Archive for May, 2008

Film Screening: Sir! No Sir! (2005) :: Fri 30/05 @ 19.00 :: Free

May 28, 2008

Skizum Studios Berlin proudly Presents the refreshingly informative, and untold story, Vietnam era veterans and their critical role in ending the war. Darnell Stephen Summers, a Vietnam vet who appears in the film, will be on hand to make a short speech about the film before it screens and answer questions after the film is over.

The first 10 people to arrive will receive 3 free stickers of their choice from  Drinks and snacks will be available all night; people are welcome to stay after the film for an informal party.

“I’ve seen plenty of Vietnam era films and documentaries over the years but this one really presented me with an entirely new perspective on the situation that I found to be very informative and enlightening; especially if you compare the similarities of today’s conflicts in the middle east.” – Scottie B

Skizum Studio’s is located at Wühlischstr. 12 at the corner of Sonntagstr. in Friedrichshain

Potential Renaissance :: Free Event 16 May :: Call For Concepts 15 June

May 9, 2008

Potential Renaissance is the first of a series of projects to launch the search process for collaborators who wish to participate in the reincarnation of Skizum Studios; an online think tank to inspire, produce, support, showcase and document great conceptual thinking across a wide variety of disciplines.

The new Skizum Studios will be a home for promoting individual and collaborative conceptual projects for fun, art, and to create professional opportunities for participants while documenting their intellectual property.  Here is a link to the old site manifesto.  This is an opportunity to get involved at the root developmental level of Skizum or just as a general participant.

The First Event

The first Potential Renaissance event/party will be held in Berlin, Germany on May 16th 2008, at the Skizum Studios Berlin Residency (Wühlischstr. 12 – F’hain).  Attendees are invited to bring printed concept materials and/or produce concepts at the event with other attendees.  Entrance is free but you must RSVP to skizum.newyork(at) by May 15 to get on the guest list.

BBQ 20Urh – bring your own food for the grill
Concept sessions – All night
DJ 23Uhr – Johanna Rörby (Skizum Stockholm/Berlin) Minimal techno, Scottie B (Skizum Berlin/NYC) Mashup + special guest
Live – Nick Reddel (Skizum Berlin/Australia) + special guest

INFO (German and English): Call For Concepts – Round 1 deadline is June 15, 2008

Interactive Dance/Performance Art :: 8/5 – 11/5 :: 20Uhr

May 7, 2008

“INVITATION“ at In Girum… #5

An interactive dance installation at Dock 11, Berlin

Invitation is an interactive dance installation that breaks the boundaries between performer and audience. Dancers invite audience members to touch them anywhere on exposed skin. Audience members are free to touch or not to touch, to enter and leave the space, and to move through the installation at will.

The evening opens with the words: “This is an invitation to touch anywhere on exposed skin. You are free to touch, or not to touch. Please enter the space…“ posted on the wall. Dancers arrange and rearrange themselves, offering and withdrawing parts of the body as they compose their invitations to the audience. In the words of reviewer Adam Bliss, “As I moved about the installation, I was struck by the tenderness and intense concentration shared by dancers and touchers alike”.

When: 08.05.08-11.05.08, Entrance anytime 8:00 to 10:00 pm

Where: Dock 11

Kastanienallee 79

10435 Berlin

Cost: 10 Euros, 8 Euros for students

      • Who: Rachel Brooker (Choreography), Laura Mello (Music), Kosei Takasaki (Video) and Dancers
    Contact: Rachel Brooker
    Mobile: +49 177 3 18 93 46