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Murcof and AntiVJ‘s Simon Geilfus @ Berlin Atonal

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Yesterday we experience one of the most immersive experience with the collaboration between Mexican electronic composer Murcof and AntiVJ‘s Simon Geilfus at Berlin Atonal. With large, semi-transparent screens, they create a fully immersive environment in which microscopic particles, geometric grids and organic elements are mapped in wondrous 3D perspective to the sound of ambient and droning electronica. As amateurs pics I took with my iphone will not make justice to the show, I have collected some professional pics from this collaboration that already last 4 years (2009).

Photo credit: Mathias Verjeslev
Photo credit: Mathias Verjeslev
License: All rights reserved by Simon Geilfus
License: All rights reserved by Simon Geilfus
License: All rights reserved by Simon Geilfus
License: All rights reserved by Simon Geilfus
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All rights reserved by Itaú Cultural

‘And Europe will be stunned’, Yael Bartana, 7th Berlin Biennale @ KW, April 26th, 2012

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FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE JEWISH RENAISSANCE MOVEMENT IN POLAND (JRMIP) May 11–13, 2012

The Jewish Renaissance Movement calls for the return of 3,300,000 Jews to Poland in order to re-establish the annihilated Jewish community. The movement was initiated by Israeli-born artist Yael Bartana in 2007 and has since spread internationally. It aims to create an atmosphere for a Jewish appearance in Europe. The Jews of today are not the same people who were expelled from Europe—the Europeans of today are not the ones responsible for the ethnic cleansing. This may be the appropriate time to unite again—and change Europe and Israel for the better.

The JRMiP is a response to these times of crisis, when faith has been exhausted and old utopias have failed. The aim of the First Congress of the JRMiP is to ultimately formulate the concrete platform of the movement and collectively imagine the future. The three-day long gathering departs from a letter of the late leader of the movement, Sławomir Sierakowski, found after his assassination, and considers the following questions:

  • What should be changed in the EU to welcome the Other?
  • What should be changed in Poland to become part of the revived EU?
  • What should be changed in Israel to become part of the Middle East?

For the first time since its foundation, JRMiP members assemble, joined by international speakers, to reflect upon particular demands. The movement needs all of you who sympathize with the issues of different Diasporas in general.

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Text source: http://www.berlinbiennale.de/blog/en/events/and-europe-will-be-stunned-a-congress-by-jrmip-and-yael-bartana

Club culture: Untuned, Mathias Meindl @ Brunnen70, March 30th, 2012

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The cultural association Zurmöbelfabrik -that promotes contemporary media and free art- opens  a new space. Faithful to their principles, they opened a space for images, music, cabaret and its prospects. They use cooperation as mode of working as it guarantees variety and flexibility. The  new place is located in Wedding, because the prices are moderate and the area is still left without commercial pressure. It is a former furniture store with the 70’s charm. The only access is through the elevator, there is not any sign for the entrance. There are many rooms and many doors. No one knows where are they, not even the owner… The building has a foreclosure. So before it ends in the hands of real state speculators, everyone here does something, as used to be and as it should be. At nights the place is musically dedicated to electronic music, but open to any other directions, as they specify in the web site.

Zurmöbelfabrik declare in a kind of manifest in their web site: “Wrong people want to think they are doing the right thing. In ‘the land of plenty’ we do not have intellectual babblers, at the contrary they have potentially the rave-o-tionary (rave-o-lutionären) folks of the nation. Therefore the have formed the Elektronische Befreiungsfront -EBF (Electronic Liberation Front) in which they hardly believe. They proclaim that sound system is amazing, the plates and the the control board are provided to create transitions, reverb, delay and echo. The system reach since the vocals to bass lines and medium scales, if it otherwise does not get further… RAVE-O-LUTION IM UNTERGRUND ORGANISIEREN! = RAVE-O-LUTION UNDERGROUND ORGANIZATION!”

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Every last weekend of the mount, Untuned (UD) organizes an event here. The video below correspond to Mathias Meindl set.
Text source: Very, very free translation for German in the Brunnen70 web page: http://www.brunnen70.de