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About that “Riesenparty” in Hasenheide park yesterday

Local news claim there was a “gigantic party” last night in Hasenheide park in Berlin. And that all hygenic regulations were ignored by 5000 guests, and that light systems were installed. Which is interesting to hear if you compare it with …

Mensch Meier Club, a Critique

This is the translated version of an older text about Mensch Meier club in Berlin, German version below. The same snouts that were biting your face in About Blank club, sitting between runway-floor and toilet-ressort, are now sitting in the corner floo…

A new rave writing term for “driving”

  Some common techno writing attributes just make you shake your head, words like “driving” to describe the flow of a track. With a track like the one above by Henning Baer you can hear a big drum and a dark net, and a machinic rubbing…

The ideological foundations of the European Club Night

In Berlin this weekend 27 Clubs, funded each 3000 euros by the Federal Foreign Office, are celebrating the Fall of the Wall as well as Freedom of Movement in Europe. Of course this has generated debates, for example the artist Elliver has criticized th…

Hyperreality Review

The year is 2029, we are sitting in front of the prestigious cultural centre owned since some years by the Hyperreality Festival Foundation and we think back to the year 2019, when the first independent issue of the festival was held in the Austrian ou…

Shituationism: Essential Texts

The shituationist tendency of the global general sublation (aka the Shituationist Institute) runs a website on electronic dance music, contemporary art and critical theory since around 10 years. Our basic position is: we don’t think that a life only fu…

Unstoppable? An image of the 2010s in Berlin

A commercial wholetrain, with an adhesive design of the urban artist Shepard ‘Obey’ Fairey, who recycles socialist movement graphics from the past for his succesful imagery. “Unstoppable”: The powerful arrogance of urban art in …