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Opening: STATE Studio Berlin, Field Experiments

Text by CLOT Magazine

On 27 October 2018, STATE opened its first participatory science and art gallery: STATE Studio Berlin, a new experimental, participatory and discursive gallery space in close vicinity to Berlin’s gallery mile Potsdamer Straße and directly opposite the Medienhaus of Berlin University of the Arts. STATE was founded in 2014 as an open science initiative where technology, research and innovation through artistic participation merged in two festivals and a pop-up studio in Los Angeles.

With STATE Studio Berlin, STATE goes a step further, and as curator Johanna Teresa Wallenborn says, the opening series exhibition Field Experiments … is thematically open. With this permanent exhibition series, we aim to venture an experiment on society by bringing tomorrow’s technologies into the here and now and invite our visitors to play, explore and critically reflect upon them. We would like to share this stance and intuition towards that future with you that so deeply moves and inspires us.

Genome editing, synthetic biology intelligent machines or bioeconomy are some of the topics explored in the  Field Experiments series. This series will be completed with an open and free art program that includes presentations, conferences, exhibitions, and talks about science and technology and how these disciplines inspire the arts and stimulate new societal debates.

The mixed media exhibition displays include Emilia Tikka, Marco Donnarumma, and Veronika Natter in tandem with the artistic research project Farming the Uncanny Valley (Natsai Audrey Chieza, Clemens Winkler, Paul Ferragut, Ann-Kristin Abel, Łukasz Stopczynski, and Martin Luge) explores the future of bioeconomics in the context of social acceptance using experience prototypes.

Field Experiments Vernissage and STATE Studio Opening open on 27 October 2018, and the workshop program going on along the vernissage includes the installations Meandering River and Ways of Seeing, film screening (Ex Nihilo and Loathing) and Styroworm, a future food degustation and philosophical recitation by Petja Ivanova.

(All photos courtesy of STATE Studio Berlin. Credit: Amuygdala, Marco Donnarumma)
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