Exploring Sound Fields: Imaginary Workspace The Czech-German project and exhibition

May 5 – June 6, 2024
The opening and live performance: Thursday May 23, 2024 at 7 p.m. 

BHROX bauhaus reuse, central island (roundabout), Ernst-Reuter-Platz, Berlin (access is only possible via the Ernst-Reuter-Platz underground station, exit via the pedestrian tunnel towards the central island)


Imaginary Workspace is a new international project involving students from the UMPRUM in Prague and the Universität der Künste in Berlin (UdK). This transdisciplinary artistic project was created on the occasion of the "Czech Year of Music" and was preceded by a joint workshop and symposium. In addition to its results, other works will be presented at the BHROX Bauhaus Reuse in Berlin.

Exploring Sound Fields: Imaginary Workspace  The Czech-German project and exhibition

The Exploring Sound Fields project features selected students from the Studio of Design and Digital Technologies, the Department of Fine Arts at UMPRUM and the Department of Generative Art/Computer Art at the Institute of Time-Based Media at UdK Berlin. In April, a several-day intensive meeting took place in Prague, where participants presented their work to each other and then experimented with performance, sensors, sound generation and its transformation into visual forms. They addressed the questions of what we use music for (understood in the broadest possible sense), how we respond to it, where and in what form we encounter it. Together, they have created a platform where innovative artistic practices can be developed with analogue and digital media and at the same time realised. They focused not only on music and visual arts, but also more generally on the interplay between performativity and sound in the environment that surrounds us.

Subsequently, they split into groups and started working on several installations that will be on display at Exploring Sound Fields: Imaginary Workspace. The Department of Arts has made a contribution with the performance Imaginary Workspace, which will be on view on opening day, Thursday 23 May. Imaginary Workspace stages a speculative work process whose main motif is the mutual consensual manipulation of body weight in both horizontal and vertical directions.

The exhibition Exploring Sound Fields, created with the support of the Czech Centre Berlin, will offer a wide range of works dealing and experimenting with the interconnection of sound and image. It will captivate not only with works using the latest technologies and sophisticated technical processing, but also with performances leading to deeper reflection.


Projects and students:
Plug-in - Yaroslava Shylyk, Jáchym Kartous, Leon Eckard, Luis Küffner, Kuntay Seferoglu
Exposure - Jiawen Wang, Muyang Lyu, Shu Ching Chon, António Duarte, Tereza Válková, Luis Brunner
Momentaufnahmen - Jin Jing, Josephine Biggs, Tara Jenkins
Imaginary Workspace (performance) - Lucie Vrbíková, Jeongsoo Lim, Daniel Altera, Emma Kabešová, Mariana Bouřilová, Beata Kotrášová, Jonáš Richter

Pedagogical guidance: Jan Netušil a Jiří Hölzel (Studio of Design and Digital Technologies UMPRUM), Sláva Sobotovičová a Anna Witt (Studio with a visiting artist, UMPRUM); Alberto de Campo (UDK), Bruno Gola (UDK)
Collaboration: Natálie Portíková (programme lecturer), Peter Winter and Robert Huber (BHROX bauhaus reuse), Simona Binko (Czech Centre Berlín)
Grafika: Kryštof Novák


The exhibition is realised in the BHROX Bauhaus Reuse – an urban laboratory and transdisciplinary centre, founded by the project office zukunftsgeraeusche and funded by the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, in cooperation with UdK Berlin, the technical university TUB Berlin and many other partners.
The project Exploring Sound Fields - Imaginary Workspace is co-funded by the Czech-German Fund for the Future.
The project was created in cooperation with the Czech Centre Berlin.