Event Residency

Sending Occulto 8 to Print

  1. A Temporary Editorial Office as Performance, Organic Exhibition, and Non-systematic Archive
  2. Editorial Residency with Alice Cannavà
Event Reading Club

Inspired by…

  1. Reading Club
  2. With Guest Artists ella hebendanz and pamela varela
Event Workshop

Hidden Colours

  1. Inkmaking with Plants in Urban Space
  2. Käthe Wenzel
Publication

MATTER OF FLUX

  1. Art, Biopolitics, and Networks with Care
  2. Book Publication | Art Laboratory Berlin

The multiple award winning art and research platform Art Laboratory Berlin (ALB) presents interdisciplinary art projects in an international context. Our main goal is the presentation, research, publication, and mediation of contemporary art at the interface of art, science, and technology.

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+++++++ Our new publication MATTER OF FLUX. Art, Biopolitics, and Networks with Care brings together essays and statements as well as text and image documentation by around 50 authors from the fields of art, design, film, curatorial work, dramaturgy, music, art history, media theory, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, feminist history of science, microbiology, plant ecology, biotechnology, neuroscience and physics. More information HERE. +++++++


+++++++ Thank you everyone for joining us on-site and on-line in 2023. Enjoy our 4 min video ART LABORATORY BERLIN. A YEAR REVIEW OF 2023. It presents our 2023 program on art discussing current topics of ecologies, body politics, and artificial intelligence. The video is a deep travel through events of exhibitions, workshops, festival, reading groups, colloquium sessions, and pod-casts of 2023. +++++++

Current

Event Reading Club

Inspired by…

  1. Reading Club
  2. With Guest Artists ella hebendanz and pamela varela
18 June 2024

Inspired by… is an event series, a hybrid format derived from reading group and artist talk formats. In each session, an invited artist will choose a specific text or excerpt from a book that was inspirational for the artist’s practice and/or a particular project that the artist will introduce.

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empty urban lot with grass, trees, rubble. In the background a mural of a little girl on the firewall of an apartment building crushed stones and earth, pigment and a try with water
Event Workshop

Hidden Colours

  1. Inkmaking with Plants in Urban Space
  2. Käthe Wenzel
13 – 14 July 2024

Workshop on urban ink and dye extraction from plants, soil and waste. 90% of modern paints are made from petrochemical products. Until the 20th century, the local and more environmentally friendly production of natural paints was commonplace as a technology both in the studio and in the home. Even today, inks and paints can be made from materials collected in urban areas

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Circular object on black backround books referencing photography
Event Residency

Sending Occulto 8 to Print

  1. A Temporary Editorial Office as Performance, Organic Exhibition, and Non-systematic Archive
  2. Editorial Residency with Alice Cannavà
10 May – 7 July 2024

Occulto’s publisher Alice Cannavà will be in residence at Art Laboratory Berlin from 10 May until 7 July 2024 editing and designing the upcoming issue Occulto 8: Photographic, to be released in July. The temporary editorial studio at ALB offers the opportunity to open up and make visible the work behind the birth of a magazine, uncovering its performative potential and the richness of its byproducts and side-effects.

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Exhibition

TERRA XENOBIOTICA

  1. Artistic Research
  2. Saša Spačal
10 November – 4 February 2024
Art Laboratory Berlin is glad to announce the solo show of bio media artist Saša Spačal with the newly produced artwork TERRA XENOBIOTICA. “Terra Xenobiotica delves into the soil life hidden beneath the ceaseless traffic of airports – dense nodes of western human civilisation” says Saša Spačal. “Toxins are seeping into the ground, creating unfamiliar lands that call for different kinds of stewards – the ones who navigate and nurture, rather than gatekeep or extract.” Terra Xenobiotica by Saša Spačal was realised through a collaborative effort with cultural theorist Ali Sperling and was supported and produced by Art Laboratory Berlin. Additional support comes from the Rillig Lab | Plant Ecologies, FU Berlin, SKICA Berlin and the Berlin Senate. Read more
Event Festival, Festival

MATTER OF FLUX

  1. Festival
  2. Women/ FLINTA* in Art, Science and Technology
15 – 18 June 2023
The 4-day festival MATTER OF FLUX presented a rich and varied program from and for women/ FLINTA* in art, science and technology with panel discussions, lecture performances, numerous workshops, reading groups and other activities, including artist studio and lab visits. The festival was generously supported by Kunstfonds’ program Neustart Kultur and is in cooperation with FEMeeting. The multifaceted formats and events of the festival program were based on the rich outcome of several preparatory meetings earlier in 2023 with more than 40 international Berlin-based women/ FLINTA* – artists, scholars from sciences and humanities and cultural producers from both the Global North and the Global South. Please have a look at the program and many pictures of the festival. Read more
Publication | Anthology
  1. Art, Biopolitics, and Networks with Care
  2. Book Publication | Art Laboratory Berlin
March 2024
This publication presents a sustainable insight into the research project MATTER OF FLUX at Art Laboratory Berlin. It is a part of a group exhibition on art, body biopolitics, and feminist technoscience, as well as a network and a festival from and for international Berlin-based FLINTA* in art, science, and technology. The book assembles essays and statements along with documentation in text and images by around 50 authors from art, design, filmmaking, curatorial practice, dramaturgy, music, art history, media theory, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, feminist history of science, microbiology, plant ecology, biotechnology, neuroscience, and physical science. Read more
Research

SONIC ECOLOGIES

  1. Podcast Series
May 2023 – ongoing

Art Laboratory Berlin is glad to launch the new podcast channel SONIC ECOLOGIES, conceived by Tuçe Erel, with composition and production by Korhan Erel. Each year the podcast will have a special theme, and the subject matter of 2023 will complement the series Permeable Bodies. Regine Rapp, Christian de Lutz and Tuçe Erel interview artists and scientists.

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Research

Conferences | Symposia

  1. Interdisciplinary Research at Art Laboratory Berlin
2011 – ongoing

For more than ten years Art Laboratory Berlin has enhanced research based projects with international conferences and interdisciplinary symposia, as a sustainable theoretical addition next to exhibition projects, seminars and workshops.

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