Sunday, December 23, 2012

Art Laboratory Berlin Awarded Prize for Project Spaces

We are pleased to announce that Art Laboratory Berlin is one of the winners of the first Prize for Art Project Spaces and Initiatives in the Field of Visual Arts awarded by the Berlin Senate Office of Cultural Affairs.

The award honours the commitment and work of those operating project spaces and initiatives. "The award serves" according to the Senate Office of Cultural Affairs, "to support them, to secure the existing diversity and to make the activities of art project spaces and initiatives in Berlin more visible."

The prize ceremony takes place on 27 February, 2013 under the auspices of State Secretary for Culture André Schmitz

A complete statement from Art Laboratory Berlin on the award can be found at:

Friday, December 21, 2012

Time and Technology at Mutamorphosis

Photos from the Time and Technology panel at Mutamorphosis. A Tribute to Uncertainty. 7 December 2012

Photos courtesy of CIANT

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Art Laboratory Berlin concludes the Time and Technology series with a panel at the conference:
Mutamorphosis. A Tribute to Uncertainty in Prague (6-8 December)

The Time and Technology series concludes with a panel at the

7 December 11.00-13.00
Time and Technology
Attractors: Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz

Gretta Louw  Controlling_Connectivity
Daniel Belasco Rogers & Sophia New Narrating Our Lines
Ellen Sebring Atmosphere: Disorientation in Visual Narrative as a Time Traveler’s Tool
Yasuhiro Sakamoto Sound Sculptures as Embodiment of Cross-modal Gesamtgestalt

Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz: Technological developments over the past 25 years have altered our lives. The computer, its graphic user interface (GUI), the internet, mobile telephones have revolutionized work, leisure and communication. How has this effected our sense of time? On one hand new technologies make communication cheaper and more efficient. On the other hand working hours have increased, and the line between work and leisure blurred. New genetics is altering the speed of evolution. Computers function in time spans incomprehensible to us. The market place demands more productivity in shorter periods; while medicine promises to expand our life span. How exactly are these technological advances influencing our sense(s) of time? How have technological changes over the last 25 years changed and influenced our perception of time, how we structure our time, plan our days, and live our lives? Do these changes alter our biology? What are the conflicts between different ‘types of time:’ biological, subjective, objective, social, etc.? What is the contemporary connection between time and space – actual space, virtual space vs. actual time and virtual time? Methodology: By combining scientific and scholarly papers (science and humanities) together with presentations by media artists – targeting the intersection & serendipitous overlapping momentum of ‘time & technology’ in our current society – , we are looking for(ward to) a sustainable synergy between theory and practice.

Mutamorphosis. A Tribute to Uncertainty is presented by CIANT