Check out the details of our monthly program in the Vereinsheim during May 2012.
WEEK 2: MAY 7th – 13th
Wednesday, May 9 / Doors 8pm, Film 9pm
ALL ABOUT EVE
The greatest cat fight ever committed to celluloid, All About Eve pits a fiery Bette Davis as aging Broadway star Margo Channing against doe-eyed “fan” Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter), an ambitious schemer ready to claw her way to the top. Nominated for 14 Academy Awards and winner of 6, Bette Davis gives the best performance of her career.
Friday, May 11th / Doors 11pm
LIVING ROOM: DIMENSIONAL II
Our friends Dimensional are back from Sweden with another jam packed night. Ashez Riot, Douwe Smit, Ludvig Gustafsson and Kim Sandgren will all play back-to-back
Ashez Riot (Son of Cataclysm, Dimensional / Berlin)
Is a dude and a true camel rider. His music, like his camels, shift in size, matter and function. A chunky funky house sound can perhaps describe him (somewhat) but styles will be blended and enriched. Ashez has thrown some parties, for example this one, and funky times are what matters.
Ludvig Gustafsson (A.T.V. Phantom Whistle, Dimensional / Amsterdam)
His first public live appearances were after releasing the single Marginal back in 2001. From then on he played the clubs and bars he would come across. After topping his graphic design skills in Amsterdam, Holland. He later returned to Sweden and recorded and released the long awaited Phantom Whistle Forest Law 12″ (clone.nl) as a part of the production outfit A.T.V. Dropping ear drumming tracks, no tags neither labels, he’s something you didn’t hear for a while.
Kim Sandgren (Dimensional, Vivid Bros / Stockholm)
It really hasn’t taken Kim very long to make himself all but ubiquitous on the Stockholm electronic music scene! Just a few years has seen Sandgren get involved with this burgeoning healthy scene in every way. From spinning at great clubs, bars and parties, with the likes of luminaries such as Cosmo Vitelli, Pete Herbert, Serge Santiago, Black Devil Disco Club, Dirty Sound System, and Johan Afterglow, to enriching the scene further by arranging and hosting nights with other great international talent such as Daso, Ripperton and The Dirty Sound System.
Sandgren himself has seen international action, working parties in Paris alongside Maurice Fulton and Dirty & Pilooski…impressive stuff! All managed with a mature sense of the underground scene and its dark and dirty rhythms. Kim plays across genres like the best…working the room from disco to deep house to techno and back again with a flawless grasp of the dance floor dynamic.
Saturday, May 12th / Doors 10pm
Featuring music by Marius Krickow, Aline Magnier, Nicolas Castle, Maecki and Bahar & Tüla.
WEEK 3: MAY 14th – 20th
Wednesday, May 16th / Doors 8pm, Film 9pm
ADAM BROOMBERG & OLIVER CHANARIN
Mindpirates are pleased to present the recent film projects of Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin. From 2000 to 2002 both were creative directors for Colours. The artists pursue a practice that interrogates the documentary and ethnographic traditions of photography and film with critical rigor, thus investigating the limits and possibilities of photography in an age of image saturation. They explore worlds beyond the range of current reportage.
Friday, May 18th / Doors 10pm
LIVING ROOM: FRACTURE
The special Living Room is the finissage celebration for Fracture, the most recent exhibition in the Mindpirates Projektraum. Hosted by Ralf Schmerberg, both a Mindpirate and participating artist.
Saturday, May 19th / Doors 11pm
Neuroplayer is a new record label featuring the raw electro-funk and analog electronics of Michel Morin aka Sneak-Thief. Also performing are Stewart Walker, Easton West and special guests.
Sunday, May 20th / Doors noon!!!
This event is for open minded souls. Contort gives electronic musicians an opportunity to do something different and play records you don’t hear in a normal club environment. Feed your ears with ambient, IDM, drone, noise and experimental techno. Ed Davenport (live experimental set), Alex Tsiridis (Prologue), Evirgen (live, Prologue), Samuel Kerridge (live), Opium Hum, Kkoee (live). Visuals by Easton West.
WEEK 4: MAY 21th – 27th
Wednesday, May 23th / Doors 8pm, Film 9pm
WOMEN ART REVOLUTION
A film by Lynn Hershman Leeson. In the 1960s, women artists formed Women Artists in Revolution (WAR), a coalition to cope with exclusion from museum exhibitions, art journals, educational literature and historical documentation. The cost of this exclusion is still felt today. In 2006, even after the success of women artists such as Barbara Kreuger, Shirin Neshat and Cindy Sherman. A poll of taken of Whitney Museum patrons found that most couldn’t name at least three women artists.
Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, !Women Art Revolution reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into art that radically transformed the culture of our times.
Saturday, May 26th / Doors 2pm, After Party 11pm
For the Month of Performance Art Berlin, Mike Hentz will create a 200sqm. surface area as the centerpoint of his performance — a chaotic cacophony of colours, music, scents, objects and actions. The performance invites the audience to discover the core idea and script. Following the performance Mike Hentz and Mindpirates present a celebration featuring Baby Of Control and DJ Marcelle.
WEEK 5: MAY 28th – 31th
Wednesday, May 30th / Doors 8pm, Film 9pm
Come enjoy a film made by one of Berlin’s many talented filmmakers. There will be a question and answer session with the director after the film.
Thursday, May 31th / Doors 8pm, Film 9pm
200-DOF (200 Degrees of Freedom) is a collaborative effort between Berlin based filmmaker Markus Wambsganss (Kaliber16) and Tannhäuser Sterben & Das Tod (Editionmutation/Altin Village & Mine). The film deals with the topic of humanoid robots and machine vision. It will be released later in 2012. Experimental sound art performance by Annie Goh and Mari Matsutoya using glove sensor Instruments. Musical performance by NHK yx KOYXEи aka Kouhei Matsunaga.