Thursday, October 22, 2015

London LASER talk with Christian de Lutz & Regine Rapp

LASER is a program of evening gathering which bring together eclectic guest speakers working at the intersections of art, science and technology.
The eleventh London LASER event hosts co-directors of Art Laboratory Berlin, Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz on the fluid boundaries between visual arts, biology and the humanities, and artist/scientist J.J. Hastings on the complexities of our relationship with our biomaterials.
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Special thanks to Mell Fisher for the photos!

Regne Rapp talking about the [macro]biologies & [micro]biologies series at Art Laboratory Berlin

Christian de Lutz talking about Brandon Ballengee's work from [macro]biologies II. organisms

Q&A after the talk


Friday, October 09, 2015

PUBLICATION: [macro]biologies & [micro]biologies. Art and the Biological Sublime in the 21st Century‏

Art Laboratory Berlin is happy to announce our new publication

[macro]biologies & [micro]biologies. 
Art and the Biological Sublime in the 21st Century. 
Edited by Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz, Berlin 2015 
With 96 Color Photographs!

This book provides a sustainable supplement to the [macro]biologies & [micro]biologies series which took place at Art Laboratory Berlin between 2013 and 2015. The whole programme consisted of four group shows, several seminars and talks on contemporary art and the life sciences. Four exhibitions – the biosphere, organisms, the bacterial sublime, and proteo – featured renowned international artists working across the borders between the arts and different fields of biology. Next to a theoretical reflection about the exhibited artists the publication also includes artist statements and documents a number of outstanding events from the series – workshops and seminars with artists, biologists, and scholars, discussing synthetic biology, speculative design, DIY Bio, and practical exercises in citizen science.

98 pages
96 color images

20 x 25 cm (closed)
Concept: Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz
Layout: Eva Jera Hanžek
Printed by Blurb

Softcover: 39 EUR
Hard Cover, Dusk Jacket: 48.90 EUR
Hard Cover, Image Wrap: 49.90 EUR
eBook: 7.99 EUR
PDF: 4.99 EUR

Authors & Contributions:
Regine Rapp & Christian de Lutz: Art and the Biological Sublime in the 21st Century, p. 8-52
Katya Gardea Browne: Rhythms of a Living World, p. 61
Richard Pell: The Center for PostNatural History, p. 62
Mathias Kessler: Nature and Us – Between Boundless Desires and Limited Compassion, p. 64
Alexandra Regan Toland: Mapping the Urban Grind Mill, p. 66
Suzanne Anker: Petri's Panoply, p. 69
Maja Smrekar: BioBASE – The Eco Utopian Agent, p. 71
Brandon Ballengée: The Cry of Silent Forms, p. 72
Anna Dumitriu: The Bacterial Sublime, p. 75
Joanna Hoffmann: πρωτεο / proteo, p. 76
Pinar Yoldas: Reflecting my Artistic Practice and Collaborating with Art Laboratory Berlin, p. 79-80
Denisa Kera: Biostrike as Soil Art: Biotech Guerrillas in the Post-Antibiotic Age, p. 83-88
Desiree Förster: Under the Surface, under the Skin. The Use of Synthetic Biology within the Artistic Practice of C-LAB, p. 93

The book can be ordered via, and

Order here (DE) 
Order here (US)