Exhibitions

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Radyo Somatodelia

  1. Experiments in Sonic Animism
  2. Tad Ermitaño
26 August - 9 October 2022
The word “psychedelic,” coined by the psychiatrist Humphrey Osmond, comes from the words “psyche” meaning “mind” and “delos” meaning “to manifest or reveal”. “Somatodelia”, the term suggested by Tad Ermitaño, complements the psychedelic as the project of recalling the physical roots of consciousness and perception. Somatodelia grounds itself as the metaphysics distinct from the ghost of dualism conjured by Plato and Descartes. It, instead, reveals the physical roots of our mental being. Radyo (Tagalog of “radio”) Somatodelia: Experiments in Sonic Animism brings the act of looking and listening into contact with the outward surfaces and the interior voluminosity of things. Science has led humans through chaos with limited perceptibility, visited by flashes of observations and hunches. The patchy first-person viewpoint has been recasted as omniscient, with all the twists beneath the moment of Discovery surgically removed from the story. The data and facts are thus enveloped in the pristine wholeness, available for the contemplation of an all-seeing Intelligence that is the exclusive property of humans. Read more
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HACKERS, MAKERS, THINKERS

  1. Collective Experiments in Social Fermenting
  2. Irene Agrivina | Interspecifics | Pei-Ying Lin | Cammack Lindsey | Constanza Piña Pardo | Rice Brewing Sisters Club
21 May - 10 July 2022
Following two years of social distancing and isolation Art Laboratory Berlin will devote 2022 exploring what social possibilities can be thawed and revived. The project series Hackers, Makers, Thinkers proposes that Doing it With Others (DIWO) can be a way of rebuilding and re-energizing damaged social relations. After a period when most of us have been reliant on corporate technologies, Open (source) knowledge will form a basis for making and thinking. Above all we are interested in an open culture based on reciprocity, cooperation and exchange on a global level. Combining Berlin based artists and venues with guest artists from Latin America and Southeast Asia this project proposes art making as a tool for social empowerment and knowledge acquisition, collaboration, and working together. Read more
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DIY Hack the Panke

  1. Learning from the River
  2. Documentary Exhibition with Artists and Scientists around the Collective
26 March - 30 April 2022
The documentary exhibition presents the research of the art science collective DIY Hack the Panke. Critically exploring the river near by the event space of Art Laboratory Berlin the group has offered public workshops on topics such as river flora, fauna and microbiology, plastic waste and pollutants. The focus has been also on bio matter as part of artistic research, the impact of history, culture and technology on the present-day Panke. The exhibition also shows presents various art science installations by artist designer Fara Peluso, artist Sarah Hermanutz and biologist India Mansour with artist Sybille Neumeyer. The exhibition invites to reflect what Hybrid Art and shared knowledge through transdisciplinary research mean in times of ecological mega crisis in a posthuman era. Read more

Archive

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Paired Immunity

  1. Marta de Menezes & Luís Graça
30 October - 12 December 2021

The immune system can be seen as a sixth sense that identifies and discriminates our composition and the outside world. The work Anti-Marta extends on Immortality for Two, where the artist and scientist questioned the limits and understanding of their identity.

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Under the Viral Shadow

  1. Networks in the Age of Technoscience and Infection
  2. Anna Dumitriu | Alex May | Benjamin Bacon | Gene Kogan | Sarah Grant | Vivian Xu
28 August - 10 October 2021

The group exhibition will feature internationally renowned artists such as Anna Dumitriu, Alex May, Benjamin Bacon, Gene Kogan, Sarah Grant, and Vivian Xu. The works are understood as artistic research on the interface of the biological and the technological…

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Swarms, Robots and Postnature

  1. Käthe Wenzel | So Kanno | Sofia Crespo
1 May - 27 June 2021

The exhibition Swarms, Robots and Postnature presents three research based artistic positions by Käthe Wenzel, So Kanno and Sofia Crespo exploring the interface of the biological and the machine, on swarm behaviour, and questioning the traditional concept of “nature”.

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The Camille Diaries

  1. New Artistic Positions on M/otherhood, Life and Care
  2. Sonia Levy | Mary Maggic | Naja Ryde Ankarfeldt | Baum & Leahy | Špela Petrič | Margherita Pevere | Ai Hasegawa | Nicole Clouston | Cecilia Jonsson | Tarah Rhoda
28 August - 4 October 2020

The exhibition presents new artistic works by eleven international women and non-binary artists (installations, video, objects, performance). Reflecting on the current conditions of our world (environmental changes, gender aspects, biopolitics, etc.), the artists’ positions propose an ‘aesthetics of care’ as the basis for inter-species coexistence.

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Mind the Fungi

  1. Art & Design Residencies
  2. Theresa Schubert | Fara Peluso
3 July - 28 December 2020

The second exhibition Mind the Fungi at Futurium presents the results of the Artist- and Design-Residencies with artist Theresa Schubert and artist designer Fara Peluso. Schubert studied the effects of sound on fungal growth. Peluso has done research on new biomaterials on the symbiotic basis of algae and fungi.

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Borderless Bacteria / Colonialist Cash

  1. Ken Rinaldo
26 January - 1 March 2020

By visualising microbiome landscapes of banknotes, the interconnectedness of ecological and economic exchanges becomes visual – essential aspects of biopolitics. The iconography of the currency literally loses face as microbial growth undermines the representational aspect of the banknotes.

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Invisible Forces

  1. Artistic Research
  2. Erich Berger | Mari Keto | Martin Howse
19 October - 8 December 2019

Our planet is not only made up of earth and rocks, but also of a number of invisible forces that influence and shape the form and viability of life. Radiation is not just a by-product of the atomic age, but something that exists in the background of almost every environment.

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Mind the Fungi

  1. Local Tree Mushrooms as Sustainable Material for the Future
5 September 2019 - 30 April 2020

Mind the Fungi is a collaboration between the TU Berlin Institute for Biotechnology and Art Laboratory Berlin, combining scientific research, citizen science and artist and designer residencies-in-lab. The exhibition shows produced biomaterials with different shapes, structures and qualities.

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The Silkworm Project

  1. Vivian Xu
1 June - 14 July 2019

The artist explores silkworms to design hybrid machines capable of producing self-organised 2D and 3D silk structures. Xu developed cybernetic devices based on both biological and computer-controlled logic to understand how far the behaviour of insects can serve as a foundation for technological design.

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Watery Ecologies. Artistic Research

  1. Kat Austen | Mary Maggic | Fara Peluso
20 January - 17 March 2019

The exhibition presents art projects on water, life and chemical disruption. Based on research in biology, chemistry and ethnography with distinct and radical DIY methods, they explore the threat of human impact on both the environment and our own bodies.

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Strange Encounters with Vegetal Others

  1. Špela Petrič
22 September - 25 November 2018

The epistemological approaches of hybrid art and biochemistry inform the work of artist Špela Petrič with the Plant Kingdom as part of a multi-species collaboration. She explores the ontologies, methodologies, ethics and practices of care involved in our relationship to the vegetal.

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Viscous Bodies

  1. Sarah Hermanutz | Alanna Lynch
24 March - 13 May 2018

Taking all things fluid as a starting point, the work of artists Sarah Hermanutz and Alanna Lynch covers themes such as amphibians, bodily borders, boundaries, marginalisation, materialism, seepage, sensory and wetlands through performance, installations, multimedia and living artworks.

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Nonhuman Agents

  1. Nonhuman Networks
  2. Heather Barnett | Saša Spačal, Mirjan Švagelj & Anil Podgornik
30 September - 26 November 2017

How does the world’s largest single celled creature function as a computer? Can we tap into the so-called ‘Internet of trees’? Performative works act as enablers for the audience to engage in non-linguistic forms of awareness and contact with several deceptively simple life forms.

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Nonhuman Subjectivities

  1. Under-Mine
  2. Alinta Krauth
26 February - 2 April 2017

The exhibition project investigates possibilities of communicating nonhuman perception through the interface of artistic practice and new technologies. By using time-based techniques artist Alinta Krauth considers potential narratives of animals under threat from climate change.

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Nonhuman Subjectivities

  1. Aural Aquatic Presence
  2. Robertina Šebjanič
3 September - 9 October 2016

The exhibition offers a dialogue of agency and sentience in one of the ‘simplest’ of multicellular creatures: the jellyfish related to a human made machine. Another project discusses sound in marine systems, as well as the effects of human intervention on aural aquatic systems.

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