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    SEARCHING FOR ZOMIA #1: TIBETO-BURMESE SHAMANISM

    Thu 25.01 20:00 // PRESENTATION // ACUD STUDIO
    SEARCHING FOR ZOMIA #1: TIBETO-BURMESE SHAMANISM

    A presentation in sound and image recorded by Kink Gong aka Laurent Jeanneau.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    From 2000 till 2014 Laurent Jeanneau was based in South-East Asia recording the music, songs and rituals of traditional cultures rooted in the remote Hinterlands.
     
    Those cultures who escaped the agricultural and social systems of the densely populated central valleys and plains of China, Lhaos and Thailand have kept their independence for centuries, protecting their beliefs and traditions against the dominant ethnic groups till very recently. In the past 20 years the growing interest in the ressources and the exploitation of those Hinterlands has lead to an ever increasing interference into the lives of those minorities. Many of the musical and cultural traditons presented here are no longer in existence.
     
    Laurent Jeanneau will present in a series of 5 events the recordings he made in those historical areas of refuge which James Scott calls Zomia.
     

     
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    In Searching for Zomia #1: Tibeto-Burmese Shamanism he will talk about the specific dimensions of their spiritual beliefs widely called animism and by purpose uses the misleading term for what we easily in the western world call a Shaman, by introducing the Bima of the Hani , the Domsa of the Jingpaw, the Bimo of the Nisu in Yunnan-China or the Suni of the Nuosu in Sichuan-China, the priest of the Lisu in northern Thailand or the psychic healer of the Akha in northern Laos. They might call them priest, healer or trickster, they all have or had a function in their traditional environment, outside of the monotheist religions and inside Animism, superstition and super powers! // Bandcamp
     
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    DO 25.1 // 20H
    ACUD STUDIO // PRESENTATION
    SEARCHING FOR ZOMIA #1:
    TIBETO-BURMESE SHAMANISM

    a presentation in sound and image recorded by kink gong aka laurent jeanneau
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    RIOTS: DISSENT AND SPECTRES, CONTROL AND RUPTURES

    Fri 26.01 18:00 // PERFORMANCE, LECTURE, TALK // ACUD STUDIO
    RIOTS: DISSENT AND SPECTRES, CONTROL AND RUPTURES

    As a fear of the masses heightens amid communal divides, this public programme rethinks and reframes riots through conversations, performances, and screenings.
     
    How may the revolutionary potential of rioters’ demands be read within the circuits of recent history and contemporary society? We will address how riots inhabit and renegotiate the status quo within global metropoles, while also becoming the testing grounds of militarised urbanism targeting vulnerable and racialised groups.
     
    Event held in English.
    Admission free.
     
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    PROGRAMM
     
    Fr 26.1 // 18–22H
     
    18H
    Introduction
     
    18H15
    Lecture: Demos Noir: Coveting Crowds and Fearing Riots
    Dilip Gaonkar (Chicago), professor at Northwestern University
     
    19H15
    Artist Talk: Against Forgetting: Re-enactments and Dis/Assembling of the Multitude
    Chandraguptha Thenuwara (Colombo), artist and writer;
    Ala Younis (Amman), artist, curator and writer in conversation with
    Natasha Ginwala (Berlin, Colombo), curator and writer
     
    20H30
    Screening and Talk: Dead the Ends: Reading the Text of the 2011 Riots
    Benedict Seymour (London), artist and writer
     
    21H30
    Performance
    Zena Edwards (London), poet and performer
     
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    SA 27.1 // 15–21H
     
    15H
    Lecture: Revolts, Resentment, Resignation. Negative Dialectics and Post-Marxist Socialism
    Thomas Seibert (Frankfurt), philosopher and activist
     
    16H
    Lecture: 12 Years After the 2005 Revolts in French Banlieues: Decolonial Reflections on the Concept of “Riots”
    Dariouche Kechavarzi-Tehrani (Paris), philosopher and activist
     
    17H30
    Lecture: Riots: On Surplus Population/Housing/Monuments
    Gal Kirn (Berlin), political theorist; Niloufar Tajeri (Berlin), architect
     
    18H30
    Lecture: The Colonial Logic of Grenfell
    Nadine El-Enany (London), Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director, Centre for Research on Race and Law, Birbeck School of Law
     
    20H
    Artist Talk: No One Leaves Delilah-A (W)rap on Riots
    Vaginal Davis (Berlin), visual and performance artist, filmmaker and writer
    in conversation with Natasha Ginwala (Colombo, Berlin), curator and writer
     
    With additional screenings:
    Santiago Álvarez, “NOW!”, 1965, 6 min., courtesy: Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. / Alex Johnston, “NOW! AGAIN!”, 2014, 4:37 min. / Daniel Tutt, “Insurrections Vol. I.”, 2017, 7:30 min.
     
    With excerpts from:
    “Sonic Panorama” by Younes Baba-Ali and Anna Raimondo, Saout Radio
     
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    Participants:
    Vaginal Davis (Berlin), visual and performance artist, filmmaker and writer / Zena Edwards (London), poet and performer / Nadine El-Enany (London), Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director, Centre for Research on Race and Law / Dilip Gaonkar (Chicago), professor at Northwestern University / Natasha Ginwala (Berlin, Colombo), curator and writer / Gal Kirn (Berlin), political theorist / Dariouche Kechavarzi-Tehrani (Paris), philosopher and activist / Thomas Seibert (Frankfurt), philosopher and activist / Benedict Seymour (London), artist and writer / Niloufar Tajeri (Berlin), architect / Chandraguptha Thenuwara (Colombo), artist and writer / Ala Younis (Amman), artist, curator and writer
     
    Co-curated by Natasha Ginwala, Gal Kirn, Niloufar Tajeri
    Assistant Curator: Kristina Hunya
     
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    FR 26.1 + SA 17.1 // 18H + 15H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // LECTURE + PERFORMANCE + TALK
    RIOTS: DISSENT AND SPECTRES, CONTROL AND RUPTURES
    rethinking and reframing riots
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    MAI NESTOR // RON VAN DE KERKHOF // JEROEN VERMANDERE // IMBET // J. EICKHOFF

    Sat 27.01 22:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD CLUB
    MAI NESTOR // RON VAN DE KERKHOF // JEROEN VERMANDERE // IMBET // J. EICKHOFF

    “Between the 18th and the 20th centuries, modernity was built on rationalism, individualism […] and on the social contract of the Republic, united and indivisible. The modernist project was to dominate nature and to be universal. The postmodernity […] has seen the powerful return of the impulse to community and of the need of collective emotion – I call this neo-tribalism […]” (Maffesoli, Michel (2016): From society to tribal communities. The Sociological Review: Volume 64, Issue 4) – ?
     
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    MAI NESTOR [SE]
     

     
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    RON VAN DE KERKHOF [NL]
     

     
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    JEROEN VERMANDERE [NL]
     

     
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    IMBET [GER]
     

     
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    J. EICKHOFF [GER]
     

     
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    VISUAL DESIGN: ANDREA IDA [AT]
     

     
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    SA 27.1 // 22H // 8€
    ACUD CLUB // CLUB NIGHT
    MAI NESTOR // RON VAN DE KERKHOF // JEROEN VERMANDERE // IMBET // J. EICKHOFF
    ein gemeinschaftlicher abend zwischen e- und u-musik
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    DEUTSCH-JÜDISCHER GESPRÄCHSABEND

    Sun 28.01 19:00 // TALK // ACUD STUDIO
    DEUTSCH-JÜDISCHER GESPRÄCHSABEND

    Deutsch-jüdischer Gesprächsabend rund um den internationalen Holocaust-Tag. Ein Gespräch zwischen Juden und Deutschen – offen, nicht akademisch und nicht intellektuell – persönlich und ehrlich.
     
    ערב יהודי-גרמני סביב יום השואה הבינלאומי
    שיחה פתוחה בין גרמנים ויהודים, לא אקדמית ולא אינטלקטואלית, שיחה אישית וכנה.
     
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    SO 28.1 // 19H
    ACUD STUDIO // TALK
    DEUTSCH-JÜDISCHER GESPRÄCHSABEND
    ein gespräch offen und ehrlich rund um den internationalen holocaust-tag
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    WAS WURDE IN EINEM JAHR IN DER WOHNUNGSFRAGE GESCHAFFT BZW. NICHT ...

    Mon 29.01 20:00 // DISCUSSION // ACUD STUDIO
    WAS WURDE IN EINEM JAHR IN DER WOHNUNGSFRAGE GESCHAFFT BZW. NICHT …

    Ein gutes Jahr ist nun der rot-rot-grüne Berliner Senat im Amt. Eines der wichtigsten, wenn nicht sogar das wichtigste stadtpolitische Thema ist die Wohnungsfrage. Laut einer Umfrage befürchten 47% der Berliner Mieterinnen und Mieter wegen Mietsteigerungen ihre Wohnung zu verlieren. Wer eine Wohnung sucht, muss immer tiefer in die Tasche greifen, falls überhaupt eine bezahlbare Wohnung gefunden wird.
     
    Viele Berliner*innen verbanden mit der Ernennung von Katrin Lompscher zur Senatorin für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen die Hoffnung, dass sich in der Berliner Wohnungsfrage rasch etwas zum Besseren verändert, dass die Dynamik von Spekulation mit Wohnraum sowie die immer höher steigenden Mieten durchbrochen oder zumindest abgemildert werden. Wir wollen bei Katrin Lompscher nachfragen und Bilanz ziehen: Was ist in der Wohnungsfrage erreicht worden und vor allem, wo hakt es aus welchen Gründen?
     
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    KATRIN LOMPSCHER [Senatorin für Stadtentwicklung und Wohnen],
    JULIAN BENZ [Mietshäuser Syndikat]
    DR. ANDREJ HOLM [Moderation]
     
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    MO 29.1 // 20H // 2€
    ACUD STUDIO // DISCUSSION
    WAS WURDE IN EINEM JAHR IN DER WOHNUNGSFRAGE GESCHAFFT BZW. NICHT …
    MIT: KATRIN LOMPSCHER // ANDREJ HOLM // JULIAN BENZ

    diskussion über linke metropolenpolitik
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    WAXING PHASES #3

    Thu 08.02 20:30 // CONCERT, PERFORMANCE, SCREENING // ACUD STUDIO
    WAXING PHASES #3

    Waxing Phases is an event series presenting ambient audiovisual performances in Berlin. During the three live acts of Waxing Phases #3 you will immerse yourself in a dark atmosphere with images carrying you away into the deepest thoughts and deeper sensations.
     
    Look up at the Moon, close your eyes and just let go.
    Feel your body merging in a dark atmosphere, images coming up in your mind and carrying you away,
    into your deepest thoughts and inner sensations.
     
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    MENION, SAHAR HOMAMI
    “Retinal Waves” – Spontaneous bursts of action potentials that propagate in a wave-like fashion across the developing retina. The performance is a ride on the path of light and sound, a story that was born in connection with space and time. Unusual atmospheres and audiovisual textures lead to extension and undulatory development of perception. // MenionSahar Homami
     
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    ASERET, OR SARFATI, MALIA LANI
    “Consciousness of Undefined” – A sensory experience immersed in floating atmospheres. The perception between space and ego blend with delicate sounds, raw voices and arresting images, creating an introspective awareness. Moving archetypal images shape these sounds as well as create new horizons into an undefined space your soul already knows, but its not sure about it yet. A passionate voice carries you closer to finding yourself, and the pure feelings of the space in which you call home. // Homepage
     

     
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    MENTAL PLANE, ACONITE
    Projections – Dimensions that communicate, color time and create noise so as not to hear noise, suspend oneself between oneself.
     

     
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    ABOUT
     
    MENION
    … is a project created by Stefano Ferrari – Guitarist, Producer and Composer. The project originates from the need of telling stories, experiences and impressions through sounds. His music brings together visionary Electronic and Post Rock, with Glitch and Ambient influences. Menion’s performances range from Ferrari’s solos to full band concerts and stage collaborations. His sound has been influenced by Nine Inch Nails, Shellac, Sonic Youth, Christian Fennesz, Alva Noto and many others. Menion does not feel compelled to experiment or display an aseptic avant-garde taste; what he’s eager to do is to share and research his own art, experiencing music as an opportunity for self-improvement.
     
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    SAHAR [IR/CA]
    … is a multidisciplinary artist based in Berlin. She expresses her ideas through audiovisual performances, motion design, calligraphy and photo/video, while at times bringing some of these practices together. With a passion for art, technology, digital storytelling, generative narratives, consciousness hacking and alternative states of reality (the reality of the virtuals), she aims to push the boundaries of perception and consciousness, to expand our art of seeing.
     
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    ASERET
    … is a Sardinian project based in Berlin dedicated to Ambient-Drone Music as Composer and Live Performer. Aseret studied in Italy, where he made two Sound Installation and various Live electronics in the Conservatory of Sassari, Cagliari, Latina and Bolzano. The purpose of his works is to bring back to
    foreground the human value of each person, giving him, through the music, a chance to identify himself and reconsider his own spaces, in contrast with a world increasingly hectic.
     
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    OR SARFATI
    … uses the world of visual art to create environments that are generated and evolved at the present moment. Using a particle system, these environments reacts to a changeable set of rules and can be designed or manipulated during a live performance. Each act is a mix of composition and improvisation giving a different result while keeping an organic sensation.
     
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    MALIA LANI
    … is a singer/songwriter from the island of Kauai, currently based in berlin. Her soulful tone and deep lyrics result in a timeless, real sound. She has written songs since the age of 5 and began her professional career in 2017. Malia Lani plans to take over the digital world in 2018 and release a free EP in March.
     
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    MENTAL PLANE
    … is an Italian duo based in Berlin, who navigates through the mental sound space and leaves behind them for a moment their mother project “Spacedrome”. Mental Planes was born as a need to get out of the logic of the genres only to find themselves human within the unknown. Created by Amedeo Inglese and Antonello Meloni.
     
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    ACONITE
    … aka Riccardo Bernardi is a Berlin based Italian visual artist with a background in set design, fashion photography and music/art videography. His performances take inspiration from the Nature mixed with a minimal aesthetic made of lines and poisonous glitchy atmospheres. He is also part of the project ATMOS, a monochrome techno act.
     
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    WAXING PHASES
    In collaboration with Sardisches Kulturzentrum Berlin / Circolo sardo di Berlino // Homepage
     
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    DO 8.2 // 20H30 // 7-15€
    ACUD STUDIO // PERFORMANCE
    WAXING PHASES #3:
    MENION // SAHAR HOMAMI // ASERET // OR SARFATI // MALIA LANI // MENTAL PLANE // ACONITE

    three ambient audiovisual performances with images carrying you away into your deepest thoughts
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    LESS WIN // CULTURE CT // THE WALKING KORPSES

    Fri 09.02 21:00 // CONCERT, CLUB NIGHT // ACUD CLUB
    LESS WIN // CULTURE CT // THE WALKING KORPSES

    A night of post punk from Denmark, UK and Berlin.
     
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    LINE-UP
     
    LESS WIN [DK]
    No-wave inspired post-punk from Copenhagen. Think Venom P Stinger ripping up Josef K.
     

     
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    CULTURE CT [UK]
    Newly formed four-piece of staunch remainers out of Cambridge. Sounds a bit like if Tindersticks covered Crisis and meant it.
     

     
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    THE WALKING KORPSES [DE]
    Freshly evolved Berlin 5 piece mutation shows you what happens when you leave your Teenage Panzerkorps tape sitting next to the tepid bong water cum petri dish too long. Static Age Records. // Blog
     
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    DJ TRAURIG LUSTIG
    bizzare wave, köld punk and witchcraft echoes
     

     
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    FR. 9.2 // 21H // 8€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT + CLUB NIGHT
    LESS WIN // CULTURE CT // THE WALKING KORPSES
    a night of post punk from denmark, uk and berlin
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    GAME // PERMISSION // LIFE FUCKER

    Mon 12.02 20:00 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
    GAME // PERMISSION // LIFE FUCKER

    Two new bands from the UK on their first Euro tour, supported in Berlin by Life Fucker. Game deliver Japanese style hardcore with vocals in English and Polish, done by the boss lady of Quality Control Records with Jonah Falco of Fucked Up fame on drums and members of Violent Reaction and Arms Race. Permission sound like “if Saccharine Trust was a rugby team” and have their first LP on La Vida Es Un Mus. Life Fucker are presenting songs off the new LP which just came out on Static Age Records.
     
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    GAME [Quality Control Records]
    A new UK band from members of NWOBHC doing Japanese hardcore
    https://qualitycontrolhq.bandcamp.com/album/who-will-play
     
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    PERMISSION [La Vida Es Un Mus]
    A new UK noisy hardcore band with members of No, Perspex Flesh, No Form
    https://lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com/album/contagious-life-mlp
     
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    LIFE FUCKER [Static Age Records]
    Berlin-based band with members of Sect and Exit Group who just released their raging first LP
    https://lifefucker.bandcamp.com/album/z-12
     
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    MO 12.2 // 20H // 7-10€
    ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
    GAME // PERMISSION // LIFE FUCKER
    two new hardcore bands from the UK on their first euro tour, supported by local rage heads

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    DEAD LADIES SHOW: AGLAJA VETERANYI // GRÁINNE O’MALLEY // KÄTHE PAULUS

    Tue 13.02 20:00 // PERFORMANCE, LECTURE // ACUD STUDIO
    DEAD LADIES SHOW: AGLAJA VETERANYI // GRÁINNE O’MALLEY // KÄTHE PAULUS

    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, their turbulent lives, and deathless legacies.
     
    New year, new Dead Ladies! February sees a fabulous array of foregone females dished up for your delight: an award-winning author who taught herself to read and write, a swashbuckling lady sea captain, and an early stuntwoman and inventor. Presented by top Berlin writer DENIZ UTLU, amazing translator LAURA RADOSH, and your regular co-host KATY DERBYSHIRE. All kept on the rails by your other beloved co-host, FLORIAN DUIJSENS. So get ready to laugh, gasp, and cry as you raise a glass to a trio of inspiring women with us in the ACUD STUDIO on 13 February, 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 – come on time to get a good seat!
     
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    Romanian-born AGLAJA VETERANYI came from a family of circus artistes. After a decade of being forced to perform as a dancer around Europe, she settled in Switzerland and taught herself German while training as an actor. She went on to run the acting school where she’d studied. Alongside her work on the stage, she wrote novels, short stories, poetry, and plays, winning prizes and acclaim. Facing a crisis in 2002, she drowned herself in Lake Zurich. Her work is available in Spanish, Romanian, Hungarian, Slovenian, French, Polish, and English translations.
     
    GRÁINNE O’MALLEY is lauded as a “pirate queen,” “a most famous femynyne sea captain,” and “the dark lady of Doona.” She was lord of the O’Malley dynasty in 16th-century Ireland, owning up to 1000 cattle and horses, leading men on land and sea, and allegedly wreaking cruel vengeance for the murder of a lover. When her sons and half-brother were captured by the English, she met with Queen Elizabeth I and negotiated their release in Latin, while also teaching the court about disposable handkerchiefs. That’s nothing to sneeze at.
     
    Our dead Berliner is KÄTHE PAULUS, Germany’s first female airship pilot, a professional aerial acrobat, and the inventor of the folding parachute. On meeting a balloonist, she decided to learn how to pilot a hot-air balloon and perform parachute jumps. Having had his baby out of wedlock, she lost him in a ballooning accident and made a living for herself – and her mother, who she lived with throughout her life – flying balloons, airships, and planes, and jumping out of them, starting her own parachute production line during WWI. And yes, they have named a street at BER after her.
     
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    DI 13.2 // 20H
    ACUD STUDIO // LECTURE PERFORMANCE
    DEAD LADIES SHOW:
    AGLAJA VETERANYI // GRÁINNE O’MALLEY // KÄTHE PAULUS

    celebrating three fabulous dead women
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    AMSTART: 25 JAHRE SCHLAMMPEITZIGER

    Wed 14.02 20:00 // CONCERT, RELEASE // ACUD CLUB
    AMSTART: 25 JAHRE SCHLAMMPEITZIGER

    Zum Fünfundzwanzigjährigen spielt Schlammpeitziger drei Deutschlandshows in Hamburg, Köln und in Berlin im ACUD Club, wo er zugleich den Release seines neuen Albums “Damenbartblick auf Prägnant Hill” feiert. Gast: DJ Newcleus.
     
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    SCHLAMMPEITZIGER
    … ist die Kunstfigur, die der charismatische Musiker, Zeichner und Performancekünstler Jo Zimmermann 1992 geschaffen hat. Er hat mit zahlreichen Veröffentlichungen bei A-Musik, Pingipung und Sonig den Sound of Cologne mitgeprägt.
     

     
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    MI 14.2 // 20H // 10€
    ACUD CLUB // RECORD RELEASE SHOW
    amstart presents
    25 JAHRE SCHLAMMPEITZIGER
    DJ NEWCLEUS
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