Up until now planetariums have chiefly been places for science and education and only rarely locations for contemporary art. However, planetarium domes present the most extensive and impressive images of our time — so why not use them for new purposes? In its programme >The New Infinity< in co-production with the Planetarium Hamburg the Berliner Festspiele make a dome available to artists. By means of digital audio and visual technology they create new artistic full dome productions that allow us to experience a sense of what lies beyond our perception — infinity. The programme enters its second year with new works by Agnieszka Polska, Metahaven and Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez as well as live concerts by Dasha Rush and others. From 5—22 SEP Berliner Festspiele will once again move into the urban space and set up their Mobile Dome on Mariannenplatz in Kreuzberg.
As part of the Berlin Art Week, we will present the new full-dome work >Elektra< by Metahaven. Next to the presentation of their work, we will also host an artist talk with the duo on the 12 SEP in Studio 1 of Bethanien (free entrance), 8pm.
Further, we are happy to host the world premiere of the audio-visual concert >Aurora Cerebralis< by Dasha Rush as closing act of >The New Infinity< to Berlin Art Week on the 15 SEP.
5—10 SEP 2019
11—16 SEP 2019
Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez
17—22 SEP 2019