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LIEF HALL

Lief Hall is back in Berlin for a special double performance. The artist and musician is currently living in Vancouver, B.C. Canada and was previously one half of the electronic music duo MYTHS who toured with Grimes in 2012. Hall’s solo music integrates elements noise, improvisation and extended voice to create her own unique vision of dark electronic pop.
 
On Friday night at ACUD Club, Lief plays music from her soon to be released record “Roses for Ruins.” Opening the night for her is warsaw pop wonder Pictorial Candi. During the launch of the science fiction magazine Kapsel on Saturday in the Studio, Lief presents her new lecture “Un/Seen: Performing the Invisible” which explores the relationship of dreams, memory and algorithms.
 
We are very happy to have Lief at ACUD! For our Blog we have asked her five questions about Science Fiction.
 
If you could choose, on which planet would you like to live?
 
The planet Athshe from Ursula Le Guin’s book “The Word for World is Forest” is a place that really appeals to me. Athshe is a planet that is completely covered by forest, and the Athsheans that live there are non-violent and in total harmony with nature, never killing animals or cutting down trees. I mean, it would be a big change for me from living in the city, so I would have to really consider it carefully, but sometimes the idea of living in a forest among peaceful little beings really appeals to me. But it is a bit of a pipe dream since humans are banned from the planet, as well as the fact that it doesn’t actually exist, haha.
 
You most favorite SF book?
 
My favorite SF books are Ursula Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness”, Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaiden’s Tail” and pretty much every Octavia E.Butler book. The things that I really love about these writers is that not only are the books incredibly well written, but they also make me re-discover and re-think my everyday life experiences and things I take for granted. For example, after reading “The Left Hand of Darkness” the idea of there being only two sexes seemed so strange to me. In the book there is a third sex, which is both male and female, and the book really normalized that for me and basically undid a lifetime of social programming of previously dualistic thinking.
 
Similarily, in “The Handmaiden’s Tail” I became newly aware of the precarity of women’s rights. The book basically took something which actually happened in the Middle East, where women who had fought for and won equal rights suddenly had all their rights taken from them by a return to secularism. Because the story takes place in a modern time and in North America it really hit home and made me understand on a very personal level what others in the world have actually experienced. It also made me realize how the struggle for equal rights is not something which is always progressing, but is something which can be taken away at any time, and so is a very precious thing which must be protected. I think the best science fiction stories, like these ones, help us to understand the present in a much deeper way far beyond simple entertainment.
 
Where does your fascination for algorithms come from?
 
I am not particularly interested in algorithms so much as in the current way in which human lives are socially, politically and ethically constructed. Oddly enough algorithms in this day and age seem to play a very major role in this. I am also very interested in the connection between the things we see and the things we do not see and how the unseen, the ethereal, the invisible, effect the world in a very physical way. Algorithms to me are like dreams, memories, or the subconscious in that they are deeply connected to the way we live our lives everyday but their impact is often not fully appreciated because they act under the surface.
 
Do you believe in utopias?
 
Good question! I think that striving to create the best world we possibly can for ourselves and for others is absolutely essential but that the idea of perfection, of a utopia, usually leads to more harm than good. This is one of the big themes in SF which we see in older books such as “Brave New World” or in more recent movies like “Equals”. The idea that we can create a perfect world, totally free from any form of pain, violence or emotional turmoil can only be imagined through a kind of external governing and control of people, which in both SF and in reality only leads to more pain and more harm than good.
 
Why is SF not only for nerds?
 
I think there is definitely still a place for nerds in the SF community, haha, but at this point there is a lot more SF has to offer to more than just this niche group. For one thing the accelerated production of new technologies makes SF stories much more relevant and more plausible than ever as it helps us to understand where these new technologies are leading us. It is so easy to just consume these new technologies without thinking, to alter our lives around them, but SF is one way in which we can step outside the everyday and question what we are doing, the short and long term implications.
 
The fact that SF has been instrumental in imagining technologies which now actually exist or are being created makes it even more relevant to us today. A couple small examples of this are William Gibson’s coining of the term cyberspace or the movie “Gattaca” which imagined genetic alteration of unborn fetuses, which is now in the process of being developed. So I think there is a very real exchange happening between fiction and the construction of our current reality.
 
More generally I think SF has the ability to take us outside of our everyday experience, to reveal things about the present from an altered perspective, so we can see ourselves more clearly. For me that is the real value of SF.
 

 
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FR 26.5 // 20H // 6€
ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
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LIEF HALL // PICTORIAL CANDI // NFOP DJ
dark pop from canada
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SA 27.5 // 19H30 // FREE
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CHI HUI // LIEF HALL // LÉO FAVIER // FREDERIKE SCHNEIDER-VIELSÄCKER // CHEZ MIEKE
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ACUD RESIDENCY
NIKHIL HEMRAJANI

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Hallo!
 
Please allow me to introduce myself. I’m Nikhil Hemrajani – an arts entrepreneur from Mumbai, India, visiting Berlin for the next few weeks.
 
In Mumbai, I run my own experimental blackbox space called Sitara Studio. I stepped in four years ago with an impassioned plan to convert the defunct film studio, with minimal intervention, into an active and vibrant space for performance art. The passion is still strong today, and Sitara is definitely heading in the right direction.
In the past four years, Sitara Studio has carved a name for itself as an alternative venue that programmes relevant and thought-provoking content. Now I want to build on that reputation by finding our own voice through the curation, and by adding consistency and regularity into the mix.
 
Last year, I was selected amongst a group of other participants from South Asia for a fellowship programme called ARThink South Asia, which is run in India by the Goethe Institut, British Council and KHOJ Foundation (New Delhi). The idea behind the fellowship is to help arts professionals make a sustainable career from the arts. The first part of the programme was a two-week residency comprising lectures and project work that took place in May 2016.
 
I’m now at the second phase of the fellowship, where I do a ‘secondment’ – a sort of short transfer to another organisation. This is so I may observe and learn skills that could help me run my venture when I return.
 
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I think this stage is quite essential as it can offer clarity and objectivity that would otherwise be difficult to acquire. A secondment could also allow me to solve problems without the burden of responsibility that comes from running one’s own venue.
 
The kind folks at ACUD have generously offered to host my secondment, and I’m grateful for that. I think ACUD is ideal for me as it has many similarities to Sitara Studio: it is a multidisciplinary arts space independently run by a small group of individuals. Some of the pressing areas at ACUD, such as sustainable programming and audience development, are the same at Sitara Studio. It would be edifying to compare methods, and see how both ACUD and Sitara Studio are able to programme and create an audience database.
 
I’m also happy to collaborate, and make inroads into a country and culture that I otherwise would not have access to. The idea of a cultural exchange between two venues is exciting, especially in this time of globalisation.
 
I’ll be around at ACUD till Saturday, May 13th, so please stop by and say hi if you’re around. If you have any questions on India’s independent scene for music and art, I’m happy to give you my opinion!
 
Tschüss!
 
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ACUD PLAYLIST
FATHERMOTHER

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This Friday a new series will kick-off in ACUD Club focusing on artists dealing with the dark, twisted and sexy. The Berlin-based collective Fathermother will line up residents from their own ranks, which include members of Fiordmoss and Boska. As a first taste, Boska compiled a playlist with music played on Friday.
 
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LAO – PERFIL [NAAFI]
 

 
The Berlin crowd ought to be familiar with the NAAFI crew’s output after last year’s visit by several key members. This lovely high tempo mess of timbales and distorted subs by Lao will be out by the end of the month.
 
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SUDA – IDIOPATH [HER]
 

 
From the excellent debut album. One more mad percussive rant complete with bells and whistles. I’m sold.
 
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MENTAL OVERDRIVE – GONE WRONG [PLOINK]
 

 
From Hardware, the recent full length that was all jammed straight to tape, this one sounds like a laundromat in an 80’s sci-fi heard from upstairs — I think it’s safe to assume that this is more or less what the live set will sound like.
 
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DJ LAG – ICE DROP [GOON CLUB ALLSTARS]
 

 
Massive but weirdly understated too. The high point in this track is when he breaks it down to play your hips with one conga.
 
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DANY F – NADIE
 

 
This Medellin producer has been uploading EP’s of cumbia informed house through Cómeme and his bandcamp for years. Here’s a recent deep roller of the kind Charlotte Bendiks is known to play.
 
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FR 21.4 // 23H // 5€
ACUD CLUB // CLUB NIGHT
FATHERMOTHER AT ACUD #1:
MENTAL OVERDRIVE // CHARLOTTE BENDIKS
a club series dealing with the dark, twisted and sexy
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ACUD Q&A
CHARLES LEAHY // SYSTEM.OUT

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Born of a love for loud music in dark spaces, the arrival of Berlin’s new System.out Sound system is celebrated during a four night residency presented by ACUD MACHT NEU on 1st-4th March. Taking inspiration from classic sound systems, System.out aims to create an open community driven by a passion for music, hosting multi disciplinary parties, listening events and community workshops. We asked founder Charles Leahy five questions about the story behind System.Out and the residency in the Studio.
 
What’s the story behind System.out?
 
Putting the system together is the result of an idea I had a while ago whilst Lina (SPFDJ) and I (Charlie / sprintf) were both still living in London. Initially the plan was to find a space to be used by a collective of friends for DJing in together and occasionally running events, but rents in London are far too high, and the likelihood of finding a space where it’d be ok to regularly make lots of noise was pretty low. Once we’d moved over to Berlin this idea seemed far more plausible, so we started thinking again about how we could make it happen. Eventually we realised there’s no point having a space without a good system, so the priority switched to building that first. I was lucky enough to have some savings from a well-paying programming job in London, and have made a very significant dent in them by getting carried away with the system spec. I’m pretty sure it’s worth it.
 
What are your plans with it now?
 
We’d like to build a community of people around the system, connected by a passion for sound and actively involved in putting it to good use. Whilst we have a few ideas of our own, I think there’s much more scope for creating something interesting if we can work on collaborations with other groups, or even get them running things of their own using the system. We have some of this happening during the residency through the events being put on by Keira Sinclair, THALAMUS and Applied Arts, and this is an area we’ll be pursuing more in the future. There’s absolutely no way we would have got to this point without the help of some amazing friends, and hopefully this will continue to be the case.
 
I think it’s also worth mentioning that we’re keen to find creative uses for the system. We will of course be running club nights and concerts, but we’re very much interested in looking at other events outside of this norm. If you’ve got any ideas you’d like to suggest or discuss with us, please do get in contact at info@systemout.io.
 
What does Funktion One mean to you?
 
To me, Funktion One means a certain clarity combined with crisp transients and powerful but well-defined bass. I love the Funktion One sound and think they have a great product line, but to be honest I think we could have gone with one of a handful of other manufacturers and still ended up with an amazing system. It doesn’t hurt that that people know the Funktion One name, and generally have a sense for what this means in terms of the sound they’ll hear.
 
Unfortunately using Funktion One kit is no guarantee of good sound – plenty of F1 systems are badly set up and this can sound horrible! We’re taking a lot of care to make sure we’ve got all the necessary kit and knowledge to have System.out sound incredible. We’re even acoustically treating the studio space, and we’ve got a set of calibrated measurement microphones to help make the setup and tweaking process a little more scientific.
 
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How did you came up with the idea for the residency and how did you put together the line-up?
 
As with the initial plan for the system, the residency actually started life as a much more modest idea which quickly escalated! Initially we were planning a single club night but we had suggestions from friends which were too good to ignore (huge love in particular to Keira), and eventually decided to scale it up and turn it into a mini-festival. There’s no overarching theme to this, we’ve just done our best to put together a series of events that we’re excited by and would want to go to ourselves. We already have a few more dates planned for the near future at ACUD which we can’t wait to share, so keep an eye out…
 
Why is ACUD a suitable space to test it?
 
For lots of reasons – the studio space is a really great size and interesting shape, and it represents a bit of a blank canvas for us that doesn’t have a system installed but already has all of the infrastructure including a bar, good toilets, a lift, and so on. More than anything though it’s been amazing to work with a team that’s really keen to explore ideas with us and support what we’re trying to do! Huge thanks to all of the ACUD team, especially Shub who’s been endlessly helpful and has put up with a lot of tedious questions.
 
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ACUD STUDIO // RESIDENCY
SYSTEM OUT X ACUD MACHT NEU
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TALKING WITH ...
JESSICA LAUREN ELIZABETH TAYLOR

With just a couple days of Black History Month left, we talk to Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor about Black in Berlin presents: CA$H Me Outside – a queer BPOC party//Ass shaking as Resistance, she contextualizes her work and practice in Berlin for us, talks about grounding organizing in community (and like Barbara Smith and Audre Lorde, around the kitchen table), and about experience (as opposed to knowledge) as the source of expertise (!!!). Also about saying NO when you’re asked to tokenize your body for the cultural capital of white people.
 
Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor organizes Black in Berlin (which she tells us more about), and is also an artist working primarily in performance and theatre.
 
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What types of things you do you organize and what is the intention/motivation behind them?
 
Black in Berlin was started out of my own frustrations from constantly being gaslit by the white, specifically German people in my life. It was initially a very selfish project. I think all art is inherently selfish in those early preliminary making stages. In 2013 there was an issue of Ex-Berliner called Africa in Berlin. The issue’s feature stories were entitled “Working the Bush: Tales from Görlitzer Park” which followed a few African weed dealers on their daily life and was insensitive at best and deeply polarizing and racist at worst, and “German Cougars catch jungle fever:” which profiled various white German women as they went to the Caribbean club Yaam on the club nights and hooked up with black African men who “desperately needed” some way to get a visa and stay in the country. I was appalled that this was the liberal progressive arrangement on a conversion on what it is to be African-diasporic in Berlin. I went to the closing event for the issue which was supposed to be a panel discussion between prominent members of the Afro-Deutsch community and the editors at Ex-Berliner. The editors and the mainly white audience effectively silenced and belittled the members of the panel with tales of their own travels to various African countries and questions about the validity of German colonization. A group of black people stayed after to commiserate and this was the seed of the idea. I remember thinking what if we had these kinds of conversations regularly? Since 2013 the salon has been molded from small therapy sessions to discursive conversations to its most recent iteration of being a moving dialogue. Every month we discuss different topics around a theme and I bring in a local to contextualize the subject. It’s important that this person is never an institutional expert but more of a personal historian, versed enough in their experiences to give a framework to the conversation. Society teaches black people that academic or institutional higher learning is the only way to gain knowledge while history teaches us that knowledge is within us and our very act of surviving is a testament that we already know what to do. That’s one of the reasons why I never place myself on any platform or stage or am facing the audience. The perspective is paramount to the space. We are always on the same level in a round table format. I am merely the facilitator of these interactions. My desire with the salon is to have the difficult conversations outside of academia and arts and cultural institutions and have them at a “kitchen table.”
 
What would it be like if we had these kinds of conversations with our neighbors?
 
This party is one of 4 events I’m hosting for Black History Month. I’ve thrown art parties with friends before but never with clear intentions of holding space specifically for and by Queer BPOC’s. The gay/lesbian and often even queer spaces in Berlin can still be quite alienating for Black, people of color. It’s vital that we feel respected, welcomed and embraced in these spaces as they are often the last refuge from more violent environments. And again selfishly I just want to be surrounded by people shaking their asses and being joyful. I’m always looking for new ways to heal together.
 
What’s your theoretical/academic background and do you draw from it in your practice?

 
My research background is basically examining and dissecting everything my mother ever told me which was the knowledge passed down from my mother’s mother’s mother.
 
Living and organizing in berlin, how do you feel like your practice is situated in the city or spread between different places?
 
It’s interesting to see how the salon has been received this past year in Berlin. First, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Every salon is well over capacity we always run out of time for conversation. We have about 50% of a regular crowd that’s comes every time and some people have deemed it “church” which my preacher grandfather would find hilarious. The institutional support has been harder to decipher. Being an artist (working mainly in performance and theater) means I am often invited to hold the salon in arts and cultural institutions which was never the goal. But I’m not against it. What I have a problem with and what is always a point I return to is the gaze: who’s looking and how? I often hear “Oh we’ve been looking to program something black or queer” or emails like “Hi I saw that your work is centered on…and then they go to state some vague notion of blackness…maybe you would be interested in participating in this kind of black or on the margins programming we have.” And because the salon is not for profit, these institutions feel like they can capitalize on that. Because culture is capital at the end of day. Always, All ways. Just because it doesn’t put physical dollars into your bank account doesn’t mean that you are not somehow benefitting from the cultural capital of it. And I’m hyper-aware of that. What I’ve learned is to say “No” or “This is what I cost.” There’s a lot of No’s though.
 
How do politics and pop culture overlap?
 
Politics and popular culture are a marriage as old as Methuselah and however many women begat him all those children. I don’t really consider it a choice to bring it into my work. The work is dead without both.
 
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Conversation between Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor and Lina Martin-Chan <3

Photo by Alexander Coggin

The Event

RESIDENCY
SYSTEM OUT X ACUD MACHT NEU

Born of a love for loud music in dark spaces, the arrival of Berlin’s new System.out Sound system is celebrated during a four night residency presented by ACUD MACHT NEU on 1st-4th March.
 
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RESIDENCY PROGRAMME // ACUD STUDIO
 
DAY 1 // MI 1.3
23H SYSTEM OUT: BEAUTIFUL SWIMMERS // RESOM // More Info
 
DAY 2 // DO 2.3
19H SYSTEM.LIT A: THE ARGONAUTS // More Info
23H SYSTEM.OUT X THE TRILOGY TAPES: WILL BANKHEAD + SECRET GUEST // More Info
 
DAY 3 // FR 3.3
19H SYSTEM.OUT X SPFDJ: BEGINNERS’S DJ WORKSHOP // More Info
24H SYSTEM.OUT X CRANIAL HANDLES: PANGAEA // INGA MAUER // More Info
 
DAY 4 // SA. 4.3
17H SYSTEM.OUT X THALAMUS: PANEL + LIVE SOUND EXCHANGE // More Info
24H SYSTEM.OUT X APPLIED ARTS: BRIAN NOT BRIAN // SOLUNE // VIGERA // More Info
 
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ABOUT
 
Taking inspiration from classic sound systems, System.out aims to create an open community driven by a passion for music, hosting multi disciplinary parties, listening events and community workshops.
 
Built on a foundation of the very latest Funktion One loudspeakers and 60kW of high-definition amplifiers, System.out Sound combines unparalleled detail across the frequency and musical spectrum with an intense and deep bass weight.
 
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ACUD QUESTIONNAIRE
SHARI VARI

Shari Vari are the electronic based pop group founded by Helena Ratka and Sophia Kennedy. And they are about to release their first EP ‘Life Should Be a Holiday’ which contains 5 pieces of music that oscillate between songwriting and a more club based track character. Every piece has a way of dealing with traditional forms of songwriting, breaking those rules and structures while combining psychedelic lyrics and chords with dark electronic sounds and weird, stubborn beats. The duo is play at ACUD Club this Thursday. Since some of you might never heard of them before, we asked them to answer our questionnaire. Introducing: Helena Ratka.
 
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yellow
 
Top 5 right now
Pox On You – Silver Apples
The Void – Holy Fix
Boards Of Canada & Colonel Abrams – Trapped
Ela Orleans – Circle One
Ossia – Information
 
Fave movie
too many
 
Book you’ve read more than 2x
vincent – goebel
 
Beer or liquor
snaps
 
New years resolution
full
 
How you like your eggs
wienerisch
 
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DO 2.2 // 20H // 10€
ACUD CLUB // RECORD RELEASE
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ACUD Q&A
TALKING 2017 WITH ZULI

Cairo-based ZULI debuted on Lee Gamble’s UIQ label with the Bionic Ahmed EP to resounding acclaim from JUNO, Fact, and The Vinyl Factory in early 2016. In Cairo he’s a key player in the KiK (Kairo is Koming) group and one of the heads behind the city’s pivotal collective, VENT, as documented by Resident Advisor, where he’s founded a beacon for Egyptian electronic music.
 
With DJ support by Demdike Stare and Kode9 on Radio 1, ZULI’s debut 12″ covers a unique electronic perspective taking cues from classic UK rufige and Æ’s computer music as well as hip hop. You can hear those disparate junctures in his wicked takeover for Lee Gamble’s NTS show, his JunoPlus podcast, his own monthly NTS show and soon enough on his upcoming 12″s on UIQ and VENT’s label (launching 2017).
 
ZULI will spend two weeks at ACUD MACHT NEU’s facilities to prepare new material for this site-specific performance. We caught up with Zuli during his rehearse to ask him a few questions about his plans for 2017. If your resolution is to be out and participating in more cultural things or learning more that they should watch our schedule!
 
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What did you do on new years eve?
 
Bosaina and I had a couples dinner with Ismael and Nur. You can tell how old we are already…
 
Do you believe in new year’s resolutions?
 
I guess, I mean it’s always good to set a time frame on your personal goals, so if the beginning of the new year is an excuse to do that then yeah…
 
Anything new you want to try out this year?
 
Get into Max MSP and Jitter! Maybe build an A/V show with them and/or light sensors I played with at a workshop in Beirut last November… I basically wanna try building an A/V show.
 
Is there something you really look forward to?
 
Releasing my 2nd EP on UIQ.
 
You started the new year with a residency in the club. What else in on the 2017 list?
 
A few new records hopefully, yes… the first of which will be on UIQ. Got a few shows and festivals lined up, but too early to talk about those now 😉
 
Is there an artist you’d like to meet or cooperate with this year?
 
I’m not big on collaborating with other musicians, I think I’ve been making music on my own for too long and wouldn’t know how to go about collaborating with someone else… but Madlib. I’d like to meet and collaborate with Madlib!
 

 
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The photo of Zuli has been taken for a feature about the Kairo Is Koming gig at ACUD Club last January.
 
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SA 21.1 // 22H
ACUD CLUB // CLUB NIGHT
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SUCCESS:
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egyptian producer’s post-residency performance, plus halcyon veil’s abyss x
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REWIND 2016
ACUD MACHT NEU SELECTED

Kara-Lis Coverdale visiting Berlin for the first time

Colin Self’s Make-Up

Mark Ernestus playing Mbalax

Carla Dal Forno playing the bass

The Acido soundsystem

Max Dax im Gespräch mit Michael Rother

AWA rocking the TSF afterparty

The Laurel Halo set at the BCR fundraiser

THE DEAD LADIES<3<3<3<3

ANIKA!

10 Years Awesome Tapes From Africa

Backyard Summer Screening

HKW presents Hubert Fichte

The second edition of Sounding Images

Unangenehme Gefühle

Hanging in the garden

The Kairo Is Koming club night

Back To The Future + Soup

DJ-Set BASS DEE

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UTOPIAN UNION BERLIN SUMMIT // SYMPOSIUM // 10.6 + 11.6.16 // More Info
 
with Paul Feigelfeld, Katharina Dermühl, Alexander Koch, Peng Collective, Hito Steyerl, Nick Houde, Patricia Reed, Caspar Leander Andresen, Sara Løve Dadadottír, Jeanne Voizard Marceau, Zoë Claire Miller, Tea Palmelund
 
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UNANGENEHME GEFÜHLE I // SYMPOSIUM // 3.9 + 4.9.16 // More Info
 
with Aisha Butt, Sonja Cvitkovic, Heike-Karin Föll, Ana-Maria Hadji-Culea, Fiona McGovern, Inka Meißner Manananggal, Megan Francis Sullivan, Cornelia Kastelan, Helmut Draxler, Michaela Meise, Hanna Schwarz, Kate Dervishi, Kerstin Cmelka
 
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HAZY BORDERS OF THE HEART // SYMPOSIUM // 17.12 + 18.12.16 // More Info
 
with Bini Adamczak, Fine Bieler, Irma Blumstock, Joanna Coleman, Cora Czarnecki und Johanna Schielke, Charlotte Eifler und Katrin Esser, Karin Fornander, Nora Frohmann, Alexandra Ivanciu, Lea Kolling, Elizaveta Kuznetsova, Anna Lebedeva, Dana Lorenz, Julia Lübbecke, Takeo Marquardt, Tess Marschner, Vanessa Opoku, Barbara Proschak, Urska Preis, Ramona Schacht, Katharina Swoboda, Ruudu Ulas, YOR
 
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BCR CLUB OF THE MONTH 07 // CLUB NIGHT // 26.2.2016 // More Info
 
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TRANSMEDIALE + CTM VORSPIEL // OPENING // 15.1.2016 // More Info
 
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DEAD LADIES SHOW #9 // LECTURE PERFORMANCE // 22.11.2016 // More Info
 
with Marlene Pardeller, Luisa Weiss, Florian Duijsens, Katy Derbyshire
 
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FIORDMOSS // VIDEO PREMIERE+LIVE SHOW // 24.2.2016 // More Info
 
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BACK TO THE FUTURE I-III // PANEL SERIES // 30.11 – 2.12.2016 // More Info
 
with Mo Loschelder (Elektro), Tina Friedrich (allgirls international berlin art), Pit Schultz (Botschaft e.V.), Robert Lippok (To Rococo Rot), Christian Morin (Eimer), Ulrich Gutmair (Taz), Séverine Marguin (Humboldt-Universität), Dirk Cieslak (vierte Welt), Suza Husse (District), Steffi Weismann (Kule e.V.), Stéphane Bauer (Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien) (angefragt), Christophe Knoch (Koalition der Freien Szene), Janet Merkel (City University London), Ephraim Gothe (Stadtrat Mitte) (angefragt), Ute Müller-Tischler (Kulturverwaltung Mitte), Dolly Leupold (ehemalige Kulturverwaltung Mitte), Johannes Braun (ACUD Kunsthaus), Annette Maechtel, Heimo Lattner (Berliner Hefte)
 
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X EXTRA FLY VOGUING // DANCE PERFORMANCE // 6.10.2016
 
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SOUNDING IMAGES #1 // SCREENING+TALK // 26.7.2016 // More Info
 
with Klaus Maeck, Fiona McGovern
 
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OCCULTO: THE PICTURE EXPERIMENT // CONCERT+TALK // 8.12.2016 // More Info
 
with Julia Läger, Alice Cannava
 
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HALLO STAR SHIP PAZEMAKER // MAGAZINE RELEASE // 6.3.2016 // More Info
 
with / Gene Beery, Taocheng Wang, Juliette Blightman, Judith Hopf & Martin Ebner, Sophia Le Fraga, Natalie Häusler, Karl Holmqvist und Gerry Bibby
 
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SOUNDING IMAGES #3 // SCREENING+LECTURE // 05.10.2016 //More Info
 
with Bill Dietz, Fiona McGovern
 
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KA BAIRD & CAMILLA PADGITT-COLESTAKESHI NISHIMOTO & CHRISTOPH BERG // CONCERT //  16.10.2016 // More Info

 
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AURORA SANDER, ROSELINE RANNOCH, LINDA SPJUT // PERFORMANCE+INSTALLATION // 29.8.2016 // More Info
 
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BERLIN FEMINIST FILM WEEK // OPENING PARTY // 11.3.2016 // More Info

 
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ACUD GALLERY

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Henning Fehr & Philipp Rühr
 
Still from Polyrhythm Technoir Pt. II – An Endless Cigarette, 2014
 
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Opening Night for Henning Fehr & Philipp Rühr
 
27.5.2016
 
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Willem de Rooij & Mario Pfeiffer
 
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Matthias Sohr at ACUD gallery
 
Photography: Eric Bell
 
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Elsa Salonen at ACUD gallery
 
Installation View
 
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Silke Nowak at ACUD gallery
 
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AWA AT TSF 2016 // 3.6.2016 // More Info
 
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COLIN SELF // 16.3.2016 // More Info
 
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KLEIN // 15.10.2016 // More Info
 
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DUPPY GUN SOUNDSYSTEM // 26.4.2016 // More Info
 
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BASS DEE AT 25 JAHRE ACUD // 8.10.2016 // More Info
 
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CARLA DAL FORNO // 12.5.2016 // More Info
 
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HUSSEIN SHERBINI // KAIRO IS KOMING // 22.1.2016 // More Info
 
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LET’S EAT GRANDMA // 15.11.2016 // More Info
 
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LÆTITA SADIER // 17.3.2016 // More Info
 
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DAWN MOK // 16.3.2016 // More Info
 
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VID BY VID
NOVEMBER AT ACUD

here are a couple of our favourite songs by bands playing music at acud during this greyest november

ACUD PLAYLIST
MARK ERNESTUS

Sénégal, on Africa’s most Western tip, has bred what many consider the most complex and beautiful percussion style in all of Africa, Sabar drumming. Today it can be found at the roots of the country’s very own dance music, Mbalax. On occasion of the release of his new album with the Ndagga Rhythm Force, legendary producer MARK ERNESTUS is going to rock the floor Friday, 28th November with his favourite Mbalax tunes from the Nineties and early Noughties. For ACUD Blog he put together a playlist with five Senegalese Mbalax rockers.
 

 

 

 

 

 
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FR 28.10 // 19H // 7€
ACUD CLUB // FOOD + FILM + PANEL + PARTY
BOMAYÉ SÉNÉGAL SPECIAL:
MARK ERNESTUS // DJ MATAR // FLORIAN SIEVERS
19H senegalese food // 20H film: toukie boukie // 21H30 panel //
22H30 party with mbalax sounds and more
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TEAM PLAYLIST
HEAVY ROTATION 14


 
Luca Olivotto – Am Park
 
“Love this track, by Luca Olivotto aka Rockaforte, founder of Endless Music. Looking forward to their first showcase at Chalet on August, 14!”
 
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(TEMP FM 008) HNRK
 
“Farewell, Sarah! Come back soon <3" - Lukas   ///  
 
Drugdealer – Suddenly feat. Weyes Blood
 
“Nice summer earworm by Mike Collins…I once got woken up in this guy’s living room by a chicken! Coming to ACUD sometime soon.” – Shub
 
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Polo & Pan – Canopée EP
 
“Spending my last moments sitting close to a babe I’ll miss like crazy” – Athi
 
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“Adieu Sarah!” – Julie
 
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Christian Chevallier – Sea Cathedral
 
“sea sounds and organs from france. farewell sarah and athi! when you come back i’ll speak french fluently of course!” – Basti
 
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Coultrain – Let’s Pretend it’ll Last
 
“to feed our souls” – Doro