Jakob Kudsk Steensen


Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Berl-Berl (2021). Live simulation (still). Courtesy of the artist.

In conjunction with his LAS commissioned exhibition at Halle am Berghain, artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen takes over LAS Online to create an online experience of Berl-Berl.

The exhibition Berl-Berl and online experience BerlBerl.world starts with a swamp as its protagonist – its ecosystem, history and mythologies – and pays tribute to Berlin's origin as a wetland that formed over 10,000 years ago, and was drained in the 1700s. ‘Berl’, the ancient Slavic word for ‘swamp’, is thought to be the origin of ‘Berlin’ and gives the exhibition its name.

Berl-Berl is an immersive installation that transforms Berlin's Halle am Berghain into a virtual swamp. Visitors to the immersive world on BerlBerl.world experience what is on view at Halle am Berghain. What is unfolding in the exhibition at Halle am Berghain is live-streamed to BerlBerl.world. It is a real-time live simulation running in a game engine.

To explore Berl-Berl online, scroll the Triglav: a deity that represents the three dimensions of Slavic cosmology: heaven, earth, and the underworld.


Jakob Kudsk Steensen


Jakob Kudsk Steensen: Berl-Berl, 2021
Live simulation.
Sound composition and music by Matt McCorkle
Featuring music by Arca
© 2021 Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Commissioned by Light Art Space (LAS)

Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Creator and Artist

Elisabeth Kircher

Matt McCorkle
Sound Composer


Johannes Heldén

Errativ Animist Studio
3D Development and Technology Design

Wouter Weynants
Technical Manager

Todd Bryant
Tech Consultant

Andrea Familari
Installation Producer

Lugh O'Neill
Spatial Sound Design

Valentin Kraft
Point Cloud Animation


Jan Fischer, Founder and Co-Director
Dr Bettina Kames, Director
Kristina Leipold, Commercial Director
Amira Gad, Head of Programmes
Felix Thon, Head of Marketing and Communications
Selin Şahin, Communications Manager
Monika Kerkmann, Project Manager
Ruth Kißling, Curator
Liz Stumpf, Assistant Curator
Sophie Korschildgen, Curatorial Assistant
Tilman Hatje, Exhibition Manager
Flinder Zuyderhoff-Gray, Production Manager
Jasna Kohnert Stavenhagen, Office Manager
Cornelia Riebe and Maria Janus, Location Managers

International Magic

Adam Rodgers, Creative Director
Ben McKinnon, Creative Producer
Agnete Morell, Designer
Jack Wild, WebGL Developer
Niklas May, Developer