Archive for January, 2010

German Language Salon :: Freitags :: 18.00 – 22.00

January 27, 2010

Since I first set up shop in Berlin several years ago, it’s been a bit a of a challenge for me to learn the german language to the extent where I can effectively communicate in both writing and speaking.  At times, this lack of language skill has been frustrating and limiting; I’m sure some of you can relate to this especially if you find yourself living or hanging out with people who speak your native language.

So, during the past year I have been taking german lessons at school here in F-hain and I am finally starting to understand the structure and syntax, enough to communicate in german better.  After speaking with many german language teachers and students, I realized that having an evening of interesting social interaction, while speaking german, would be a good idea.  The idea is to get together a group of interesting people who would like to improve their german language skills with native german speakers who are interested in helping us learn.

Therefore, I would like to invite those of you who are interested in being part such an evening to attend the on Fridays, starting the 12th of Feb. here at Skizum Studios (Wühlischstr. 12, EG rechts);  For now, the event will be held on Fridays but feel free to suggest other days or times that may work better for you and we’ll see how things go.  The salon will be open from 6:00 until 10-ish.  Depending on how many people show up, the event will be held upstairs in our common room and or downstairs since we now have a nice gas heater that makes the cellar all toasty warm.

We have a projector and a dvd player so we can watch films or connect to a computer.  There are also some board games here but feel free to bring whatever entertainment media, snacks and beverages you would like to indulge in and/or share.

Scottie b

p.s. here’s the invite first invite i put together for the folks in my language school….

deutschsprachiger Stammtisch

Sehr geehrte Friedländer-Studenten und -Lehrer,

ich habe viele Studenten und Lehrer angesprochen, ob ein wöchentlicher deutschsprachiger Stammtisch eine gute Idee wäre. Ich bin damit auf ein großes Interesse gestoßen.

Deshalb lade ich alle Interessenten zum ersten Treffen am Mittwoch, den 27. Januar, in die Skizum Studios ein (Wühlischstr. 12, EG rechts), das ist in meinem eigenen „Erdgeschoss-Galarie-WG-Laden“, in unmittelbarer der Nähe der Friedländer-Schule.

Wir haben einen Beamer, um Filme sehen zu können und viele verschiedene Brettspiele. Aber Ihr könnt auch Eure Filme, Spiele etc. mitbringen. Der Abend beginnt um 19.30 Uhr.

Ihr können auch gern einen anderen Tag oder einen günstigeren Termin vorschlagen. Ich würde das gern in meine Planungen einbeziehen.

Ich freue mich über Euer Interesse.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,


Fiction :: An Art & Music Happening :: Fr. Jan. 15

January 9, 2010
We proudly invite you to a magnificent one-night only event, in a beautiful candle lit environment where you’ll encounter a quality assortment of film, art, music, people, drinks and more…

Creatives of all kinds: Let’s meet, experience, converse, drink, dance and play!
friday the 15th of January from 8PM @ Skizum Studios Berlin :: Wühlischstr. 12, F-hain :: entrance 3€

“the encounter: series is a traveling, independent venue for interaction between artists and a 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 – locally and online”.

2000 doors open
2100 der kleiner ensemble presents
“La jetée” – upstairs

In the Groove-a-torium – downstairs
fredrik blomqvist
sandra kolstad video premiere and live performance
2330 treasure factory – dance & music performance
dj skizum
0230 super special guest dj
0500 dj jouka

*”La jetée”, Chris marker’s awesome play with stills fom the sixties, is re-scored live in the lounge cinema by Jason Arsenault(CN), Bastian Stein(DE) and Dorthe Slej Pederson(DK)+.
*The film program features the world premiere of  Sandra Kolstads first official music video, “When I Wake” – a collaborative animation project by tatr prod.
*Also, renowned rock photographer Jennifer Eberhardt(DE) presents her new animation project.
*Throughout the evening our comfy lounge cinema screens a number of different shorts including works by Jonas Berlin(DK), Emil Falke(DK), Harald Fröysa(NO) and Karl Edvin Endresen(NO), Andreas Othell(DK, Maria Van Veen Aas (NO), Elisabeth Höiberg(NO), Nina Maria Küchler (DE), Kaia Kjos-Kendall (NO/US), Daniel Oslo (NO/IN), Joni Männikkö (SE/FIN) +

Nina Hove(NO) presents 3 versions of “three minutes in somebody’s life” [Photography, video and print]
Jennifer Eberhardt(DE) “birds and superheroes” [Photography]

Sandra Kolstad(NO) and her friends do a set around the launch of new music video music video.
Frederik Blomqvist(SE), Holme Thorstensen(SE), a double base (SE) and a guitar (SE) make their way down through a frozen northern Europe for the evening…and, of course, DJ Skizum + a secret SURPRISE, world famous, special guest dj will keep us a’dancing all night!!
A special note regarding our special guest: We´ve been sworn to secrecy because of certain issues regarding booking exclusivity and so on but I can tell you this, if you dig extremely well composed deep techy grooves with just the right touch of quirky cleverness then you´ll be more than satisfied with this performance…

Until then check our facebook event for updates

– scottie b & tatr