Die Projektleiterin Caroline erzählt was vom 24.3. bis zum 5.4. im RAW los sein wird, wenn Roskilde Road Trip in Berlin Halt macht. Kommst du vorbei?
On April 24, 2012, as part of the Berlin Film Festival the “Berliner Musik Film Marathon” will dedicate a day to Irmin Schmidt’s work (both solo and with Can).
The film EIN GROSSER GRAUBLAUER VOGEL will be screened at 18:00h followed by a podium discussion at 20:00h.
So for those of you who would like to hear SHE BRINGS THE RAIN with the pictures, come along! Irmin will be there too.
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[via Michael Reiter]
Tickets for Berlin Festival 2012 are now also available via www.berlinfestival.de/tickets. You can choose between a BERLIN FESTIVAL 2-DAY TICKET (incl. Berlin Festival plus Silent Arena Aftershow Party @ Tempelhof Airport) and our KOMBITICKET (incl. Berlin Festival @ Tempelhof Airport, Club Xberg @ Arena Berlin and Club Xberg Shuttleservice). To help you make your choice, you can find the line-up divided by venues under the following link…
“Poor but sexy” is how mayor Klaus Wowereit described Berlin five years ago. Today he might add “grown-up”; the once achingly hip Mitte is now borderline bourgeois, full of modern hotels and gastronome temples, while the city’s artistic hub has migrated to a formerly rough-around-the-edges stretch of Potsdamer Strasse. Kreuzberg—with its pint-size cafés, one-off boutiques, and designer-stroller brigade—has taken over from Prenzlauer Berg as the elite’s stomping ground of choice. And just a little farther south, Neukölln is newly on the map thanks to the quirky, albeit stylish, Hüttenpalast B&B.
Read more here.
From March 23 – May 19, 2012, the Galerie Hunchentoot will be showing “Einschüsse”* – serial works by Blixa Bargeld.
Black spots and lines are spread out on white image surfaces and vice versa. Harsh contrasts focus on abrasions to the surfaces of façades, on patterns left behind by rapid gunfire. If patterns are brought to mind here, then it is because the bullet holes caused by gunfire draw irregular patterns on the façades that seem like deliberately created images, specifically in their fortuitousness. This is due to a method of viewing trained to see abstraction.
The combination of the subject (the fragment of a façade) and of a work’s title (the name of a street or a square in Berlin-Mitte + the street address) appears to speak for a documentary nature of the series, and this suspicion seems all the more justified since they are based on photographic images. What can be seen was or is there, and is exactly where the title localizes it. That much is correct. The conclusion that it concerns documentary work, however, is false. It is necessary to bridge the gap between the title and the work, which clearly separates the concrete from abstraction in the image. The black of these images is actually black; the white is actually white. There are no gray tones. Accordingly, Blixa Bargeld’s works exhibited in the series “Einschüsse” have just as little to do with anything documentary in the category of black-and-white photography. Instead, their tendency is more comparable to abstract painting, in which it is not so much an anti-realism that can be seen, but as Siegfried Kracauer put it, the realistic revelation of a prevailing abstractness. What Blixa Bargeld translates into images is an aesthetic practice. More generally, it should be perceived as an approach towards the world; in fact, it is just one productive mode of existence that Blixa Bargeld has made in his diverse artistic works. In this respect, the patterns of the “Einschüsse” also continue beyond the provisional limits of the image surfaces.
Maria Zinfert, January 2012
* “Einschüsse” = bullet holes; shots
Galerie Hunchentoot, Choriner Str. 8, 10119 Berlin
Here you can enjoy coffee at student rates. The view is free. The “Skyline” cafeteria is located on the 20th floor of the Telefunkenhochhaus at Ernst-Reuter-Platz and is probably the cafeteria with the best view of Germany. Although at the main entrance of the building there is not any reference to the existence of this establishment, nevertheless the cafeteria is open to the public. It has a re-laxed atmosphere: students sitting round with their books and laptops, discussing their latest semi-nar or simply looking out the window. The culinary offerings of the cafeteria, which opened up in October 2007, include sandwiches, salads, coffee and cakes as well as up to two different lunch specials. The Telefunkenhochhaus itself has a total of 22 floors and is 80 metres high. It was com-pleted in 1960 and is protected as an historic landmark.