STUDIO

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

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

    The DEAD LADIES SHOW is a series of entertaining and inspiring presentations on women who achieved amazing things against all odds. Every two months, the show hosts three passionate cheerleaders of too-oft forgotten women, inviting its loyal audience into a sexy séance (of sorts) celebrating these impressive icons, their turbulent lives, and deathless legacies.
     
    New year, new Dead Ladies! February sees a fabulous array of foregone females dished up for your delight: an award-winning author who taught herself to read and write, a swashbuckling lady sea captain, and an early stuntwoman and inventor. Presented by top Berlin writer DENIZ UTLU, amazing translator LAURA RADOSH, and your regular co-host KATY DERBYSHIRE. All kept on the rails by your other beloved co-host, FLORIAN DUIJSENS. So get ready to laugh, gasp, and cry as you raise a glass to a trio of inspiring women with us in the ACUD STUDIO on 13 February, 8pm.
     
    Presented in a messy mixture of English and German. €5 or €3 reduced entry. Now generously supported by the Berliner Senat. Doors open 7:30 – come on time to get a good seat!
     
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    Romanian-born AGLAJA VETERANYI came from a family of circus artistes. After a decade of being forced to perform as a dancer around Europe, she settled in Switzerland and taught herself German while training as an actor. She went on to run the acting school where she’d studied. Alongside her work on the stage, she wrote novels, short stories, poetry, and plays, winning prizes and acclaim. Facing a crisis in 2002, she drowned herself in Lake Zurich. Her work is available in Spanish, Romanian, Hungarian, Slovenian, French, Polish, and English translations.
     
    GRÁINNE O’MALLEY is lauded as a “pirate queen,” “a most famous femynyne sea captain,” and “the dark lady of Doona.” She was lord of the O’Malley dynasty in 16th-century Ireland, owning up to 1000 cattle and horses, leading men on land and sea, and allegedly wreaking cruel vengeance for the murder of a lover. When her sons and half-brother were captured by the English, she met with Queen Elizabeth I and negotiated their release in Latin, while also teaching the court about disposable handkerchiefs. That’s nothing to sneeze at.
     
    Our dead Berliner is KÄTHE PAULUS, Germany’s first female airship pilot, a professional aerial acrobat, and the inventor of the folding parachute. On meeting a balloonist, she decided to learn how to pilot a hot-air balloon and perform parachute jumps. Having had his baby out of wedlock, she lost him in a ballooning accident and made a living for herself – and her mother, who she lived with throughout her life – flying balloons, airships, and planes, and jumping out of them, starting her own parachute production line during WWI. And yes, they have named a street at BER after her.
     
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    DI 13.2 // 20H
    ACUD STUDIO // LECTURE PERFORMANCE
    DEAD LADIES SHOW:
    AGLAJA VETERANYI // GRÁINNE O’MALLEY // KÄTHE PAULUS

    celebrating three fabulous dead women
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    WAXING PHASES #3

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

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

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

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

    three ambient audiovisual performances with images carrying you away into your deepest thoughts
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    WAS WURDE IN EINEM JAHR IN DER WOHNUNGSFRAGE GESCHAFFT BZW. NICHT ...

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

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

    diskussion über linke metropolenpolitik
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    DEUTSCH-JÜDISCHER GESPRÄCHSABEND

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

    Deutsch-jüdischer Gesprächsabend rund um den internationalen Holocaust-Tag. Ein Gespräch zwischen Juden und Deutschen – offen, nicht akademisch und nicht intellektuell – persönlich und ehrlich.
     
    ערב יהודי-גרמני סביב יום השואה הבינלאומי
    שיחה פתוחה בין גרמנים ויהודים, לא אקדמית ולא אינטלקטואלית, שיחה אישית וכנה.
     
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    SO 28.1 // 19H
    ACUD STUDIO // TALK
    DEUTSCH-JÜDISCHER GESPRÄCHSABEND
    ein gespräch offen und ehrlich rund um den internationalen holocaust-tag
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    RIOTS: DISSENT AND SPECTRES, CONTROL AND RUPTURES

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

    As a fear of the masses heightens amid communal divides, this public programme rethinks and reframes riots through conversations, performances, and screenings.
     
    How may the revolutionary potential of rioters’ demands be read within the circuits of recent history and contemporary society? We will address how riots inhabit and renegotiate the status quo within global metropoles, while also becoming the testing grounds of militarised urbanism targeting vulnerable and racialised groups.
     
    Event held in English.
    Admission free.
     
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    PROGRAMM
     
    Fr 26.1 // 18–22H
     
    18H
    Introduction
     
    18H15
    Lecture: Demos Noir: Coveting Crowds and Fearing Riots
    Dilip Gaonkar (Chicago), professor at Northwestern University
     
    19H15
    Artist Talk: Against Forgetting: Re-enactments and Dis/Assembling of the Multitude
    Chandraguptha Thenuwara (Colombo), artist and writer;
    Ala Younis (Amman), artist, curator and writer in conversation with
    Natasha Ginwala (Berlin, Colombo), curator and writer
     
    20H30
    Screening and Talk: Dead the Ends: Reading the Text of the 2011 Riots
    Benedict Seymour (London), artist and writer
     
    21H30
    Performance
    Zena Edwards (London), poet and performer
     
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    SA 27.1 // 15–21H
     
    15H
    Lecture: Revolts, Resentment, Resignation. Negative Dialectics and Post-Marxist Socialism
    Thomas Seibert (Frankfurt), philosopher and activist
     
    16H
    Lecture: 12 Years After the 2005 Revolts in French Banlieues: Decolonial Reflections on the Concept of “Riots”
    Dariouche Kechavarzi-Tehrani (Paris), philosopher and activist
     
    17H30
    Lecture: Riots: On Surplus Population/Housing/Monuments
    Gal Kirn (Berlin), political theorist; Niloufar Tajeri (Berlin), architect
     
    18H30
    Lecture: The Colonial Logic of Grenfell
    Nadine El-Enany (London), Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director, Centre for Research on Race and Law, Birbeck School of Law
     
    20H
    Artist Talk: No One Leaves Delilah-A (W)rap on Riots
    Vaginal Davis (Berlin), visual and performance artist, filmmaker and writer
    in conversation with Natasha Ginwala (Colombo, Berlin), curator and writer
     
    With additional screenings:
    Santiago Álvarez, “NOW!”, 1965, 6 min., courtesy: Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. / Alex Johnston, “NOW! AGAIN!”, 2014, 4:37 min. / Daniel Tutt, “Insurrections Vol. I.”, 2017, 7:30 min.
     
    With excerpts from:
    “Sonic Panorama” by Younes Baba-Ali and Anna Raimondo, Saout Radio
     
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    Participants:
    Vaginal Davis (Berlin), visual and performance artist, filmmaker and writer / Zena Edwards (London), poet and performer / Nadine El-Enany (London), Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Director, Centre for Research on Race and Law / Dilip Gaonkar (Chicago), professor at Northwestern University / Natasha Ginwala (Berlin, Colombo), curator and writer / Gal Kirn (Berlin), political theorist / Dariouche Kechavarzi-Tehrani (Paris), philosopher and activist / Thomas Seibert (Frankfurt), philosopher and activist / Benedict Seymour (London), artist and writer / Niloufar Tajeri (Berlin), architect / Chandraguptha Thenuwara (Colombo), artist and writer / Ala Younis (Amman), artist, curator and writer
     
    Co-curated by Natasha Ginwala, Gal Kirn, Niloufar Tajeri
    Assistant Curator: Kristina Hunya
     
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    FR 26.1 + SA 17.1 // 18H + 15H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // LECTURE + PERFORMANCE + TALK
    RIOTS: DISSENT AND SPECTRES, CONTROL AND RUPTURES
    rethinking and reframing riots
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    SEARCHING FOR ZOMIA #1: TIBETO-BURMESE SHAMANISM

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

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

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

    a presentation in sound and image recorded by kink gong aka laurent jeanneau
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    VORSPIEL 2018 OPENING

    Fri 19.01 18:00 // OPENING // ACUD STUDIO
    VORSPIEL 2018 OPENING

    transmediale – festival for art and digital culture berlin and CTM Festival’s annual pre-festival program Vorspiel opens on 19 January 2018, with an official greeting and opening panel at the ACUD Kino at 18:00. The second part of the evening kicks off at 20:00 with performances, DJ sets, and concerts at Studio, ACUD Club, and Max Fish bar.
     
    Admission is free.
     
    https://vorspiel.berlin/
    https://2018.transmediale.de/
    http://www.ctm-festival.de/festival-2018/
     
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    FR 19.1 // 18H // FREE
    ACUD KUNSTHAUS // OPENING
    ctm & transmediale present:
    VORSPIEL 2018 OPENING
    the official opening of the program of events before and during the transmediale and ctm festivals
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    SOUNDING IMAGES #11: BRUJAS & TECNOCHAMANAS. FEMINIST VISIONS OF TECHNOSHAMANISM

    Tue 16.01 19:30 // SCREENING // ACUD STUDIO
    SOUNDING IMAGES #11: BRUJAS & TECNOCHAMANAS. FEMINIST VISIONS OF TECHNOSHAMANISM

    A didactic sampling and a screening by Cristina Navarro and Patricia Raijenstein.
     
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    By means of a live presentation of images and sounds, Cristina Navarro and Patricia Raijenstein will introduce the current production of the so-called “technoshamanism“ from a feminist point of view. They will follow the question of how the prevantly Latinamerica-based (techno)shaman women make use of visions and sound for magical purposes, and how this is related to the practice of European-origin magical women or witches. A presentation of some current works by female Spanish and Latinamerican artists, reflecting on the shaman or witchcraft uses of images and sound will follow.
     
    Filmstill from „Híbridos. Terreiro Ilê Axè Atará Magba“ by Pricilla Telmon & Vincent Moon, 2017.
     
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    CRISTINA NAVARRO
    … is a cultural producer, curator and researcher specializing in digital media, working principally from Berlin. Her curatorial practice is characterized by on-going research on how the cognitive and emotional experiences of visitors can modify the curatorial discourse and transform the exhibition space into a place of shared, multidirectional knowledge. Since 2011, Navarro works with the exhibition and museum interpretation design studio Duncan McCauley and collaborates with inter-disciplinary working groups around cultural subject areas in both academic and non-academic contexts, such as the Humboldt Universität and the Universität der Künste Berlin, Mobile Academy Berlin, La Red and StudioIN.
     
    PATRICIA RAIJENSTEIN
    … is a Madrid-based art historian specializing in art education. Her main lines of work are the production of communities around the learning of visual culture, sound art and electronic music from a feminist and postcolonial perspective. She is currently working in the School of Electrosonoric Crafts (Escuela de Oficios Electrosonoros) with Jesús Jara, in which they investigate electronic music and sound art pedagogy within an academic and informal setting. Raijenstein is also working on the interpretation for the Young Art Space of Madrid (Sala de Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid) with Christian Mirón and teaches History of Visual Culture at the European Design Institute.
     
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    The series SOUNDING IMAGES 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. // Website
     
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    DI 16.1 // 19H30 // 4-6€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING
    SOUNDING IMAGES #11:
    BRUJAS & TECNOCHAMANAS. FEMINIST VISIONS OF TECHNOSHAMANISM

    a didactic sampling and a screening by cristina navarro and patricia raijenstein
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    BLAZED: ULI K FEAT. COCHIJA // GOFI // 2ND*LIFE // SAZOO // BECCI B2B PRINCESS GALAXY

    Thu 14.12 21:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD STUDIO
    BLAZED: ULI K FEAT. COCHIJA // GOFI // 2ND*LIFE // SAZOO // BECCI B2B PRINCESS GALAXY

    Feeling blessed to invite y’all to our 2nd edition of Blazed. Let Uli K make us imagine the world as a better place.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    ULI K feat. COCHIJA [Bala Club]
     

     
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    GOFI [Bassgang]
     

     
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    2ND*LIFE [Solanum]
     

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    SAZOO
     

     
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    BECCI B2B PRINCESS GALAXY [Solanum]
     

     
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    Scenography: LENA DUESPOHL
     
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    DO 14.12 // 21H // 7€
    ACUD STUDIO // CLUB NIGHT
    BLAZED:
    ULI K FEAT. COCHIJA // GOFI // 2ND*LIFE // SAZOO // BECCI B2B PRINCESS GALAXY

    let’s make us imagine the world as a better place
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    FRIENDLY BOUNCE 02

    Sat 09.12 21:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD STUDIO
    FRIENDLY BOUNCE 02

    The first edition of Friendly Bounce in May was mighty fun. Its good to hang out with friends, and friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends, too. Scientifically proven fact: Bouncing around on a dance floor to booming beats and bouncy bass lines is good for you. See you there! Bring your friends!
     
    LINE-UP
     
    DJJ
    XTOF

     
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    SA 9.12 // 21H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // CLUB NIGHT
    THE FRIENDLY BOUNCE:
    DJJ // XTOF

    bass-lines & beats from kingston, the bronx, funkytown, lagos, xberg, and (especially) beyond
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