16 September 2017 | 14:00

Spektrum We Make It #4: VJ open lab, MadeByUs, SCS, Berlin Modular #360

  • Afternoon: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Evening: 20:00 - late
  • Entrance:
    VJ program & evening performances: 5-10 € suggested donation in support of our lab
    MadeByUs workshop: 15 - 20 € suggested donation in support of our lab

We present a day of workshops, lectures, presentations and performances from our communities to raise funds for the final work on the new makerlab at Spektrum. The makerlab will enhance the creative possibilities of the many Spektrum communities and enable them to start creating their own artworks for exhibiting. Come along, support and let us co-create our way to the future!

Afternoon program

Presented by MadeByUs community

14:00 - 16:00 Workshop: 3D printing (makerlab)
Why not learn a new tool to incorporate into your artistic practice? In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use the 3D printers at Spektrum’s Maker Lab, step by step.
No prior knowledge necessary.


  • The 3D model
  • Slicing
  • Printing
  • Post processing 

Presented by VJ Open Lab community

  • 14:00 – 15:00 : VJ Lecture : Opening the live visual field 
    This VJ Lecture is an invitation to enter the live video field, giving you the codes to understand the contemporary live visual field and presenting you the different technical tools to start. The lecture is taught by A-li-ce, who leads the VJ WOMEN Workshop at Spektrum since Spring 2017
  • 15:00 – 16:00 : VJ Open Lab Presentation 
    3 live sets of 10 minutes, followed by a discussion round with the audience to answer questions and give productive feedbacks to the visual artists. Live Performances by Jana Auer, Shukken Yuik, and Liudmila Kartoshkina.

VJ Open Lab offers the Berlin VJ Community a monthly meeting for inspiration, experimentation, and exchanging of ideas and knowledge in the live video field. Initiated by the VJ Women workshop group formed in Spektrum in Spring 2017, VJ Open Lab is a collaborative platform without hierarchy that values joint efforts, partnership, and initiative. VJ Open Lab is open to anyone interested in live visual arts and Vjing. Beginners and visitors are also welcome to join. https://www.facebook.com/VJOpenLab

Alice (FR / Berlin), works as a VJ and as a video artist since 2005. Graduated of art school and university with a Master 2 in video art theory, she performs in many audiovisual festivals (Mapping Festival (CH), Mira (ES), RoBOt Festival (IT), etc.). She also works as a video designer for theatre and teaches live video tools for 5 years in art universities and video institutions across Europe. http://a-li-ce.com 


Evening program

Presented by Sonic Code Sessions and Berlin Modular communities

  • Sonic Code Sessions - Fractal collages
    Among the myriad ways that sound intersects with numbers is fractal sequences. Chaos mathematics have been used for decades as a composition aid tool and they still hold their place in computer music. In this performance, fractal - produced rhythm events are combined with an ever - changing global sonic soundscape to create a world of temporary forms that dissolve into each other. 

    - Musician and software developer. Creator of LoAdKer, an iOS performance app that uses fractals as a means of producing music events and a member of SCS.

  • Performance by Berlin Modular
    Three members of the Spektrum community Berlin Modular have come together to create a one off drone orchestra for this special fundraising event to help the Spektrum we have to come know and love. They are Arthur Gibert (AtoV), Ashley M Puente (Perpetual Ash) and Paul (Cosmic Orbit 3030).

    AtoV (FR) Mad scientist by day and designer by night AtoV will be debuting his live project that bring his prototypes to the stage. https://www.facebook.com/atovmusic/
    Perpetual Ash (USA)  Ashley M Puente is a performer, improviser, and visual artist on eurorack modules and other lectronics who is interested in working with the intersection between rhythms and drones to create a landscape of sound with focus on the background and foreground of the whole picture. https://perpetualash.bandcamp.com/
    Cosmic Orbit 3030 http://co3030.space/