dock is a initiative for art and media in Berlin founded with the aim to create a new backbone for production in the field of art and technology, carrying on the idea of TESLA – medialab and garage production plattform.
dock represents a new type of media lab and operates as a networked platform with many local, national and international partners but without a huge administrative overhead. The production of media art demands a high degree of flexibility from its players. Their development leads a fast paced independent existence which the cumbersome instruments of institutionalized event locations could hardly do justice. dock develops a flexible, non-static form of institution instead of trying to run a permanent house with its own infrastructure. The production and presentation of projects in the field of new technology always involves a lot of resources, specialised technical needs and extremely varied requirements. This is best realized in cooperation with an existing network of micro-labs, research facilities and places of production.

dock produces and supports artistic projects by providing production residencies for artists, researchers and curators, localising resources and finding partners in science and research. Beside of this, dock organises workshops, lectures and symposia. As our main interest with founding dock is to develop and test new formats for the operational modes for a media lab, our strong focus will be on new forms of collaborative praxis in production, presentation/display, distribution and mediation.

Recent activities of dock listed in the NEWS section.

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