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!”
(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
Polo & Pan – Canopée EP
“Spending my last moments sitting close to a babe I’ll miss like crazy” – Athi
Einstürzende Neubauten Sehnsucht
“Adieu Sarah!” – Julie
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
Coultrain – Let’s Pretend it’ll Last
“to feed our souls” – Doro
MORE REWIND 2016
Space Art – L’Obsession d’Archibald
“space art is the shit” – Basti
Tarquin Manek – Sassafras Gesundheit
“Tune in to Berlin Community Radio on Friday, July 15th at 14:00 to hear Tarquin Manek play a live session from the ACUD Club.” – Shub
Dennis Bovell – Living In Babylon
“living in babylon…“ – watch this classic london reggae film at BACKYARD SUMMER next wednesday!” – Julie
Machinedrum – Infinite Us
“on heavy rotation since two weeks now – thx basti” – Lukas
Happa – Rinse FM Podcast
“love it” – Sarah
“islandman for our little island hope to have him live on 10th of septmeber” – Doro
Haystacks -Sachal Vasandani
“my easy dreamy catchy tune” – Karen
We, ACUD MACHT NEU, are offering two internships to support our graphic design and social media section. The internship would start in September and last for six months. Our collective runs ACUD club, studio and gallery at Kunsthaus ACUD. Besides helping with posters, flyers, facebook, twitter and the newsletter, you would get an insight in how to run an independent music and arts venue. If you are interested, please send your application to:
Jamie XX – Gosh
“Oh my Gosh” – Lukas
Klein – Marks Of Worship
“More than a song, more than a music video- an experience. Klein is an artist to watch.” – Shub
Ur my bby – Ricky Eat Acid
“summer distortion. ricky eat acid is great” – Basti
Sigourney Skywalker – Mix 2.
“Just found a new Sigourney Skywalker Mix in the ether… elevating!” – Mieke
Jaakko Eino Kalevi Mix N°5
“wonderful pop gems of all genres compiled by jaakko eino kalevi – soon djing at our backyard summer!” – Julie
On selected Wednesday and Sundays throughout the summer, we invite you to our backyard to cool down with music, food, drinks and friends. Summer sounds from reggae and psychedelic to Hawaiian, as well as music from ACUD housemates Berlin Community Radio’s live stream. Plus: live sets in the club, a special summer drinks menu and soul food from Glory Box.
Spend the early evening hours and welcome the best part of the week with us!
SO 26.6 // LIVE+FOOD+DJ
Moondog In Hawaii:
HULA HUT AND THE SEVEN SEAS
FB event / More Info
kaleidoscopic trip around moondog and the golden era of hawaiian music
MI 29.6 // LIVE+DJ
presented by Shameless/Limitless
FB event / More Info
London’s nervous karaoke crooner Sad Eyes and New Zealand/Berlin psychedelic duo
MI 13.7 // CONCERT
DJ JAAKKO EINO KALEVI
LONG SAM live
FB event / More Info
weird synth pop from finland
MI 20.7 // SCREENING+DJ
JIMMY CLIFF’S “THE HARDER THEY COME” (1973)
DJ CARL LUIS (DUTY FREE)
SO 24.7 // CONCERT+DJ
MARLAIS live acoustic
MONA LISA DISCO DJs
marlais’ modernized british folk
MI 27.7 // LIVE+DJ
MI 3.8 // LIVE+DJ
MI 17.8 // LIVE+DJ
MI 24.8 // LIVE+DJ
THE […] EXPERIMENT SERIES is a transdisciplinary open seminar organised by Occulto Magazine’s editor and publisher Alice Cannava in ACUD Studio space. Scientists and artists, professional and amateurs, curious nerds and hesitant passers-by are all warmly invited to a hybrid multiformats program – lectures, artist’s talks, performances, screenings, workshops, one-night exhibitions and more. Recurring lecturers and one-time guests will include hard and soft science researchers, historians and writers as well as visual artists, film directors, musicians and designers. Expect an informal situation, the possibility to develop a collective ongoing discussion, reports of each session with bibliographic references, good food and music.
Participating in the first experiment is American science writer RUSS HODGE who is currently working at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin Buch. His work as author includes fiction, popular science and collaborative papers in peer-reviewed journals. Hodge will hold a lecture that will be followed by a screening of works by Italian, Berlin based film director GIUSEPPE BOCCASSINI. In between there will be a short break for food provided by Proper Meals. To give you the chance to properly prepare yourself for the night, Alice has gathered an inventory with quotes, clips, labels, links – and the recommended dresscode.
“Was kann ich wissen?” – Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, 1781-1787
“Scientists now know what no nose knows vs. what the nose knows but no nose knows that noses know” – Russ Hodge, title of the latest post in his blog Good Science Writing, May 2016
“In every battle it is the eyes that are the first to be subjugated” – Tacitus, Germania, 98 AD, ca., as quoted by Giuseppe Boccassini in his director’s notes about The Tin Hat, 2014
“Well I’ve always said, There’s nothing an agnostic can’t do if he really doesn’t know whether he believes in anything or not.” – from ‘Bells’, Monthy Python’s Contractual Obligation Album, 1980
Copyright 2016 Russ Hodge, goodsciencewriting.wordpress.com
Teaser of The Tin Hat, a film by Giuseppe Boccassini, 2014
Astronaut or beekeeper suit
Scientific Models and Metaphors
World War I
Noise and Information
The Experiment // http://experiment.occultomagazine.com/
Russ Hodge // https://goodsciencewriting.wordpress.com/
Giuseppe Boccassini // https://vimeo.com/farfadada
Occulto // http://www.occultomagazine.com
THE FILTER EXPERIMENT
presented by occulto
One-bowl cold dinner: 5€ (RSVP)
THE is the most common word in english
THE is tired of all its use
Especially when written in Helvetica
THE needs to do some Mediation
THE needs to do some Lane Swimming
THE needs to do some Stretching
THE needs to do some Integrative Breathing Therapy
THE needs to do some Acupuncture
THE needs to do some Finnish Sauna
THE needs to do some Time Management
THE needs to do some Dancing Therapy
THE needs to do some Push Ups
THE needs to do some Power Nap
BE is the most common verb in english
BE is tired of all its use
Especially when written in Helvetica
BE needs to do some Mediation
BE needs to do some Sensory Deprivation Tank
BE needs to do some Skipping
BE needs to do some Color Therapy
BE needs to do some Cucumber Face Mask
BE needs to do some Travel
BE needs to do some Pedicure
BE needs to do some Internal Cleansing
BE needs to do some Treadmill
TO is the most common preposition in english
TO is tired of all its use
Especially when written in Helvetica
TO needs to do some Shirodhara Oil Dripping Treatment
TO needs to do some Charcoal Peel Off Mask
TO needs to do some Gravitational Weightlifting
TO needs to do some Aromatherapy
TO needs to do some Deep Tissue Massage
TO needs to do some Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
TO needs to do some Whirlpool
TO needs to do some Positive Thinking
TIME is the most common noun in english
TIME is tired of all its use
Especially when written in Helvetica
TIME needs to do some Dancing Therapy
TIME needs to do some Hot Stone Massage
TIME needs to do some Color Therapy
TIME needs to do some Power Nap
TIME needs to do some Detox
TIME needs to do some Vision Therapy
TIME needs to do some Sunbed
TIME needs to do some Electrotherapy
TIME needs to do some Integrative Breathing Therapy
TIME needs to do some Social Connecting
TIME needs to do some Yoga
TIME needs to do some Stepper
TIME needs to do some Meditation
TIME needs to do some Manicure
TIME needs to do some Self-Actualization
TIME needs to do some Push Ups
GOOD is the most common adjective in english
GOOD is tired of all its use
Especially when written in Helvetica
GOOD needs to do some Art Therapy
GOOD needs to do some Mud Bath
GOOD needs to do some Fish Spa
GOOD needs to do some Hypnotherapy
GOOD needs to do some Magnesium Mineral Steam Shower
GOOD needs to do some Waxing
GOOD needs to do some Pilates
GOOD needs to do some Cleopatra Bath
GOOD needs to do some Cryotherapy
GOOD needs to do some Cucumber Face Mask
GOOD needs to do some Wilderness Therapy
GOOD needs to do some Positive Thinking
GOOD needs to do some Face Scraping
WORD WELLNESS #1
presented by cartouche
Friday, 24 June 2016, ACUD studio
Félicia Atkinson – Sweet August Playlist
“hammocks, rivers, storms, blackberries and fireflies” – Julie
ROCKY B. – The Tropikal Camel Show
“Cool mix from Tropikal Camel, who played yesterday at ACUD Club for Nächte des Ramadan.” – Sarah
Easter – Leda
“Nice car” – Lukas
Dahou – Bechar
“Desert tunes by the Algerian lute master Alla.” – Elodie
Claude Larson – Murrumbidgee River
“modular boat ride” – Basti
Diamond Rings – Play By Heart
“don’t loose your concentration” – Doro
STORMZY – SHUT UP
“Looking forward to Stormzy live for Fete de la Musique on Tuesday. Legend!” – Shub
Berlin still is an important center for experimental music. A whole bunch of exciting contemporary artists and labels are based in town, amongst them label Blackest Ever Black that just moved from the UK to Berlin. One of their latest signees is vocalist and multi-instrumentalist SILVIA KASTEL who is about to release her debut LP on the label. As one half of Control Unit (with Ninni Morgia), she has worked with the likes of Smegma, Factrix, Gary Smith, Aki Onda and Gate (Michael Morley of The Dead C). Hailing from Italy via Brooklyn, NY but with a predilection for the bleak and jarring sounds of the UK’s first industrial wave, Kastel’s confrontational yet sensual work incorporates voice, rhythm, synths, tape echo and dub influences.
This Friday, Silvia will provide DJ duties when mysterious Argentinian producer NGLY returns to Berlin to support his most recent release (“Psychosis” EP) on Brooklyn’s L.I.E.S. label. The night will be opened by Grammar of Movement, who has recently released his debut EP on London’s purveyor’s of abstract, heavy techno/house. Lobster Theremin is the second DJ of the night. For ACUD blog, Silvia gathered a playlist with her most fav tunes right now.
Lil Noid – Load My Clip
“This whole release is essential. Proper Memphis biz”
Clarence G – Cause I Said It Right
“Ruthless James Stinson alias, everyone understadably goes nuts on the dancefloor with this one”
Zahgurim – New Flesh
“Eeerie and classy 80’s gem, can’t pin it down. Industrial vibe, electro beat, flanging guitars… I love Zahgurim so much”
Haruomi Hosono – Body Snatchers
“Obsessed with Hosono-san, he’s a total genius. ‘Techno-pop’ is what he calls this”
Inhalants – There Are Cops Around
“I’m a sucker for those beeps in the fog”
SUCCESS: NGLY // GRAMMAR OF MOVEMENT // SILVIA KASTEL
Friday, 10 June 2016, ACUD Club
More Info – FB Event
Tame Impala – The Less I know The Better
“Loving the colors and visuals” – Athi
Stabil Elite – Spumante / Alles Wird Gut
“Looking forward to a very special Stabil Elite concert at ACUD club on June 9th as part of our SINGLE film screening with Alex Wissel and Jan Bonny!” – Elodie
Silvia Kastel – Estrogênio Mix
“Sisters of the world, take over… a mind expanding all female mix by silvia kastel (Noisekölln tapes), DJing at our first SUCCESS club night next week friday june 10 at ACUD club.” – Julie
Miasmah – Vapor
“Beloved mix kindly selected by the Miasmah label – if you feel like getting more vapor vibes join us for the Miasmah & Infinite Greyscale label night at ACUD Studio on the 10th of June.” – Mieke
Hiroshi Yoshimura – Time After Time
“Summer tune! It’s always your view your turn your choice your voice to be” – Doro
Roberto De Simone – Secondo Coro Delle
“Post punk opera from 1976” – Shub
N. Sokolov – Safari (Soviet Electro, 1984)
“soviet safari feelings” – Bastian
DI 31.5 // 19H FILM SCREENING // NGBK
NO PLAY: FILMSCREENING „BORN IN FLAMES“ BY LIZZIE BORDEN (1983)
sisters of the world, take over!
DO 2.6 // 19H OPENING // GALERIE FÜR MODERNE FOTOGRAFIE
HONEY SUCKLE COMPANY BOOK LAUNCH
anarchist, androgynous, utopian, esoteric, radical — berlin mitte at its best in the late 90s!
FR 3.6 // 19H SAVVY CONTEMPORARY
THE INCANTATION OF THE DISQUIETING MUSE.
On Divinity, Supra-Realities or the Exorcisement of Witchery
Exhibition, performances, lectures, invocations ÷ African future with SAVVY Contemporary X Goethe-Institut South Africa!
SA 4.6 // 19H30 READING // ZABRISKIE
„HOLZ DER TEUFEL“ – HOLGER LEHMANN LIEST
It’s Lange Buchnacht on Oranienstraße and our most fav bookstore in town is hosting a reading!
SO 5.6 // 19H CONCERT // VOLKSBÜHNE
TORSTRASSENFESTIVAL – SUPER SUNDAY: EASTER + FENSTER + JAAKKO EINO KALEVI
TSF16 grande finale!
As of now the curator Elodie Evers assumes the artistic direction of the exhibition program at ACUD, inaugurating the ACUD gallery on the 27th of May.
For more than six years Elodie worked at the Düsseldorfer Kunsthalle. There she curated a number of solo and group shows that attracted international attention. Shortly after the revelations of Edward Snowden she exhibited the works of young artists and activists who deal with digital capitalism and its consequences for society as part of Smart New World. She also raised socio-political questions with the exhibition Leben mit Pop. Eine Reproduktion des Kapitalistischen Realismus, questioning Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke and Konrad Lueg´s significance in the present age. Beyond that she organized first time institutional solo exhibitions especially for young artists in Germany and Europe respectively.
In 2015 Elodie founded the nomadic format facetime. With it, she realizes new performative pieces in selected places in public space. To our excitement this finally lead her back to Berlin as well – and thereby to ACUD. She told us: „Considering the selling out of Berlin-Mitte and the hair-raising transformation of a formerly lively district into a graveyard of flatwhite zombies, the space is somewhat like an alternative telling of urban development. Here different times, generations and genres overlap. This creates a vital, unique and inspiring environment not only for artistic production but also for different audiences and that is what ultimately attracts me.”
Some of her plans are already certain too: they start with the cologne based duo Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr whose films match perfectly with ACUD. The artists deal with the political agency of subcultures and have recently completed their trilogy on techno culture. Accompanying the exhibition, the film ”Single” by the artist and dramaturg Alex Wissel will be shown in Berlin for the first time ever. Single refers to the club of the same name Wissel ran in Düsseldorf for one year which was an experimental platform for diverse art and music projects. Elodie intends to more closely interconnect the individual protagonists of the venue and simultaneously open it up further. This includes a focus on artistic projects which have been explicitly developed with and for the space and an exhibition program that naturally includes non-western artists. We look forward to it!
Using their immediate environment as a point of departure for their feature length films, the artists Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr have investigated various social systems and their inherent contradictions. In the background of their work, there is a persistent question about how smaller communities can shape or even transform a society at large. In their most recent trilogy “Polyrhythm Technoir”, which focuses on the socio-political landscape of the techno scene and its conditions of production, the entanglement of art and commerce is ubiquitous. Yet there is also another thread connecting the works: The films don’t tell stories in any traditional sense. Rather they opt for atmospheres and situations instead of events, long takes instead of quick edits, and silences and soundscapes instead of dialogue.
The exhibition at ACUD gallery is the most comprehensive presentation of Fehr and Rühr’s artistic practice to date. Besides the trilogy “Polyrhythm Technoir”, one of their very first films “My Language is an Unpaved Road (Crystal Bridges)” will be shown as well. Two more works created in recent years supplement the selection. The opening takes place this Friday. For our blog, Philipp answered a few questions dealing with the exhibition and their practice.
Philipp, what exactly are Henning and you exhibiting at ACUD?
Philipp Rühr: We are showing four films in the exhibition. They are all independent of each other, but we tried to arrange them in a way that allows for a sort of polyrhythmic reading. We have never done something like this before but Elodie Evers really helped us to figure out a way that seems appropriate.
Your use of very long shots is a reference to so called Slow Cinema. What do you like about this kind of genre?
About a year ago we came across Nadin Mai’s blog on slow cinema. As we share her excitement for film makers like Lav Diaz or Liu Jiayin, we looked into her definition of the term, which is very precise and related to third cinema, a radical cinema that came into being during the South American independence movements in the sixties. But long before we heard about the discourse on slow cinema we were using long shots. It is important to us to see other film makers who work on some of the same problems, but there are, of course, also big differences. I think our initial motivation to use long shots was to open up a temporal space in which a precise reading of specific images would be possible. This, in my mind, is really a post-conceptual strategy. Slow cinema and other fields and discourses have then had a big influence on taking this post-conceptual methodology and transforming it into something that is very much about experiences. I’m really interested in the tension between these two diametrically opposed points: immediate experience and post-conceptual reading. Aesthetically this is the crux of the matter. Two students of Christopher Williams going to a techno party.
A recurring subject of your work are micro communities. In your exhibition trilogy „Polyrhythm Technoir“ you examined different Techno scenes, for Vice Magazine you wrote a piece about the Salafist scene. What do you find so fascinating about these community formations and in how far is this subject also reflected in your exhibition?
Micro communities, scenes, worlds, inclusivity, exclusivity, hierarchies, DIY, grass roots organizing, institutions, art imperialism, clubs, festivals, substances, dealing, mainstreaming, underground, radicalism, extremism, overground, hovering, minorities, democracy, anarchy, mob rule, rituals, boredom, post-, depression, healing, therapy, accelerationism, slow cinema, queer theory, sonic history, and so on. Mostly Trauerarbeit.
What was your first response when visiting ACUD?
ACUD is a community run space and you can still sense some of the spirit of the nineties. For me it is going to be interesting to see how the gallery’s new program is going to affect the overall situation of ACUD and vice versa. I hope the show will contribute something to the whole place. One of the films in the exhibition shows techno-scenes in Mexico and Montreal – it was our original idea to show a film about this scene to the art scene. But in the end it became at least as important to show this film to the people involved with techno, and we had a few screening situations where these different scenes – the art scene and the techno scene – actually came together. In my mind the ACUD could be an ideal place for situations like this.
When and how did you start working together? What do you like about it?
We started working together during the time of our studies. We are really close friends and have been engaged in a nine year long conversation that constantly changes and develops. The question why we collaborate doesn’t really occur to us so much. So many musicians and people involved in music and theatre collaborate, why should it be different for artists? One of the best things about our collaboration is our shared Facebook account. I really recommend trying that!
Your trilogy “Polyrhythm Technoir” is about the German techno scene. Are you gonna go clubbing while in Berlin?
Later in the month we are going to show our film An Endless Cigarette at the ACUD cinema. It was shot in 15 different clubs in Berlin. I really like it when the cinema turns into a club-like situation, but I don’t like it so much when the club turns into a cinema like situation, which is why we avoid most clubs in Berlin. Although….
HENNING FEHR & PHILIPP RÜHR
Opening: FRI, 27.5.2016, 19-22H
Exhibition: 28.5 – 3.7.2016, THU – SAT 13 – 18H
ACUD is only a small star in Berlin’s big cultural universe. So many exciting things are there to be discovered every day and night. We are transmitting you magnificent concerts, exhibitions, talks and screenings outside our orbit that are worth to be visited. Here is our first compass to successfully guide you through the week, this time giving you the coordinates to five events. See you in space!
MI 25.5 // 20H CONCERT // MARIE ANTOINETTE
THE SPACE LADY
Moondog vibes – we are fans!
MI 25.5 // 20H DOCUMENTARY // MOVIEMENTO
SONITA (BERLIN PREVIEW)
Our friends of the Berlin Feminist Film Week present the award-winning documentary by editor Rune Schweitzer.
DO 26.5 // 19H TALK // REGENBOGENFABRIK
BERLIN UND AIRBNB WAS SAGEN DIE ZAHLEN?
Informations- und Diskussionsveranstaltung zur Ferienwohnungsproblematik im Kiez mit Alsino Skowronnek, Jonas Parnow, Andrej Holm und Nina Scholz.
DO 26.5 // 20H CONCERT // BERGHAIN KANTINE
BLACKEST EVER BLACK NIGHT
One of our most favorite labels of the moment invited some great acts of their roaster. 10 June Silvia Kastel will play in ACUD club together with NGLY!
SA 28.5 // 20H CONCERT // WESTGERMANY
GENEVA JACUZZI + BOBBYPIN
Our dearest friends of No Fear of Pop and Shameless/Limitless team up to present you weird pop by Geneva Jacuzzi and (ex TOPS member) Bobbypin.
Some of you might already have noticed the Blade Runner’esque tables with the yellow light at the bottom in front of the house. They were installed by Jan Körbes and Kim Laugs of Refunc for the hot summer nights at ACUD. We are getting ready for the summer and the duo helps us to transform the house into a nice hangout, the table is one of their first contributions. Besides the collaboration with Refunc we have a fabulous program ready for you. More to be announced soon!
Chicaloyoh – Jeune fille
“Nico and Catherine Ribeiros resurrected in 2016 – To be experienced live at ACUD tonight.” – Julie
Ian William Craig – A Single Hope
“Haunting vocal + tape manipulations care of Ian William Craig, who’ll be at ACUD in August for an installment of the Phase Pattern series.” – Shub
Rudoh – Toh Kia Howa
“The new EP by Karachi’s very own Rudoh. Tonight at the Club!” – Lukas
Die Antwoord – BUM BUM ft. God
“Tu pene es hermoso: some romantic porno rhymes” – Sarah
Neneh Cherry – Woman
“Happy depressions” – Doro
Kuedo – Visioning Shared Tomorrows
“Visioning shared tomorrows” – Elodie
Children – This Sporting Life
“A fundamental conflict of mankind put into eternal lyrics” – Johannes