peer to space’s director Tina Sauerlaender at VRHAM 2019

June 9, 2019, at 6 pm at Stockmeyerstrasse 43, Hamburg HafenCity, Oberhafenquartier, Germany

peer to space’s director Tina Sauerlaender moderates a panel with Gabrielle Roque (Director COCOTTE-MINUTE, winner of the international Residency VRHAM! 2019), Ulrich Schrauth (Artistic Director VRHAM! Virtual Reality & Arts Festival) and Julie Walsh (freelance curator for VR & AR, founder of Walsh Projects) on exhibiting VR Art in a physical space.


VRHAM! is an international Festival for Virtual Reality Art. Established in 2018, the festival opens its doors for the second time, from 7 to 15 June 2019, in Hamburg’s Oberhafenquartier. Under this year’s motto “DIS:SOLUTION” they present a large selection of Virtual Reality experiences and live performances by contemporary artists. 

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Artist Talk with THIS IS FAKE moderated by peer to space's curator Peggy Schoenegge


As part of the group exhibition UNSTABLE SETTINGS, peer to space’s curator Peggy Schoenegge will moderate an artist talk with the artist collective THIS IS FAKE. In addition to their new works, the focus will be on virtual reality as an artistic medium and social dynamics in the digital age.

Date: Friday May 5, 2019 at 4 - 6 pm

Venue: UNTERGESCHOSS14 of Halle14 at the Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Spinnereistraße 7, 04179 Leipzig

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Technobodies: Pecha Kucha Art Night 5 / Post-Digital

Pecha Kucha Art Night 5 //Post-Digital takes place as a part of the Technobodies event series:

CUBE, Virtual Gallery for Virtual Art, Architectural Design by Manuel Rossner, Courtesy of Roehrs & BoetschDate: May 23, 2019, 6 pm (doors open)

CUBE, Virtual Gallery for Virtual Art, Architectural Design by Manuel Rossner, Courtesy of Roehrs & BoetschDate: May 23, 2019, 6 pm (doors open)

Date: May 23, 2019, 6 pm (doors open)

Location: Grüner Salon, Volksbühne, Berlin

Tickets on Eventbrite // Event on Facebook

In the digital age, the digital is no longer only digital. Digital aesthetics entered real space long ago, and new technologies such as Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality are producing new art forms. Curating takes place on and offline, in exhibition spaces, websites or on social media. Art is now even sold over Instagram. Museums use digital tools to promote their exhibitions. Art and life are now increasingly intertwined outside of the museum and the White Cube.

The evening’s speakers will introduce their various subject areas and thereby will sketch an exciting picture of the post-digital art scene in Berlin. The talks will be given in English or German.


Antje Akkermann, Curator of Media, Ethnological Museum and Museum of Asian Art in the Humboldt Forum

Alma Alloro, Artist

Tilman Baumgärtel, Author, journalist, professor for Media Science, University of Applied Sciences, Mainz

Philip Hausmeier, Co-founder,

Janne Nora Kummer, Director, performer, multimedia artist, member of the artist collective virtuellestheater

Wolf Lieser, Director, DAM

Peggy Schoenegge, Board member,

Anika Meier, Art scholar, author, curator

Daniel Neugebauer, Head of Department of Communications and Cultural Education, HKW

Nina Roehrs, Director, Roehrs & Boetsch

Manuel Rossner, Artist and founder of Float Gallery

Sakrowski, Curator, and member of 21cc


Since 2015 the lecture series PECHA KUCHA ART NIGHT has been organized and moderated by Tina Sauerlaender (peer to space) and Yvonne Zindel (Performing Encounters).

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More information about the previous PECHA KUCHA ART NIGHTS.

Technobodies is curated by Yvonne Zindel, who explores the possibilities of the digital in art and design, cultural hacks, and digital forms of mediation in a research-based and artistic way. Since 2014 she has regularly been negotiating topics such as AI and hacking in her series Performing Encounters. The series addresses scenarios for the exchange and genesis of ideas at the interface of art and science, in the intimate yet public setting of the Grüner Salon. The interplay between data and our bodies will be explored. In doing so, the imaginary contradiction between analog and digital is reflected upon critically, and the informal exchange from the digital hub will be brought back to the analog salon—and vice versa.

peer to space’s curator Peggy Schoenegge at Hauptsache Frei – Festival of Performing Arts

Peggy Schoenegge will be part of the panel DISKURS #2: DIGITAL*ANALOG at this year’s Hauptsache Frei – Festival of Performing Arts on April 7th, 2019. Together with Alexandra Wolf, Friedrich Kirschner and Susanne Schuster she will be talking about the interrelation between the digital and the analog and its influence on the perception of art.


Talk on Virtual Reality & Art at LMU Munich by Tina Sauerlaender

Image.:  Scrubbing 1, Maquette , 2017 by Rachel Rossin (Postmasters Gallery)

Image.: Scrubbing 1, Maquette, 2017 by Rachel Rossin (Postmasters Gallery)

As a part of the lecture series on Digital Art History at the KHI (Department for Art History) of the LMU University Munich, Germany, peer to space’s director Tina Sauerlaender gives a talk on Immersion & Virtual Reality in Art and Art History (in German).

January 22, 2019, 7 pm, at Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Zentnerstr. 31, Raum 007 im EG

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peer to space at Kunst und Immersion – Herbstakademie Leipzig

The peer to space team participates in this year’s Herbstakademie at Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Germany, on the subject of Kunst und Immersion – Herbstakademie. Peggy Schoenegge will give a talk and Tina Sauerlaender will moderate a panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Martina Leeker, Peggy Schoenegge and Andreas Wolfsteiner on November 30, 2018.

This is Fake und Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig invite to a three-day academy with lectures, workshops and a panel discussion with various theorists* dealing with the potentials, problems, and limits of the perception phenomenon "immersion" in (digital) art and beyond.

HGB Leipzig - November 30 to December 2, 2018

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peer to space’s curator Peggy Schoenegge at Process Festival


Peggy Schoenegge will give a talk about her work as a curator with a focus on digital and new media art at this year’s Process Festival, Dortmund on October 6th. The topic of the festival is humans and machines. In keeping with the theme Peggy will especially concentrate on this relationship in her work. She will also bring two VR artworks by Martina Menegon and The Swan Collective, presented by Radiance VR.


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Kate Durbin's Unfriend Me Now!

SCREENING and ARTIST TALK with Kate Durbin, Los Angeles-based artist and writer.
Kate Durbin's new film Unfriend Me Now! is an exorcism of the rhetorical wars on Facebook over Donald Trump's election in the US. Using the figure of the clown and the white box of the Facebook timeline, Unfriend Me Now! explores the co-option of rage by corporate interests, and the ways we communicate our political views online in the 21st century. After the film screening, Kate Durbin will be in conversation with Berlin-based curator Tina Sauerlaender (peer to space)

August 20, 2018, 7.30 pm at OMO Artspace, Hertzbergstr. 14, 12055 Berlin

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peer to space at VRHAM!

peer to space’s director Tina Sauerlaender and curator Peggy Schoenegge are part of this year’s VRHAM! Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Tina is part of the jury as well as moderating the panel on VR and art VR here to talk! on Saturday, June 9th at 5 pm. Peggy will open the discourse program with a keynote What the f*** is VR on Thursday, June 7th 2018.

VRHAM! – Virtual Reality and Art Festival Hamburg 2018

June 7th to June 17th 2018

VRHAM! is Germany’s first artistic Virtual Reality festival. VRHAM! is presenting a large variety of outstanding international VR experiences in Hamburg’s Oberhafenquartier, unique in its form and sure to transcend the borders of traditional perception and experience of art.

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peer to space’s curator Peggy Schoenegge at A MAZE Festival

Peggy Schoenegge will be part of this year’s jury for the A MAZE AWARD together with Sarah Northway (CA), Robert Yang (US); Jack King-Spooner (UK), and Leena Kejriwal (IN) and participates in the panelDigital Exhibits and the 2nd Spring of Virtual Art Spaces“ moderated by Torsten Wiedemann on Friday, April 27th, 11 to 12 am.

A MAZE. 7th International Games and Playful Media Festival

April 25th to April 29th at Urban Spree, Revaler Straße 99 10245 Berlin

A MAZE. is an international festival focusing on the art and culture of games and playful media. It invites the general public to experience inspiring talks, workshops, music, and an exhibition.

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peer to space at DIGIFEST in Toronto

Install view: Li Alin, Enter Me Tonight, House of Electronic Arts Basel, 2017 / Photo by Franz Wamhof

Install view: Li Alin, Enter Me Tonight, House of Electronic Arts Basel, 2017 / Photo by Franz Wamhof

VR projects at Digifest:

H.E.A.R.T. by Erin Gee and Alex M. Lee
Enter Me Tonight by Li Alin

Presented by the Goethe-Institut Toronto
Curated by Tina Sauerländer (Berlin) and Erandy Vergara (Montreal)

At the invitation of the Goethe-Institut curators Tina Sauerländer and Erandy Vergara have selected VR works for this year’s Toronto Digifest, including two recent pieces by Berlin-based Canadian artist Li Alin and Montreal-based artist Erin Gee in collaboration with South Korean-born, US-based artist Alex M. Lee. The artists use humor and irony to engage in controversial topics: emotions in first-person shooter video games and war in the case of Gee, and a futuristic exploration on human reproduction in technology-oriented times in the case of Alin.

Further information here / Tina Sauerlaender on the Goethe Blog.


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January 31, 2018, 7.30 pm at Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin

Ein Abend. 12 Vorträge à 6 Minuten 40 Sekunden. Je 20 Bilder.

Moderiert von:
Yvonne Zindel (geb. Reiners) und Tina Sauerländer

Netzwerke sind in der Kunstwelt omnipräsent. Sie manifestieren sich in der Form von Kooperationen, Vereinen, Verbänden oder interaktiven, partizipativen sozialen Skulpturen, Salons sowie ihren Äquivalenten in der virtuellen Welt. Aber was bedeuten Netzwerke für KuratorInnen, KünstlerInnen, KunsthistorikerInnen und andere Akteure der Kunstszene eigentlich? In Kurzvorträgen im Pecha Kucha-Format beleuchten die SprecherInnen aus der (Berliner) Kunstszene die Bedeutung des Netzwerks als Plattform für Austausch, gegenseitige Stärkung und nicht zuletzt als eine (produktive) Metapher für menschliche Zusammenarbeit.

Die Veranstaltung wird organisiert von Performing Encounters und peer to space

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Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?*

This event is co-organized by peer to space's director Tina Sauerlaender who also founded the SALOON, a network for females working in the art scenes in Berlin, Paris and Vienna. This public event entitled Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? after an essay by LInda Nochlin (1971) introduces 8 SALOON members who will speak about females in art in short presentations.

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Critical Conversation on Virtual Reality in Canada

Critical Approaches to Virtual Reality: A Conversation about the Present, Past and Future of VR

Presenters: Tina Sauerländer, Erandy Vergara, Paloma Dawkins, Tali Goldstein and Ruben Farrus (Casa Rara)

May 24th, 5pm to 7pm

Milieux Institute at Concordia University

Recent art projects and discussions about VR seem mostly awestruck by the possibilities of the technologies themselves. However, there are critical and historical perspectives that we must address in order to investigate issues of aesthetics, politics, and the conceptual aspects of VR artworks and games. This conversation will include questions such as: How can artists and collectives working with Virtual Reality today challenge mainstream uses of this technology? What can we learn from the pioneers of VR and the criticism that media theorists asked regarding early celebratory discourses? Where are we in regards to issues of embodiment/disembodiment? What about feminist and postcolonial critiques of VR?

Studio XX sincerely thanks the Goethe-Institut and the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University for their support as partners of this event.

Image: Exhibition view THE UNFRAMED WORLD at HeK Basel, artwork: Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, 2016 (Installation view, VR experience) / Photo by Franz Wamhof


Lecture by peer to space's director Tina Sauerländer
Since the launch of HTC ViveOculus Rift or Google Cardboard, Virtual Reality (VR) is widely used in artistic practice. Not only artists working with the digital deal with the new medium, also many artists from other fields e.g. performance of sculpting discover VR as a medium to extend and enhance their artistic ideas. The lecture will include current developments in artistic VR experiences and the history of VR art.
May 9th, 2017, 12.30 pm, Event page
re:publica, Berlin

Lecture by Tina Sauerländer on YouTube

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peer to space at YAMI-ICHI at HeK Basel

At the internet black market (flea market) YAMI-ICHI peer to space presents manufactured goods
by the Berlin-based artists:
Li Alin, Katharina Arndt, Alma Alloro, Jonas Blume, Ornella Fieres and Tanja Selzer
April 22nd, 2017, 2 - 4.30 pm
HeK - House of Electronic Arts Basel
, Switzerland
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TALK: Virtual Reality in Art

With Philip Hausmeier, Tina Sauerländer, Sven Slazenger, and Dr. Ursula Ströbele

Virtual Reality technologies are almost omnipresent, but what does this mean for art? Are those technologies capable of expanding our visions of art and design? Can Virtual Reality bring together the digital and physically-spatial experiences? 

April 12th, 2017, 7 pm
Eigen + Art Lab, Berlin
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Image: Eigen and Art Lab

PECHA KUCHA ART NIGHT: Art in the Age of Earthquakes ?!

For the 3rd time, peer to space and Performing Encounters organize the PECHA KUCHA ART NIGHT that will take place at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin on November 6, 2016, at 4 pm.  


Die Euphorie über die Möglichkeiten des Internet und der Share Economy hat sich in eine allgemeine Skepsis verwandelt. Haben Erschütterungen wie die Enthüllungen Edward Snowdens auch der Aufbruchstimmung in der Kunstwelt zugesetzt? Oder haben deren Akteure das Potential des Internets noch gar nicht erkannt? Wie gehen sie mit der analog-digitalen Hybridität um? Wie kreieren und kommunizieren sie Kunst im virtuellen Zeitalter? Was sind Chancen und Risiken für Künstler, Galeristen oder Museen? Welche Bilder sind heute wichtig und wie funktionieren sie? Was bedeutet der digitale Wandel für die Kunst – und im Besonderen für das Bild?


Katharina Lee Chichester, kuratorische Assistentin, +ultra. gestaltung schafft wissen
A.R. practice / Agnieszka Roguski und Ann Richter, Ausstellungskollektiv
Michael Haas, Sonice Development
Thomas Heidtmann, Künstler und Kurator, Lacuna Lab
Paul Wiersbinski, Künstler
Anja Henckel, Kuratorin, Import Projects
Carina Lueschen, Künstlerin

Ute Marxreiter, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin für Bildung und Vermittlung im Ethnologischen Museum und Museum für Asiatische Kunst
Sophia Gräfe, Medien- und Kulturwissenschaftlerin
Aram Bartholl, Künstler
Oliver Zauzig, Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, Koordinierungsstelle für Universitätssammlungen in Deutschland
Philip Hausmeier, VR-Künstler
Sarah Hermanutz, Künstlerin und Entwicklerin