Contemporary Art - Science - Urbanism - Digital Culture

An installative art project by Sam Auinger, Georg Spehr and Hannes Strobl
in collaboration with CLB Berlin.

The A100 runs through the middle of Berlin and connects the districts of Neukölln, Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and Mitte in a southwestern arc. To the east, in the direction of Treptow, another section is currently under construction. Originally planned as a beltway, the first section was built in 1958 in the emerging zeitgeist of the “car-friendly modern city”.

Today, the A100 is not only a spatially expansive infrastructure system, but a city-building force with great physical, media and political presence. It generates a pulse for urban life and shapes Berlin’s identity as a symbol of progress, self-dramatization and representation as well as a hate object, disruptive factor and art space.

The exhibition at CLB Berlin touches on cultural-historical, urbanistic and political aspects of the A100. The design with its central sound installation is committed to the auditory dimension of the urban highway that can be experienced today and thus becomes the starting point for a current urban planning and mobility debate. In accompanying talks, sound-walks and screenings, we will critically discuss questions concerning the present and future of the urban freeway.

Sponsored by
Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin.

The project forms CLB Berlin’s official contribution to the Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2018 as well as to the “make city berlin – Festival für Architektur & Andersmachen” 2018.


Project Management: CLB Berlin, Dr. Sven Sappelt.
Artistic direction: Sam Auinger, Georg Spehr and Hannes Strobl.
Project supervision: Wolfgang Galler.
Scientific support: Prof. Dr. Holger Schulze.

Sound installation: Rauschfarben A100 by TAMTAM (Sam Auinger, Hannes Strobl).
Historical material: Georg Spehr, Landesarchiv Berlin, Umbruch Bildarchiv e. V., Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing.
Photography: Daniel Scheffler, Georg Spehr.
Filming: Sam Auinger, Georg Spehr, Hannes Strobl. Film editing: Daniel Scheffler.
Scenography: Sonja Füsti.
Sound engineering: Thomas Koch.
Printmaking: Christine Berkenhoff.
Production assistance: Katrin Emler, Christa Fülbier, Thomas Meier.
Translation: Elen Flügge.

Accompanying program: Dr. Sven Sappelt. CLB Berlin.
Communication: Lone Bech, Tarik Schubert – HEJ PR.

Copyright: CLB Berlin 2018 Translated with (free version)

Sound Urban Design

opening hours

daily from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm

opening on 01.06.2018

8.30 pm on the ground floor
Dr. Sven Sappelt (CLB Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Holger Schulze (University of Copenhagen): "The Body of the Autobahn: An Introduction to Auinger & Strobl's 'A 100'".

9.30 pm concert on the rooftop: Premiere of A100 by TAMTAM (Sam Auinger/Hannes Strobl)

10.30 pm DJ-Set on the rooftop with MädchenMusik by Dimitri Hegemann and as of midnight with Strobocop by Karaoke Kalk.