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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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Earth Strike – There is no Planet B, 27th September 2019 Wien

Today a star march took place in Vienna from 3 points (Praterstern, Westbahnhof, Hauptbahnhof) to Karlsplatz. The demos passed symbolic places for politics (Ministry of Transport), economy (Chamber of Commerce) and science (House of the Sea). I joined one of the demonstration flows at Margaretenstraße. Surrounded by many U20 people, who chanted well-known chants (Antifaschista/ Read the full article… »»»»

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Review ChaosCommunicationCamp 08/2019 @Ziegeleipark, Germany, Earth, Milky Way

The CCCamp2019 takes place every four years and was materialized in August in Brandenburg. As a lecture on “20 Years of Camp” (subtitles available) clearly showed, the CCCamp is a fusion of “open air and hacker culture”, if not rave and hack. One of the active members of the Chaos Computer Club Hamburg, Tim, was Read the full article… »»»»

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Interview with Viennese Duo EsRap online at Music Austria

“Tschuschistan is everywhere where the diaspora is at home” – says ESRAP in mica (Music Austria) interview After a felt eternity, countless appearances, several mixtapes and digital releases, the debut album “Tschuschistan” (Springstoff) by ESRAP was released on 28 June 2019. The siblings ESRA and ENES ÖZMEN break as a duo not only with gender Read the full article… »»»»

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Takeover Street Art & Skateboarding @ Wien Museum July 5th-September 1st 2019

The exhibition “Takeover” on skateboarding and street art opened yesterday with the vernissage at the “old” Wien Museum on Vienna’s Karlsplatz. The exhibition is a kind of temporary use before the Wien Museum is rebuilt and enlarged. The exhibition on “Red Vienna” and staff have already moved to Felderstraße 6-8 in the 1st district. Yesterday 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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35C3 Refreshing Memories, Leipzig 27th-30th of december 2018

CHAOS COMMUNICATION CONGRESS REVIEW For the second year we joined forces with Reclaim Club Culture (RCC) at the congress which was again an exceptional experience! For those who don’t know: This Hacker Meeting is organized by the Chaos Computer Club which was founded in 1981. The annual congress was launched in 1984. In the past Read the full article… »»»»

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Frankenstein or the 8 bit Prometheus, 26th of September 2018 Book presentation @ Echo Books

Cultural anthropologist and music journalist Bianca Ludewig introduces dj/producer Riccardo Balli who will talk about his Frankenstein, or the 8 Bit Prometheus ChiliComCarne.com editions, 2018. About the book/ from book back cover: -1818 First edition of Mary Shelley’s classic: Frankenstein – 2018 Frankenstein gone mad: the many horrifying uses of technology, such as Web 2.0 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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Experimental music festivals in Austria – Part I: DONAUFESTIVAL , Krems 27.4.- 6.5.2018

In Austria there are plenty of festivals that showcase experimental and (post-)club music. Plus something else. In the following series I will discuss three of them. They happen in springtime: donaufestival, hyperreality and the heart of noise festival. This will happen at different platforms. Part I is published on the blog of the shituationist institute: Read the full article… »»»»

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Superbooth, 3.-5. Mai 2018 @ Berlin FEZ Wuhlheide

Sorry this article is only available in German language. But you can find english infos, programme and past press articles about superbooth here: https://www.superbooth.com »»»»

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Best of WiseUp 2018 #2: Rerun 3/2005 – Mike Patton

  We continue the Rerun-issues 2018 with a show that was done long ago in March 2005 and transmitted via the free radio station in Hamburg FSK, where wiseup-radio started. It features an interview with Mike Patton about his album with the turntablists X-Ecutioners which was released back then, and it also features a short Read the full article… »»»»

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Wiseup 12/2017 END OF THE YEAR REVIEW: Releases & Festivals 2017

  In this Review Wiseup looks at the releases of the past year and plays its selection. Also Wiseup will review 2017 by looking back briefly at the visited festivals of the past year, which have been exactly 12, so I per month at average, starting in January with CTM Berlin and ending in December Read the full article… »»»»

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Hardcore Territories, feature by bauhaus.fm

Feature by the experimental radio of Bauhaus University Weimar on our Input at Cynetart Festival: The lecture is in German. Vortrag „Hardcore Territories“   »»»»

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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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WiseUp 10/2017 female:pressure – Monika Werkstatt – Baba Vanga @ Mixcloud

End of August the network female:pressure presented their new facts counting on female presence in electronic music festivals at Pop-Kultur Festival Berlin. WiseUp cut-up some excerpts on the outcome of the survey. In October WiseUp made a trip to UH Festival in Budapest, a festival for adventurous music, where Monika Werkstatt played the opening concert Read the full article… »»»»

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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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Opening Urban Nation Street Art Museum, Berlin 16.-17.9.2017

An impossible museum becomes reality, and let’s just hope the art will be better than the promotional text on their website, which is full of neoliberal vocabulary. As in their main slogan  “Connect. Create. Care.” More of those commercial buzzwords are to be found allover their homepage: “The vision of a global art community, a 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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Writing the Memory of the City – Thomas Wiczak

Thomas Wiczak is one of the co-publishers of the book “Writing the Memory of the City”. He was involved in important group actions in Berlin and activities like Jazzstylecorner or the Outsides exhibition. During the work on his book he decided to no longer work on the streets and write his name. His text describes trains of thought instead, no trains of metal. His article describes the cessation as an existential part of writing. »»»»

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Writing The Memory Of The City – Daniel Tagno

(Deutsch) „Die Erkenntnis der Notwendigkeit von Reanimation“ in „Writing The Memory Of The City“ zeigt die Entwicklung und Dualität des Bombers COST und dem Künstler Daniel Tagno. Wenn der wilde Writer COST in Aktion ist, kommt Daniel Tagnos rastloser Geist zur Ruhe. Dennoch entsteht auch Angst, wenn der Writer auf den eher weichen Künstler trifft. Oft haben beide unvereinbar scheinende Wünsche. Deshalb schreibt Tagno einen Liebesbrief an seinen Alter Ego COST. Diese persönliche Perspektive auf einen inneren Konflikt, kann auch stellvertretend für viele Künstler in dem Buch verstanden werden. Weil Tagno eine Brücke vom klassischen Train-Writing zum Kunstbetrieb schlägt, ist er der erste vorgestellte Künstler in dem Buch von Markus Mai und Thomas Wiczak, das Ende letzten Jahres beim Dokument Förlag erschien. »»»»

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