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An interactive exhibition of the HTW – University for Applied Sciences Berlin’s INKA research group in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity. Image Space Material« and the Media Theatre at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


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


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« illuminated 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.


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.