24 April | 18:00 - 22:00

Wir Brauchen Women VJs // VJ Women wanted! - part iii

This full VJ workshop, taught by A-li-ce, is an invitation to enter the live video field, giving you the theoretical and the technical tools to develop your own live visual project. Each session is divided into 3 parts : VJ theory, technical knowledge and your project's development. In the first hour , we will explore VJ backgrounds and influences from visual arts to cinema and music, focusing then on some topics such as the loop pattern, the dramaturgy of the performance and the performing body on stage. The second part of the workshop is dedicated to a full learning session of Resolume Avenue VJ software and to trainings in order to play live great visuals and to develop your live set. Each participant will be then invited to play live in LC Lab in Spektrum.

22 April - 24 April | 09:00 - 17:00

Counter Surveillance Workshop

As our dependence on networked technology deepens, so does the risk of that same technology being used to exploit us. This intensive 3-day workshop by Julian Oliver & Danja Vasiliev will guide participants through the tools, techniques and concepts necessary to protect themselves and those they care about from compromise by state actors, corporations and other predators in networked domains. Rather than simply installing privacy-focused software and trusting its efficacy, the Counter Surveillance Workshop prioritises a strong grounding in network topologies, threat-modeling and surveillance tactics toward the ends of a broadly applicable skill set.

15 April | 10:00 - 17:00

Processing, the next steps: Module I

  • Are you used to writing your own Processing sketches from scratch?
  • Do you want to create more complex projects based on Processing?

In this workshop you will learn how to use IDEs like Eclipse and IntelliJ Idea, how to create larger OOP projects with reusable code, how to use libraries like ToxicLibs and HeMesh to create 3D meshes, launch command line tools to manipulate images, sounds and video files, how to improve performance, use Shaders, create control panels, and more.

15 April - 16 April | 10:00 - 17:00

building PAPER BITS

Paper Bits is a small voltage controlled modular synthesizer system, created by Berlin based artist Wolfgang Spahn. Its simple design, accessible interface as well as low price offer a powerful sound tool dedicated to learning, experimenting and playing.

10 April | 19:00 - 22:00

Workshop Electro-acoustic sound art production for women PART II

This is the second and final part of the first workshop hold at Spektrum on 19 December - because many women asked to rerun PART II we will hold this workshop again offering a second chance to those unable to attend in January. In this workshop female participants will learn how to produce their own sound works, using their own recordings (recorded in the workshop), and further processing and presenting them using Ableton Live or free software (Audacity). The mentor will focus on Musique Concrète techniques mixed with electronic sound production. This electro-acoustic workshop uses Delia Derbyshire and John Cage’s works as intellectual and sonic reference points. 

01 April - 02 April | 10:00 - 17:00

Sensing Your Environment with Arduino

Collecting data for Interactive Installations

The gathering data from the environment is practiced more as a cross disciplinar activity for scientist and artists interested to develop new ways of mapping geographical territories. The use of open source tools and portable systems to gather data are at more at disposal to design programatic tools to read data, sense weather changes, capture information, and display analysis through sonic and visual representations.

27 March | 18:00 - 22:00

Wir Brauchen Women VJs // VJ Women wanted! - part II

This full VJ workshop, taught by A-li-ce, is an invitation to enter the live video field, giving you the theoretical and the technical tools to develop your own live visual project. Each session is divided into 3 parts : VJ theory, technical knowledge and your project's development. In the first hour , we will explore VJ backgrounds and influences from visual arts to cinema and music, focusing then on some topics such as the loop pattern, the dramaturgy of the performance and the performing body on stage. The second part of the workshop is dedicated to a full learning session of Resolume Avenue VJ software and to trainings in order to play live great visuals and to develop your live set. Each participant will be then invited to play live in LC Lab in Spektrum.

11 March | 12:00 - 17:00

Workshop Randomness & Machine Learning

This workshop given by Robert Lisek uses randomness and machine learning methods for creation of sound, visuals, performance, installation, interactive media, physical computing, and networking. This is practical course with the use of Supercollider, Pure data/Max Msp, Fluxus, Python, Lisp and hacking analogue devices for detection, creation and amplification of noise.

07 March | 19:00 - 22:30

Real-time applications of machine learning

This workshop by Gene Kogan will introduce machine learning tools which can be used in real-time applications like interactive installation and live performance. These new methods from computer vision and machine listening can be deployed to facilitate the parsing, visualization, and fast retrieval of relevant media, from images to sounds to text. The workshop will include a high-level introduction to the theory of these methods, and distribute open-source applications for use on your own media collections.

04 March - 05 March | 10:00 - 17:00

Workshop Inhibition (algorithmic sound synthesis) with Marinos Koutsomichalis

Are you interested in open-source software/harware, programming, single-board computers and electronics? Do you want to experiment with analogue amplifiers, filters, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data processing, algorithmic sound synthesis and paradigms of brain-computer coupling? Do you want to make your own ‘intelligent’ headset that will be capable of EEG (electroencephalography) and algorithmic synthesis of electronic music/sound? In the context of his new work Inhibition, Marinos Koutsomichalis present a hands-on production workshop, introducing the participants to open technologies, creative coding and hardware design, and guiding them into making their own individuated headsets. 

27 February | 18:00 - 22:00

Wir Brauchen Women VJs // VJ Women wanted! - part i

This full VJ workshop, taught by A-li-ce, is an invitation to enter the live video field, giving you the theoretical and the technical tools to develop your own live visual project. Each session is divided into 3 parts : VJ theory, technical knowledge and your project's development. In the first hour , we will explore VJ backgrounds and influences from visual arts to cinema and music, focusing then on some topics such as the loop pattern, the dramaturgy of the performance and the performing body on stage. The second part of the workshop is dedicated to a full learning session of Resolume Avenue VJ software and to trainings in order to play live great visuals and to develop your live set. Each participant will be then invited to play live in LC Lab in Spektrum.

11 February | 14:00 - 17:00

Workshop Plasma-Sonification

Plasma is the 4th classical state of Matter and manifests light according to the electromagnetic/electric field generating it. What if artists use fundamental conditions of this source to be played as an audiovisual instrument? The workshop will introduce the history of Visual Music behind screen based approaches and will offer a practical experience on using light and sound for a spatial and compositional works.

06 February - 10 February | 10:00 - 16:00

CC4AV Workshop: Advanced Live Visuals with Max/MSP

Creative coding is a powerful tool which allows one to create expressive and complicated structures for audio-visual artworks. During our 5-day long workshop (6-10 February) we will focus on learning the visual side of the MaxMSP framework.

05 February | 13:00 - 17:00

Workshop "Sound Happens in The Group! by Theremidi Orchestra

This workshop for DIY electronics for experimental sound art is part of a series of workshops initiated by Theremidi Orchestra based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, aimed at bringing together people from a wide range of fields to explore the beauty and the hums of DIY electronics and to create a social situation where communication is possible with non-verbal tools.

Participants may choose from 2 analogue electronic circuits, that have been developed and produced by Theremidi Orchestra: TouchTone and Super-in-Low.

04 February | 10:00 - 17:00

MadeByUs Workshop: 3D Modeling X 3D Printing

Why not start the New Year by learning new tools to incorporate into your practice? You will finish this workshop with an overview of how to combine 3D modeling for 3D printing. After taking information from the physical world, you will learn how to input it into Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, then print it out back into the physical. You will leave this workshop with a model that you have designed and printed yourself!

09 January | 19:00 - 22:00

Workshop Electro-acoustic sound art production for women PART II

This is the second and final part of the first workshop hold at Spektrum on 19 December. In this workshop female participants will learn how to produce their own sound works, using their own recordings (recorded in the workshop), and further processing and presenting them using Ableton Live or free software (Audacity). The mentor will focus on Musique Concrète techniques mixed with electronic sound production. This electro-acoustic workshop uses Delia Derbyshire and John Cage’s works as intellectual and sonic reference points. 

17 December - 19 December | 14:00 - 22:00

GEEK WORKSHOPS

17 Dec: Sound Machine - Polyphony Square Wave Oscillator by AA..LL

19 Dec:
Berlin Modular Session #4 The Random*Source Warmup

Electro-acoustic sound art production for women by Vero Mota

12 December - 16 December | 13:00 - 17:00

Workshop LABORATORY / FEDERICA DAURI & DANILO COLONNA [LVM]

The main focus of this 5-day workshop is the investigation of the body as a “multi-functional tool”. We will provide a series of performative tools to develop an internal awareness of the body and an external awareness in space, in connection with sound and with others. The aim is for the dancer to become more aware of his/her own body lightness, power, creativity and internal landscapes.

12 November - 13 November | 12:00 - 17:00

Workshop 'Tracking Forensics' - Joana Moll & Andrea Noni

This workshop seeks to critically reveal and analyze the complex network of agents that come together to configure the Internet, from submarine and underground cables to geopolitics, online tracking, surveillance and privacy. We will look into the forensics of the physical pathways of information, and will apply reverse tracking methods aimed at drawing a map of the many corporations that covertly access and commodify our data.