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BERLIN CALLING! Piranha Picks of the Week - Claiming common Spaces


Tursday 21 JUNE

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Bouchra Ouizguen / Compagnie O – "Corbeaux" / Photo: Hasnae El Ouarga

The white headscarfed women of Bouchra Ouizguen / Compagnie O's "Corbeaux" – first silently invading public spaces, then erupting as sculptures – for their Berlin performance are part of HAU's 3 day festival "Claiming common Spaces" – outspokenly agitating people to do absolutely hold on to public space in times of rapid urban transformation

"Courbeaux" – Where: Theodor-Wolff-Park, 10969 Berlin // When: Thursday 21 JUNE + Friday 22 JUNE – 18:00 + Where: Parking Deck Hallesches Ufer 60, 10963 Berlin // When: Thursday 21 JUNE – 21:00
"Claiming common Space" – Where: HAU1 / HAU2 / HAU3 / Various places outdoor When: Thursday 21 JUNE – Saturday 23 JUNE – comprehensive programme here
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Meanwhile, "Fête de la Musique" – see last week's picks – claims common spaces for music all over town
Where + When – see comprehensive prgramme here
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Friday 22 JUNE – Sunday 24 JUNE

"48 h Neukölln"'s 20th edition once again presents the the district's independent culture and arts over 3 fully packed days of performances and special events. Among the plethora of participants is cinema Wolf with "Homo Sapiens" – a meditation on abandoned places of civilization, see trailer above – accompanied by live music ( Fri 22 JUNE + Sat 23 JUNE ) and 2 installations by Wolf school initiative "Was ist Kino?" on how students perceive Neukölln, both in real life and thought ( Sun 24 JUNE ); admission to all 3 events free

Where: Wolf, Weserstr. 59, 12045 Berlin // When: Friday 22 JUNE – 19:30 / Sunday 24 JUNE – 14:00 – 19:00
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For complete "48 h Neukölln" programme see here
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Friday 22 JUNE / Saturday 23 JUNE – Thursday 23 AUGUST

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Marga Behrend – Kreuzberger Chronik's first cover Girl / Photo: Wolfgang Krolow

After the opening concert with a whole bunch of Kreuzberg Musicians who appeared in the magazine's pages over the years on Friday 22 JUNE, it's celebrating the first 200 editions of Kreuzberger Chronik @ FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum for the next two months – including # 92, which featured a certain über piranha, among others

Where: FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum, Adalbertstr. 95a, 10999 Berlin // When: Opening w/ Concert Friday 24 JUNE – 18:00 / Exibition until Thursday 23 AUGUST 2018
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Sunday 24 JUNE

Eccentricity, wit, looks, loads of style + big helpings of psychedelic Jazz, Rock, Funk and Soul to get it all across in the spirit of Sun Ra – the Golden Dawn Arkestra from, yes – Saturn, TX @

Where: Kantine am Berghain, Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Monday 25 JUNE

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Add-on to HAU's "Claiming common Spaces" programme above. After successfully premiering "YEW" indoors in January 2018, Angela Schubot & Jared Gradinger upgrade their intense encounters with plant nature by takin' it right where it's really at @ Botanischer Volkspark Blankenfelde-Pankow as "YEW: outside". Equally thrilling and promising list of authors and actors: Beech, Clover, Farn, Gradinger, Oak, Moss, Mugwort, Schubot, Stinging Nettle, Yew …

Where: Botanischer Volkspark Blankenfelde-Pankow – Meeting point main entrance @ Blankenfelder Chaussee 5, 13159 Berlin // When: Premiere Monday 25 JUNE - 20:00 / Further dates here
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Tuesday 26 JUNE

Ferne Pearlstein's documentary "The last Laugh" gives a good impression the wide range of sensitivities and emotions dealt with @ "24. Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg 2018" – 12 days brimming with all kinds of movies about Jewish life. Feature films, documentaries, a Hedy Lamarr homage - and "Itzhak", a brand new documentary about Itzhak Perlman, his wife and their love story, gracing the opening gala @ Hans Otto Theater Potsdam

Where: Various locations in Berlin and Potsdam // When: Tuesday 26 JUNE – Thursday 5 JULY
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Wednesday 27 JUNE

"American Utopia" – with hirst solo album in 14 years, David Byrne is on top of his game as usual! The special choreography displayed @ the "Late Show" was applied to the entire live programme – including some highlights from the infectious Talking Heads repertoire. Support – Yasmine Hamdan

And while the bycicle boom changes cycling in Berlin by the minute – dedicated cyclist Byrne can tell us something about life on the saddle, too

Where: Tempodrom, Möckernstr. 10, 10963 Berlin // When: 20:00
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Thursday 28 JUNE + Friday 29 JUNE

Gettin' in the Dub groove mutually as a statement pro sensitivity and solidarity – dancin' to Michael Turinsky's "Reverberations" allows an optimistic view into the future beyond the personal level

Where: Sophiensæle, Sophienstr. 18, 10178 Berlin // When: 19:30
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Forward in all directions!

48 h a day!

Your reverberating Piranhas


Lead Photo: "Homo Sapiens" - A film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter / An Icarus Films Release

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