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You are here AKA the Maze, online program of the massive 2 weeks festival in West Germany, Xberg by DuChamp

‘You Are Here Festival’ (aka The Maze!), is a festival started in New York and now moved to Berlin’s WestGermany venue in September 15-29 of 2012. The ‘You Are Here Festival’, will feature a life size sculptural maze which will occupy the entire venue. Performers, of which there will be three to five per night, will have to negotiate the confines of the maze in order to execute their performance. The ingenuity, flexibility, and at times, frustration involved with doing this is a central ingredient of the ‘You Are Here’ experience. ‘You Are Here’ also emphasizes the art and music of local scenes and communities. Each events is curated by a different artist/curator/creature based in Berlin

All events will be in West Germany, Kottbusser Tor,  and if you had been to Occultofest 2012 you know how to find it ! For timing, check this page 

15.09     OPENING: w/Diamond Terrifier & TroubleSean Nicholas SavageAtomicTitCorporation

16.09     HERMETISTASIS: curated by Jimmy Trash & Professor Mugglestone

Hermetistasis is a dramatic, instantaneous, violent and physical performance piece representing the Seven Alchemic Principles as explained by Hermes Trismegistus and the Emerald Tablet. One person at a time will be admitted to follow the transformative path of self realisation and our oneness with God, Nature and The Universe, by way of seven unusual encounters with strangers and self throughout the maze. The goal of the strange and brutal performance, coinciding with the 7 Alchemic Principles, is to push the limits of everyday consciousness and existence, and give keys to the hidden sublimations of everyday life. Due to the unrestrained handling of entrants, all must sign a waiver of duty of care, and tickets will be extremely limited. Entrants are advised to come on time and register their place in the piece. West Germany 7 till 10pm.

17.09     LONELY IN THE DIGITAL WORLD?: curated by Jim Avignon w/AnxieteamMotorcombo, DJ Netto, DJ Brutto

18.09     NIGHT OF THE MESHUGGAS FOR IMPROVISED MUSIC: curated by Oli Steidle w/Joke LanzOlaf Rupp, Jan Roder, Axel Dörner, Carlos Giuffone, Die Dicken Finger

21.09     THE EXTENDED AMORPHOUS DRONE FOR MULTIPLE HEADS:curated by Aidan Baker

The performance is scheduled between 21.30 and 00.30 and features a real seleção do drone, including Fabio Orsi, Stefania Pedretti (OvO, ?Alos), Will Gresson (Fausto Maijstral), Andrea Belfi (Hobocombo), Dirk Dresselhaus (SchniederTM), Rene Margaff (Pillowdriver, Twopeopleinaroom), Jeremie Mortier, Jasmine Monique GuffondSoren Brothers (Man Meets Bear), DuChamp (Fausto Maijstral) and of course Aidan Baker (Nadja).

22.09     BENEFIT FOR TOM CARTER: curated by Stephan Laackmann w/Jochen Arbeit (Einsturzende Neubauten) & Hopek Quirin, Nadja, Head Of Wantastiquet (Paul LaBrecque/Sunburned Hand of the Man)

This is the Berlin benefit concert evening, helping assist musician Tom Carter (Charalambides and many others..) through his recovery from severe pneumonia incurred while on tour in 2012.  Doors open 21h – Begin 22h. All proceeds from entrance + merch/prints etc., will be donated to ‘The Robert Thomas Carter Irrevocable Trust’.

Please check http://www.helptomcarter.org/ for further information.

26.09     HACK SANDWICH: w/Dirty Beaches

27.09     SCHOKOLADEN PRESENTSBig EaterIll WindsNOEM

28.09     DREAM KRAUT AT MAZE: EAGLE BOSTONSferics

29.09     CLOSING: Biological Father, Felix-Florian Tödtloff “GOIÂNIA” (installation), Flora Könemann & Felix-Florian Tödtloff “Thalata: Mein linkes Ohr zuckt wie bei einer Katze” (performance), Justine Electra & friends (acoustic performance), KRAP∞LA


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