Babylon Berlin: Note on the use of Ruttmann’s abstract movies

The TV series Babylon Berlin, which portrays the criminal, economical and political milieus of Berlin at the end of the 1920s, uses abstract cinema from the early 1920s for its closing credits. The material is by Walter Ruttmann, who also showed it in 1925 in a film matinee of the socialist Novembergruppe called “Der absolute…

Experimental music festivals in Austria. Part I: DONAUFESTIVAL

In Austria there are plenty of festivals that showcase experimental and (post-)club music. Plus something else. In the following series I will discuss three of them. They happen in springtime: donaufestival (Krems), Hyperreality (Vienna) and the Heart of Noise festival (Innsbruck). If you like cutting edge electronic and experimental music mixed with art or performance…

Berlin October 12th: Philosophy Unbound #18 Dark Matter(s)

The Shituationist Institute proudly presents: PERFORMANCE //Lucas Elliot Fakegruber – Dark Surfaces. Inside the Rave Situation The uniformity of the rave situation is the basis for precise deviance. Entrusting oneself to the concept: After setting the time frame, the sound and light and crowd then create the rugged line of the evening with different perspectivization…

The Art Historian of Post-Modern Life

Dean Kissik writes for the Spike magazine about politicans and other non-artists as artists or about the dynamics that unfold once you start thinking about non-artists as artists.¹ Here are two quotes from the text and a shituationist reply. Glenn Beck, practises something similar and has very often been described as a “performance artist” himself.…