Archive for November, 2009

An evening of film accompanied by live music :: Mi Dez 2 – 20.00

November 30, 2009

Das Keiner Ensemble (Jason Arsenault & Sven Magnussen) Presents :

Chelovek’s kino-apparatom -Der Mann mit der Kamera

“This playful film is at once a documentary of a day in the life of the Soviet Union, a documentary of the filming of said documentary, and a depiction of an audience watching the film. Even the editing of the film is documented. We often see the cameraman who is purportedly making the film, but we rarely, if ever, see any of the footage he seems to be in the act of shooting! “

Where: Skizum Studios, Wühlischstrasse 12. Enter through the Storefront Door to the left of the main entrance.

Time: Doors open at 8p.m., Show starts at 9p.m..

Entrance: 2 Euro Minimum Donation.



Ausstellung & Soiree :: Jazz Band + Dj :: Do, 19.11 – 20.00

November 15, 2009


While most of the city is still experiencing a Mauerfall overkill hangover we are about to celebrate the building of a new wall here at Skizum (MAP) that opens up the border between our gallery upstairs and our event space downstairs.

Our first official reunification event, “Encounter Berlin”, comes to us from tatr productions based in Oslo.  We’ll be screening video works all night long upstairs from international artists.

Starting at 21.00 (sharp) downstairs, I will be performing a theatrical lecture based on the theme of social sustainability with accompaniment by Florina Speth (electro cello) and Phil Cooksey (piano).  Later in the evening jazz vocalist extradinaire Sandra Kolstad and her band will be perform a couple of swinging sets.  In between live sets you can expect to hear some tasty grooves playing on the turntables.

The evening will also feature a live painting installation performed by Maria Torres Subira, a documentary installation of over 500 photos documenting the most recent “encounter” series event.


Sense of dictance – Kaia Kjos-Kendall, NO/US

Terezin, 1944 – Raquel Stern, US

Mumbai express – Virgile van Ginneken, FR

TBA – Olja Koslova, RU

Audiatour – Daniel Oslo, NO/IN

encounter:oslo – tatr prod – collab Intl.

Studio II – tatr prod – collab Intl.

Coconut – tree of life – Les Intouchables, FR/NO/IN

A Special message from the folks at tatr…..

Point of reference: The “encounter:” series is a traveling, independent venue for interaction between artists and presentation of their work. Emphasizing independently produced material, we aim to provide an alternative, friendlier mode of exposure and distribution for creatives of all disciplines, both locally and online.

Last season tatr production were based in Oslo, Norway, organizing several exhibits and productions. An effort culminating in the magnificent collaborative piece “ecounter:oslo”. Check out our online channel to see the piece and trailers for some of the other titles. Enjoy 🙂

Now we’re here in the city of beautiful, peace loving creatives, and we are more than proud to present the first of this winters series of events. In collaboration with Skizum Studios in Friderichshain, we invite you to a laid back, interdisciplinary one-night-only experience.

Save Berlin :: 3 Day Festival :: Nov 13 – 15

November 10, 2009

Save Berlin flyer

Save Berlin is a three-day festival of art, music, film and performance in and around the disused swimming pool of Stattbad Wedding (MAP) which aims to catalogue and present ideas about the urban condition of Berlin.  How is the city changing and what can be done to guide that change in ways that are good for the soul of the city?  A German and Turkish description of the event can be found online on the Save Berlin website.

There will be three floors of exhibitions, live performances, installations, films, parties, food and drinks.  Architects, artists, performers, musicians, and other imaginative Berliners will present their ideas and visions. They’ll be revisiting the past, challenging the present and showing their alternatives for the future – in the form of concrete proposals and artistic works.

For my part, I will be performing a theatrical lecture commenting on gentrification and social sustainability with accompaniment by electro cellist Florina Speth in the deep end of an empty swimming pool while bathing in video projections on Sunday, the 15th at 5pm.  Check out the rest of the schedule for other events and festivities:

Friday 13 November:

6 PM till late: Art Vernissage and Opening party with performances, live music and DJs: Brian Mitchell – Guitar, Gosia Winter, Fay Alice Studio, The White Noise Supremacists, The Gecko, Distress, The Shaidon Effect

Saturday 14 November:

12 PM: Saturday Souk – big Berlin bazaar in and around the pool featuring vintage, art, handmade and homemade products sold by Berliners – entertainment by DJ Flohmarkt who will be selling his record collection!

6 PM: Film and discussion evening: documentary film Nicht-Mehr, Noch-Nicht kicks off a panel discussion on urban policies since the fall of the Berlin Wall, including the current challenges and alternatives for the future.

7:30 PM: Panel discussion with Jakob Tigges (The Berg, Mila Burö), Daniel Dendra (architect, anOtherArchitect), Ares Kalandides (branding expert and urban sociologist, INPOLIS and CREATE BERLIN) and Michael LaFond (architect and city planner, eXperimentcity)

9 PM till late – party with performance, live music and DJs: Wynton Kelly Stevenson, DAYE, Les Haferflocken Swingers

Sunday 15 November:

12 PM-2 PM: Save Berlin Brunch Buffet. Just €5 for a banquet of homemade food.

12 PM-2 PM: ExtremBasteln: while parents eat, kids build their ideal Berlin in miniature, helped by two Berlin artists – meeting in the pool!

5 PM: Presentation by Scott Bolden, with Florina Speth (Cello)

6 PM: Cabaret 2029: Gabriel Walsh hosts an extravaganza of independent Berlin talents including Bridge Markland and Lady Gaby plus the spectacle of DogWalk, a combination fashion show and boxing match. The Cabaret is the closing party and shouldn’t be missed!