27 February | 19:30

MetaMatter #6

Monthly meetup of the MetaMatter community: a laboratory of research and practice focused on transformations of matter. During our sixth session we will have water perform its different states of matter. We will interact with it, and we will discuss aspects of its representation and application in the visual arts. If you could bring instruments that can be used to investigate water, such as microscopes or thermometers, please get in touch with us.

28 February | 18:00 - 22:00

MadeByUs LaserBuild

Thrills! Excitement! Open source machines for digital fabrication! That's right, it's another build session with MadeByUs. More details when we see where we're at with the build. One thing we can promise though... it will be exciting!

28 February | 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.

28 February | 19:30

SCS #33

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.

01 March | 20:00

Atonal Gender #3 Tarren Johnson / The Ghost of Helags

A Soundlandscape performance series / Curated by Danilo Andrés

Series of performances exploring the connection between the term „metagender“ and experimental sound through the participation of different body performers that share this common intersection in their own work, in research with voice or in the territory of soundlandscapes. 

02 March | 20:00

Kris Limbach - The Lost Color + Rieko Okuda & Hopek Quirin #272

The Lost Color is a investigative, experimental film, exploring by process oriented filming and improvisation in the fields of the Spanish mysticism. A moon like landscape as a neutral / displaced setting for the action becomes an experimentation field for desire, love, politics and surreal rites. The Lost Color is shot mostly with available moonlight in the desert like wilderness close to Blanca (Murcia) in the south of Spain. Partly improvised and partly scripted the actors and crew performs with the freedom of chance and coincidence. An archaic, Val de Omaresque film.

04 March | 19:00

Risovannyj Zvuk: Graphical Sound in Soviet Russia and beyond #274

"Risovannyj Zvuk" is aimed to give an overview of the history of graphical sound in Soviet Russia and beyond with:
- An introduction lecture of Jan Thoben
- Screening of graphical sound examples
- Online live interview with Andrey Smirnov

As well as to show the modern interpretation of graphical sound with:
- Marcel Schwittlick's installation "Digital Motion / Composition #37"
- Premiere of "Elliptical sound collage" by Patrick K.-H. and AudeRrose (additional programming - Oleg Makarov)

The event is curated by Arina Koreniushkina

Part of the transmediale/CTM Vorspiel 2017 festival

05 March | 20:00

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (turn and face the strange) #275

CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES (turn and face the strange) 

The fifth installation of an ongoing series of video and film screenings presented by EVBG (http://evbg.org/). Featuring works by Claudia Bitran, Molly Hewitt, Rebecca Molloy, Ellen Nielsen, Molly Palmer, Pat Oleszko and Isabell Spengler, who explore possibilities and strategies of play and performance within video and film.

08 March | 20:00

Jealousy Party / LABEN & JD ZAZIE #276

Performance by Jealousy Party

LABEN / JD ZAZIE - BOWO a body without orgasm
Inspired by: A.Artaud, G. Deleuze, F. Guattari
“How do you make yourself a body without organs?”
Concept: LABEN Sound: JD Zazie
Performers: Alexandra Zoey, Challenge Gumbodete, Cristina Abati, Enrico L'Abbate, interaction with audience and guest performers
Costumes: Chiara A.Ciarelli

20 March | 19:30

Smell Lab #18

The Smell Lab is a monthly meeting space open for everybody who is interested in experimenting around the sense of smell.

Newcomers are welcome to join.

21 March | 19:30

movLab #13

Community meeting of the movLab - a place for researching ways to digitize motion and the human body and to make the data accessible for further use in VR, gaming, stage performance or art. 

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.