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Sending Occulto 8 to Print

A Temporary Editorial Office as Performance, Organic Exhibition, and Non-systematic Archive

Editorial Residency with Alice Cannavà

Alice Cannavà, Study for a cover from the Occulto archive

Publications around photography from the Occulto archive

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 2024. The temporary editorial studio at Art Laboratory Berlin 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. Featured contributors include writer and media theorist Valie Djordjevic, filmmaker Laura Lukitsch, the London Alternative Photography Collective, and the artist and photographer Martina della Valle, among others.

The public is invited to visit the temporary editorial office one more time on 28 June 2024 between 5 and 9 pm, as part of the Kolonie Wedding monthly open-door Friday. On the occasion, Art Laboratory Berlin will host Publishing Matters, a small temporary bookshop with editions by Occulto, Art Laboratory Berlin, and a selection of publishers, artists and cultural projects from Berlin and beyond. Margherita Pevere, Karolina Żyniewicz and Theresa Schubert, Sina Ribak, Chiara Garbellotto, Selen Solak  and Para Journal are among the confirmed guests, and more will be announced. There will be again a crafty magazine-making station for children and adults, and the in-progress archive on photography will be available for browsing.

The Open Occulto gathering planned for 2 July 2024 is canceled and will be rescheduled. More information will follow

Alice Cannavà is an independent cultural worker, designer, and publisher. She studied visual arts in Milan and Vienna and currently attends courses in the history of science and technology at the TU Berlin. As publisher, she co-edits and produces Occulto Magazine – an independent journal that brings together sciences, humanities, and the arts – and, more recently, the Occulto Editions – a diverse and evolving landscape of zines, artist books and special editions. As designer, she’s active in the cultural scene, recent and ongoing collaborations include the art and research platform Art Laboratory Berlin, the feminist experimental music festival Heroines of Sound (Berlin), the center for art and media technology V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam), and the artist and researcher Martin Howse (Berlin/London). As cultural worker, she curates and performs at cultural events and workshops in Berlin and beyond. Since 2020, she’s part of the extended team of Art Laboratory Berlin as designer/coder for print and digital media. In 2023 she joined the Matter of Flux festival and network. In 2024 she designed and produced the book MATTER OF FLUX. Art, Biopolitics, and Networks with Care, edited by Regine Rapp.


Art Laboratory Berlin
Prinzenallee 34, 13359 Berlin

Dates and opening hours

Residency: 10 May – 7 July 2024

COLLOQUIUM (with Alice Cannavà and Karolina Żyniewicz): 21 May 2024, 7 PM (on-site!)
Free entrance; Registration required:

Public Visits: 31 May and 28 June, 2024, 5 – 9 pm,
and Thursdays and Fridays by appointment:


Regine Rapp, Christian de Lutz, Tuçe Erel, Sueli Marsella

Photo documentation

Courtesy Alice Cannavà and Occulto

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