During the pandemic Art Laboratory Berlin and BioClub Tokyo arranged a series of 14 online meetings between hybrid artists and associates virtually connecting Berlin with Tokyo as well as other locations. We are happy to present VIRAL CLOUD Reloaded together with our colleagues for an afternoon/evening of short talks and discussions
Join Art Laboratory Berlin during Vorspiel 2024 – a citywide program of events before and during the transmediale and CTM festivals – for a virtual panel on archiving and publishing practices that envision artist books as tools for interspecies understanding, imagining, and kinships. The discussion is organised and moderated by Kristina Stallvik.
Biohacking methodologies produce an existential knowing in our bodies and environments, leading to collective strategies that may help us out of ecological ruins. The talk describes how biohacking, as a xeno-feminist practice of care, can inevitably lead to a form of world-making, where collectivities can emerge with a radical breakage from the past.
In the framework of the exhibition ARTIFICIAL CONSCIOUSNESS. Exposing the Invisible: Data, Rendering and Code, the artist HyungJun Park and the co-curator Tuçe Erel talk about the exhibition. The conversation will take place on 8 October 2023 at 1 pm CET and will be live-streamed over Art Laboratory Berlin’s YouTube Channel.
Welcome to a zine launch presenting the results of a research workshop, conceived by Kristina Stallvik (Alexander von Humboldt German chancellor fellow) and Li Yang (Alexander von Humboldt German chancellor fellow). The event will take place at alpha nova & galerie futura, Am Flutgraben 3, 12435 Berlin.
What does it mean to be vulnerable – and what may leaks tell us about bodies and environments in posthuman terms? Dr Margherita Pevere has addressed these questions through bioart and performance. In context of the current event series “Permeable Bodies” at Art Laboratory Berlin she will speak about her two concepts – ‘arts of vulnerability’ and ‘poetics of uncontainability’.
Self-Care is Lyndsey Walsh’s artistic attempt to reckon with ruptures in their identity caused by the rising use of genetic diagnostics in medicine. Using Lyndsey’s own body, Self-Care weaves a narrative about health, gender, and identity that seeks to resist the confines of the medical gaze. This talk will explore the larger body of research that has given way to Lyndsey’s artwork.
Through references to her own artwork, scientific research, and speculative fiction, artist Adriana Knouf will show in her artist talk how we must embrace our existence within the unsettling domain of being constantly in-transition and the new affordances that that domain provides. Knouf argues that bodies exist in a state of constant transition: growth, death, transformation, renewal.
In the framework of the exhibition Vicious Cycle there is an artist talk with Sybille Neumeyer about her work, souvenirs entomologiques #1: odonata/ weathering data. souvenirs entomologiques #1: odonata/ weathering data is a single-channel speculative video essay and installation by Sybille Neumeyer, that explores the entanglements of humans, weather and insects in a data-driven world in times of climate crisis.
In the framework of the exhibition Vicious Cycle, on 26 March, there is an artist talk of Cammack Lindsey, together with the scientist Charlotte Shampera (TU Berlin, Water Quality Engineering).
In connection with their winter studio residencies at Art Laboratory Berlin, artist designer Fara Peluso and artist Sarah Hermanutz will invite the public to learn more about their cuartistic practices on from 27 until 29 January 2023, with a public conversation on 29 January 2023.
In his films and artworks Tad Ermitaño creates an uneasy field in which a facility with technology collides with a kind of postcolonial guilt slamming its head against the limits of empiricism. In this artist talk with curator Tengal Drilon, Ermitaño will discuss the methodologies behind his recent works, shown at Art Laboratory Berlin earlier this year.
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.
In context of Vorspiel | transmediale 2022 Art Laboratory Berlin welcomes you to an online-conversation with artists Gretta Louw and Igor Štromajer based on Louw’s radical 10 day online performance at ALB in 2011, a 240-hour durational online intervention. We will now return and discuss online performance and virtual worlds.
As part of “Vorspiel | transmediale” ALB welcomes you to an online talk with the curatorial team of “Hackers, Makers, Thinkers”. This year’s event series will combine Berlin based artists with artists from Latin America and Southeast Asia, proposing art making as a tool for social empowerment and knowledge acquisition, collaboration, and working together.