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Friday
Oct 3rd 2014 21:00

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR HALLE
performance/concert

Come join us to heat up the Raumerweiterungshalle for a couple of hours one last time before the summer season is over! We will serve you a line up that brings us together on the dance floor:

21 h:
Doors open with hot toddies and snacks.

22:30 h:
The duo TALK SHOW WIT SPECIAL GUEST will perform a tempo down / tempo up performance.

23:30 h:
Live concert with MC XUPARINA followed by DJ TIGRE DJ SET

Sônia Lemos is not getting the success she wants / needs neither as a dancer nor as an actress, so she stops with her conventional career and starts of a new life as a BAILE FUNK-girl: MC XUPARINA. Sônia Lemos sneaks into the role of MC Xuparina to reflect (and criticize) fighting against homophobia and for artists' ideals.

until end 02 h:
SURPRISE DJ SET


 


Thursday
Oct 2nd 2014 19:00

L'AMOUR SAUVAGE by Lior Shamriz
screening in presence of the artist



Lost love, lost artistic collaboration, the two are meeting for one night as she briefly visits the city where he still lives.

Honorable Mention prize winner at the Oberhausen Film Festival

25 minutes



 


Monday
Sept 22nd 2014 20:00

RAVIOLI ME AWAY
concert


Ravioli Me Away are a dangerously ambitious & delusional all-girl jazzy, post-pop-punk/hip-funk outfit with a stylistic theme spanning all past, present & future human cultures and subcultures. Consider vintage Bananarama played with twice the sass and urgency, only reflected in the eyes of a much overworked & downright exhausted Julie Burchill on acid.

Featuring members of Plug & Spin Spin The Dogs, Ravioli Me Away have played a host of venues, galleries and festivals to date; each show different, fresh and always high-energy. The trio have also recorded & released an EP on Upset the Rhythm since forming last year and have a brand spanking new long player out on Good Job Records, as well as a euro tour only tape on Neen Records, recorded w/ Ben Wallers (The Rebel/Country Teasers) at the helm. Yes!!

https://soundcloud.com/ravioli-me-away
http://raviolimeaway.co.uk/

w/ MAN WITH FEATHERS (LDN/UK)

https://soundcloud.com/adamparkinson

PANXI (ex Samanta)

+ DJs from 8pm - midnight.

http://aglimpseofparadise.wordpress.com/


 


Friday
Sept 12nd 2014 19:00

SOLIPARTY FÜR TRANS* OP-KOSTEN
fundraiser




 


Monday
August 25th 2014 19:00

EVERYTHING MUST GO by La JohnJoseph
reading



Your friend and mine La JohnJoseph returns to her beloved Berlin to read from her international bonkbuster "Everything Must Go" (ITNA Press).

After successful sessions at St.George's books, Vogue Fabrics and the Southbank Centre, this globe trotting Garfield invites you to enjoy an enchanted evening of literary sedition at Raumerweiterungshalle.

With special guests Liz Rosenfeld and Travis Jeppesen reading from their own putrid tomes.

What the Critics Say:

"A scandalous Pynchon-esque debut....a wonderland of depravity that perches somehow outside of all four dimensions. " - Dazed and Confused Magazine

"Fast-paced, witty, and irreverent, La JohnJoseph’s debut novel sheds neon light on the darkest corners of human potential." - Original Plumbing

"Draws masterfully on the places literature can go where theory falls short, pushing for maximum engagement with the absurd and taboo, gleefully layering pop and subcultural references over each other." - Lambda Literary Review

Artwork by Stevie Hanley.


 


Tuesday
August 26th 2014 19:30

BITCHES OF SRIKANDI
a queer perspective from Indonesia


Screening, discussion, food and craft in presence of the activist Mita from Jogjakarta

Come, hear, see and discuss about feminism, gender/sexuality, landconflicts/farmerstruggles and d.i.y and d.i.t. political activism in Indonesia!

CHILDREN OF SRIKANDI (by Angelika Levi, Laura Coppens and Srikandi Collective) is the first film about queer women in Indonesia, the country with the world´s largest Muslim population. Eight authentic and poetic stories interwoven with shadow theater scenes telling the story of Srikandi, one of the characters of the Indian Mahabharata. This collective anthology transcends the borders between documentary, fiction and experimental film.

On her trip to europe, Mita, founder of the activist group ‘Needle N Bitch‘ from Jogjakarta, talks about the political projects she has been involved with. She's interested in getting new inspiration, experience/hear how different forms of activism and selforganizing work around Europe and, in general, meeting people with whom she can share experience, knowledge and create new networks and friendships with.

The evening will also be an opportunity to taste traditional indonesian food and to purchase some of DIY crafts and zines from Mita while hanging out.


 


Wednesday
August 6th 2014 19:00

THE SWAN SONG: HESCHEL - ANATOMY OF A SCENE
operetta


On our way to finishing the fourth and final act of the operetta "The Swan Song" we would like to invite you to explore the character of Heschel with us. Heschel is a soft spoken and fierce lawyer who hacks his way through the jungle of bureaucracy while exposing a bleeding heart. Can Heschel bear this responsibility?

The evening will present several versions of this climactic scene, exploring text and music. At last, our host will lift the curtain and guide us behind the scenes for a conversation with the Swan Song Family.

"The Swan Song", an Operetta in 4 Acts, has been in continuous production by a stubborn group of creators and an ever growing crowd of lovely guest performers. It is performed scene-by-scene and year-by-year in various venues throughout Berlin.


 


Friday
August 1st 2014 20:00

ANOTHER MOVEMENT!
screening presented in collaboration with Catch Fire




The first MOVEMENT! screening took place in May 2013 at the former project space SHIFT. The event aimed to show different ways in which contemporary queer, trans* and feminist artists use music and sound in combination with dance and other body practices in order to investigate and express queer identification and dis-identification. It featured works of artists such as Tejal Shah, Daniel Cremer, Brontez Purnell, Go! Push Pops, Margaret V. Haines, Liz Rosenfeld and Chris E. Vargas.

While it's precursor focussed more on the "show" side of cultural production - on choreography, disguise and rhythm - the second edition will be more introspective and conceptual. The aim is to show a collection of more personal, which allow the audience more space for reflection and contemplation. But don’t worry, it won’t be boring.

With films and performances by

Telémachos Alexiou
Amber Bemak
Tommy Kha
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
Hari Nef
Umlilo
Zemmoa

… and the Berlin premiere of Simon Pateau's performative documentary "Cruising in High Heels" feat. Jair Luna

The evening will also be an opportunity to say goodbye to MOVEMENT! curator Hanno Stecher's art and culture blog Catch Fire (www.catch-fire.com), which he ended only recently. May it rest in peace.


 


Thursday
July 31th 2014 20:00

NIKKI FORREST
screening & discussion in presence of the artist

presented in collaboration with La Moustache & Bildwechsel



Nikki Forrest is a Montreal based whose practice includes video, sound, drawing and installation projects. Her short experimental videos have been shown at many festivals and galleries including: The Mix Festival (New York), The Glasgow Film and Video Workshop, The Oberhausen Short film and Video Festival (Germany), Ausland (Berlin), Le Center d’Art Santa Monica (Barcelona), Signal and Noise (Vancouver), The Images Festival (Toronto) and the Festival Internationale du Films sur l’Art (Montreal). Nikki has also participated in several international artists residencies including The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec studio exchange - Buenos Aires, The Canada Council studio at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and The Plug-In Summer Institute in Winnipeg. Her current work explores the improvisatory flow of process, materials and ideas that emerge from an interdisciplinary studio practice and the relationship between perception and how the world appears to us.

"Flip Bend Part 1" (8 min, 2013)
"Flip Bend Part 2" (25 min, 2013)
"Lateral Transfer (black)" (3 min, 2012)


 


Tuesday
July 22nd 2014 20:00

KRISTOF TRAKAL IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
screening & discussion in presence of the artist



The young Jeff Goldblum impersonator Kristof Trakal leaves New York for San Francisco to star in an Invasion of the Bodysnatchers remake. Soon he gets involved in the uncanny machinations at the set: something is wrong with the film production: he is forced to retreat to a therapeutic center in the northern Californian mountains – with unexpected methods: he finds himself in an acting workshop to his inner jurassic park with Goldblum as his personal teacher.

"My film is partly travelogue partly narrative archive through representations of the Pacific Northwest of found footage that is less found then actually pop cultural indoctrination. Travelling, I was confronted with images known to me through cinematic affect: mostly as a teenager of Hollywood films I watched over and over again before being a filmmaker and constructing film images differently. The Pacific Northwest opened a mediated path to a younger self and processes of identification through movies that I hadn't uncovered before. The persona I created during travelling and making the film was a naive and emotional version of my teenage self and is thus also called Kristof Trakal. This Trakal narrates the time-travel o-rama as a journey through a specific region and regional history as a radically private coming of age limbo; The film, part of my ongoing PREPARATIONS cycle about survivalism & preparationism, is a way to index ideas concerning survivalism, horror films, historism, archive fever and at the same time create a compressed document of the persona's practices of travel in Sep/Oct 2011 from San Francisco to Vancouver."

Kristof Trakal is a writer, filmmaker and artist living in Berlin and Los Angeles.


 


Thursday
July 17th 2014 20:00

ANTI SCHOOL FEST
concert


TERROR BIRD

http://terrorbird.bandcamp.com/



MOLLY NILSSON
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/16510-molly-nilsson-history/



DUBAIS
http://dubais.bandcamp.com/
http://dubaispdx.tumblr.com/



KOBAN
http://koban.bandcamp.com/


© all photos:
louisa boeszoermeny photography
louisaboeszoermeny.com


 


Thursday
July 10th 2014 20:00

FOUR FILMS BY SARAH J. CHRISTMAN
screening & discussion in presence of the artist
presented in collaboration with Betonsalon Berlin

Sarah J. Christman makes non-fiction films that explore the intersections between people, technology and the
natural world. She received the New Visions Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival for her film "Dear Bill Gates" and Jury Awards from the Ann Arbor Film Festival for "Broad Channel" and "As Above, So Below." Christman’s work has screened widely, including the MoMA Documentary Fortnight, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Filmforum. She is an Assistant Professor in the Film Department at Brooklyn College.



“Gowanus Canal” (7 min, 16mm, 2013)
“Dear Bill Gates” (14 min, 16mm, 2006)
“Broad Channel” (17 min, 16mm, 2010)
“As Above, So Below” (50 min, 16mm, 2012)

more information:
http://www.sarahchristman.com/


 


Thursday
June 26th 2014 20:00

SHE'S FAST, SHE'S FRIGHTENING
an evening with films about girl gangs, rage and revenge




Come to see some of the nice small D.I.Y. - punk films by Bev Zalcock and Sara Chambers.
“Fireworks revisited” takes Kenneth Anger's film from 1947 as an example and reinterprets it from a lesbian point of view. In an associative way, the film inquires about the female gaze in cinema and erotic fantasies.
Afterwards we will watch a Rage and Revenge Film from 1997, which is inspired by films like Thelma and Louise, yet being more explicit in its presentation of violence. The film follows a group of women working in a strip bar and forming a gang to take action against rapists.

Here you can find an interview about the topics of women violence and the question if revenge films are right wing or left wing:


http://www.horschamp.qc.ca/offscreen/jennifer.html



 


Thursday
June 19th 2014 20:00

SICK: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF BOB FLANAGAN, SUPERMASOCHIST by Kirby Dick
screening



This documentary profiles poet/performance artist Bob Flanagan, who was born with cystic fibrosis. Flanagan explains, with engaging humor, how his obsession with controlled, self-inflicted pain has helped him to deal with his uncontrollable suffering. His philosophy forces one to look at sado-masochism with fresh eyes. The film includes explicit scenes of genital self-mutilation.


 


Tuesday
June 10th 2014 20:00

IS FREE LABOR FEMINIST PRACTICE? by Mysti
lecture performance



DOCUMENTATION LINK (VIMEO)

MASTER'S TOOL: Is unpaid labor, be it professional or DIY, an acceptable tool within queer feminist practice? Is the invocation of 'community' a hollow one when used to request unpaid leave from paid jobs, accrued personal costs as assumed donations, and unspecified amounts of time that could be used for other things like jerking off. Can a community of unpaid laborers create a project owned by a single author?

Kickfarter and indie-agogo: Do they really fund art? Or are they simply vehicles for consuming outside our means? Rich kids with supportive families being the most likely to cash in... Furthermore, a budget devoured by location, transport, long-term camera and equipment rental before considering the cost of employing people legitimately resembles to me only the standard movements of an unquestioning consumer within a now globalized neoliberal moment that seeks an absolute devaluation of labor. Is making any money from free labor conscionable?

*Mysti asks questions while seeking no answers whatsoever. Tune in or zone out cause she doesn't care. There will be no Q&A under any circumstances, only drinks, public gropes and imminent potentiality for a hog pile of hatefuckers, cause alongside all the good qualities of community, violence exists as well. Tonight please embrace Mysti, the finger-pointer, as an opportunity to loosen your tight holes.

more information:
It's Not Professionalism


 


Wednesday
May 28nd 2014 21:00

DUBAIS & GOLDWIENER
audiovisual performance/concert



DUBAIS (Portland/US)

"My interest is in not exclusively using instrumentation to write/arrange songs. I also use video clips to generate the arrangements and tempo. I use memories, Billy Strayhorn, psychoanalysis and cultural heart ache to determine lyrical content. Although DUBAIS exists as a band, it really exists more as a vehicle in which I can explore multidimensional compositional strategies through a displaced cultural lens."

http://dubaispdx.tumblr.com/
https://dubais.bandcamp.com/


GOLDWIENER (Seattle/US)

https://soundcloud.com/goldwiener
http://www.world-gang.com/


 


Thursday
May 22nd 2014 20:00

BLACK IS... BLACK AIN'T by Marlon Riggs
screening & debate

Come join us for a screening of "Black is… Black ain't", the final film by Marlon Riggs. In this mix between more abstract theoretical and highly personalized storytelling, he investigates struggles and conflicts around African American identity and gives a strong statement for the embracing of differences, mutual support and solidarity. Despite his deteriorating state of health during the shooting of the film, his last work is, once again, fiercely intelligent, complex and elegant.




 


Friday
May 9th 2014 22:00

DANCEFLOOR AS A PLACE FOR FEET
season opening party