Ralf Baecker (Saturday 27.07 @ LEAP)
A rewarding week of events for those who stick to Berlin - openings, performances, parties and discussions, as well as an exciting program within the resurrected legendary Berlin Atonal festival.
20.00 FEED: Transforma & Yro + Panoptik @ KW
WHY: FEED continues this week with two audiovisual performances. Live visual experiments with various objects are projected on the screen in the first performance ("Asynthome"), while in the second ("Paradigm Shift") analog images are created using expanded cinema techniques, then captured in real time, modified digitally and re-projected. Sounds like a treat for experimental cinema and sound enthusiasts, yet surprisingly enjoyable to a wider audience. If hesitant, let the video previews convince you, as they did us.
KW / Auguststrasse 69, 10117 Berlin, U8 Rosenthaler Platz / 10€ / more info
20.00 SOCIÉTÉ DE 032c summer party w/ PIN-UP Magazine @ 032c
WHY: This event presents a specially bound BRASIL ESPECIAL from PIN–UP Spring Summer 2013, as well as a São Paulo calçada pattern installation by artist Yusuf Etiman. What we really see here is what goes with it - a tropicana feeling summer party. Enjoy the heat!
032c / Brunnenstrasse 9, 10119 Berlin, U8 Rosenthaler Platz / free entry / more info
14.00 Berlin Atonal 2013 @ Kraftwerk Berlin
WHY: An endless list of events takes place at an abandoned powerplant turned into a darkly majestic industrial complex for the duration of the week long festival. Except for the impressive concert lineup (Glenn Branca, Juan Atkins, Moritz von Oswald, Actress, Kangding Ray, Vladislav Delay, Murcof, ...), expect multimedia and site specific installations, day programs and long aftershows. To get things started, Frieder Butzmann is set to perform Kurt Schwitter's dadaist masterpiece "Ursonate". The legend of the avant-garde Glenn Branca and his guitar orchestra will follow with a German premiere of "Twisting in Space", and finally Bristol label Subtext Recordings will turn the powerplant into a cathedral of sound with specially devised live shows by Roly Porter, Eric Holm and Paul Jebanasam.
Kraftwerk Berlin / Köpenicker Straße 70, U8 Heinrich Heine Straße / day ticket 22€ (festival pass 100€) / more info
11.00 Ohne Titel [Kunst- und Kulturschaffende in Berlin], 2013 @ NGBK
WHY: An event for those bothered with the opportunities and possibilities of work in the arts and cultural sector in Berlin, often associated with precarious conditions. Related questions will be raised through open discussions and small workshops, and to have an immediate insight behind the scenes, three places will be visited: NGBK, PUMPE and STUDIO in Kunstquartier Bethanien. The participants are invited to bring up the personal issues and points of view.
The number of participants is limited - register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NGBK / Oranienstrasse 25, 10999 Berlin, U1/8 Kottbusser Tor / free entry / more info
19.00 Funda Özgünaydin - "Revolution" @ Scotty Enterprises
WHY: Funda Özgünaydin's show is inspired (or re-reflected) by current political events in Turkey. The artist will be in touch with the visitors of the exhibition after the opening on Twitter and Facebook, even after she leaves to Istanbul in late August. The visitors will be able to communicate from the gallery via the Internet with the artist and learn about the latest events.
Scotty Enterprises / Oranienstrasse 46, Berlin 10969, U8 Moritzplatz /show open through 17.08 / free entry / more info
22.00 The Pizza Suicide Club Presents: Fat Robocop #2 @ Loophole
WHY: In order to cover the cost of the festival held last month, The Pizza Suicide Club presents the second edition, this time at Loophole. Apparently, wasted as they were, they faced a financial riddle which left them more than broke. Support them with 3€ at the entrance and let yourself be amused.
Loophole / Boddinstraße 60, 12053 Berlin, U7 Rathaus Neukölln / 3 / more info
20.00 Ralf Baecker - “In Search of Precise Pleasures” @ LEAP
WHY: In the work of Ralf Baecker devices and machines are bound in their functional mechanisms by natural laws, where they go through their endless possible states in transporting information on cords, electrical impulses and mechanical lever constructions. The starting point in this case represents a decision / option that complicates itself increasingly in the course of its functioning.
LEAP / Karl-Liebknecht-Str.13, Berlin, S & U Alexanderplatz / show open through 10.08 / free entry (donations welcome) / more info
20.00 La Stampa @ Studio Valérie Favre
WHY: On the occasion of Valérie Favre’s exhibition at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, La Stampa will give their only concert in Germany in 2013, playing tracks from their new unreleased album. The band is made up of art critics, curators and artists, which is already interesting enough. We look forward to see how they do their "catchy and danceable art-pop, which deliberately defies any stylistic classification".
Studio Valérie Favre / Uferstrasse 8-11, 13357 Berlin, U8 Pankstraße - U9 Nauener Platz / free entry / more info