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    TRANSMEDIALE + CTM VORSPIEL 2017 OPENING

    Fri 20.01 18:00 // OPENING // STUDIO
    TRANSMEDIALE + CTM VORSPIEL 2017 OPENING

    Am 20. Januar 2017 um 18 Uhr eröffnet das zu transmediale und CTM Festival hinleitende Vorspiel im ACUD MACHT NEU. Mit dem durch das Ganzjahresprogramm transmediale/resource koordinierte Vorfestivalprogramm führen transmediale und CTM auch 2017 das Vorhaben fort, das Netzwerk aus Berliner Organisationen, Galerien, unabhängigen Projekträumen und Veranstaltungsorten aus dem Bereich der digitalen Kunst und Kultur sowie der experimentellen Musik und Klangkunst zu stärken und weiter auszubauen. Die 6. Ausgabe des Vorspiels umfasst mehr als 50 Orte und läuft vom 20. Januar bis zum 5. März 2017.
     
    Vorspiel 2017 continues with daily events until 5.3.2017. Please find the full program here!
     
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    Performances, Concerts and Music
    NON-CONFERENCE by Simone Bertugno (Peninsula e.V.)
    Fågelle (UNI.K Studio – UdK Berlin / Spektral-Raumohr Soundart Gallery)
    The Squint by Boris Hegenbart and Jan Thoben ( Zwitschermaschine)
    LC Lab (SPEKTRUM | art science community)
    Air Slaves (Collegium Hungaricum)
    Slumber Party by Rachel Uwa (School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe)
    DJ Set by Giovanni Civitenga (S K Y A P N E A)
    DJ Set by Gigsta (Cashmere Radio)
    DJ Set by Elissa Suckdog (Cashmere Radio)
     
    Installations and Screenings
    Hypernatural Sounds at SomoS
    Kuyu (The Pit) by Ali M. Demirel (Apartment Project)
    Concave Thoughts by Yves Netzhammer (Espace Diaphanes)
    Kitchenlab (TOP eV / >top Schillerpalais)
    Router Gallery by Curating Youtube (Panke Gallery)
    Air Slaves (Collegium Hungaricum)
    Slumber Party by Rachel Uwa (School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe)
    Labor Neunzehn
    Villem Flusser Archive
     
    Interview Stafetto with over 20 Project Spaces
     
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    VORSPIEL 2017 AT ACUD
    DO 26.1 // ACUD STUDIO // OPEN SEMINAR // THE STRUCTURE EXPERIMENT // More Info
    DO 16.2 // ACUD STUDIO // OPEN WORKSHOP // BACK TO BIO 02: VITAL INVASION // More Info
    DO 23.2 // ACUD STUDIO // EXHIBITION // SCHOOL OF MACHINES, MAKING & MAKE BELIEVE // More Info
     
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    FR 20.1 // 18H // FREE
    ACUD CLUB+STUDIO+GALLERY // OPENING
    VORSPIEL 2017
    the start of the pre-festival of transmediale and ctm festival
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    SUCCESS: ZULI // ABYSS X // CERA KHIN

    Sat 21.01 22:00 // CLUB NIGHT // CLUB
    SUCCESS: ZULI // ABYSS X // CERA KHIN

    Following a two-week artist residency at ACUD, Cairo’s ZULI (who released “Bionic Ahmed” on Lee Gamble’s UIQ label last year to great acclaim) will present a set specifically for this night. The night is rounded out by Greek-born ABYSS X, who released “Mouthed” on Halcyon Veil in 2016 and Berlin-via-Tunisia DJ Cera Khin who is a Noods Radio resident and has made great mixes for Berceuse Heroique and Cashmere Radio.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    ZULI [UIQ/VENT, EG, live]
    ABYSS X [HALCYON VEIL/INFINITE MACHINE, GR]
    CERA KHIN [NOODS, TN/DE]
     
    Presented by ACUD MACHT NEU
     
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    ABOUT
     
    ZULI
    Cairo-based ZULI debuted on Lee Gamble’s UIQ label with the Bionic Ahmed EP to resounding acclaim from JUNO, Fact, and The Vinyl Factory in early 2016. In Cairo he’s a key player in the KiK (Kairo is Koming) group and one of the heads behind the city’s pivotal collective, VENT, as documented by Resident Advisor, where he’s founded a beacon for Egyptian electronic music.
     
    With DJ support by Demdike Stare and Kode9 on Radio 1, ZULI’s debut 12″ covers a unique electronic perspective taking cues from classic UK rufige and Æ’s computer music as well as hip hop. You can hear those disparate junctures in his wicked takeover for Lee Gamble’s NTS show, his JunoPlus podcast, his own monthly NTS show and soon enough on his upcoming 12″s on UIQ and VENT’s label (launching 2017).
     

     
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    ABYSS X
    2016 found Evangelia VS, the Cretan-born, New York-based artist who produces and performs as Abyss X with two releases: the highly esoteric EP ‘Mouthed’ on Rabit’s imprint Halcyon Veil and the riotous mini album ‘Nüshu’ via prestigious club label Infinite Machine. Her DJ sets just like her live sets fully accommodate their punk nature with a raging blend of different genres and flavors. // Soundcloud
     

     
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    CERA KHIN
    … is a selectress from Berlin via Tunisia who doesn’t follow trends or rules. Bored of mindless club attitude and inspired by all kinds of crucial rhythms, soundsystem culture, eastern sounds, ambient bangers and rave music.
     

     
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    What is SUCCESS? SUCCESS is a series of live music and DJ events showcasing new local talent and established international artists. Curated by Acud Macht Neu, as well as invited guest curators.
     
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    SA 21.1 // 22H
    ACUD CLUB // CLUB NIGHT
    acud macht neu presents
    SUCCESS:
    ZULI // ABYSS X // CERA KHIN
    egyptian producer’s post-residency performance, plus halcyon veil’s abyss x
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    BACK TO BIO 01: LET IT GLOW

    Tue 24.01 16:00 // OPEN WORKSHOP // STUDIO
    BACK TO BIO 01: LET IT GLOW

    Living in a voluntary relationship with the sea animals, Photobacterium has developed a social sense directly connected to its bioluminescence. In this open workshop, everyone will influence the social life of Photobacterium in an attempt to make it glow.
     
    Practically, you will learn to culture the bacteria on agar plates and then grow it at home until it glows beautifully.
     
    Everyone is welcome to the workshop, please register on Facebook to help us organize it better. No prior knowledge is needed and all the materials are provided by us.
     
    16-18H Early workshop
    19-21H Late workshop
     
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    MIRELA ALISTAR
    … is a biohacker actively involved in biotech research. She is running Back to Bio as a workshop series meant to revive the connection between human kind and all the other kinds.
     
    Biohacking is world-wide initiative to bring the biological knowledge from inside laboratories to the people outside, through a series of workshops and artistic projects. Biohacking has been inspiring many people to develop new approaches to science, as well as to connect deeper to themselves and the organisms around.
     
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    DI 24.1 // 16H+19H // 5€
    ACUD STUDIO // OPEN WORKSHOP
    BACK TO BIO 01: LET IT GLOW
    nurturing the social life of photobacteria – organized by Mirela Alistar
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    THE STRUCTURE EXPERIMENT

    Thu 26.01 19:30 // OPEN SEMINAR // STUDIO
    THE STRUCTURE EXPERIMENT

    Occulto presents
    as part of transmediale+ctm vorspiel 2017
     
    THE STRUCTURE EXPERIMENT
     
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    CATERINA BARBIERI // Perfomative Talk
    ALICE CANNAVA // Talk and Film Screening
     
    More Info:
    http://experiment.occultomagazine.com/index.html
    http://www.occultomagazine.com/the-structure-experiment/
     
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    The third episode of The […] Experiment seminar is part of the CTM Vorspiel Program. The inspiring theme of the session is the search and exploration of the fundamental, formal structure of a language, medium or discipline occurring in different fields of knowledge. As usual in The […] Experiment series, the chosen topic is an occasion to present concrete examples and tell stories about them. The first story comes from the present: Caterina Barbieri will talk about how her music practice is inspired by themes of emerging machine intelligence, human desire of pattern detection and the generative power of music. These are also the concepts at the core of her latest work “Patterns of Consciousness” (2017, Important Records). The second story comes from the past: it is the Communication Theory developed by Claude E. Shannon in the late 40s. Alice Cannava will introduce some aspects of the theory with a narrative approach before screening Charles & Ray Eames’ “A Communication Primer”, a 1953 educational yet incredibly poetic film about the theory.
     
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    CATERINA BARBIERI
    … is an Italian composer now based in Berlin. Her work explores themes of machine intelligence and object oriented perception in sound through approaching music practice as an integrative cognitive feedback between humans and technology. After graduating at the Conservatory and the Faculty of Humanities in Bologna with projects focused on phenomenology of perception, philosophy of music and ethnomusicology, she has researched and produced music at the renowned EMS in Stockholm, where she has intensively composed for the Buchla 200 system. By means of synthesis, pattern based operations and subtractive counterpoint, her music draws severe geometries in time and space. A focus on minimalism in composition arises from a meditation on primary waveforms and exploration of the polyphonic and polyrhythmic potential of sequencers. Her work has been released on Important Records and performed in venues such as The Long Now, MaerzMusik and Atonal (DE), Norbergfestival (SE), Worm (NL), Angelica (IT), De Montfort University (UK), Manchester University (UK), EGH (IT). // Homepage
     
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    ALICE CANNAVA
    … is an Italian, Berlin based independent publisher/curator and freelance designer/coder. She studied Fine Arts in Milan and Vienna. Since 2009 she edits, design and publish Occulto, a magazine that explores natural and formal sciences and their history in connection to other fields and topics such as the visual arts, pseudoscience and history of religions. Since 2011 she’s curating in several Berlin venues a program of cultural events focused on experimental music research and audiovisual performances. She gave talks in venues and institutions such as Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice; Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, London; Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz; Halle 14, Leipzig. Since 2016 she’s studying at the Technical University of Berlin (MA History and Culture of Science and Technology). // Occulto
     
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    THE […] EXPERIMENT
    … is an intersdisciplinary open seminar presented by Occulto in Acud Studio, Berlin; its multiformat program — lectures, artist’s talks, performances, screenings, workshops, one-night exhibitions — brings together hard sciences, humanities and the arts.
     
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    VORSPIEL 2017 AT ACUD
    FR 20.1 // ACUD CLUB+STUDIO+GALLERY // OPENING // CTM + TRANSMEDIALE VORSPIEL 2017 // More Info
    DO 16.2 // ACUD STUDIO // OPEN WORKSHOP // BACK TO BIO 02: VITAL INVASION // More Info
    DO 23.2 // ACUD STUDIO // EXHIBITION // SCHOOL OF MACHINES, MAKING & MAKE BELIEVE // More Info
     
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    DO 26.1 // 19H30 // 5€
    ACUD STUDIO // TALK+PERFORMANCE
    occulto presents
    as part of transmediale and ctm vorspiel 2017
    THE STRUCTURE EXPERIMENT:
    CATERINA BARBIERI // ALICE CANNAVA

    explorations in music and maths
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    JAKOB KOLDING

    Fri 27.01 19:00 // EXHIBITION, OPENING // GALLERY
    JAKOB KOLDING

    Jakob Kolding
     
    Opening: 27. January 2017, 7-11pm
    Exhibition: 28. January – 26. February 2017
    Opening hours: Fri & Sat, 1-6pm
     
    To celebrate the opening of Jakob Kolding´s exhibition, ACUD club presents an after-party featuring DJ sets from Wolfgang Tillmans and Lars Erik Frank.
     
     
    Image: Jakob Kolding, We All Feel Better in the Dark, 2016, detail

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    BELONG ANYWHERE

    Sat 28.01 20:00 // OPENING // STUDIO
    BELONG ANYWHERE

    Am 28.01. eröffnen wir die Ausstellung BELONG ANYWHERE an zwei Orten in Berlin. Der zentrale Ausstellungsort ist eine AirBnB Wohnung, im Anschluss an die Eröffnung gibt es im ACUD Studio, dem zweiten Teil der Ausstellung, Musik und Drinks.
     
    Von der Wohnung zum ACUD Studio wird es einen Transfer mit Uber-Cars geben, die gleichzeitig der Ort für eine eigens dafür entstandene Arbeit sind. Die Location für den Ausstellungsteil in der Wohnung wird am Tag der Eröffnung via Mailinglist bekannt gegeben, hierzu bitten wir um RVSP an: belonganywhereex@gmail.com
     
    Die Ausstellung geht von AirBnBs Tagline “Belong anywhere” aus, dem Versprechen, überall auf der Welt zu Hause sein zu können. Berlin, Beirut, Beijing: AirBnB-Kunden bereisen diese Städte nicht mehr als Touristen, sondern erwerben das Erlebnis des temporären Dazugehörens zu einem Ort. Dabei stellt sich das anywhere zunehmend als imaginärer, translokaler und global homogenisierter Raum dar.
     
    Die Arbeiten der Ausstellung gehen der Frage nach dem Zusammenhang zwischen den ästhetischen Strategien des AirSpaces und den wohnungswirtschaftlichen Verdrängungseffekten der Sharing Economy nach. Aus unterschiedlichen künstlerischen Perspektiven sollen die Verflechtungen der Corporate Aesthetic der DIY Bourgeoisie mit der semantischen Sphäre des englischen Verbs to belong aufgezeigt werden, welche auch auf die Gewalt von Privateigentum und Klassifikation verweist: Dies gehört mir und nicht dir. Der gehört dorthin und nicht hierher. Die Ausstellung nähert sich den kodierten Attributen und den Funktionsweisen des sozialen, imaginären Raums an. Welcome Home.
     
    Eröffnung am 28.01. in der AirBnB Wohnung 18–21H, im ACUD Studio ab 20H. Im Anschluss legen im ACUD Marlene Stark und Elliver auf.
     
    Die Ausstellung ist am 29.01. von 12-18.00 Uhr in der AirBnB Wohnung geöffnet. Die Adresse der Wohnung schicken wir euch. Bitte Email an:
    belonganywhereex@gmail.com
     
    Mit Arbeiten von:
     
    Alexander Nowak
    Ana Tabatadze
    Anna Möller
    Benedikte Bjerre
    Brad Downey
    Daniel Neubacher
    Daniela Kneip Velescu
    Felix Kultau
    General Idea
    Jens Franke
    Jessica Mester
    Johannes Büttner
    Jörg Brinkmann
    Joscha Schell
    Katharina Marszewski
    KUNSTrePUBLIK
    Lars Karl Becker
    Life Sport
    Lilly Lulay
    Marina Pinsky
    Marlene Stark
    Neïl Beloufa
    Nina Hollensteiner
    Paul Barsch/Tilman Hornig
    Philipp Gufler
    Raphaela Vogel
    Schroeter und Berger
    Sebastian Mayer
    Stephan Janitzky
    Sung Tieu
    Thomas Hämén
    Zoë Claire Miller feat. Ina Wudkxxx
    Ari Sariannidis
    Lennart Schweder
     
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    SA 28.1 // 20H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // OPENING
    hate mag presents
    BELONG ANYWHERE
    zwischen ästhetischen strategien des airspaces und wohnungswirtschaftlichen verdrängungseffekten
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    APPLIED ARTS 03: JAPAN BLUES  // HERC E. RILLEN // VIGERA

    Sat 28.01 23:00 // CLUB NIGHT // CLUB
    APPLIED ARTS 03: JAPAN BLUES // HERC E. RILLEN // VIGERA

    Applied Arts focuses on the craftsmanship of DJs and record selectors by presenting extended sets of genre-bending dance music. Spanning from disco and funk to US house, from fusion jazz to Detroit techno and back, Applied Arts aims to reunite dance floors with moments of emotional euphoria and transcendental bliss. For the third edition we are very pleased to welcome NTS’s Japan Blues aka Howard Williams as well as Cashmere Radio resident Herc E. Rillen.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    JAPAN BLUES [Berceuse Heroique, NTS]
    HERC E. RILLEN [Kashual Plastik]
    VIGERA [Applied Arts]
     
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    ABOUT
     
    JAPAN BLUES
    Howard Williams aka Japan Blues is the founder of Ethbo Music and a long time Honest Jon’s affiliate. Those who have listened to his NTS Radio show of the same name will know that Williams is one of London’s most unique record collectors with an incredible collection of Japanese music ranging from traditional music to rock n’ roll to boogie and disco. Fresh of the release of his debut album in December 16 and off the launch of his new distribution „This Ain’t Distro“, Howard will join us for a set of Japanese grooves, playing anything from new wave, soul, disco and electronic: genuinely „Made in Japan“. // NTS
     

     
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    HERC E. RILLEN
    Founder of the boutique label Kashual Plastik and host of monthly show Plastik Üniverse on Cashmere Radio, Herc E. Rillen is an adventurous selector of underground gems, with a special feel for psychedelic atmospheres and damaged disco grooves.
     

     
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    VIGERA
    Vigera’s sets are characterized by a soulful and spiritual vibe, equally as comfortable spinning the tightest 90s house as the mellowest Jazz-funk and disco classics.
     

     
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    SA 28.1 // 23H
    ACUD CLUB // CLUB NIGHT
    APPLIED ARTS 03: JAPAN BLUES
    HERC E. RILLEN // VIGERA
    the berceuse heroique and NTS affiliate plays one of his special DJ-sets feat. various styles made in japan
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    SHARI VARI

    Thu 02.02 20:00 // CONCERT // CLUB
    SHARI VARI

    Shari Vari – The electronic based pop group founded by Helena Ratka and Sophia Kennedy – are about to release their first EP ‘Life Should Be a Holiday’ which contains 5 pieces of music that oscillate between songwriting and a more club based track character.
     
    SCHEDULE
     
    20H Doors
    21H Start
     
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    ABOUT
     
    Every piece on ‘Life Should Be a Holiday’ has a way of dealing with traditional forms of songwriting, breaking those rules and structures while combining psychedelic lyrics and chords with dark electronic sounds and weird, stubborn beats.
     
    You are going to have a teenage crush on a white cat on a roof, while drowning in a pool and who ever can write a song „while checking the phone“, needs to have at least one fan.
     
    Looking forward to plunge into the world of “Shari Vari”, so hit the booze and run (to the concert)!
     

     
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    DO 2.2 // 20H // 10€
    ACUD CLUB // RECORD RELEASE
    zart agency presents
    SHARI VARI
    the electronic based pop group release their first ep
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    SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO: COUTEAU LATEX // ES

    Sat 11.02 21:00 // CLUB NIGHT // CLUB
    SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO: COUTEAU LATEX // ES

    Who gave these assholes the key? They’d be Berlin’s least favorite radio DJs if anyone even knew they had a show and now they’ve crept downstairs from the studio into ACUD and are gonna start throwing nights?! GTFO.
     
    Featuring…
     
    COUTEAU LATEX [Geneva / Memphis – Goner Records, live]
    ES [London / Glasgow – La Vida Es Un Mus, live]
    MR AND MR POWER AND FRIENDS [DJ]
     
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    COUTEAU LATEX
    The sound of sunglasses, cigarettes and compulsive, quiet ambition. It’s Paris 1977 or Discogs 2017. You know her from The Staches and you know him from Useless Eaters and you are listening these links and you know you will come to the gig. It’s a Saturday night ffs.
     

     
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    ES
    Dystopian sisters throw out some distant de-stabilisers aimed right between the eyes of a world in disarray. Heartless vocals offer no comfort from disorienting synth lines… you’d lie down if you could but there’s that booming rhythm section shoving it all forward, keeping your toes tapping. You’re on your own and you like it.
     

     
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    DJ SETS FROM MR AND MR POWER AND FRIENDS
    Kitchen afterparty inspired sets of all sorts. Keep the long daddies comin, it’s gonna be a late one.
     

     
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    SA 11.2 // 20H
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    mr and mr power present
    SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
    COUTEAU LATEX // ES
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    BACK TO BIO 02: VITAL INVASION

    Thu 16.02 19:00 // OPEN WORKSHOP // STUDIO
    BACK TO BIO 02: VITAL INVASION

    as part of transmediale and ctm vorspiel 17
     
    BACK TO BIO 02: VITAL INVASION
     
    organized by MIRELA ALISTAR
     
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    Phages are micro-organisms that invaded the planet one million years ago, having one main goal: to make life simply better. In spite of being the largest population on Earth, phages are so silent that their presence is defined by the absence of bacteria.
     
    In this hands-on workshop, expect a face-to-face encounter: you will finally meet the phages using our DIY display technique. Practically, you will manipulate the interaction between phages and bacteria on a microfluidic device.
     
    The workshop is open for everyone, no prior knowledge, nor registration are required. All the materials are provided by us.
     
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    MIRELA ALISTAR
    … is a biohacker actively involved in biotech research. She is running Back to Bio as a workshop series meant to revive the connection between human kind and all the other kinds.
     
    Biohacking is world-wide initiative to bring the biological knowledge from inside laboratories to the people outside, through a series of workshops and artistic projects. Biohacking has been inspiring many people to develop new approaches to science, as well as to connect deeper to themselves and the organisms around.
     
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    VORSPIEL 2017 AT ACUD
    DO 20.1 // ACUD CLUB+STUDIO+GALLERY // OPENING // More Info
    DO 26.1 // ACUD STUDIO // OPEN SEMINAR // THE STRUCTURE EXPERIMENT // More Info
    DO 23.2 // ACUD STUDIO // EXHIBITION // SCHOOL OF MACHINES, MAKING & MAKE BELIEVE // More Info
     
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    DO 16.2 // 19H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // OPEN WORKSHOP
    as part of transmediale and ctm vorspiel 2017
    BACK TO BIO 02: VITAL INVASION
    living on a planet of phages – open workshop organized by mirela alistar
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