25 April | 19:30

LC Lab #17

Hands-on session of the LC Lab (Live Cinema Lab), a place for audio-visual experimentation. LC Lab is a community where audio and visual artists can meet, create and play new work together.

25 April | 19:30

SCS #36

The Sonic Code Sessions aim to provide a time and place for self directed and collaborative learning + experimentation. If you would like to free yourself from the limitations that come with traditional music software, this is for you! We occasionaly do jam sessions and plan group performances.

26 April | 19:30

Roundtable: Beauty #294

At this roundtable, four invited speakers will discuss the ambiguities surrounding beauty and the role it occupies in contemporary artistic practice. The audience is invited to participate.

27 April | 19:30

st vito - ciclos #295

Inspired by Goethe's theory of colours, "Ciclos" explores our archetypal perception of colours and shapes through light and movement. Our work associates different biological evolutionary states with corresponding emotionally charged, interactive colour-scapes. We aim to engage the audience in a kinaesthetic experience, where our spatial, sonic and movement choices are intuitively processed. Using the world’s first flexible, wearable touch screens; light patterns ripple through the dancers’ bodies, responding to their movements and interactions. Our stage performance shows a more streamlined side of our work through the use of synchronicity between music, light and movement. This is used to supplement the second part of our concept where live animations, music and dance work together to build a state of continuous improvised feedback.

28 April | 20:00

LAVENDER / ASERET #296

LAVENDER - Horizons Beneath the Surface 
Transforming field recordings into new sound objects and re-purposing them in the context of depth of field and spatial placement. A meditative performance using a minimal modular synthesizer setup and video projections.

ASERET - Escape to a new Space

30 April | 19:30

Thanos Chrysakis, Guido Henneböhl, Kris Limbach / The Liz #298

Thanos Chrysakis, Guido Henneböhl, Kris Limbach

A performance of spectral confluences and collisions disclosing intimate forces of and between aural and visual matter and imagery. From fluid, erratic and elusive movements to seemingly static ones. An outlet of aural and visual forces and values of intensity that blooms in sonic matter’s darkness and in the depths of projected light.

The Liz

The Liz is an improvising, multimedia powerhouse trio with Liz Kosack - synths, Korhan Liz Erel - electronics, and Liz Allbee - amplified brass.

02 May | 19:30

Artificial Creativity Meetup 17x01

Join us for an evening of informal conversations and presentations on the intersection of creativity and artificial intelligence. We are interested in the use of AI techniques (neural networks, genetic algorithms, Markov chains, natural language systems, etc.) applied in a creative way, be it stories, poems, paintings, musical compositions, drawings, Super Mario levels, cryptography, or anything else, and in tools for assisting human creativity. 

05 May | 18:00

Math Creations - Exhibition

The goal of the Math Creations contest for Art, Design and Mathematics is new creative ideas based on mathematical concepts and their realization. The contest consists of three Berlin staged events called Creative Input, Creative Output and Exhibition. At the third and final Berlin staged event “Exhibition” of the Math Creations project, the winner´s results from the Creative Output phase are presented and exhibited.

07 May | 20:00

Light Movement 21: Joseph Bernard

PRISMATIC MUSIC - JOSEPH BERNARD

This month it is a huge pleasure to present the films of visual artist Joseph Bernard. We are extremely lucky to have the opportunity to present this selection of films from "one of avant guard cinemas overlooked masters." The program, curated by Bernard himself, half of which is being shown publicly for the first time, will be a sensitive visual treat, and a journey into one filmmakers very personal, celebratory yet humble language.

09 May | 19:30

SCS #37

The Sonic Code Sessions aim to provide a time and place for self directed and collaborative learning + experimentation. If you would like to free yourself from the limitations that come with traditional music software, this is for you! We occasionaly do jam sessions and plan group performances.

17 May | 19:30

Sabine Vogel, Lan Cao, Gregor Seidl, Korhan Erel #304

Electronics player Korhan Erel will present two formations in this evening of free improvisation at Spektrum. The first one is a trio in the making with Lan Cao and Gregor Siedl. The second one is a brand new duo with flutist Sabine Vogel. Time permitting, there may be a tutti at the end.

18 May | 20:00

Queer Aging - Short Experimental Film #305

Curation by Coral Short and Ryan Backer

Highlighting those who are making the most out of the second half of their lives, this program confirms that growing older is what the luckiest amongst us get to do. Proving that anything is possible in our later years, including deep reflections on earlier years, sage wisdom for tomorrow and private sex parties in the moment. Let us celebrate the joy of living with these compassionately transgressive international films.

22 May | 19:30

Cryptoparty

Learn and teach how to use basic cryptography tools in a relaxed and respectful atmosphere.

No prior knowledge required: curiosity, wanting to learn, asking questions is all that's needed.

Bringing your laptop or smartphone would be useful. CryptoParties are always for free. 

Date: 08 June 2017 to 11 June 2017

Exhibition #11: Dark Habitats Dark Ecology

Deadline 1 May 2017 - Dark Society part IV

Human societies are based on the exploitation of resources. It has always been that way and there is no realistic way around. Within our generation it seems that humanity is reaching a point where the planet might be running out of essential resources that feed us all and let us live the life we used to have.

19 June | 19:30

Cryptoparty

Learn and teach how to use basic cryptography tools in a relaxed and respectful atmosphere.

No prior knowledge required: curiosity, wanting to learn, asking questions is all that's needed.

Bringing your laptop or smartphone would be useful. CryptoParties are always for free. 

Monthly program

SPEKTRUM co-organises a wide variety of media-focused events throughout the week, both guesting external collaboration as well as showcasing the work that has been realised in the communities running at our space, to open up the knowledge gained to a wider audience. Types of events include:

Live acts (audiovisual, sound art, dance, performance): During three weeks of every month we organise live acts - dance, audiovisual and sonic performances - where transdisciplinary approaches between hybrid genres and technological platforms such as programming, self-built instruments, body contortions, sensors and analogical artifacts are recombined in order to show original works.

Screenings: Our program includes nights for screenings of works from the fields of experimental video and documentaries, for which we offer an event room with a 5 meter high ceiling and a large screen (4m by 2.30m), especially well-suited for cinematic projections.

Solidarity: We are open to host events aimed at social causes. We are interested in working together with communities in areas such as health, body (dis)abilities, food/nutrition, open data, politics and urbanism.

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in organising events at SPEKTRUM, or check our latest Open call.