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    MUSIC FOR THE LEFT FOOTED

    Sat 21.04 23:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD CLUB
    MUSIC FOR THE LEFT FOOTED

    Barely seen in the wild nature during wintertime, the left footed awoke from hibernation and settled down in a new habitat.
     
    The usual suspects Plantmaster Hash and Fruity Goldberg will serve a botanic surrounding and wholesome nutrition on the dance floor and put you in the right mood for some proper Buti Sheikh Yoga.
     
    Expect organic music, vegan vinyl and gluten – free grooves.
     
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    Holy House and Sacred Disco, PALM NIGHT LONG.
     
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    LEO K. B2B LOU RAW
     

     

     
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    NICOLAS KURKOWSKI B2B OSKAR LINKE
     

     
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    DJ B B2B DJ MARION
     

     

     
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    JUSTUS B2B YANNIK ZANDER
     

     

     
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    SA 21.4 // 23H // 5€
    ACUD CLUB // CLUB NIGHT
    MUSIC FOR THE LEFT FOOTED
    LEO K. // LOU RAW // NICOLAS KURKOWSKI // OSKAR LINKE // DJ B // DJ MARION // JUSTUS // YANNIK ZANDER

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    DEAD LADIES SHOW: LOTTE REINIGER // DOROTHY L. SAYERS // FRIDA KAHLO

    Tue 24.04 20:00 // PERFORMANCE, LECTURE // ACUD STUDIO
    DEAD LADIES SHOW: LOTTE REINIGER // DOROTHY L. SAYERS // FRIDA KAHLO

    The DEAD LADIES SHOW is a series of entertaining and inspiring presentations on women who achieved amazing things against all odds. Every two months, the show hosts three passionate cheerleaders of too-oft forgotten women, inviting its loyal audience into a sexy séance (of sorts) celebrating these impressive icons, turbulent lives, and deathless legacies.
     
    Spring is upon us, so we’re celebrating renewal with a killer combination of dead dames. And this time, we reckon you’ve probably heard of at least one of them! We bring you a Berlin-born film director and animator, a translator of Dante who wrote a spot of classy crime fiction on the side, and a fairly famous Mexican artist, presented by journalist and podcast producer SUSAN STONE, your regular co-host FLORIAN DUIJSENS, and storytelling shero DOROTHEA MARTIN. All kept on the rails by your other beloved co-host, KATY DERBYSHIRE. Think fairytale outfits and a whole lot of skulls and flowers, as we raise a glass of something to three thrilling women at the ACUD STUDIO on 24 April, 8pm.
     
    Presented in a messy mixture of English and German. €5 or €3 reduced entry. Now generously supported by the Berliner Senat. Doors open 7:30 pm – come on time to get a good seat!
     
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    LOTTE REINIGER
    … was born in Charlottenburg in 1899 and went on to combine her two youthful passions, silhouette puppetry and cinema, making the world’s oldest surviving animated feature film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926). A whizz with the scissors, she made more than 45 films using her animated cutouts and special camera technique, most on fairytale themes. In 1933, she and her husband left the Germany of Bertolt Brecht, Max Reinhardt, and Fritz Lang and spent eleven years trying to get permanent residency in London, Paris, and Rome, before reluctantly returning to Berlin to care for Reiniger’s elderly mother. She won major awards for her life’s work, and also has her own star on the pavement at Potsdamer Platz.
     
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    DOROTHY L. SAYERS
    … is probably best known for her crime novels featuring posh amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey. But she also gave us an impressive English translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy, much loved to this day. Something of a child prodigy, she learned Latin at six and studied at Oxford before women were actually awarded degrees. She made an early living in advertising and later wrote essays on both Christian and feminist subjects, including the fabulously titled “Are Women Human?” All this while publishing sixteen detective novels, plus numerous plays and short stories, and leading what might best be called a turbulent private life.
     
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    FRIDA KAHLO
    Does Frida Kahlo need an introduction? Probably every feminist’s favourite 20th-century folk-art-inspired Mexican Communist painter, she found a visual language for the pain of her physical and mental existence, using her art to raise questions about identity that don’t feel dated today. Her very face has become iconic – Fridamaniacs can buy Frida Kahlo socks, shoes, nail varnish, cookbooks, tarot cards, aprons, tequila, and anything and everything in between. In June, London’s V&A Museum will be showing her personal artefacts and clothing for the first time outside of Mexico. But who was she?
     
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    DI 24.4 // 20H // 3-5€
    ACUD STUDIO // LECTURE PERFORMANCE
    DEAD LADIES SHOW:
    LOTTE REINIGER // DOROTHY L. SAYERS // FRIDA KAHLO

    a series of entertaining and inspiring presentations on women who achieved amazing things against all odds
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    NUANCE: G A V R I E L A // RASHA NAHAS // LAL

    Tue 24.04 20:00 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
    NUANCE: G A V R I E L A // RASHA NAHAS // LAL

    A one-night stand event of creativity and talent that fights for the freedom to be who you are, self-expression and love. This night includes 3 talented, eklectic artists (Gavriela + Rasha Nahas + LAL) All the profit made will be donated to Glad.t. a charity that engages on different levels in the fight against racism, sexism, trans- and homophobia, ableism and other forms of discrimination.
     
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    G A V R I E L A
    Peruvian-Austrian singer/songwriter. Recently released her debut song Creatures. Briging ethnic sounds together and creating indie and art pop masterpieces.
     

     
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    RASHA NAHAS
    Born out of a roaring Palestinian underground scene, Rasha blends dirty electric guitar tones and classical technique with bold, unabashed poetry.
     

     
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    LAL
    As a duo from Toronto they work to challenge oppression in all its forms. Their music evokes Bjork like vibes, aspireing to make room for new ideas and ways of being that are connected to the past, dancing with the future.
     

     
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    DI 24.4 // 20H // PWYC
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    NUANCE:
    G A V R I E L A // RASHA NAHAS // LAL

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    PUSCHEN: VUNDABAR

    Thu 26.04 20:00 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
    PUSCHEN: VUNDABAR

    Outstanding indie-rock from Boston, for the first time in Berlin. New album “Smell Smoke” comes out Feb 23rd, 2018.
     
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    DO 26.4 // 20H // 9-10€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    puschen presents
    VUNDABAR
    outstanding indie-rock from boston, for the first time in berlin
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    CHAPTER #3: VARIATIONS ON TIME

    Fri 27.04 18:00 // OPENING // ACUD GALERIE
    CHAPTER #3: VARIATIONS ON TIME

    Karma Ltd. Extended presents VARIATIONS ON TIME, the third chapter of the curatorial collective @ Acud Galerie.
     
    OPENING: 27.04.2018 @ACUD GALERIE – 18:00 with Kapwani Kiwanga and Susanne M. Winterling.
    SUNDAY MATINEE ABOUT VARIATIONS ON TIME: 06.05.2018 @ ACUD STUDIO 11:00- 14:00
    Artist talk: Susanne M. Winterling
    Screening: “The Sun Ra Repatriation Project” by Kapwani Kiwanga
    Performance: Emilija Skarnulyte
    Free entrance
     
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    The dominant model of time in contemporary Western societies is known as a linear, goal-oriented time: a ‘mechanical’ time that can be measured, owned, used, bought and sold by humans. Thinkers such as the geologist James Hutton, the author of the Deep Time theory, have described that the age of the Earth has been determined to be around 4.55 billion years. Humans have been around for an extremely short period on this geological timeline. In the third chapter Variations on Time, Karma Ltd. Extended presents the work of artists who deal with non-anthropocentric, organic tenses and question the traditional time patterns. By providing access to forms of knowledge and understandings that the dominant linear and anthropocentric time culture suppresses, they invite us to imagine different ways of interspecies co-existence and counter-narratives.
     
    Working with sound, film, performance, and objects, Kapwani Kiwanga (born in Canada, based in Paris) relies on extensive research to transform raw information into investigations of historical narratives and their impact on political, social, and community formation. Her work focuses on sites specific to Africa and the African diaspora, examining how certain events expand and unfold into popular and folk narratives, and revealing how these stories take shape in objects and oral histories. Trained as an anthropologist, Kiwanga performs this role in her artistic practice, using historical information to construct narratives about groups of people. Kiwanga is not only invested in the past but also the future, creating speculative dossiers from future civilizations to reflect on the impact of historical events.
     
    In the series Subduction Studies (2015-2017), Kiwanga observes the space between Earths continents, specifically Africa and Europe. The speculation of Pangaea Ultima suggests a supercontinent occurring again, which will see Europe slipping underneath Africa. This theory inspired Kiwanga to take photographs at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris of rock specimens from the Northern coast of Africa and Spain. By folding the photographs together, she not only demonstrates a new form but also a new geopolitical perspective, where two continents and their migrants would be geographically connected.
     
    Kiwanga is the winner of the 2018 Frieze Artist Award. Her work has been shown at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, 2018), Tate Liverpool (2017) and Portikus (Frankfurt, 2017), among others. Kiwanga’s performances have been presented at Documenta 14 (Athens, 2017), Momentum 9 (Oslo, 2017); Tate Modern (London, 2014) and Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2014), among others.
     
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    Susanne M. Winterling (born and living in Rehau and Berlin, Germany) works across a range of 
media to explore the sentient economy, digital cultures and the social life of materials in the environment. Winterling’s practice reflects upon political as well as aesthetic entanglements and power structures among human/animal/matter.Forms and materials narrate about the relationship between species and elements in today’s challenging geopolitical context. Working across a variety of media and with a constant challenging and questioning of artistic media in society, Winterling is known for her time-based installations that critically engage the representation of reality. Prevailing modernistic concepts, power structures, and hierarchical historiographies are captured and investigated in her work in the form of spatial constellations. Her practice emphasizes what pure information and form leaves out – including a sensual approach to media and material as well as body flows. Winterling undertakes affective and material-based research that highlights the subjective interaction between producers, viewers, materials, and species in our ecology.
     
    Susanne Winterling ’s recent research has centered around microscopic and satelitte image captured marine organisms called dinoflagellates. These protagonists are bioluminescent: when mechanically activated—by the movement of swimmers or boats—populations of dinoflagellates cause a blue glow in the water. Physicist-cum-philosopher Karen Barad cites “dinos” as one instance of “queer” nature: they “are neither plant nor animal, but can act as both.” Winterling calls the bioluminescent dinoflagellates and the ecosystems in which they are embedded an “affective, haptic system.” The teeny organisms react to touch in a way the artist compares to a living touchscreen. In this, she deliberately blurs the lines between the human hand, technology, and plankton. The viewer is put at eye level with the suspended and enlarged organism, albeit one that doesn’t have eyes or a central nervous system. While being a perfect example of embodiment the sentient species are an alarmsystem for changes now heavily announced on the planet. In so doing they suggest an alternative way to imagine communication and community while some awaken by melting ice have turned toxic and remind us of a future with transformations to come.
     
    Her recent works and projects have been shown at the tba 21 Vienna (2017) MIT List Visual Arts Center (2017), Contour Biennale 8 (2017), Kunstverein Lagenhagen (2016), e-flux in New York (2015) and at the Fridericianum Kassel (2014).
     
    Curated by Pauline Doutreluingne, Jana J.Haeckel, and Petra Poelzl
     
    Assistant Curator: Camila Palomino
    Gallery Management: Silvia Prolunghi
    Press: Marianne Jacquet
    Curatorial Intern: Hazal Kaygusuz and Diane Esnault
     
     
    SAVE THE DATE:
    Sunday Matinee about Variations on Time @ ACUD STUDIO
    6.05.2018: 11h – 14h
    Free entrance
     
    Artist talk: Susanne M. Winterling with Pauline Doutreluingne
    Screening: “The Sun Ra Repatriation Project” by Kapwani Kiwanga
    Performance: Cloud Chamber by Emilija Skarnulyte
     
    Cloud Chamber explores questions of the beginning of the universe in relation to the geological ungrounding processes, invisible structures, geo-traumas and deep time. It is a fictional visual meditation about contemporary science and a cross sections of the larger systems of power and the politics of desire.The relations between humans and nonhumans become transfigured and weaved equally into the new forms of life.
     
    Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
    Supported by Tanja Wagner
     
    Address:
    Acud Galerie, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin
    Opening hours: Fri-Sat-Sun 13h-19h
    For press inquiries: karmapress@acudmachtneu.com

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    NORTHERN SOUL ALLNIGHTER 03

    Sat 28.04 22:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD CLUB
    NORTHERN SOUL ALLNIGHTER 03

    Der 4. Sonnabend in einem geraden Monat naht und damit die nächste Lange Nacht der Heißen Schwarzen Scheiben voller Rhythmus & Blaus! Magic Shoemaker, Dirty DJane und Austin Martin pirschen sich bereits regelmäßig an ihre Plattenköfferchen heran, füllen sie nach und nach mit mehr als nur ein paar Handvoll der offiziellen und ihrer persönlichen TOP 5000 (ups!) Northern Soul Singles, fügen dann noch etwas Doowop, Powerpop, Disco und Sonstewas hinzu – und fertig ist der Ohrenschmaus-Tanzbeinraus.
     
    Fertig? Oh nein! Denn zu unserer großen Freude stößt unser lieber Kollege und Nachbar, Schokoladen-Resident Don Caribou in dieser Nacht zu uns :-O Als Co-Gastgeber von Everything Crash ist er bestens für seine feinen Servierkünste sowohl des Reggae, Rocksteady und Ska als auch des Northern Soul, R&B und Modern Soul bekannt, also keine überflüssigen Worte mehr – lasst Euch das nicht entgehen!
     
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    SA 28.4 // 22H // 6€
    ACUD CLUB // CLUB NIGHT
    NORTHERN SOUL ALLNIGHTER 03
    northern, motown, modern, r&b
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    NORTHERN RESONANCE:  SARAH DAVACHI

    Sun 29.04 18:00 // CONFERENCE, TALK // ACUD CLUB
    NORTHERN RESONANCE: SARAH DAVACHI

    Acud Macht Neu presents: Northern Resonance, a series showcasing canadian music. The second edition features an artist talk + an ensemble performance with Sarah Devachi, one of the most exciting contemporary electronic composers from Canada.
     
    This performance will be a special concert featuring an ensemble of local Berlin musicians. The focus of this artist talk will be to illuminate the phenomenon of psychoacoustics and to discuss its creative use in experimental music. Davachi will give insight into her own compositional process and explain different methods she employs in both recording and live performance. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and pose the creative inquiries that arise in their own work as well.
     
    8€ Workshop or Concert // 15€ Workshop and Concert
     
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    ABOUT
     
    SARAH DAVACHI
    … holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Calgary and a master’s degree in electronic music and recording media from Mills College. As a composer of electronic and electroacoustic music, Davachi is engaged in practices of analog and modular synthesis, psychoacoustic manipulations, multi-channel sound diffusion and studio composition. Davachi’s compositional projects are primarily concerned with disclosing the antiquated instruments and forgotten sonics of a bygone era in analog synthesis, with concurrent treatment of acoustic sources. Her work considers the experience of enveloped sonic dwelling, utilizing duration, gradual transformations and simple harmonic structures that emphasize variations in overtone complexity and natural phasing patterns.
     
    Her work as a music researcher has been published and presented within Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Since 2007, Davachi has also had the unique opportunity to work for the National Music Centre in Calgary as an interpreter, researcher/content developer and archivist of their collection of acoustic and electronic keyboard instruments. Additionally, she has worked for the Western Front Society in Vancouver as an assistant in archival audio digitization and has lectured on the history of synthesis, sound design, psychoacoustics and audio recording at Simon Fraser University and Vancouver Film School. She has held artist residencies around the world and is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. She is currently based in Los Angeles.
    http://www.sarahdavachi.com/
    https://sarahdavachi.bandcamp.com/
     
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    This event is part of the Northern Resonance Canadian Music Series, presented by ACUD Macht Neu with support from the Botschaft Von Kanada. It features a selection of Canadian artists and music-related film, to share the depth, scope, history and future of the nation’s rich music culture with the city of Berlin. Each edition is a reflection of Canada’s position on the world stage as a vital and active contributor to the arts. Curated by Shub Roy.
     
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    SO 29.4 // 18H // 8-15€
    ACUD STUDIO + CLUB // WORKSHOP + CONCERT
    NORTHERN RESONANCE:
    SARAH DAVACHI

    a series showcasing canadian music, this time featuring an artist talk + an ensemble performance with one of the most exciting contemporary electronic composers from canada
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    PICTOPLASMA OPENING PARTY

    Wed 02.05 21:00 // PERFORMANCE, SCREENING, FESTIVAL // ACUD STUDIO
    PICTOPLASMA OPENING PARTY

    Pictoplasma takes over every level and hidden corner of ACUD to host a profusion of character-driven happenings, performances, animation screenings, and interactions. The Theater challenges you to maintain eye contact at the #CharacterStareDown battle, while the lovely people from School of Machines invite you to a secret costume party. And at the KINO, you can time travel back to 2017 and the Best of Characters in MotionRemastered.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    From May 02 to 06 Pictoplasma transforms Berlin into the worlds most vibrant meeting point for a diverse scene of artists and creatives, trailblazing the face of tomorrows visual culture.
     
    While international creators and producers meet for a central conference to exchange strategies for tomorrows figurative representation, the wider festival showcases latest trends in character design and art, cutting edge screenings bring the latest animation eye-candy to the big screen, and numerous exhibitions throughout the city invite all to experience original works and outstanding character craftsmanship.
     
    Confirmed speakers: Victor Castillo (CL), Sophia Jansson (FI), Edel Rodriguez (USA), Alberto Vásquez (SP), Charlotte Mei (UK), Jim Stoten (UK), Kéké Flipnote (FR) and more
     
    http://pictoplasma.com/
     
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    MI 2.5 // 21H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO + KINO + THEATER // FESTIVAL + SCREENING + PERFORMANCE
    PICTOPLASMA OPENING PARTY
    the city-wide conference for contemporary character design and art kicks off with a profusion of character-driven happenings, performances, animation screenings, and interactions
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    PICTOPLASMA PERFORMANCE NIGHT: JIM STOTEN // KARMA SHE

    Thu 03.05 21:00 // CONCERT, CLUB NIGHT, READING // ACUD STUDIO
    PICTOPLASMA PERFORMANCE NIGHT: JIM STOTEN // KARMA SHE

    Soak up the wisdom of spoken-word aficionado Jim Stoten, and open your mind to spiritual playgirl and wicked witch Karma She, followed by a DJ set by Julie Gayard from ACUD MACHT NEU herself. The Theater has the VR gear set up for you to thrash a virtual Piñata (unless you opt for a chain saw to do the job). In the Studio, show your support for the congenial conference crowd as they share their private stories of project fuck-ups at the open mic night of epic character fails.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    JIM STOTEN
    … is an illustrator and an artist living and working from his home studio in Hastings on commissions for clients all over the world, including MTV, Levi’s, Urban Outfitters, Nestle, Marmite, and British Airways. His work consists mainly of elaborate drawings with a psychedelic flair. He has a second life as stand up comedian, musician and performer. On this rare occasion, the spoken-word aficionado will lure the audience into his world.
     
    http://jim-stoten.com
     
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    KARMA SHE
    … is a psychedelic witch originally from Jerusalem. She is an electronic music producer, vocalist, art director and exotic dancer, her sound mixes Electro, Grime, Bass Music and Witch House with global flavours and enchanting vocals.
     
    http://karma-she.com
     
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    DO 3.5 // 21H // 5€
    ACUD CLUB + STUDIO // READING + CONCERT + CLUB NIGHT
    PICTOPLASMA PERFORMANCE NIGHT:
    JIM STOTEN // KARMA SHE // DJ JULIE GAYARD

    soak up the wisdom of the spoken-word aficionado and open your mind to the spiritual playgirl and wicked witch
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    LAVOISIER

    Fri 04.05 20:00 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
    LAVOISIER

    Portuguese duo Lavoisier are making their return to Berlin at ACUD Club to support their recent album É TEU.
     
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    LAVOISIER
    … is Patricia Relvas and Roberto Afonso, a Portuguese couple influenced by each other and the whole world of sensations that music can bring along. Trough the contrasts Globalisation, Popular culture, and the Cultural Cannibalism within the Tropicalismo, they established a new paradigm in their sound: to head towards their own musical expression, with no fears and preconceptions about anything, sustained by the inner need of making music.
    https://delavoisier.bandcamp.com/
     

     
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    FR 4.5 // 20H // 10€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    acud macht neu presents
    LAVOISIER
    a new paradigm tropicalismo live from lisbon
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