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EVERY THURSGAY
19:00-23:00

SEVEN ELEVEN DIVA HEAVEN
your weekly night at Raumerweiterungshalle!

Celebrating past and future divas - and the diva in each of us - every thursday from 19h to 23h.

past:

15.06. Spice Girls
08.06. Lesbian Vampires
01.06. Chavela Vargas
25.05. Nicola Adams


*** 2016 ***

08.09. Summer
01.09. Skiing and Tanja Pippi & Fetal Twink
18.08. Prosecco Punx dedicated to Poly Styrene
11.08. Loleatta Holloway
04.08. entzaubert!
28.07. White Girl Wasted
summer break
07.07. Céline Dion
30.06. all the EM diva's tears
23.06. Luxus für alle!
16.06. Florynce Kennedy
09.06. Sylvester



   
Thursday
June 15 2017
19:00

SPICE GIRLS DIVA HEAVEN
your weekly night at Raumerweiterungshalle!



Celebrating past and future divas - and the diva in each of us - every thursday from 19h to 23h.

Come and enjoy drinks and the classic pop sounds of your favorite childhood girl-band. From 9 we'll screen spice world over the projector--- & for the brave and devoted aficionados, karaoke/ sing -along to the film tunes can be arranged. Dressing up is also welcome & encouraged! Feel free to impersonate your favorite Classic Spice or the one that was never taken down from the rack :) 

Cheers 2 Queers / Viva Forever

Your Halle Crew ♥

 

   
Thursday
June 08 2017
19:00

LESBIAN VAMPIRES DIVA HEAVEN
your weekly night at Raumerweiterungshalle!



Celebrating past and future divas - and the diva in each of us - every thursday from 19h to 23h.

Welcome this good old familiar trope: the lesbian vampire. With her unrestrained independence she threatens to overthrow the existing social order. Come out for some red wine by candlelight. Be assured, at the halle no bloodthirsty dyke will get killed in the end. On the contrary, we're here to laugh in the face of that tame patriarchal myth and plot the next attack.

featuring a video installation with great work by Thirza Cuthand

plus accompanying cult film program featuring ridiculous stereotypes and babes and great sound:
Vampyros Lesbos / Daughters of Darkness / The Hunger

 

   
Friday
June 02 2017
21:00

Guest Party: ¡MASH-UP! Queer-OFF-Carnival-Party!

more infos on facebook event


   
Thursday
June 01 2017
19:00

CHAVELA VARGAS DIVA HEAVEN
your weekly night at Raumerweiterungshalle!



Celebrating past and future divas - and the diva in each of us - every thursday from 19h to 23h.

Come chill with us and celebrate wonderful Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-born Mexican singer. Come by and keep the drama in the rancheras!

   
Thursday
May 25 2017
19:00

NICOLA ADAMS DIVA HEAVEN
your weekly night at Raumerweiterungshalle!



Celebrating past and future divas - and the diva in each of us - every thursday from 19h to 23h.

This diva night is dedicated to Nicola Adams - the first olympic gold winning female boxer. Let's celebrate fighting for the things which are important for us. Especially on this so called "Herrentag" there are lot's of things on feminist minds to fight for and against. Let's share antisexist strategies and - of course - a drink!

   

Saturday
May 6 2017
19:30

Queer - RiotGrrrl – Hardcore – Punk - Sause

Netter Raum – mit Bier und Brause!
4 Bands 1 Abend

soll:bruch:stelle - sperriger pinkpunk
wir überraschen uns selber immer wieder mit zusammengebastelten persönlichen vorlieben und gemeinsam entwickeltem...
mal schrebbelig, mal melodisch dürfen unsere instrumente und stimmen alles, wozu keine_r schreit oder flüstert: "geht gar nicht!"

Emoprofem - d.i.y.-emopopunk
is a trio from the underground of Campus Rütli. Unsere Vorbilder sind: Die drei ???, der Kupferschmied, Amanita "Neets" Caplan. Unsere Hobbies sind Kochen, Lesen, Einhörner striegeln, Musicals nachtanzen. Wenn wir groß sind, wollen wir lieber alles.

Trainingseinheit Katzenkotze – allgender Pommespunk
6 frittierte Ü-30 Kartoffeln machen Punk als wären sie 15: ungestimmte Instrumente, talentfrei, aber süß. Erste Sahne Rumgemotze, hintergründige Texte verschmelzen mit 3-4 Akkorden zu einem Kleinod der gepflegten Gute-Laune-Krachmusik.
Punkrock at its best!

erring soda - berlin based queer feminist hardcore punk

dj_ane very serious - queer-elektro-punk


doors open 19:30
shows start 20:30

 

   

Sunday
April 23 2017
14:00-18:00

Pink Guerilla Gardening

Bathroom laws, gay propaganda laws, same-sex marriage opposition, religious objections, (cyber) bullying, discrimination and more anti-whatever. Being queer in 2017 is messy.

As one out of many symbols for the global struggle for queer liberation Pink Guerilla Gardening plans to spread pink flowers and seeds of pink flowers around the world. Especially poisonous, near-extinct species that are good for bees. Pink Guerrilla Gardening is a concept that shows that we’re here, that we will spread, that we’re supernatural and impossible to exterminate.

Come plant, make seedbombs, plant more, and share some Rosé- and Rhabarberschorle with us to the lovesongs of the Berliner Rundfunk DJ Team.

 

   

Friday
April 14 2017
16:00-21:00

GRILLING & CHILLING / 2017 HALLE SEASON OPENING

As Raumerweiterungshalle continues to age gracefully, she's decided to opt for a more ~mature~ season's opening this year.

She'll be serving you:

- BYOG / Potluck-style Grilling (weather permitting - the idea is that enough grills and food will be brought along proportionately so that we can all bbq simultaneously.)

- Chilling (bring your favorite people to talk shit with while you BBQ)

- A fire, and (of course): Adult Beverages (~yessss~)

for the duration of the afternoon and into the early evening.

Musical selections will be provided by our resident DJs, with a reading and live performance to follow.

<<lineup>>
Nai (BCR) 16-18
The Neighbourhood Character (Uzuri Recordings / BCR) 18-20
Ze Royale (Pornceptual Berlin) 20:05-20:15
Wizard Apprentice (Practical Records, CA/US) 20:20-end



Cheers 2 Queers


   

Thursday
September 1 2016
19:00-23:00

SKIING / TANJA PIPPI AND FETAL TWINK
diva heaven



Skiing


Skiing is a Berlin band influenced by 1950s rock'n'roll, queercore, punk and and and. Our songs feature guitars, drum beats, bass, and lyrics with one or more-part harmonies.
Consisting of Everett Darling and a rotating and dramatic cast of friends, lovers, family, ex-friends, ex-lovers, future-lovers, etc... Lyrics discuss sanity, books and poetry, celestial bodies, philosophy, gay identity, immigration, political ideologies, weekend sports, death, objects, love, and most recently sex.

http://www.skiing.bandcamp.com/


Tanja Pippi And Fetal Twink

Tanja Pippi, singer and instrumentalist of the Berlin based band Jolly Goods, will perform some new and old Jolly Goods songs with Fetal Twink (History Of Color TV/I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream) with guitars, keys and organs. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/jolly-goods/tanja-pippi-and-fetal-twink-sound-snippets

http://www.JollyGoods.net/
http://fetaltwink.bandcamp.com/

 

   
Thursday
August 18 2016
19:00-23:00

SEVEN ELEVEN DIVA HEAVEN
your weekly night at Raumerweiterungshalle!



Celebrating past and future divas - and the diva in each of us - every thursday from 19h to 23h.

This Diva Heaven is dedicated to Poly Styrene, the archetype for the modern-day feminist punk "There's nothing wrong with beauty," she said, "but whether it's actually helping the female cause of being equal to men, you have to judge for yourself." So bring your teeth braces and other (un)COOL youth memories and sins.



   
Thursday
August 11 2016
19:00-23:00

SEVEN ELEVEN DIVA HEAVEN
your weekly night at Raumerweiterungshalle!



Celebrating past and future divas - and the diva in each of us - every thursday from 19h to 23h.

This diva heaven is dedicated to Loleatta Holloway.

 

   

Wednesday
August 10 2016
20:00-23:00

Hot Chix: Neither Here nor There // Geile Uschis: weder hier noch dort



A multimedia durational piece seeking to expose the inconsistencies in Berlin’s queer and feminist scene. As previous non-artists, we seek to (re)claim the title artist from the social structures of both mainstream and marginal social scenes that have, due to varying power structures and disseminations of capital (social, economic, sexual, etc.) barred us from arriving at this identity. Until now.

In the frame of http://www.projectspacefestival-berlin.com/

doors at 8, program at 9

 

 

 

August 4-7 2016
19:00-23:00

Entzaubert Open Archive



This year entzaubert will be holding a special event over 4 days, diving deep into the archives, to increase the visibility of one of the world’s few DIY self-organized queer film archives.

we invite the audience to take a look at our archives, to work practically on maintaining the films, with the goal of developing an accessible self-organized sustainable independent DIY queer film archive.

through this collective training camp we hope to find fresh perspectives on the archive: reflecting on film submissions, selection process and programming; exchanging about DIY collective work practices, distribution and economies – through hands-on as well as conceptual workshops, panels and discussions.

entzaubert.blogsport.de



   

Thursday
July 28 2016
19:00-23:00

SEVEN ELEVEN DIVA HEAVEN
your weekly night at Raumerweiterungshalle!



Celebrating past and future divas - and the diva in each of us - every thursday from 19h to 23h.

This diva night is dedicated to White Girl Wasted, the music project of Local Honey.

https:// ifellasleeplikethis.bandcam p.com/

Local Honey uses vocal modification, noise, and dissonant pop sounds paired with visions of both queer familial relationships and solitude to invoke sonic womanhood. She reverses feminine sound as a weapon, a cathartic battlecry: like hard femme heaven.


doors open at 7pm, concert at 8pm



   

Monday
July 18 2016
20:00

Productions and wonders – a feminist archive in action
With Rotmi Enciso and Ina Riaskov



Producciones y Milagros Agrupación Feminista is a small Mexican organisation with one of the countries biggest photographic archives specialised on the feminist movement in Mexico and Latin America. We see photography, video and graphics as tools for collective and individual remembrance work and art as expression and process of radical feminist self care and self defence. Tonight we’d like to present our work in context of  the current political situation in Mexico. Femicides, enforced disappearances, abortion politics, sexualised violence as well as antifeminist vendettas on facebook and twitter are all part of our political work.

Accompanied by the exhibition: female* fights, which features snapshots of feminist campaigns in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

There will be background music by Las Puchachitas (feminist Son Jarocho) during the exhibition. Las Puchachitas are a group of Mexican women who met in Berlin. They are Feminists, Decolonialists, against racism, capitalism and patriarchy, queer, happy and antidepressive. With their version of Son Jarocho, they call into question female gender roles.

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Producciones y Milagros – Un archivo fotográfico feminista en acción
con Rotmi Enciso e Ina Riaskov

Producciones y Milagros Agrupación Feminista es una organización mexicana con uno del los archivos fotográficos feminista más grande en México y América Latina. Fotografía, video y creación gráfica son para nosotras herramientas de construcción y resguardo de memoria colectiva e individual. Entendemos la creación artística como expresión y proceso de autocuidado y autodefensa feminista radical. En esta charla queremos presentar nuestro trabajo en el contexto actual de México. Feminicidio, desaparición forzada, el derecho al aborto, violencia sexual y también las campañas de odio en redes sociales digitales son algunos de los temas que abordamos.

Exposición: “Defender la alegría, organizar la rabia – luchas de mujeres, mujeres en lucha” reúne momentos plasmados en nuestro archivo fotográfico desde México y otros países del Abya Yala.

La exposición será acompanyada de Las Puchachitas (Son Jarocho Feminista). Las Puchachitas son un grupo de mujeres mexicanas, feministas, decoloniales, antiracistas, anticapitalistas, antipatriacales, cuir, felices y antidepresivas que se encontraron en Berlín y que reivindican el papel de las mujeres en los versos del Son Jarocho.

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Produktionen und Wunder – Ein feministisches Bildarchiv in Aktion

Mit Rotmi Enciso und Ina Riaskov

Producciones y Milagros Agrupación Feminista ist eine kleine mexikanische Organisation mit einem der größten auf feministische Bewegungen spezialisierten Fotoarchive in Mexiko und Lateinamerika. Fotografie, Video und grafische Kreation verstehen wir als Werkzeuge zur gemeinschaftlichen und individuellen Gedächtnisarbeit und Kunst als Ausdruck und Prozess radikaler feministischer Selbstsorge und Selbstverteidigung. In der Veranstaltung möchten wir unsere Arbeit im Kontext der aktuellen Situation in Mexiko vorstellen. Feminizid, gewaltsames Verschwindenlassen, Abtreibungsrecht, sexualisierte Gewalt und Übergriffe, wie auch antifeministische Hasskampagnen auf facebook und twitter sind Themen mit denen wir uns auseinandersetzen.

Die Ausstellung Frauen*kämpfe zeigt Momentaufnahmen feministischer Aktionen in Mexiko und anderen lateinamerikanischen Ländern der letzten Jahre.

Die Ausstellung wird musikalisch begleitet von Las Puchachitas (Feministischer Son Jarocho). Las Puchachitas sind eine Gruppe von mexikanischen Frauen, die sich in Berlin getroffen haben. Sie sind Feministinnen, Dekolonialistinnen, gegen Rassismus, Kapitalismus und das Patriarchat, queer, glücklich und antidepressiv. Mit den Versen des Son Jarocho hinterfragen sie Rollenzuschreibungen an Frauen.

Die Veranstaltung wird gefördert durch die Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.





   

Thursday
July 7 2016
19:00-23:00

Won Cha: FUKÚ SPEAK
Opening July 77-11pm
Exhibition open by appointment only July 8 - 10



C&O and Raumerweiterungshalle are happy to introduce a new installation by New York and Seoul based artist Won Cha, the artist’s first solo exhibition in Germany.

The spirit of trauma tends not to explain itself clearly, or to let itself be seen. Individuals, families, cultures and cities live with shadows pressing hard against their backs and minds, speaking white noise into their ears, and dimming their vision. In the absence of something concrete to pull apart we recreate the original event, returning to the scene to gather more information on the faceless weights that guide us. But spirits don’t allow themselves to be locked down. Before revealing themselves, they must first be made comfortable.

Using first encounter narratives by a shipwrecked British envoy, found drawings from underground gay sex spaces in New York and Seoul, stickers from a child’s room, and commercial images from plastic surgery advertisements in Seoul, Cha has synthesized an environment in which a fukú, a concept from the Dominican Republic, which author Junot Diaz specifically describes as ‘the Curse and Doom of the new world,’ is reanimated. Cha’s installation offers an opportunity to look through the other side of the mirror, to gaze at the embittered ooze of a perpetual collision between estranged disarranged bodies.


 


Saturday
July 2 2016
15:00-22:00

A POTLUCK/PICNIC for Black Women, Black Trans, GNC Folks and Black Queers


For no other reason than to celebrate, get to know each other, and share space with each other.

We'll provide a grill, music, sound system, a bar with cheap drinks, and a BONFIRE!

The grill is veggie, so please bring veggies, halloumi and stuff to grill, but bring whatever other foods you like to eat and share as well.

This is an event for people of African decent who identify as Black/Mixed Race, Women, Queer, Trans or GNC(Gender non Conforming).

This is an initiative from some of the Black members of the Raumerweiterungshalle and other Black friends.


 


Thursday
June 30 2016
19:00-23:00

SEVEN ELEVEN DIVA HEAVEN
your weekly night at Raumerweiterungshalle!



Celebrating past and future divas - and the diva in each of us - every thursday from 19h to 23h.

"Don't cry for me, Argentina...."

This week's diva night is dedicated to the tears of all the divas of this year's EM football championship: To Messi, to England, Deutschland (du armes Land!) and the football divas soon to follow suit due to shock and embarrassment at their inevitable demise.

Too bad, so sad.


 


Wednesday
June 29 2016
20:00

FLIP FOR FEMME
video program



Sadie Lune and Coral Short join forces to present you with a selection of work that celebrates all that is femme at Raumerweiterungshalle. Femininity will be revered. Even worshipped. Sadie and Coral unearth filmic femme treasures and show them to you in the glittering darkness. Femme admirers welcome.

Sadie Lune und Coral Short haben sich zusammengetan, um Euch in der Raumerweiterungshalle ausgewählte Arbeiten zu präsentieren, die alles feiern, was F/femme ist. Femininität wird hier verehrt, angebetet sogar! Sadie und Coral haben filmische Femmeschätze ausgegraben, um sie Euch in der glitzernden Dunkelheit vorzuführen. Femmeliebhaber*innen willkommen.

with films by Zachary Hutchinson, Shawné Michaelain Holloway, Carrie Gates, Benjamin Yavuzsoy, Siobhan Aluvalot, 
Ellen Nielsen, Lasse Långström, Kami Chisholm, Celeste Chan, Jess Dobkin, and others

doors at 7pm, films at 8pm


 


Friday
June 24 2016
22:00

ALL I SEE IS $IGNS
Soli für das Cutie.BPoC Fest 2016


ALL I SEE IS $IGNS
Soli für das Cutie.BPoC Fest 2016

The signs are in our favor: We are organizing the second Cutie.BPoC Fest on July 22-24, a non-profit do-it-yourself/ do-it-together festival for queer, transgender and intersex Black people and People of Color. We want to create a safer space in which heteronormativity and whiteness are not centered, where there is room for empowerment, creativity, discussions, healing and growing. Your support is needed to make this possible: Make it rain and help us pay the bills for the festival.

with Duo Maravilla, Ford Kelly, Habribri b2b kos_mic q'andi, Kakaokatze, Mala

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Die Zeichen stehen in unserem Sinne: Vom 22. bis zum 24. Juli organisieren wir zum zweiten Mal das Cutie.BPoC Fest, ein Non-Profit Do-It-Yourself/ Do-It-Together-Festival für queere, trans- und intergeschlechtliche of Color und Schwarze Personen. Wir möchten einen Safer Space schaffen, in dem Heteronormativität und weißsein keine zentralen Parameter mehr sind, wo Raum für Ermächtigung, Kreativität, Diskussionen, Heilung und Wachsen entsteht. Um dies zu ermöglichen, ist eure Unterstützung gefragt: Lasst das Parra runterregnen und helft uns bei der Finanzierung der Kosten für das Festival.

mit Duo Maravilla, Ford Kelly, Habribri b2b kos_mic q'andi, Kakaokatze, Mala



 


Thursday
June 23 2016
19:00-23:00

SEVEN ELEVEN DIVA HEAVEN
your weekly night at Raumerweiterungshalle!



Celebrating past and future divas - and the diva in each of us - every thursday from 19h to 23h.

This diva night is dedicated to Luxus for Everyone. Enjoy the Screenprinting performance “Luxury goods for all of us!” by Lukas Julius Keijser (http://lukasjulius.nl/about.html). You can get prints from the performance for a little donation. The main themes of Lukas Julius Keijser  are communication, the family, the internet, and mainstream, underground and trash cultures, also he is exploring the boundaries between art and non-art. He works in a broad range of media including video, performance and photography, for which he produces his own costumes, music and texts. Since 2008 he has worked extensively with the silk-screening process.

Be your own Diva in a DIY screenprinting-action. So bring your shirts, sweaters, bags and panties.

Tonight's Special: Enjoy an utterly exquisite surprise dj set for free by a high class djane!


   
Wednesday
22 June 2016
20:00

PINKWASHING EXPOSED:SEATTLE FIGHTS BACK!
video + discussion

Trailer: https:// pinkwashingexposed.net/ 2015/05/05/ watch-the-trailer-for-pinkw ashing-exposed-seattle-fig hts-back/

-- DEUTSCH:
Wir von Berlin Against Pinkwashing würden Euch gerne zur Vorführung des Filmes “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!” einladen. Dieser Dokumentarfilm erläutert die Bedeutung von „Pinkwashing“ und erklärt, wie LGBTIQ*-Themen von politischen und gesellschaftlichen Akteuren ausgenutzt werden, um repressive und unterdrückende Machtstrukturen zu legitimieren. Dabei folgt er einer Gruppe von mutigen Aktivist_innen in Seattle, die dieser Instrumentalisierung auf inspirierende Weise die Stirn bieten.

Nach dem Film wird es eine Diskussionsrunde geben.

Eintritt frei

-- ENGLISH:
We at Berlin Against Pinkwashing are excited to announce the screening of “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back”. The film sheds light on what “pinkwashing” is, offers an insight into how LGBTQI* identities are being coopted by oppressive forces, and tells the inspiring story about a group of audacious Seattle-based activists who are FIGHTING BACK.

The screening will be followed by a short discussion session.


Entrance is free


   

Thursday
16 June 2016
19:00-23:00

SEVEN ELEVEN DIVA HEAVEN
your weekly night at Raumerweiterungshalle!



Celebrating past and future divas - and the diva in each of us - every thursday from 19h to 23h.

This diva night is dedicated to Florynce "Flo" Kennedy (1916 - 2000), Black radical activist, attorney and founder of the Feminist Party, which nominated Shirley Chisholm for President of the United States. Among many other things, she fought for abortion rights, against marriage, represented Assata Shakur and Valerie Solanas, led a pee-in on a Harvard University lawn, co-founded the National Black Feminist Organization (NBFO) and was called "The biggest, loudest and, indisputably, the rudest mouth on the battleground" by People magazine in 1974. 

"I approve of anyone wearing what the establishment says you must not wear."

In the spirit of Flo Kennedy, we encourage everyone to dress up weirdly for the night...


   
Thursday
9 June 2016
19:00-23:00

SEVEN ELEVEN DIVA HEAVEN
your weekly night at Raumerweiterungshalle!




Celebrating past and future divas - and the diva in each of us - every thursday from 19h to 23h.

The first diva heaven is dedicated to Sylvester!

https://youtu.be/ j0Vh-a2l6SY

 

   

Saturday
21 May
2016
15:00-18:00 workshop
20:00 performance

POLYNERVÖS: TOUCH PLEASURE WORK
performances and workshop

Communicating with our bodies and through touch is the first form of language we learn. It accompanies us throughout our lives.

How does the perception of our bodies influence the possible ways of touching and being touched? What kinds of contact are socially accepted, what is confined to specific contexts? How do prevailing conventions form our bodies and touch? In ‘touch pleasure work’ the performers discover modes of touch by curiously exploring and playing, opening up new perspectives.

In the second part of the show, we open up the performing area to the audience and invite you to interact directly with the performers.

For reservation contact:touch.theaterprojekt@gmail.com

After performance: URUBU Marinka (VOODOOHOP)

https://soundcloud.com/urubumarinka

On Saturday, 3-6pm, there will be a workshop in which we invite you to get to know the work of the ensemble. Bring comfortable clothes, no prior experience required, language will be English or German, as required. Space is limited to 12 participants. To sign up, or any further questions concerning details, write to touch.theaterprojekt@gmail.com or call Julian: 0151-2016696.

We are looking forward to exploring with you!

https://polynervoes.wordpress.com/https://www.facebook.com/polynervoes/info/?tab=page_info

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Kommunikation durch Berührung ist die erste Sprachform die wir lernen und sie begleitet uns ein Leben lang.

Wie entscheidet die Wahrnehmung unserer Körper darüber, welche Möglichkeiten des Berührens und Berührtwerdens sich uns eröffnen? Welche Formen von Berührung sind in der Gesellschaft akzeptiert, welche nur in bestimmten Kontexten? Wie limitieren vorherrschende Konventionen, Körper und Berührungen? In ‚touch pleasure work‘ entdecken die Performer*innen durch unvoreingenommenes Forschen und Spielen Berührungsmöglichkeiten und eröffnen dem Publikum neue Perspektiven.

Im zweiten Teil öffnen wir die Spielfläche für eine begrenzte Anzahl von Zuschauer*innen für direkte Interaktion mit den Performer*innen.

Samstag, 21.May, in der Raumerweiterungshalle, 20 Uhr.

https://www.facebook.com/Raumerweiterungshalle

Um Reservierung wird gebeten: touch.theaterprojekt@gmail.com

After performance: URUBU Marinka (VOODOOHOP)

https://soundcloud.com/urubumarinka

Am Samstag, 21. May, laden wir euch ein von 15-18 Uhr in die Arbeitsweise des Ensembles einzutauchen. Bitte bringe bequeme Kleidung mit, keine Vorerfahrung nötig. Workshhopsprache wird je nach Bedarf englisch oder deutsch sein. Anmeldung und alle weitere Fragen bitte an to touch.theaterprojekt@gmail.comoder an Julian: 0151-2016696.

Wir freuen uns auf euch!

https://polynervoes.wordpress.com/https://www.facebook.com/polynervoes/info/?tab=page_info


 


Saturday
May 14
2016
17:00

QUEER FEMINIST TAKEOVER
soli for Women in Exile summer bus tour

Spring is blooming so come out of the woodwork and celebrate the queer feminist takeover with us!

We will open this year's Raumerweiterung season with a vegan sausage BBQ accompanied by sizzlings sounds courtesy of sausage DJ Princess4Q who will sling on their sausage skin especially for the occasion..

Bathtube Theory's punk pop transports us into a summer evening ambience which will in turn be hacked up into small but excellent pieces by No Chronicles with their edgy noisy-jazzy grooves.

Attention Horse will then do their best to patch us back up together again with their 80s style electropop letting us loose in full poptastic spirits on DJ team SeriousPrecious4Q for a brilliant finale to our eclectic feminist evening.

https://bathtubtheory.bandcamp.com/
https://nochronicles.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/attention-horse

Any profits made will go to the Women in Exile's summer bus tour, so bring your friends and donate lots (if you can)!!


 


Friday
Oct 16th 2015
22:00

DAS WILDE WUNSCHWOCHENENDE
season closing party



Berliner Rundfunk Indoor Festival at Raumerweiterungshalle

Come party with us the last night before the winter break of Raumerweiterungshalle with a special Berliner Rundfunk Indoor Festival.
Das ist Ihr Berliner Rundfunk 91.4 Indoor 2015!

On stage:

Amy Winehouse (@Alex Alvina Chamberland)
Enya
Phil Collins
Annie Lennox

…and the SPECIAL Berlin debut from celebrity escalating performer AH-Mer-AH-Su!!!

Also Berlins Beste Musik with the Berliner Rundfunk dj-team Nicole von Wagner, Sarah Schiwy, Simone Panteleit und Simon Kober.

During das Wilde Wunschwochenende you can come up with any request.
Der Hit-Herbst bei Berliner Rundfunk 91.4! Ihre achtziger, Ihre Neunziger, einfach Ihre Musik! Garantiert Wiederholungsfrei! 

Das Berliner Rundfunk Indoor Festival wird Ihnen präsentiert von Bad Liebenwerda Sanft, dem feinperlenden Mineralwasser mit besonders wenig Kohlensäure.



 


Thursday
Sept 24th 2015
19:00

THE BICYCLE
screening in presence of the filmmaker



"Susanne is a young single mother who lives a somewhat "carefree" lifestyle. After quitting her job, she finds herself in trouble financially and attempts a minor insurance fraud to make ends meet. Despite its rare view of everyday socialism from a woman's perspective, East German officials were critical of this frank portrayal of a less-than-ideal socialist citizen and turned down all invitations for the film to be screened abroad. In West Germany, however, Evelyn Schmidt's film received much praise for its critical feminist approach. The Bicycle was part of the 2005 Rebels with a Cause: The Cinema of East Germany retrospective, shown at The Museum of Modern Art, New York" - DEFA Film Library

http:// eastgermancinema.com/2011/ 07/05/the-bicycle/

This event is organised by the Raumerweiterungshalle collective and T.V.O.D.

T.V.O.D. is a project from Pauline Recke and Fine Freiberg, which used to be working as a project-space for film screenings, exhibitions and queer subculture from 2011-13 in Manteuffelstr. T.V.O.D. has at the moment no fixed address.



 


Tuesday
Sept 22nd 2015
19:00

ART KINO #11
screening in collaboration with gsl projekt



The second edition of Art Kino in Berlin is a collaboration with GSL Projekt.

Art Kino #11 is presented as an anti-screening; it's as much about the selection of films as it is about creating opportunities for filmmakers active in Berlin to present their new works in a dialogue with older artworks we like. The program is a selection of contemporary video artworks and films representing different tendencies within the medium.

Alana Lake
Rita Macedo
Doireann O'Malley
Natasja Loutchko
Hanna Bergfors & Kornelia Kugler

More artists to be announced...

GSL Projekt is a collaborative curatorial project that produces exhibitions and events in Berlin and internationally. 

The Art Kino Film Club aims to establish a permanent forum for experimental film and video art in Stockholm and Berlin; to give the art films and their audience a place and a context that they deserve, for further exposure and understanding. Art Kino screenings feature both works that have touched and influenced us over the years as well as newer projects and artistry that we've come across only recently. Works from both the Swedish and international art scene. Art Kino was initiated by the curator Giovanni Naves, culture producer Eric Weber and the artist Virlani Rupini in Sweden, 2007.

Art Kino program # 11, is produced together with the filmmaker Hanna Bergfors.



 


Wednesday
August 5th 2015
20:00

SHORT FILMS - MINI FESTIVAL
screening and music performance



A mini festival curated by Catalina Jordan Alvarez.

Participating artists:
Brian Jordan Alvarez
Tiona McClodden
Althea Mengxi Rao
Adam Diller
Catalina Jordan Alvarez/James Wadsworth Strong
Lily Benson
Daniel Fishkin


more information:
Facebook Event Page


 


Thursday
July 30th 2015
21:00

NAP / GOLDWIENER / DUBAIS TALKS
concert



NAP is Vancouver-based Daniel Rincon, a Colombian-born producer with a background in “guitar-based noise” music and although direct traces of that seem hard to pin down outside of Discogs. By contrast, the project’s Bandcamp page contains two heavily ambient releases, both consistent with its low-key nomen and the roving, lo-fi house excursions of his Uncharted debut for 1080p.
https://panmusick.bandcamp.com/
http://www.secretdecoder.net/blog/2015/07/02/stream-nap-uncharted/

GOLDWIENER is Darrin Wiener, Berlin based analog techno mastermind and one half of World Gang. 
http://www.goldwiener.com/

DUBAIS is the Arabfuturist pop concept super group by trans discipline artist Nadia Buyse. She will be presenting an experimental and musical lecture about the nature of Emotional Imperialism.
http://dubaispdx.tumblr.com/


 


Friday
July 24th 2015
20:00

QUEER PUNX
concert



What's in a container and bounces around like it's the end of the world?
- QUEER PUNX AT RAUMERWEITERUNGSHALLE!!!


JOIN OUR TIN CONTAINER OF FUN for a night of queer punk & doom!! Bands, cake, friends - all wrapped in an extended container!! Yard for rolling around as a bonus!!

COME EARLY! The shows WILL START IN TIME, no playing around, pünktlich is the name of the game..!! And seriously.. you don't wanna miss this!

CANINE (AUSTRALIA)
https://caninepunx.bandcamp.com/

From the stolen lands of down under, "Sydneys queer pups" Canine are bringing their political rock and roll power violence on an extensive tour around Europe - and right to our little tin can!! Canine just released their split EP with AGATHA (US)

LITHALSA (BERLIN)
https://lithalsa.bandcamp.com/

Queer feminist post doom. Lithalsas occur when ice forms beneath the ground and lifts the earth above it. Lithalsa are F, J and V who live together and play metal. Lithalsa can be an ocean of possibilities or a black hole.

LA LINEA NEGRA (BERLIN)
https://lalineanegra.bandcamp.com/

Queer-fronted anarcha-feminist vegan edge. Fast and furious, with an explicitly political message.

!!..CAKES BY MINOR TREAT !!



 


Friday
July 17th 2015
20:00

ART+RESISTANCE
visual acts, queer interventions & activism


Countering violence through visual activism. Countering sexualized, gendered, and racialized violence. Through audio, visual, and performative activism. Where do political strategies and artistic strategies meet – or collide? How do queer cultural interventions become empowering? How do geopolitical conditions, historical legacies, and personal experiences influence forms of queer cultural activism? How do resistant aesthetics and aesthetic/artistic resistance interact?

An evening with presentations by international artists (8pm) and party with Sky Deep on the decks (11pm).

More details:
http://www.queer-institut.de/en/kunst_widerstand/

https://visualacts.wordpress.com/



 


Tuesday
July 14th 2015
20:00

TWO VIDEOS BY PHILIPP GUFLER
screening in presence of the artist



IMAGINARY MASCULINITY (2012) is an investigation into representations and constructions of masculinity. The artist creates a collage of past and present ideals of masculinity and their transgressions, visualizing the decomposition of supposedly irrefutable gender identities.
PROJECTION ON THE CRISIS (Gauweilereien in Munich) (2014) transfers the spectator into a classical white cube setting, where Gufler presents documents collected from the archive Forum Homosexualität München e.V. in chronological order and complements them with recent works by artist friends. The infamous Peter Gauweiler (former Bavarian State Secretary) and the then Bavarian Minister of Education, Hans Zehetmair, answer the emergence of the AIDS epidemic with the most drastic and shocking proposals. Gufler opposes these homophobic resentments with the emancipatory battle cries of Munich’s gay and lesbian movement and thus draws an oscillating image of Munich and at the same time German history.

Philipp Gufler is an artist based in Munich.



 


Monday
July 13rd
14:00

Monday
July 20th
14:00


Monday
Aug 3rd
14:00

WRITE/WRONG
a writing workshop with Mysti



Dearest Applicants, 

Please compose a sincere letter of request to Mysti: mystismonthly@gmail.com
If accepted, you will be assigned a 200 word abstract and it email prior to the first course. 

July 13: Discussion: excerpts of Delany 'The Motion of Light in Water,' Moraga 'Loving in the War Years' and short story 'Everything Was Nice' by Jane Bowles. Followed by: introductory diatribe by Mysti, trash talk and writing/review exercises. 

July 20: Firestone 'Airless Spaces' excerpts and Greyson 'Realism Traps the Homosexual' and  'Sick Characters in Search of an Audience' discussed and presented by participants. Free writing exercises and trust falls. 

(one week break for drafting, individual editing sessions may or may not be available)

August 3: Discussion: Preciado 'Snuff Politics,' Doyle 'Rien de Rien' and Sturtevant 'Michael Jackson Was My Lover.' Followed by an Alcoholics Anonymous style sharing of the struggle to write and the bitterness of its public presentation.

*There will be no safe space speech or other such useless gestures. We will keep emotional content in the writing. A reader will be arranged as a PDF far in advance of the course. Ideally participants will print the reader and have it present for each class so as to doodle in the margins during lapses of interest. 


 


Thursday
July 2nd 2015
21:00

SISTER MANTOS + HEIMWEHHOTEL
concert presented in collaboration with La Moustache


SISTER MANTOS

Sister Mantos is bringing their funky-cumbia-punk sounds back to Europe and the UK this SUMMER! Its been three years since Sister Mantos toured Europe and the UK and a lot has happened since then! Sister Mantos has transformed into a live funk-punk-cumbia-reggea band with thumping bass, guitars and synths!
They have realeased two albums - UNK and CALIFORNIA PEACE ALIEN and released 4 eye-popping and tripped out music videos. Sister Mantos guarantees that they will get the people moving, grooving and jumping with their unique blend of funk, latin beats, punky-reggae and avant-pop. Sister Mantos takes the stage in intergalactic costumes and sings songs in English and Spanish and sings about love, queerness and post-capitalist utopias. Sister Mantos is a veteran of live performance and has shared the stage with acts such as Light Asylum, JD Samdson & MEN, Hi Fashion and Very Be Careful. Lets get this party started!!!

https://sistermantos.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/sistermantos


HEIMWEHHOTEL

Since 2004 Berlin based Heimwehhotel drifting towards lofi-waves and electronic disco landscapes.
"In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni ///Wir irren des Nachts im Kreis umher und werden vom Feuer verschlungen."(unknown Roman author)

http://www.heimwehhotel.de/
https://heimwehhotel1.bandcamp.com/


 


Friday
June 26th 2015
17:00

PESSIMIST BOOK CLUB #3
reading group



Politically depressed? Tired of humanity? Again, no invitation to the queer picnic in the park? Reality is so unbearable you need to understand its patterns? Join the Pessimist Book Club!

Irregular meetings will be held to discuss and analyse the misery of this historical present.

In our third encounter we'll discuss an excerpts from Richard Sennett's The Corrosion of Character as well as a conversation about hope and hopelessness between Lisa Duggan and José Muñoz.

Richard Sennett - The Corrosion of Character
Duggan/Munoz - Hope and Hopelessness


 


Friday
May 29th 2015
17:00

PESSIMIST BOOK CLUB #2
reading group



Politically depressed? Tired of humanity? Again, no invitation to the queer picnic in the park? Reality is so unbearable you need to understand its patterns? Join the Pessimist Book Club!

Irregular meetings will be held to discuss and analyse the misery of this historical present.

In our second encounter we'll discuss excerpts from Lauren Berlant's Cruel Optimism and from Wendy Brown's Undoing The Demos.

Lauren Berlant - Cruel Optimism
Wendy Brown - Undoing The Demos


 


Saturday
May 23rd 2015
20:00

FILM FUN RAISER PARTY
fundraiser




 


Thursday
May 21th 2015
20:00

IHRA LILL:
HOW TO MAKE THE MOVIE OF YOUR DREAMS
screening in presence of the artist



This is the director, or "The creator of it all," as she would call herself on a good day. This interview was held on a good day. She was not sober or in the most focused of states, but she was happy and having unusually high good feelings about the progress of this project. She has been enthusiastic about her projects in the past. But this time it felt different. She has made many movies, all with an idea of spreading joy and insight, not taking in account the involuntarily narrow target audience. Up until now she has made about 67 video works, depending on your definition of the terms “made” and “works”.

The story: At some key moments we will know more than our main character does. He is suffering from selective memory loss. We have to assume that he knows himself best, but right now everything is a painful blur to him. As long as Lill Apocalypse is refusing to acknowledge what happens, we can`t really know for sure. He is not to be trusted, we can only follow him into disaster, revelations or nothingness. He is going to need help. That sounds easy enough, but we have to consider what kind of person we're dealing with.

- So you’re making a movie about making a movie before you have the idea for what the movie is?
- Yeah. That’s the plan. 

http://www.ihralill.com/

The screening will be followed by a conversation between Ihra Lill and Mysti who we welcomed last year with her lecture performance "Master's Tool: Is Unpaid Labor Feminist Practice?"


 


Tuesday
May 19th 2015
20:00

CARY CRONENWETT:PEACE OF MIND
screening in presence of the artist



PEACE OF MIND documents the life of American artist, Flo McGarrell, prior to his untimely death in the earthquake that struck Haiti in January of 2010. Through interviews, local artists discuss McGarrell's impact on the community and the small queer movement that was instigated around the FOSAJ Art Center in Jacmel where he worked.
The director, Cary Cronenwett, was a collaborative partner of McGarrell’s, and through making Peace of Mind, he processes his own grief and copes with the absence of a friend. Prior to the tragedy, Cronenwett and McGarrell were developing a film based on the novel, KATHY GOES TO HAITI, by Kathy Acker. Shot only weeks before McGarrell’s death, with Zackary Drucker playing Kathy Acker, the footage from the unfinished project blurs the line between fiction and documentary.



 


Saturday
May 9th 2015
21:00

CUTIE.BPOC FEST
fundraiser




 


Friday
May 8th 2015
16:00

PESSIMIST BOOK CLUB #1
reading group



Politically depressed? Tired of humanity? Again, no invitation to the queer picnic in the park? Reality is so unbearable you need to understand its patterns? Join the Pessimist Book Club!

Irregular meetings will be held to discuss and analyse the misery of this historical present.

A methodological framework will be laid out during the first encounter through Édouard Glissant’s concept of Opacity and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s PARANOID READING AND REPARATIVE READING, OR, YOU’RE SO PARANOID, YOU PROBABLY THINK THIS ESSAY IS ABOUT YOU.

Édouard Glissant - For Opacity
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick - Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading



 


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




 


Thursday
July 25th 2013 19:00

LA RACE D'EP
screening

Come and join us for the screening of Lionel Soukaz and Guy Hocquenghem's "La Race d'Ep", a rare pearl of queer experimental filmmaking. Banned in its time. Defended by Guattari and Foucault among others, "La Race d'Ep" proposes an activist understanding of filmmaking at the same time it presents an incredible exploration of the possibilities of the cinematic lan.beschreibungstextguage and resources.
Enjoy the "jouissance" and playfulness of this breathtaking document, unfortunately still scarcely available.



 


Friday
July 26th 2013 19:00

Artist Picks: KERRY DOWNEY
screening

NYC based artist Kerry Downey will screen a series of videos made over the past five years. These works present characters' absurd and defiant relationship to objects, place, and history. Bathroom handles, derelict office cubicles, storage closets, humidifiers, queerness, aging, loss, memory, masturbation, and more.

www.kerrydowney.com



 


Saturday
July 6th 2013 22:00

MILE VOLI DISKO
Soliparty für antifaschistisches Campen in Kroatien


 


Saturday
June 22th 2013 20:00

AN ORGY SITUATION! the TCSD PARTY
presented by S&yM and NowMomentNow


 


Friday
May 24th 2013 21:00

THE MARVELLOUS HALLE SEASON OPENING 2013
feat. LA MOUSTACHE AND BILDWECHSEL BERLIN


 


Saturday
August 25th 2012 22:00

FREE PUSSY RIOT!
Benefit for Pussy Riot Legal Fees



 


Saturday
August 11th 2012 22:00

FAREWELL/WELFARE
live: Mika Risiko dj's: aventura / dj rille



 


Thursday
July 19th 2012 20:30

SINGULAR/PLURAL 4
SINGULAR/PLURAL features several programmes of films and videos that can, in one way or another, be considered first-person narratives. 
At the same time questioning narratives or any kind of linear biographical construction, these experimental films, documentaries and video art pieces each show a singular perspective on the relation of the individual to a broader social context.



Ross McElwee - Time Indefinite (113min, 1993)
Time Indefinite is an autobiographical documentary film exploring themes of grief, mortality, and the convenient disconnection of watching life through a camera lens.
In the film, McElwee takes us on a cinematic journey, trying "to document little moments" from his life. These moments also include his reflections on his past, as when he recalls some of his childhood questions: "Do fish go to heaven? Is their heaven an aquarium? And if it is, then who cleans it?"

Although McElwee has a wellspring of humor, as evidenced by the Woody Allen-esque musings on fish-heaven, he is also willing to expose the viewer to the pain and sadness of life. McElwee is unafraid to show old age in all its unexalted reality or to discuss death in all its tragedy. At times death seems a very obsession: Having just observed that he's spent six out of his thirty rolls of film on a children's cemetery in Mexico, he wonders whether death must then be on his mind twenty percent of the time.

McElwee has a keen cinematic eye for the existentially absurd. At one point, he decides that he must visit his father's house in order to reconcile himself to his father's permanent departure. While in the house, he muses incessantly on death before being interrupted by a bee infestation, which forces him to call a fumigation company called "Killo."

film starts at 21h!


 


Saturday/Sunday
July 14th/15th 2012
18:30

Transformative Kommunikation
Einführungsworkshop

Der Workshop gibt eine Einführung in Moderations- und Kommunikationsansätze, die bei Occupy Wall Street angewandt und weiterentwickelt wurden. Sie stützen sich kritisch auf die gewaltfreie Kommunikation nach Marshall Rosenberg, erweitern sie um Ansätze von Anti-Oppression Work, strukturelle Analysen gesellschaftlicher Gewalt und eine explizit emanzipatorischen Perspektive. Es geht dabei nicht um Harmonisierung von Gegensätzen, sondern darum, Räume zu gestalten und zu unterstützen, in denen (Selbst-) Verständigungen, Konflikte und Aushandlungsprozesse ausgetragen und produktiv werden können. Der Workshop führt durch Übungen an eigenen Beispielen in die Methoden ein und erforscht gemeinsam Anwendungsmöglichkeiten für eure Praxis.

Um Anmeldung wird gebeten, bei tashyla@yahoo.de
Beitrag auf Spendenbasis

 


Friday
July 13th 2012 18:30

(Ver-)Handlungen
Radikale Moderation bei Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street ist ein politischer Organisierungsprozess. Es gibt kein klar umrissenes Programm
sondern vielfältige Formen von Diskussionen, Aktionen, Aushandlungs- und Bildungs- und Politisierungsprozessen.
Leute aus verschiedenen persönlichen und sozialen Kontexten haben begonnen von unterschiedlichen Standpunkten aus gemeinsame Perspektiven zu entwickeln.
Für eine solche Praxis ist die Moderation dieser politischen Aushandlungsprozesse und ein produktiver Umgang mit Konflikten entscheidend. Tashy Endres war von September 2011 bis April 2012 als Moderatorin und Konflikttrainerin bei Occupy Wall Street in New York. Sie berichtet über die Situation und Herausforderungen der Bewegung in New York und gibt Einblicke in ihre Arbeit.
Anschließend gibt es Raum um Kritik und Perspektiven zu diskutieren.

 


Saturday
July 7th 2012 20:30

THE UNFINISHED FEMINIST REVOLUTION
ist eine unabgeschlossene Reihe zu feministischen Kämpfen in Zeiten von Krise und globalisiertem Kapitalismus. Im Blick zurück hat sich die radikal-feministische Einschätzung aus den 1970ern bestätigt. Demnach ist die Integration von Frauen in Lohnarbeit und die Kämpfe darin zur praktischen Notwendigkeit geworden. Daraus ergeben sich aber noch keine politischen Strategien für emanzipative Reproduktionsverhältnisse.



Der Film VON BROT UND ROSEN 15 min I 2012 I
Betti Hohorst, Tina Kiel, Mayan Printz verhandelt den Gründungsmythos des 8. März, den Streik in Laurence (USA) und entwirft eine Vision für heutige feministische Kämpfe.
Wir diskutieren mit den Filmemacherinnen.
Im Anschluss daran wird der Film CRASH, VETRAUEN, TEER 38 min | 2009 | Gruppe Videotext gezeigt, eine Momentaufnahme aus dem Jahr 2009. Er zeigt Eindrücke von der Situation der Menschen und der Linken in der BRD zu Beginn der Weltwirtschaftskrise.

Kontakt: kitchen_politics@riseup.net



 


Saturday
June 30th 2012 22:00

JAAKKO EINO KALEVI & LONG SAM CONCERT
aftershow dj: phil spectre!



The wonderful Jaakko Eino Kalevi - often referred to as "the Ariel Pink of Finland" - will be visiting us in Berlin for an unforgettable show along with Long Sam!
Together they recorded and just released the full lenght album ”Totuuden rakastaja/Amateurs de vérité”. It includes four new songs and four songs from sessions that took place in the beginning of the 21st century. The album is divided into two sides. Both forming images of their own, images of two different eras.


 


Friday
June 29th 2012 20:00

THE UNFINISHED FEMINIST REVOLUTION
ist eine unabgeschlossene Reihe zu feministischen Kämpfen in Zeiten von Krise und globalisiertem Kapitalismus. Im Blick zurück hat sich die radikal-feministische Einschätzung aus den 1970ern bestätigt. Demnach ist die Integration von Frauen in Lohnarbeit und die Kämpfe darin zur praktischen Notwendigkeit geworden. Daraus ergeben sich aber noch keine politischen Strategien für emanzipative Reproduktionsverhältnisse.

Der Film MÜTTERSTREIK 22 min I 2010 I SzumTV I Poln.mit dt.UT, lässt Frauen aus der südpolnischen Stadt Walbrzych zu Wort kommen. Sie haben beschissene Jobs in Fabriken der Sonderwirtschaftszone, besetzen Wohnungen und organisieren einen Hungerstreik gegen Behördenschikanen und drohende Räumungen. Im Anschluss an den Film werden Frauen aus Polen über aktuelle Kämpfe von Kindergärtnerinnen in Poznan sowie Fabrikarbeiterinnen bei Wroczaw berichten und feministische Initiativen in Polen vorstellen.

In Kooperation mit Kobiety z Inicjatywa und labournet.tv – englisch/deutsch

Kontakt: kitchen_politics@riseup.net


 


Thursday
June 28th 2012 22:00

ELI & THE MOUSTACHES / JASON&THEODOR CONCERT
+ Dyce DJset



 


Monday
June 25th 2012 19:00

THE UNFINISHED FEMINIST REVOLUTION
ist eine unabgeschlossene Reihe zu feministischen Kämpfen in Zeiten von Krise und globalisiertem Kapitalismus. Im Blick zurück hat sich die radikal-feministische Einschätzung aus den 1970ern bestätigt. Demnach ist die Integration von Frauen in Lohnarbeit und die Kämpfe darin zur praktischen Notwendigkeit geworden. Daraus ergeben sich aber noch keine politischen Strategien für emanzipative Reproduktionsverhältnisse.


AUFSTAND AUS DER KÜCHE
Buchvorstellung von und mit Silvia Federici
Hrsg. in der queer-feministischen Buch-Reihe kitchen_politics beim Verlag edition-assemblage.
Das Buch präsentiert historische und aktuelle Texte der Autorin, die auf den Zusammenhang von Reproduktionsverhältnissen und Geschlechterverhältnissen im Kapitalismus fokussiert,
Strategien und Kämpfe der 1970er sichtbar macht und heutige Antworten auf die Krise
wie Commons und Occupy formuliert.

Organisiert von kitchen_politics in Kooperation mit Interflugs – englisch/deutsch

Die Veranstaltung beginnt pünktlich um 19h!

Kontakt: kitchen_politics@riseup.net


 


Wednesday
June 20th 2012 20:30

SINGULAR/PLURAL 3
SINGULAR/PLURAL features several programmes of films and videos that can, in one way or another, be considered first-person narratives. 
At the same time questioning narratives or any kind of linear biographical construction, these experimental films, documentaries and video art pieces each show a singular perspective on the relation of the individual to a broader social context.

Susan Mogul - Everyday Echo Street (32min, 1993)
Filmed in Susan Mogul’s Los Angeles multi-ethnic working class neighborhood, Highland Park, Everyday Echo Street: A Summer Diary, is an insider’s view of how home and neighborhood are constructed in everyday relations. Composed of conversational and anecdotal portraits of neighbors and merchants, Susan ruminates about the past and the present, as she looks out her apartment window. Struggling to arrive at a new definition of “home,” she ponders loss, middle age, and living alone.

Susan Mogul – Driving Men (1h08min, 2008)
"A few years before I moved to Los Angeles I was in a car accident. My first love was killed in the accident and the accident haunted my life.
Over the last 35 years I have recorded, edited, and ultimately crafted my own life—making avant-garde videos, photographs, performances, video diaries, and feature-length films. I sift through the past and piece it together with the present. I transform the raw material of my life to make sense of my life. I reprocess reality in order and create my own reality.I will be 60-years old on August 15, 2009. And there are times when I try to figure out where I fit in and other times I celebrate the fact that I don’t fit in at all." (Susan Mogul)

films start at 21h!

 


Thursday
June 14th 2012 20:30

SINGULAR/PLURAL 2
SINGULAR/PLURAL features several programmes of films and videos that can, in one way or another, be considered first-person narratives. 
At the same time questioning narratives or any kind of linear biographical construction, these experimental films, documentaries and video art pieces each show a singular perspective on the relation of the individual to a broader social context.

George Kuchar - Hold Me While I'm Naked (15min, 1966)
A very direct and subtle, very sad and funny look at nothing more or less than sexual frustration and aloneness. The odd blend of Hollywood glamour and drama with all-too-real life creates and inspires counterpoint of unattainable desire against unbearable actuality.

Alex Bag - Untitled Fall ’95 (57min, 1995)
Bag, at the time an art student, "plays" Bag the art student. In a series of deadpan performances, Bag gathers fragments of pop detritus, fashioning a thoroughly mediated document that is at once a celebration and a record of loss. With the narrative inevitability of a TV serial, the eight diaristic segments trace a woman's struggle to make sense of her experience at art school. As each installment marks the start of a new semester, Bag's character addresses the camera with her latest observations and frustrations.

Interspersed between these confessions are eight set-pieces, in which Bag performs scenes from the background noise of her imagination: a pretentious visiting artist, London shop-girls discussing their punk band, a Ronald MacDonald puppet attempting to pick up a Hello Kitty doll, the singer Bjork explaining how television works. These surreal episodes sketch out what Bag sees as the simultaneous attraction and repulsion of contemporary youth culture, and teeter on the divide between parody and complicity.

films start at 21h!


 


Friday
June 8th 2012 22:00

RAE SPOON & LIANNE HALL CONCERT
aftershow dj: leosa.
presented by La Moustache & Raumerweiterungshalle


 


Friday
June 1st 2012 19:00

THE LIMITS OF "EQUALITY"
presentation of Dean Spade's new book, "Normal Life"

Dean Spade, a trans attorney, activist and educator from the US, will be talking about his new book, Normal LIfe: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law (South End Press 2011). The book examines the failures of US gay and lesbian rights strategies that have centered law reform campaigns like military inclusion, marriage rights and hate crime laws. Spade proposes that trans politics depart from this path, and suggests a critical trans politics that centers racial and economic justice, grassroots mobilization and horizontal organizing strategies.

the talk starts at 7 p.m. sharp! seid pünktlich!


 


Thursday
May 24th 2012 20:30

SINGULAR/PLURAL 1
SINGULAR/PLURAL features several programmes of films and videos that can, in one way or another, be considered first-person narratives. 
At the same time questioning narratives or any kind of linear biographical construction, these experimental films, documentaries and video art pieces each show a singular perspective on the relation of the individual to a broader social context.

Jay Rosenblatt - The Smell of Burning Ants (21min, 1994)
A visually compelling and thought provoking portrait of the cultural and psychological transmission of male identity in young boys. With vivid and penetrating images, this film tries to explore what makes boys simultaneously vulnerable and dangerous.

Su Friedrich - Sink or Swim (48min, 1990)
Through a series of twenty six short stories, Sink or Swim describes the childhood events that shaped a girl's ideas about fatherhood, family relations, work and play. Working in counterpoint to the forceful text are sensual black and white images that depict both the extraordinary and ordinary events of daily life. Together, they create a formally complex and emotionally intense film.

films start at 21h!


 


Saturday
May 19th 2012 22:00

RE-OPENING OF THE FABULOUS
(RAUMERWEITERUNGS) HALLE!!!

The Halle is 1000 years old now! Let's celebrate!!

 


 


Sunday,
Aug 21st 2011 19:00

DOUBLE FEATURE

Kajsa Dahlberg: Female Fist (2006)
A.L. Steiner/A.K. Burns: Community Action Center (2010)


 


Samstag, 20. August 2011, 16:30 – 19:00

HISTORICAL MATERIALISM SUMMER SCHOOL BERLIN



Tent Republic of Israel and London Riots. A Talk and a Presentation.


Ronen Eidelman (Editor Erev Rav Magazine, Tel Aviv) will give a video-presentation on the "Tent Republic - the political awakening of the Israeli left".

Stacy Douglas (Kent Univ., UK) will talk about the London riots.

Sami Khatib (FU Berlin, moderation).

http://www.helle-panke.de/topic/3.html?id=960


 


Samstag, 20. August 2011, 19.30 Uhr

RESPEKTIVE - ZEITBUCH FÜR GEGEBLICKE
Buchpräsentation

19.30
Lukas Germann aus Zürich und Pablo Müller aus Berlin, beide in der Redaktion des Zeitbuches für Gegenblicke, stellen das Projekt Respektive vor und erläutern, warum die Gewaltfrage gerade heute wieder aktuell ist.

20.00
Lina Brion, Kulturwissenschaftlerin aus Berlin, spricht mit Walter Benjamin und Judith Butler über das Verhältnis von Kritik und Gewalt.

Nicht erst seit gestern ist Gewalt omnipräsent und zeigt sich als giftgrüner Einheitsbrei: In einem Topf brodeln Amokläufe, Hooliganismus, politische Gewalt, Autoraser, die ›Verrohung der Sitten‹, sexuelle Gewalt, soziale Unruhen und Rangeleien auf dem Pausenhof. Respektive nimmt mit Gewalt, Angst und Politik - nach Arbeit in Bild, Begriff und Kritik der zweite Band in der Zeitbuch-Reihe - eine Differenzierung vor und zeigt, was Gewalt, Angst und Politik miteinander zu tun haben. Stuttgart 21, EU Grenzregime, Andy Warhol, Ausschaffungsgefängnis, Staatsgewalt, Jacques Rancière, Grenzgang von Stephan Thome, Hans Peter Kneubühl, Thomas Hobbes, Der kommende Aufstand, Walter Benjamin, Judith Butler sind nur einige Stichworte, die in der neuen Respektive Thema sind.
Das einmal im Jahr erscheinende Zeitbuch Respektive wird von Lukas Germann, Pablo Müller, Nicole Peter, Herrn R. und Frau T. in Zürich herausgegeben und widmet sich Themen aus Kultur, Politik und Alltag. Dabei bietet das Zeitbuch Raum für gedankliche und argumentative Experimente mit der Perspektive einer Überwindung der bürgerlich-kapitalistischen Gesellschaft in Zeiten, in denen die Praxis einer solchen Überwindung weitgehend fehlt.

Weitere Informationen unter www.respektive.org




 


Friday, July 22nd, 2011, 22:00

50 YEARS
RAUMERWEITERUNGSHALLE


DEAR HALLE MAKERS // AUDIENCES, WE HEARTILY INVITE YOU TO OUR SUMMER CELEBRATION - SWAYING, TALKING, KISSING, DANCING AND GOSSIPING TOGETHER ABOUT THE HALLE´S PAST, FUTURE, PRESENT AND EVERYTHING INBETWEEN.



HALLE TAPES
MARY OCHER
DJ AVENTURA
DJ LINDA´S TANTE
DJ 10.000 BC

 


Tuesday, July 19th, 2011, 7:30

wenn der kapitalismus ein mädchen wär

Christiane Ketteler / Magnus Klaue: Tiqqun: Grundbausteine einer Theorie des Jungen-Mädchen

Die Rezeption des Pamphlets „Grundbausteine einer Theorie des Jungen-Mädchens“ folgte in Deutschland auf die Begeisterung für den "Kommenden Aufstand", der tatsächlich gut ein Jahrzehnt später erschienen ist. 2009 hat der „philologische Arm“ der Tiqqun-Gruppe das "Jungen-Mädchen" für Merve übersetzt. Die Figur des "Jungen-Mädchens" ("Jeune-Fille") wird darin als Ausdruck einer prototypischen „Lebensform“ des Spätkapitalismus vorgestellt, als ein blind der Affirmation hingegebenes, androgynes Wesen. Wer oder was ist dieses Jungen-Mädchen? Weshalb fordert Tiqqun dessen "Zerstörung", und was genau soll in ihm zerstört werden? Wir werden Tiqquns Angriffe auf das "Jungen-Mädchen" in den Zusammenhang der Ikonographie der "Neuen Frau" in den zwanziger Jahren und des damaligen Amerikanismuskults stellen, in dem die Identifikation der "neuen", ökonomisch und sexuell selbständigen Frau mit der Ware, dem Geld oder dem Kapital bereits gängig gewesen ist. Da die „Grundbausteine“ rhapsodisch und fragmentarisch daherkommen, konzentrieren wir uns auf einige zentrale Thesen, um zu fragen, welche geschlechterpolitischen Konsequenzen sich daraus ergeben und wie diese zu beurteilen sind.

 


Thursday July 14th, 2011, 8:30


Thirza Cuthand Retrospective

Thirza Cuthand started her video career because she wasn't seeing representations in mainstream media of her identities and issues.
Since then she has made 15 short videos about sexuality, ageism, madness, psychiatric abuse, mixed race identity, and a documentary about the historical roots of her family. Her first tape, Lessons In Baby Dyke Theory, was made when she was 16 years old and wondering where the other teenage lesbians were. It became a festival hit and she has since gone on to screen in places such as Frameline in San Francisco, Mix Brasil in Sao Paolo, Mix NY, Queer City Cinema in Regina, and Out on Screen in Vancouver. Her work is in the collections of UCLA, Concordia University, the National Gallery in Ottawa, and University of Victoria. She has also written a feature screenplay called Bunnyhug and has kept a blog since 2004 called Fit of Pique, at www.fitofpique.blogspot.com.
She currently resides in Saskatoon, Canada, with her dog and cat.

Lessons in Baby Dyke Theory

Writer/Director, Hi-8, 3:30, 1995,

Bisexual Wannabe
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer, Hi-8, 3:00, 1997

Untouchable
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer, Hi-8, 4:00, 1998

T
hirza Cuthand’s Through the Looking Glass
Writer/Director/Editor, digital video, 14:00, 1999

Helpless Maiden Makes an “I” Statement
Writer/Director/Editor/Pro?ducer, digital video, 5:00, 2000

Anhedonia
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer, 16mm/digital video fusion, 9:00, 2001

Love & Numbers
Writer/Director/Editor/Producer, digital video, 8:03, 2004

Madness in Four Actions
Director/Editor/Producer 9;00, 2007

You Are A Lesbian Vampire
Director/Editor/Producer, 3:17, 2008

Homelands
Director/Editor/Producer, 53:00, 2010 (20 minute excerpt)

 


Freitag, 1. Oktober 2010
22:00h


mehr info hier: nono-verlag

 


Samstag 25. September 2010, 20:00h

BODYBUILDING
von CedoxX™

Schauspiel mit Puppen für Erwachsene.

"Der Mensch ist ein Modell, das ständig revidiert wird, angepasst den Bedürfnissen der Zeit und keine feste Größe. Wer bestimmt also, was gerade noch ein Mensch ist? CedoxX will mit dieser Öffentlichkeitsoffensive über die verschiedenen Möglichkeiten des Körpers allgemein informieren."

In "Bodybuilding" geht es nicht um muskelbepackte Kerle. Vielmehr ist dies im wörtlichen Sinne zu verstehen, es geht um das „Bauen“ des menschlichen Körpers, schließlich auch um dessen Fragmentierung in einzelne Bausteine.
Seien Sie zu Gast beim Creative Department, der Design-Abteilung von CedoxX. Dieses Transhumanistische Institut experimentiert und forscht mit und an den so genannten Kleinen Helfern, die aus einem Lager für überflüssig gewordene Arbeitskräfte entnommen wurden. Durch CedoxX sollen sie eine letzte Chance bekommen, sich in den ökonomischen Verhältnissen wieder zu etablieren.
Wer kann es sich schließlich in Zukunft noch leisten, einer Normierung und Optimierung des Körpers und seiner Möglichkeiten entgegenzutreten?

"Manche sind ja schon Auslaufmodelle, andere schon die Vorboten eines geneuerten Menschen."

Stefan Spitzer als Ole Jannsen – Creative Director
Tucké Royale als Astrid Leitz – Pattern Deconstructor
Luise Bose als Jeanne-Stephane Gobet – ID-Designerin
Hendrika Ruthenberg als Leonie Bergmann - Praktikantin

ca. 60 min


 


Dienstag 21.September 2010, 20:30

Filmreihe: Sexualität und Familie in Utopia- ein Blick zurück und einer nach vorn

Maggots and Men,
USA 2009, R. Cary Cronenwett

Maggots and Men ist auf der Textebene eine Erzählung von Aufstand und Niederschlagung des revolutionären Aufstandes der Matrosen von Kronstadt. Auf der Bildebene wird der traditionell männerbündischen Figur des Matrosen eine queeres Begehren eingeschrieben, das für die Erfahrung und Glaubwürdigkeit des revolutionären Prozesses zum zentralen Motiv wird.

 


Dienstag 7. September 2010, 20:30h

Filmreihe: Sexualität und Familie in Utopia- ein Blick zurück und einer nach vorn

Rote Liebe
Rosa von Praunheims Film kollagiert die Inszenierung einer Erzählung der sowjet-revolutionären Volkskommissarin Alexandra Kollontai und Interviews mit der Sexaktivistin und Dichterin Helga Goetze, die von ihren Erlebnissen und Wünschen nach befreiter Sexualität erzählt. Als Ü50 war Goetze in die berühmt-berüchtigte Aktionsanalytische Kommune von Otto Mühl eingetreten. Praunheim nannte seine paarundsechzigjährige Interviewpartnerin schwulenfeindlich, weil sie es als Ausbeutung empfand, dass er nur mit ihr reden wollte, ohne aber mit ihr zu vögeln.

 


Samstag 21. August 2010, 20:30h

Filmreihe: Sexualität und Familie in Utopia- ein Blick zurück und einer nach vorn

Die Sehnsucht nach Utopia war in den meisten historischen kommunitären und kommunistischen Gemeinschaften mit einer Kritik von patriarchalen familiären Gemeinschaften, Zwangsmonogamie und autoritärer Unterordnung als Erziehungsprinzip verknüpft. Stattdessen wurde die befreite Gesellschaft und der neue Mensch im 19. und 20. Jh. mit freier Sexualität, Befreiung der Frauen, Wahlverwandtschaften und anderen Formen der Auflösung von Familie und Geschlechterverhältnissen verbunden. Die Filme unserer Reihe werfen einen Blick zurück nach vorne, zu den Wunschmaschinen der Vergangenheit. In diesem Spiegel werden zugleich die queeren und antinormativen Sehnsüchte der Gegenwart thematisierbar als Struktur mit neuer Dominante.

Gastgeberinnen der unabgeschlossenen Filmreihe:
felicitate und Bini Adamczak

Children of the sun (OmeU)
Die Doku des Israelis Ran Tal zeigt die Ziele und Wirkungen der Gemeinschaftserziehung im israelischen Kibbuz der Vergangenheit. In diesen kommunitären Gemeinschaften wurde über zwei Generationen hinweg die bis heute umfassendste Auflösung der Kernfamilie praktiziert.
Diskussion mit Gästen aus Israel, von Hashomer Hatzair, die sich zur New-Kibbuz-Bewegung zählen.



 


16. - 21. August 2010

Dance Camp 2010 programme

Dear movers, Boody-Shakers, Floor-Twisters, Crab-Grab-Dancers, Performance Theorists, Body Experts (and novices!), Stretching Dogs, Invention Bouncers, Non-dancing Theorists who sometimes move, and Non-moving Theorists who sometimes dance!

The Second Annual of Dance Camp has come & we'd like to invite you to indulge in one week of d.I.y movement experimentation! It will take place in the third week of August from 14th to 21st, like last year in the Raumerweiterungshalle. This time we'll be kicking off with an Opening Event including a lecture presentation and party (with awesome performances, bands & DJs) on Saturday the 14th!

In the year since Addressing Movement Dance Camp has throbbed and morphed in varying formations: technique sessions, vogueing through snow, xing street styles from Single Ladies to Spongebob to Metalobics and yoga on concrete block. Having entered the endless bliss of discovering the layered world of street styles this DanceCamp2010 will be a two-toned medley of intertwining themes with a call out for participants who are willing to tune into a collaborative development of our own street style, a street style of ones own!

...to discover a mover style in which all the questions that linger since last years Dance Camp can be bodily spoken (or muscularily mumbled): How do we move in the multi-layered concepts of urban landscapes? What about everyday bodily language and work in cultural economy? Where are we in behavioural spaces? How do we move in daily life? Topping it up with our secondary theme: An inquisitive look into, and on, couple behaviour and reproduction! (And we don't just mean babies, O.K.).

Structure-wise we are un-strictly splitting the daily program into three sessions of experimentation:

Pump (incl. danceobics, metalobics and video imitation).

Health (incl. body techniques, shiatsu and yoga stretch).

Street! (over to our focus project: a collaborative research into street style Lichtenberg-Treptow).

Our Contact: berlindancecamp [at] gmail [dot] com

Check www.shittingemeralds.com/dancecamp2010 more info about the program and opening event.

 


Samstag, 14.8.2010
20:30

DANCE CAMP opening event

lecture presentation by Dancecamp (bio).
Featuring Manboobbar, Intrika, Bianca Kruk, Discoteca Flamingstar, Slammer Booster, rHonda, Mikrowelle, Heinz Schnauze, King Alejandro, Klakklak

 


Samstag 24.7.2010,
21:00h

CONCERT

LINCE & Machines Désirantes - live

Tatsuru Arai & Replies - live

ONDULA vs KRAPOOLA DJs

 


Donnerstag, 22.7.2010, 20:30h

Films by Liz Rosenfeld

Liz Rosenfeld is a Berlin based artist utilizing modes of performance through film and video in order to convey a sense of past and future histories through moving images. Her current work deals primarily with issues of queer identity, revisionist history, cruising, transient bodies, pop culture icons and different kinds of public and private transitional space. Liz’s work is invested in concepts of how we remember our own history, as well as how and where we identify ourselves with community. The linage of traditions such as family portraiture, re-enactment, archiving, and communal gatherings, are important themes present throughout her work. She is intent on examining the possibility of more within the multitude, as opposed to a final end, or what could be called the orgasmic moment.

Liz’s film, video and performance work has been shown internationally including venues such as The Kitchen, The Hammer Museum, The Impakt Organization, the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival , The National Museum for Women in the Arts, Chicago Filmmakers, and many international film festivals. Her new film ‘Frida & Anita,’ is slated to premier at The British Film Institute in November 2010.
--
www.lizrosenfeld.com

 


Freitag 16.7.2010, doors open 20:00h, concert 21:00h

schön&absurd&schief&gerade: acoustic concerts at REH

am kommenden freitag den 16/7 spielen 3 entzückende bands akustisch in der raumerweiterungshalle... kommt vorbei und geniesst den abend mit uns!!

nach der musik kommt mehr musik mit
DJ* LOUISE FRISEUR

MY SISTER GRENADINE sind zurück, mit allerlei schillernden Zutaten im Gepäck und erfüllt von wahrhaft fiktiven Geschwistergeschichten, gemeinsam im Windschatten ihrer frisch gesetzten Sonnensegel reisend, von orangerot über dunkelbunt nach himmelblau: mal akustisch verspieltes Trio aus Geige, Ukulele und Glockenspiel, mal loopverdrehte Soundscapes aus elektrischen Gitarren und Geräuschkulissen - immer jedoch mit Berührungspunkten, Luftlinien, Detailverliebtheiten, Licht. So singen sie ihre vielstimmigen Lieder, deren Worte sich Tag für Tag wie Untertitel durch deine Filmszenen ziehen; allein & gemeinsam, lustig & traurig, einfach & verflochten, schief & gerade, absurd & schön, hier & jetzt & überall da.

COMBINEHARVESTER ist Marlon Mc Neill: «Ich schreibe alle Songs und spiele meistens auch alle Instrumente. Ich sehe meine Lieder nicht im Sinne klassischer Rock-Songs sondern eher als Musik die sich um kleine Gedichte hüllt. Gedichte, manchmal so kurz dass sie locker als Einzeiler durchgehen könnten. Es bedarf nicht vieler Worte um zu sagen was gesagt werden muss. Die Leute würden mich wohl in die Singer/Songwriter Schublade stecken. Weil ich Singe und Songs schreibe. Das kann treffend sein, aber genau so gut auch nicht. Alles ist möglich. Ein Song kann als 15 minütige Drone Eskapade enden, oder als 30 Sekunden bei-nahe-A Capella Stück. Man kann Combineharvester als Knotenpunkt aller oder einiger Projekte in die ich involviert bin interpretieren, oder umgekehrt: die Grundlage und Inspiration verschiedenster musikalischer Kuriositäten.»

DOOMENFELS ist Therapie. Ein Mensch, eine akustische Gitarre und ein Hit-Organ zwischen Pathos, Turnschuhen und Geburtstagskuchen. Zurückgelehnt, ruhig, fein arrangierte Songs mit dem Händchen für grosse Momente und zerbrechliche Melodien.

 


Freitag, 9.7.2010
show starts 20:30

Spoken Word

Liebe Alle, Dear All,
(English version below)

wir freuen uns, euch unsere nächste Show ankündigen zu können:

Shut_up_and_Speak zum Neunten!
- Diesmal zugunsten des linken, feministischen, queeren und anti-hierarchischen UFA Collective aus Warschau - Es erwartet euch ein Sommerabend voller Worte, sanft und schwer, berührend und lustig, heiß und frostig, politisch, emotional, wütend oder leicht ...

Ab 18 Uhr gibts GRILLEN UND CHILLEN auf dem Wagenplatz nebenan
(Markgrafendamm 24) mit Gartenflair und Drinks für einen guten Zweck. Bringt euch was vegan/vegetarisches zum Grillen mit!

Ab 20.30 Uhr wird die spacige Raumerweiterungshalle zu einem verlängerten Wohnzimmer, in dem ihr einen Abend voller Spoken Word und Performances erleben könnt.

Im Anschluss an die Show gibt es ein Open Mic.

Diesmal werfen wir die Namen von allen, die mitmachen wollen, in einen Hut
und losen so die Auftretenden aus. Alle Sprachen sind gern gesehen und gehört - bringt eure Worte mit!

Die Bühne ist nur für Frauen/Lesben/Trans*,
im Publikum sind alle Gender herzlich willkommen.
********************* ***************** ******************

Hi Everyone,
We are excited to announce our next show:

Shut Up and Speak # 9!

-This time in support of the leftists, feminist, queer, anti- hierarchical UFA Collective from Warsaw

It will be a summer evening full of words - light and heavy, touching and funny, hot and freezing, political, emotional, angry, and lighthearted..

At 18h we will begin with BARBEQUING AND HANG OUT at the Wagenplatz next door (Markgrafendamm 24) with garden fun and drinks for a good cause! Bring your vegan and vegetarian food to throw on the grill!

At 20:30h we will turn the Raumerweiterungshalle into an extended living room, where we can enjoy an evening of spoken word performance.

At the end of the show there will be an Open Mic.

This time we will throw all the names of interested performers into a hat and pick out who will be on the open mic stage on this night.
All languages are welcome- bring your words!

The stage is only for Women/Lesbians/ and Trans and all genders are welcome in the audience.

 


Donnerstag 8.7.2010
20:30h


My Body Is Yours: The Films of Michael V. Smith

My Body Is Yours: The short films in My Body Is Yours investigate the many faces of desire, from highly personal confessions to frank sexuality. Intimately grounded in the human body and grown from the word, Michael V. Smith’s film work is a candid marriage of his writing to his performance art. An established Canadian novelist and poet, Smith has been an active member of the alternative queer cabaret scene in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was named one of the city’s Most Dangerous People and also one of its most influential gay citizens. My Body Is Yours is a portrait of a writerly genderqueer performance artist at play.

films to be screened:

femme
butch
PINK
Girl on Girl
Two Peanuts
Wolf Lake
Near-Perfect Wedding
Invitation
Online

 


Sonntag 4.7.2010
20:30

hey all,

after entering argentina, mexico, usa an kanada, the tropipunk-band are willing to rock europe...come all and get infected with the queer kumbia-virus!!! The first Kumbia Queers concert in europe ever! sensational evening!
support by leiseylento & post party with fantastic DJ Bianca Kruk & extra surprise fetish desk*****
and please spread the word!

more info about gigs in other cities and countries:

www.myspace.com/laskumbiaqueers
www.kumbiaqueers.com
www.myspace.com/leiseylento

 


Samstag, 26.06.2010
21:00h

Benefit show for the Girls Rock Camp 2010. From 9 p.m. on there'll be bands and djs. Also, the documentary film about last year's camp will be screened.

 


Donnerstag, 16.06.2010,
18:00h

VALIE PLUS- Pocket Archive
- Dedicated to shifting Images. I love Bildwechsel-

VALIE PLUS- Pocket Archive is intended to be an on-going series placing its interest within film, video and performance focusing on queer-feminist perspectives, representation and viewpoints.

In the "Pocket Archive" we will "export" films and videos of
international artists and filmmakers to Berlin.
These will be selected from the 7000+ films and
videos held in the archive of Bildwechsel in Hamburg,
an umbrella organisation for Women+/Media/Culture.

.. We're always looking for new entries, so bring your videos/films with you!


 


Samstag, 12.06.2010,
22:00h

SURPRISINGLY PROFESSIONAL – the fundraiser at Raumerweiterungshalle for the d.i.y feature film project 'Aidan and Gilbert'. The story about two gay trans men caught in the ups and downs of their testosterone injected second adolescence between relationships, polyamoury, Berlin's night life, dates, art, jobs, sex and the fun and trouble those things can cause.

Get wasted and waste yourself!

Film description:

Aidan and Gilbert is a d.i.y feature film project about two gay trans men:

Gilbert is a student, artist and tranny fag. He enjoys having sex, but he is bored by picking up other lads at parties or on the internet. His fantasies differ too much from what he has got from reality so far.
Being physically attracted to older men and to the thought of being sexually used, Gilbert decides to start working as a hustler.

Aidan is a rather quiet and withdrawn boy. He searches the web for people to spank him, father figures and other trans guys to hang out with.
Even though he is quite experienced in being a submissive bdsm bottom, he is very insecure about his sexuality. He doesn't have sex with his spanking or role play partners.
Aidan is not attracted to genitals, but he is plagued by curiosity and unfulfilled gay fantasies.

One night Aidan coincidently hits Gilbert's internet escort profile. Being disgusted and fascinated at the same time he has to open the profile over and over again. After a long time of hesitation he decides to rent Gilbert to try out sex with another man.

A deep friendship develops, while they accompany each other throughout the ups and downs of their testosterone injected second adolescence between relationships, polyamoury, Berlin's night life, dates, art, jobs, sex and the fun and trouble those things can cause.

http://aidanandgilbert.silverfuture.net

 


Donnerstag, 10.6.2010
door opens 20:30h, films start 21:00h

This Thursday we will welcome Kristín Scheving, director of the 700IS Reindeerland International Film and Video Festival in East Iceland.

The festival celebrated the 5th anniversary this year with guest of honor
Steina (www.vasulka.org), one of the pioneers of video art showing work on 6 screens in the Slaughterhouse in Egilsstaðir.

Apart from that a selection of 70 art-films and videos (out of over 600 submissions) from all over the world were screened during their visual art fiesta.

Kristín will come to the Raumerweiterungshalle and show both an international and an Icelandic "best of"-selection of a total duration of two hours.

We are very excited about this. Especially after looking through their nice catalogue.

For more information on the festival and the catalogue as pdf please check: www.700.is


 


Dienstag 8.6.2010
18:00h

Reading Communism

In preparation of the conference "Idea of Communism. Philosophy and Art" at the Volksbühne in Berlin (25-27 June 2010) – or independent thereof – we want to read and discuss some excerpts from the works of some of the invited speakers.

The central texts, focusing on “the communist hypothesis”, are temporarily available to participants here.

   

Samstag 5.6.2010
20:00h

Open-Mic Liste liegt ab 19:30 aus

Myke & Me - Spoken Word Show + Open Mic

All Genders Welcome (auf der Bühne und im Publikum/on stage and in the audience)

- ENGLISH VERSION BELOW -

Wir sind eine Gruppe schreibender, dichtender und performender
Menschen und möchten euch zu unserer ersten Myke & Me Show einladen!

Inspiriert von der euch vielleicht schon bekannten Spoken-Word-Bühne
Shut Up and Speak haben wir Lust auf noch mehr Bühne bekommen.
Mehr Auftritte, mehr Texte, mehr Möglichkeiten, mehr Open Mic.
Allerdings - anders als beim Poetry Slam - ohne Wettbewerb.

Diese Bühne ist offen für alle Gender
und für alle, die sich gegenseitig respektieren
und einander Raum lassen,
um sich auszudrücken,
sich zu inszenieren und zu feiern
- mit uns und nicht auf Kosten anderer.

We are a group of writing and performing folks who'd like to invite you
to our very first Myke & Me show!

Inspired by the spoken word show Shut Up and Speak, that you might
already know, we wanted more stage! More performances, more words,
more opportunities, more open mic. But - unlike a poetry slam - without
any contest.

This stage is open to all genders
and for all those who respect each other
and give everybody the space
to express, to present
and to celebrate themselves
- with us and not at other people's expense.

 


Mittwoch 2.6.2010, doors open 20:00h, concert starts 21:00h

CONCERT

We are very happy to invite you to Les Cox (Sportifs) -UK- and Samanta ------ the dream gig of the very belated Berlin spring-summer season!

Les Cox (Sportifs)'s music is like waking up wired on a sunny day, wanting to dance, but still feeling down from booze and heartbreak. Christo, Chris and Micheal´s music is both focused and distracted, fast and slow, folk and punk all at the same time.They are charming kidz, fueled and sweet who mix calm countryside dreams with city hyperactivity. We’ve been waiting for them to come to Berlin for a long time!

Samanta make songs in the most real and simple way, drowning us in melodramatic retro spacial tunes. Samanta sounds like radio songs from a long time ago. Words in spanish of broken romance and disillusionment, futuristic melodies mixed with clumsy and beautiful choreographies on stage. Expect to have your emotions heightened and awaken!

All Mega Star Disc Jock Team before, in-between and after:

Wilde Oscar Tiger Ben overloading your mind with dancefloor classics.
Puppy Love brings undecided swings of jumping moods and drum kit hysteria.
Aventura optimistically mixes strong slanging, slow slamming of such a latina soul of happiness and tears.

 


Freitag 28.5.2010
13:00 - 19:00h + Samstag 29.5.2010
14:00 - 20:00h

Kitsch, Rache, Solidarität? Un/Sichtbarkeiten von Grenze und Migration
Filmanalyseworkshop (Fortsetzung vom 21./22.5.)

Wie werden Überschneidungen von Klasse, Geschlecht, Nationalität beim Themenkomplex Arbeit und Migration sichtbar?

Mit Filmbeispielen von:
Petja Dimitrova, Michael Haneke, Phillipe Lloret, Precarias a la Deriva, Mario Rizzi, Ulrich Seidl, Isabell Spengler, Laura Waddington u.a.

Aufgrund begrenzter Plätze bitte anmelden:
isfilmaweapon [at] gmail [dot] com

Die Teilnahme am viertägigen Workshop ist kostenlos. Spenden zur Unterstützung der Raumerweiterungshalle sind willkommen.

Ein Projekt von Martyna Starosta
Die Veranstaltung wird gefördert von:
interflugs (autonome studentische Organisation an der UdK Berlin)
Frauenbeauftragte der UdK Berlin

 


Donnerstag 27.5.2010 door opens at 20:30, films start at 21:00

mind the gap /// die videos von petra lottje

On Thursday evening we'll have the pleasure to welcome Petra Lottje who will introduce us into her work of sound found footage / performance films. In a very original approach the artist uses sound from Hollywood films as a basis for her performances.

understatemente hyperbole2_mit Ramaroson_00:53 (2010)
Episoden_Screening_4:13 (2009)
O.T. (No. 01/X)_01:44 (2008)
Loope_Screening_04:48 (2008)
Pick Up1_01:41 (2007)
Pick Up2_03:20 (2007)
Jedes Zimmer Hinter Einer Tür_18:40 (2006)
Trink_02:14 (2001)

Please find out more about the artist on her homepage or in the brilliant text by Susanne Husse about her work.
www.lottje.de

 


Montag 24.5.2010
18:00h

Reading Communism

In preparation of the conference "Idea of Communism. Philosophy and Art" at the Volksbühne in Berlin (25-27 June 2010) – or independent thereof – we want to read and discuss some excerpts from the works of some of the invited speakers.

Meetings are planned for Monday the 24th of May and Tuesday the 8th of June at 6 pm at the Raumerweiterungshalle.

They will be held in English and/or German.

The central texts, focusing on “the communist hypothesis”, are temporarily available to participants here.

 


Freitag 21.5.2010
13:00 - 19:00h + Samstag 22.5.2010
14:00 - 20:00h

Kitsch, Rache, Solidarität? Un/Sichtbarkeiten von Grenze und Migration
Filmanalyseworkshop

Wie werden die Kategorien "Betroffene" und "Nichtbetroffene" konstruiert? Wie lassen sie sich aufbrechen?

 


Mittwoch, 19.5.2010 19:00h

Reclaim Feminism: Strategien Feministischer politischer Praxis. mit Anne Lenz und Laura Paetau

Wie lassen sich "Feminismus" und "feminist_in sein" heute praktisch denken? Und welche Handlungsfähigkeiten sind daraus für Aktivist_innen ableitbar? Der AKLF und die Autor_innen von "Feminismen und Neue Politische Generation" laden ein, feministische Strategien und Ziele politischer Praxis und Organisierung gemeinsam zu diskutieren.

 


Montag 10.05.2010, 19:00h

Reclaim Feminism: "Männer"Politik und "Männer"Bewegung. mit Sebastian Scheele

Der schwarz-gelbe Koalitionsvertrag plant "eine eigenständige Jungen- und Männerpolitik", in Zeitungen sind antifeministische Positionen und Polemiken zu lesen und hier und da gibt es auch noch Männerforschung. Wie passt das alles zusammen? Bei der Veranstaltung wird ein Überblick über verschiedene Fraktionen in der Männerpolitik gegeben und diskutíert, welche Ziele sie jeweils verfolgen.

 


Samstag 8.5.2010 door opens 19:00h, concert starts 21:00h

CONCERT

a fabulous concert with the berlin-based acoustic diva LYNDSEY COCKWELL and the fake blonde one queer band MAYBE CYBORG.

http://www.myspace.com/rottenronetta
http://www.myspace.com/lyndseycockwell

 


Donnerstag 6.5.2010 / door opens at 20:30 films start at 21:00

/// DOCUMENTATION ACTIVISM ///

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE by Sean Hennig, 15mins, Berlin 2008
THE LESBIAN AVENGERS EAT FIRE TOO by Su Friedrich, 55mins, New York 1993

two excellent films that we united under the label of "documentation activism". A parallel between the films is that both video artist and fiction filmmaker Sean Hennig (who will be present) and experimental filmmaker Su Friedrich abandon their established styles of working for the activist pieces.

The focus of this programme is to highlighten the power of documentation and the visibility and preservation of political activism emerging from it. While Sean Hennig depicted the 2008 Transgender Day of Remembrance mainly "to give a memory to the people who went out into the freezing cold to demonstrate" as he puts it, what we see is a cruelly touching piece on the ongoing violence against transgendered people.

In "The Lesbian Avengers Eat Fire Too" Su Friedrich documents the distinct, original and empowering forms of protest of the Lesbian Avengers, a direct action group founded in New York and "focused on issues vital to lesbian survival and visibility." Apart from protest documentation, Su Friedrich uses interviews with the members of the group, many of which are involved in a lesbian activist group for the first time. The film becomes a very interesting document of both creative activism and the lives and issues of lesbian women in the early 90's.

 


Dienstag 4.5.2010 / 19:00

short videofilm event - Koexistenz in städtischen Lebensräumen - co-existence in city living spaces

 


Thursday 29.04.10
20:30h

EXPERIMENT 5:10
performance by Nina Lassila
In EXPERIMENT 5:10 the audience is asked to follow a simple relaxation & focusing exercise. They are also asked to bring a picture of someone (alive) that they have an empathic relationship with.
The effort made by each participant may hopefully lead to a positive result and who knows, even scientific evidence! The event will be documented on video.

This experiment is part of a larger project called EXPERIMENT 1-10. The results of the experiment will be published later on my webpage.

 


Friday 30.04.10, 23:59h

://about blank restart mit sekt & buffet, garten opening, wagenplätzchen, raumerweiterungshalle featuring minderheitenfloor, südflügelfloor und dem orakel vom ostkreuz mit gisela "der graue" sommer, alienne "das dritte auge" rottenmeier + inge "hühnerknochen" borg.

in der halle gibt es neben den about blank dissidenten-dj's auch das konzert von geffen3.

 


Thursday 22.04.10
20:30 h

A retrospective of subversive small-format performance films by Juli Saragosa

"Turning the camera on myself is a strategy I use to subvert the norms of dominant cinematic discourses and unfix the patriarchal gaze. DIY (do-it-yourself) is enabled through the simplicity of super8mm as a tool to self-represent my image and voice. Trickster motifs play "in-between" realms subtly and viscerally through these intimate and vulnerable portraits."

 


Friday 16.04.10
23h

HALLE SEASON OPENING
Special Guest: Lucia Lip

 


Wednesday, 28. and Thursday, 29. October 2009

20.00h

LONELY RIDER
- a performance about depression

Lonely Rider is series of goodbyes, splits and abandonments. An important part of the content as well as aesthetics are the masks. A mask –like depression – can be a second skin to its carrier.

The tools of this performance are: an actor, a role, a mask; a
situation where things are being performed, being looked at, and being in the centre of attention. A depressed person can be his own centre of attention. Depression can be a mask. The performance studies depression as suffering of prevented appeal to death. Lonely Rider grabs at the issue with grotesque and carnevalistic hands. Marilyn Monroe and Lonesome Cowboy, for example, are being seen as embodiment of depression.

Lonely Rider is a part of Todellisuuden Tutkimuskeskus (Reality Research Center) –group’s performance series titled as “Emotions”. Todellisuuden Tutkimuskeskus –group is an “arts garage” in Helsinki run by theatre/performace arts professionals who are devoted to question the prevailing concept of reality. What is reality? How can we observe, experience, describe, define, reflect, discuss, present or
represent it?
www.todellisuus.fi

Actress Marianne Ramsay-Sonneck is one of the founders of the Club Real –group.
Tuire Tuomisto is an an actress working in Helsinki contemporary theatre sceens. The Lonely Rider performance series had premiere in Helsinki 15.9.09.

Lonely Rider working group in Berlin performances:
Visualization, concept, texts: Tuire Tuomisto
On stage: Marianne Ramsay-Sonneck and Tuire Tuomisto
maskassistance: Georg Reinhardt

 


Saturday, 26. September 2009

21:00

CONCERT RAE SPOON & KARO

www.myspace.com/karosings
www.myspace.com/raespoon

präsentiert von La Moustache

 


Donnerstag
24.September 09

Doors open
20:00
films start
21:00

/// CIVILISATIONAL DOUBTS ///

Marcio Miranda Perez - Tauri
(7 min - BRA - 2009)

When did your very first contact with the male world take place?

Roy Andersson - World of Glory
(14 min - SWE - 1991)
The central theme of the film is the responsibility of humanity in our time towards historical events. The film’s examination of “collective guilt” urges discussion of the guilt concept, but was answered mostly with strong criticism of its dark scenes and its black portrait of “modern” Sweden.

John Smith - Girl Chewing Gum
(12 min - UK - 1967)

In The Girl Chewing Gum an authoritative voice-over pre-empts the events occurring in the image, seeming to order not only the people, cars and moving objects within the screen but also the actual camera movements operated on the street in view.

Kasumi Hiraoka - Red-Light District Graffiti
(28 min - JP - 2007)

In a red-light district in an obscure corner of a city, business is booming. Tired of pampering their customers night after night, the prostitutes find amusement in toys they buy at the black-market stall and drawing graffiti with the patrol man. Towards the end, they begin to speak in a dialect unique to their district, which others cannot understand.
Visually, the film is a feast for the eyes, capturing the vibrant colours one might find on a children's playground. The women run through the streets, dance in brightly decorated garments, and engage in wild activities, addressing the audience directly with infectious creativity and anarchic enthusiasm.

Standish Lawder - Necrology/The Roll Cast of the Dead
(12 min - USA - 1969)

"In one continuous shot Standish Lawder films the faces of a 5:00 PM crowd descending via the Pan Am building escalators. In old-fashioned black and white, these faces stare into the empty space, in the 5:00 PM tiredness and mechanical impersonality, like faces from the grave. It's hard to believe that these faces belong to people today. The film is one of the strongest and grimmest comments upon the contemporary society that cinema has produced." - Jonas Mekas.

Rita Macedo - Non-Film in three Acts and a Prelude
(12 min - GER/PT - 2009)

How can a film be a non-film? What kind of internal struggles make it consciously rebel against its own name and categories? Has the non-film become so personified, it looks upon its own form as humans so often do upon their hopeless humanity?
Shot entirely in Super8, “Non-film in three acts and a prelude” is an absurd ride conducted by a bodyless head, two invisible characters counting stones as bodies, a filmmaker muffled by her own film and two loner virgin-mary-like creatures.

 


Saturday
19.September 09

22:00

CONCERT

live:
SISTER MANTOS
Mary and the Baby Cheeses

dj*n
Bianca Kruk
Lince
these



 


Donnerstag
17.September 09

Doors open 20:00
films start 21:00

/// H IS FOR HOUSE ///

On Thursday night we'll screen a programme that puts together various pearls of experimental film each of them giving different interpretations on the concept of "house and home". It reaches from an early film by Maya Deren to more recent works from artists like Corinna Schnitt. For further information please check out the programme description below.

Maya Deren - Meshes of the Afternoon (14 min - USA - 1943)
"This film is concerned with the interior experiences of an individual. It does not record an event which could be witnessed by other persons. Rather, it reproduces the way in which the subconscious of an individual will develop, interpret and elaborate an apparently simple and casual incident into a critical emotional experience." —Maya Deren

Gunvor Nelson - My Name is Oona (9 min - USA - 1969)
No film of hers is at once so dazzling in form or effortless in its lyricism. Be curious about the amazing avantgarde soundtrack.

John Smith - Blight (14 min - UK - 1996)
The film revolves around the building of the M11 Link Road in East London, using images and sounds of demolition and road building in conjunction with the spoken words of local residents. Taking these actualities as its starting point, Blight creates its own enigmatic stories, transforming the mundane into the mysterious. The musical qualities of the speech fragments and natural sounds form the basis of the score.

Peter Greenaway - H is for House (10 min - UK - 1973)
A voice-over that recites words beginning with the letter ‘H’. Greenaway plays with the confusing nomenclatures that occur in the process of ascribing meaning and words to objects, and in a nod to the late paintings of Surrealist René Magritte, he juxtaposes the words with images and create a fascinating dialectical relationship between image, sound and text.

Corinna Schnitt - The Sleeping Girl (8 min - Germany - 200!)
With one long shot the camera presents the surrounding of a suburbian colony of single family houses. A clean ideal, but deserted and with a ghostly atmosphere. Only at the end of the film there is a sign of human presence: a message is left on an answering machine. An insurance agent talks about the possibilities of life- insurance, the perfect pension scheme and his lost ball-pen.

Matthias Müller - Alpsee (15 min - Germany - 1994)
Photographed with an exquisite eye for interiors and a restless invention, ALPSEE stages a boy’s coming of age, that painful rend between infant dependency and mature individuation. Nearly wordless, Müller proceeds by analogy and synecdoche, gathering up precisely framed moments within the home and collecting them as evidence.


   

Monday
14.September 09

17:00 c.t.

Geschlechtlichkeit elektronischer Musik? - über die Anfänge elektronischer Musik in Europa und den USA

öffentliches Seminar des DoktorandInnenkolloquiums der Musikhochschule Köln

In der 50jährigen Geschichte des weltweit einflussreichsten Studios für Elektronische Musik des WDR in Köln hat nicht eine einzige Frau eine elektronische Musik gemacht. Diese unsägliche Einseitigkeit hat mich zu der Suche nach Frauen in der Geschichte der elektronischen Musik veranlasst. Im Seminar möchte ich die europäischen und US-amerikanischen Orte, an denen ich Frauen in der Männerwelt elektronischen Musikschaffens aufgefunden habe, vorstellen sowie die Musiken dieser dort Vorgefundenen. Ich möchte mit den SeminarteilnehmerInnen in den Photoalben der pionierhaften Studios elektronischer Musik blättern, dazu Musik anhören und Interviews ansehen, so dass ein erstes Bild entsteht. Was sind die Gründe für die deutliche männliche Vorrangstellung in Bezug auf elektronische Musik in den Anfängen dieses elektrifizierten Musikschaffens? Diese und andere Fragen werden im Seminar zu diskutieren sein.

   

Saturday
12. Spetember 09

doors open 19:00
show starts 20:00

SISTER SPIT ROADSHOW!

Sister Spit, the awesome lit/spoken word/performance troupe led by celebrated author Michelle Tea of 'Rent Girl' and 'Without a Net' fame is coming over to the UK and Europe this September with a whole new line-up of celebrated queer/grrrl artists, writers, zinesters and performers.

Michelle says: 'I write books, and host readings for other people who write books, to be listened to by people who like reading books. My last novel is called Rose of No Man's Land and is about a teenage genderqueer loner who gets mixed up with a speed freak mall rat and falls in love. Or something. My last anthology is called It's So You and it's full of essays by stylish people about how they came to look so great, such as Eileen Myles, Kim Gordon, Jenny Shimizu, Kate Bornstein, Ali Liebegott, Tara Jepsen, Beth Lisick and other modern role models. I run the Radar Reading + Salon series in San Francisco, and every so often pile a bunch of bitches in a van and set off across the country under the guise of Sister Spit: The Next Generation.'

...and the intro for their tour: 'Sister Spit: The Next Generation is hitting the road again, with a whole new all-girl lineup of zinesters, fashion plates, novelists, performance artists, slam poets and fancy scribblers. Inspired by the legendary Sister Spit Ramblin' Roadshow of the 90s, Sister Spit: The Next Generation is hauling a vanload of killer underground female talent across the USA and Europe and into your town. The latest gang hits the road soon, carrying on the tradition of rowdy, raucous literary adventure. Come and meet your new favorite performers'

www.myspace.com/sisterspitnextgen

The confirmed line-up for the UK/Euro tour is as follows:

Michelle Tea (www.myspace.com/michelletea)
"The much beloved Michelle Tea is nothing if not prolific. Author of three memoirs, a book of poetry, editor of two anthologies and contributor to dozens has most recently collaborated on an illustrated novel, and has been working on both a screenplay and a science fiction novel. Her work is often brutally honest, both about growing up in impoverished Chelsea, Massachusetts, and in writing about her sexuality in a way that often gets her labeled "transgressive." She was awarded a Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction and was co-founder of the now legendary all-girl poetry roadshow Sister Spit" - www.bookslut.com

Cristy C Road (www.croadcore.org)
CRISTY ROAD, author and illustrator of Indestructible and Bad Habits, about self-medication, punk rock, feminism, Cuban-American families and girl crushes! Iconic illustrator who has designed zine covers, graphic novels, album covers, logos and all kinds of memorable works in the punk rock sphere.

Rhiannon Argo (www.rhiannonargo.com)
RHIANNON ARGO, skater, future librarian, present novelist. Author of the queer tour-de-force The Creamsicle, which takes you into the lives of pill-popping, pole-dancing, heart-breaking, gender-fucking young queers as they try not to get evicted from their San Franciscan flophouses. Rhiannon will make you giggle and gasp with tales of squalor and splendor!

Kat Marie Yoas (Search her on myspace and facebook)
Kat Marie Yoas is a working class performer, writer and rascal about town. Catch her work in We Don't Need Another Wave.

Em Ledger (www.myspace.com/theworldsamesszine)
Based in the UK, Em runs riot grrrl collective Lola and the Cartwheels and writes 'The World's A Mess and Yr My Only Cure' zine.

presented by LA MOUSTACHE
entrance: donation

 

9.-11. September 2009

11:00 - 18:00

Dance Camp 2009/addressing movement

Dance Camp 2009/addressing movement is a series of 9 short workshops run over three days, Sept 9, 10 & 11th
Addressing movement, as analysing tool, a tactical approach for dealing with the multi-difficulties of moving inside an urban environment and its flexible choreographies: We’ve invited 5 Berlin- based artists concerned with movement, performance or dance to run a workshop or movement segment.
So far our program covers a wide range of movement styles and theories including: Danceobics | body and structural awareness | life choreography | style imitation | dance floor mpressions | pastiche | and refusal.

Daily program, running from 11am to 6pm, includes:
3 workshops, warm-up session, space for discussion & a light lunch.
Workshop program available from next Thursday.
Registration (via email) is appreciated but not necessary.
Participants may join workshop segments individually, however
participation in the program as a whole is encouraged. Participation is open (no previous dance/movement knowledge required) and free of charge.

Curated by Hanna Bergfors, Lydia Hamann & Sarakaka.

contact: kakaonly1fromhere [at] gmail [dot] com

our concept brief:
Addressing Movement as analysing tool, a tactical approach for dealing with the multi-difficulties of moving inside an urban environment and its flexible choreographies.

In this workshop we’ll use movement, poses and dance deliberately, consciously and indulgently! integrating response, bodily work and languages to perform bodily translations of entangled moving, of new modes of working/collaborating, with an emphasis of working together,
development, discovery/enjoyment. The analysing everyday movement, the citations, using plagiarism, re-thinking and modes of palimpsest to (co)produce unpredictable and erratic exits.

3-day workshop (In rejection of the constant pressure to produce and perform) as starting point for a longer project? or maybe a dance troupe; a weekly meeting of non-professional life choreographers; a rebel aerobics class; or an interventionist bounce gang.

   

Donnerstag
10.September 09

Doors open 20:00
films start 21:00

/// REGRET EVERYTHING AND ALWAYS LIVE IN THE PAST - THE FILMS/VIDEOS OF NINA LASSILA ///

Finnish artist Nina Lassila is visiting us to present her beautiful work that is based on gender and feminist issues.

In my recent work I’ve been working with questions of identity – specifically identity affected by social barriers and conventions based on gender and upbringing. There is something provocative about a physical woman; even a loud laughter can provoke some people. There is a prevailing notion that a loud physical woman is somehow deranged, out of control. (Nina Lassila)
www.ninalassila.com/

the programme:
Piiskaa! Beat it! 2005 1.13min
Girl 1 2007 1.15min
Ilona 2007 2.03min
Nainen Työssä / Woman at Work 1 2008 1.17min
Nainen Työssä / Woman at Work 2 2008 2.23min
Nainen Työssä / Woman at Work 3 2008 2.13min
The happy Birthday 2008 3.28min
Girl 2 2009 3.37min
Woman 2009 00.58min
Tele-Pets 2006 7.43min
Spiritual Guidance 2009 3.04min
Then What 2009 8.47min

   

Dienstag
8. September 09

20:30

Blaufrau
Filmreihe zur Kritik der globalen Care Ökonomie

PAPER DOLLS
R: Tomer Heymann, Israel/Schweiz 2006
Nach Beginn der zweiten Intifada schloss Israel seine Grenzen für Arbeiter_innen aus den palästinensischen Gebieten, diese arbeiteten vorranging in der Care Ökonomie. Weiterhin auf Arbeiter_innen für diese Bereiche angewiesen, wurden Anreize zur Migration geschaffen. U.a. kamen phillippinische Transsexuelle. Sie pflegen orthodoxe jüdische Männer und einmal in der Woche treten sie als Drag-Queens in Tel Aviv auf.

   

Donnerstag
03.September 09

Doors open 20:00
films start 21:00

/// ON THE TOPIC OF HIV ///

a programme of 4 short/medium length films that all deal with the topic of HIV. We hope you can join us to watch the following rarities.
Kurt Raab's (who many might know as a long-year-collaborator of R.W. Fassbinder) requiem "Yearning for Sodom", a sad and intense piece, gives us an intimate insight over experiencing and dealing with an "AIDS outlaw status" in the 80's.
Canadian filmmaker Mike Hoolboom's first-person Super 8 films "Letters from Home" and "Passing on" approach HIV related questions in an amalgam of poetry and HIV positive activists' voices from the 80's and 90's.
Matthias Müller's "Pensão Globo" is based on Hoolboom's diary notes. A beautifully shot Super 8 fiction depicts a man's journey to Lisbon in order to die there. In double-exposed pictures we find the inner view of a person who doesn't see himself in the mirror anymore but the disease.

YEARNING FOR SODOM
by Kurt Raab, Hanna Baethe, Hans Hirschmüller / 45 min / germany / 1989

LETTERS FROM HOME
by Mike Hoolboom / 14 min / canada / 1996

PASSING ON
by Mike Hoolboom / 20 min / canada / 1997

PENSÃO GLOBO
by Matthias Müller / 15 min / germany / 1997

 


Donnerstag, 27.8.09
doors open 20:00
films start 21:00

NEON RENDEZVOUS LONDON

London filmmaker and poet Julian Hand will come to visit us and present his poetic Super 8 films!
He also prepared a wonderful performance for us: Based on his archive of neon signs he filmed in London Julian wrote a long poem that he will recite while the the neon lettres are bashing against the screen.
His work revokes names like Derek Jarman and is a sensitive mix of a mesmerizing imagery and poetic preciseness in words.
The rest of the programme will feature some of my all-time-favourites and lead us from early found footage experiments over sound based collage film to more recent extraordinary examples of poetic first person film.
Filmmaker Per Olaf Schmidt will also be present.

www.vimeo.com/mrhandbyhand
www.youtube.com/mrhandbyhand
www.myspace.com/mrhandbyhand

THE "NEON RENDEZVOUS LONDON" PROGRAMME:

A MOVIE
by Bruce Conner, USA, 1958, 10min

VERY NICE, ,VERY NICE
by Arthur Lipsett, CAN, 1961, 7min

STRIP MALL TRILOGY
by Roger Beebe, USA, 2001, 10min

ONE 103 HAPPY : 83 SAD MINUTE AND THIRTY SECONDS
by Per Olaf Schmidt, GER, 2008, 1min30sec

FOOTPRINTS
by Bill Morrison, USA, 1992, 6min

AMBITION
by Julian Hand, UK, 2001, 40sec

DIRTY BEAUTY
by Juilan Hand, UK, 2002, 4min

RUN
by Julian Hand, UK, 2002, 3min

PINK TORCH
by Julian Hand, UK, 2003, 1min20sec

VIOLATIONS - THE OSCILLATION
by Julian Hand, UK, 2006, 4min

PADDED CELL - WORD OF MOUTH FEAT. CHLOÉ BATTANT
by Julian Hand, UK, 2008, 4min

NEON RENDEZVOUS LONDON
performance by Julian Hand, UK, 2009, 6min



   

Dienstag, 25.8.09
film starts 20:30

Blaufrau
Filmreihe zur Kritik der globalen Care Ökonomie
Wer macht die gesellschaftliche Pflege- und Putzarbeit und zu welchem Preis? Die Filme in unserer Reihe thematisieren wie Arbeitsverhältnisse und Geschlechterverhältnisse im Kapitalismus der Gegenwart sich gegenseitig bedingen und verändern.

Lotería
R: Janina Möbius D 2009
Drei Szenarios von Familie und Haushalten. In Mexico sind Kindermädchen bis heute fester Bestandteil der Mittelstands-Familie. Der Film zeigt, wie emotionale Bindungen, Lohnarbeit und Hierarchien am Arbeitsplatz Haushalt aufs engste miteinander verknüpft sind. Eine Produktion des Hebbel am Ufer Berlin im Rahmen des Festivals "Your Nannie Hates You", gefördert von der Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

   

Dienstag, 11.8.09
film starts 20:30

Blaufrau
Filmreihe zur Kritik der globalen Care Ökonomie
Wer macht die gesellschaftliche Pflege- und Putzarbeit und zu welchem Preis? Die Filme in unserer Reihe thematisieren wie Arbeitsverhältnisse und Geschlechterverhältnisse im Kapitalismus der Gegenwart sich gegenseitig bedingen und verändern.

Unsichtbare Hausarbeiterinnen
R: FrauenLesbenFilmCollectifBerlin 1999
Fünf Frauen erzählen was es für sie jeweils bedeutet, in Deutschland ohne Papiere zu leben: die ständige Gefahr, abgeschoben zu werden; von ihrer Arbeit in Privathaushalten in extremer Abhängigkeit von den Arbeitgeber_innen aber auch von den Strategien, die sie entwickeln, um sich in dieser Situation zu behaupten.

Bei gutem Wetter grillen wir ab 19:30, oder nach dem Film

   
Friday,
31 July 2009
21:00 h
concert


A Night of Style Clashing Spandex Casiotonic Thrash Experimental Sportswear with
KNÖTARÖT (hollabrun/amsterdam/sydney)
electro-thrash messengers of an ancient tribe from the future and Urubugalihnas (Berlin/Amsterdam)
sweet acoustic dischordant, harmonic and melodic plus the rubber flexibilities, sychronistic sensibilities and rhythmic genious of
Fifi Bonlady (Melbourne/Berlin)
buffing the ponies (you) for the audio/visual dance frenzy of
DJs Dennis Rodman (Duneden/Berlin) & DJ Kaka (Sydney/ Berlin).
   
Thursday,
30 July 2009
20:00 h

short film screening

CORPO REALITIES curated by Alex Gerbaulet

ARTSIE FARTSIE BIRDIE PARTY
Per Olaf Schmidt, DE 2005, 3 Min.
Upside down, the camera almost touching the lawn I was trying to come up with the motivation keeping a man endlessly brooming in front of the Bremen art museum. At the same time, I did not want to steal his image, although it seemed extraordinary. After the super8 film had run through the camera I simply asked him. "You have to be doing something", was his answer, lacking any motivation but the action itself. This video is my burning intent to establish a poetic order in the everyday occurance.

SCHON NACHMITTAG / ALREADY AFTERNOON
Alex Gerbaulet, DE 2009, 13 Min.
A life on the outskirts of Braunschweig between dream and reality, highway and front yard. „In Alex Gerbaulets films our geographies of home, become visible as closed institutions, which are based on exclusion. The artificial enclosures are also metaphors for our consciousness. They provide information about the personally and collectively repressed.“ (K.Sykora)

SAUTE MA VILLE / BLOW UP MY TOWN
Chantal Akerman, BE 1968, 13 Min.
Chantal Akerman's first film prefigures the most progressive aspects of her later work. She plays a young woman who finds a new solution to the problem of housework. The whimsical nature of the story is rendered serious by the quality of the claustrophobic framing and the oblique camera angles.
She is a Belgian Jewish film director and artist. Her grand-parents and her mother were sent to Auschwitz, but only her mother came back. This is a very important factor in her personal experience and her mother's anxiety is a recurrent theme in her filmography. Renowned for a "hyperrealist" style, Akerman's work seeks to inscribe the "images between the images."

SCHLAFENDE HUNDE / SLEEPING DOGS
Gunter Deller, DE 2007, 7 Min.
High Noon in Athens: In the big heat stray dogs are sleeping in the shadow of the shopping malls. Sometimes their sleep is nervous. Poetic montage-film about urban life and the use of mobile communication.

ENLIGT LAG / ACCORDING TO LAW
Peter Weiss, Hans Nordenström, SE 1957, 19 Min.
Enligt Lag is the most dense and striking documentary film of Peter Weiss. The film portrays the life and daily routine of inmates in a youth prison in Uppsala: their work in the garden or in the metal workshop, the distribution of the meals, the walls of the cells full of pictures of naked women, the visit from the women of a charitable organization. In the middle of it, the watchmen that mechanically lock and unlock the doors. The agreement with the prison authorities to not show the faces of the inmates furthermore enhances the subjugation and deprivation of human dignity through punishment, as the inmates are turned into an anonymous mass in the film. Just at the beginning and at the end, in a metaphorical scene, one inmate stands out in his hopeless attempt to escape. Weiss and Nordenström's only commentary beyond the subtle montage of images and original sounds is placed at the very end in form of a quote by Henry Miller: "Justice without love is revenge."

GEFANGENENBILDER / TATTOOED PRISONERS
Alex Gerbaulet, Mirko Winkel, Sebastian Neubauer, DE 2007, 14 Min.
The film deals with the political expression of tattooing by an example of a model project in the youth prison Neustrelitz/east-Germany, which allows young offenders, to cover up their unconstitutional symbols. It’s also about the tension between tattoos as an expression of the individual and as part of a language of power, which is also the power of pictures and access to the body.

AUS DER FERNE – THE MEMO BOOK
Matthias Müller, DE 1989, 28 Min.
“In the various hand-processed treatments undertaken on its image, AUS DER FERNE – THE MEMO BOOK displays an emphatic tension between the aesthetic expression of ephemeral states, like dreamwork and memory, and the stark reminder of the film’s materiality. By emphasizing the materiality of the film, Müller sets up one of its most striking metaphors — the film as body.“ (Roger Hallas)

   

Tuesday,
28 July 2009
20:30 h

neue filmreihe

Blaufrau: Filmreihe zur Kritik der globalen Care Ökonomie
Wer macht die gesellschaftliche Pflege- und Putzarbeit und zu welchem Preis? Die Filme in unserer Reihe thematisieren wie Arbeits-verhältnisse und Geschlechterverhältnisse im Kapitalismus der Gegenwart sich gegenseitig bedingen und verändern.

Wir starten mit
Other People's Children, R: Beth M. Botshon USA 2007
Tausende von meist migrantischen Frauen in New York arbeiten als Nannies. In den USA bilden sie eine unsichtbare, aber wichtige Stütze weißer Mittelschichtsfamilien, wie der Wirtschaft. Beth M. Botshon begleitet drei Nannies durch ihren Alltag zwischen Sorge um ihre Schützlinge, Ausbeutung durch die Arbeitgeber_innen und Sehnsucht nach den eigenen Kindern.

   

Sunday,
5 July 2009
19:30

finissage
Residenzpflicht - Invisible Borders

residenzpflicht

   
Thursday,
2 July 2009
19:30

information event

Informationsabend im Rahmen der Kampagne gegen die Residenzpflicht, die gemeinsam mit den Flüchtlingsräten Brandenburg und Berlin veranstaltet wird.
Es wird u.a. die Sozialwissenschaftlerin Beate Selders, basierend auf ihrem Report ›Keine Bewegung! Die Residenzpflicht für Flüchtlinge — Bestandsaufnahme und Kritik‹, über die Entstehungsgeschichte der Residenzpflicht, über Behördenpraxis, Polizeikontrollen, Strafen und die Verhandlungen vor dem Bundesverfassungsgericht und dem Europäischen Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte informieren.
Vertreter der FIB (Flüchtlingsinitiative Brandenburg) berichten über ihre Erfahrungen eines Lebens in "parzellierten Räumen". Breiten Raum wird die Diskussion über Interventionsmöglichkeiten einnehmen.

Mehr Informationen zum Report auf der Webseite des Flüchtlingsrats Brandenburg, Link zur Webseite des Flüchtlingsrats Berlin, Link zur Webseite der FIB

   

Tuesday,
30 June 2009
19:30

information event

u.r.i.
Informationsveranstaltung zum Gutscheinsystem in Hennigsdorf mit u.r.i.(United against Racism and Isolation) und zu den monatlich stattfindenden antirassistischen Einkäufen.

Mehr Information / More information:
http://corasol.blogsport.de/antirassistisches-einkaufen



medibüro Berlin
Krank und ohne Papiere?!
Das Büro für medizinische Flüchtlingshilfe (www.medibuero.de) berichtet über die medizinische Versorgung illegalisierter Flüchtlinge und Migranten_innen in Berlin und lädt zur Diskussion ein. Weshalb sind Menschen ohne Papiere von der Gesundheitsversorgung ausgeschlossen?
Welche praktischen und politischen Antworten gibt es darauf?
Das Medibüro existiert seit 1996 als selbst-organisiertes,
nicht-staatliches Projekt und vermittelt Menschen ohne Aufenthaltsstatus und ohne Krankenversicherung eine anonyme und kostenlose Behandlung durch medizinisches Fachpersonal. In der politischen Arbeit strebt das Medibüro seine Selbstauflösung an.

Sick and without papers?!
The office for medical assistance for refugees (Buero fuer medizinische Fluechtlingshilfe, www.medibuero.de) reports on the medical supply for undocumented refugees and migrants in Berlin and invites to discussions.
Why are undocumented migrants exculded from the regular health system? What practical and political responses are there?
The Medibüro exists since 1996 as a self-organised and non-governmental organisation and arranges treatments provided by qualified health care professionals for people without residence permit status and without health insurance - anonymous and free of charge. The aim of the political action of the Medibüro is its own liquidation.

   

Friday,
26 June 2009
19:30

project presentation
film screening

Thomas Kilpper introduces his project ›A Lighthouse for Lampedusa!‹
Afterwards film screening ›Tod auf hoher See — Warum Flüchtlinge sterben‹ and discussion with Enrico Montalbano

›A Lighthouse for Lampedusa!‹
Jahr für Jahr versuchen etwa 20 000 zumeist afrikanische Migranten über die italienische Insel Lampedusa nach Europa zu kommen. 2008 stieg die Zahl laut italienischem Innenministerium sogar auf über 35 000. Tausende ertrinken - Hilfsorganisationen schätzen, dass annähernd jeder Zehnte bei der gefährlichen Überfahrt stirbt. In Zusammenarbeit mit Architekten, Ingenieuren und Ortsansässigen will Thomas Kilpper auf Lampedusa einen Leuchtturm mit angegliedertem Kulturzentrum errichten.
Ein Leuchtturm mit einem maximalen Lichtstrahl könnte entscheidende Orientierung auf See geben und Lebensgefahr verringern. Er signalisiert den Flüchtlingen auch: „Hier sind wir, wir verstecken uns nicht.“ Für die Menschen auf Lampedusa soll der Turm Raum bieten für Begegnungen und Gespräche, Ausstellungen, Konzerte und andere kulturelle Veranstaltungen.
More information: http://www.kilpper-projects.net/blog/?cat=3

›Tod auf hoher See — Warum Flüchtlinge sterben‹ (Dokumentarfilm, D/It 2008, 35 Minuten, von Martin Hilbert, Angela Huemer und Enrico Montalbano). Im Anschluss an den Film diskutieren wir mit Enrico Montalbano.

   

Thursday,
25 June
ab/from 16:00


barbecue
film loop
cd-presentation
audio theatre

16:00 Barbecue in front of the exhibition
18:00 and 19:00 film loop:›Forst‹ and ›Revolutionärinnen des Alltags‹
CD-presentation ›Nur Freiheit‹ by The Most Wanted and Vickson
20:00 audio theatre ›Im Ausland wie Glas‹ by TAD (Theater Arbeit Duisburg)

›Forst‹ ist ein Portrait. Der Dokumentarfilm erzählt von einem Wald, der inmitten Europas jenseits von Urbanität und Zivilisation eine eigenartige Gemeinschaft von Verbannten beherbergt – eine gestrandete Welt. Eine diffuse aber doch totale Kontrolle sorgt sich darum, dass sie nicht hervordrängt, dass sie nicht in unserer Wirklichkeit auftaucht und dort ihr Unwesen treibt. In Forst verkünden die Verbannten ihre eigene Wahrheit und erzählen die Geschichte ihrer Emanzipation. Denn langsam entsinnen sie sich ihrer Identität als politische Flüchtlinge und beginnen Befreiungspläne zu schmieden... Der auf 16mm-S/W-Material gedrehte Film ist in Zusammenarbeit mit den Flüchtlingen entstanden, die sich großteils selbst spielen. Mittels montierter Interviewpassagen erzählen sie die Geschichte ihrer Ohnmacht und ihrer Ermächtigung.
Mehr Information / more information: http://www.forstfilm.com

Danach zeigen wir eine fünfmitünige Szene aus der Filmdokumentation von ›Revolutionärinnen des Alltags‹, einem 2007 realisierten Theaterprojekt von Maike Lex und Konstanze Schmitt, in dem Sherifa ihre Geschichte als Flüchtling in Deutschland erzählt.

CD-Presentation: Nur Freiheit. In Deutschland, Frankreich und anderen europäischen Ländern erleben MigrantInnen die gleiche Situation: Ausgrenzung, Diskriminierung, Kriminalisierung gehören zu ihrem Alltag. Die Situation von Flüchtlingen ist noch dramatischer, da ihnen jegliche Perspektive auf ein menschenwürdiges Leben verschlossen bleibt. Mit dieser CD brechen Flüchtlinge das Schweigen und tragen ihre eigenen Erfahrungen an die Öffentlichkeit. ›Nur Freiheit‹ von ›The Most Wanted and Vickson‹ heißt die aktuell erschienene CD mit acht Songs. Themen dieser CD sind u.a. die Residenzpflicht, das Schicksal von in Flüchtlingsheimen geborenen Kindern, rassistische Übergriffe und Fragen der Integration.
Die Flüchtlingsinitiative Berlin/Brandenburg (FIB) will mit dieser CD ein hörbares Zeichen setzen, dass Flüchtlinge sich nicht länger in den Schatten der Gesellschaft drängen lassen. Wir senden damit unsere Botschaft gegen Rassismus und kämpfen weiter für die Verbesserung unserer Lebensbedingungen.

   

Tuesday,
23 June
19:30

film screening

›Rien ne vaut que la vie,mais la vie même vaut rien‹
D 2002/2003, Regie: Moise Merlin Mabouna und Brigitta Kuster

anschließend Diskussion mit Moise Merlin Mabouna

Der Film ›Rien ne vaut que la vie, mais la vie même vaut rien‹ (übersetzt: ›Das Leben ist nichts, aber nichts ist wie das Leben ‹, schildert das Leben in einer Flüchtlingsunterkunft bei Zerbst in Sachsen Anhalt. Im Anschluss an den Film diskutieren wir mit Moise Merlin Mabouna.

   

18 June 2009 -
5 July 2009

ausstellung | exhibition
Residenzpflicht - Invisible Borders

residenzpflicht

Für Flüchtlinge im Asylverfahren oder mit Status der Duldung existieren in Deutschland an alltäglichen Orten unsichtbare Grenzen. Sie dürfen sich z.B. aufgrund der sogenannten "Residenzpflicht" nur innerhalb eines ihnen zugewiesenen Bereiches bewegen. Gleichzeitig werden sie verpflichtet, in Flüchtlingsheimen und -lagern oft am Rande oder außerhalb von Siedlungsgebieten zu wohnen.
Gutscheinsysteme statt Bargeldleistungen, aber auch Personenkontrollen von als "fremd" wahrgenommenen Menschen an Bahnhöfen und in Zügen führen zur Markierung von Flüchtlingen und tragen zur gesellschaftlichen Isolation bei.
Die Ausstellung ›Residenzpflicht — Invisible Borders‹ dokumentiert anhand von Modellen, Plänen, Texten, Fotografien und einem kurzen Film die dabei produzierte Geografie mehrfacher Einsperrung und Ausgrenzung, die durch sie verursachte Raumwahrnehmung aber auch Strategien des Widerstands.

Die Ausstellung ist geöffnet vom 18. Juni bis 5. Juli 2009.
Montags bis Freitags 14 - 20 Uhr, samstags und sonntags 12 - 20 Uhr
 

Refugees, while they are either in the asylum process or live in Germany with a so-called 'Duldung', are facing invisible borders in their everyday life. For example they are only allowed to move within a certain area due to the 'Residenzpflicht' ('duty of residence'). At the same time they are forced to live in refugee homes or camps, that are often at the edge or outside of regular settlement areas.
Voucher systems instead of cash benefits, but also police controls in train stations and trains targeting people who look 'foreign', stigmatise refugees and intensify their social isolation. Utilising models, plans, texts, photographs and a short film the exhibition ›Residenzpflicht — Invisible Borders‹ documents the resulting geography of multiple inclusion and exclusion, its impact on the perception of space, but also strategies of resistance.

The Exhibition is open from 18 June until 5 July 2009.
Weekdays 14h - 20h, Saturdays and Sundays 12h - 20h

   

Thursday,
11 June 2009

Door: 20:00
Films: 21:00

 

film screening
short queer films by wayne yung (who was present)

Wayne Yung is a writer, performer and video artist who explores issues of race and identity from a queer Chinese-Canadian perspective. Moving from Vancouver to Berlin in 2001, he then spent six years in Hamburg and Cologne, before recently moving back to Berlin.

***PROGRAM***

Peter Fucking Wayne Fucking Peter
Canada 1994
4:31 | English with German subtitles
A queer love letter using poetry and sexual imagery to describe the romantic tensions caused by differences in age, race, and HIV status.

Lotus Sisters
Canada 1996
4:59 | English
Two young gay Asians banter about the West Coast queer asian experience.

Search Engine
Canada 1999
4:09 | English with German subtitles
A gay asian uses technology to remember boyfriends past, in the search for boyfriends future.

Davie Street Blues
Canada 1999
12:35 | Cantonese with English subtitles
After his boyfriend leaves, a young man is lost in nostalgia and depression, until a mute streetkid tries to distract him from his melancholy. A moody and romantic homage to the film noir of Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai.

Field Guide to Western Wildflowers
Canada 2000
5:33 | English with German subtitles
The first Asian kiss: fantasizing about it, talking about it, doing it.

My Heart the Travel Agent
Canada/Germany 2002
1:30 | English
A dream about subways and foreign boyfriends, part of My Heart Series III.

My German Boyfriend
Canada/Germany 2004
18:29 | English & German with German & English subtitles
A gay Chinese-Canadian encounters ethnic stereotypes as he seeks his ideal boyfriend in Berlin.

Miss Popularity
Germany 2006
6:20 | English & German with English subtitles
A gay man uses archival footage to describe how he juggles the demands of multiple relationships.

TOTAL: 58 minutes

   
Thursday,
4 June 2009

Door: 20:00
Films: 21:00

film screening

This week we focused on Finish artist Nina Lassila's work who will come to the Raumerweiterungshalle for a full retrospective later this year. For now we watched two of her filmsinstallation loops - Beat It! and Girl - together with a series of films by artists such as Maya Deren, Martha Rosler, Corinna Schnitt, Helke Sander, Matthias Müller and Jesper Just. All of them reflect on gender roles from different angles while still touching other topics.

In my recent work I’ve been working with questions of identity – specifically identity affected by social barriers and conventions based on gender and upbringing. There is something provocative about a physical woman; even a loud laughter can provoke some people. There is a prevailing notion that a loud physical woman is somehow deranged, out of control. (Nina Lassila)


**PROGRAMME**

GIRL by Nina Lassila
1.15 min - 2007 - Sweden
A girl lying on the living room carpet.

PIISKAA!BEAT IT! by Nina Lassila
1.13 min - 2005 - Finland
In Piiskaa! Beat it! we see a woman cleaning a carpet. Though clearly she is beating the carpet up...is she angry and why

AT LAND by Maya Deren
15 min - 1944 - USA
In this film Deren is a creature from the sea crawling into cramped, claustrophobic society, her mermaid-out-of-water slithering among well-dressed city types going about their business, looking through her nymph-self without noticing. As in a spooky nightmare.

VÖLLEREI FÜTTERNGLUTTONY by Helke Sander
13 min - 1986 - Germany
The film reverses the idea of gluttony, namely the compulsion to feed. In Sander's reinterpretation of the biblical Fall of Man Eva chases Adam.

SEMIOTICS OF THE KITCHEN by Martha Rosler
6 min - 1975 - USA
From A to Z, Rosler shows and tells the ingredients of the housewife's day, giving us a tour that names and mimics the ordinary with movements more samurai than suburban.

HOME STORIES by Matthias Müller
6 min - 1991 - Germany
She screams. She falls silent. The expectation of terror makes her terror. But what she faces is nothing but the observer's view. She is the observed. Cliches of melodrama unite into a drama of stereotypes. The brillian montage of cases in point reveals the mechanism of voyeurism in film.

RAUS AUS SEINEN KLEIDERNOUT OF YOUR CLOTHES by Corinna Schnitt
8 min - 1999 - Germany
The film focuses on rituals of middle-class existence. A young woman stands on the balcony of her flat and shakes out a sweater for several minutes. Schnitt uses the audio track to comment on the woman's somewhat neurotic behaviour.

A VICIOUS UNDERTOW by Jesper Just
10 min - 2007 - Denmark
Jesper Just seeks to emphasise the absurdity of gender roles and the way in which cultures generate them. He presents charged relationships that could be perceived as anormal and endows them with beauty and dignity

   

Friday,
29 May 2009

starts 20:00
concert 21:00

re-opening
with barbecue in our new garden, djs and vjs, live acts and performances and lots of surprises

re-opening party raumerweiterungshalle

20:00 garden chill-out with tasty barbecue (vegetarian/carnivore)

22:00 LIVE
WE ARE THE WORLD

www.myspace.com/wearetheworldthecult

dj*n Wiebke
dj Heinz Schnauze

dj*n Orange Sunshine
dj Wild Oscar

(new wave euro pop hip hop)

plus: punchy punch

   

Thursday,
28 May 2009

Door: 20:00
Films: 21:00

film screening

THE PERFECT HUMAN by Jörgen Leth
13 minutes - denmark 1967
This film shows a man and a woman, both labelled 'the perfect human' in a detached manner, functioning in a white boundless room, as though they were subjects in a zoo.

FEST DER LIEBE by Tom Weller
8 minutes - germany 2005
"Fest der Liebe" is a provicative copy of Leni Riefenstahl's "Fest der Schönheit". Is there an eros beyond normativity?

BOYZ LIKE US by Tom Weller
15 minutes - germany 2007
From a queer point of view "Boyz like Us" depicts the concept of performative identity in military structures. Inevitably its protagonist gets caught up in gender trouble.

BLISS AND HEAVEN by Jesper Just
8 minutes - denmark 2004
"Bliss and Heaven" draws on the visual language and high production values of cinema, to depict a charged encounter between two men.

REPRODUKTION by Vika Kirchenbauer
10 minutes - germany 2008
Society carries fear-driven values and conventions from one generation to the next and the most essential question seems to be: a boy or a girl?

MAIKÄFER by Tom Weller
3 minute loop - germany 2008
An intense and sensitive installation piece on the process of a voice changing.

   
25 April 2009

new halle

Die Halle ist sicher auf ihrem neuen Stellplatz gelandet!
Einen riesigen Dank an alle Helfer_innen!

The Halle landed safely on her new place!
Thanks again to all helpers!

   
Freitag, 7.November 2008
20:00



Belch Singersonggrinder + Cassette Bar

bar opens 20:00, performance starts 21:00 sharp

www.myspace.com/grindorifice

www.myspace.com/hybridpackaging
www.youtube.com/belchkitchen

   
Freitag,
31. Oktober
2008
22:00
HALLE-WEEN
The Mary Shelly Experience AKA Halle Soli-Affaire


West Germany

Come join freaks, geeks, frankensteins and creatures on 31 October (Halloween!) and help the Raumerweiterungshalle raise funds to help get through the winter blues.

Live - AUDIO RODEO / LET RED GO / KORNREINIGER / MOTHERLAND
Djn - ORANGE SUNSHINE / DJ AMOXI 1000 / JD ZAZIE vs. WREQ'NIC

Eintritt 4-7 euro
Dresscode: Halle-ween to the Max.
Shot at the Door (Swamp Juice) for those dressed UP
Deko by Kiss the Demon
first band plays at 22.30h

www.raumerweiterungshalle.net
www.myspace.com/raumerweiterungshalle

www.myspace.com/audiorodeosound
www.myspace.com/kornreiniger
www.myspace.com/motherlandsquash

   

Mittwoch, 8.Oktober 2008
20:00 Uhr

FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT
Ein Forum für Filmemacher_innen und Film-Liebhaber_innen
A forum for film makers and film lovers

Shadows of your story
Curated by Pauline Doutreluingne

An evening with short films from 4 remarkable young filmmakers, Patrick Carpentier (BE), Luz Diaz (BE), Iris Piers (NL) and Linus Ricard (SE), who capture sensitively the beauty, fears, daydreams, obsessions and passions of our life stories in moving images.

The Films:

Patrick Carpentier
Les 9 mardis

27', 2005
www.intothefight.com

Iris Piers
Casmiration or the beginning of Dreaming

3'33, 2007
www.irispiers.com

Luz Diaz
Silent Bodies

17', 2007
www.myspace.com/lescorpssilencieux

Linus Ricard
Sound:Isjtar Ember

4'42, 2007
www.linusricard.com

doors open 20:00, film starts 21:00

   
Freitag,
3. Oktober
2008
21:00 onwards



Wir laden euch herzlich ein zu BAR - Casetto 3000
We warmly invite you to BAR - Casetto 3000

Bring eine Casette mit | Bring a Tape if u like

   
Montag,
29. September 2008
20:00 uhr

sidekick productions präsentiert:
Feathers (puppenshow)
www.myspace.com/sidekicksberlin
   
Freitag,
26. September 2008

20:00 uhr
Filme von Bruno Derksen
Ich zeige verschiedene kleine Filme, die seit 2005 bis kurz vor Vorführung entstanden und im entstehen begriffen sind. Narrative Handlung findet entweder gar nicht oder nur in Grundzügen statt, vielmehr stehen Stimmungen, Menschen, Orte im Vordergrund. Inhaltlich umfasst das Spektrum Poesie-, Architektur- und Schnittexperimentalfilme.
   
Donnerstag,
25. September 2008
20:00 uhr
FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT
Ein Forum für Filmemacher_innen und Film-Liebhaber_innen
A forum for film makers and film lovers

no commercial value - ein programm mit experimental- und independent-kurzfilmen aus montréal, lissabon und berlin. kuratiert von v. kirchenbauer.

edgar pêra - who is the master? exp/lisbon/7min
rita macedo/filipa bravo - false moves exp/lisbon/2min
v. kirchenbauer - freiheit in freiheit/moi je n'existe pas exp/lisbon/berlin/montréal/6min
peter hecker - pietá fiction/berlin/15min
rita macedo - este é o meu tempo exp/lisbon/2min
stefan butzmühlen - mutter und sohn - mother and son fiction/berlin/7min
v. kirchenbauer - whiskeyne nacht exp/montréal/4min
roberto santaguida - miraslava exp/montréal/8min
valesca peters - angst - fear exp/berlin/2min
joana coppi - cambiar - to change exp/berlin/buenos aires/15min


Doors open 20h, film starts 21h

   
Montag,
22. September 2008
19:00 uhr

offenes Arbeits- und Austauschtreffen für Künstler_innen mit Erfahrung in freier Improvisation (alle Sparten). Wir bereiten momentan eine Aufführung Mitte November vor, der Prozess ist aber offen und wird von allen Teilnehmern zusammen gestaltet.

   
Donnerstag,
18. September 2008
20:00 uhr

FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT

Der Filmemacher Martin Sulzer zeigt seine Filme:
The filmmaker Martin Sulzer shows his films:

ICH BIN WER - 1999 - Kurzspielfilm
Let's push things forward - 2004 - Musikvideo
die pumpe - 2004 - Zeichentrick-Kurzfilm
Heut die Wurst, morgen die Welt - 2004 - Knetgummi-Kurzfilm
Johannes Rau & Jürgen W. Möllemann - 2005 - animierte Nachrufe
tu was gutes - 2007 - Doku
vasnerap - 2007 - Urlaubsvideoinstallation
everyone everywhere - 2007 - Musikvideo
du tust mir - 2008 - Kurzspielfilm
tween my lips - 2008 - Musikvideo

Doors open 20h, film starts 21h

   
13. September 2008
Archidraw
- probably the last Drawing Workshop of the Season in the Halle | wahrscheinlich der letzte Drawing WorkshopVeranstaltung dieser Saison in der Halle | Bring pens, paper, cakes, etc. | Bring Stifte, Papier, Kuchen und so weiter mit...... | All welcome | Alle Wilkommen x x
   
20. August - 10.September 2008 feministische filmreihe
zweite frauenbewegung 68ff

20.8.08 die allseitig reduzierte persönlichkeit
r: helke sander, d. 1977

27.8.08 born in flames
r: lizzie borden, spielfilm usa 1983

3.9.08 kampfansage - zornige junge frauen 1968
r: hannelore schäfer, doku, d 1988

10.9.08 was hat es uns gebracht? -zum jahr der frau 1975
und als ob die das beurteilen können

r: dörte eißfeld / gisela schanzenbach, doku, videofilme 1976

   

Freitag
8.August 2008
16:00-20:00

 

Raumerweiterungshalle meets LaDIYfest

Queer Zines: Building Oppositive Narratives and DIY Strategies
// Veruska_Clit Rocket
Zine Exhibit / Reading Lounge / Screening / Independent Publishing & Media Activism / Creating a feminist playground /Learning and Exploring tricks of how to make our own zine / Resisting to the mainstream cultural rappresentation.
Working Language: English
Mit: Veruska

more Infos: myspace.com/clitrocket

   
Samstag
9.August 2008
14:00-20:00

Drawing Workshop meets Ladyfest


Join us in the One-Day Drawing Workshop at the Raumerweiterungshalle as part of the Ladyfest.
Collective Making with Take-Out Gifts
All welcome!

For more Ladiyfest info see:
http://ladyfest.lautr.com/?page_id=7

   

Sonntag, 3.August 2008
14:00

   
Donnerstag,
31. Juli 2008
21:00 Uhr

FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT

Filme von der Filmemacherin Bettina Horst


   

Mittwoch,
30. Juli 2008
21:00

FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT - Extra Feature

Reproduktion & Reproduktionsmedizin

Zwei Filme über die menschliche Reprodktion aus ungewöhnlicher Perspektive

Von Vika Kirchenbauer und Anna Straube

   
Samstag,
26. Juli 2008
14 - 20 Uhr


Drawing Workshop - Zine Making Pt. 3

So far we met once at the Raumerweiterungshalle (Pt. 1) and once at Wijkcentrum in Rotterdam (Pt. 2)
We have collectively been working on text and images for the Zzzzine. This time would like to round it up so that we can begin putting the publication together and get it printed
(by the incredible Extrapool People Print Fraction (Knust) in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
See http://www.extrapool.nl/knust.html for further info)

We have a lot of materials available, but bring your own if you like.... All welcome!

Mittwoch,
23. Juli 2008
21:00

feministische filmreihe im juli
gute butter - böse mutter

abortion democracy
poland/south africa
r: sarah diehl. d 2008.
doku. in anwesenheit der regisseurin.

warum eine filmreihe zu müttern? weil sie nach wie vor als vorzeigemenschen, verkörperungen ethischer prinzipien oder eben gar als maßstab für eine erfolgreiche weibliche identität gelten?! weil sich der stand der modernisierung des geschlechter-verhältnisses immer auch im verhältnis zu generativer reproduktion als anforderung und selbstentwurf entwickelt.
wir wollen deshalb eher abweichung/auseinandersetzung/zurück-weisung des anspruches von diesem regulativen ideal zeigen.
keine sorge: es geht um mehr als beruf und kinderwunsch miteinander zu vereinbaren. wir werden einen oder mehrere blicke auf die vielfältigen wünsche und projektionen von mütterlichkeit, sowie dem bedürfnis sich des staatlichen biopolitischen imperativs zu entziehen riskieren, die bitte nicht als individuell privates lebensprogramm interpretiert, sondern gerne als materialsammlung für eine auseinandersetzung mit kapitalismus, geschlechterverhältnis und reproduktion verstanden werden dürfen.

liebe sympathisantinnen und sympatisanten, kommt ALLE
filme gucken, auf gedanken kommen, austauschen, bier trinken, draußen sitzen, sterne aufgehen lassen, und um den
gebärzwang in urlaub zu schicken
.

   

Mittwoch,
16. Juli 2008
21:00 Uhr

gute butter - böse mutter
feministische filmreihe im juli

madonnen
r: maria speth. b/d/ch 2007 spielfilm

   
Mittwoch,
9. Juli 2008
21:00 Uhr

gute butter - böse mutter
feministische filmreihe im juli

le lait de la tendresse humaine
(milch der zärtlichkeit), omeu
r: dominique cabréra. f/b 2001 spielfilm

   
Donnerstag,
3. Juli 2008
20:00 Uhr

FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT
Das Filmforum in der Raumerweiterungshalle

THE BEATBOX CHOIR
a documentary following the story of SHLOMO AND THE VOCAL ORCHESTRA who are the UK's only human beatboxing choir.

   
Mittwoch,
2. Juli 2008
21:00 Uhr

gute butter - böse mutter
feministische filmreihe im juli

muttertier-muttermensch.
r: helke sander. d 1998, essayfilm

warum eine filmreihe zu müttern? weil sie nach wie vor als vorzeigemenschen, verkörperungen ethischer prinzipien oder eben gar als maßstab für eine erfolgreiche weibliche identität gelten?!
weil sich der stand der modernisierung des geschlechter-verhältnisses immer auch im verhältnis zu generativer reproduktion als anforderung und selbstentwurf entwickelt.
wir wollen deshalb eher abweichung/auseinandersetzung/zurückweisung des anspruches von diesem regulativen ideal zeigen.
keine sorge: es geht um mehr als beruf und kinderwunsch miteinander zu vereinbaren. wir werden einen oder mehrere blicke auf die vielfältigen wünsche und projektionen von mütterlichkeit, sowie dem bedürfnis sich des staatlichen biopolitischen imperativs zu entziehen riskieren, die bitte nicht als individuell privates lebensprogramm interpretiert, sondern gerne als materialsammlung für eine auseinandersetzung mit kapitalismus, geschlechterverhältnis und reproduktion verstanden werden dürfen.

 


Donnerstag,
26. Juni 2008
20:00 Uhr
FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT
Das Filmforum in der Raumerweiterungshalle

Queens of Iron
Documentary from Latifa Sayadi
A portrait of 4 female blacksmithes (from France, Switzerland and Germany) and their work.
Length: 16.27 min
language: german, english subtitles
Production: 2004 - 2008

Three films from Ronen Abas Rao
Mirror/Lo Specchio , 2 minutes.
Entblößt, 15 minures.
Disappeared, 5 minutes.
With english subtitles.

   

Samstag,
21. Juni
2008
ab 14:00 Uhr
bis zur Dunkelheit



DRAWING WORKSHOP

Zine-Making-Sessions ------ Part 1 ---- Teil 1
Working collectively on image and text for our Zine-publication / Kollektive Arbeit an Bild und Text für unsere Zine-Publikation.
We have quite a big pool of materials, but feel free to bring your own / Wir haben ein Materialenpool, aber bring gerne auch deine eigene Materialen mit.

http://www.drawing-workshop.net
   

Donnerstag,
19. Juni 2008
20:00 Uhr

FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT
Das Filmforum in der Raumerweiterungshalle

Dead bodies: three films about both sides from Ugo Vouaux-Massel
La mort au tournant, 7'
Am Grabe, 7'
1/1^2 (dead+alive), 9'

three films from stephan talneau:
-jump from a plattform 3'
-moshi 3'
-back and forth 6'

   

12. Juni 2008
20:00 h

FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT
Das Filmforum in der Raumerweiterungshalle

VIDEO THEATRE
mit Arbeiten von /// including work by
The Fleischer Bros.
Charles Atlas
Andrew Kerton
Kate Bush and Joan Jonas
Shana Moulton
Bob Fosse

curated by
Andrew Kerton


7. Juni 2008
14:00 - dark



DRAWING WORKSHOP

Probably we'll be finishing the drawing we started on in the last 2 sessions, but even if you weren't there for these feel free to come along. We have a small pool of materials already, but bring your own materials as well.

ZEICHNEN WORKSHOP
Wahrscheinlich werden wir die Zeichnung der letzten Sessions fertig machen, aber ihr seid auch dann wilkommen, wenn ihr die letzten male nicht da wart. Bring gerne deine eigenen Materialen mit.........obwohl ein kleiner Materialpool vorhanden ist.

http://www.drawing-workshop.net

5. Juni 2008
20:00 h

FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT
Das Filmforum in der Raumerweiterungshalle

"SUCH A STRANGE TIME IT IS, MY DEAR ..."
Regie / Director: Mira Habibi
BRD / Germany 2007
79'
Farsi/meUT
Farsi/with English subtitles

"..we must hide our lights in dark closets.", Ahmad Shamloo wrote this line in July 1979 as part of a poem from which the film title was taken. During the revolution in Iran all protagonists of the film were involved with feminist and left wing politics. After the prohibition of many political opposition groups they were forced to keep their gatherings secret and continue working underground. In the 80s during the brutal cleanup by the Islamists all of them fled to West-Berlin. The director Mira Habibi builds a non-historical film narrative, she follows fragmentary lines. The interviewees talk about their idea of political work, the revolution, sexuality or migration.

"..we must hide our lights in dark closets.", schrieb Ahmad Shamloo bereits im Juli 1979, aus dessen Gedicht der Filmtitel entnommen wurde. Die Protagonistinnen des Films waren während der Revolution im Iran in der feministischen und linken Szene politisch aktiv. Mit dem Verbot vieler politischer Oppositionsgruppen mussten sie, um ihre Zusammenkünfte geheim zu halten, im Untergrund arbeiten. Sie flohen Anfang der 80er Jahre im Zuge der brutalen islamischen Säuberungsaktionen nach West-Berlin. Die Regisseurin Mira Habibi, baut ihre Filmdramaturgie nicht historisch-linear auf, sondern
folgt fragmentarischen Erzählsträngen, in denen die Interviewten über ihr Verhältnis zu politischer Arbeit, Revolution, Sexualität oder Flucht sprechen.

   
31. Mai 2008
1. Juni 2008
11-17:00 h
Workshop: Gewaltfreie Kommunikation

Gewaltfreie Kommunikation ist sowohl eine Haltung als auch eine konkrete Methode, die nach Wegen sucht Austausch und Verbindung möglich zu machen – im Konflikt wie im Alltäglichen, im Selbstgespräch, im Sozialen, im Politischen... Sie wurde von dem Psychologen und Aktivisten Marshall Rosenberg entwickelt und wird weltweit in sehr verschiedenen Kontexten eingesetzt. Ich habe sie sowohl mit einem eher persönlich/zwischenmenschlichen Fokus in einer Frauengruppe, als auch in einem stark politischen Kontext in einem Projekt mit Israelis, Palästinensern und Deutschen gelernt und bin sehr beeindruckt und überzeugt von ihrer Wirkmacht... ich würde Euch gerne „anfixen“ und zu einem zweitägigen Workshop einladen.
   
29. Mai 2008
20:00 Uhr

FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT
Das Filmforum in der Raumerweiterungshalle

KILLERDYKES AND FRIENDS
Videos, die zu dem Themenkompex GENDER-SEX-POLITICS in den letzten drei Jahren im Umfeld der Kunsthochschule Weißensee entstanden sind. Zu erwarten ist ein großartiges Programm sowie die Anwesenheit der allermeisten und meistens auch auskunfts- und gesprächsfreudigen Macher_innen und Mitwirkenden.

KILLERDYKES AND FRIENDS
a selection of videos dealing with issues of GENDER-SEX-POLITICS, mainly made by students from artschool Weißensee in Berlin within the last three years.
It is going to be a great program, most of the artist will be present and i hope we ll get to talk with them after the screening.

Killer Dykes In The Brain (10', D, 2007, Jenny Hauke, Kerstin Honeit)
Passing Suburbia (4', D, 2005, Beate Rathke, Christine Woditschka)
Sex The City (10', D, 2005, Anna Hoffmann-Petrovic, Jenny Hauke, Lena Baer, Sam Müther, Siegrid Steinhauer, Susanne Brauna)
Whitelake Academy (9', D, 2006, Jana Heilmann, Gilian Holt, Beate
Rathke)
Cambiar (14', D, 2007, Joana Coppi)
ohne Worte (0.30', D, 2006, Betti Horst)
Prinzenrolle (10', D, 2008, Jenny Hauke)
Jobmonster (3', D, 2005, ASV)
Pudels Kern (11', D, 2006, Emma Cattell, Kerstin Honeit)


25. Mai 2008
ab 14:00 h


DRAWING WORKSHOP
Eine Workshop-Reihe zum Experimentieren mit kollektiven Gestaltungspraktiken. Bring deine eigenen Materialen mit.... ein kleiner Materialpool ist vorhanden.

DRAWING WORKSHOP
A series of workshops to experiment with collective methods of making. Bring your own materials.... we have a small pool of materials already
   
23. Mai 2008
20:00 Uhr


YOU LL KNOW WHAT TO DO
happening at the halla

Enlarging Your Superpowers
For Longlasting Play
In Tableau
featuring
The Porter
MC Cabaret
The Hypnotizing Triplets
The Fighting Cats
and Big Band

facilitated by Ms Vaginal Davis

   
22. Mai 2008
20:00 h

FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT
Das Film-Forum in der Raumerweiterungshalle für Filmemacher_innen und Film-Liebhaber_innen

Zu Hause bei der Familie. Einblicke in den IKEA-Alltag
Ein Dokumentarfilm von
Benjamin Cölle, Juliane Hempel, Valeria Mujares, Matthias Starzer - 40'04''
Mehr Informationen zum Filmforum hier.

19.-23. Mai 2008
11-17:00 h

Machen oder sterben
Leben als Kunst. Kunst oder Leben.
mit Vaginal Davis
Music, Outsider Icon aus Los Angeles (USA)
Macht jetzt Kunst! Oder bringt euch um.
dies sind die Möglichkeiten unserer Zeit.
Öffnet all eure Löcher, lebt und atmet als eine Installation.
Lernt die Philosophie des Availabism Kembra Phahlers, vom geilen Horror Karen Blacks, sowie dem tatoo love god Ron Athey und der crazy japanese polka dot lady Yayoi Kusama. Ein intensiver Workshop, der in einem fluxus style/akshunist Happening kuminiert. WoW!!!!
Bringt Essen für ein Picknick mit!
Kontakt: lydiamonstre AT gmx DOT net
Ein Workshop finanziert vom ASV und Frauenbeirat Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee.

DO OR DIE

Life as art. Art or Life
with Vaginal Davis
music, outsider art icon from Los Angeles
Create art now! or Kill yourself.
those are your choices in the times we are living in.
Open all your holes, live and breath as an installation piece.
Learn the philosophy of Availabism as created by Kembra Pfahler
of the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, plus tatoo love god
Ron Athey and the crazy Japanese polka dot lady Yayoi Kusama.
An intense workshop culminating in a fluxus style/akshunist
Happening. WoW!!!!
Bring your favorite Picknick food for lunch break!
contact: lydiamonstre AT gmx DOT net
The Workshop is funded by ASV and Frauenbeirat Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee.
   
15. Mai 2008
FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT
Ein Forum für Filmemacher_innen und Film-Liebhaber_innen
Die Filmemacherin V.
Kirchenbauer zeigt:
o céu aterrou - exp - 14'07"
new walls - exp - 2'30"
madrid, el músculo - exp - 3'10"
freiheit in freiheit/moi je n'existe pas - exp - 5'42"
whiskeyne nacht - exp - 3'26"
la répétition - fiction - 4'33"


Das Film-Forum findet immer Donnerstags um 20:00 Uhr in der Raumerweiterungshalle statt. Die Filme beginnen um 21:00 Uhr.
Mehr Informationen zum Filmforum hier.

FILM BLICK AUGEN SCHNITT
A Forum for film-makers and film-lovers
The filmmaker V. Kirchenbauer shows:
o céu aterrou - exp - 14'07"
new walls - exp - 2'30"
madrid, el músculo - exp - 3'10"
freiheit in freiheit/moi je n'existe pas - exp - 5'42"
whiskeyne nacht - exp - 3'26"
la répétition - fiction - 4'33"


The film-forum takes places on thursdays at 20 h in the Raumerweiterungshalle. The films start at 21 h.
More information here
.
   
10. Mai 2008

DRAWING WORKSHOP
- 1. Termin: Kollektives Zeichnen
Eine Workshop-Reihe zum Experimentieren mit kollektiven Gestaltungspraktiken. Bring deine eigenen Materialen mit.... ein kleiner Materialpool ist vorhanden.

DRAWING WORKSHOP - 1st Date: Collective Drawing
A series of workshops to experiment with collective methods of making. Bring your own materials.... we have a small pool of materials already.
   
4. Mai 2008

Frühlingsmatinee:
Eröffnung der Saison 2008 in der Raumerweiterungshalle. Mit Kuchen, Musik und Sonne.
   
9. Feb. 2008

Belgrad Abschiedsfest

Mit dem Film "Sag nicht es sei dunkel" von Sebastian Bodirsky
   
   

12. Dez. 2007

 

Informelle Universität in Gründung - Kolloquium:
Was will Jacques Rancière eigentlich von Schiller?

Schillers "Briefe über die ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen" (1795) sind ein wichtiger Bezugstext für die ästhetisch-politische Theorie Rancières. Die Figur des "ästhetischen Zustands" ist geradezu zentral für deren anarchische Wirkungen.
Schiller seinerseits anthropologisierte die Theorie des Geschmacksurteils der "Kritik der Urteilskraft" (Kant 1790), die prägend für den von Anfang an auch politischen bzw. hegemonietheoretisch (Eagleton) relevanten Diskurs der philosophischen Ästhetik war.
Und was hat es mit den Seitenhieben auf sich, die Rancière immerfort gegen Bourdieu austeilt? Dieser nämlich meinte in seiner "Kritik der gesellschaftlichen Urteilskraft" (1979), das vermeintlich "interesselose Wohlgefallen" am Schönen (Kant) bedeute die "Leugnung des Sozialen" par excellence.
Mehr Informationen: http://www.jackie-inhalt.net/ranciere.htm

Oktober 2007

Die Raumerweiterungsalle zieht um. The Raumerweiterungshalle moves. From Berlin-Mitte to Berlin-Neukölln. Neuen Perspektiven entgegen wachsend.

 

 

16. Juni 2007


LOve HAZE
Performance Workshop
 
15. Juni 2007


Hallen-Kino: "based on a true story"

Walter Stokman geht in seinem Dokumentarfilm der Frage nach, wie der Film "Dog Day Afternoon" das Leben der echten Figuren beeinflusste und wie manipulativ der ehemalige Bankräuber heute noch ist. Der Film wurde der RaumErweiterungsHalle vom Regisseur zur Verfügung gestellt.

10. Juni 2007



Kritzel-Drawing-Workshop

 
3. Mai 2007


Informelle Universität in Gründung - Kolloquium:
Der ethnologische Blick auf Afrika

Gibt es so etwas wie einen „ethnologischen Blick“ auf Afrika?
Ausgehend vom Phänomen der so genannten „Völkerschau“ soll zunächst, in einer Rekonstruktion seiner historischen Entstehungsbedingungen, der ethnologische Blick als ein Konglomerat von Interpretationsmöglichkeiten und Beobachtungstechniken herausgearbeitet werden. Zu fragen wird weiterhin sein, ob und wenn ja: wie sich wesentliche Topoi eines solchen Blicks auch in sich als reflexiv verstehenden ethnologischen Filmen der 1950er bis 80er Jahre durchgehalten haben. Im Seminar sind Einsprüche, Ergänzungen und gegenwartsrelevante Diskussionen vorgesehen.
   
24. März 2007


IMPROV/[E].Abend
Hughes/Scherzberg/Wiese, Ludovic Fresse, Leo Mars
   
27. Aug. 2006


A contrasexual Space Opera by Vollfolles

   
14. Juli 2006


Streetartworkshop mit Künstler_innen aus Riga. Grafitti of social behavior with - Edgars - Lita - Maija - Födor - Evalena

   
17. Juni 2006


Opening für die Saison 2006 unter neuen Vorzeichen.
Die Raumerweiterungshalle hat den Kreis ihrer Mitglieder deutlich erweitert und will dadurch ein umfangreicheres Programm machen, das von mehr Leuten als bisher kuratiert und infrastrukturell unterstützt wird.
   

14. Juni 2006



Wer wird Superwurst?
Der Einbürgerungstest wird mit Eurer Hilfe zur Bühnensau. Workshop mit anschließender Aktion im WM-dominierten Raum. Von und mit der Freien Klasse Berlin
   
6. Juni 2006


Noise+Folk
Ish Marquez (nyc), Turner Copy (nyc), fancir (bln), Thanksgiving (Seattle), Cloudkiva (bln), unchained (nyc), Superbomberband (usa)
   
1. Dez. 2005



Informelle Universität in Gründung - Kolloquium:
(Post-) Koloniale Grenzdiskurse

Herzen der Finsternis: Filmschnipsel aus Kongo und Vietnam

   
26.-28.
August 2005


Bastel Spastel Workshop
   
9. Juli 2005


Eat it all to the top
Mit Candie Hank, Nora Blasko, Boywonder, Knifes+Forks, Bob Bronsky
   
19. Juni 2005


Brandwand-Kino: Alphaville von Jean-Luc Godard
   
22.-30.
April 2005


EuroMaydayWeek
Eine Woche voller Diskussionen, Workshops, Filme, Party und Vokü. Am 1.Mai 2004 zelebrierten 200000 Menschen in Mailand und Barcelona den ersten EuroMayDay in Europa. Eine farbige Parade, die unter den Bedingungen der Prekarisierung einen Raum der Subjektivität, Kommunikation und politischen Artikulation öffnet. 2005 findet nun auch der EuroMayDay in Hamburg statt. Natürlich sollen diese Ereignisse auch an Berlin nicht völlig spurlos vorübergehen.
Die maydayweek soll für den EuroMayDay in Hamburg und überall mobilisieren, den Prekarisierungsdiskurs vertiefen und verbreiten, der neoliberalen Prekarisierung von Leben und Arbeit mit vielfältigem und kollektivem Widerstand begegnen, Raum für Kreativität und Aktivismus bieten und in Berlin neue Prozesse linker Vernetzung anstoßen.
--> http://www.prekarisierung.de/mayday.htm
   
9.-15.
August 2004


Urlaub auf dem Mauerstreifen
Sommer-Akademie der Informellen Universität in Gründung
   
1. August 2004


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Buchpräsentation
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