Festivals & Futurism: Disappearing Berlin + Reference Festival @ BIERPINSEL Recap
We spent a lot of time in Berlin-Steglitz this month.
For fashion week we joined REFERENCE FESTIVAL at the iconic brutalist BIERPINSEL, to exhibit five new looks from the Autumn/Winter 2021/2022 collection, MARIA. We brought the themes of MARIA to life with an installation staging an imagined game of chess between Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci and French Dadaist Marcel Duchamp. The festivities continued that evening with a set by Berghain resident DJ KOBOSIL, who took us from Gramsci’s grave – to the rave.
We rejoined Reference at the scene of the crime the following week as media sponsors for DISAPPEARING BERLIN’s series of talks, screenings, and live performances organized by curator Marie-Therese Bruglacher – who we interview HERE – and PAN Records’ Bill Kouligas. Highlights included a radio show hosted by Home Cooking’s ASAD RAZA, a video installation by Cyprien Gaillard, and two nights of music and visuals by AMNESIA SCANNER.
That week, the local press broke the news that the beloved Bierpinsel sold to a commercial developer, making the opportunity to gather as a community in celebration of art, fashion, and culture feel all the more meaningful.
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