Thu 25 Feb 2021 19:00

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.

Fri 19 Feb 2021 17:00

A talk by the artist-designer Fara Peluso showing how art and design can be mediators between science and the public to build a collective memory.

Tue 16 Feb 2021 20:00

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.

Fri 29 Jan 2021 19:00

Paul Wiersbiski will investigate how the rituals of theatre can be used to portray the ritualism of spiritual machines. How do we use them to make predictions about an uncertain future?

Tue 26 Jan 2021 12:00

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.

Fri 15 Jan 2021 00:00

In the midst of the global pandemic caused by covid-19, Transmediale celebrates the Vorspiel 2021, and due to the lockdown conditions, Lacuna Lab proposes an entirely digital program.

Sun 1 Nov 2020 00:00

Lacuna Lab is transformed into a film set, in which we will develop and document a concert performance. We mix live elements with pre-produced recordings and visual impressions from Kreuzberg.

Fri 27 Mar 2020 11:00

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.

Fri 31 Jan 2020 18:00

Exhibition & Audiovisual Performance in the context of transmediale Vorspiel 2020

Thu 5 Dec 2019 19:00

VCB is a community meet-up for anyone interested or curious about video circuitry, synthesis, visual coding, DIY electronics and tools. With presentations from: VanTa, Manolo Gamboa Naon + Ilu Vatar.

Sat 16 Nov 2019 11:00

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.

Thu 14 Nov 2019 19:00

Fri 18 Oct 2019 19:00

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.

Fri 11 Oct 2019 19:00

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.

Thu 12 Sep 2019 19:00

Sun 14 Jul 2019 19:00

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.

Sat 18 May 2019 19:00

Mon 18 Mar 2019 18:30

A community meet-up for anyone interested in video circuitry, synthesis, visual coding, DIY electronics and tools. With presentations from Olivia Jack, Time Caldwell and Gilbert Sinnott.

Sat 16 Mar 2019 11:00

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

Thu 3 Jan 2019 19:30

For Transmediale's Vorspiel program 2019 Lacuna Lab present 3 audio-visual performances by RGGTRN, Autr / Nenad Popov, and Régis Lemberthe.

Sun 9 Dec 2018 12:00

Fri 28 Sep 2018 10:00

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.

Fri 3 Aug 2018 12:00

Fri 27 Jul 2018 11:00

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!

Sat 14 Apr 2018 11:00

This workshop is for people interested in computer graphics who want to use the power provided by the computer’s GPU processor to play with, improve and maybe glitch their visuals.

Fri 9 Mar 2018 19:30

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.

Sun 9 Jul 2017 18:30

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.

Sun 4 Jun 2017 13:00

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.

Wed 10 May 2017 19:00

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.

Sun 7 May 2017 18:30

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?

Fri 10 Mar 2017 19:00

Lacuna Lab is hosting an openFrameworks meetup on Friday the 10th of March.

Fri 10 Feb 2017 13:00

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.

Mon 16 Jan 2017 13:00

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.

Fri 22 Apr 2016 13:00

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.

Mon 14 Dec 2015 11:00

Tue 17 Nov 2015 20:00

Discussion round for cyborgs and interested parties.

Sat 17 Oct 2015 20:00

Discussion round for cyborgs and interested parties.

Sun 4 Oct 2015 20:00

A talk by Jan Claas van Treeck, PhD Humboldt Universität, Berlin

Mon 17 Aug 2015 20:00

It's summer, it's hot, we desperately need to cool down. So the appropriate topic of the evening is cryonics. A lecture by Torsten Nahm.

Tue 4 Aug 2015 20:00

Discussion round for cyborgs and interested parties.

Tue 7 Jul 2015 20:00

Discussion round for cyborgs and interested parties. Nelli Hergenröther introduces Ringly.

Sat 4 Jul 2015 20:00

Discussion round for cyborgs and interested parties.

Thu 18 Jun 2015 19:00

Philosophical discussion round on the subject of non-human subjectivities.

Wed 17 Jun 2015 20:00

Discussion round for cyborgs and interested parties.