Events

Event | Workshop

Embodied Methods to explore chemical relationships

  1. with Jemma Woolmore and Pati Masłowska
22 June 2024
Chemicals pervade our environment, they interact with and alter bodies, yet are often invisible. Chemicals are agents whose paths reveal connections across bodies – land, water, human and non-human. How can we engage with what is happening inside our bodies? How can we better understand these chemical relations? This is a workshop to share and develop ways of knowing our bodies and the chemicals inside them. Collectively we will explore embodied approaches using the senses, materials and movement to find different ways of knowing chemicals and their relationships with us. Read more
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. Guest Artists on 18 June 2024 ella hebendanz (DE) and pamela varela (MX) On 18 June 2024, Inspired by… will welcome the artist duo ella hebendanz (DE) and pamela varela (MX) via zoom meeting. They initiated “re-c(O)unting”, which is an artistic-scientific research project, investigating the colonial history between Europe and Latin America and relating it to the colonial approach medicine has had on female-assigned bodies.  It was born as an attempt to investigate the link between their roots and create decolonial lines of exchange. Read more
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 office 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. Occulto 8: Photographic focuses on photography from an artistic, historical, technoscientific, and ethical perspective, building on and playing with the transdisciplinary and cross-genre approach developed by Occulto over the years. As usual, the issue will combine richly illustrated essays with visual artists’ projects and experimental sound. The public is invited to visit the temporary editorial office on 31 May and on 28 June between 5 and 9 pm, as part of the Kolonie Wedding monthly open-door Friday. An Open Occulto gathering for contributors, editors, readers, colleagues, old and new friends, and interested newcomers is planned for 2 July 2024 at 6 pm. Read more
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. The workshop covers topics ranging from plant blindness, urban ecology, bio-invasiveness and migration to zero waste, queer ecologies and interspecies cooperation, and will focus on collecting, foraging rules, color extraction, modification and conservation. Read more
Event | Residency, Talk, Workshop

If You Are Reading This

  1. BIOMATERIALS AND DISCARD STUDIES
  2. Elizabeth Shores
Residency (23 - 25 May) and Workshop (25 May)
In connection with their spring studio residency at Art Laboratory Berlin, artist educator Elizabeth Shores invites the public to learn more about their current artistic practices between 23 until 25 May. There will be an artist talk and workshop on 25 May 2024. While in residence, Elizabeth will mix seaweed alginate with foraged compostable matter to create semi-transparent, stained-glass-like bioplastic and bioaggregate sheets for installation on the windows of Art Laboratory Berlin. Read more
Event | Colloquium

IN-PROGRESS… | COLLOQUIUM

  1. Research in Art, Science and Humanities
  2. With Alice Cannavà and Karolina Żyniewicz
21 May 2024 (on-site)
The Colloquium (21 May only on-site!) addresses an international interdisciplinary research audience to present and discuss past, present or future projects by artists and scholars, curators or editors from the fields of art, science and the humanities. The topics could refer to an art project, a book, text or chapter, a research or exhibition project, a lab experiment, a lecture series, a conference concept or other. The presentations and exchange will focus on the work-in-progress. Methodological approaches – theoretical or practical – are also of great interest here. While researching, we often tend to shift between practical inquiry and theoretical research, browsing various disciplines. Following the original meaning of colloquium as “speaking together”, we want to provide a platform for exchange and embrace various kinds of work processes which are often not seen or talked about. Read more
Event | Reading Club

Inspired by…

  1. Reading Club
  2. With Guest Artist Nicol Rivera Aro
April 16 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. Guest Artist on 16 April 2024 Nicol Rivera Aro Nicol Rivera Aro is an artist and PhD candidate. Her research topic, titled “Noise from the Matrix. Dissident, hybrids, cyborgs, new body construction and technofeminism” is a performative research, which puts the focus on the body as praxis, as a tool to detach acknowledgement, to support the academic research. Read more
Event | Book Release Party

MATTER OF FLUX

  1. Art, Biopolitics, and Networks with Care
  2. Book Launch
23 March 2024 @ PA58, Prinzenallee 58
Welcome to the Book Launch of the new book MATTER OF FLUX. Art, Biopolitics, and Networks with Care published by Art Laboratory Berlin. We would be glad to celebrate with you the brand new book release at the Theater Hall of PA58 in Prinzenallee 58, opposite of Art Laboratory Berlin. The publication presents a sustainable insight into the research project MATTER OF FLUX at Art Laboratory Berlin. The book assembles essays and statements along with documentation in text and images by around 50 authors whose many fields of expertise create the polyphonic ground of MATTER OF FLUX: 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

Archive

Drawing of a stencil white on black background drawing of stencil, white on grey background
Event | Workshop

Full Auto Typeface

  1. Workshop
  2. Kristina Stallvik and Full Auto Foundry
24 March 2024

a workshop hosted by full auto foundry in collaboration with the publishing project, cover crop. Full auto is a type foundry that explores how processes of automation can influence the design of typefaces. Using analog tools, participants are encouraged to draw letterforms without thinking too much about what the letter should be.

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A person smelling a tree pine, rosemary and a pair of blue worker's gloves
Event | Workshop

Scents of Solastalgia (SoS)

  1. An Eco-Sensory workshop
  2. Tarsh Bates and Alanna Lynch
17 March 2024

Have you noticed that the smells around you have changed? Do you miss the old smells or love the new ones?

Aromas are everywhere and affect us and the life around us in ways that words can’t describe. Changes in the smells of the world around us can have a significant impact on how we feel physically and emotionally but we don’t usually notice unless it smells bad. Construction and climate change cause some of the biggest changes at the moment, but we don’t have a lot of control over these.

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A man with blue glove stands on one side of a table with laboratory equipment talking to a group of people on the other side of the table A group of people sitting around a table with laboratory equipment. A woman is pipetting.
Event | Meet up, Talk

VIRAL CLOUD RELOADED

  1. Georg Tremmel, Hideo Iwasaki, Henry Tan, Soyoon Ryu, HyungJun Park, Elaine Regina, Art Laboratory Berlin
11 February 2024

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

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A woman reading a Zine with a monkey and the word RAJON written on the coverr cover of a Zineentitled : Enfleshed. Ecologies of Entities and Beings. silhouette forms of a wolf, a human shaman with a deer mask and antlers, a rock, a tree among other forms
Event | Talk

Publishing Ecologies

  1. A Discussion
  2. With Oscar Salguero, Institute for Interspecies Art and Relations, and Onomatopee
28 January 2024 (online)

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.

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red- violet photograph of a person standing in water blue- violet photograph of a person standing in water
Event | Series of Events

PERMEABLE BODIES

  1. Program Overview
  2. A Series of Reading Groups, Talks, Workshops and Podcasts
May - December 2023

In our series we present artistic and feminist explorations of embodiment and identity in flux, as well as an investigation of our interconnection and interaction with the environment around us. With reading groups, talks, workshops and podcasts we propose a net of narratives of permeability to encompass a poetic (post)natural history of being woman throughout 2023.

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close up of a sculpture, circles with metal mesh, yellowish cat to the photograph Trees photographed from below with a green-yellow cast to the photograph
Event | Colloquium

IN-PROGRESS… | COLLOQUIUM

  1. Research in Art, Science and Humanities
  2. With Ekaterina Kormilitsyna and Tarsh Bates
12 December 2023 (online)

The Colloquium addresses an international interdisciplinary research audience to present and discuss past, present or future projects by artists, scholars, curators or editors from the fields of art, science and the humanities, focusing on the work-in-progress.

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Illustration in bright colors, a red lobster, a yellow pillow, a white tampon applicator a white vial all on a light blue background a drawing in bright colors of four small red lobsters and a Petri dish with a few smears of blood
Event | Workshop

PERMEABLE BODIES

  1. We’re not Lobsters! Queering, Decolonizing and Hacking Menstruation
  2. Workshop | With Flo Razoux and Aouefa Amoussouvi
2 - 3 December 2023

The collective 2-day experiment aims to decolonize and queer our perceptions of menstruation. Participants will be invited to share their experiences and examine the representations of menstruation and its rituals. The group will also explore how to access and make use of scientific and technological knowledge, and understand bias.

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Hands touching objects, rock, an orange, on a floor. covered with natural glue. More objects strewn along the floor.
Event | Workshop

Permeable Bodies

  1. Sticking with the Trouble
  2. Workshop | With Mary Maggic (on-site!)
26 November 2023 (on-site!) The Workshop is fully booked out.

The workshop explores the use of “stickiness” as both a practice and discourse for resistance, messiness, and alien knowledging. In a series of exercises that involve scavenging, blind sensing, and cooking with stickiness, participants embrace the entangled glue that binds us to disobedient relations, no matter how hard we try to separate them.

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A group of people standing around a sculpture made of different found and collected objects. Background: a projection of sea and clouds A group of people standing around a sculpture made of different found and collected objects.
Event | Lecture, Talk

Permeable Bodies

  1. Performing the Sublime Sea of Co-Mattering
  2. Online-Talk | With Mary Maggic
22 November 2023 (online only)

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.

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a pregnant belly with text written on it
Event | Reading Club

PERMEABLE BODIES

  1. Reading Group UNBORN0x9
  2. Live-Performance (online) | Reading Group SURROGACY, with Anindita Majumdar
18 November 2023 (online)

Welcome to the LIVESTREAM of the reading group SURROGACY as fork-out project of UNBORN0x9 showing in the exhibition MATTER OF FLUX. Initiated by Shu Lea Cheang and Ewen Chardronnet UNBORN0x9 reflects on the techno-scientific developments in obstetrical medicine, its social, cultural, philosophical and prospective implications and to offer an artistic view of the science in the making.

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a drawing of a woman in foreground. in background same woman as teenager in 20s in 40s in 50s in 60s . Text: EXPLORE MENOPAUSE. It could be the best time of your life. Femininity beyond fertility
Event | Workshop

PERMEABLE BODIES

  1. Explore Menopause: It Could Be the Best Time of Your Life!
  2. Workshop | With Nicola Hochkeppel
17 November 2023

With the removal of taboos, education and empowerment, it becomes clear how much good menopause can do for women, our environment and the community. The workshop provides an entertaining explanation of the basic biological phases and symptoms associated with menopause. The question however, of why we still associate femininity with fertility leads directly to political issues also discussed in the workshop.

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a forest of palm trees a kiosk with a container that looks like an ice cream dispenser with the words Taiwan chewing gum and Jing Xin Betel Nit and Chinese characters
Event | Lecture Performance

PERMEABLE BODIES

  1. Betel Nut. A Cultural Connector among Austronesian-speaking Societies
  2. Lecture Performance | With Mooni Perry and Hanwen Zhang (AFSAR)
4 November 2023 (on-site)

Drawing from their previous project “Looking for Sirih (beauty)”, which investigated betel nut chewing culture and its sexist stigma against women selling betel nuts, Moonwen will share their ongoing research on the interconnectedness of betel nut culture and Austronesian-speaking societies and beyond.

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close up of a sculpture, circles with metal mesh, yellowish cat to the photograph Trees photographed from below with a green-yellow cast to the photograph
Event | Colloquium

IN-PROGRESS… | COLLOQUIUM

  1. Research in Art, Science and Humanities
  2. With Kristina Stallvik and Louise Mackenzie
17 October 2023

The Colloquium addresses an international interdisciplinary research audience to present and discuss past, present or future projects by artists, scholars, curators or editors from the fields of art, science and the humanities, focusing on the work-in-progress.

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a person and sound recorder touching the soil a hand holding a mobile phone with a DIY microscope attachment photographing root like objects on the soil
Event | Workshop

PERMEABLE BODIES

  1. Capturing Leakage: Body Flows and Material Investigations
  2. Workshop | With Karolina Żyniewicz and Charlotte Roschka
14 - 15 October 2023

The workshop is based on the methodology of artistic research: conceptualization, sampling, and exploration. The crucial aspect of the project is building a narration based on writing, photographs, videos, sound, electromagnetic recordings, and material samples from the Panke River and Soldiner Kiez.

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Event | Talk

ARTIFICIAL CONSCIOUSNESS

  1. Artist Talk
  2. With HyungJun Park
8 October 2023

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.

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