DIY Hack the Panke
Sarah Hermanutz and Nenad Popov
Artists Sarah Hermanutz und Nenad Popov perform a new work based on their involvement in the art 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 the project Pankquelle, the artists draw inspiration from the Panke river’s source in Brandenberg, and it’s journey through the changing urban landscapes of Berlin.
Sarah Hermanutz is a Canadian artist working at the intersections of performance, technology, and ecology. She conducts personal performance experiments, and collaborates with dancers to explore the complex and often unspoken social assumptions between the minds and bodies of audiences, performers, and props (both human and non-human). Her artistic research is concerned with vulnerability, survival, horror, terror, and the dangerously seductive power of myth-making. She currently splits her time between graduate studies (Media Environments) at the Bauhaus University, Weimar, and a Berlin-based art practice at Lacuna Lab, an art and technology collective she co-founded in 2015. Her performances and projects have been presented in Canada, the USA, Germany, and the Netherlands, at venues such as Art Laboratory Berlin and the Martin-Gropius-Bau.
Nenad Popov is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is heavily inspired by scientific concepts and methods. He specializes in live performances and cinematic installations, many of which include living organisms. He got his Master degree at the Art Science department of the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, Netherlands. Since 2013 he lives and works in Berlin. He showed his work at the festivals such as Ars Electronica in Linz and STATE experience science in Berlin.