May 2017, living archive

Living Archive News

(1) STUDIES ON THE ECOLOGY OF DRAMA (2) SET (3) ULYSSES IN THE SUBWAY (4) KALI OF EMERGENCY

We are very happy that 43 films and installations from the 12th Forum Expanded have entered the Arsenal archive, most of which are now in distribution. Also new: The !K7 archive Subkultur Berlin 80. Starting in 1982 the video artists Stephan Guntli, Michael F. Huse, Horst Weidenmüller, Reiner Bumke and Karl-Heinz Dohms produced rare video material of avant-garde concerts in Berlin clubs, together with a number of freelance filmmakers. The team documented and featured more than 50 bands like Einstürzende Neubauten, Malaria, Matador, Nick Cave, Fehlfarben, Diamanda Galas, Lydia Lunch, Crime and The City Solution, Shark Vegas, Swans, Wiseblood, Young Gods, Stephan Eicher, Mike Vamp, Mona Mur as well as many other Stars, who performed in Clubs like Metropol, Loft, SO36 or Pankehallen. The Bands were also seen in the Café Swing a trendy hot-spot at Nollendorfplatz. During times without concerts they organized thematic video nights. The videos capture the nervous energy of Berlin’s legendary subculture of the 1980s. This is a unique collection of the !K7 label which can now be researched at the Arsenal archive. The newly digitized videos can be viewed at the Arsenal archive at silent green. 28 videos are now available for exhibitions and projections.

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