is a material with unique aesthetic properties: delicate and sensuous, it resembles skin and bodily matter. Not only: once dried, it has paper-like attitude. The best thing is that you can cultivate it yourself!

Margherita Pevere will teach us how to get directly involved in the adventurous life of microbial colonies and show us her unique way to grow cellulose.

We will learn how to grow Glucoacetobacter xylinus with DIY recipes, compare different kinds of cultures, how to protect them from mold, how to dry cellulose and use it creatively.

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12:00 - 12:30 Microbial cellulose fundamentals: what it is, how it grows, different kind of cultures
12:30 - 13:00 Preparing the media: DIY recipe based on soy derivatives; Tricks to to protect cultures from mold
13:00 - 13:40 Creative prototyping
13:45 - 14:00 DIY Bio code of conduct
14:00 - 15:00 Lunch and discussions

Presenter: Margherita Pevere, artist and researcher at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.

October 20 · 7:00 PM: Bio & Beers -Talk: Phylogentic Analysis in Squamates
Presenter: Dr Utpala Sharma

October 27 · 7:00 PM: Bio & Beers - Messenger DNA

November 3 · 7:00 PM: Bio & Kombucha tea - introducing Movember

November 10 · 7:00 PM: DIY CRISPR-CAS

If you are interested in what and how you can use gene technology at home, tonight is the perfect occasion to learn about it. Ruediger Trojok will introduce the latest techniques for genetic modification (CRISPR-CAS) and will discuss the legal aspects of DIY genetic engineering.

November 17 · 7:00 PM: Do it together Art and Science
Can Art and Science work together?

Joanna and Mert will bring in their experience to discuss the potentials of a program that brings together artists and scientists for a long term collaboration.
Presenters: Joanna Szlauderbach ( and Mert Akbal (

November 24 · 7:00 PM: Workshop: Brewing kombucha

December 1-3 · 7:00 PM: Biohack academy: DIY Gene Technology A workshop on DIY Synthetic Biology
led by Rüdiger Trojok
During this 3-day workshop we will clone GFP and transform E. Coli.

December 8 · 7:00 PM: Bio & Beers end of the year brainstorm




17 Feb. 7-10PM
18 Feb. 12-8PM
19 Feb. 12-6PM

DIYBio faire Organized by Biotinkering Berlin
The three-day bio-fair brings together the players in the Berlin biohacking scene for a series of hands-on workshops, talks and a special exhibition featuring unique DIY laboratory equipment. The bio-fair focuses on the elusiveness of nature, trying to rebuild the lost connection between humans and the oldest organisms on Earth: bacteria, algae and fungi.

The fairs opens on Friday at 7 PM with a series of presentations by Berlin-based biohackers. The program continues on Saturday 12-8PM and Sunday 12-6PM with workshops and talks on topics ranging from 'bioluminescent bacteria' to 'tempeh fermentation' to 'spectrometry' by Jessica Bernds, Rüdiger Trojok and Alessandro Volpato and an exhibition of artworks by Lusi Ajonjoli & Hong Yu, Mirela Alistar, Graziele Lautenschlaeger, Fara Peluso and Margherita Pevere

April 20, 2017 · 7:00 PM Bio & Beer - Aquaponics system under artificial light
Biotinkering Berlin

Biotinkering 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.
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Sunday 22 May, 2016
There be Dragons:
Talk and Q&A with Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger
At SPEKTRUM | art science community
Bürknerstraße 12 12047 Berlin

Talk 'There be Dragons: human impact on the environmentally sensitive Galapagos and Lord Howe Islands' by bio-artist Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger

Moderated by Christian de Lutz (Art Laboratory Berlin)

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In the run up to our next series Nonhuman Subjectivities, opening 26 February 2016 with the exhibition The Other Selves. On the Phenomenon of the Microbiome, we are glad to announce a series of events together with the Vorspiel programme of the transmediale and CTM.

31 January, 2016, 3-6PM - SciArt Café with Berlin iGEM team
The iGEM Berlin team ( presents their fourth SciArt Caf. Under the main theme of "Programming Life - Good Code/ Bad Code?" we will hear scientists and artists working with bioscience and afterwards discuss topics of synthetic biology. Join us on the 31th of January from 3.00 - 6.00 pm at Art Laboratory Berlin. After four warm up talks at ArtLaboratory Berlin, we will start the discussion over food and drinks.

In this science café we want to address the images and techniques in art and science that apply to the living organism at its source: the organism as bacteria, as gene, as a storage, as connecting element, as an imaginative. Which problems, challenges and questions drive the artists and scientists that are dealing with life in its smallest and most complex form?

Biotechnology aims at prolonging life and minimizing disease. At the same time they have to comply with strong security regulations
. The assumption that biology equals technology, which in consequence leads to an engineer-like approach towards life, is opposed to living organisms being complex and contingent “systems”. Biotechnology not longer describes its objects. Under the lead of the industry it is more and more split into specialized fields such as microbiology, genetics and synthetic biology. This development is strongly connected with new hopes and imagination, figuring a new knowledge and science of life, that might lead to both a longer and healthier life and a new industrial revolution.

Four short presentations engage with different perspectives ranging from synthetic biology, speculative science and art.
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30 January 2016
, 7PM - Reading and presentation by Rüdiger Trojok from his forthcoming book
Biohacking - Gentechnologie für alle, Franzis Publishing House (in German)
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 life.

Subsequently a public debate has opened on how to deal meaningfully with this knowledge and the resulting technical possibilities. The modern understanding of life and deeper possibilities of intervention will, in principle, change the relationship between man and nature. Laboratories will soon be miniaturised computer chips, which can be used locally anywhere. Genetic databases will then represent the most important resource - but what are the limits of this global synthetic biology? Citizen scientists now pose the question of who can use the genarally available knowledge of modern biological sciences, and for what purposes.
Reading and presentation in German
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24 January, 2016 - Nenad Popov Art Science Swap - Two Heads Are Better than One
Workshop: starts at 2PM, followed by public presentation of results at 5PM.

…The states of mind involved in that sort of science and that sort of art are fundamentally the same. Both are seeking universal, objective truth. - David Deutsch

As a scientist you always think you know what you’re doing, so you tend to distrust the artist who says, “It’s great,” or “It’s no good,” and then is not able to explain to you why, as Jerry did with those drawings I took him. But here I was, sunk: I could do it too - Richard Feynman

Participants of the workshop are divided in the pairs of one artist and one scientist. Each pair will receive a problem to think about, each using their own method. That is the easy part. Then they are asked to switch roles - artists are supposed to think about the problem as scientists and scientists as artists. They monitor each others progress continuously and help each other. Then the process is repeated. Over a few iterations, both should have a glimpse into the methods of both art and science.

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23 January, 2016, 8PM - Sarah Hermanutz: Mind Blind: Therapeutic Interventions for Human/Nonhuman Communications
In her performance-lecture Sarah Hermanutz draws upon methods and aesthetics of academic lectures and psychological testing/treatment to engage with the gaps and pains of cross-disciplinary knowledge transfer. What does it mean to be a ‘mind-blind’ human, and how does this impact one's ability to function in a ‘normal’ social environment? Can we engage via creative analogy with this conceptual framework to better understand the difficulties faced by humans to interact with the non-human community? What new insights can an artistic exploration of autism research and ‘Mind Blindness’ provide for our understandings of (mis)communicate across difference?

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26-28 June, 2015

Plan Bienen

A project by Tessa Zettel and Sumugan Sivanesan

Opening: 26 June from 8PM
Brunch and Seminar: 28 June 12-2PM
Viewing open 27-28 June, 2015 from 2-6 PM

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.

With Plan Bienen the artists attempt to make real and speculative connections between two parallel crises – one within European economic systems and the other in honeybee ecologies. Considering Berlin’s development as a multicultural ‘creative’ capital, the artists take the local histories and current popularity of urban beekeeping as an entry point to explore expanded possibilities for non-monetary economies and new social habits already present within Berlin’s food systems, intercultural gardens, migrant networks and ‘hausprojekts’. In the process they ask what kinds of promising ‘more-than-human’ futures might today’s city bees lead us towards.

‘Plan Bienen: Statements of Profit and Loss,’ will be open Friday evening, as well as Saturday and Sunday from 2-6PM, and will show documents and artefacts generated by the project. On Sunday 28 June there will also be a brunch and seminar, ‘Rates of Exchange—A Discursive Sonntagsbrunch‘, organised by the artists from 12-2PM. More information

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5-7 September, 2014

Synthetic biology workshop with the artist collective C-LAB

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. The event aims to involve the participants in the internationally growing practice of do-it-yourself biology and make technology accessible. In the art experiment we will explore pigments and fluorescent proteins, scientific methods and enzymes for biochemical transformations, and grow our own bacteria! Registration necessary. (Presented by Desiree Förster and Daniela Silvestrin.)
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24-26 January, 2014
DIY Bio Lounge

24 January, 2014, 8 PM: Art & Science Dialog with Theresa Schubert and Andy Adamatzky

25 January, 2014
2-6 PM DIY Bio Lounge; bio-hackathon
7 PM Presentation by Rüdiger Trojok
6 PM - open end: DIY Bio Lounge, drop in & drop out; open bio lab; molecular cocktails; Bioluminescence installation by Sarah Chareza and Jessica Bernds

26 January, 2014
2-6 PM DIY Bio Lounge, open bio lab
3 PM: BioStrike: Open Antibiotics Discovery a presentation by Denisa Kera ( and National University of Singapore)

25-26 January, 2014
Bioluminescence an installation by Sarah Chareza and Jessica Bernds

DIY Bio Lounge is a project in cooperation with and the Vorspiel 2014 programme of transmediale and CTM.

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Art of Science, by Dr. Barbara Borek, Art-in-Berlin Online-Magazine, published 27 January, 2014





Viewing and Artist Talk
Nasim Manouchehrabadi: The Power of Form, the Form of Power
25 October, 2013, 7-11 PM
26-27 October, 2013 2-6 PM
Artist Talk with Nasim Manouchehrabadi on 26 October, 2013 3 PM

Summer 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.

-Curated by Olga Shmakova

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3 October, 2013
Artist Talk mit Pinar Yoldas

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).

Pinar has a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of California Los Angeles. Currently she is a PhD candidate in Visual and Media Studies program at Duke University, where she's pursuing a certificate in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. She has been awarded fellowships in art and science venues including the MacDowell Colony, UCross Foundation, VCCA and National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

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28 September 2013
Speculative Biology Workshop:
'The Design of Biological Systems and Neo-organs'
mit Pinar Yoldas

In her workshop the artist will give a quick overview into general biological systems such as the circulatory system, the respiratory system, the nervous system, the reproductive system etc., and how these systems (or more specifically organs) might evolve under the influence of global environmental transformations.

Somewhere between bio-mimicry and critical design, the workshop will give you the time and assets to design your own lungs, grow that extra organ you always wished for or think about that ultimate meat supplier with zero methane impact you have been craving for.

Participants will then discuss and design speculative models for life forms for a post-human era.

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24. August 2013
Art & Science Talk with C-LAB und Rüdiger Trojok

Art Laboratory Berlin möchte Sie einladen zu einem Gespräch mit dem Künstlerkollektiv C-LAB (UK) und dem Biohacker Rüdiger Trojok (Berlin), das von Desiree Förster und Daniela Silvestrin am 24. August ab 15 Uhr präsentiert wird.

C-LAB ist ein in London (UK) ansässiges und von den beiden Künstlern und Wissenschaftlern Laura Cinti und Howard Boland gegründetes Künstler-Kollektiv, das sich kritisch mit den zeitgenössischen Überlappungen von Kunst, Wissenschaft und Technologie auseinandersetzt. Fokus der Arbeit von Cinti und Boland liegt dabei auf der Untersuchung und Erforschung der Bedeutung und Eigenarten all dessen, was organisches und synthetisches Leben betrifft. Ihr Anliegen ist dabei, eine Plattform für eine sowohl künstlerische als auch wissenschaftliche Reflexion und Diskussion zu schaffen.

Nach dem Einblick in die künstlerische Praxis wird der in Berlin ansässige Biohacker Rüdiger Trojok einen Vortrag zur Do-it-Yourself Biohacking Szene, sowie Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Anwendung von Biotechnologien in privaten Räumen halten. Rüdiger Trojok ist angehender Diplombiologe und forscht im eigenen Biolabor auf der Suche nach neuen, nicht unbedingt zweckgebundenen Manipulationsformen organischen Lebens auf mikrobiologischer Ebene.
Rüdiger Trojok:

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5/6 July 2013
Conference: "Synaesthesia. Discussing a Phenomenon in the Arts, Humanities and (Neuro-)science" (5 & 6 July, 2013, Glaskasten Theatre, Prinzenallee 33, next to Art Laboratory Berlin).
More information on the conference, 14 July 2013, Zahlen malen und Farben hören – ”Synaesthesia / 4: Translating, Correcting, Archiving” im Art Laboratory Berlin, by Martina John

portal kunstgeschichte, 29 July, 2013, Synästhesie – Eine internationale transdisziplinäre Konferenz versucht eine Integration von künstlerischen und wissenschaftlichen Positionen zum Thema, by Gerhard Scharbert


6-8 December 2012
Art Laboratory Berlin at MutaMorphosis

Art Laboratory Berlin will present the series Time & Technology at the international conference MutaMorphosis in Prague from December 6-8, 2012.

Time and Technology | Panel led by Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz

Gretta Louw | Controlling_Connectivity
Daniel Belasco Rogers & Sophia New | Narrating Our Lines
Ellen Sebring, MIT| Atmosphere: Disorientation in Visual Narrative as a Time Traveler’s Tool
Dr. Yasuhiro Sakamoto | Sound Sculptures as Embodiment of Cross-modal Gesamtgestalt
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29 June 2012
kate hers Transmigration in Artistic Practice.
Screening and Presentation.

Screening from 7PM; Presentation 8.30PM.

Transmigration in Artistic Practice is a screening and artist presentation of three projects by the Korean-American artist kate hers, whose works in performance, video and other media deal with issues of language and identity.

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6 May 2012
Is the Desert Still the Desert in a Digital World?

Online performance with Gretta Louw

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.
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01 May 2011, 3PM

In connection to the exhibition:
Artists in Dialog: Al Fadhil & Aissa Deebi
My Dreams Have Destroyed My Life. Some Thoughts on Pain

(29 April -26 June, 2011)

A Round Table Discussion Al Tahrir: The Day After, 1 May, 2011, 3PM

Since January of this year a wave of protests, originating first in Tunisia, and then in Egypt, have spread across the Arab world. Demonstrators have demanded democracy and the freedom of expression. How will the ongoing changes affect the lives artists and cultural production? What has been the role of politics in the arts in the Middle East and how might this change? Supposedly new technological media such as social networking platforms have played an important role in this year's 'Arab Spring'. Is this really true, and if so what potential does technology have to foster change as well as aid in inter-cultural communication?

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)
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19/20 February 2011
Sol Lewitt Symposium
Venue: Glaskasten, Prinzenallee 33 (next door to Art Laboratory Berlin)

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.

Beginning 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.
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30 November 2010
Special event:
30 November 2010, 7PM, A reading by Mo Foster at the East of Eden International Bookstore, Schreinerstr. 10, 10247 Berlin-Friedrichshain
In connection with the exhibition Stardust Boogie Woogie

Curated by Francesca Piovano

01 July 2010 7PM

Evolution Haute Couture
Talk and film screening by Dmitry Bulatov

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.

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Sat 13 and Sun 14 March, 2010, 2-6PM

Presentation of the poster and storybook for "Princess I will follow you..."
by Birgit Szepanski
-part of the Printemps des Poètes Berlin 2010
Artist book presentation:
"Prinzenallee - ein Stück ohne Dialoge"
A Book Project by Birgit Szepanski and Regine Rapp

Princess - I will follow you...
is a poster intervention along Prinzenallee in Berlin- Wedding. With photographich motifs and text fragments (in English, German and Turkish) a visual path is laid along the street. This public text and image story plays with motifs, word and sound play, visual faetures and the name of the street:Mit
Princess I will follow you....

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 artist book.


26 February 2010, 8PM, Book Release Party
28 February 2010, 3-6PM, Artist Book Presentation

13-14 März 2010, 2-6 PM Artist Book Presentation

Artist Book Presentation

Prinzenallee - A Play without Dialog.
A Book Project by Birgit Szepanski and Regine Rapp

Art Laboratory Berlin is pleased to invite you to a presentation of the recently published artist book "Prinzenallee - Ein Stück ohne Dialoge" ("Prinzenallee - A Play without Dialog").

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 artist book.

"The graphic and spatial transformation of the urban theme in the exhibition space resembles Gaston Bachelard's description of topo-analysis as the 'study of the locality in our inner life'. This publication shows excerpts of artistic work - photography as well as five fictive texts - that formed the exhibition, and mirrors, in their formal composition, Birgit Szepanski's special aesthetic of text and image installations. The chosen bibliophile medium accommodates the artists formal language especially well."
Regine Rapp, from the essay "Vom Oszillieren urbaner Zeichen" ("On the oscillation of urban signs"), taken from the publication.

"When I take photographs it's not enough for me, and it doesn't really reflect what I really mean: the narration in image and text and the location, the city. Therefore I choose different media: text, film, photography, the publication and the sound piece. I enjoy writing as much as I do photography, and I equally like other medium such as […] - the booklet or book, or installations. Sound is also important for my work, because sound describes a place and evokes images. For me it is the diversity and the fragmentary shards, which produce the whole. The interaction of the different media, for me, produce the possibility of a narrative."
Birgit Szepanski, from the interview "Schauen, Gehen, Schreiben - zur Ästhetik der Straße" ("Gazing, Walking, Writing - on the aesthetics of the street") taken from the publication.

Birgit Szepanski und Regine Rapp für Art Laboratory Berlin (Hrsg.): Prinzenallee - Ein Stück ohne Dialoge. Berlin 2009.
Artist Book, 36 pages, Texts in German language
ISBN 978-3-9813234-1-2 // 25,00 EUR

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  3 February 2010, 7PM
Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša NAME Readymade
Performative Presentation

The event will present the act of “name changing” perpetrated by three Slovenian artists who in 2007 officially, with all the required papers and stamps, changed their names to the then prime minister of Slovenia , Janez Janša (2004-08). All Janez Janšas’ works, their private and public affairs, in a word their whole life, has been conducted under this name ever since.

Janez Janša will take you through a series of artistic, political, administrative and mediatic actions performed by himself together with Janez Janša and Janez Janša, with a particular focus on their latest personal exhibition entitled NAME Readymade. Works exhibited in this show (valid ID cards, passports, credit and bank cards, driving licences, birth and marriage certificates, and so on) were generated by reality itself.
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Review: It's really easy to get rid of your own name!..,

30 August at 4PM (meeting point: Art Laboratory Berlin)
Artists in Dialog
Alex Toland - Personal Dispersal Mechanisms
, an Interactive Urban Exploration
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.

Artist Alex 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.

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22 July 2009
At Artillerie (Exerzierstr. 10, 13359 Berlin) in cooperation with Art Laboratory Berlin

Strike Anywhere
Screening of a new video by Benj Gerdes and Jennifer Hayashida
(2009, 32 minutes, English without subtitles)

Wednesday, 22 July 2009 at 9 pm
Introduction by Christian de Lutz, Art Laboratory Berlin
Followed by a discussion with the artists

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24. April 2009, 21h
Artists in Dialog. Presentation by Paola Yacoub

Paola Yacoub 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.

The common point is skepticism as it was introduced in visual arts in the U.S.A. at the beginning of the 20th century.

In a fast food restaurant 'Beautifull Heart' in Shenzhen, China, a flat screen continuously transmits news and entertainment channels. Information becomes like decoration.

One looks at the screen only from time to time, often not at all, and rarely with attention. We do not know if we agree on postures in front of the screen and on what we see.

A dialogical encounter between two video clips of the same screen in the same fast food restaurant but at different moments were made by Paola Yacoub and by Yao Zhiyan.

These plasma screens in fast food restaurants and cafés show the social modality of a contemporary gaze. This presentation from Paola Yacoub is the first of Art Laboratory Berlin's new series of artists talks, presentations, performances and events Artists in Dialog

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22 June 2008

In connection with the exhibition
Art and Science II
Marcus Ahlers - Transposed Nodes

Children's workshop - SOLAR-Oven Creativity and SolarEnergy (In German):
21.06.2008, 9AM - 3PM, Register until 13.06.2008. more information here
(in German)



June 19-20 2007
Art and Music:
Kriege Der Sprachen (in cooperation with Kunstraum_Sumpfhahn_Raumkunst)
information about the program (in German only)

19 June: Robin Hayward (violin/ bindelwald) and Olaf Bugiel (vocals/ electric guitar)
20 June: Oliver Schneller (percussion) and Workz (electronic, DJ)
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'pre-opening' 23. Februar 2007
Der Blick des Patriarchen

Ein Film von Nicola Hochkeppel
DokFilm, 2004, 62 min        

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Information about Art Laboratory Berlin:
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