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Category Archives: performance

Aladdin Sane

‘…putting out there the possibility of looking different!’
Tilda Swinton on the influence of David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane.

Throwback Sunday: Baby Kraftwerk 1970

Today, Kraftwerk’s stage performance may bring to mind retro-SciFi shows and commercial pop perfection, however this debut on German TV captures the experimental starting point of Germany’s most established synth pioneers. With sounds somewhere between the omnipresent E57-Sirens and Steve Reich the audience clearly struggles in confrontation with the new. Apparently, so does the DOP, [...]

MELODIOUS SOUNDSCAPES

The pioneer of experimental music Hans-Joachim Roedelius is going to be honoured with a three-day festival at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen Welt. Lifelines is a series of events presenting his diverse creative achievements by reflecting them in discussions, films, an installation by Brian Eno, and, above all, concerts in which Roedelius will be joined by [...]

BALLET GOES NOISE

Our all time favorite noise-heroine Kim Gordon had an interesting collaboration last year, when she was commissioned to compose music for a ballet initiated by artist Nick Mauss. Inversions was first performed at Frieze Projects 2014, now the audio is to receive a limited edition vinyl release. Exclaim reports that Music for Inversions: A Live [...]

HUMAN COMMA BEING –  THE CLASS

Dafna Maimon is a Finnish-Israeli video and performance artist based in Berlin and currently a resident at Künstlerhaus Bethanien. Her recent video and performance hybrid project Human Comma Being is concerned with identity constructions that challenge definitions of the self, the other and the body, acknowledging our living or technological doppelgangers and missing limbs. During [...]

TUESDAY

Besides techno, regardless of the genre, Berlin is an important spot for international music scene as well. Unerhörte Musik is one of the engrossing events in the field of New Music that has been taking place in BKA Theater every Tuesday.  Today, the concert series –  founded in 1989 – is hosting Trio Cimbalarchi Berlin. Eniko Ginzery [...]

MPA-B

Since 2011 every May, Month of Performance Art Berlin has been covering the flirty days of spring in Berlin with several performances, events, screenings, workshops and talks on performativity. Collaboratively organized by Association of Performance Art in Berlin and the artists in the program, this non-profit platform for performance art will start with a non-formal [...]

ART WATCHING

After a long sleepy winter break Art lovers can finally start planning their full-on gallery opening tours. For this weekends waverers in Berlin the ultimate must-see show tonight is the group exhibition at Micky Schubert. The opening of  her new space in Berlin’s Tiergarten area starts with a performance of the Glasgow-based artist and the former [...]

mono.ride

Oh yes, the new data-enhanced Rapha Pro collection looks like a crooked mono.kultur logo in motion. And in case you don’t care about riding, you can also sit, of course. Or take the train, tonight.

EMPATHY WITH THINGS

Mark Leckey, Circa 87, 2014 (Courtesy: Galerie Buchholz)
Although his oeuvre spans little more than 15 years, British artist Mark Leckey (born in 1964) is already considered a reference for a young generation of artists. After his studies he withdrew from the art world for nearly a decade. In 1999, with the video Fiorucci Made Me [...]