8 September 2015, 8pm
NK presents: Heart Beat Ear Drum – A film about Z’EV
SPEKTRUM, Bürknerstr 12, 12047 Berlin
The slightly older than my mother Californian percussionist/musician/performer/poet Z’EV is considered a pioneer of industrial music. His self-made objects/instruments and the sounds he produced with metal, plastic and other materials could be compared to the early Einstürzende experimentations – only, Z’EV did them first. He’s still active and kicking, e.g. he recently released on Boring Machines the results of his collaboration with another industrial music legend – the Italian Simon Balestrazzi. The director of the documentary Ellen Zweig followed, filmed and collected material about Z’EV between 2007 and 2013. The screening is presented by NK.
10 September 2015, 6pm
Jacob Appelbaum — SAMIZDATA: Evidence of Conspiracy
NOME, Dolziger Str. 31, 10247 Berlin
NOME is a new gallery that “operates between art, politics, and technology.” It involves a small team and a larger network of artists, activists, curators and researchers that have been working for quite a while with hacking practice, privacy/safety issues, cultural impact of new technologies and media and well, you got an idea already. The first show they presented in May – Paolo Cirio’s “Overexposed” – was really good and I am looking forward to this upcoming one, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli in cooperation with Disruption Network Lab (infact, there’s a related DNL event going on the days after the opening, you find more info at disruptionlab.org/samizdata)
10 September 2015, 10pm
GRAND JETÉ w/ Iron Curtis, André Lodemann, Chica Paula & The VSQ
OHM, Köpenicker Str. 70, 10179 Berlin
This next episode is deeeeeep – check the soundcloud links of the participating artists and get ready for some dark quality beats at OHM – you may have visited it recently on the occasion of Atonal 2015. The curator/producer of the Grand Jeté series Hanno Leichtmann will be djing – as it often happen with people and projects I appreciate, he’s active in several fields and contexts – for example a sound installation of his has just been featured in the festival Lifelines #4: Roedelius at HKW.
12 September 2015, 3pm
ACUD MACHT OFFENES HAUS
ACUD MACHT NEU, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin
Ach, these guys have already made so much that is hard to believe it’s been only a little bit more than one year. Live music – with a focus on psychedelia often crossing pop and electronica I dare to say – art exhibitions, club nights, screenings, lectures, workshops, open air street food parties, an online collective radio project, a cinema, a nice bar, co-working studios…The whole project showed to have its own style and personality and brought a lot of people to an area of Berlin that is indeed quite central yet not that hype anymore – and it’s also 15 walking minutes from my place, so thank you and gratuliere.