Berlin

In Performance: Piano Battle at Sophiensaele (Berlin)

Piano Battle Andreas Kern Vs. Paul Cibis AUGUST 11 2012 20:00 UHR Ort Festaal TICKETS The next time you deign to think yourself cooler than the next person, think again. Our world runs on the brainpower and talent of the classically uncool. While we’re sleeping off our hangovers, brigades of unappreciated geeky folk are busily honing skills the cooler kids don’t know the first thing about. Behind every smartphone we hold, piece of designer clothing we wear, and genius piece of music on our playlist is an expert nerd with such passion, dedication, and intellectual capacity it makes our mediocrity look everything but cool. It’s a geek-eat-geek world in the upper strata of the highly skilled and brilliant. And when two such class acts meet, us commoners better take cover and...

Featured: Hannah Hurtzig’s Mobile Academy (Berlin, Germany)

Hannah Hurtzig’s Mobile Academy has been realising projects with alternating partners, in which different narrative formats of communicating knowledge are put to the test. Since 2004, talks, dialogues, narratives and consultations have resulted in various film and sound archives on the theme of ‘Narratives of Places, Cities and Territories’. Examples of the kinds of work under Mobile Academy below. [singlepic id=241 w= h= float=] The Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge The event is structured so that visitors can book a 30-minute session with an expert of their choice, visiting a range of people and topics over the course of an evening. Hannah Hurtzig, the Berlin-based curator and dramaturge who began organizing the Blackmarket in 2005, calls it an ‘installation with over 10...

(NSFW) In Performance: Anne de Vries’s Ornament Enter at Creature Feature#2 (Berlin, Germany)

About Anne de Vries (Amsterdam/Berlin) From his Website: i embrace the digital photo revolution and i am eager to think of what new role photography has next to all other visual media. this makes me create performances, installations and happenings that become photographed and become part of the media. the transition between the actual happening into mediated representation interest me. in general my work as a staging photographer is the realization of thoughts in reality. by creating staged images with common everyday objects. and removing them from their original context and stylizing it, the artificiality of the mundane gets emphasized . . About Ornament Enter at Creature Feature #2 performed at Basso, Berlin Ornament Enter was a photographed staging by Anne de Vries performed as part o...

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