20. Internationales InteraktionsLabor / 20th International Interaction Lab



1 September -- 10 September 2023


International Interaction Laboratory – Outdoor Installation-Performannce

Interaktionslabor, the media lab founded by Johannes Birringer, continues its smaller scale series of "plein air" workshops and interventions - pursued via the intersections of painting - writing - walking/moving - filming - and photographing.

BirdsongTree Drawings – Listening Performance (c) Johannes Birringer 2023


This year a special durational performance installation is planned to take place

in the context of the KunstTREFFpunkt Performance Festival 2023

on two weekends: 1-3 September and 8-10 September



For information on the festival, go to


organized by Waldkunstzentrum Darmstadt and curated by Ute Ritschel

Internationales Waldkunstzentrum. Ludwigshöhstr. 137, 64285 Darmstadt


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Interaktionslabor started out in the abandoned coal mine Göttelborn nineteen years ago, in 2003. The experimental media lab, with its international residency program, has held a distinguished place amongst a few similar ventures that had been created, in the 2000s, especially in Essen and the Ruhr area (North-Rhine Westphalia) in Germany after the demise of coal mining and the old industrial labor of working underground. Best known amongst these are PACT Zollverein (Essen) and its artistic programs & dance research. Similar wokshops in disused industrial sites have been created in other parts of the world.

Interaktionslabor - now in its 20th year of operation – has shifted activities to smaller-scale projects that take place at different locations in the Saarland, Europe, and abroad, involving small groups of artists who use the retreat as a collective method of focussing on creative skills and somatechnic practices.


Interaktionslabor also has begun a cooperation with Gallery Puzic in Saarbrücken, and plans to create a series of special events (workshops, performances, film screenings) over the coming years.

The very first such collaboration already took place in December 2022 when Johannes Birringer brought a documentary film performance from Ukranian director Olga Danylyuk – A visit to the Minotaur – to the gallery and presented it on an evening decicated to reflections on war and art.


The plein air compostition workshops engage performance-media design, interactional concepts, investigations of gestural processes, protocols, and social choreography through painting, drawing, photography, writing and walking.




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On July 30th, 2023, Gallery Puzic´ will host


"Secret Night"


The gallery, located in the center of Saarbrücken, has entered into a partnership with Interaktionslabor, and the director and the staff have developed, since its opening in June 2022, an exciting program of visual arts exhibitions, musical performances, film screenings and literary readings as well as panel discussions on art, cultures, and politics


A Highlight before the summer break: the exhibition of selected larger and smaller artworks and objcst by artists represented by Gallery Puzic´.

This special event, which from now on will take place three times a year, is catering to art lovers and collectors, and stages a «silent auction» allowing visitors to bid for and acquire a painting or sculpture they admire.

On this night there will also be a Wine Tasting and cash bar, and short, moderated discussions about art and music will be held.

The spectrum of works exhibited includes the following artists:

Silke Brösskamp
Matthias Brock
Gega Paksashvili
Kristina Bajilo
O.W. Himmel
Katharina Krenkel
Ingrid Ullrich-Schäfer
Judith Sturm
Jörg Munz

Gallery Puzic´

Johannisstr. 3A
66111 Saarbrücken





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10 Years of Interaktionslabor:

Vanessa Michielon interview with Johannes Birringer


For information on the workshops between 2014 - 2018 (METABODY) - please visit the international platform (http://www.metabody.eu/).

Johannes Birringer and Michèle Danjoux have collaborated on the Madrid platforms (2014 and 2015) and directed the London platform (2016) and further development of the kimospheres (kinetic atmospheres) in 2016-19: documentation of the events can be found also in these pages.

Birringer's new book on Kinetic Atmospheres: Performance and Immersion was completed a few weeks after the 2020 lab and was published by Routledge in late 2021.






Interaktionslabor wird geleitet von / is directed by Johannes Birringer

contact / Kontakt : johannesbirringer1@gmail.com



Was ist Interaktions-Kunst? Ein Manifest.




INTAKT Interaktionslabor is supported by private-public partnerships and donations.


Technology Partners: FutureTech GmbH

.. Knecht Veranstaltungstechnik

WMSystem (Willi Meiser) Göttelborn......



Göttelborn Location (travel directions)d