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Stuart Argabright from Ike Yard/Dominatrix (NY No Wave cool stuff) and Black Rain gives sonic lecture in Berlin! by DuChamp

Centrum Berlin, Reuterstrasse 8 NK, Nov 1st at 19

For his Sonic Lecture, Stuart Argabright (Black Rain) will recount the paths that him to work on projects with the author, William Gibson (known as the “noir prophet” of the ‘cyberpunk’ subgenre). Including the soundtrack to 1994’s sci-fi film, Johnny Mnemonic.

Stuart Argabright was founder member of Ike Yard, cult band from NYC’s late 1970’s underground scene,‘no-wave’ and one of the only US bands signed to Factory Records. He was a member of Dominatrix, (whose influential hit The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight was their only release), and later formed Black Rain whose brooding, dark electronic soundtracks from the 1990s are currently being reissued on the Blackest Ever Black label.

Sonic Lecture is a series of talks and essays in music organised by Centrum. Please arrive early. For more information contact david@centrumberlin.com
http://www.centrumberlin.com/


“You killed me first” No Wave cinema exhibition at KW Berlin by DuChamp

“You killed me first” (from a title of Richard Kern’s movie: the one that starring Lung Leg, best known to be on the cover on Sonic Youth’s “EVOL”) is a retrospective/exhibition and homage to No Wave cinema, also known as the cinema of transgression that will open Sat 18th (18-22 Uhr) in KW, Berlin

Nightmarish scenarios of violence, dramatic states of mind, and perverse sexual abysses—the films of the Cinema of Transgression that were consciously aimed at shock, provocation, and confrontation, bear witness to an extraordinary radicality. In the 1980s a group of filmmakers from the Lower East Side in New York went on a collision course with the conventions of American society. Transcending all moral or aesthetic boundaries, the low budget films reveal social hardship met with sociopolitical indifference. Sometimes shot with stolen camera equipment, the films contain strident analyses of life in the Lower East Side defined by criminality, brutality, drugs, AIDS, sex, and excess.

Even though the movement has remained largely unknown, the Cinema of Transgression has been a significant influence for later generations of artists.

YOU KILLED ME FIRST at KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin is the first exhibition on the Cinema of Transgression.

Program

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 7.30 pm
Talk with Nick Zedd

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 7.30 pm
Talk with Richard Kern

Saturday, March 10, 2012, 7.30 pm
Llik Your Idols, documentary about the Cinema of Transgression by Angélique Bosio
France 2007, 70 min., OV
Film screening in the presence of the director

Thursday, March 15, 2012, 7.30 pm
Lydia Lunch reads from her novel Paradoxia, A Predator’s Diary

Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 7.30 pm
Talk with Tessa Hughes-Freeland

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststr. 69
D-10117 Berlin
Hours: Tue–Sun 12–7pm, Thur 12–9 pm
www.kw-berlin.de

Some movies can be seen online for free on the holy holy Ubuweb: http://www.ubu.com/film/transgression.html



No Berlin-a two days of No wave celebration in town! by DuChamp

pics taken from New York No Wave archives (http://nowave.pair.com/no_wave/nycnowave_index.html)

Someone says that here in Berlin, land of coolness and hypeness, center of the world and lalala we feel like No Wave heros in NYC at the end 70s, whom gesture has been celebrated by three compliation and one book by Soul Jazz Rec. Being that true or not, is very nice that HAU1 and HAU2 host two days of screening, panel discussions and a concert to celebrate New York No Wave…here´s the program:

4th June

HAU1 07.00 pm  JERKS, SPIES, HUSTLERS, SAVAGES Christian Höller presents No Wave cinema…„The Foreigner“ (Amos Poe, 1978), „Rome 78“ (James Nares, 1978), „The Long Island Four“ (Anders Grafstrom, 1980), „The Trap Door“ (Scott B & Beth B, 1981) und „The Way It Is“ (Eric Mitchell, 1984).

HAU1 08.00 pm YOU GOTTA LOSE – works by filmakers JAMES NARES , MAGGI CARSON/ JULIUSZ KOSSAKOWSKI/RIC SHORE, MICHAEL MCCLARD, VIVIENNE DICK, COLEEN FITZGIBBON/ALAN MOORE, IVAN LERNER

Bette Gordon: »Empty Suitcases« (1980), col, 52 min.
Ivan Galietti Pompeii: »New York, Part 1: Pier Caresses« (1982), col, 12 min.
Tessa Hughes-Freeland: »Baby Doll« (1982), b/w, 3 min.
Franco Marinai: »Blue Pleasure« (1981), col, b/w, 15 min.
Bradley Eros: »Mutable Fire!« (1984), col, 8 min.

HAU2 10.00 pm THROW ME AWAY – works by filmakers COLEEN FITZGIBBON, TINA L’HOTSKY, ANDREA CALLARD, JOHN LURIE, JAMES NARES

Coleen Fitzgibbon: »L.E.S.« (1976), col, 24 min.
Tina L’Hotsky: »Barbie« (1977) b/w, 10 min.
Andrea Callard: »11 Through 12« (1977), col, 11 min.
John Lurie: »Men In Orbit« (1978), col, 45 min.
James Nares: »Waiting For The Wind« (1982), col, 8 min.

HAU2 0.00 am Life is Live party

5th June

HAU 1 03.00 pm I WOKE UP BLEEDING – works by VIVIENNE DICK, DAVID WOJNAROWICZ, BETH B & SCOTT B, ERIC MITCHELL

Eric Mitchell: »Mass Homicide« (1977), col, 7 min.
Vivienne Dick: »She Had Her Gun All Ready« (1978), col, 28 min.
David Wojnarowicz: »Heroin« (1981),b/w, 3 min.
Beth B & Scott B: »G-Man« (1978), col, 30 min.
Beth B & Scott B: »Black Box« (1978), col, 25 min.

HAU1 05.00 pm CONFUSION IS NEXT – works by BETTE GORDON, IVAN GALIETTI, TESSA HUGHES FREELAND, FRANCO MARINAI, JAMES NARES

Bette Gordon: »Empty Suitcases« (1980), col, 52 min.
Ivan Galietti Pompeii: »New York, Part 1: Pier Caresses« (1982), b/w, 12 min.
Tessa Hughes-Freeland: »Baby Doll« (1982), b/w, 3 min.
Franco Marinai: »Blue Pleasure« (1981), col b/w, 15 min.
Bradley Eros: »Mutable Fire!« (1984), col, 8 min.

HAU1 07.00 pm THE OFFENDERS: NO WAVE MUSIC AND CINEMA – Marc Master discuss about No Wave and Cinema with Beth B., Christoph Dreher, Christian Höller, Marc Masters, Bert Rebhandl.

HAU2 09.30 pm Contort yourself! James Chance and the Contortions live!

HAU Berlin, 04/05 June 2011 Hallesches Ufer 32




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