Reto Pulfer, Gegenwartsgewächse (Gina mit Todesrhizom), 2021. Installationsansicht Fundaziun Nairs, Scuol, © photo: Mayk Wendt
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Fiber Lab 3: Writing Workshop

Workshopifa Gallery BerlinLinienstraße 139/14010115 Berlin
18:00 – 21:00
Reto Pulfer, Gegenwartsgewächse (Gina mit Todesrhizom), 2021. Installationsansicht Fundaziun Nairs, Scuol, © photo: Mayk Wendt

Workshop with the Artist Reto Pulfer

In the writing workshop, narratives from the viewpoint of plants will be woven. Human perspectives will be left behind and temporarily become plants in the writing.

Donna Haraway describes storytelling as a game of string figures:

Playing games of string figures is about giving and receiving patterns, dropping threads and failing but sometimes finding something that works, something consequential and maybe even beautiful, that wasn't there before, of relaying connections.

In that spirit, this workshop will experiment with writing (science) fiction as an ecological, liberating practice.


Workshop for teenagers and adults.
Please reserve your spot here: ifa-galerie-berlin(at)

About the Artist

Plants play an important role in Reto Pulfer's work. The artist disassembles stinging nettles into their constituent fibers and spins threads, then dyes fabric out of which cavernous installations, music, and performances emerge. In 2020, he published his second novel 'Gina, ein zuständiger Roman' ('Gina, A Responsible Novel'; Bom Dia Books, in German) whose protagonist transforms into a kind of stinging nettle plant in a post-apocalyptic landscape.

Address and Opening Hours

ifa Gallery Berlin
Linienstrasse 139/140
D-10115 Berlin

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Sunday: 14.00 – 18.00
Thursday: 14.00 – 20.00
Closed on Mondays and holidays

Free admission

The current contact and hygiene guidelines apply. The opening of ifa Gallery Berlin will be subject to thecorona prevention measures in effect at the time.

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The ifa Galleries show the visual arts, architecture and design of a globalized world. They have been addressing contemporary art and current cultural and socio-political developments in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe since 1971 in Stuttgart and since 1991 in Berlin. Exhibition series afford insight into art scenes all over the world and reach across national borders. Conversations, lectures and discussions allow visitors direct contact with artists and curators.

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