Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thank You 2017! Welcome 2018!

Dear friends, colleagues and visitors,
After a full and successful year of performances, talks, workshops and our recent international conference, we thank you for your interest and active exchange (both in person and virtually) with Art Laboratory Berlin.2017 started with a guest programme  at the year's beginning with SciArt Café  produced by BIOMOD and iGEM Team Berlin to the DIYBio NOW festival organised by Alessandro Volpato and BiotinkeringBerlin e.V. and the Mycelium Network Society with Shu Lea Cheang at transmediale. From February to April we exhibited the show  Nonhuman Subjectivities: Under-Mine with amazing new works by Alinta Krauth. In May we had the honour of working with Guy Ben-Ary in setting up two perfomances of the world's first Neural Synthesizer  cellF at HKW (as part of Technosphärenklänge, curated by CTM.)

In June our intense six month project, Nonhuman Agents in Arts and Culture, began with Gut Feelings , a performative lecture and workshop by Alanna Lynch, followed over the summer by Anatomy of an inter-connected system ,  by Margherita Pevere and  The forestal psyche   by Theresa Schubert.  In September we celebrated our second time as winners of the Prize for Berlin Project Spaces and Initiatives with a presentation of our summer programme, followed later in the month by  Swarm | Cell | City , a two-day workshop with Heather Barnett and plan b (Sophia New & Daniel Belasco Rogers). On 29 September we opened the exhibition Nonhuman Networks  with splendid works by Heather Barnett and by Saša Spacal, Mirjan Švagelj & Anil Podgornik to a huge enthusiastic crowd. In October we presented Sarah Hermanutz's  lecture  ill-at-ease seep . Finally during the last week of Nonhuman Networks  we held a three-day international interdisciplinary conference Nonhuman Agents in Art, Culture and Theory  with thirty speakers from the arts, sciences and humanities. We are still positively overwhelmed by the amazing talks, full engagement of the audience and the intense resonance this event created internationally.

We wish you all Happy Holidays and all the best for 2018!

As we have new amazing projects ahead at Art Laboratory Berlin, we kindly ask you to consider helping us. Please support our non-profit organisation Art Laboratory Berlin e.V. with a donation! Even small amounts can help us to realise new projects. If desired, we can issue a donation receipt (tax deductible in Germany).

Art Laboratory Berlin e.V.
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Thank you and kind regards,  Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz