We are looking forward to collaborating with the London-based artist Heather Barnett on a two-day workshop on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September at Art Laboratory Berlin, Prinzenallee 34, 13359 Berlin.
The project invites the participants to view the city of Berlin by the nonhuman perspectives of the intelligent single-cell organism, the slime mould, Physarum polycephalum and GPS tracking.
After a day discovering and experimenting with living slime mould cultures under Heather’s expert guidance, on the second day, we will ask what it is to embody slime mould and how to adopt its techniques for spatial investigation onto the urban petri dish of Wedding.
We will develop our own ‘stigmergic’ rules (leaving traces in environment that affect the behaviour of others) as well as seeing whether we can all develop a sense of being one organism that explores its environment.
Dan and Sophia’s particular area of expertise with GPS will be used to track our excursions as slime mould across the urban space and after the workshop, animations of the group’s explorations will contribute to the final exhibition.
The workshop costs 20/15 EUR for both days which run from 1-5pm. Please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you weren’t able to be in Berlin this Summer for our workshop at the UdK and Hybrid Lab, you can read a report of how it went here, written by a participant, our intern and master latch hook rug maker, Robin Sydney Willscheidt.
Thanks to Mona Kuschel, we met Eva Koziol last week of Janus and Arachne here in Berlin to find out about jacquard loom weaving, leaving with a lot more knowledge about the process and some wonderful samples of her work like this portrait above. We are planning to encode our GPS data in fabric for a forthcoming exhibition curated by Gretta Louw at the Villa Merkel in Esslingen later this year. Thanks also to our current intern from Stanford University, Robin Sydney Willscheidt for accompanying us and taking some pictures. We call the visualisation we are working on a ‘birch forest visualisation’ and you can find out more about it here.
…is the name of the four-day workshop we will run as part of Studium Generale and the Berlin Summer University of the Arts at the UdK. Through discussions, excursions around the city and sessions of different practical exploratory thinking and doing, we will explore the application of ideas about what to do in a society that may change radically during our lifetimes and how it may look.
It will run Friday 23 until Monday 26 June between 10am-5pm at the HybridLab, Villa Bell, Marchstr. 8, 10587 Berlin
We are excited to present our latest new media work The Hidden Choreography of the Everyday in the cinema room (Schau-Raum) at the Museum für Neue Kunst in Freiburg as part of Depot Erbe, an exhibition and performance programme by Anne Kersting. The exhibition runs till 1st May and is open Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm.
We look forward to seeing you there and please forward to any interested parties.
We will be travelling to Munich to take part in the Sensitive Data conference at the Münchner Kammerspiele. We are on a panel with Florian Malzacher, Angela Richter and Martin Zeyn at 11am on Sunday 22 January called TRACE YOURSELF: THE SURVEILLANCE OF ART. Should be fun, hope to see some of you there.
We will be in Freiburg im Breisgau between 23 – 27 January beginning the handing out of GPSs to the public for our new project The Hidden Choreography of Everyday Life (German title: Die Verborgene Cheorgrafie des Alltags). For this Depot Erbe commission, culminating in March at the Museum für Neue Kunst, we are wondering; Are we really free to go where we want? Are our movements very predictable or do they surprise us? When we put them all together, what sort of a portrait do we make of our surroundings? Related to our previous works A Day in the Life – the Walkers of Birmingham and Crossing Paths, this time we will be making more of a cinematic, film outcome which will include other visual and sound material other than the GPS animation (thanks as always to Peter Vasil for his programming skills).
If you have friends, relatives and aquaintances in Freiburg who would be willing to have their daily journeys tracked for a day and see them become part of a film. We will be hanging round the foyer of Theater Freiburg when there are performances all that week or you can drop us an email to make an appointment. The GPSs can also be borrowed over the next month and we will return in February to interview participants.
Sophia will show her and Ruby’s video piece The Matter Between You and Me on 19 Decemeber from 6pm at Uferstudios, Studio 13 as part of an evening curated by Bettina Knaup. This evening in the series Ecologies of Practice is dedicated to joint intimacy with waste, inviting artists and a number of video works into a joint conversation, contemplating what can’t be discarded, ranging from plastics, to
placentas to food left overs. Also featuring Silke Bake, Alice Chauchat, Pepe Dayaw, Bettina Knaup, Sophia New, Siegmar Zacharias
The evening starts at 6pm and costs 5 € (incl. soup/snack)
Uferstr. 23, 13357 Berlin (OpenStreetMap)
We will give a performative artists’ talk on Thursday 24th November at 7pm as part of the Linear Momentum group exhibition at the Galerie im Körnerpark in Neukölln (Schierker Str. 8, 12051 Berlin), curated by Conny Becker
We will present our daily practice of recording everywhere we go with GPS and the outcome of this as trace and line. We will also perform an excerpt from Narrating Our Lines, in which we play an animation of journeys from previous years and try to remember the human events behind the abstracted traces. The animation was created for us as open source software by Peter Vasil.
Dan is performing the part of ‘Hetero’ in She She Pop’s production 50 Grades of Shame. He will be replacing Jean Chaize for the upcoming dates at the Mousonturm in Frankfurt (17-19 November) and Kampnagel in Hamburg (3, 4 December).