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    PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL: UMANAMENTE

    Wed 06.06 20:30 // PERFORMANCE, THEATER // ACUD STUDIO
    PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL: UMANAMENTE

    Performing Arts Festival & Acud Macht Neu present:
     
    UMANAMENTE (Marcozzi Contemporary Theater)
    Studio #1: Connection
     
    “UMANAMENTE” thematisiert menschliche Beziehungen in der digitalisierten Welt und fordert das Publikum dazu auf, in einen Dialog mit den Künstler*innen zu treten. Einige Zuschauer*innen nehmen daran freiwillig teil, während andere Beobachter*innen des Prozesses sind. Daniela Marcozzi studierte Artistic Research an der Theaterakademie Dimitri und hat einen Master in Biotechnologie.
     
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    Eine Performance von Marcozzi Contemporary Theater
    Konzeption, Gestaltung & Durchführung: Daniela Marcozzi
    Konzeptionelle Unterstützung: Silvia Prolunghi, Elena Galliano
    Performance: Karina Benjamin, Carlo Bortolini, Giulia Cappello, Elisabetta Chapuis, Ilaria Di Maio, Elena Galliano, Daniela Marcozzi, Francesca Martini, Alejandro Niklison, Lodovica Nuzzo, Silvia Prolunghi, Antoine Richard
     
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    Marcozzi Contemporary Theater arbeitet auf dem Gebiet der darstellenden Künste mit physischem Theater, Körper- und Stimmarbeit (basierend auf dem Grotowski-Training), gesprochenen Texten und Verkörperungstechniken. Es übertritt performative Gattungen, um eine authentische und expressive Sprache zu erreichen. In Zusammenarbeit mit visuellen Künstler*innen, Musiker*innen und Darsteller*innen produzierte die Künstlerin und Forscherin Daniela Marcozzi viele Solo- und Gruppenstücke in Berlin und Europa. Sie leitet regelmäßig Kurse im Bereich des physischen Theaters und Workshops für darstellende Künstler*innen. Die von ihr entwickelte Trainingsmethode verbindet Biowissenschaften mit darstellender Kunst. Daniela hat einen Master in Biotechnologie.
     
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    English:
     
    The performance focuses on the topic of human connection in a digitalized world. It is based on embodiment techniques that facilitate the audience’s active engagement and strengthen the performer’s receptivity allowing the creation of a dialogue between audience and performers.
     
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    MI 6.6 + DO 7.6 + SO 10.6 // 20H30 // 6-10€
    ACUD STUDIO // PERFORMANCE
    PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL:
    UMANAMENTE (MARCOZZI CONTEMPORARY THEATER)

    a piece about human connection in a digitalized world
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    KARMA LTD. EXTENDED  CHAPTER #4: POST-INTERNET MYTHOLOGIES

    Fri 08.06 20:00 // EXHIBITION // ACUD GALERIE
    KARMA LTD. EXTENDED CHAPTER #4: POST-INTERNET MYTHOLOGIES

    Karma Ltd. Extended presents POST-INTERNET MYTHOLOGIES, the fourth chapter of the curatorial collaboration @ Acud Galerie in co-operation with Torstraßen Festival.
     
    DEUTSCHE VERSION SIEHE UNTEN
     
    FR 08.06.2018 from 20:00 – 00:00
    OPENING Video Installation // FB Event
     
    SA 09.06.2018 from 14:00 – 00:00
    Video Installation and Live Performance with Beio, China Yu and Felix-Florian Tödtloff
     
    SO 10.06.2018 from 13.00-19.00
    Video Installation / 17:00 Artist Talk with Tianzhuo Chen. Moderation: Petra Poelzl
     
    Within the smoke of the fog machines, divine iconography meets throbbing beats. Strobe light encounters naked skin. Buddhist cosmology meets the codes of the global internet culture. The boundary-breaking works likewise reminiscent of drug-fueled reverie in an underground club as it is of a yoga retreat in India’s Varanasi.
     
    The overlapping aesthetics of Tianzhuo Chen’s theatre performances, video installations and sculptures are infused with the iconographic vocabulary of divinities, ceremonies, and rituals of a variety of cultures. Blending, among others, references to Japanese theater and dance forms such as butoh and kabuki, but also to the sounds, symbols, and hedonism of a global youth culture. Tianzhuo Chen creates experiential spaces that are as sensual as they are grotesque. They seem to be free of the social, political, cultural, and religious structures and borders of the era. Stereotypical imagery is taken in hand in order to break it open, dissect it and put it back together. Within this Post Internet intoxication, a campy bricolage reveals a globally inspired self-portrait between commerce, kitsch, spirituality and the apocalypse.
     
    In the course of Chapter #4, Karma Ltd. Extended in cooperation with Torstraßen Festival invited Tianzhuo Chen together with his performers Beio and China Yu to take over ACUD Galerie for three days. Alongside chosen video works on display, Tianzhuo Chen is going to develop a site-specific and newly commissioned durational performance piece.
     
    Tianzhuo Chen lives and works in Beijing and Shanghai. After his studies at the Saint Martins College, he made a name of himself as a visual artist. Alongside the foundation of his Party and Fashion label Asian Dope Boys, his theatre performances also became well known. In Ishvara or An Atypical Brain Damage, which were presented at Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), steirischer herbst (Graz) and Kampnagel (Hamburg) amongst others, he collaborated with musicians such as Aisha Devi, Dis Fig and Kakushin Nishihara. Currently, Tianzhuo Chen is working on a new music clip for Aisha Devi, while An Atypical Brain Damage continues touring.
     
    Karma Ltd. Extended is a curatorial collaboration between Pauline Doutreluingne and Petra Poelzl that refers to the connections and effects of the digital transformation on the political, social, ecological and economic living conditions of the present. It puts the human imagination centerfold by focusing on artistic narratives about future possibilities of coexistence. In their research, the curators search for artistic trajectories and visions that broaden our senses for unexpected fantasies. They focus on the acting subject and design a wide variety of counter-perspectives and alternatives. Karma Ltd. Extended is political, poetic, performative, intersectional-feminist, experimental and much more.
     
    Karma Ltd. Extended is funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Chapter #4: Post-Internet Mythologies is a cooperation with Torstraßen Festival.
     
    Curated by Pauline Doutreluingne and Petra Poelzl
    Exhibition Design: Torsten Oetken
    Curatorial Assistant: Camila Palomino
    Curatorial Interns: Hazal Kaygusuz and Diane Esnault
    Production: Silvia Prolunghi
    Make up: Servullo Mendez
     
    Acud Galerie, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin
    For press inquiries: karmapress@acudmachtneu.com
     
    Picture taken from An Atypical Brain Damage. Credits: Peiyu Shen
     
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    Im Rauch der Nebelmaschine treffen göttliche Ikonografien auf pumpende Beats. Stroboskoplichter auf nackte Haut. Buddhistische Kosmologie wird mit den Codes der globalen Internet-Kultur vermengt.  Das grenzüberschreitende künstlerische Werk von Tianzhuo Chen erinnert zugleich an einen Drogenrausch im Underground-Club sowie an einen Retreat im indischen Varanasi.
     
    In der sich überlagernden Ästhetik der Bühnenperformances, Skulpturen und Videoarbeiten des Künstlers ist ein ikonographisches Vokabular aus Gottheiten, Zeremonien und Ritualen diverser Kulturkreise zu finden, die sich unter anderem mit Anleihen aus japanischen Theater- und Tanzformen wie Butoh oder Kabuki, aber auch mit Sounds, Symboliken und dem Hedonismus einer weltumspannenden Jugendkultur vermengen. Tianzhuo Chen schafft sinnliche und gleichermaßen groteske Erfahrungsräume, die von den sozialen, politischen, kulturellen und religiösen Strukturen und Grenzen der Zeit befreit zu sein scheinen. Stereotypische Bildwelten werden aufgebrochen, seziert und erneut zusammengesetzt. Im Post-Internet Rausch entsteht eine campy Bricolage – ein global inspiriertes Selbstportrait, das zwischen Kommerz, Kitsch, Spiritualität und Apokalypse changiert.
     
    Im Zuge des vierten Kapitels hat Karma Ltd. Extended in Kooperation mit dem Torstraßen Festival Tianzhuo Chen eingeladen, die ACUD Galerie für die Dauer von drei Tagen zu bespielen. Neben Videoarbeiten wird der Künstler, gemeinsam mit den beiden Performern Beio und China Yu, eine für den Raum konzipierte durational Performance erarbeiten.
     
    Tianzhuo Chen lebt und arbeitet in Beijing und Shanghai. Nach seinem Studium am Sankt Martins College machte er sich zunächst als bildender Künstler einen Namen. Neben der Gründung seines Party- und Modelabels Asian Dope Boys, lassen auch seine Bühnenarbeiten aufhorchen. In Ishvara oder An Atypical Brain Damage, welche unter anderem auf den Wiener Festwochen, dem steirischen Herbst (Graz) oder am Kampnagel (Hamburg) gezeigt wurden, kollaboriert der Künstler mit Musikerinnen wie Aisha Devi, Dis Fig und Kakushin Nishihara. Derzeit arbeitet Tianzhuo Chen erneut an einem Musikvideo für die Musikerin Aisha Devi, während An Atypical Brain Damage weiterhin durch die europäische Theater- und Festivallandschaft tourt.
     
    Karma Ltd. Extended ist eine kuratorische Kollaboration zwischen Pauline Doutreluingne und Petra Poelzl, welche sich inhaltlich mit den Verbindungen sowie Auswirkungen des digitalen Wandels auf die politischen, sozialen, ökologischen und ökonomischen Lebensbedingungen der Gegenwart bezieht. In einer Gegenwart, in der das menschliche Vorstellungsvermögen an seine Grenzen stößt, stellt Karma Ltd. Extended die Kraft der Imagination ins Zentrum, um nach alternativen Erzählungen in der Gegenwart und nahen Zukunft zu suchen. Karma Ltd. Extended ist politisch, poetisch, performativ, intersektional feministisch, experimentell und vieles mehr.
     
    Gefördert durch die Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Chapter #4: Post-Internet Mythologies ist eine Kooperation mit dem Torstraßen Festival.
     
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    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018

    Sat 09.06 14:00 // FESTIVAL // ACUD CLUB
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018

    Forever Torstraßen Festival. Torstraßen Festival Forever. Tip the 8 (as in eighth festival edition) on its side, and voilà: infinity.
     
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    Friday, June 8, 20H, ACUD, 8€, no presales
    Torstraßen Festival 2018 Opening featuring Neukolln Country Club + Guests, Karaoke courtesy of The Chop and a sneak peek at renowned artist Tianzhuo Chen’s installation (happening in collaboration with the curatorial collective Karma Ltd. Extended.) at the ACUD Galerie.
     
    Saturday, June 9, 14-24H, 18/20€
    feat. AG Form, Albertine Sarges & The Sticky Fingers, André Uhl, Andrea Belfi, Andreas Spechtl, Bad Hammer, Candice Gordon, CATNAPP, Countess Malaise, Cuntroaches, Dan Bodan, Daniel Freitag, DENA, houaïda, HYENAZ, Ida Wenøe, Jinka, Kaukolampi, Keyzuz, KING AYISOBA, KLITCLIQUE, Leoprrrds, LIA LIA, Lucrecia Dalt, Martha Rose, Nisantashi Primary School, MIKEY., Saba Lou, Sean Nicholas Savage, Sequoyah Tiger, Soft as Snow, Tellavision & Derya Yildirim, Tianzhou Chen, Tom Rogerson, Trucks, Wilted Women + a film program curated by •• Videokills •• at venues around Berlin-Mitte, including ACUD, ACUD Galerie, ACUD Kino, Ballhaus Berlin, Chausseestraße 131, Grüner Salon, Kaffee Burger, KuLe, Prassnik, Roter Salon & Z-Bar
     
    Saturday, June 9, 23-6H, 5/10€ w/without festival pass. No presales
    Torstraßen Festival 2018: The Party with Arabstazy, Cibelle, DANIEL HAAKSMAN, Deena Abdelwahed, Ghetto Vanessa, Jowaa, mettani & Tropikal Camel & Nuri at ACUD.
     
    Sunday, June 10, 12-18H, Free
    Torstraßen Festival x Independent Label Market: Berlin at Volksbühne Berlin
     
    Sunday, June 10, 19H, 20€
    TSF Super Sunday featuring Alex Cameron, Lido Pimienta and Itaca at Volksbühne Berlin: TSF Super Sunday: Alex Cameron, Lido Pimienta, Itaca.
     
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    ACUD MACHT NEU / ACUD Galerie / ACUD Kino / Ballhaus Berlin / Chausseestraße 102 / Gaststätte W. Prassnik / Grüner Salon / Kaffee Burger / KuLe / Roter Salon / Z-Bar Berlin
     
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    More Info & Tickets: www.torstrassenfestival.de
     
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    Gefördert von Musicboard Berlin
     
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    SA 9.6 // 14H
    ACUD CLUB + STUDIO // FESTIVAL
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018: FOREVER
    the best festival in berlin brings you infinite good music
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    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018 - THE PARTY

    Sat 09.06 23:00 // CLUB NIGHT, AFTER PARTY // ACUD CLUB
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018 – THE PARTY

    Forever carries on into the night, with our annual Torstraßen Festival party at ACUD, this year featuring floors booked by Arab-Futurist label Arabstazy and Mitte fixture & global club trend watcher Daniel Haaksman.
     
    Tickets: 5/10€ with/without festival pass. No presales.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    ACUD STUDIO
     
    NURI – SHOUKA [think: African Tribal Futurism]
    METTANI & TROPIKAL CAMEL [live, think: Industrial Maghreb Bass Ritual]
    DEENA ABDELWAHED [DJ, Infiné // think: North African Ghetto Bass]
     
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    CIBELLE [live, Crammed Disks]
    JOWAA [Akwaaba Music]
    GHETTO VANESSA [DE, Equiknoxx Music]
    DANIEL HAAKSMAN [DE, Man Recordings]
     
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    Arabstazy, an artist collective founded in Tunis, will be celbrating the release of “Under Frustration“, a compilation which showcases their perspective on contemporary electronic music in the Arab world. Dance towards infinity to a new wave of North African and Middle Eastern futurist sounds!
     
    As Arabstazy state, the compilation “…stands for the diversity of this scene, and deconstructs the occidental perceptions that sees the Arab World as a culturally united and homogeneous entity. It is a manifesto for the burgeoning wave of post-revolution futurism.“
     
    “Under Frustration“ proposes an independent Arabic underground music scene that does not identify by a common aesthetic, genre, or musical style, but that rather searches for belonging and community in a joint struggle, in the frame of political, social and religious dictatorships, in a creative process that is born under frustration.
     
    Arabstazy’s floor will feature:
     
    NURI – SHOUKA
    A Copenhagen based producer and percussionist from Tunisia, Nuri is a rising star in the world of African futurism, mixing deep bass and organic percussion with polyrhythmic grooves.
     
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    METTANI & TROPIKAL CAMEL
    mettani is the solo project of Amine Metani, a French Tunisian electronic musician who is also the founder of the Arabstazy collective, as well as the artistic director of the Shouka label. In his music, mettani takes inspiration from North-African healing rituals, blending the dark and spiritual, the brutal and poetic, uneven polyrhythms and soulful melodies. Berlin based Tropikal Camel blends percussive electronic elements with a psychedelic edge – a sound connected to both the past and the future.
     
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    DEENA ABDELWAHED [DJ, Infiné // think: North African Ghetto Bass]
    Deena Abdelwahed’s approach to production starts with the question: “If the people who invented house and techno were Arab, and if they had grown up with Arab rhythms and instruments, what would it sound like? And how could Arabic culture sound in the future?” If you’re wondering the same, come find out!
     
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    “You know I also live on Torstraße?“ is how producer and label owner Daniel Haaksman applied to co-curate and host a stage at this year’s Torstraßenfestival – a true indicator of the global and hyperlocal nature of our happening.
     
    Since 2005 his label, Man Recordings, has brought dance sounds that emerged in the southern hemisphere, including Baile Funk, Kuduro and Reggaeton, to the global North. He isn’t currently searching for those sounds in Brazil or Angola, though. Instead, he’s working on a new album with international musicians in Berlin who operate on a similar sound spectrum.
     
    We are thrilled to have him present the following line-up in the ACUD Club:
     
    The artistic work of interdisciplinary, non-binary identifying, Sao Paolo/London/Berlin residing artist Cibelle spans a wide field, from melodic songs and conceptual works on identity to compositions exploring the deprogrammation of the self.
     
    JOWAA
    Minimal electronic sounds combined with afro rhythms. Detroit meets Kpanlogo. Or, simply, Jo Waa – which means „dance hard“ in the language of the Ga people of Accra.
     
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    GHETTO VANESSA
    We were slightly surprised to discover that Ghetto Vanessa is actually a young man named Sönke Oberschmidt who used to play the marimbaphone and lived in the Dominican Republic. He released his first EP on the label run by Jamaican dancehall crew Equiknoxx, and combines Carribbean inspired beats with experimental club music.
     
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    DANIEL HAAKSMAN
    In 2004, Daniel Haaksman began releasing the Brazilian „Funk Carioca“ in Europe and called the new sound that was exciting dancefloors worldwide „Baile Funk“. Since then, he has put out many different varieties of tropical bass on his label Man recordings, and combines those sounds from all over world in his DJ sets.
     
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    SA 9.6 // 23H // 5/10€
    ACUD CLUB + STUDIO // CLUB NIGHT
    TORSTRASSEN FESTIVAL 2018: THE PARTY
    NURI – SHOUKA // METTANI & TROPIKAL CAMEL // DEENA ABDELWAHED // CIBELLE // JOWAA // GHETTO VANESSA // DANIEL HAAKSMAN

    the annual tsf party, this year with a special two-floor line-up booked by two music connaisseurs
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