At the limits of perception and cognition

Opening event: February 24 2017, 7pm – 10pm
Exhibition: February 25 – 26 2017, 12am – 6 pm”

Traditionally the arts (when not being strictly conceptual) function within the natural boundaries of human perception where its purpose is to tickle the human cognition. But what happens if we push those boundaries to the very limit or even beyond (human) perception and thus focusing on this threshold or transition between cognition, perception, sensation as well as the non-anthropocentric?
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Transmediale Vorspiel Event #6: Distillation

with Matthias Roth

24.02.2017 3-6pm

Distillation is a simple chemical process of separating the component substances from a liquid mixture by selective evaporation and condensation. The oldest described distillation equipment dates from about 5500 b.c. which was a pot with top on which sponges where mounted and just squeezed after boiling. Common uses of Distillation are extracting gasoline from petroleum and producing Ethanol. On this we will focus in this workshop.
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Transmediale Vorspiel Event #4 : The Body of Dough

A workshop with artist Kim Dotty Hachmann

18.02.2017
3-8pm

How does the dough grow? What does it need for it? Discovering the secrets of dough mixing and dough kneading. Together we want to acquire this knowledge, then try to see how the dough can become a body and how the body can become a dough. How can we transfer this principle to our bodies? Through the hands of others feel our own body. How can these two approaches become an artistic one, which is expressed in different forms such as sculpture, photography, film or performance. The workshop also serves the exchange of life recipes and mindfulness practice as a part of kitchen magic.
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Transmediale Vorspiel Event #3: Sun collaborations: A workshop introducing the cyanotype process

A workshop with artist Elizabeth McTernan.

17.02.2017 3-6pm

“Sun collaborations: A workshop introducing the cyanotype process” workshop on cyanotype which is a photographic printing process producing a cyan-blue print and can be performed on a variety of papers and textiles. While the photo chemicals are painted onto the print surface in a dark room, the print itself is made outside, under direct sunlight. The process uses two chemicals: ammonium iron (III) citrate and potassium ferricyanide, which are both safe to handle and easy to obtain.
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Transmediale Vorspiel Event #2 : Compressing Time

A workshop with artist Alice Morey

11.02.2017
3-6pm
Top Schillerpalais, Schillerpromenade 4, 12049 Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
Donation basis

“Compressing Time” is a workshop about the transformation of natural found materials using intense heat. A site specific and processed- based workshop collecting twigs and branches from the local area of Schillerkiez, to then slowly compress the material to make charcoal.
Trees grow over many years and shed their branches. By slowly adding heat to them they will tranform into another element.
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