art and science

event | Reading Club

PERMEABLE BODIES

  1. Reading Group UNBORN0x9
  2. Live-Performance (online) | Reading Group SURROGACY, with Anindita Majumdar
18 November 2023 (online)

Welcome to the LIVESTREAM of the reading group SURROGACY as fork-out project of UNBORN0x9 showing in the exhibition MATTER OF FLUX. Initiated by Shu Lea Cheang and Ewen Chardronnet 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.

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.

The workshop explores the use of “stickiness” as both a practice and discourse for resistance, messiness, and alien knowledging. 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.

event | Lecture, Talk

Permeable Bodies

  1. Performing the Sublime Sea of Co-Mattering
  2. Online-Talk | With Mary Maggic
22 November 2023 (online only)

Biohacking methodologies 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.

event | Lecture Performance

PERMEABLE BODIES

  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)

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 societies and beyond.

event | Workshop

PERMEABLE BODIES

  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 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. The question however, of why we still associate femininity with fertility leads directly to political issues also discussed in the workshop.

event | Workshop

PERMEABLE BODIES

  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.

event | Workshop

PERMEABLE BODIES

  1. Capturing Leakage: Body Flows and Material Investigations
  2. Workshop | With Karolina Żyniewicz and Charlotte Roschka
14 - 15 October 2023

The workshop 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.

event | Colloquium

IN-PROGRESS… | 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, scholars, curators or editors from the fields of art, science and the humanities, focusing on the work-in-progress.

event | Talk

ARTIFICIAL CONSCIOUSNESS

  1. Artist Talk
  2. With HyungJun Park
8 October 2023

In the framework of the exhibition ARTIFICIAL CONSCIOUSNESS. Exposing the Invisible: Data, Rendering and Code, the artist HyungJun Park and the co-curator Tuçe Erel talk about the exhibition. The conversation will take place on 8 October 2023 at 1 pm CET and will be live-streamed over Art Laboratory Berlin’s YouTube Channel.

event | Book Release Party, Talk

Exploring the Visual

  1. Zine Launch, Reading, and Curatorial Tour
  2. With Kristina Stallvik, Li Yang, Kennith Rosario, Lebogang Mokoena, and Hana Peoples | VENUE: alpha nova & galerie futura
28 September 2023

Welcome to a zine launch presenting the results of a research workshop, conceived by Kristina Stallvik (Alexander von Humboldt German chancellor fellow) and Li Yang (Alexander von Humboldt German chancellor fellow). The event will take place at alpha nova & galerie futura, Am Flutgraben 3, 12435 Berlin.

event | Workshop

Exposing the Invisible: Data, Rendering and Code

  1. Workshop | With HyungJun Park and Juha Lee
23 - 24 September 2023

In the framework of the exhibition “ARTIFICIAL CONSCIOUSNESS. Exposing the Invisible: Data, Rendering and Code”, the artist HyungJun Park and the co-curator Juha Lee lead one-to-one workshop sessions with participants who signed up for dedicated slots on 23 and 24 September 2023. If you would like to join with a friend, family member or partner, please mention this in the notes section.

event | Open Call

PERMEABLE BODIES

  1. Reading Group UNBORN0x9
  2. OPEN CALL | Reading Group SURROGACY, with Anindita Majumdar
Apply now (deadline 1 October)

OPEN CALL for the online reading group SURROGACY as fork-out project of UNBORN0x9 shown in the exhibition MATTER OF FLUX. Initiated by Shu Lea Cheang and Ewen Chardronnet 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.

event | Workshop

PERMEABLE BODIES

  1. Hydrofeminist Ecologies
  2. Workshop | With Sarah Hermanutz, Fara Peluso, India Mansour
16 September 2023

The art, design and science trio continue their ongoing collaborations along the Panke River. Flowing together formats of reading groups, meditative sensory experience, DIY and traditional methods of scientific inquiry, and discussions both affirmative and critical, this workshop invites fluid practices of connection and care between and beyond humans.

event | Colloquium

IN-PROGRESS… | COLLOQUIUM

  1. Research in Art, Science and Humanities
  2. With Helena Nikonole and Lucy Ojomoko
13 September 2023

The Colloquium addresses an international interdisciplinary research audience to present and discuss past, present or future projects by artists, scholars, curators or editors from the fields of art, science and the humanities, focusing on the work-in-progress.

event | Talk

PERMEABLE BODIES

  1. Arts of Vulnerability
  2. Artist Talk | With Margherita Pevere
24 August 2023

What does it mean to be vulnerable – and what may leaks tell us about bodies and environments in posthuman terms? Dr Margherita Pevere has addressed these questions through bioart and performance. In context of the current event series “Permeable Bodies” at Art Laboratory Berlin she will speak about her two concepts – ‘arts of vulnerability’ and ‘poetics of uncontainability’.