Day 4 of my Berlin diary. Day 1 is here.
Google Maps said the museum Hamburger Bahnhof (contemporary art) is open today, but it isn’t. Better check their own website next time. So I walk to the Daimler Art Collection.
It is a few kilometers, but I am listening to a Techno set, so the pace is brisk.
I buy a newspaper from a homeless person. She says she’s selling them for 16 years now. She cannot get a regular job because she has no permanent address, and cannot get a permanent address because she has no job. Hmm…
The Daimler Art Collection in Berlin does not exactely go our of their way to attract a big numer of visitors (hooray to that), so the entrance can be missed easily. Keep your eyeballs peeled.
The place is not huge. Currently there’s a nice exhibition with Chinese and international art.
I walk past Potsdamer Platz.
Arrived at the impressive (also on the inside) Gropius Bau. They have the exhibition: Covered in Time and History: Die Filme von Ana Mendieta, about the movies of this artist. (Photos forbidden)
Near Checkpoint Charlie (which does not interest me, of course) is Frau Tonis Parfum, a nice shop where they have locally made perfumes. Smelled good.
In the evening: MONOM and Raster.Index.
The MONOM has a hall with 16 columns of 3 speakers each (48 in total). Impressive to behold and hear.
“At the heart of MONOM is the 4DSOUND system. 4DSOUND is a creative and technical collective exploring spatial sound as a medium, collaborating with over 100 artists during a decade long period of research, experimentation and public performances to create the most advanced spatial sound system in the world. This one of a kind instrument immerses up to 400 people inside 48 omnidirectional speakers suspended throughout the venue, extending to 9 powerful subs submerged beneath an acoustically transparent floor.”
“On April 30 (Tanz in den Mai), high-profile German electronic record label and artistic platform Raster will present a further »raster. index« showcase night, this time at Funkhaus Berlin.”
This Raster.Index had 5 artist producing electronic music. Some of the pieces were outstanding. Lars Hemmerling took a short video:
I am sitting next to a woman who turns out to be Lola Luc, a DJane who regulary performs in the Blitz Club in Munich (where I live). She knows a thing or two about electronic music.
The event was packed. Very diverse audience. Pleasant vibes. It took place in the “Funkhaus Berlin”, the former GDR broadcasting station. At 2 in the morning I leave.
The taxi driver tells me about the races between them and the Uber drivers and has two of them on this ride himself.