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Thursday & Friday: 2.30–6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.–2.30 p.m.

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Atrium and Media Theater of Humboldt-Universität’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Georgenstr. 47, 10117 Berlin


Many artists today no longer work solely with physical materials such as paint and paper or wood and stone—instead, artworks, like design processes and cultural productions, pass through various states of analog and digital materiality.

Augmented and mixed reality enable the combination of physical and programmed realities. In virtual reality, the result is usually an experience that hides the analog environment—how can we still speak of materiality in this context?

»Extended Reality – Code and Materiality in Art and Culture« illuminates various aspects of materiality through selected works from design, art, literature, music, performance and science that have been created in interdisciplinary engagement with extended reality technologies.


Current: Performing XR

As an accompanying offer of the exhibition, an additional date in connection with speed consultations for performing artists from the independent scene will be offered on 29.09. from 2–5 p.m.

The advisory service of the Performing Arts Programme Berlin (PAP) will be present on site for 25-minute advisory slots for initial questions on working in the independent scene as well as on production and distribution-related topics. Furthermore, it offers an overview of its advisory and qualification services, for example on digital strategies and events or on the implementation of spatial ideas in VRChat.

On the same day, the interview with reVerb and XR_Unites developer Christoph Holtmann on the performative mixed reality installation »Transient Exposure« will go online via Instagram.

Booking of a consultation slot + exhibition visit under this link!

More AURORA Artist & Developer Talks on the exhibition will also be published via Instagram.



Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the program »Strengthening the Potential for Innovation in Culture II« with the kind support of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

Curated by Dagmar Schürrer and Maja Stark, INKA research group, HTW Berlin.

With contributions by the INKA projects APOLLO, AURORA School for ARtists, AURA, and XR_Unites, Konzerthaus Berlin, Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity« and many more.

Works by Banz & Bowinkel, Olga Bedia Lang and Julia Laube, Maxime Le Calvé and Mareike Stoll with Dionysios Zamplaras, Sarah Müller, Theresa Reiwer, the artists’ collective reVerb and the Chitrasena Dance Company, Peter Sandhaus, Christina Sarli, Anke Schiemann, Dagmar Schürrer, Ariane Stamatescu, and Juliane Wünsche.