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“Girl Power” Berlin Movie Premiere + Low Society + Toys

Urban Spree is hosting the Berlin Premiere of “Girl Power”, a much-awaited documentary movie presenting the underworld of international female graffiti writers. 

Directed by czech female writer Sany, 7 years in the making, spanning 15 cities, portraying the work and lifestyle of 28 graffiti artists and photographers, Girl Power is an intense travelogue that embarks you from Prague to Moscow, Cape Town, Kabul, Sydney, Madrid, Berlin, Toulouse, Barcelona and all the way to the legendary New York pioneer Lady Pink.

The graffiti community is predominantly a man’s world, and men often share the view that graffiti – namely the illegal kind – is not for girls. And yet women have become increasingly more emancipated in recent years; there are female graffiti shows, magazines and websites. Girl Power captures the stories of ladies who have succeeded in the male graffiti world.

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However, Girl Power is more than just a look into the graffiti microcosm; it tells the moving story of Czech writer Sany, who decided in 2009 to capture female emancipation in graffiti on film and to give other girls and women the possibility to express themselves. It took her 7 long years to complete the documentary. We follow her life with graffiti, her motivation and values that keep changing as the years go by. We will also meet her family, who are absolutely unaware of Sany’s “second life”. Sany sacrifices a lot for the film, but even when she’s at the end of her tether, she refuses to give up on her dream – to make the very first movie depicting females in graffiti.

http://www.girlpowermovie.com/en

The screening will be preceded by Toys, a short movie directed by Cane Morto and Marco Proserpio and followed by the premiere of the czech hardcore graffiti documentary Low Society.

The screening will be in the Biergarten, in presence of the director of Girl Power + Q & A.

The movie will be in VOST with subtitles in english

Screen prints will be available on the projection’s night.

http://www.girlpowermovie.com/en

Urban Spree
Revaler x Warschauer

Doors 19:30

21:00 – 21:10 Toys movie

21:10 – 22:40 Girl Power movie

22:40 – 23:00 Discussion about Girl Power

23:00 – 23:50 Low Society

Entry: 6€



ReSource 005: The Medium of Treason – The Bradley Manning Case: Agency or Misconduct in a Digital Society?

ReSource 005: The Medium of Treason – The Bradley Manning Case: Agency or Misconduct in a Digital Society?

 

An intervention @ Urban Spree Gallery

On April 5, 2010, the Internet leak website WikiLeaks, published a video titled Collateral Murder, where a United States Apache helicopter fired on civilians in New Baghdad in 2007. The video shows American military personnel shooting and killing 11 individuals whose cameras were ostensibly mistaken for weapons. Two children were also gravely wounded on the scene. Two of those people killed were war correspondents for Reuters, the 22-year-old Reuters’ photojournalist Namir Noor-Eldeen and his driver, 40-year-old Saeed Chmagh.

After demands by Reuters, the incident was investigated and the U.S. military concluded that the actions of the soldiers were in accordance with the law of armed conflict and its own “Rules of Engagement”.Birgitta Jónsdóttir, MP in Iceland, co-produced the video in 2010 with encrypted footage that had been leaked to WikiLeaks by an unnamed source, now revealed as Pfc. Bradley Manning.

In May 2010, the 22-year-old American Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning was arrested after telling Adrian Lamo, a hacker in the US, that he had leaked the airstrike video, along with a video of another airstrike and around 260.000 diplomatic cables, to WikiLeaks.

Manning has been held in detention by the US military ever since. He has already pleaded guilty on 10 counts that could subject him to 20 years under multiple violations of the Espionage Act of 1917 and of “aiding the enemy”.

In this highly polarizing case, lawyers, civil rights organizations and journalists are insisting that Bradley Manning had disclosed the information under the aegis of his 1st Amendment Rights, which protects Freedom of Speech. In light of the charges he faces, any leak of classified information to any media organization could potentially be interpreted as an act of treason.

This event will afford the distinguished guests the opportunity to re-visit the making of the Collateral Murder video three years on, to discuss the “United States v. Bradley Manning” trial on June 3rd, 2013, which has been hailed “the most important National Security trial in the history of the US” (NYT Pentagon Papers counsel James C. Goodale) and how it has engendered a pattern of intimidation to threaten and silence whistleblowers, cyberactivists, journalists and news organizations such as Wikileaks, and the implications concerning the future of political agency, free speech, freedom of information and the sanctity of the Press.

In this context, the speakers will also discuss the reprisals and political ethics in the cases of information disclosure and judicial overreach brought against hackers such as Jeremy Hammond, Barrett Brown, and the tragic surmise of Aaron Swartz.

The speakers will furthermore evaluate the groundwork of new initiatives for civil society platforms intended to monitor, lobby and support legislation that strengthen freedom of information as well as providing protections for sources and whistleblowers in the rapidly accelerating complexities of the information age.

This event is organised by the reSource transmedial culture berlin of the transmediale festival in partnership with re:publica. It is co-curated with Diani Barreto, and is one of the events that will kick off this year’s re:publica13. 

With the kind support of the www.freebradleymanning.net initiative Berlin


Guests:

Birgitta Jónsdóttir MP, Iceland.

Andy Müller Maguhn (Germany), Board Member of the Wau Holland Stiftung

John Goetz (USA), NDR’s investigative editor at ARD-Hauptstadtstudio and member of the investigative team of the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Moderated by Diani Barreto (USA), Media activist. Introduced by Tatiana Bazzichelli (IT/DE), reSource transmedial culture berlin/transmediale.

reSource transmedial culture berlin: http://www.transmediale.de/resource

transmediale festival: http://www.transmediale.de

re:publica: http://re-publica.de/

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“Girl Power” Berlin Movie Premiere

Urban Spree is hosting the Berlin Premiere of “Girl Power”, a much-awaited documentary movie presenting the underworld of international female graffiti writers.

Directed by czech female writer Sany, 7 years in the making, spanning 15 cities, portraying the work and lifestyle of 28 graffiti artists and photographers, Girl Power is an intense travelogue that embarks you from Prague to Moscow, Cape Town, Kabul, Sydney, Madrid, Berlin, Toulouse, Barcelona and all the way to the legendary New York pioneer Lady Pink.

The graffiti community is predominantly a man’s world, and men often share the view that graffiti – namely the illegal kind – is not for girls. And yet women have become increasingly more emancipated in recent years; there are female graffiti shows, magazines and websites. Girl Power captures the stories of ladies who have succeeded in the male graffiti world.

1016862_10152387057341576_47539520851571821_n

However, Girl Power is more than just a look into the graffiti microcosm; it tells the moving story of Czech writer Sany, who decided in 2009 to capture female emancipation in graffiti on film and to give other girls and women the possibility to express themselves. It took her 7 long years to complete the documentary. We follow her life with graffiti, her motivation and values that keep changing as the years go by. We will also meet her family, who are absolutely unaware of Sany’s “second life”. Sany sacrifices a lot for the film, but even when she’s at the end of her tether, she refuses to give up on her dream – to make the very first movie depicting females in graffiti.

http://www.girlpowermovie.com/en

The screening will be preceded by Toys, a short movie directed by Cane Morto and Marco Proserpioand followed by the premiere of the czech hardcore graffiti documentary Low Society.

The screening will be in the Biergarten, in presence of the director of Girl Power + Q & A.

The movie will be in VOST with subtitles in english

Screen prints & Tshirts will be available on the projection’s night.

Urban Spree
Revaler x Warschauer

Doors 19:30

21:00 – 21:10 Toys movie

21:10 – 22:40 Girl Power movie

22:40 – 23:00 Discussion about Girl Power

23:00 – 23:50 Low Society

Entry: 6€



Kaleidobolt + Orkan

Easy Tiger + Sound of Liberation present:

KALEIDOBOLT + Orkan LIVE!

A Kaleidobolt live show is both a sublime and startling affair: it will leave leave you with a grin on your face, gasping for air and possibly partially deaf. Their music is a dizzying maelstrom of progressive song structures, pulverising riffs and loose psychedelic soundscapes, delivered with joy and ferociousness. Kaleidobolt is a power trio that was formed in 2014 in Helsinki, Finland, they have released two albums: Kaleidobolt and The Zenith Cracks (Pink Tank Records 2015, 2016) and toured all over Europe.

https://www.facebook.com/kaleidobolt/
kaleidobolt.bandcamp.com

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ORKAN 

One of the Swedish Gothenburg music scene’s most exciting and brightest shining names at the moment is the prog quintet Orkan. Meaning “Hurricane” in Swedish, it’s both a perfect metaphor for
the band’s sound as well as their recent success. Orkan tell tales of an unjust system, of the ruthlessness of modern society and of the resistance and revenge of Mother Nature, making the amps
scream as well as the on-looking audience. The band touches on difficult themes in with the times, and there is room for both anger, sorrow and joy in their songs. The music of Orkan is dance-friendly and easy to sing along to, but it is also earnest and highly serious. The band’s sound is almost reminiscent of that of classic punk rock, characterized by drummer Moa-Linn Rosenlöf’s and bassist Theresia Dufva’s energizing rhythm section, where an extra punch is thrown into the mix in the form of Kim Bertilsson on the saxophone. Josephine Green’s straight-forward and high-powered riffs blend perfectly together with Fredrik Pettersson’s more melodic Stratocaster solos. The concept of Orkan is undoubtedly inspired by the 1970’s Swedish progressive musical movement, but the band should not at all be described as project based on pure nostalgia. While one foot is resting in the progressive rock heritage, the other is steadily planted in our contemporary times with moving and insightful lyrics that
encourage the listener to reflect and show solidarity with fellow humans.
2017 was an especially exciting year for Orkan. After a successful cross-country tour as the opening act of the prog rock veteran band Nynningen Orkan has played for packed venues wherever they go
and no one is left unaffected by their progress. “Orkan is leading the new prog rock movement”, acknowledges the band Nynningen, and no one seems to object to this claim. In September 2017 Orkan released their self-titled first full-length LP on the Gothenburg based label Alleycat Records. Since before the band have released a 7” single on the same label. The band is currently working on new material and receives new bookings.

https://www.facebook.com/Bandetorkan/
https://soundcloud.com/bandetorkan/sets/orkan

 

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Big Ups

On May 18th, 2018, Brooklyn’s Big Ups return with their third full-length via Exploding in Sound Records. After forming eight years ago, the band comprised of Brendan Finn (drums), Joe Galarraga (vocals), Amar Lal (guitar), and Carlos Salguero Jr. (bass) continue to tackle dualities in the aptly named Two Parts Together. If 2014’s Eighteen Hours of Static was a brash screed about faith versus science, and 2016’s Before A Million Universes an introspective look at the individual against society, then Two Parts Together lies in the liminal, attempting to make sense of unknowable and basking in uncertainty.

The album’s title track finds vocalist Galarraga searching for meaning in ritual through the examples of a wedding and a funeral. “I just wanted to feel/just how it would be,” he states, hoping for some sort of self-discovery through these human institutions. This emotional inquisition is echoed throughout the album, often in opposition to the omnipresent “lake” mentioned in several songs. What rests below its surface, or bubbles up from the bottom? Throughout Two Parts Together, Big Ups wrestles with the power of mystery both tangibly and metaphysically.

And the band does so often through its signature dynamics. Lal’s biting guitar work is bolstered by Finn’s crashing and Salguero’s booming, and together they can tightly settle into a lull. But Big Ups is not simply employing its old tricks; Two Parts Together sees the quartet utilizing the studio more than ever. Their normal sonic palette has been supplemented with additional strings, harmonium, field recordings, piano, and more. The album is paced through thoughtful instrumentals and interludes, as if to offer the listener a breath of fresh air or – perhaps – a walk around the lake.

 

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Screening: ‘Trans X Istanbul’

On May 28th, Mobile Kino in cooperation with Schwules Museum will organize an outdoor screening at Urban Spree of the documentary movie “Trans X Istanbul” followed by a panel discussion in turkish and german with Maria Binder and Ebru Kırancı. The screening in in VOST (turkish subtitled in english).

Thousands of Trans*Women live in the big cities of Turkey. Crimes against Trans*Women are mostly not investigated. Ebru, a Trans*Woman from Istanbul fights against the displacement and murder of her companions. She wants to change Turkish society with humour, self-irony and political acumen. She meets Margarethe, a 85-year-old German retired nurse and establishes with her an retirement home for Trans*. The film shows how hate crime works as a system. Urban transformation of Istanbul and the protests around the Gezi Park in 2013 resonate throughout the film.

http://www.transxistanbul.com/

The entry is free.

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