PHOTO: © Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss / Giuliani von Giese

Palast der Erinnerung. Die Macht der Bilder

In the organizer's words:

The Palace of the Republic still exists today as a memory and history in the minds of many people. But memories are unreliable, incomplete and sometimes transfiguring. They change over time. New images and narratives emerge.

The CyberRäuber are showing the "Palace of Memory" as a mixed reality experience at the Humboldt Forum. The installation invites visitors to discover it on several levels: an expansive video projection of image worlds on three screens transports them into the middle of a palace universe that has become an image. A photo table provides an insight into the individual images. And in a 20-minute mixed reality experience for a maximum of 10 people per time slot, real and generated palace objects enter into a dialog.

In their installation "Palace of Memory", the artists CyberRäuber focus on the changeable nature of memories. With the help of artificial neural networks, which contain a large number of alternative images and thus also narratives, our memories and ideas of the Palace of the Republic are put to the test in this installation. On display are images generated by the CyberRobbers from the memories and impulses of visitors with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). Thanks to the infinite narrative potential of the networks, our ideas about the palace are sent on a journey. This participatory installation asks questions about historical truths, about personal and social history and about the power of images.

For this space, the cyber robbers collect memories of the Palace of the Republic from visitors. The visitors leave behind scenes from their memories, reminiscences or short stories about the Palace of the Republic on pieces of paper or speak them into a telephone. These legacies are the impetus for newly created images with which the installation "The Palace of Memory" in the Humboldt Forum is updated at regular intervals. The memories and ideas of the visitors thus become new images of a possible past, present or future of a palace that never existed.


As CyberRäuber, Marcel Karnapke and Björn Lengers have been working together on art in digital space since 2016. With a "probably unique mixture of affinity for technology, pioneering spirit, pragmatism and love of theater" (Theater der Zeit), they create productions, projects and, with the "Palace of Memory", a permanent installation for the first time, which are driven by a great curiosity about the creative possibilities of technology and are shown in galleries, city theaters, at international festivals and museums.

Gitti Scherer, born in Bad Aibling, studied stage and costume design at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. She has lived in Berlin and Stuttgart since 2001 and works as a scenographer and exhibition designer for theaters, museums and cultural institutions.

In the field of theater, she works with the directors Nurkan Erpulat, Elina Finkel, Carolin Pinkos and Simone Sterr, among others for: Deutsches Theater Berlin, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin and Burgtheater Vienna. The joint work with Nurkan Erpulat at the Gorki Theater was awarded the Friedrich Luft Prize 2023. For the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, she regularly develops spatial concepts for festivals and workshops such as the Theatertreffen der Jugend and the Tanztreffen der Jugend.

In the field of exhibitions, her focus is on an interactive-performative approach. She has designed exhibitions for the Kunsthalle Bremen, the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, the Kindermuseum Frankfurt am Main and the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Potsdam, as well as visitor areas in the Gropius Bau and the Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin.

For the Humboldt Forum in 2022, she designed the exhibition and performance space for "VINYAGO - Dance beyond colonial biographies" for the Asedeva collective from Tanzania. In addition, the spatial installations for the digital and analog opening of the Humboldt Forum 2020 and 2021.

- Location: Foyer special exhibition area

- Duration 20 minutes

- Reality (with ticket): June 15, 2024 to 16.02.2025, daily: 12.00; 12.30; 13.00; 13.30; 14.00; 15.00; 15.30; 16.00; 16.30

- Language: German

- from 12 years

- Maximum group size: 10 people

- Price: 3,00 EUR

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Humboldt Forum Schloßplatz 10178 Berlin

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