„Berlin is to electronic music what Florence was to Renaissance art: crucible, arbiter, patron.“
(Nick Paumgarten, Berlin Nights, The New Yorker, 3/2014)
Techno was the youth culture that united East and West in Berlin after the fall of communism in East Germany. After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, unused plots of land and buildings were ready to be filled with new life by clubs, bars, galleries, workshops and studios. Berlin became the epicenter of a new club culture which attracted international attention with clubs and later with the Love Parade. The club scene was given another boost at the beginning of the last decade. Thousands of Techno tourists were attracted into the city every weekend by cut‐price European flights, a new wave of clubs like Bar 25, Watergate and the Berghain – and parties that never seemed to end. Artists, label operators, party organizers and promoters from all over the world moved to Berlin, constantly contributing new ideas for the city’s sound – a development that continues to this day.
Curated by Heiko Hoffmann and Alfons Hug, Club Berlin brings these impulses to Singapore – with photography and electronic music that will transform DECK, a container arts space, for the month of March.
Presented in way to engage both sight and sound, the public will see photographs of the Berlin Club culture of the 90s by Martin Eberle, accompanied by music by renowned DJs Rodhad (Dystopian), Head High, Massimiliano Pagliara, Answer Code Request, Tale Of Us, David August and Modeselektor. In addition is the Boiler Room, a video on the underground music platform with performances of DJs La Fleur, Len Faki, Discodromo, Sarah Farina, Mano Le Tough, Lucy.
Exhibition Dates: 3 March – 5 April 2016
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12noon – 7pm, Sunday 12noon – 5pm
Opening Reception: 4 March 2016, 7pm – 9pm
Afterparty: 4 March 2016, 9pm – 3am
Tickets: $15 presale, $20 at the door, Above 18 years only
Talk by photographer Martin Eberle: Temporal Space in the Urban City
5 March 2016, 2pm – 3.30pm
Dialogue with Sven Marquardt: Berlin Subculture: Berghain
5 March 2016, 4pm – 6pm
Venue: DECK, 120A Prinsep Street, Singapore 187937
When: 3 Mar - 5 Apr 2016,