May 26, 2018 - CLB Berlin - A100. The Sound of Berlin’s Urban Motorway.
May 26, 2018

CLB Berlin

A100. © CLB Berlin 2018.

A100. The Sound of Berlin’s Urban Motorway.
June 1–July 1, 2018

Opening: June 1, 8:30pm

CLB Berlin
Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz
Prinzenstr. 84.2
10969 Berlin
Hours: Monday–Sunday 11am–7pm

An art project by Sam Auinger, Georg Spehr and Hannes Strobl.

The A100 runs right through Berlin and connects the districts of Neukölln, Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and Mitte in a southwest arc. To the east towards Treptow, another section is under construction. Originally planned as a motorway ring road, the first section was built in 1958 in the emerging zeitgeist of the "car-friendly modern city."

Today, the A100 is not only a space-consuming infrastructure system, but also a city-forming force with a large physical, media and political presence. It generates a pulse for urban life and shapes Berlin's identity as a symbol of progress, self-staging and representation as well as a hate object, disruptive factor and art space.

The exhibition at CLB Berlin takes a look at the cultural-historical, urbanistic and political aspects of the A100. Its design with its central sound installation is committed to the audio dimension of the city motorway, which can be experienced today, and thus becomes part of a current urban planning and mobility discussion. In the accompanying talks, sound walks and screenings, questions about the present and future of the Stadtautobahn are discussed critically.

Related events: Premiere and Live-Performance:

A100 by TAMTAM
June 1, 9:30pm

Talk 1: The City as Soundbox
June 8

Sound Walk: Tempelhofer Feld
June 10

Talk 2: The car-friendly City
June 15

Film-Night: A100
June 16

Talk 3: Future Mobility
June 19

Sound Walk: Tempelhofer Feld
June 24

Talk 4: Infrastructure vs. Housing vs. Nature?
June 29

Project management: Wolfgang Galler.

In collaboration with Dr. Sven Sappelt, Founder of CLB Berlin.

Scientific supervision: Prof. Dr. Holger Schulze, University of Copenhagen.

Supported by:
Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin.

CLB Berlin
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