About that “Riesenparty” in Hasenheide park yesterday

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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 ...

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Club culture and guerilla/disguised marketing, a problematic tendency of the United We Stream campaign

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The United We Stream campaign by the Club Commission Berlin and Reclaim Club Culture together with ARTE established a streaming format and fundraiser, which many celebrated as representing and supporting club culture in times when clubs are closed due ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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Review: Bianca Ludewig, Utopie und Apokalypse in der Popmusik. Gabber und Breakcore in Berlin. Wien 2018

German version below The cover of Bianca Ludewig‘s book shows a T-shirt at the hardcore-techno parade called “Fuckparade” in Berlin. The t-shirt says “200 BPM”, i.e. 200 beats per minute. Music that many people find pleasa...

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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 ...

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Workshop this Saturday in Berlin: Reclaim your Club

This Saturday the rave scientist Lukas Fakegruber of the Shituationist Institute will hold a seminar about the emancipatory potentials of club culture: Reclaim your Club Reclaim Club Culture is a network reflecting on the conditions of hosting raves, a...

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Berlin summery October days in pictures….

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus Short Note: This October in Berlin – Neükolln  was something different, especially the last days which were actually even better than the summer days.. Therefore we have ever...

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Berlin summery October days in pictures….

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus Short Note: This October in Berlin – Neükolln  was something different, especially the last days which were actually even better than the summer days.. Therefore we have ever...

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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 settin...

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In the Europool

The announcement of this sunday’s Europool event by Creamcake provides insights into culture politics and funding terminology related to the cultural sector of Berlin today. Creamcake is a popular party series that has taken place in Südblock and later Ohm, featuring musicians connected to the digital sphere, which also has organised an art festival last…

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