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The Circle Show

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Urban Spree Gallery presents: The CIRCLE SHOW

A group exhibition featuring a selection of Berlin based artists within our creative network.

Urban Spree is not only an exhibition space but also a cultural melting pot. Since it was found last year, we’ve already built a vibrant community attracting local creatives as well as artists from all over the world. For the first Circle Show, we’ve invited a great lineup of artists to create each an original art piece, resembling the shape of a circle.

The idea of the circle represents our circle of friends that made Urban Spree an amazing place. We are looking forward to showcase the best creatives in Berlin who are closely connected to us.

ARTISTS LINEUP:

Alaniz ? Andrea Wan ? Anton Unai/ Anne Wenkel & Ekaterina Koroleva ? BASE23/Bene Rohlmann ? Billy & Alex ? Blo ? Boing ? Bosso Fataka ? Chìa ? Cren ? Dolly Demoratti ? Duncan Passmore/Drypnz ? Felix Bork ?? JBAK: James Bullough ‘ Karl Addison ? Julia Benz ? Justin Person ? KLUB7: Otto Baum ‘ Kidcash ‘ Disko Robot ? Max Gärtner ? Martin Krusche ? Mr. Talion/Niels Kalk ? Noa Snir ? Peter János Novák ? Prost ? Rylsee ? Sam Crew: John Reaktor ? Slava Ostapchenko ? Sophia Hirsch ? Spray ? Tine Fetz ? Tika ? THE WEIRD: Look ‘ Vidam ? Tomasz Kobialka ? Vanessa Rosa ? Wesr ? Wurstbande/ xXcrew: Elias Errerd ‘ Johannes Mundinger

Vernissage on August 2nd, 2013, at 20:00, followed by an afterparty with a DJ program conducted by the artists themselves.

 



The Circle Show

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Urban Spree Galerie presents: The CIRCLE SHOW.

A group exhibition featuring a selection of Berlin based artists within our creative network.

Urban Spree is not only an exhibition space but also a cultural melting pot. Since it was found last year, we’ve already built a vibrant community attracting local creatives as well as artists from all over the world. For the first Circle Show, we’ve invited a great lineup of artists to make an art piece each, resembling the shape of a circle.

The idea of the circle represents our circle of friends that made Urban Spree an amazing place. We are looking forward to showcase the best creatives in Berlin who are closely connected to us.

ARTISTS LINEUP:

Alaniz, Andrea Wan, Anton Unai, Anne Wenkel, Ekaterina Koroleva, BASE23, Bene Rohlmann, Billy, Blo, Boing, Bosso Fataka, Chìa, Cren, Dolly Demoratti, Duncan Passmore, Drypnz, Felix Bork, JBAK, James Bullough, Addison Karl, Julia Benz, Justin Person,  KLUB7, Otto Baum, Kidcash, Disko Robot, Max Gärtner, Martin Krusche, Mr. Talion, Niels Kalk, Noa Snir, Peter János Novák, Prost, Rylsee, Sam Crew, John Reaktor, Slava Ostapchenko, Sophia Hirsch, Spray, Tine Fetz, Tika, Look , Vidam, Tomasz Kobialka, Vanessa Rosa, Wesr, Wurstbande, xXcrew, Elias Errerd, Johannes Mundinger

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Camera x Circle

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So excited to have two of the most mind blowing bands of today’s music scene together in one place: If Circle, hailing from the remote small town of Pori, are no “cult band”, the word will have to be re-defined: Formed in 1991 initially as a tribute act to the Britain’s Loop (hence the name), Circle is the most prolific and mysterious force of the Finnish avant-rock underground. Constantly reinventing themselves, weaving hypnotic mantras out of relentless krautrock beats, heavy riffs, arty noise, dark psychedelia, and soundtrack-like beauty. Hard, chilly repetition has served as the lone unifying theme throughout almost 25 years of experiments. As Circle and under various other monikers (such as Falcon, Pharaoh Overlord, Pharaoh Overlörd, Motospandex and many more) they have released a disorienting host of albums on numberless micro labels, constantly confusing their fans with hazardous stylistic changes and highly hallucinatory live shows.
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Camera became notorious for their hit-and-run style live concerts in Berlin subway stations – often stopped by the police, the “krautrock guerilla” developed their trance-inducing trademark sound which is propelling the shimmering surfaces and the blunt drumbeats of Hallogallo-period Neu! into a dystopian future. Their new and second album “Remember I Was Carbon Oxide” was released by Hamburg’s Bureau B imprint to much critical acclaim at the end of last year.
Links: Circle
Feature: http://www.thestoolpigeon.co.uk/features/travel-finland-pori-circle.html Circle’s founder Jussi Lehtisalo guides The Quietus through Circle’s vast back catalogue: http://thequietus.com/articles/15220-the-strange-world-of-circle Jussi’s Top 5 of Circle recordings: https://soundcloud.com/planetrockbooking/sets/the-best-of-circle/s-XIH9N Classic 2007 live footage: http://youtu.be/4FWftvvaVok Most recent: “Circle vs. Circle” from the appropriately named Supermassive Festival: http://youtu.be/BI69Zc-Z_ok
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Orsten Groom’s “CHROME DINETTE” series to be exhibited at Urban Spree

For their last exhibition of the year, Urban Spree Galerie invites the French painter Orsten Groom to exhibit in Berlin his new incendiary series “CHROME DINETTE”. The solo show, his first exhibition in Germany, will open on Friday, October 23rd, 2020.

While being a radically independent artist, Orsten Groom has established himself in a few years as a key player in the young French painting scene, oscillating between alternative circles and museum institutions.

His first retrospective was presented this year at the ACMCM contemporary art centre in Perpignan (France) – at only 37 years old.

The Berlin exhibition brings together over 30 works, presented in two sections:

– the Large Ensemble of 17 paintings “CHROME DINETTE” (accompanied by its proverbial Divan), a danse macabre summoning Sigmund Freud, Moses and sick poodles – under the aegis of Frank Zappa;

– A retrospective selection of Orsten Groom’s emblematic large formats, a genuine «subconscious» journey with Parietal Sarcophagus allures. 

Orsten Groom’s painting is presented as “Post-Historical Cave Art”.

The famous German artist Jonathan Meese said about him: “Orsten Groom comes from the caves and the Middle Ages and keeps history alive in today’s art. He comes from the future“.

Apocalyptic Frescoes, saturated with Creatures drawn from the Memory Styx by Demented Talmudic Investigations, Carnivalesque Recapitulation of History from the Flow of Origins and Art History – His Painting roars on Large Canvases populated with Figures entangled by Mythological and Grotesque Archetypes, Danses Macabres gleaned by a Language Detective, an Amnesiac Epileptic Archaeologist. Its Material is Dense, Volcanic, inhabited like the ancient Livers of a Divinatory Ritual.

«This turmoil is similar to the one I feel in the Grottos of Lascaux or Chauvet, in front of El Greco or Picasso paintings, or, in the 20th century, facing the essential work of Gérard Gasiorowski», writes Olivier Kaeppelin, former Director of the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence and curator of his recent Parisian Exhibition POMPEII MASTURBATOR.

Orsten Groom experienced in 2002 an aneurysm that left him amnesic and epileptic. He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2009 and Le Fresnoy in 2011. He is the recipient of several awards: Prix l’art est vivant (2019), Prix de Peinture de l’Académie des Beaux-Arts (2016) and Prix de Peinture Antoine Marin (2015). The reputed paint manufacturer Marin manufactures a colour to his name, the “Pink Groom”.

He is also a musician, author of collections of English cubist poems, filmmaker (2011 Jury Prize for his film BOBOK at the festival Côté-Court) and since 2012 author of the video cycle Les Ballets Russes.

He has collaborated with curators and authors Olivier Kaeppelin and Paul Ardenne, the filmmaker Guy Maddin, the translator and poet André Markowicz, as well as the writer Boris Wolowiec.

ORSTEN GROOM: “MÂÂT” (NOCTURNE) – 210 X 140 CM – OIL ON CANVAS – GXXI

The Opening of the exhibition will be accompanied by a concert by the POODLE MHUND ARKESTRA, formed for the occasion by Orsten Groom, the Magnificent Jimmy Trash & Big Daddy Mugglestone.

Ich bin der Dreck unter deinen Walzen / Ich bin dein geheimer Schmutz Und verlorenes Metallgeld / Ich bin deine Ritze und Schlitze / Ich bin der Autor aller Felgen Und Damast Paspeln / Ich bin Eier aller Arten / Ich bin alle Tage und Nächte / Ich bin der Chrome Dinette / Und du bist mein Sofa. – Frank Zappa

CHROME DINETTE is Burning Divan, Hypnotic Sphinx and Sick Tongue of the Unpronounceable God.

ORSTEN GROOM: CHROME DINETTE

“Divan, Divan, Weisst du, Wer Ich Bin?”

23.10.2020 – 23.01.2021

Vernissage: Friday, 23.10.2020 from 18:30 in presence of the artist

Concert of the POODLE MHUND ARKESTRA (Orsten Groom, The Magnificent Jimmy Trash & Big Daddy Mugglestone)

Urban Spree Galerie

Revaler Str. 99

10245 Berlin

Contact, info & catalogue: Pascal Feucher (pascal@urbanspree.com)

Opening Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 14:00-19:00

Opens Sunday 24.10.2020 (14:00-19:00)

INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/orsten_groom/

FB https://www.facebook.com/orstengroomglues/

WIKIPEDIA https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orsten_Groom



Forensics presents Automelodi & Luminance

Forensics presents Automelodi and Luminance live in Berlin

【 LIVE 】

Automelodi [Montréal]

Automelodi is Montréal based producer and
songwriter Xavier Paradis, whose 2013 full-length
Surlendemains Acides remains one of the most well
produced and memorable synth-based works of the
modern era.

On March 30, 2018 Holodeck Records is
proud to reissue this evocative collection of songs on
LP, cassette and digital download. Delivered in
French, Automelodi is the result of Paradis’ passion
for analog electronics and devotion to brooding pop
sensibilities. Surlendemains Acides has been out of
print for several years, and now to the delight of
hardware enthusiasts and fans alike, this classic is
given a second life.

Paradis is a well-established figure in Montréal’s
dense electronic music culture, and Automelodi has
become one of the most innovative projects to come
out of the region that has produced pioneers like
Marie Davidson and Tim Hecker. Paradis shows the
exquisite ability to arrange with a careful ear for
texture, forming each song element with rich
expression and character. His process of composing
with analog synthesizers and drum machines like the
Moog MG-1 and the Roland TR-808 is used in
combination with field recorded “found sound”
allowing Paradis to write with a palate that is
aesthetically wide-ranging but chosen with precision.
Paradis’ persona as a weary romantic is at the heart
of Surlendemains Acides and extends well beyond
the studio. Paradis’ charm and sleek aesthetic
translate smoothly to his live show and music videos,
with swaggering stage presence and seductive
dance moves.

Automelodi is internationally recognized in
underground electronic circles as an artist of the
highest caliber with an inspiring but rare discography.
Holodeck is honored to work with Automelodi and
add Surlendemains Acides to its catalog.

https://automelodi.bandcamp.com/
♪ Listen to “Schéma Corporel”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxaIrN9f-IM
♪ Listen to “La poussière”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoMyl1zdcHY

Luminance [Brussels]

LUMINANCE is a project of DA (also guitarist of band Soror Dolorosa), founded in Brussels in 2012 .
The music is a mix of new wave , synthpop , electronic with cold and cloudy vibes floating around it, inspired by cold wave, synthpop, post punk, and all kinds of music from the 80’s but definitely bathing in the present moment.
Echoing drums in the distance, vaporous winds bearing the old voices, here to guide us through the coldness of the city, towards the ancestral light.

https://luminannce.bandcamp.com
♪ Listen to “Raised to forget”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDUi5IdXWEU

【 DJ SETS 】

Al Niklaus (𝔉𝔬𝔯𝔢𝔫𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔰) [Berlin]

Based in Berlin, Al Niklaus grew up in Paris where he evolved in the goth and punk scenes in his early teenage years.
After moving to Berlin almost 10 years ago, he discovered techno and noise music which have since completed his sets. Former DJ at Drone Berlin, a rhythmic noise and industrial techno event, he has since DJed at many wave and goth events such as TIQ Berlin and at industrial techno festivals.
Always expanding his playlist, Al Niklaus is versatile and a true chameleon, playing in turns wave, goth, noise, industrial, techno and EBM.

Now resident DJ at Tech Noire in Paris and Night Shift in Berlin since their inception, he is also one of the producers behind the projects.
He is also the co-president of 𝔉𝔬𝔯𝔢𝔫𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔰, an art collective that aims to promote subcultures and alternative music through the production of events, parties, concerts and festivals, and the representation of multifaceted artists.

https://soundcloud.com/al-niklaus

Aurelia Dinamita (Trash Me / Dis/Tanz) [Berlin]

Dinamita: third person singular, present simple. The event promoter and DJ Aurelia Dinamita (Trash Me, Dis/Tanz) has been enabling controlled explosions through her wave and post-punk sets that can induce to unpredictable states of stomp-dancing.

Aurelia started setting up fundraising events at underground squats that were summits where post-punk and wave joint forces along with queer and feminist politics. So much so that Trash Me, an event which had its sibling in Madrid at Sala Maravillas, was where she established herself as a DJ together with Schatten Voraus, her partner at the decks. Eventually, Trash Me became a bigger concept together with Dis/Tanz, a collective that throws sexpositive feminist soliparties.

As Amperia, she buries souls with rough industrial sets. Under this moniker, she is in charge of Autopoiesis together with dj Vela, which takes place at another berliner time hole, the notorious ://about blank.

Aurelia, who was born in the southern suburbs of Madrid, not only performs and digs into the art of mixing, but is also a workshop teacher and a sound technician along with the Sound Systers.

https://www.mixcloud.com/aurelia-dinamita/stream

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FRIDAY, MAY 10TH
00H-06H

URBAN SPREE (RAW-Area)
Revaler Str. 99 / Warschauer Str.
10245 Berlin
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Jakuzi

Jakuzi
support: ‘A Tribute to February Montaine’
08.05.2019 Berlin – Urban Spree
Einlass: 20:00 Uhr, Beginn: 21:00 Uhr
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2FT6zBS

Istanbul synthpop vanguards Jakuzi turned heads in 2017 with the release of their unique and exciting debut album ‘Fantezi Müzik’ which showcased modern Turkish underground music to the world. Two years later their new album, “Hata Payı” (meaning literally ‘’a part of the mistake”), brings a more refined and darker sound to their arsenal, exploring the depths of relationships and the human condition.

When Jakuzi released their debut ‘’Fantezi Müzik“ as a cassette in 2016, no one expected that this would leave its circle in Istanbul. But the record was rereleased with new tracks in early 2017 via City Slang records and immediately became a favorite amongst critics and music fans alike. The band embraced a manifold of musical elements, layering pop fragments with slabs of Low-Fi, New Wave and Post Punk. They effortlessly created one of the most unique sounding albums of the year and gained attraction internationally.

The album is less heterogeneous than the debut but yet, the unique sounds stay intact. The first single “Süphe” (translates to “Doubt”) is the saddest track you can cry dance to since A Flock Of Seagulls “Wishing“. Then there’s “Yangın” (“Fire”) which writes synthpop history with its mad genius half-time / crescendo, or “Gördüğüm Rüya“ (“The Dream I See”) that starts with a very familiar guitar riff just to morph into an epic dreamwave anthem. “Toz” (“Dust”) recalls the lively experiments of a young Martin Gore, and it doesn’t’ stop there. “Hata Payı” is full of ideas and energy, the songs take well nuanced twists and turns and prove that even in the darkest hours, Jakuzi never shy away from glorious pop moments.