Les Femmes Savantes: Brewing Boiling Simmering
A performative concert installation
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, from 8 pm
Prior to its official opening, the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art is launching the event series Guests as a way to open, test and animate individual spaces of the former brewery. Guests starts on September 18, 2013 with a concert installation by “Les Femmes Savantes” in the Brew House.
Brewing Boiling Simmering was developed especially for the KINDL Brew House by the experimental music ensemble Les Femmes Savantes in collaboration with light artist Michael Vorfeld. With its set of unusual instruments, the programme literally reverberates in the enormous space with its brewing coppers. Light projections and live videos add to the dense atmosphere of this impressive space. By traversing the space, the light, the speakers and the musicians open up ever new visual and aural perspectives to the audience. As a highlight of the evening, one can enter the brewing coppers to experience the stunning acoustics of their interiors in several short performances.
Doors open: 8 pm
Begin of the concert installation: 8.30 pm
Neighbourhoods: A City In Development
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7 pm
Prior to its official opening, the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art is launching the event series Guests as a way to open, test and animate individual spaces of the former brewery. With a sense of its own implication in urban development and sociology the second evening in the series is dedicated to the theme “Neighbourhoods: A City in Development”.
A discussion with:
Axel Timm, raumlabor berlin
Cordelia Polinna, Center for Metropolitan Studies/TU Berlin, Think Berl!n
Thibaut de Ruyter, art and architecture critic
Moderated by: Peter Schiering, art journalist (TV), executive of SALON NEUCOLOGNE e.V.
Discussion in German
Who owns the city? With whom do I share the city? Where shall I live? These are questions that are asked internationally in every city, but in Berlin they are currently expressed with a particular sense of urgency. Seven of Berlin’s districts recently commissioned independent studies on the potential for new housing development, and Neukölln just published theirs. After extended political quarrels the Senate of Berlin finally cancelled the means to realise the Berlin International Architecture Exhibition 2020 (IBA), which would have provided a platform for discussing important issues regarding housing and neighbourhood development. Former industrial sites such as the Bötzobrauerei or the Fahrbereitschaft Lichtenberg are transformed into spaces for art and culture. The discussion will focus less on a desire to portray the current conditions and more on potential future visions – utopian ideas included. Here, Berlin becomes a starting point for more generally urgent questions: how do we want to live? What's next? What role do architectural and cultural neighbourhoods play? How can an “art space” become involved? What are the potentials of abandoned and deserted spaces?
The Kindl Brewery and Neukölln: History and Stories
Tuesday, February 18, 2013, 7 pm
Prior to its official opening, the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art already runs the event series Guests as a way to open, test and animate selected spaces of the former brewery. The third iteration of the series examines the history and stories around the site.
With lectures by:
Matthias Gerlitzki, Gastronomy Distributor, Radeberger Gruppe
Dr. Rainer Pomp, Historian, Berlin
More than 140 years ago the Kindl Brewery in Berlin was founded as „Vereinsbrauerei Rixdorf“ in today’s Neukölln. The transition into the twentieth century marked the beginning of an accelerated trajectory, in which the brewery developed to one of the city’s most successful breweries and Rixdorf's pulsating entertainment hub grew into the district of Neukölln.
Lectures in German
Location: Privatbrauerei am Rollberg (Am Sudhaus 3, 12053 Berlin)
Three Short Films
Tuesday, May 5, 2014, 8 pm
Prior to its official opening, the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art already runs the event series Guests as a way to open, test and animate selected spaces of the former brewery. On the fourth night of the series, the Neukölln filmmaker duo Kamerapferd presents Nashorn im Galopp and other short films.
Kamerapferd are Stephan Müller und Erik Schmitt. Since 2010 they have been collaborating on experimental short films, which clearly reflect their affinity with the possibilities of analogue film techniques. At KINDL they will show three films—one of them being the acclaimed Nashorn im Galopp (2012) which was premiered at last year's Berlinale festival.
Location: T1, tower, first floor
Production Depression Carnival – On, below and beyond economic thinking.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 8 pm
Prior to its official opening on September 13, the KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art already runs the event series Guests as a way to open, test and animate selected spaces of the former brewery. On the fifth night of the series, art critic Jan Verwoert will give a lecture touching on various subjects:
“’How are you? Fine thank you and you?’ This is production. The production of the social bond. It makes sense because it doesn't mean that much. Neither to you nor to me. It's economical. You give me this I give you that. So we go ahead and produce some events, some art, some society. Depression sets in when this bond breaks and the economy of human relations produces uncontrollable surplus: When nothing makes sense because everything means too much: What you did what I said and what everybody does and so on. No sense. Too much meaning. Heavy. The body gets overcharged with the forces of psychic gravity and goes to pieces. A point of no return? Or the place from which to depart again and perform the dance of the body in pieces, spinning around the gravitational centre of no-sense, dismembering meaning, remembering the possibility of witnessing the world being reborn in Spring: the feast of Carnival.”
Lecture in English
Location: T1, tower, first floor
The Art of Video Games
Lecture by Prof Dr Stephan Günzel, Media Theorist, Berlin
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7pm
The last evening of the event series Guests focuses on one of the most popular media of our times, the video game. In the event series Guests the individual spaces of the KINDL have been opened, tested and animated prior to the opening of the Boiler House.
“Video games are on the point of replacing film as the entertainment industry’s dominant medium. However, the multi-facetted history of this audio-visual medium makes clear that video games are also forms of art. The lecture will introduce this fact via visual and acoustic examples.”
Stephan Günzel is the author of the book „The Art of Video Games“, which has been published by earBOOKs.