Events

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Swarms, Robots and Postnature

  1. Artist Talk | Sofia Crespo
3 June 2021

Sofia Crespo works on the representation of artificial life and generative forms of life. One of her main focuses is the way organic life uses artificial mechanisms to simulate itself and to evolve. This implies the idea that technologies are a distorted product of the organic life that produced them, rather than a completely separate object. Her Neural Zoo project is research into how creativity works. Computer vision and machine learning build a bridge between us and a speculative “nature” that is only accessible through a high degree of parallel computations.

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Swarms, Robots and Postnature

  1. Artist Talk | Käthe Wenzel
20 May 2021

Käthe Wenzel has created interfaces between the biological and the machine in her project Bone Bots. These hybrid electronic animals, robots made from animal bones, blur traditional categories of “technology” and “nature” as they are based on experiments from synthetic biology and represent semi-living machines. Wenzel’s Bone Costumes thematise the mass consumption of living beings and the daily killing of animal bodies and the standardized forms into which we try to squeeze our own bodies. The works emerged from research into historical corset techniques and in connection with modern fashion technologies; they have developed into exoskeletons: half organic and half mechanical apocalyptic outfits.

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Swarms, Robots and Postnature

  1. Artist Talk | So Kanno
6 May 2021

So Kanno combines design and computer science with digital art and has been working extensively on robotic systems and swarm robotics in recent years. Lasermice is a swarm robotics system consisting of 60 small robots inspired by the synchronous behaviour of insects such as fireflies. Normally, a swarm’s network is invisible, but in this case, these robots create a visible network using laser-light photodetector communication. Thus, they create a rhythm, acoustically perceptible through electronic magnets, that is constantly changing. The updated version Lasermice Dyad, also follows the idea of making natural phenomena artificially visible, and features even more parameters.

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VIRAL CLOUD | Berlin Tokyo

  1. Hybrid Arts and DIY Bio Cultures
  2. Hideo Iwasaki und Matthias Rillig
21 February 2021

Since spring 2020 Art Laboratory Berlin and BioClub Tokyo have been arranging online meetings between hybrid artists and associates in our respective cities and beyond. In our 13th meeting of VIRAL CLOUD | Berlin Tokyo we are welcoming two scientists from Berlin and Tokyo exchanging ideas and approaches on art and science collaborations.

Hideo Iwasaki is a biologist and artist, director of metaPhorest (biological art/ bioaesthetics platform), Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Bioscience, Waseda University, Tokyo. Matthias Rillig is Professor at the Institute of Biology, Ecology of Plants, FU Berlin. They will speak about their ongoing project as well as artists in lab, and artist/scientist collaborations.

 

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Mind Blind Pathetic Sublime

  1. Online Performance Lecture
  2. Sarah Hermanutz
16 February 2021
Sublime

Five years since she presented the lecture-performance Mind Blind: Therapeutic Interventions for Human/NonHuman Communications for Transmediale|Vorspiel 2016, artist Sarah Hermanutz revisits the problems of social cognition in this time of isolation and multiple intersecting crises.

While previously this performance played with the discomfort and tensions of an audience’s physical presence made captive within the social conventions of an in-person lecture, in 2021 the human observers may only join remotely through Zoom.

While previously this performance played with the discomfort and tensions of an audience’s physical presence made captive within the social conventions of an in-person lecture, in 2021 the human observers may only join remotely through Zoom. Within the gallery, the artist will livestream from her unvisitable installation environment.

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Archive

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Nonhuman Subjectivities

  1. 1000 Handshakes
  2. François-Joseph Lapointe
3 / 5 February 2016

As part of the opening of the 2016 transmediale festival of art & digital culture at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Art Laboratory Berlin will present the performance 1000 Handshakes by and with François-Joseph Lapointe.

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SciArt Café

  1. with Berlin iGEM team
31 January 2016

The iGEM Berlin team (http://igem.berlin/) presents their fourth SciArt Café. Under the main theme of “Programming Life – Good Code/ Bad Code?” we will hear scientists and artists working with bioscience and afterwards discuss topics of synthetic biology.

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Art Science Swap

  1. Two Heads Are Better than One
  2. Nenad Popov
24 January 2016

Participants of the workshop are divided in the pairs of one artist and one scientist. Each pair will receive a problem to think about, each using their own method. That is the easy part. Then they are asked to switch roles.

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Mind Blind

  1. Therapeutic Interventions for Human/Nonhuman Communications
  2. Sarah Hermanutz
23 January 2016

In her performance-lecture Sarah Hermanutz draws upon methods and aesthetics of academic lectures and psychological testing/treatment to engage with the gaps and pains of cross-disciplinary knowledge transfer.

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Plan Bienen

  1. A project by
  2. Tessa Zettel and Sumugan Sivanesan
28 June 2015

With Plan Bienen the artists attempt to make real and speculative connections between two parallel crises – one within European economic systems and the other in honeybee ecologies. Considering Berlin’s development as a multicultural ‘creative’ capital…

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Workshop with Anna Dumitriu

  1. Anna Dumitriu
30 November 2014

On this practical and discussion-based workshop participants will begin to learn how to work safely with bacteria as an artistic medium using commonly available supplies. They will start to develop a ‘bacteriocentric’ view of the world…

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Synthetic Biology Workshop

  1. C-LAB
5 - 7 September 2014

This workshop, led by Howard Boland, is for artists, designers, DIY biologists, and especially lay people who wish to gain practical experience with the processes and methods in the creation of new life forms, bio-materials and new forms of expression.

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Biomimicry

  1. Integrating Nature's elegant solutions into the design process
  2. Dr. Prateep Beed
27 June 2014

Biomimicry is a creative method for sustainable innovation and product design in today’s world.

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DIY Bio Lounge

  1. in cooperation with Rüdiger Trojok
24 - 26 January 2014

To open our 2014 programme Art Laboratory Berlin will be presenting three days of events on open source biology and micro-organisms organized with Rüdiger Trojok and in connection with the transmediale and CTM festivals

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Events

  1. 2007 - 2013

Events organized at and by Art Laboratory Berlin from February 2007 until December 2013

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