Events

Event | Reading Club

Inspired by…

  1. Reading Club
  2. With Guest Artist SU Yu Hsin
11 October 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.

The project follows up Tuçe Erel’s Posthumanism Reading Group, organized between 2018-2020. After co-reading and discussing plenty of seminal texts in two years, the club is transforming into a new discussion, presentation and reading program, an online and offline exchange platform in a non-hierarchical and non-institutional infrastructure in the fields of arts, science and technology.

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Event | Workshop, Workshop, Workshop, Workshop, Workshop, Workshop

PANKE INTERVENTIONS

  1. Wetland Ecologies: Life in Transitional Zones 
  2. Workshop | Sarah Hermanutz, India Mansour, Fara Peluso
8 October 2022

In the workshop the artist, the designer and the biologist will introduce the participants to the river Panke and changing perceptions of wetlands and essential ecosystems playing a vital role in biodiversity preservation and climate change mitigation. Through river-side lectures and storytelling, participants will be encouraged to share and reflect on their own personal relationships (or lack thereof) with wetlands, while physically and sensorially encountering a small, fragmented patch of wetland along the Panke. We will weave together landscape-scale and microbiological perspectives and hack art, design and DIY biology: through a participatory format the audience is called to have an immersive experience with algae and Panke water ecology. Together we will develop an algae culture collection and prototype a DIY photo-bioreactor for indoor cultivation. The transdisciplinary practice will raise questions such as how closeness to living organisms can give us economic, political and artistic contributions. Our goal is for everyone to foster a deeper relationship with the river through situating, storytelling, contextualizing, experiencing, sampling, examining, collaborating, and dreaming.

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Event | Uncategorized

HACK THE PANKE Festival

  1. Reflecting Symbiosis
  2. Walk & Talk | Saša Spačal and Matthias Rillig
3 October 2022

In our last event of the festival, a conversational walk along the river Panke, we will focus on artistic and scientific research on symbiosis. Artist Saša Spačal will introduce us into her artistic research about symbiosis and interspecies entanglements. She has developed technological interfaces and relations with organic and mineral soil agents, addressing the posthuman condition that involves mechanical, digital and organic logic within biopolitics and necropolitics of our times. Ecologist Matthias Rillig will give us an insight into his research on soil and plant ecologies especially on the symbiosis of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with plants and its effects on soil aggregation. In October and November 2022 Spačal will realize an art residency at the Rillig Lab at Freie Universität Berlin, curatorially accompanied by Art Laboratory Berlin.

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Event | Uncategorized

PANKE INTERVENTIONS

  1. Taphonomy of Trash
  2. Workshop | Kat Austen
1 October 2022

What is the legacy of our waste? In this workshop, with artist Kat Austen, participants will explore the traces of human consumption, the act of throwing away and the process of decay. Inspired by the experimental practice of taphonomy, which examines decomposition over time, participants will search for discarded materials along the banks of the Panke River, cataloguing them while discussing their temporal nature, persistence, and degradation. Based on research developed for the Palaeoplasticene project’s Open Artistic Research Platform, participants will be introduced to the concept of incidental taphonomy, exploring the transience of organic existence and humanity’s relationship to long-lasting materials such as plastic.

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Event | Festival

HACK THE PANKE Festival

  1. Program Overview
  2. Festival with artists and scientists
19 September - 3 October 2022

Art Laboratory Berlin welcomes you to the HACK THE PANKE Festival on art, science and sound in Berlin Wedding during summer 2022. In 2018 ALB initiated the research project DIY Hack the Panke applying artistic and scientific research at, in and around the river Panke, and promoting Citizen Science projects bringing together artists, scientists and the public along the Panke river in the north and central Berlin. As a continuation of our long-term research project, the HACK THE PANKE Festival brings together artists and scientists to realise encounters in the form of workshops, performances and Walk & Talks along the Panke river. Contributions by artists Ariel Orah, Johanes “Mo’ong” Santoso Pribadi (Soydivision Kollektiv), Cammack Lindsey, Tad Ermitaño, Sybille Neumeyer, Nenad Popov, Martin Howse and Saša Spačal as well as biologists India Mansour, James Whitehead and Matthias Rillig.

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Event | Workshop

HACK THE PANKE Festival

  1. Mycelium Radio
  2. Workshop & Performance | Martin Howse
24 - 25 September 2022

Radio Mycelium proposes the construction of a series of experimental situations examining a new networked imaginary, the single organism of the fungal mycelium, in relation to local, global and universal electromagnetic signals. Within this two-day workshop we will build DIY radio receivers and sculptural antennae, testing the reception of signals and interfacing with open examples of the various growing mycelium and mushrooms. We will learn and share knowledge and techniques concerning inter-species communication between humans, mycelium and their environments – through sound, radio, touch, smell and ingestion. A closing collective performance will manipulate live signals captured from intact mushroom bodies, with deep earth recordings from Tegel Forest harvested during the workshop.

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Event | Uncategorized

PANKE INTERVENTIONS

  1. Kentanggung
  2. Workshop & Lecture | Ariel Orah and Michelle Lai (Soydivision)
23 September 2022

In the Bahasa language kentang means potatoes, while tanggung can define a plethora of words: to hold responsibility, to bear, to assure, to be half-hearted, to be awkward and to guarantee. Tracing the historical, migratory pathways undertaken by the spud, we propose an ode to the potato, this  participatory research workshop explores the spectre of histories and imaginations that the potato, as a seed of desire and delight contains.

In the first part of the workshop (“Planting”) we will gather to plant potatoes and reflect about the myths of potatoes, its stories, folklores and rhymes, as well as share anecdotes about the potato. In the second part (“Observing”) we will explore the potato from a microscopic point of view and also discuss toxicities and neutralising potatoes. And in the third part (“Showing”) the workshop invites the participants to enjoy a potato cooking session, which continues with a performance lecture and eating session later on.

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Event | Colloquium

IN-PROGRESS… | COLLOQUIUM

  1. Research in Art, Science and Humanities
  2. With Margherita Pevere and Dolores Steinman
20 September 2022

The Colloquium 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.

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Event | Walk & Talk, Walk & Talk

HACK THE PANKE Festival

  1. Rituals and Reflections
  2. Walk & Talk | Nenad Popov & James Whitehead
18 September 2022

With media and sound artist Nenad Popov and biologist James Whitehead participants will investigate the impact of drought and climate stress on the Panke river. How have low water levels effected nearby soils and vegetation? What signs of urban civilisation – like trash, but also river engineering – are being uncovered?

The artist and the scientist, who are both part of the ongoing research group DIY Hack the Panke will invite participants to take part in experiments and in creating subtle soundscapes to investigate the friction between society and nature along this urban waterway.

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Event | Walk & Talk

HACK THE PANKE Festival

  1. Meandering – Or, the Rights to Flow
  2. Walk & Talk | Sybille Neumeyer & India Mansour
11 September 2022

Together with microbial ecologist India Mansour and artist Sybille Neumeyer participants will trace the constant transformations that surround the Panke, meandering with the past, present and possible futures of the river. Considering the cycles of biological, cultural and political matters, the group will tune into the multiple voices of, in and around the water, and encounter the Panke as a dynamic community of multiple organisms – a body of water that is neither a closed system nor a singular entity. After culturing modes of c–a–r–e (collective attunement into relational ecologies), we will draw together what the absence and presence of organisms can tell us about ecosystems and human impacts on them, cowrite a Panke manifest, and consult a microbial oracle.

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Event | Uncategorized

HACK THE PANKE Festival

  1. From Here to Ear: Sound Exploration
  2. Workshop | Tad Ermitaño
4 September 2022

From Here to Ear is a sound art creation activity designed to encourage participants to listen to their environment with intention. The workshop reframes listening as a way of thinking towards an act of reflection, both in the sense of thinking, and in the sense of what a mirror does. Sonification is a way of experiencing data and the world anew. How can the act of listening reflect the world, to be the place where the world is heard, simultaneously where the world hears itself?

Using sound to investigate and empathize with the other beings in our environment, it entwines with the idea of exploring the unfamiliar with the practice of entanglement, with the potential to widen the scope and definition of empathy. Listening as presence. Listening as absence. The workshop is divided into three unique parts and will begin at Art Laboratory Berlin, which involves an “art walk” along the Panke river and its surrounding area, and finally culminate at Uferstudios AnaConda Café.

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Event | Film Screening

HACK THE PANKE Festival

  1. Tales of Weird Science and Cosmic Covenants
  2. Film Screening | Tad Ermitaño
3 September 2022

Art Laboratory Berlin welcomes you to the HACK THE PANKE Festival with various events like workshops, film screenings and walks on art, science and sound in Berlin-Wedding. In context of his solo exhibition Radyo Somatodelia at Art Laboratory Berlin Philippine artist Tad Ermitaño will present a screening program featuring some of his film and video works.

As a self-described “refugee from the sciences” Ermitaño’s film work sketches an uneasy field in which a facility with technology collides with a kind of postcolonial guilt slamming its head against the limits of empiricism. The films selected for this program complement a practice that searches for correctives to technocratic hubris. Tropes from Science Fiction, Jungian metaphysics, experimental film and Folk Catholicism sketch a sense of a world deformed by forces corroding its underlying structures.

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Event | Uncategorized

HACK THE PANKE Festival

  1. Methods of Extraction: Exploring Piezo-Electricty and Hydrophones for Non(Less) Invasive Uses for Data Collection
  2. Workshop | Cammack Lindsey
3 September 2022

Since its discovery, much of the research and implementation of piezo-electricity and hydrophones has been done by and for military use. In this technical workshop, we reclaim this topic for the public domain. By fostering our relations to the act of sound extraction through im/permanence, how can we imagine less or non-invasive ways to observe sound and vibrations from water environments and ecosystems. Questioning the purpose of hydrophones through its functionality, we will explore designs of new bodies for piezo-hydrophones, while engaging with alternate tools of extraction for becoming and experimenting with the different methods and materials for their construction.

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Event | Reading Club

Inspired by…

  1. Reading Club
  2. With Guest Artist Karolina Żyniewicz
30 August 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.

The project follows up Tuçe Erel’s Posthumanism Reading Group, organized between 2018-2020. After co-reading and discussing plenty of seminal texts in two years, the club is transforming into a new discussion, presentation and reading program, an online and offline exchange platform in a non-hierarchical and non-institutional infrastructure in the fields of arts, science and technology.

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Event | Uncategorized

HACK THE PANKE Festival

  1. Leftover Klangwerk
  2. Workshop | Ariel Orah and Johanes “Mo’ong” Santoso Pribadi (Soydivision Kollektiv)
19 - 21 August 2022

Leftover Klangwerk is a socially engaged and sonic art creation activity in the form of a participatory workshop and collective improvisation performance. The title is inspired by the English word “Leftover” refers to waste and the German word “Klangwerk” which means “sound creation”. The workshop was divided into three major parts. In the first part, participants will collect different kinds of waste objects from specific neighborhoods (based on the understanding of the characteristics and also the social-political history of that specific neighborhood). The second part will be building those waste materials into several self-made instruments. The third part will be presenting the instruments in an improvisation music performance.

Inspired by circular design/upcycling methodology, both workshop and performance will introduce and invite the community to channel a form of freedom in the form of sound through the sound-making object, without the limitations of conventional music.

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Archive

Event | Uncategorized

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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Event | Uncategorized

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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Event | Uncategorized

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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Event | Uncategorized

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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Event | Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk

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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Event | Uncategorized

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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Event | Uncategorized

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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Event | Uncategorized

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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Event | Workshop, Workshop, Workshop, Workshop

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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Event | Uncategorized

Current Art Practices on Time and Technology

  1. Gretta Louw, plan b (Sophia New and Daniel Belasco Rogers) , Igor Štromajer
14 January, 2012

In connection with the exhibition Controlling_Connectivity by Gretta Louw and the series Time and Technology Art Laboratory Berlin presents an artists’ talk on the theme current art practices on time and technology featuring Gretta Louw and plan b (Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers) as well as the internet artist Igor Štromajer

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Event | Performance, Performance, Performance

Controlling_Connectivity

  1. Performance
  2. Gretta Louw
2 November 2011 - 12 November 2011

Controlling_Connectivity uses the pervasiveness of internet-based social networking, as well as the obligation and opportunity for constant connection with these platforms as a paradigm for a severe and systematic disruption of normal, socially accepted patterns of life and interpersonal interaction during a self-documented performance.

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Event | Uncategorized

Events

  1. 2007 - 2013

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

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