30.09_09.10::Von Antennenwäldern und Wellenozeanen::Forests of antennas, oceans of waves

May to October 2022

Forests of antennas, oceans of waves is a series of events, which inquires effects of new media and communication technologies on urban space(s), our bodies and society, taking place in Berlin from May to October 2022, consisting of seven artistic interventions in urban space by artists and researchers including bureau d’études, Kate Donovan, Solarpunks, Sarah Grant & Danja Vasiliev, Nicholas Nova, Selena Savic and Teresa Dillon, a conference and sound performance in cooperation with the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin with Teresa Dillon, Ignacio Farías, Jennifer Gabrys, Susanna Hertrich, Gabriele Schliwa, Rahul Mukherjee und Nona Schulte-Römer • Sound-Installation »BIAS« by Mario de Vega.

A final exhibition and sound performance is happening in the project space Liebig12 with the artists Susanna Hertrich and Jonathon Keats from 30. September until 9. October including an artist talk at @Jugend(wiederstands)museum ::Galilaäkirche::Rigaerstr.9/10 on the 06.10 at 6pm.

The thematic starting point of the project is the artistic and theoretical examination of phenomena of electromagnetic waves, motivated by discussions around the new mobile phone generation “5G”, which is in the testing or expansion phase in Berlin and other German and international cities and is thus also discussed in the context of “smart city” technologies and initiatives.
Imperceptible changes brought about by the various generations of mobile communications and subsequent “smart city” technologies will be tangible and discussable in artistic terms: Physical, social, legal, (urban) political, biological and ecological aspects of the “Hertzian” space will be illuminated in workshops, interactive walks, lecture-performances, sound-performances, installative presentations as well as discussion formats.

The project is curated by Shintaro Miyazaki (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Birgit Schneider (University of Potsdam) & Daniela Silvestrin.

The series is funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds and realised in cooperation with the HU Berlin and the University of Potsdam.

The newsletter will provide regular information about the events in the series. You can register at http://antennenozeane.de/en/temp-landingpage-english-2/ & also follow on Facebook and Instagram @antennenozeane.