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Radical Realities – Out Now @ transcript publishing

In my text “Towards a New Class Society: Volunteering and Internship at Transmedia Festivals” was published at the beginning of October 2021 in the great volume Radical Realities (Radikale Wirklichkeiten) by transcript. Even though it is primarily about theatre festivals, there are a lot of important and exciting texts about festival work, and cultural work Read the full article… »»»»

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Music Austria Interview on Club Culture: “We all have a lot of pressure in our everyday lives. The club helps us to deal with this”

mica-interview with BIANCA LUDEWIG 28 June 2021 BIANCA LUDEWIG has been researching club culture as a cultural anthropologist for years. She talks to Stefan Niederwieser about utopias, a communal love of music, stories that are missing and hard work at female:pressure to fight misconceptions. Heart of Noise 2014 / Lumisokea (c) Bianca Ludewig   Is Read the full article… »»»»

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KISMIF Conference Porto 7-10th of July 2021: Keep it simple make it fast, DIY Cultures and Global Changes

The fifth edition of the international KISMIF Conference ‘Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! DIY Cultures and Global Challenges’  takes place in Porto, Portugal, from 7 to 10 of July 2021 for the fifth time (previous editions held in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018) . This conference is open to artists, researchers and academics likewise who work Read the full article… »»»»

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Conference “Breaking Rules – European Hip Hop Meeting”, 11th-12th of September Rotterdam (NL)

On September 11th and 12th, 2020 the third edition of the European Hip Hop Studies Network Meeting will take place – live and online – in the Netherlands for the first time. And hip hop city Rotterdam will be hosting it. I am happy that I will be part of this exciting conference. Though it Read the full article… »»»»

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Anthology “New Age of Electronic Dance Music and Club Culture” Out Now!

I am happy to announce that “our” collective volume edited by Anita Jóri and Martin Lücke has been published. For everybody, but especially for them it was a long way to go. The book was published with Springer what I am not too happy about as authors loose most if not all of their rights Read the full article… »»»»

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Balance Club/ Culture Web-Festival May 20th 2020 // 22nd Input Hardcore Techno

I will do a videoinput about the history and aethetics of Hardcore Techno at/for  The Balance Club / Culture Festival on friday. Here you can access the festival content: balance.ifz.me/webedition2020/ The festival would have taken place in various clubs, concert venues and off-locations in Leipzig from 20⁠–24 May. With over 30 acts and as many Read the full article… »»»»

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Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger? Politics of Contemporary Techno. Panel @ Co]l[ab Vienna, February 13th 2020

I am participating in a discussion on how music spaces and activists can deal with a growing commercialization and cultural gentrification. It is gonna happen in a new space in 15th district, can’t wait to see it – more info towards the end… Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger? Politics of Contemporary Techno & Club Culture in Read the full article… »»»»

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CTM and transmediale 2020, 28 january -2 february, Berlin@HKW, Bethanien, Berghain and other venues

Another year went by too quick and again it is time for CTM festival and transmediale. Whereas transmediale is much older, and CTM was an attempt to strengthen the music as media art within transmediale, CTM became an independent festival and some people consider it one of the best festival for experimental music and club Read the full article… »»»»

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Lecture Performance @Lauter Lärm#9: Sa 12th October 2019, Venster99 Vienna

Another cooperation with TerrorNoiseIndustries. TNI (CH) brings Hedonist and Rage Reset of Bloody Fist Label (Australia) along to bass the Venster. DJ Balli (IT) will spin another of his just perfect hardcore sets, and so will Schirin (AT) und Grrrr (AT). Another local support is the label Fall Into Dry Lungs. The evenings kicks off Read the full article… »»»»

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Rediscovered: Documentary “The Empty Citycenter”, Hito Steyerl (1998)

At university we watched Hito Steyerl’s documentary “Die Leere Mitte” in a seminar, for the work on an article I wanted to quote now some passages from the film and watched it again. 2010 it was already a document of contemporary history, to see it eight years later was just as affective as the first Read the full article… »»»»

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Bookrelease: The Mo.ë records, 3rd of May Vienna

The Mo.ë Records. Documents of a Canceled Future. This book documents the former arts and music space mo.ë in Vienna and discusses issues related to gentrification and urban planning. It reflects on the invasive displacement of functioning arts spaces that are put up by the unpaid work of dedicated artists and activists which eventually leads Read the full article… »»»»

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Utopia and apocalypse in popular music: A case study on gabber and breakcore in Berlin. Out now!

“This Ethnography skteches a vivid image of the gabber and breakcore scenes in the 2010s in Berlin. It positions sound and sonic qualities in the center of its subcultural investigation. Music is understood as a sonic event and physical sensation and is analyzed in its social context.  Starting from the sonic, other layers related to Read the full article… »»»»

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Conference proceedings published: popmusic and transgression

In October 2016 the German Speaking Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM – D-A-CH) met in Graz – with 70 researchers of popular music attending, who discussed different aspects of popular music and transgression. In November 2018 the conference proceedings were published via the BIS Verlag. The publication is Read the full article… »»»»

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Presentation @ POP-POWER-POSITIONS: 3rd IASPM DACH-Conference @ Bern (CH) 18th-20th October 2018

ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE BRANCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR MUSIC (IASPM D-A-CH) University of Bern & Bern University of the Arts Partner: Norient – Network for Local and Global Sounds and Media We will do a panel at the conference: Club Cultures between difference, representation and cosmopolitism (Club Cultures zwischen Read the full article… »»»»

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Documentary The Cleaners, available on DVD by 08/24/2018

“A look at the shadowy underworld of the Internet where questionable content is removed. When you post something on the web, can you be sure it stays there? Enter a hidden shadow industry of digital cleaning where the Internet rids itself of what it doesn’t like – violence, pornography and – political content. Who is Read the full article… »»»»

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Festival as Lab – Cultural Practices and Potentials of Transmedia Festivals

This article was written in summer 2015 for the ECAS network publication “Networking Tomorrow’s Art for an Unknown Future” – documentation European Commission Culture Programme. It hasn’t been published as of yet. I am providing here up front the German original version as the publication will be in english translation. English Abstract: I sum up Read the full article… »»»»

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Simon Reynolds Discussion @ HU Berlin 3.12. & Book Launch @ HAU 4.12.2017

Simon Reynolds is visisting Berlin to present his recent book and discuss writing about popular music at the Humboldt University Berlin. Paneldiscussion „Writing as Performing Pop“ with Simon Reynolds, Sonja Eismann and Bodo Mrozek Medientheater of HU Berlin, Georgenstr. 47, 10117 Berlin// 19h// Free entrance Glam. Glitter Rock and Art Pop in the 1970s and Read the full article… »»»»

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Lecture “Hardcore Territories” @ CYNETART, Dresden 18.11.2017

 This is only available in German, please switch to that section by selecting it above on the right. More Infos: www.cynetart.org/2017/vortrag About cynetart here: www.cynetart.org »»»»

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Bookrelease: The Death of Graffiti, Possible Books

For everyone who seeks to find out about graffiti practices and its entanglements with the social, the economic, the arts and society at large. 33 Activists, Scientists and Practitioners discuss, analyse or reflect on the 50 year history of graffiti as a social and asthetical phenomenon of the present. The Death of Graffiti is finally Read the full article… »»»»

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Conference: TAG – name writing in public space 14.-15.09.2017, Berlin

A conference about tagging, in history and today Freie Universität Berlin, GSNAS/JFKI Lansstrasse 7-9, Berlin Written signatures, or tags, are the central element of graffiti culture, and the most widely practiced form of public art. Yet tagging has rarely been the subject of serious examination. The Tag Conference is a first attempt to conceptually frame Read the full article… »»»»

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Bookrelease: Compared to What. Pop zwischen Normativität und Subversion, 30.5.2017 Depot Wien

Dienstag, 30. Mai 2017, 19.00 Pop zwischen Normativität und Subversion Welche Rolle spielt das Subversive im Pop heute? Einerseits stellen Nische, Differenz und Abweichung zentrale Normen des Kapitalismus der Gegenwart dar, andererseits macht die Hegemonie kalkulierter Einzelirritationen das Antitotalitäre der Subversion attraktiv. Dass Widerstands-Rhetoriken gerade auch wieder unter Rechten Konjunktur haben, verkompliziert die Dialektik von Read the full article… »»»»

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Prolls mit Klasse

(Deutsch) WiseUp folgt diesmal der Figur des Prolls. Anlässlich des 50jährigen Jubiläums der Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) stellte Moritz Ege seine Dissertation “Ein Proll mit Klasse. Mode, Popkultur und soziale Ungleichheiten unter jungen Berliner Männern in Berlin” an der Universität Innsbruck vor. Das CCCS war ein kleines, aber bis heute in der Kulturwissenschaft einflussreiches Institut an der University of Birmingham, die in den 70er und 80er Jahren grundlegende interdisziplinäre Forschungen zu Subkultur und Popkultur vorlegten. Diese untersuchten kulturelle Erscheinungen unter Berücksichtigung von sozialstrukturellen Merkmalen wie class, race, gender. Moritz Ege befasst sich in seinem Vortrag und seiner ethnografischen Studie mit der Aktualität der CCCS Studien. Berliner Prolls mit Klasse hören auch deutschsprachigen HipHop, der als illustrativer Soundtrack, den Vortrag begleitet. Eine Einladung zur Suche nach den vielfältigen Facetten des Prolls und dem Proll in uns. »»»»

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