About that “Riesenparty” in Hasenheide park yesterday

Local news claim there was a “gigantic party” last night in Hasenheide park in Berlin. And that all hygenic regulations were ignored by 5000 guests, and that light systems were installed. Which is interesting to hear if you compare it with what really happened. We were passing by this alleged “Riesenparty” last night at 11…

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Club culture and guerilla/disguised marketing, a problematic tendency of the United We Stream campaign

The United We Stream campaign by the Club Commission Berlin and Reclaim Club Culture together with ARTE established a streaming format and fundraiser, which many celebrated as representing and supporting club culture in times when clubs are closed due to Corona. Early on they decided against big sponsors, we guess in order not to be…

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A new rave writing term for “driving”

  Some common techno writing attributes just make you shake your head, words like “driving” to describe the flow of a track. With a track like the one above by Henning Baer you can hear a big drum and a dark net, and a machinic rubbing. Another term for driving: unfolding of the pulling pattern.

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Hyperreality Review

The year is 2029, we are sitting in front of the prestigious cultural centre owned since some years by the Hyperreality Festival Foundation and we think back to the year 2019, when the first independent issue of the festival was held in the Austrian outback of the Vienna forest Wienerwald, up in a rural holiday…

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Fragmentary Notes on the Role of Love and Rave in the Plan of a General Sublation – 10 Years of Shituationism, the Annual Birthday Speech

There is no history we could write outside the concrete devastated desert of the financialized mechanics of gaze and groin, of grunts and grins. The smoke of a million burned cigarettes never sets on the plains of freedom of the dirty floor, the dirty ceiling and the very dirty four walls of the favorite bar…

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urban nation advertising shepard obey fairey

Unstoppable? An image of the 2010s in Berlin

A commercial wholetrain, with an adhesive design of the urban artist Shepard ‘Obey’ Fairey, who recycles socialist movement graphics from the past for his succesful imagery. “Unstoppable”: The powerful arrogance of urban art in alliance with money. This is an advertising for a semi-private museum about urban art in Berlin: Urban Nation. The museum is…

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