17.00 doors open
17.20: Welcome by Somerset House Studios’s Director Marie McPartlin and curator Estela Oliva.
17.30 – 18.20
/ NEW SPACES /
From London to Berlin to the Virtual Realm, what are the new spaces where alternative and independent club culture can thrive in the cities? What is the role of these spaces in supporting new ideas and promoting forward thinking values? Should we explore other models like community-run, crowdfunded spaces as an alternative to for-profit clubs? How can new technologies contribute to making club culture more accessible?
17.30: The Creative Footprint by Lutz Leichsenring
A new project to develop the world’s first index of creative space and advocate for the value of nurturing vibrant arts scenes in the cities.
17.45: Berlin Community Radio
Berlin’s online radio platform for new forms of music and creativity from the Berlin scene.
18.00: Bala Club
London based itinerant club and music label exploring radical new sounds and aesthetics.
/ CITY FUTURES /
How can London and Berlin learn from each other to create new cultural standards?
A conversation between the London Night Tsar and a representative from the Berlin Clubcommission discussing how to foster the development of an enriching club culture in the cities. How can London and Berlin learn from each other to create new standards? What actions could be taken to protect and foster the development of the underground culture? What is the role of the institution?
Amy Lame, Night Czar, Mayor of London
Lutz Leichsenring, Berlin Clubcommission
Moderated by Adam Bychawski (The Quietus, Vice, The Guardian).
Club Rothko VR, 2017 (Virtual Club)
LaTurbo Avedon, Internet
Studios virtual resident artist-avatar LaTurbo Avedon presents a new piece of her virtual nightclub Club Rothko. The new virtual reality component will introduce viewers into the club experience in the virtual space.
Berlin Mirror (2042 Retrospective), 2016.
Lawrence Lek, UK
Berlin Mirror is a site-specific virtual tour of the 20142 Berlin Biennia at KW Berlin where fictional artist Daniela Graham weaves together her practice in video and installation art, her early life in Berlin, and the relationship between history and her four site-specific works at the Berlin institution.
Commissioned for: Secret Surface at KW Berlin. Curated by Ellen Blumenstein
Berghain Trainer, 2016
Vinzenz Aubry & Fabian Burghardt, DE
Berghain is supposed to be the most difficult club to get into. This is an interactive trainer to practice entering the infamous nightclub. You'll be walking along the queue and speak to the bouncer. Face and speech recognition will be judging your answers.
Credits: Concept, Design, Development: Vinzenz Aubry & Fabian Burghardt, Filming: Franz Becker, Actor: Sven Gelhaus
19.30-20.15: Berlin Community Radio (DJs: Sarah Miles, Linda Lee)
20.20-20.35: Bala Club LIVE
20.35-22.00: Beatrice Dillon (London - DJ Set)
22.00-23.30: Laurel Halo (Berlin - DJ Set)
23.30-00.30: Berlin Community Radio (DJs: Sarah Miles, Linda Lee)