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The Sound Is Present

Miriam Hamann.Pendulum. 8-channel sound installation, 2013, Wood, speakers, audio amplifier, audio interface

Artist Talk

The Sound Is Present

Roxanne Nesbitt
& Miriam Hamann

18:30 @ GlogauAIR

Thanks to names such as John Cage, the before unperceived, irrelevant sounds of everyday life began to matter. They became entities, objects themselves, with a presence of their own, free from human control and subjectivity; purposeless, continuously changing, captured from the perpetual flow of the ever-changing world.

Up until the 20th century working with sound generally meant composing music; organized structures of sound, controlled and mediated by human subjectivity; finite and fixed entities written down on a score. However, thanks to an ontological shift on this matter, the concept of music and music itself started to be deconstructed. Inspired by the notions of 'being' and 'duration' (by Nietzsche and Bergson, respectively), and highly propelled by the development of sound recording and processing devices, sounds - not music - became the focal point of audible art pieces.

By becoming permeable to endless experiments using all sorts of infinitely new sounds, the sonic sphere is now richer. In The sound is present the two invited artists will share with us their own experiences with the sonic world, calling our attention to the rich ubiquitous, unseen presence of sound, that can be manipulated in order to create new meanings and relations. As John Cage once said: Music is permanent, only listening is intermittent.

Roxanne Nesbitt - Trained as an architect and orchestral musician, Roxanne Nesbitt works to combine several disciplines. Her research and practice explore the connections between sound, sight and motion, employing, spatial and sonic strategies to forge new relationships and reveal existing analogies. 

Miriam Hamann - Focusing on installations which deal with space, her work is the result of an investigation into the sculptural presence of everyday objects. In addition to the decontextualization and recontextualization of everyday objects the immaterial plays an important role as well. She uses sound and light as an immaterial 'fabric' that is uncoupled from its environment and original function to become a building block for the creation of new architectures and spatial perceptions.

Call for Curatorial Proposals

Towards the West. Curated by Paulina Olszewska. Exhibition with students from Academy of Art in Szczecin, Poland. GlogauAIR, Berlin 2014.

Open Call

Call for Curatorial Proposals

We want to host your idea!

GlogauAIR is looking for a fresh, innovative, edgy project! Every three months, during the Open Studios events, we additionally host a two-day guest exhibition in our Project Space. This time, we want to host your idea.

GlogauAIR is based on the premises of openness, experimentation and dialogue. Being a non-profit organization permanently running an international Artist-in-Residence program, we are deeply committed to and focused on innovation and artistic quality.

With the current call we aim to support creative minds while simultaneously actively contributing to a lively exchange and spreading of experimental ideas and practices throughout the city of Berlin.

What we offer for free:

- Project Space (150 sqm.)
- Technical support
- Technical equipment
- Promotion (Website, Newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, Flyers and Poster)
- Featuring in Open Studios catalog
- Catering

Exhibition Dates // September 22nd to 23rd (Open Studios September 2017)
Deadline for Proposal Submissions // April 1st, 2017
The selected project will be announced on // May 1st, 2017


- All sorts of artistic disciplines are accepted
- The curatorial project must include at least a minimum of three artists
- The current call is open to individual curators as well as to curatorial teams/organizations
- Curators and artists do not necessarily have to be Berlin-based

Required documentation:

- Title + Exhibition concept (max. 300 words in English)
- Artists' statement + link to artists’ webpage or portfolio
- List of selected works + Pictures or weblinks
- Technical requirements
- CV of the curator(s)/collective/organization

The information listed above must be sent to in only one single document (pdf, rar or zip) that should not exceed 20 MB.

The enclosed document should be named as follows: exhibitionTitle_monthandyearoftheexhibition.pdf

Example: title_september2017.pdf

In case you have any questions or in case you are having trouble with the submission, do not hesitate in contacting us.


Any eventual costs with extra materials and services aside from the original offer are entirely left to the curator’s responsibility.

In case the curator is planning on applying for funding, or has already obtained financial support for the project, it should be included as a note in the exhibition concept.

Some of the technical equipment featured on the list might also be used by GlogauAIR’s resident artists during the same Open Studios event. For this reason, the availability of all these items cannot be fully guaranteed.

The organization reserves the right to not select any of the proposals in case the jury considers that none of the submissions meets the necessary quality standards or requirements.



Live Model Drawing Sessions
Every Monday 19:00-21:00

19:00-21:00 @ GlogauAIR

GlogauAIR's Live model drawing sessions are back.
From 6th March on, GlogauAIR will host Glogauakt at the Project Space, live model drawing sessions open to everyone.

Fees: 5 €
Free for resident artists


Roxanne Nesbitt

Silent Bells

February 2017 @ GlogauAIR's showcase

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GlogauAIR Artists in Residence Program:


April 25th, 2017

For the residencies starting in October 2017

July 25th, 2017

For the residencies starting in January 2018



Digital Electronics for Musicians

Image: Alessandra Leone


Digital Electronics for Musicians

Alexandros Drymonitis

15.02.2017 - 19.02.2017
@ GlogauAIR

This workshop is based on the book Digital Electronics for Musicians written by the tutor. In this workshop participants will create their own interactive audio interfaces using the open source programming language Pure Data for the audio part, and the Arduino open source prototyping platform for the control interface.

After being introduced to both programming languages and basic electronic circuits, the participants will move on to realize their own ideas into a palpable interface, be it a set of sensors, a stompbox, or anything the participants want to create.
In order to be able to create stand-alone interfaces, participants will be introduced to Raspberry Pi embedded computer and the Linux operating system. These will be used in case the computer must be embedded into the device a participant will build during the workshop.

The workshop is split in two main parts. The first part consists of introductory sessions on the programming languages that will be used, as well as electronic circuits and basic use of the Linux operating system. This part will also focus on the communication between the Arduino and Pd, based on a set of Pd abstractions created by the tutor, which facilitate their communication to a great extent.
The second part will focus on building the interfaces of the participants. In this part all the soldering, drilling, parts mounting, and all the manual work will be done. The goal of this workshop is that every participant will leave with a finished project along with its enclosure.

Some interface examples taken from the book Digital Electronics for Musicians are the following:
An interactive bow for bowed string instruments
An interactive drum set
A DIY theremin
A looper
A clavier or patch-bay matrix (or other type) synthesizer

Workshop workflow:
DAY 1: Introduction to Pure Data, creation of simple audio software
DAY 2: Introduction to Arduino, creation of simple circuits and use of sensors | Connection of the Arduino with Pure Data for the creation of interactive audio software
DAY 3: Introduction to embedded computers and the Linux operating system | discussion with the participants on the projects to be developed during the workshop
DAY 4/5: Creation of individual projects, programming, creation of final circuits, creation of the final project device

Tuition language: English

Total duration of the workshop: 30 hours

Participants' fee:
Early bird (registration before 21st of January): 120€
Registration after the 21st of January: 150€


Tutor's Bio:
Alexandros Drymonitis is a musician, active in the field of experimental music and noise. He is an MMus graduate of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam where he studied the guitar and composition. His musical practice focuses on the texture of sound and noise, exploring the borders of control, with form as a main goal. His educational aim is to provide acquired knowledge on multimedia programming.

He has collaborated with various artists from different art disciplines, plus several ensembles, either interdisciplinary or music ensembles. He is currently a member of Medea Electronique and Self-Absorption, and a collaborator of the ARTéfacts Ensemble.
As a member of Medea Electronique, he is a main organizer of Electric Nights, a festival on live electronic music, based in Athens. He is also a founding member of Patching Circle Athens, a collective group of users of visual programming languages.

He has taught the guitar at the Music School of Amsterdam and Philippos Nakas Conservatory in Athens, and electronic music programming at Musical Praxis Conservatory in Athens. He is currently a freelancer in the field of electronic music and media programming, teaching several workshops in various venues and undertaking media programming in various events. He is the author of Digital Electronics for Musicians, published by Apress.


Meet the Artist

Elizabeth Laplace

MEET THE ARTIST is a series of short interviews given by GlogauAIR's resident artists. The aim is to provide the public with the opportunity of getting to know the artist behind the art as well as to get a glimpse of the creation process that can rarely be seen.

Meet the Artist: Elizabeth Laplace on Vimeo


Carlos Franco

Happy Days reference

January 2017 @ GlogauAIR's showcase

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Photo-Berlin 2016

Photo Asbjornrod / VII Masterclass 2014


Photo-Berlin 2016

VII Masterclass 2016-2017

19.12.2016 - 22.12.2016
@ GlogauAIR

The VII Masterclass is an educational initiative which aims to sustain participants in the making of  long term projects, laying the foundations for their photojournalistic identities. After the 2014/2015 Milan event, Berlin will play host to the upcoming VII Masterclass, which will take place over a period of seven months. Among the photographers who attended the very first VII Masterclass, some have obtained international recognition, such as Carolina Arantes (Prix Fondation Lagardère) and Nadege Mazars (Magnum Foundation Grant 2016).

During the VII Masterclass, participants will have direct access to six teaching Masters over three scheduled sessions of four days each. They will also be supported and monitored by a Master of their choice through a monthly Skype call, in order to evaluate progress and solve any potential issues.

Within each of the three Masterclass sessions, participants will benefit from the contribution of a number of guests hailing from the editorial, artistic and visual culture worlds. Diversity in the contributions offered is a distinctive feature of the Masterclass curriculum and reflects the commitment of VII Photo to further widen the horizons of photojournalism.

The photojournalism industry has deeply changed over the past 15 years and a different kind of training has become mandatory for the new generation of photographers, who are now required to increase their skills and expand their knowledge through interaction with disciplines culturally aligned with photography.

For this reason, some of the themes explored in the last VII Masterclass program were – amongst others – video art, crowd-funding, exhibition design, digital archiving and the concept of mental maps, which enable better and alternative work organization.

The VII Masterclass is open to all photographers, with no age limit or nationality restrictions. Classes will be taught in English. Participants will be selected by a jury after the submission of a 20-image portfolio and a text illustrating the project that they intend to develop following the year’s theme: The other.

The project

The theme of the second VII Masterclass, The Other focuses on a fundamental issue of contemporary society: The Other is what is different to us. The Other is not us, but it is also us.

The Other is an immigrant, if we are still living in our homeland, or a foreign native that we don’t understand, if we are the expatriated.

It is an ill person, when we are in good health, or someone privileged, when we are less fortunate. The Other is our most truthful mirror, even though we often think that this mirror is distorted.

As a consequence, photographers have a duty to reflect on encountering The Other, in order to instill a positive change in people’s mentality, through the stories they portray.

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First session // September 27 – 30, 2016
Finding your story and your own style

The first session of the second VII Masterclass will focus on the importance of finding a personal style and how to hit upon the right story to tell.

Two VII photographers will guide participants through this process, starting from the experience of one of the participants of the previous Masterclass.

A guest historian will illustrate the many stories that it’s possible to uncover in the city of Berlin, and a guest journalist will help participants to acquire and use the necessary skills that are needed to search through the news and develop a narrative.

To complete the picture, two internationally acclaimed photographers, who turned their quest for a personal and unique style into a professional career, will give a presentation of their most recent projects.

VII Photographers: Stefano De Luigi, Ashley Gilbertson

Second session // December 19 – 22, 2016
Editing your work

The second session of this Masterclass will help participants to enhance and refine their editing skills. Contributions by numerous photo-editors hailing from the publishing industry will offer participants a chance to interact with the professional world of news publishing, showing them that editing one’s work is just as essential to a photographer as the selection of reality when framing a subject or scene.

From a specialized magazine dedicated to photo essays and reportages (MARE), to Germany’s leading weekly newspaper supplement (Zeit Magazin), passing through a national newspapers, ending with a monthly magazine, this session is entirely centered on the selection process, a natural step after the identification of a story and a personal style (1st session).

VII Photographers: Jocelyn Bain Hogg, Maciek Nabrdalik


GlogauAIR Resident Artists

Videoart Festival

09 - 10 December 2016
@ GlogauAIR

Facebook event

Download catalog here

Download press release here

GlogauAIR Resident Artists

Clark Beaumont // Alexandre Félix // Carlos Franco // Britni Franklin //
Pratheek Irvathur // Jignesh Panchal // Maximilien Pyée // Ben Reilly //
Mireille Ripoll // Sam Hatfield & Fiona Skelton // Natalia Urnía // Jun Zhang

GlogauAIR is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin founded by the Spanish artist Chema Alvargonzález in 2006. It is a multidisciplinary platform of artistic exchange, cooperation and production that connects the local and the global art scene.
Here, artists from the most diverse contexts find a place to develop their projects in constant dialogue with the artistically dynamic city of Berlin, while integrated in a dynamic fruitful multicultural environment which potentiates knowledge, research and creativity.
In the Open Studios exhibition, happening every three months, the resident artists present projects they have been working on while residing in GlogauAIR. During this occasion, the public has the opportunity of exchanging ideas with the artists, visiting their working spaces as well as getting closer to their creation process and techniques.

Videoart Festival

Organized by Nati Grund, Ana Sanfrutos and Irene Cruz

Invited Artists
Joas Nebe // Irene Cruz & Juan Yuste // 451 Productions // Rubén González

- SELF(FISH) Opening Live Installation -
Sara Ferrer // Matthieu Ranc // Irene Cruz

Pop Up Kino
Curated by Nati Grund

Pop Up Kino is a international video art festival based in Berlin. The first edition was on May 2014. The aim of the project is to enhance the visibility of video art in the context of the artistic scene of Berlin and to give an opportunity to international artists to show their video creations. Our purpose is to show video art, to give it a space, to start a dialogue, to share, to promote... ultimately to let people know and get in touch with this medium. Since September 2014 we celebrate the festival simultaneously in different spaces in different countries, so far La Neomudejar & La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Espacio Dinamo & Kino Palais (Buenos Aires), The American University of Paris, Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporània (Valencia), Project Art Space & The Annex (NYC) have participated.

Curated by Ana Corpas & Ana Márquez

SELF(fish) is the symbiotic outcome of the three art pieces created by Sara Ferrer, Irene Cruz and Matthieu Ranc. This kind of oniric exploration invites us to do a reflection on the unconscious state of the society. During the sleep, humans go through an unconscious phase, which leads to a state of absolute vulnerability, when everything around us fades into the background. In this stage, we are not even able to react to external stimulus. In this ingenious installation, a symbiotic complementarity can be seen between the three disciplines. Sara Ferrer express this idea through the allusion to fishes, with the intention of returning to the origin of species, to that period when all animals were aquatic organisms. Irene Cruz wants to take us through video art to a non-palpable lyrical world tinted in a bluish, dim and transcendental light, aiming to reconnect us with nature and therefore our origins. Last but not least, Matthieu Ranc will guide us to a moment of trance with his live music performance by using synthetic sounds and creating loops, destroying with this all organic basis.

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Friday, December 9th // 19:00 - 24:00
20:00 // Self(fish)
Popup Kino // Opening Live Installation
Tania Elstermeyer and Emilio Casado // Performance
21:00 // The ‘O’ Zone
Clark Beaumont // Performance
21:30 // Sel(fish)
Popup Kino // Opening Live Installation

Saturday, December 10th // 16:00 - 22:00
16:30 // Humour is a serious matter // Artist Talk
Annelies Kamen, Sam Hatfield & Fiona Skelton
18:00 // The ‘O’ Zone
Clark Beaumont // Performance
18:30 - 22:00 // Pop Up Kino Open Call
Screening + Presentation

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Humor is a Serious Matter

Sam Hatfield & Fiona Skelton
The Cult of Love Pt IV: Desire
Video (Still), 2016

Artist Talk

Humor is a Serious Matter

Sam Hatfield & Fiona Skelton
& Annelies Kamen

16:30 @ GlogauAIR

In frame of the Open Studios December 2016
Humor has since long time been used by art, for in it art has found a natural grammar for questioning, challenging and subverting. From the comedies of ancient Greece, the European medieval satires, to the blunt Dada movement in the visual arts, humor has been an instrument used to put major issues into perspective.

By minimizing their importance, reducing them to their absurdist core, humor serves as a deconstruction mechanism, as it creates a parallel world of multiple creative possibilities where everything is placed at the same level of (non-) importance. This by itself already creates a disruption in the highly hierarchical real world, challenging its established order.
Thus, however attractive, amusing and engaging, humorous art does not cease to be a less serious, valid path in pursuit of meanings, alternatives and ideals.

Sam Hatfield & Fiona Skelton - Since creatively partnering in 2012, Sam Hatfield and Fiona Skelton have collaboratively practiced across diverse artistic languages including video, performance, installation, spoken word, illustration and music. The overarching premise of their joint practice is to use the unexpected and the absurd to provocatively deconstruct psychological and social constructs. Sam and Fiona are currently residing at GlogauAIR.

Annelies Kamen - Annelies Kamen is an anagram for Alien Snake Men, Insane Elk Mane and Name A Sleek Inn, as well as an artist living and working in Berlin. Her work engages with the prospects and limitations of humor, specifically in joke-making, as an artistic methodology. By applying linguistic structures to the process of making objects, she is interested in creating the possibility of non-verbal word play. She explores the often-maligned structure of the one-liner and its ability to provoke reverberating meaning and association through the considered juxtaposition of two realities - in an attempt to create objects that function as crafted gags, leading you down the garden path. Annelies was residing at GlogauAIR in 2014.

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