STUDIO

    DEAD LADIES SHOW: JOSEPHINE BAKER // HYPATIA OF ALEXANDRIA // HARPER LEE

    Tue 28.03 20:00 // PERFORMANCE, LECTURE // STUDIO
    DEAD LADIES SHOW: JOSEPHINE BAKER // HYPATIA OF ALEXANDRIA // HARPER LEE

    Our 11th Dead Ladies Show brings you a congenial constellation of shining female stars from the past millennium and a half. Revisiting the fascinating lives of a mathematical genius, a literary legend, and a star of stage, screen, and espionage will be writer and translator KAREN MARGOLIS, thespian GABI HIFT, and DLS-regular FLORIAN DUIJSENS, all held together by co-host KATY DERBYSHIRE. Back at our beloved ACUD STUDIO on 28 March, we’ll be imbibing a special drink or two and generally enjoying ourselves – so whether you favour a toga, a pantsuit, or a slightly fruitier outfit, come along and join the feminist fun.
     
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    In 1927, US-born activist, singer, and spy JOSEPHINE BAKER was the first black person anywhere to star in a major motion picture – that same year she was Europe’s highest-earning entertainer. During WWII she used her fame to gather intelligence and her sheet music to transport secret messages for the Resistance. In France, she lived in a chateau with her 11 adopted children, while in the States she was banned by the FBI right after being named the NAACP’s “Woman of the Year” for her anti-segregation articles and campaigns. All, of course, after having brought jazz and banana-garnished dancing to Europe.
     
    Our oldest dead lady yet, HYPATIA OF ALEXANDRIA was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher in Byzantine Egypt. Widely admired for her self-possession, she is considered a universal genius and headed a school of philosophy, teaching Platonist ideas to pagans, Christians, and foreigners. This being around the year 400, no one knows exactly what she wrote, but it was probably her astronomical research on the vernal equinox that got her brutally murdered in the end. A lady who lived and died for science.
     
    Writer HARPER LEE is famous the world over for To Kill A Mockingbird. After publication in 1960, she decided “it’s better to be silent than to be a fool” and withdrew from public life. Having started writing as a child on a typewriter shared with her neighbour Truman Capote, they went on to work together on his In Cold Blood and later had his-n-hers alcohol problems. Despite allowing her novel Go Set A Watchman to be published seven months before her death last year, Harper Lee maintained a strictly protected private life almost unimaginable for writers today.
     
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    DI 28.3 // 20H // 3-5€
    ACUD STUDIO // LECTURE PERFORMANCE
    DEAD LADIES SHOW:
    JOSEPHINE BAKER // HYPATIA OF ALEXANDRIA // HARPER LEE
    celebrating three fabulous dead women
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    DOCUMNT1 RELEASE

    Sat 25.03 18:00 // RELEASE // STUDIO
    DOCUMNT1 RELEASE

    Documnt is celebrating the release of its long-awaited first print issue (DOCUMNT1) with a party at ACUD Studio. Archive, publishing collective and mixtape series, Documnt is exploring the intersections of (hyper)text, image, and sound as they relate to the posthuman body/environment, with a particular focus on the latest possibilities of documentation, code, memory, analog-digital interaction, poetics/politics, experimental poetry and music, repetition, and sound sculpture explored politically.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER [Raster-Noton] // Live A/V
    ALVA NOTO [Raster-Noton] // DJ
    TRAGEDIJA U STEGLITZU [T-U-S] // DJ
    PAUL SEIDLER [TERRA0] // DJ
    SINOSC B2B KURORT SPANDAU [DOCUMNT/TUMÛLTES] // DJ
     
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    ABOUT
     
    A 122-page combination art book, magazine, and theory journal, DOCUMNT1 presents artworks and poetry from Karl Holmqvist, Lars TCF Holdhus, Mirjam Kroker, Joeun Aatchim, and many others, alongside an abridged MFA thesis deconstructing the male-dominated history of “concrete poetry” by Bristol-based artist/curator Bryony Gillard, and a critical survey of the contemporary conceptual and postconceptual writing field by prof. Simon Roloff of the Literaturinstitut Hildesheim.
     
    Copies of DOCUMNT1 will be available for purchase and preorder pickup on the night of the event. Raster-Noton artist Grischa Lichtenberger will perform sound + visuals, with supporting DJ sets by friends of the project Alva Noto, Tragedija u Steglitzu, Paul Seidler and Kurort Spandau b2b sinosc.
     
    Thanks to all artists/writers who contributed to the issue!
     
    DOCUMNT1 Preview // Website // Mixtapes // Facebook // Raster Noton // terra0 // Tumûltes
     
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    SA 25.3 // 18H // 10€
    ACUD STUDIO // MAGAZINE RELEASE
    DOCUMNT1:
    GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER // ALVA NOTO // TRAGEDIJA U STEGLITZU // PAUL SEIDLER // SINOSC // KURORT SPANDAU
    exploring the intersections of (hyper)text, image, and sound as they relate to the posthuman body/environment
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    BERLIINI EESTI KULTUURIPÄEVAD KAMA2

    Fri 17.03 19:00 // FESTIVAL // STUDIO
    BERLIINI EESTI KULTUURIPÄEVAD KAMA2

    BERLIINI EESTI KULTUURISELTS KAMA (Society for Estonian Culture in Berlin) celebrates its second birthday by inviting you to a small but nice Cultural Festival! We are a nonprofit organization, that offers Estonian musicians, artists and writers an opportunity to present themselves for the international scene in Berlin. On 17th and 18th March, for the second time the Days of Estonian Culture KAMA2 take place in ACUD Studio.
     
    The drama on 17th and the events on 18th until 16:00 are in Estonian language only. After that no Estonian language skills are needed – everyone is welcome! // Website
     
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    PROGRAM
     
    FRIDAY 17.3
     
    19H Drama „Sinised kilesussid jalas“, Indrek Taalmaa, Andrus Kivirähk (only in Estonian)
     
    SATURDAY 18.3
     
    14H Intro, Poetry & Song (only in Estonian)
    16H Birthday cake (everyone is welcome!)
    17H Short Films (with English subtitles!) and Q&A in English
    20H30 Liisi Koikson Concert
    22H C-JAM or Crazy Cellos
     
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    FR 17.3 + SA 18.3
    ACUD STUDIO // FESTIVAL
    BERLIINI EESTI KULTUURIPÄEVAD KAMA2
    society for estonian culture in berlin celebrates its second birthday with a small but nice festival
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    BACK TO BIO 03: TRAPPED IN TRANSITION

    Thu 16.03 19:00 // WORKSHOP // STUDIO
    BACK TO BIO 03: TRAPPED IN TRANSITION

    This hands-on workshop deals with a very unique organism: partially plant, as it feeds from the sun, but more similar to bacteria in its structure and behaviour. You will learn how to make food and nurture three different types of microalgae. We will spend the last part of the workshop designing bioreactors and wearables for microalgae.
     
    Everyone is welcome to the workshop, please register on Facebook to help us organize it better. No prior knowledge is needed and all the materials are provided by us.
     
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    MIRELA ALISTAR
    … is a biohacker actively involved in biotech research. She is running Back to Bio as a workshop series meant to revive the connection between human kind and all the other kinds. Biohacking is world-wide initiative to bring the biological knowledge from inside laboratories to the people outside, through a series of workshops and artistic projects. Biohacking has been inspiring many people to develop new approaches to science, as well as to connect deeper to themselves and the organisms around. // Homepage
     
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    DO 16.3 // 19H // 10€
    ACUD STUDIO // WORKSHOP
    BACK TO BIO 03: TRAPPED IN TRANSITION
    learn how to make food and nurture three different types of microalgae
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    ART + FEMINISM EDIT-A-THON BERLIN

    Sat 11.03 11:00 // WORKSHOP // STUDIO
    ART + FEMINISM EDIT-A-THON BERLIN

    Wikimedias gender trouble is well documented. Less than 10% of contributors to Wikipedia identify as female. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
     
    Please join us on March 11 in Berlin as we gather in solidarity with the Art + Feminism global community to help change the ratio.
     
    No Wikipedia editing experience necessary. Workshops will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers.
     
    Female-identified editors are particularly encouraged to attend.
     
    Stay tuned, more information to come!
     
    To learn more about the movement, click here!
     
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    SA 11.3 // 11H
    ACUD STUDIO // WORKSHOP
    school of machines presents
    ART + FEMINISM EDIT-A-THON BERLIN
    solidarity with the art + feminism global community to help change wikimedia’s gender trouble
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    COME EXTRA FLY VOGUING SESSION – THE SHERO EDITION

    Fri 10.03 20:00 // DANCE // STUDIO
    COME EXTRA FLY VOGUING SESSION – THE SHERO EDITION

    Short-Description: Bi-Monthly voguing session in Berlin for voguers and voguing enthusiasts to get together and get down in a fun and chilled environment. The Shero Edition is a a special edition in form of a mini ball celebrating some of the most badass women in our history.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    RUI HO (LUCY LIU NINJA)
    ZUEIRA MIZRAHI
    MOTHER LEO MELODY
    GOD MOTHER KITANA MIZRAHI
    MIMI PRODIGY
     
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    RUI HO
    … aka Lucy Liu Ninja is a member of the international Iconic house of Ninja from NYC, main category is runway. They are also a DJ/producer under the artist name of RUI HO.
     

     
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    ZUEIRA MIZRAHI
    … is a member of the international Iconic house of Mizrahi from NYC, main category is Sex Sirens.
     
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    MOTHER LEO MELODY
    … is the Pioneer of the German Voguing scene, also the mother of the German house of Melody, main category Vogue Fem, Old way, Face, Runway.
     
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    GOD MOTHER KITANA MIZRAHI
    … is the God Mother of the Paris Chapter of the international Iconic house of Mizrahi from NYC, main category is Vogue Fem and runway.
     
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    MIMI PRODIGY
    … is a member of the international house of Prodigy, the only member in Germany, her main category is Vogue Fem.
     
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    FR 10.3 // 20H // 7€
    ACUD STUDIO // DANCE
    COME EXTRA FLY VOGUING SESSION – THE SHERO EDITION
    for voguers and voguing enthusiasts to get together and get down in a fun and chilled environment
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    SOUNDING IMAGES #6: RADIO ON (1979)

    Tue 07.03 19:30 // SCREENING // STUDIO
    SOUNDING IMAGES #6: RADIO ON (1979)

    With an intro and outro by Paul Purgas.
     
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    RADIO ON
    … tells the story of a radio DJ investigating the mysterious death of his brother, following his journey from London to Bristol through a bleak depiction of late 70’s Britain soundtracked by Kraftwerk, Bowie, Devo and Lene Lovich. Directed by filmmaker and novelist Chris Petit with cinematography by Martin Schäfer, Radio On is a unique Anglo-German collaboration and a rare example of the British road movie. The film presents a nation in transition, revealing its cryptic and pervasive spirit of disenchantment and the looming spectres of industry and urbanism, all encompassed by the vibrant transmissions of the radio.
     
    With special thanks to the British Film Institute.
     
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    PAUL PURGAS
    … is a London based artist and musician working with sound, performance and installation. Originally trained as an architect he has presented projects with Tate Modern, Kettles Yard, Whitechapel & Serpentine Galleries. He was a recent resident at Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge and is currently based at Somerset House Studios. He is one half of the London/Berlin based production project Emptyset, who have presented performances with Sonic Acts, CTM and Unsound and are currently releasing material through Thrill Jockey.
     
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    SOUNDING IMAGES
    The series  focuses on different approaches to documenting and visualizing musical performances, scenes and movements as well as close collaborations between filmmakers and composers, including soundtracks. The aim of it is to open up a wide range of perspectives on the interrelation of music, experimental filmmaking, and video art, including issues regarding race, class, sexuality and gender. Invited guests will discuss selected works and a short introduction to each screening will provide background information, sometimes a Q&A will follow.
     
    SOUNDING IMAGES is organized by Fiona McGovern.
     
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    DI 7.3 // 19H30 // 3-6€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING
    SOUNDING IMAGES #6: RADIO ON
    with an intro and outro by paul purgas
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    SYSTEM.OUT X APPLIED ARTS: BRIAN NOT BRIAN // SOLUNE // VIGERA

    Sat 04.03 23:39 // CLUB NIGHT // STUDIO
    SYSTEM.OUT X APPLIED ARTS: BRIAN NOT BRIAN // SOLUNE // VIGERA

    Applied Arts focuses on the craftsmanship of DJs and record collectors by presenting extended sets of genre-bending dance music. Drawing from all corners of the musical world but with a spotlight on all deep and organic, Applied Arts aims to reunite dance floors with moments of emotional euphoria and transcendental bliss.
     
    For the fourth edition we are thrilled to team up with System.Out to take over the Studio room of Acud which will be rigged with their brand new Funktion One sound! For the occasion we are pleased to welcome Brian Not Brian of Going Good Records, a selector whose eclecticism represents what we most like in disk jockeys, accompanied by Bass Cadet Records head Solune and Applied Arts own Vigera.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    BRIAN NOT BRIAN [Going Good, London]
    SOLUNE [Bass Cadet Records, Berlin]
    VIGERA [Applied Arts, Berlin]
     
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    ABOUT
     
    BRIAN NOT BRIAN
    London via Belfast, digger and selector at heart, Brian Not Brian is one of those djs whose next record will always jump in as a surprise on the dance floor, may it be an obscure disco tune, an afro-funk jam or some left-field house track. As testified by an impressive selection of radio and online mixes (Boiler Room, NTS, Balamii) as well as an ever rising schedule of gigs, Brian’s dedication to discovering and sharing excellent music is not going unnoticed. As a natural evolution of his eclectic tastes Brian started his label Going Good in 2013, releasing a series of cross-genre records by the likes of Yoshinori Hayashi, Nummer, Moon B, Cloudface and Aquarius Heavens as well as compiling collections of tracks from the archives of Nervous and Bottom Line Records.
     

     
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    SOLUNE
    Head of Bass Cadet Records, 1/2 of the house duo Arcarsenal, digger and dj, Solune is an absolute expert of soulful music. Having just showcased the depths of his project with a spiritual dance 12 inch followed by a blissful and introspective cassette full-length, Solune is ready to show his new self behind the decks, armed with the collection he has piled up in his years behind the counter at the Bass Cadet record shop in Berlin.
     

     
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    VIGERA
    Cashmere radio founder and host, Applied Arts entrepreneur, generally a nice guy with a good collection of tunes.
     

     
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    SYSTEM.OUT SOUNDSYSTEM
    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 at ACUD 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. Built on a foundation of the very latest Funktion One technology, System.out Sound combines unparalleled detail across the frequency and musical spectrum with bass weight betraying its London roots.
     
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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
    18H30 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: PARIAH // 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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    SA 4.3 // 23H39 // 6€
    ACUD STUDIO // CLUB NIGHT
    SYSTEM.OUT X APPLIED ARTS:
    BRIAN NOT BRIAN // SOLUNE // VIGERA
    genre-bending dance music, emotional euphoria and transcendental bliss
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    SYSTEM.OUT X THALAMUS

    Sat 04.03 17:00 // PANEL // STUDIO
    SYSTEM.OUT X THALAMUS

    Taking inspiration from a panel they spoke on in February, THALAMUS will organise a conversation further exploring the pertinent need for more female, trans and non-binary representation in club and festival line ups, record label rosters etc. In the current discourse on the subject the emphasis is often on promoters roles in organising diverse line ups, this panel aims to include this and look further behind the scenes to the integral role agents and labels play to explore what can be done from their position, and what challenges they face.
     
    The conversation will be followed by a live performance, V.03. Artists to be announced.
     
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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
    18H30 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: PARIAH // 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
     
    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.
     
    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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    SA 4.3 // 16H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // PANEL + LIVE SOUND EXCHANGE
    SYSTEM.OUT X THALAMUS
    conversation further exploring the pertinent need for more female, trans and non-binary representation in club and festival line ups, record label rosters etc
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    SYSTEM.OUT X CRANIAL HANDLES: PARIAH // INGA MAUER

    Fri 03.03 23:59 // CLUB NIGHT // STUDIO
    SYSTEM.OUT X CRANIAL HANDLES: PARIAH // INGA MAUER

    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.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    PARIAH [R&S Records]
    INGA MAUER [HVNX / shtum]
    CRANIAL HANDLES [SPFDJ + sprintf]
     
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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
    18H30 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: PARIAH // 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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    FR 3.3 // 24H // 10€
    ACUD STUDIO // CLUB NIGHT
    SYSTEM.OUT X CRANIAL HANDLES:
    PARIAH // INGA MAUER

    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 at ACUD
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