Monday - Thursday | 15:00 - 21:00
Friday - Saturday | 13:00 - 23:00
Sunday | 13:00 - 21:00
On the days with Live Performance, the exhibition closes earlier. Last admission: 2 hours before Live Performance. Exhibition closing time: 1 hour before Live Performance.
2 Live Shows at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM
2 Live Shows at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM
EXHIBITION 12,50 EUR | Regular
9,50 EUR | Reduced *
20,50 EUR | Family Ticket **
* The reduced rate applies to schoolchildren, students, severely disabled persons, and owners of berlinpass, on presentation of the appropriate identification.
** Grants access for 2 parents and up to 4 children under the age of 16.Free Admission: Children under the age of 6.
LIVE PERFORMANCE 27,50 EUR | LIVE PERFORMANCE
Only a very limited number of tickets are available at the box office on the day of the live performance.
NETWORK OF SENSES
DEEP WEB is a monumental immersive audiovisual installation and live performance created by light artist Christopher Bauder and composer and musician Robert Henke.
Presented in the spectacular industrial space of Kraftwerk Berlin, DEEP WEB plunges audiences into a mesmerizing experience of space and time. Visitors immerse themselves in a gigantic amorphous sculpture of choreographed light and multidimensional sound. The luminous patterns of early digital communication become a fascinating sensory experience.
Until now, DEEP WEB has only been shown to the public twice for a short time. In early 2016, DEEP WEB was presented for the first time at Kraftwerk Berlin as a five-day preview during CTM, where it quickly became the highlight of the festival. The next performance took place during the Fête des Lumières in Lyon in December of the same year. In summer 2019, DEEP WEB will return to its iconic birthplace, where Berliners and city guests will have six weeks to take part in this breathtaking art experience.
INTANGIBLE. YET REAL
The space created by the installation consists only of light, yet it can be experienced in real life. 175 motorized spheres connect with 12 high power laser systems and weave into a superstructure 30 meters long, 20 meters wide and 10 meters high. The structure represents an analogy to the nodes and connections of digital networks. Moving up and down, choreographed and synchronized with an original multi-channel musical score by Robert Henke, the spheres are illuminated by blasts of colorful laser beams. The light drawings and arrangements of the laser web cut through the cavernous darkness of Kraftwerk Berlin and form an enormous three-dimensional sculptural. DEEP WEB is fleeting and ephemeral, each light arrangement lasts only for a moment.
DEEP WEB: REAL VISION
The installation brings together decades of independent research and experimentation by both Bauder and Henke with their unique visions and passions for sound and light. The complex ideas came to life due to the innovative companies working in these fields. High-end laser system manufacturer LaserAnimation SOLLINGER provided the technical expertise and development for this particular spatial laser setup. The high precision motor winch systems with real-time feedback and the main control software are provided by the design and art studio WHITEvoid in collaboration with KINETIC LIGHTS.
An artist and designer working in the fields of light and installation art, media design and scenography, Christopher Bauder focuses on the translation of bits and bytes into objects and environments, and vice versa. Space, object, sound, light,and interaction are key elements of his work. In 2004 he founded the multidisciplinary art and design studio WHITEvoid, which specializes in interactivity, media, interior architecture, and electronic engineering.
Bauder has brought his installations and performances to events and spaces around the world, including Centre Pompidou Paris, MUTEK Montreal, The Jewish Museum Berlin, The National Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan and the National Opera in Beijing. He received international attention for his citywide light art installation “Lichtgrenze” created in 2014 together with his brother Marc to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In February 2018, his monumental installation SKALAR was visited by almost 50,000 people in Berlin.
Alongside his numerous releases as Monolake, Robert Henke is also well known for the music, audiovisual installations and performances he has been creating under his own name since the early 90s. Due to his background in engineering and fascination with the beauty of technical objects, the development of his own instruments and algorithms has always been an integral part of his creative process. Henke also co-developed the omnipresent Ableton Live music software, which since its invention in 1999 has become the standard tool for electronic music production and completely redefined live performance practice.
His works have been presented at Tate Modern in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, Le Lieu Unique in Nantes, PS-1 in New York, MUDAM in Luxembourg, MAK in Vienna, Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia, KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, and at countless festivals including Unsound, CTM, MUTEK, Sonar, and New Forms Festival.
Located at the centre of Berlin, the former heating station is a piece of Berlin’s industrial history. Built around the same time as the Berlin Wall, it produced energy for central East Berlin. After the building stood abandoned since 1997, it was rescued by Dimitri Hegemann in 2006 and a part of the space reopened as his internationally renowned techno club Tresor.
Today, this formerly silenced Berlin power station is known as one of the most significant cultural spots in the city. Resonating with raw energy, the vibrant gigantic place hosts various large-scale art and cultural events all year long and is also a home to the festival Berlin Atonal.
DEEP WEB PARTNER
WHITEvoid | Kraftwerk Berlin
KINETIC LIGHTS | LaserAnimation SOLLINGER | Lichtblick Bühnentechnik | OTL Outside The Lines
Further information: www.deepweb.art