08 June - 11 June | 18:00 - 23:00

Exhibition #11: Dark Habitats Dark Ecology

The exhibition Dark Habitats Dark Ecology challenges artists and audience to reflect on alternative ways to look into the state of home-sustainability and shows examples in which technology and science can reveal our human, specific way to impress upon the idea of nature an always beautiful but ecologically problematic sense of living. 

21 April - 23 April | 18:00 - 23:00

Exhibition #10: Dark Technology Dark Web

While smart is the keyword of the omni-connection through the internet of things and social media, dark is the state of our relation with the user-oriented technology that operates the data collection of our online choices and issues our privacy and self determination in the web.

The 3rd Exhibition for this section of Dark Society aims to gather works that unveil these technological dimensions while questioning the ability and necessity for users to stay anonymous, hide their tracks or obfuscate their surrounding systems of surveillance.

Curated by Alfredo Ciannameo

17 March - 19 March | 18:00 - 23:00

Exhibition #9: Dark Body Dark Identity

The contemporary interaction trough social media means to quantify the cultural desire of self in terms of user-clicks and offers, as condition of success, easy availability to pre-defined aesthetics. But, on the other side, dark entities and activities happen to contaminate bodies and perceptions, bending the limits of social norms while infesting the world with new social manifestations.

If latter monitors interacts by means of obscure algorithms and normalizing forces, dark-embodiments allows the rupture of the crystalline morals, bursting with tentacles and petrochemicals that comprise new ontological memories, expanding our conceive of the body as an open-architecture, redesigning situations where the urgency of physicality can be discussed through technology and science.

13 February - 19 February | 19:30 - 23:59

SPEKTRUM Community Showcase #2

Showcasing a year of community building at SPEKTRUM, featuring: 

Artgames // Berlin modular // CryptoParty // 
MadeByUs // movLab // Live Cinema Lab // 
MetaMatter // Smell Lab // Sonic Code Sessions // 
reConnect communities table // Spatial projections

Part of the transmediale/CTM Vorspiel 2017 festival

26 January - 29 January | 18:00 - 23:00

Dark Science Exhibition #8

The exhibition Dark Science presents artistic works that approach specific phenomena focusing on their physicality by means of the paradox underlying our human relation to them, in terms of states of absence, immateriality, evanescence and void. This pushes the boundaries of our imagination and reflects a constant need to sense and understand levels of the physical world in an observable and measurable matter. Traces and shadows of those transitory presences become the territory of exploration for artists with different approaches intent on presenting both the direct experience of the phenomena and the impact these elements produce indirectly in our culture and society.

18 November - 20 November | 18:00 - 23:00

Exhibition #7: Behavioural Machines

The exhibition 'Behavioural Machines' explores the way in which mathematical models that describe complex natural phenomena have been used to create new audiovisual works applied to domains such as light sculpture, robotics and abstract film. With works by: So Kanno, TeZ, Ran Ancor & Krisjanis Rijnieks

27 October - 30 October | 11:00 - 22:00

PornFilmFestival Berlin at Spektrum

The Pornfilmfestival Berlin is an alternative, independent film festival that focuses on sexuality, politics, feminism and gender issues, and is the only festival of its kind in Germany. This year some of the screenings, performances and lectures will take place in Spektrum.

25 July - 31 July | 14:00

reSense.mov festival / METABODY FORUM

reSense.MOV is a festival debating current questions of the intersections of motion, sensing, performance and technologies in art and sciences, curated by Byrke Lou and Marcello Lussana in collaboration with SPEKTRUM. The International Metabody Forum 2016 Berlin coordinated by Jaime del Val is part of the festival. Throughout the week there will be workshops and performances, with a conference taking place on the last day, Sunday 31 July.

Date: 23 June 2016 to 26 June 2016

Exhibition #6: States of Matter

The “States of Matter” exhibition seeks dimensions of meaning and beauty by unfolding nature’s innermost secrets. Visual concepts such as light, color, materiality and movement are reinvented through plasma physics, fluid dynamics, low temperature crystallisation, and experiments testing the chemical origins of life. The four classical states of matter are the subjects of the artworks selected for this exhibition, each redefining the interrelation between phenomenon and observer through the integration of a new artistic language within the context of a scientific experiment.

22 April - 24 April | 18:00

Exhibition #5: Lacuna Lab: Activation

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. 

26 February - 28 February | 18:00 - 22:00

Exhibition #4: PROCESS


Generative audiovisual media installation by Irina Spicaka and Krisjanis Rijnieks

Date: 19 January 2016 to 30 January 2016

SPEKTRUM Community showcase

Showcasing the first six months of community building at SPEKTRUM, featuring: 

  • Smell Lab
  • Sonic Code Session
  • Live Cinema Lab
  • ReConnect communities table

Part of the transmediale/CTM Vorspiel 2016 festival

20 December - 22 December | 15:00 - 22:00

Geek market

MACUMBISTA DerekHolzer /// MONOSHOP KasiaJustka SimonSchäfer /// GijsGieskes /// micro_research /// AlessandroGuerri /// AA..LL /// MarcelSchwittlick /// RachelUwa /// GiladBenNachum /// MANGTRONIX MichaelAng /// Philipp Artus /// VictoriaPawlik /// FelixKlee

Daily from 15:00 - 22:00

25 September - 27 September | 18:00 - 22:00

Exhibition #2: HUMAN ♥ ROBOT

Curated by Alfredo Ciannameo

Featuring projects by Aravinth Panchadcharam, Ingo Randolf, So Kanno and Thomas O'Reilly

15 August - 16 August | 18:00 - 23:59

Exhibition #1: Jayson Haebich

Installation: Vector Space III

Vector Space III is an interactive installation that uses planes of light projected through 3d space to heighten and augment the sense of depth and perception within a room.