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Exhibition Tour »Stretching Materialities«

Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity«

Guided Tour and Live Presentations in the Tieranatomisches Theater

Matter is dead? Objects are lifeless? Think again! In the exhibition »Stretching Materialities,« the liveliness and activity of matter can be experienced in a completely new way. The Tieranatomisches Theater (Veterinary Anatomical Theater) becomes an interactive playground: a real cloud levitates in the middle of the room, reacting to body heat and movement and hovering around visitors like a strange creature. Stones reveal their weathering as a dynamic process of change. Large willow structures carefully co-crafted by humans and computers entwine into inhabitable space. Traditional Korean Hanbok Clothing, filled with moving elements, vibrates on the visitor’s skin depending on their movement. Walking through the room with virtual reality glasses, visitors can enter the glass elevator in the center. With one Button press, the journey goes straight into the material, or more precisely into the CT scan of a stone. Or high into the clouds to interact with air molecules.

It is an exhibition like you have never experienced before. With knowledge from the research of the Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity«, an interactive laboratory space has been created that allows completely unexpected insights into thinking about matter – and makes it tangible how active the world around us really is.

Members of the curatorial team – designers and researchers from various disciplines – will guide visitors through the exhibition and are looking forward to talking about hidden activities in objects and spaces.


This is an in-person event. No pre-registration is required, registration (exclusively if contact tracking should be needed later on) takes place on-site.

As currently (as of September 2021) only 15 persons are allowed to enter the exhibition rooms at the same time due to corona regulations, short waiting times may occur in case of higher demand. Groups of more than 6 people are requested to arrange a time slot in good time at

During waiting times, the other two exhibitions in the Tieranatomisches Theater can be visited.

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Tieranatomisches Theater
Philippstraße 13
Berlin, Berlin 10115 Germany
(0) 30 2093 46625

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