Event

Inspired by…

  1. Reading Club
  2. With Guest Artists Interspecifics
Event

TERRA XENOBIOTICA OR HOW TO BELONG

  1. Artist Talk | Saša Spačal
Event

PANKE INTERVENTIONS

  1. Koji Workshop
  2. Workshop | ink Agop

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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+++++++ Art Laboratory Berlin is delighted to announce an art residency of artist Saša Spačal at Art Laboratory Berlin for the months of October and November 2022. Spačal is currently providing artistic research at the Rillig Lab at Freie Universität Berlin, curatorially accompanied by Art Laboratory Berlin. +++++++

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Event Talk

TERRA XENOBIOTICA OR HOW TO BELONG

  1. Artist Talk | Saša Spačal
25 November 2022

Bio media artist Saša Spačal will speak about her currently evolving new artistic research project. During the months of October and November 2022 the artist undertakes artistic research for her new project Terra Xenobiotica or How to Belong at the lab of the Rillig Group | Ecology of Plants, Institute of Biology, Freie Universtität Berlin and at Art Laboratory Berlin.

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Event Reading Club

Inspired by…

  1. Reading Club
  2. With Guest Artists Interspecifics
22 November 2022

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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Event Workshop

PANKE INTERVENTIONS

  1. Koji Workshop
  2. Workshop | ink Agop
26 – 27 November 2022

The Koji workshop by ink Agop introduces the symbiotic relationship between microorganisms and human cultural activities by demonstrating the connection between Koji mould and food culture in Japan. Participants make rice koji and experience the multiple parallel fermentation processes using koji, yeast and lactic acid bacteria.

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Publication | Anthology
  1. Book Publication | TU Berlin University Press
December 2020
The project Mind the Fungi is a Citizen Science STEAM research project, which resulted from the cooperation of the Departments of Applied and Molecular Microbiology and Bioprocess Engineering of the TU Berlin and the art and research platform Art Laboratory Berlin. The scientific and artistic paths in the project Mind the Fungi, which we followed together with the public from 2018 to 2020, including the Art & Design Residencies, can now be traced in text and images in this book. It was intended to provide citizens with an opportunity for scientific collaboration in fungal biotechnology. Read more
Research

DIY Hack the Panke

  1. Art + Science Research Project
2018 – ongoing

The art science group DIY Hack the Panke aims to explore the Panke river for living organisms and critically examine its complex history of human use. We offer public workshops on topics such as river flora, fauna and microbiology; bio matter as artistic research; microplastics and more.

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Research

Mind the Fungi

  1. Art + Science Research Project
2018-2020

The project Mind the Fungi is dedicated to the research of local mushrooms and current fungal biotechnology expanding scientific research with artistic and design-based research and citizen science. The aim is to develop new ideas and technologies for mushroom and lichen-based materials.

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