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Hellas Filmbox Berlin

HELLAS FILMBOX BERLIN ist ein griechisches Filmfestival. Es wurde im Frühjahr 2015 gegründet, um das hochaktuelle und künstlerisch äußerst spannende Filmschaffen Griechenlands in den Fokus des deutschen Publikums zu rücken. Gerade das Medium Film ist wie kaum ein anderes in idealer Weise geeignet, zu einer Erweiterung des Blickwinkels auf die griechische Kultur insgesamt beizutragen.

HELLAS FILMBOX BERLIN möchte vor allem für den „Neuen Griechischen Film“ eine Plattform sein und cineastische Einblicke in die heutige Situation Griechenlands, seiner Menschen, Einblicke in seine inneren Widersprüche und Geheimnisse ermöglichen. Das Land – mit den Augen seiner Filmemacher gesehen – wird entschieden anders, unmittelbarer und intensiver erlebt werden können als durch die meisten Darstellungen in den deutschen Medien. Griechischer Film hat wesentlich mehr Griechenland zu bieten als deutscher Tagesjournalismus. Deshalb ist ein besonderes Anliegen der HELLAS FILMBOX BERLIN, mit Sparten wie „Neue Visionen“ außergewöhnliche und neuartige Filme aus den Bereichen Kunst, Animation und Experimental zu zeigen und zu fördern.

„Wir möchten“ – so Asteris Kutulas (Gründer der Deutsch-Griechischen Kulturassoziation e.V. und Festivaldirektor des 1.Festivals) – „an den emotionalen und politischen Bruchstellen zwischen Griechenland und Deutschland ansetzen, um konstruktive Reaktionen auf den aktuellen Konflikt zwischen den beiden Ländern anzuregen. Beim Film gehen die Meinungen (fast immer) auseinander, und das ist die beste Voraussetzung für kontroverse Diskussionen.“ Sandra von Ruffin, Schauspielerin und seit April 2016 neue Festivaldirektorin, ergänzt: „Film ist ein universelles, verbindendes und zugleich streitbares Medium. Es nimmt Einfluss auf die Träume, Sehnsüchte und Ängste der Menschen. Es ist hochwirksam. Das trifft auf griechische Filme genauso zu wie auf alle anderen. Wir möchten mit unserem Festivalprogramm vor allem das deutsche Publikum erreichen und den Zuschauern die ganz eigene Sicht griechischer Filmschaffender auf die menschliche Seele offenbaren.“

Programme and Tickets available here.



Best moments of the 3rd Berlin Seafood Festival

Full video of the 3rd Berlin Seafood Festival at Urban Spree! Thanks a lot to our lovely guests, passionate vendors, and to Gabriel at Devir Produções who filmed and edited the video.

From West African spicy grilled fish from DeDeeDe (our permanent food vendor for the 2017 season you can find everyday in our Biergarten), to the mediterranean shores with Pic Nic 34‘s octopus sandwich, Pontecarlo‘s pasta ai frutti fi mare and risotti, without forgetting Valencia’ La Cuina and their delicious Fideua, the festival ventured this year into the Far East with the succulent Japanese okonomiyaki from Samurai Spoon and the herbal tastes of thaï green papaya salad with grilled mackerel from Khwan, Spud Bencer‘s mussels “à la marinière” were a treat as well as Nico’s Cancale Oysters, in direct provenance from Brittany which were an instant sell-out. We tried some wine-beer/seafood pairings with Maxim Bar à Vins and his hand-picked selection of nature wines. Excellent combination with seafood okonomiyaki and oysters was Brooklyn Brewery‘s “Sorachi Ace“, an unfiltered Japanese farmhouse saison that has been lost and lately revived in the state of Washington. BRLO‘s 7% German IPA was a hit with grilled shrimps owing to its slight notes of caramel.

See you next spring for more seafood spree! In the meantime, you can join the Berlin Seafood Festival Facebook page to post your best pictures, and send us your comments and suggestions for next year’s edition.



Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin Opening Short Film Selection

FESTIVAL OPENING SHORT FILM SELECTION

1) IGLOO / IGLU (Drama, D: Marija Kavtaradzė, Vytautas Katkus, 20′, LT, 2015)
Greta returns to Lithuania to find out her room has been converted into a hair salon. Unsure where to go, she builds an igloo in the courtyard – to the consternation of her neighbours.
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Greta stellt nach ihrer Rückkehr nach Litauen fest, dass ihr Zimmer nun ein Friseursalon ist. Sie beschließt, ein Iglu im Innenhof zu bauen – zur Entgeisterung ihrer Nachbarn.
Award:
Lithuanian Association of Cinematographers / Gilė 2016 – Best Short Cinematography

2) WOODS / MIŠKAS (Animation / Fantasy, D: Ingas Meilūnas, 12’, LT, 2015)
For his exclusive collection a hermit scientist seeks to catch a mythicalcreature that lives in the forest and glows in the dark. He constructs a trap but soon gets into trouble himself.
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Ein zurückgezogener Wissenschafter versucht, ein mystisches leuchtendes Waldwesen für seine exklusive Sammlung zu fangen. Doch sein Plan geht nach hinten los.
Awards:
Silver Crane 2015 – Best Animation
Eko FF 2016 – Main Prize

3) LYING DOWN / ANT ŽEMĖS (Drama / Comedy / Coming of Age, D: Pijus Mickus, 15′, LT / UK, 2014)
11-year-old Peter is going through a hard time. His mother has just passed away, and now he is left with a baffled father and an unsigned sex education permission slip.
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Der 11-jährige Peter macht eine harte Zeit durch. Seine Mutter ist vor Kurzem verstorben, und ihm bleibt ein untröstlicher Vater und eine nicht unterschriebene Sexualkunde-Erlaubnis.

4) POLAR PARTY / POLIARINIS VAKARĖLIS (Drama, D: Domas Petronis, 18′, LT, 2015)
Three young people sway between friendship and lust, existential angst and mindless fun, distance and intimacy. Decisions have no place at their never-ending party in the long Lithuanian winter.
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Drei junge Menschen zwischen Freundschaft und Lust, Existenzangst und unbeschwertem Vergnügen, Distanz und Intimität. Entscheidungen haben keinen Platz auf ihrer niemals endenden Party.

5) IFT ( ICE FISHING TRIP) / KŽŽ (KALĖDINIS ŽIEMOS ŽYGIS) (Documentary / Mockumentary / Comedy, D: Lina Margaitytė, Marius Krivičius, 12′, LT, 2016)
Every winter, best friends Andrius and Rokas go on an ice fishing trip. This year Rokas has decided to travel the world, so Andrius sets off on the trip on his own.
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Jeden Winter gehen die besten Freunde Andrius und Rokas Eisfischen. Dieses Jahr ist Rokas auf Weltreise, also bereitet sich Andrius alleine für den Trip vor.

6) TO VENEZUELA / Į VENESUELĄ (Music Video / Adventure, D: Saulius Baradinskas, 5′, LT, 2015)
The vibrant music video by “Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio dantys” tells the epic story of the fallen dreams of a man in flight.
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Das mitreißende Musikvideo erzählt die epische Geschichte über die verlorenen Träume eines Mannes auf der Flucht.
Awards:
M.A.M.A. Awards 2015 – Best Music Video
Kino Pavasaris IFF 20016 – Best Music Video (Audience Award)

URBAN SPREE, Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain (U1/S-Bhf Warschauer Str.)
T: 030/74078597, http://www.urbanspree.com/
Tickets: Screening & Concert & Party 7 € (reduced 6 €) / Concert & Party 5 € (free with Sputnik-Festival-Abo)

More information:
www.ltkinogoesberlin.de



12. PICTOPLASMA FESTIVAL – Academy All Stars 2016 Group Show –

PICTOPLASMA FESTIVAL – ACADEMY ALL STARS 2016 GROUP SHOW

 

4. – 8. Mai 2016, 12 bis 20 Uhr

 

Opening Ceremony on Wednesday May 4th at 17:00 at Urban Spree

 

Animal, mineral or vegetable, this exhibition celebrates characters of all sorts from astronauts via shapeshifters to sadness personified. 36 artists from over 20 countries come together in this show presenting a variety of works – installation, sculptures, drawings, prints or films. Each artist is bringing a character developed during the six months since the Pictoplasma Academy Master Class in Autumn 2015. In addition to their personal projects the group have been working together as a collective, “DasGhost” – a collaboration which has to date spawned a sticker book and a memory game of characters, both of which are available in the shop alongside a range of delicious art, from prints to bags to comics.The show is open everyday from 12 – 8pm, wed 4th till Sun 8th May.
Nathaniel Rueda


Krake Festival 2015 Art Exhibition

For the whole week of the Krake Festival, the Krake team has set up an art exhibition at Urban Spree Galerie.

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The following works will be exhibited or performed:

DESTRUCTIVE OBSERVATION FIELD by Robert Henke

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A bright mul­ti­color laser beam points at a black reflec­tive sheet of plas­tic hang­ing freely from the ceil­ing. Most of the light is absorbed by the plate, turned into heat. A small part is reflected to a white screen on the oppo­site side of the room. The heat cre­ates defor­ma­tions and induces struc­tural changes of the sur­face of the plate, which leads to dynamic and com­plex reflec­tion pat­terns. The laser beam scans over the sur­face of the plate in slow ran­dom move­ments and leaves traces of destruc­tion. The light pat­terns on the pro­jec­tion screen make the process vis­i­ble.
By adding more and more imper­fec­tions to the sur­face of the plas­tic plate, the result­ing pat­terns become increas­ingly more inter­est­ing until a cer­tain thresh­old is reached after which the process seems to reverse. More destruc­tion leads to less inter­est­ing results, end­ing ulti­mately after a long time with just a dif­fuse reflec­tion of light. The instal­la­tion becomes blind.

Special thanks to LaserAnimation Sollinger, Berlin, for their support.

MR-808 by Moritz Simon Geist

Sonic Robots per­form elec­tronic music — with mechanic robots! The wardrobe-sized MR-808 is a robotic drum instal­la­tion, which fea­tures eleven sounds of the infamous elec­tronic drum machine “TR-808”, which were replaced by mechan­i­cal actu­a­tors and phys­i­cal tone generators.

MUSIC VIDEO LOUNGE by THE29NOV FILMS

the29nov films films create a cosy situation for you to relax and have a glimpse into their endless archive of independent music videos.

DISCO GHOST by Julia Drouhin

This French artist liv­ing in Tasmania/Australia cre­ates choco­late records with hits from dead musi­cians, which can be heard and eaten by the audience.

Performing on Tuesday daytime and Saturday night only.

TESELA by ARISTIDES GARCIA (LASAL)

This interactive mapping sculpture is based on geometry exploration, and how using this path can disrupt our perception. Graphical patterns, visual illusions, dynamic geometry tesselations are algorithmically generated in realtime by the system with the help of the observer. 103 paper pyramids as a canvas to play with, changing the shape constantly like in an illusory metamorphic dream.

Exhibited from Wednesday onwards only.

KLANGWELLE by CHRISTIAN LOSERT

An installation featuring 10 motorized pendulums including 10 loudspeakers at their ends to discover the structure and spatial impact of dynamic waves within an audiovisual area.

Exhibited from Wednesday onwards only.

STILL DISCO/INVITATION by Anna-Luella Zahner

You are invited to experience a surreal club situation and become part of a seemingly social situation, which won’t develop as expected.
Since the installation can only be entered alone, please expect waiting time.

Performing on Friday daytime only.

The following artists will be show­ing their work on Urban Spree’s wall dur­ing the week.

Monday
Andrea Fami­lari /// FAX (Undog­ma­tisch)
https://vimeo.com/famifax

Wednesday
Vj Chuu (Cozy Peo­ple United)
http://chuuu.xxxxxxxx.jp/

Thursday
Mar­tin Steb­bing
http://w33.tv/

Friday & Saturday
Lunch­meat
http://www.lunchmeat.cz/en/portfolio/index.html

Saturday
Mahir Duman aka Vj Pop­kins
https://vimeo.com/popkins



KRAKE FESTIVAL 2015

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Line up:
SENDAI, ROBERT HENKE, CASSEGRAIN & TIN MAN, EMIKA, UNTOLD, HYPNOBEAT, BINTUS, EOMAC, ELECTRIC INDIGO, 5XL, MONDKOPF, EKMAN, KAMIKAZE SPACE PROGRAMME, DAT POLITICS, rROXYMORE, ALIENATA, DJ FLUSH, GATTO FRITTO, SKISM, VERA MONA, HURON, SUBKUTAN, AXIOM, THE29NOV FILMS + many more

Very limited festival passes available here:
http://www.killekill.com/shop/c-79-tickets/
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KRAKE is an annual Berlin based fes­ti­val for chal­leng­ing elec­tronic music brought to you by Killekill. KRAKE means octo­pus and the fes­ti­val is organ­ised in a com­pa­ra­ble way: reach­ing out to selected loca­tions dur­ing one week pre­sent­ing the best in elec­tronic music, what­ever style it is. We skip what’s not necessary and bring back the focus on what counts: artists who dare to step off the beaten track and kick your ass. A fes­ti­val for music lovers.
We are thrilled to share with you a week of adventurous live sets, banging dj sets, thrilling body performances, sound, video and laser installations, a record label market, music production workshops and much, much more.

Come on down with us!

Yours, the Killekill and Krake Team

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mon, aug 3rd – sat, aug 8th
KRAKE ART EXHIBITION
Urban Spree

Check here for all information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1007341869298637/

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mon, aug 3rd
KRAKE OPENING
Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99
doors open: 18:00
entrance fee: on donation

DAT POLITICS (sub rosa, chicks on speed) – live
5XL (magic power) – live
Huron (crazy language) – live
Subkutan (institut für Zukunft)
Axiom (crazy language)

We open our festival with a line up that is as wild and eclectic as the festival itself.
DAT POLITICS is by far one of the most interesting electric bands on the planet. They have given proof of this with their uncountable albums as well as with the remix for David Lynch lately. Most of all they are known for their hot-wired and partly chaotic live shows, which explain the cult-like enthusiasm that surrounds the french combo. 5XL is a collaboration of 5 young musicians, who are all involved in other successful musical projects and use this alias for live jams of unheard raw energy on meters of hardware machines. Expect some techno/electro madness coming from these young folks! HURON’s music is deeply rooted in classic Electronica and IDM. Gllitches, beautiful soundscapes, a strong melancholy feel and a subliminal dark touch are typical for his music. SUBKUTAN, one of the residents of Leipzig’s new techno institution Institut für Zukunft, and Crazy Language-boss AXIOM round the evening off with their dj sets.

Also we will open the art exhibition tonight, which will be open all week long.

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tue, aug 4th
LABEL BOUTIQUE
Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99
doors open: 14:00
entrance fee: tba

In order to cre­ate a plat­form for Berlin’s vivid elec­tronic music scene we con­tacted our favourite Berlin labels, record stores and agencies to set up this market, where you can browse their releases and merchandise for rarities and goodies. The mar­ket will be accom­pa­nied by dj sets, a panel on music rights management in modern times and a live performance by JULIA DROUHIN, who cre­ates choco­late records with hits from dead musi­cians, which can be heard and eaten by the audience.

The art exhi­bi­tion will be open all day long.

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wed, aug 5th
BODIES & MINDS
Berghain Kan­tine
Rüdersdorfer Str. / Am Wriezener Bahnhof
doors open: 22:00
entrance fee: 15€

body performances by:
Federica Dauri & others
ambient dj set: JOANA (werk, bodies)
live sets:
Inner8 (undogmatisch) – live
Ken Karter (kript, sa monad series) – live
killekill takeover:
Alienata (killekill, snuff trax)
DJ Flush (killekill)
FIST VAN ODOR (killekill)

The Wednesday night at Berghain Kantine is a classic. This is where the whole KILLEKILL story started and this night has been part of every edition of the Krake Festival so far.
For this year, we are cooperating with BODIES, a Berlin collective with a strong focus on the physical part of this thing we call techno. They have curated a fine selection of extreme body performances for this night. On the musical side of things we present live sets of INNER8, one half of DADUB, whose solo album earlier this year was a mindblowing trip from dark electronica to techno, and KEN KARTER, who melts down harmonies, numbers and mathematical codes like no other.
Later in the night the Killekill djs will take over: ALIENATA, who has built up a solid reputation with her extraordinary selection of dark styles and her outstanding sensibility for the crowd, Killekill boss hog DJ FLUSH, who is known for his driving sets ranging from abstract to banging techno, from Chicago house to acid, and FIST VAN ODOR. His music is deeply rooted in funk and UK Bass music and his mixes have names like “I smear butter on your belly” or “eating a horse”. He is a freak and he’ll teach you how to be one, too.

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thu, aug 6th
WORKSHOPS by Ableton
Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99
doors open: tba

You are invited to a day of creative workshops and music-making hosted by Ableton at Krake Festival. EOMAC and ARAD – who make up the duo Lakker – will present in-depth track deconstructions and insights into performing on stage with Live. Ableton Product Specialist Jesse Abayomi will demonstrate Ableton Push and its workflow, and workshop participants will be able to try out Push for themselves at the Push playground. To round things off, The Ableton User Group Berlin will present a live laptop/hardware jam, hosted by Ableton Certified Trainers Maya Sternel and Brian Smith. Online registration is free through Eventbrite.

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fri, aug 7th
KRAKE CLUB NIGHT
SuicideCircus Berlin
Revaler Str. 99
doors open: 23:00
entrance fee: 18€

suicide club floor:
cassegrain & TIN MAN (killekill, infrastructure) – live
Sendai (time to express) — live
Electric Indigo (female:pressure) play­ing “Mor­pheme” a/v ver­sion w/ Thomas Wagen­som­merer
Mondkopf — a/v live show
the29nov films & Sebastian Kökow dj set
Balas & Rifts (werk)
Talla (ifz crew)

open air floor:
rROXYMORE (noise manifesto) – live
EMIKA (emika records)
VINILETTE (the hum)
SÖREN MIEHE (our hobby is different)
BASTUS (our hobby is different)

On Fri­day, we kick off the Krake weekend! For this day we present some of the most chal­leng­ing char­ac­ters in con­tem­po­rary elec­tronic music. First to be men­tioned here are CASSEGRAIN & TIN MAN, a coop­er­a­tion between the Greek/British/Turkish/Asian duo Cassegrain and Tin Man from Vienna, who in their col­labs have com­bined both their dis­tinc­tive sounds — clas­sic con­nois­seur acid and mod­ern techno — to prove how fer­tile this com­bi­na­tion can be. With out­stand­ing releases on Killekill, Ostgut Ton as well as Function’s and Ed Davenport’s Infra­struc­ture lately, the trio has made their way into fame, and we are glad to present one of their rare live shows.
ELECTRIC INDIGO is undoubt­edly one of the most shin­ing peo­ple in techno music for us. Leav­ing the fact, that she is one the first major player in techno for over 20 years aside, she is also an artist search­ing for new chal­lenges and fields con­stantly, with­out ever lean­ing back and get­ting cosy in the com­fort­able couch of suc­cess. We are proud to present her coop­er­a­tion with the Aus­trian visual artist THOMAS WAGENSOMMERER, a sub­tle piece explor­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties of organic growth and change in elec­tronic music.
MONDKOPF’s coop­er­a­tion with a French visual artist, the video col­lec­tive THE29NOV FILMS and many more will be on duty that night — indoor and outdoor.

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sat, aug 8th
THE KRAKEN
Sui­cide Cir­cus & Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99
doors open: 23:00
entrance fee: 20€

The Sat­ur­day undoubt­edly is the peak of the Krake Fes­ti­val. Cross­ing over from sub­tle elec­tron­ica and ambi­ent to the freaki­est shit in techno and elec­tro, this night will be a four­di­men­sional blast filled with great music, out­stand­ing visual art and every­thing that goes in between categories.

Come down and freak out with us!

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SUICIDE CLUB:

Untold— a/v live show
Eomac – live
Bintus — live
Kamikaze Space Programme — live
+ more

live visu­als: THE29NOV FILMS

Dance music is dead!
Well, this might be true after more than 20 years of his­tory… But there are some peo­ple who still push the enve­lope, and some of them are here tonight. Enjoy!

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SUICIDE GARDEN hosted by SAMEHEADS

GATTO FRITTO (international feel, fritto morto)
SKISM (wasn & wunderwaffel)
VERA MONA (berlin) – live

This floor will be hosted by the Neukölln-based Sameheads Berlin Berlin crew, a col­lec­tive run­ning an exper­i­men­tal fash­ion show­room, a music fes­ti­val and a cafe-club. They will bring together long lost Euro­pean disco tracks, pul­sat­ing con­tem­po­rary elec­tronic jams, and exper­i­men­tal live showcases.

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URBAN SPREE CONCERT

Ekman (@Berceuse Heroique) — live
+ more tbc

On this floor we are going to present a line up of inter­na­tional artists, who know how to com­bine old school with new school, acid and elec­tro with mod­ern techno and prove that what used to be good, still is.

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URBAN SPREE BASEMENT

Robot Army SHOWCASE

Robot Army – A Berlin col­lec­tive which truly knows how to rock a floor. All for­mer Tre­sor res­i­dents, these guys will bring their punk atti­tude and base­ment techno to our fes­ti­val. We are proud to have them here. Put on your danc­ing shoes, but beware of seri­ous dj skillz on this floor.

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URBAN SPREE GALLERY

For this night, we will have our art exhi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing Robert Henke’s laser instal­la­tion “Destruc­tive Obser­va­tion Field” and Sonic Robots’ “MR-808 Inter­ac­tive” open all night long.
Addi­tion­ally we will present some weirdo elec­tron­ica here, which you will DEFINITELY not have heard of before.

line up tba

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URBAN SPREE GARDEN

This will be the chill area of the fes­ti­val. Expect ambi­ent, dub and sim­i­lar stuff here.

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sun, aug 9th
CLOSING PARTY
Nirgendwo Berlin
doors open: 12:00

access exclusively for owners of festival passes & guestlist