K(not) a Conversation is an installation exploring the concepts of artificial intelligence, creativity and labour. Inspired by ancient indigenous communication systems of Quipu knots, it instigates a communication and reflection process through the use of knots and AI systems.
This lecture is a live-streamed Zoom performance from an unvisitable installation. Seeking comfort, escape, and clarity the artist will use whatever tools are at her disposal to finally help axolotls to understand the Pathetic Sublime.
Nuño de la Serna present a series of film interviews that reflect a momentary snapshot in the life of Lacuna Lab and its members. These interviews take a record of the artworks presented by the members during Vorspiel along with their individual backgrounds, influences, and points of view.
POSTPONED - Nam June Paik is known for manipulating a TV set with a magnet. One might think that after we abandoned monitor tubes the combination of TV and magnetism is gone as well. But similar techniques are still possible today by manipulating the signal flow between our devices.
In this workshop you will learn the basics of Blender 2.8. You will be able to navigate fluently within the software, and understand the building blocks or creating a 3D project. We will focus on all the general tools that Blender has to create models, textures, materials lighting and rendering.
The exhibition 'A Vital Piece of Information – Fragments of a Greater Context' brings together two contemporary artistic positions from India and Pakistan, intersecting in their inquiry on information, technology, humans and time. Their specific topics of interest, methods, and perspectives are fundamentally different, yet they are united in their wish to reveal a hidden truth that is constituting our present.
Nayeli Vega will present part of her project which focuses on blending textiles, design and additive manufacturing inspired by an ancient writing system. Carolina Romano will be showing some part of the process of making the assets for the video game NAMAVE.
In this workshop you will learn about hypnosis as a tool for art experimentation and production. Artists across disciplines have explored this mind-state to produce original artworks. You will get an overview of what hypnosis is and Nahum will demystify the beliefs and stigmas around it. You will understand the basic differences in various trance states, the historical development of hypnosis, its different stages and the role of suggestion.
Two-day Intensive Calligraphy Workshop of Persian Nastaʿlīq Script. This class is tailored mostly for beginners but open as well as for those with previous experience who want to improve their handwriting skills. Hands-on sessions will be combined with on-site demonstrations, live feedback, short informal lectures and Q&A
The workshop »Algorithmic Botany Workshop« gives an overview on how to write programs that generate 3D forms of trees and flowers. It focuses on two topics, phyllotaxis and L-Systems; exploring these two topics, the participants will discover the simple and beautiful mathematics hidden in plants. The knowledge acquired in this workshop can be applied to design, illustration, 3D printing, 3D modelling & video games.
Lacuna Lab is entering its fourth year of existence and we would like to celebrate that! In a combined exhibition Lacuna Lab members will present their latest works, accompanied by drinks and music to celebrate Lacuna Lab’s third birthday!
This time we bring together a few friends to talk about community science, biohacking, methodologies and nomadic labs. A special topic for the evening will be SOIL and we hope to also hear a few words on some upcoming projects around soil ecology, urban gardening... If you like the kind of art or science that gets your hands dirty, then come along. Our plan is to keep the talks part short so there is plenty of time for chats.
Defining weather as information, the atmospheric processes as a new communication protocols, and genetic editing of the atmospheric microbiome as new information technology, this project investigates the way in which nature is appropriated by the institutions of property and ownership and how power is produced through the exercises of science and technology.
This workshop is all about how to make new instruments for music and visual art that have no knobs, buttons, sliders, or dials. How do you turn a series of hand gestures into a musical score, convert a dance sequence into a light show, or make an installation respond to people’s smiles? We will learn how to create these interactions and many others during the course of this workshop.
For #13 of the Retune Studio Visit series, we at Lacuna Lab are welcoming the creative tech community of Berlin into our home. There will be 14 very short presentations and 6 installations all over the place.
Is the art we make and culture we build simply an evocation of ancestral memories? What is the basal thread running through our creative inspirations... are they just entangled solutions ingrained biologically since before language? How have our experiences been changed by the technologies operating on symbolic representations of this world around us? All material suffers entropy but is all data lost with it?
An Inquiry into Artificial Stupidity explores our current state of willful ignorance in the post-fact era. In this state reality and fabrication blur into one another and sparkly treats provide welcome distractions. Visitors are invited to explore an elusive physical and digital snapshot of our ever-shifting collaborative activities across a range of tools and methods such as robotics, audio-visual performance, generative art and machine learning.
A crash course that will give you the main perspective and tools to make a competitive grant application. In this seminar you will be instructed step by step through the narrative structure of a grant application. You will learn formulating your project description and artist statement. Additionally, you will explore the ways of finding the suitable German and International application calls for your project/artwork.
For three days, Spektrum is overgrown by Lacuna Lab, a Berlin-centred collective of trans-disciplinary artists. For the collective's inaugural exhibition, spores of ideas waft across the canal from their studio on Paul-Lincke-Ufer, taking root as a multi-channel network of biology- and technology-based pieces. These objects and installations draw input from their surroundings in Spektrum, the audience, and one another, creating a playful environment of screens, textiles, lights, lasers, plants, water vapor, and interwoven generative sounds. Opening with a live-generated audio-visual-dance performance, this exhibition investigates collaboration, perception, growth and decay.