Berlin Science Week
Retracing Berlin's Wetlands

9 November 2021, 7 - 8 pm CET
Berlin Science Week 2021, Live stream and on-site event at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Follow artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen and scientist Dr Kim Mortega into the (virtual) swamps of Berlin.

Artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen, scientist Dr Kim Mortega (MfN) and curator Emma Enderby in conversation on LAS' latest commission Berl-Berl at Halle am Berghain.

On the occasion of Berlin Science Week, LAS (Light Art Space) hosts a conversation between artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen and Dr Kim Mortega from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, moderated by guest curator Emma Enderby and introduced by Dr Bettina Kames, Director of LAS. They will discuss the LAS commission Berl-Berl which was on view at Halle am Berghain from July to September 2021. The talk will take place at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and will be live streamed on lightartspace.org.

Jakob Kudsk Steensen and ornithologist Dr Kim Mortega discuss the collaboration between LAS and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin on the artist's most recent project: Berl-Berl. Follow the speakers as they take you on a journey to the origins of Berlin, discuss what it takes to bring art and science together and how Sorbian mythologies can guide us through the wetlands of today. The audience will get a look behind the scenes of a collaboration that brings together art and science as well as an insight into the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin's vast collection through an artistic lense. The talk touches on Berlin's past as a swamp, highlights the importance of its remaining wetlands for the unique biodiversity of the city and tells the many stories connected to this intricate ecosystem.

Event Details

The event takes place during Berlin Science Week. Public talk via live stream and on-site at the Museum für Naturkunde (3G rule applies). This event is free of charge and will be held in English.

If you would like to attend the event on-site, please book your free spot with [email protected].

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Biography

Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Artist
Emma Enderby
Curator
Dr Kim Mortega
Scientist
Dr Bettina Kames
Director LAS
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