Community Dialogs

VIRAL CLOUD | Berlin Tokyo
A Network for Hybrid Arts and DIY Bio Cultures

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. These meetings are a forum for exchange of research, practice and solidarity in times of crises.

Meeting #13 | 9 February 2021, 1 pm CET/ 9 pm JST
Presentations by Hideo Iwasaki and Matthias Rillig

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.
Video forthcoming)

These events are part of the Vorspiel Programme of the CTM and transmediale 2021.

Meeting #9 | 25 November 2020
Presentation by Walter Waldman

Walter Waldman, a chemist who during 2020 was a Humboldt Foundation fellow and visiting researcher at the Rillig Group (Ecology of Plants) Institute of Biology, Free University Berlin, presented his research on microplastics and ideas for cooperation and research across disciplines.

List of Meetings

Meeting #1 | 4 April 2020

Presentations by Aiko Kanabe, Henry Tan

Meeting #2 | 9 April 2020
Presentation by Fara Peluso

Meeting #3 | 19 April 2020
Presentations by Alberta Leung, Alessandro Volpato

Meeting #4 | 29 April 2020
Presentations by Ai Hasegawa, IR Komine & Oyama Ryu, Shiho Hasegawa

Meeting #5 | 10 May 2020
Presentations by Pei Ying Lin, Yi Fei Chen

Meeting #6 | 20 May 2020
Presentations by Jo Kazuhiro, Nobuhiro Masuda, Juppo Yokokawa, Kyushi BioFood Lab

Meeting #7 | 25 October 2020
Presentations by Lyndsey Walsh, Georg Tremmel

Meeting #8 | 12 November 2020
Presentations by Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz, Hideo Iwasaki

Meeting #9 | 25 November 2020
Presentation by Walter Waldman

Meeting #10 | 8 December 2020
Presentation by Yukiko Shikata

Meeting #11 | 22 December 2020
Presentation by Heather Barnett

Meeting #12 | 17 January 2021

Presentations by Fara Peluso and Sachiko Hirosue
Video forthcoming)

... and more meetings to come in the next months

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