Event | Lecture, Talk

Permeable Bodies

  1. Performing the Sublime Sea of Co-Mattering
  2. Online-Talk | With Mary Maggic
22 November 2023 (online only)
Proven through years of researching through the project Open Source Estrogen, biohacking methodologies serve far more than spreading didactic knowledge. These protocols 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. Read more
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.
This five-hour workshop explores the use of “stickiness” as both a practice and discourse for resistance, messiness, and alien knowledging. The “stickiness” is made from an invasive plant called Kudzu, originating from East Asia and fated for eradication if found in the West. 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. Read more
Event | Reading Club


  1. Reading Group UNBORN0x9
  2. Live-Performance (online) | Reading Group SURROGACY, with Anindita Majumdar
18 November 2023 (online)
In context of our series PERMEABLE BODIES, Art Laboratory Berlin invites to a livestream performance of the Reading group SURROGACY, which is a fork-out project of UNBORN0x9, shown in the current exhibition Matter of Flux. Initiated by Shu Lea Cheang and Ewen Chardronnet with Future Baby Production, 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. During 2021-2022, UNBORN0x9 was part of the EU platform, which focuses on a methodological framework that fosters collaboration between artists, health and biomedical researchers. The online reading group aims to enable cross-border knowledge exchange – across nations, races, genders, real and virtual borders. For the studies in three specific topics – Ultrasound, Ectogenesis, Surrogacy – the online web platform incorporates reading materials, co-writing pads and online chats as multiple interface entries. Read more
Event | Workshop


  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. We aim to challenge the capitalist agenda, reinvent ways of harvesting data from the human body, and create alternative narratives in art, biopolitics, and technology. All genders are welcome! We recommend attending both days of the workshop but attending one single day is also possible. Read more
Event | Workshop


  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 quickly 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 and demonstrates how the change can be experienced differently. The question however, of why we still associate femininity with fertility leads directly to political issues, which will also be discussed in the workshop. Read more
Event | Series of Events


  1. Program Overview
  2. A Series of Reading Groups, Talks, Workshops and Podcasts
May - Dezember 2023
Art Laboratory Berlin welcomes you to our new series Permeable Bodies with 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. The events discuss different notions of permeability approached through artistic, medical, sociopolitical and phenomenological perspectives. Read more
Event | Lecture Performance


  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)
In the lecture performance the artist duo Moonwen will explore the cultural and social significance of betel nut chewing among Austronesian-speaking societies in Taiwan and beyond. 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 people. Read more
Event | 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 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 | Workshop


  1. Capturing Leakage: Body Flows and Material Investigations
  2. Workshop | With Karolina Żyniewicz and Charlotte Roschka
14 - 15 October 2023
Capturing Leakage: Body Flows and Material Investigations is a two-day workshop that takes place indoors and outdoors at the Panke river. The project was developed by Karolina Żyniewicz and Charlotte Roschka and 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. The narrative work will be based on the contrasting activities of broadening (accumulation) and narrowing (selection). Read more


Event | Talk

There be Dragons

  1. Human Impact on the environmentally sensitive Galapagos and Lord Howe Islands
  2. Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger
22 May 2016

In the Age of the Anthropocene, this talk will explore how humans impact on our world both by their presence and indirectly by their lifestyle. This is a science-art investigation of tourism and its effects on closed eco systems.

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Event | Performance, Talk

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 | Talk

SciArt Café

  1. with Berlin iGEM team
31 January 2016

The iGEM Berlin team ( 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 | Workshop

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 | Performance

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

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 | Workshop

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 | Workshop

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 | Talk


  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 | Talk, 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 | Conference


  1. Discussing a Phenomenon in the Arts, Humanities and (Neuro-)Science
  2. Interdisciplinary Conference
5 - 6 July 2013

As a theoretical addition to our exhibition series SYNAESTHESIA (October 2012 – July 2013), Art Laboratory Berlin held an international interdisciplinary conference to further explore and theoretically question the field of multisensory perception.

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Event | Talk

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


  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


  1. 2007 - 2013

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

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