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Twoone: 100 Faces

After his residency at Urban Spree in July, Twoone is having a solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne. 100 Faces presents 100 portraits on canvas made by the Japanese artist over the past 2 years, since he relocated to Berlin in 2014.

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“It all started when I began to capture people that I saw or met in the streets, public transport, bars, and cafes in my little sketchbook’s, using color pencil, and with my Olympus PEN EE-3 and Olympus PEN Trip, analog camera’s given to me by my friends and family.
I officially commenced work on this project when I left Melbourne in 2014 to relocate to Berlin, Germany and before that I had an extended stopover with my family in Japan. During this time a studio space wasn’t available for me to be able to make my larger works so I started to make my small watercolor pieces, without any intention to make this the large series that it is now.
I arrived in Berlin in April 2014, where I started to travel much more than ever thanks to the offers of mural projects and exhibitions all over Europe and abroad.

 

 

I was painting subjects that I saw in newspapers and magazines and then I started to feel the need to collect / or find my own subjects because after a while I struggled to find enough thought provoking images in this material, and I had a sort of feeling that I needed to record images from my real life experiences.
My practice of capturing people in public, then translated from my A5 Sketchbook to larger watercolor paintings which started to become my everyday habit, as I visited many new places, and could meet new people passing by, it became one of the important ways for me to capture not just the person I was drawing but also to capture that time and atmosphere of each place that I visited.”

The exhibition opens on October 21st until October 30th in Melbourne.

info@backwoodsgallery.com

Twoone is also releasing a limited edition book with the 100 portraits, designed by Timba Smits. The book is a companion to the Berlin 2014-2016 published by Urban Spree and available here.

 

 



Night Shift ft. Fragrance.

𝔉𝔬𝔯𝔢𝔫𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔰 presents: Night Shift

The sun comes down and with it the day shift comes to an end. It is time for the night shift to take over.

Creatures of the night, replicants, angelic faces and spectators hungry for strangeness give themselves to the carefreeness of the 80s in a club turned for a night into a house of the underground.

For its sixth edition, Night Shift warms up for the winter and invites new faces to its stage, including a friend of the 𝔉𝔬𝔯𝔢𝔫𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔰 collective straight from Paris: Fragrance.

On the program: Fragrance LIVE, Drag Shows, New Wave, Synthpop, Dark Wave, Goth, Minimal Wave, EBM, Post-Punk, Italo-disco and Retro Wave.

Night Shift is a LGBT+, hetero-inclusive bimestrial event.
We pride ourselves on being a safe space for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their allies.
All of our DJs and our drag performers are individuals who identify as being part of a counter-culture and our drag shows also fall under the umbrella of our music genres for a complete immersive experience.

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► LINE-UP ◀︎

LIVE:

❯ Fragrance. [Paris]
Fragrance. is a project founded by Matthieu Roche in Paris at the end of 2015, as an outlet for his anxieties & fascinations. His music is always on the edge between melancholic synthpop and dark & dancing electronics, where his heady soft vocals meet catchy 90’s influenced beats.

https://fragrancemusic.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/thisisfragrance
Listen to “Collapse”: https://youtu.be/ew68HYcsJzg

DJ SETS:

❯ Al Niklaus (𝔉𝔬𝔯𝔢𝔫𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔰) [Berlin] (New Beat, Acid 90’s, EBM, Retro Wave, Dark Synth)
https://soundcloud.com/al-niklaus
❯ Aurelia Dinamita (Trash Me) [Berlin] (Cold Wave, Dark Wave, Post-punk, EBM)
https://soundcloud.com/aurelia-dinamita
❯ DJ INEPT Pernicious [Berlin] (Dark Wave, Minimal Wave, EBM, Industrial)

DRAG SHOWS:

❯ Ghōst [Berlin]
https://www.instagram.com/ghostelektra/
❯ Absinthia Tulosba [Berlin]
www.instagram.com/absinthia_absolut/
❯ Antina Christ [Berlin]
www.instagram.com/antina_christ/

PROJECTIONS

❯ Reality Pill
https://www.instagram.com/realitypill/

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD, 2018
00H00 – 06H00+

URBAN SPREE (RAW-Area)
Revaler Str. 99 / Warschauer Str.
10245 Berlin
www.urbanspree.com
www.facebook.com/urbanspree

Sign up for our newsletter to be kept informed of our news, latest events and future projects: http://eepurl.com/dIKIrT

Flyer by Mika Soula.



Night Shift ft. Paradox Obscur + Open Drag Stage

𝔉𝔬𝔯𝔢𝔫𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔰 presents: Night Shift
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
00H00 – 06H00+
URBAN SPREE

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The sun comes down and with it the day shift comes to an end. It is time for the night shift to take over.

Creatures of the night, replicants, angelic faces and spectators hungry for strangeness give themselves to the carefreeness of the 80s in a club turned for a night into a house of the underground.

On the program: Paradox Obscur LIVE, Drag Shows, New Wave, Synthpop, Dark Wave, Goth, Minimal Wave, EBM, Post-Punk, Italo-disco and Retro Wave.

For its fifth edition, Night Shift comes back from a long summer break with a bang! We’re going back to our original format with one room but are tripling our stage performances.
The live stage will be taken over by very special international guests: emblematic Greek duo Paradox Obscur!

Paradox Obscur were formed in January 2014 by Toxic Razor & Kriistal Ann in order to step into a more minimal direction than their previous projects and haul a diverse universe consisting of dark hardware synthesizers under a cold drape of spiraling electronics.
Their live shows are characterized by the raw energy and extended passionate female vocals.

Listen to Dark Fortress:

On the drag stage, our hostess Ghōst will be joined by fresh faces of the Berlin drag scene. They will have the pleasure of sharing their art with you, some of them for the very first time, and offering you a show always darker but always more fun!

At the DJ booth, our resident DJs Al Niklaus and Inept Pernicious will be joined by Mr. Manic.
They will take you back to the sweet effervescence of the 80s with New Wave, Synthpop, Dark Wave, Goth, Minimal Wave, EBM, Post-Punk, Italo-disco and Retro Wave beats.

Night Shift is a LGBT+, hetero-inclusive bimestrial event.

We pride ourselves on being a safe space for LGBTQIA+ individuals, their allies, and women: our team consists predominantly of female-identified and queer-identified folks.
All of our DJs and our drag performers are individuals who identify as being part of a counter-culture and our drag shows also fall under the umbrella of our music genres for a complete immersive experience.

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► LINE-UP ◀︎

LIVE:
❯ Paradox Obscur [Greece]
https://paradoxobscur.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/paradox-obscur

DJ SETS:
❯ Al Niklaus (𝔉𝔬𝔯𝔢𝔫𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔰) [Berlin] (New Beat, Acid 90’s, EBM, Retro Wave, Dark Synth)
https://soundcloud.com/al-niklaus
❯ DJ INEPT Pernicious [Berlin] (Dark Wave, Minimal Wave, EBM, Industrial)
❯ Mr. Manic [Berlin] (New Wave, Synth-pop, Minimal Wave)

DRAG SHOWS:
Open drag stage hosted by Ghōst [Berlin]
https://www.instagram.com/ghostelektra/
❯ Achilles Knight
www.instagram.com/achilles_knight/
❯ Beau Blonde
www.instagram.com/beau.blonde/
❯ Claire Voyance
❯ Egon Einhorn [Berlin]
www.instagram.com/egon.epunkt/
❯ Grace Oni Smith
www.instagram.com/grace_oni_smith/
❯ Lucyfer
www.instagram.com/lovemelucyfer/
❯ Nicole M’Pikole
www.instagram.com/nicolempikole/
❯ Purrja
www.instagram.com/purrjaa/
❯ Rosetta Brown
www.instagram.com/mrs.rosettabrown/
❯ Simonetta

FLASH TATTOOS
❯ Shaltmira [Berlin]
www.instagram.com/shaltmira/

PROJECTIONS
❯ Reality Pill
https://www.instagram.com/realitypill/

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URBAN SPREE (RAW-Area)
Revaler Str. 99 / Warschauer Str.
10245 Berlin
www.urbanspree.com
www.facebook.com/urbanspree

Free entrance before 1AM for drag queens, drag kings, club kids and the most extravagant batcave looks.

Flyer by Mika Soula.

 

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Night Shift premiere ft. Petra Flurr

Lenny Cartwright presents: Night Shift
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13th 2018
23H30 – 06H00
URBAN SPREE

Night Shift is a LGBT+, hetero inclusive bimestrial event.


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Berlin, there’s a new Queer party in town. And it is going to be DARK.

The sun comes down and with it the day shift comes to an end. It is time for the night shift to take over.

Creatures of the night, replicants, angelic faces and spectators hungry for strangeness give themselves to the carefreeness of the 80s in a club turned for a night into a house of the underground.

On the program: Live Concert, Drag Shows, New Wave, Synthpop, Dark Wave, Goth, Minimal Wave, EBM, Post-Punk, Italo-disco and Retro Wave.

For its premiere, Night Shift is honoured to welcome to its stage a staple of Berlin goth and queer night life : Petra Flurr, for a live concert.
Petra Flurr consider themselves a provocateur and self-destroyer. They started doing music back in 1996 with experimental projects collaboratng with artists between Berlin and Madrid.
Petra Flurr is an queer, feminist and animal activist who fights for their beliefs through their music influenced by the late 70s and early 80s (Synth, NdW, Punk).
You might also know them as being the renowned producer of events such as Sabbat and the Warsaw Radical Queer Festival from 2008 to 2011.

At the DJ booth, our resident DJs will take you back to the sweet effervescence of the 80s with New Wave, Synthpop, Dark Wave, Goth, Minimal Wave, EBM, Post-Punk, Italo-disco and Retro Wave beats.

On the drag stage, our hostess Ghōst will be joined by Antina Christ and Bambi Mercury to bring you the craziest and darkest drag show you have ever seen.

We pride ourselves on being a safe space for LGBTQIA+ individuals, their allies, and women: our team consists predominantly of female-identified (gay, bi or straight) and queer-identified folks.
All of our DJs and our drag performers are individuals who identify as being part of a counter-culture and our drag shows also fall under the umbrella of our music genres for a complete immersive experience.

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DJ SETS:

Al Niklaus [Berlin] (New Wave, Synthpop, New Beat, EBM, Minimal Wave, Retro Wave)
https://soundcloud.com/al-niklaus
Bunker Bal [Paris] (New Wave, Synthpop, Synthwave, Goth, Post-Punk)
https://soundcloud.com/bunker-bal
► Inept Pernicious [Berlin] (Dark Wave, Minimal Wave, EBM, Industrial)
https://www.mixcloud.com/ineptpernicious/

LIVE:

Petra Flurr Official [Berlin]
https://soundcloud.com/petra-flurr

DRAG SHOWS:

Ghōst [Berlin]
https://www.instagram.com/ghostprogram/
Bambi Mercury [Berlin]
https://www.instagram.com/bambi_mercury/
Antina Christ [Berlin]
https://www.instagram.com/antina_christ/

VISUALS:

Reality Pill
https://www.instagram.com/realitypill/

Flyer by Mika Soula.

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Kid Cash interviewed by Widewalls ahead of his solo show

Kid Cash was interviewed by Widewalls ahead of his solo show “Very Necessary” at Urban Spree.

Widewalls: Let’s start with the title of the show at Urban Spree, “Very Necessary”. It points out the necessity of showing street artworks in a gallery context: what can you tell us about this necessity?

KID CASH: At the end of the 1970s, the works of graffiti artists like Dondi, Lady Pink and Futura were exhibited in galleries. From today’s perspective it seems that the undertaking didn’t work. Around 2005 there was a veritable street art boom and again, there was the will to bring art from the streets into galleries. This development is still going on. Some artists have managed to exhibit their works regularly in white-cube galleries. But in my view, their reputation as „being authentic“ results from their work in public spaces. One fundamental finding is for me that it’s hardly possible to bring authenticity from the streets into the gallery. The reason for this is that is very simple: The space is just different. That’s why the artworks in galleries differ so much from those in the streets. I chose this simple fact to become the theme of my exhibition.

I want to describe an example: When I paint on a wall in the street, the wall tells me some stories. It is full of traces and has different surfaces. It is raw, full of holes, rock-hard, sprayed, and also full of insects. On the streets, people just take a glimpse at walls. The viewers pass by quickly and therefore the murals are quickly recognisable. They were painted to be seen from a distance or sometimes only for being photographed only. That’s why they tend to be relatively rough.

In contrast, when I paint on a canvas in my studio, the canvas is usually smaller than the walls outside in the streets. The surface of the canvas is smooth and it gives way. The fine structure is perceptible. At an artwork hanging in a gallery can be looked at from very close and intensively. The exhibition visitors can take a lot of time to look at the artworks.

For me it’s clear that my artworks on canvases differ from those I paint on walls in public spaces. In a gallery context, I just can’t do the same that I do on the streets! But both approaches get mutually inspired. That’s how I came to the title which became at the same time my topic. (…)

Read the full interview on Widewalls here.



GROOVEDGE FAYA

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Groovedge is a posse man. A french posse from Lyon like running a record store, making noise and meeting for deaf and dumb over the ground ! !!!! Kind of electronic labs for massive deejays and producers, stewing is own coming imprint deserving freaky groove !! !
If you don’t know yet Groovedge, take it easy and come boogie bounce with us for that infamous night

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SPECIAL GUESTSSSS WE DO LOVE FOR EVER EVER EVEEER

LUCRETIO LIVE (restoration, machines state)
the big man of analogue cops coming with an exclusive solo strong act

MZKBX (macadam mambo)
sacha weirdo mambo side project will kill your ears like in 90’s

DJ DROPDEAD LIVE (never lie to your nation)
noise dance or not from outta space

AKIRAHAWKS (homopatik, house mannequin)
last but not least cosmic awesome wizard


JUDAAH (brothers from different mothers)
he drinks rhum but he is the big boss of bfdm

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GROOVEDGE FREEAKING POSSE

DJ SENTIMENTS (groovedge)
heavy disc jockey to infinity and beyond

LB AKA LABAT ALL NIGHT GARDEN LONG AND LARGE (groovedge, faces)
real beat junky and boucing wax selecta

DJ SEVEN (groovedge)
honcho of dateam dream

COMMUNICATION WITH AD LIVE (groovedge)
four legs stomping hard vibes

WILDBUSH (groovedge)
killer

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TWO INDOOROOMS FOR ONE GARDEN
ONLY 8e BEFORE ONE O’CLOCK
10e AFTER

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