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Monthly Archives: June 2013


The Festival Rencontres Internationales opens next Tuesday at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (description from the HKW website):
The distinction between documentary and fictional approaches is increasingly blurring. Our viewing habits are outdated, new challenges demand new approaches. The Festival Rencontres Internationales aims to meet those demands: an international selection of 150 hitherto unreleased [...]


In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait out the months leading up to her execution on the farm of district officer Jón Jónsson, his wife and their two daughters. This is not a story that I would [...]


The great James Gandolfini aka Tony Soprano died at the age of 51 from suffering a heart attack. He was most known for his outstanding performance in the HBO TV show The Sopranos – a must-see! Rest in peace.

F Kenya Never Dies: Madame Zehae Ala’s Return

It’s a great week in music: The Palaceer of Shabazz Palaces (and formerly: Digable Planets) took over blogging duties at Gorilla vs. Bear, Modeselektor are going to turn Berlin’s Fete De La Musique (that’s tomorrow) into a sweatfest at Mauerpark, and yet we keep returning and returning and returning to a track that first made [...]


Our friends at Neue Berliner Räume are ever so busy, as they invite to the ‘First Public Flag-Raising’ for a project by Sonja Hornung tonight, which can be taken quite literally – but these flags have no meaning. Which, of course, is the entire point.
Sonja Hornung: Emptying flags
June 21 – September 30, 2013

Opening reception
June [...]


Rare words of excitement from Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor (you know the one, of mono.kultur #03 fame…), whose press statements usually read more like ‘new album is finished, enjoy…’:
‘I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus [...]


Hardly a new title with eight biannual issues under their vintage leather belts, Inventory is somewhat of a bible for those who appreciate hand-crafted mountain boots that will last you forever or anything else that has written ‘authentic’ in capital letters all over it. Based in Vancouver and attached to a fashion store of the [...]

N.N.N.N. / Study # 3

The experimental dance company of choreographer William Forsythe (who we have mentioned before) perform the two pieces N.N.N.N. / Study # 3 tomorrow and the two following nights in London. Study # 3 is a collection of sequences from Forsythe’s earlier works, reshaped and recontextualized.
N.N.N.N. / Study # 3
The Forsythe Company
18-20th of June
Sadler’s Wells
London, UK.


The title New Summer might already be enough to recommend this little gem of dreamy pop on a Monday morning, but the video is actually one epic feast of destruction that is oddly mesmerising and satisfying to watch – no small feat for an independent outfit like Canadians Young Galaxy. ‘Here it comes again, the [...]


It’s one of those random bits of news that you stumble upon every now and then get stuck with, like, ‘While there is no precise count, some experts believe New York is home to as many as 800 languages.’ Hold on, 800? Or have you ever heard of Vlashki, Garifuna, Mamuju? Neither have I, but [...]