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Hasn’t it always been a dream of mankind to escape its own limitations? Will it be fulfilled in this century, when nanobots repair the body and transhumanism promises eternal life? In the Wunderkammer der Jetztzeit, the Humboldt Laboratory at Humboldt Forum with its forest of exhibits, we invite you to a parcours that leads to musical, scientific and performative images, experiences and encounters: in sound worlds of the Teichmann brothers and the multi-instrumentalist Sebastian Lange, to automata, today’s robots, ideas of the Renaissance and Enlightenment, to concepts of transhumanism and conversations about the relationship between technical-scientific feasibility, ethics and faith. What value do we want to assign to humans, to their bodies, souls, limits? What impulses could other perspectives give – feminist, spiritual, religious?


Dipl. -Pol. Christopher Coenen
(Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis at KIT -ITAS, Karlsruhe)

Prof. Dr. Regine Kather
(University of Freiburg, Department of Philosophy)

Music by Gebrüder Teichmann
(Live-Elektronics, sound objects) and Sebastian Lange (wind instruments)

Conception: Bernhard Glocksin, Sabrina Rossetto, Christopher Coenen

Moderation: Bernhard Glocksin


Regine Kather

Professor Regine Kater researches, teaches and writes about the border area between the natural sciences and the humanities, with the focus on people and their diverse relationships. Studied philosophy, physics and religious studies, teaching philosophy since 1985 at various institutions and universities, including Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca/Klausenburg and since 2004 Freiburg.

Monographs: ‘Life'(2003), ‘Development of Human Identity'(2007), ‘Rediscovery of Nature’ (2012), ‘Artificial Intelligence'(2022) and others.



Christopher Coenen

Christopher Coenen works in the interdisciplinary field of technology assessment as head of the research group ‘Health and Technological Life’ at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He coordinates the transnational NEURON-ERANET research project, is the editor of various specialist journals and works in political consulting. His central research interests include the prehistory and early history of transhumanism as well as technological and social visions of the future of mankind.


Gebrüder Teichmann

Andi & Hannes Teichmann, aka Gebrüder Teichmann, are electronic musicians, DJs and initiators of a wide variety of music-related projects and situations.

Rooted in the Berlin underground scene and DIY culture of the late nineties, they are driven by a vivid curiosity and love for music and sound and their social relationships. As live electronic musicians, the brothers have collaborated with numerous artists from a wide range of genres and traditions. Collaborations include hip-hop, contemporary, traditional and experimental music with artists such as Robyn Schulkowsky, Ensemble Extrakte, Ensemble Modern, Embryo, Teknotika, Jahcoozi and their father, multi-instrumentalist Ulrich Teichmann. Interdisciplinary collaborations range from Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art, the Berlin State Opera to Tanzfabrik Berlin.


Sebastian Lange

Born in Schwerin in 1994, he was a young student at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin, where he was taught classical saxophone by Johannes Ernst and subsequently studied with him at the UdK Berlin (University of the Arts Berlin). Since 2019 he has been studying jazz saxophone at the Carl Maria von Weber Hochschule für Musik Dresden in Finn Wiesner’s class. Sebastian was a member of LaJazzO Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (with Michael Leuschner, Fiete Felsch, Joe Galliardo) as well as the Berlin Youth Jazz Orchestra (with Dick Oats) and played in orchestras such as the Landesjugendorchester Berlin, the Rundfunk-Sinfonie Orchester Berlin (RSB) and the Junge Norddeutsche Philharmonie, where he has been an academist since 2017. He has been a member of the Stegreif Orchester since 2018. He currently plays with Saxussion (percussion, saxophone), the “UNION OF CRAZY SHIT” (drums, saxophone), Trio Noir (piano, percussion, saxophone), miroir.elys (saxophone quartet) and is a founding member of the “Landesjugendensemble für Neue Musik Berlin” (LJE).



Bernhard Glocksin

Bernhard Glocksin has been Artistic Director of the Neuköllner Oper since 2004. Previously he was dramaturge and chief dramaturge for music theatre in Hanover, Zurich, Salzburg and Mainz. 1999-2002 chief dramaturge / deputy artistic director at the Deutsches Theater Göttingen. World premieres and author workshops with T. Dorst, F. Richter, R. Schimmelpfennig, J. von Düffel, L. Hübner and others. At the Neuköllner Oper adaptations, productions and plays, festivals and international co-productions. Freelance juror, project maker, guest lecturer and lecturer on the side.



Sabrina Rossetto

Sabrina Rossetto studied architecture at the Politecnico di Milano. After graduating, she worked in the editorial department of a leading architecture magazine in Milan. Work on a monographic issue on Renzo Piano’s master plan for Potsdamer Platz brought her to Berlin in 1994. Here she cooperates with various architectural firms and founded her own office in 2009. Neue Lieder von der Erde is her fourth stage project for the Neukölln Opera after Die Fleisch, Die getauschte Schule and La BETTLEROPERa. She also conceives the Wunderkammer series with Bernhard Glocksin.



An event by the Neuköllner Oper as part of the WUNDERKAMMER series in cooperation with the Ernst Schering Foundation.

Neuköllner Oper
Schering Stiftung
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU)

With the kind support of the Cluster of Excellence Science of Intelligence.

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