At the start of 2019 I headed to Berlin on the Artists International Development Fund, a creative research trip funded by the British Council and Arts Council England. During my time in the city I collaborated with KD EJ aka Hugo Esquinca from oqko and researched the live audio-visual, art-science and music tech scenes. Kicking off with CTM/Transmediale festivals I met up with artists, organisations and curators to learn and exchange about the cultural practices and artist communities producing groundbreaking work at the intersection of art and technology. Meeting CTM Festival, School of Machines, Making and Make Believe, STATE Studio, KOMA Elektronic amongst others, I learned about AI, cybernetics and algae along the way as well as making connections and meeting friends old and new. Have a read below of my two blog posts. Part 1 focuses on music tech, DIY synth communities and the live AV, Part 2 uncovers the art-science scenes.
Berlin Bis Spater x