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Under the Radar - A Berlin DIY music, Art and Ideas Festival
Gestammelorchester are a minimalist rock trio formed in April 2008 in Berlin. They make music about nervousness, archaeology, grammar and dead Swedish prime ministers, played loud. ‘Post-punk,’ ‘noise rock,’ something like that. They have released two singles to date, toured extensively in Europe and played with, amongst others, Don Vito, Valina, My Disco, Nonlinear and Le Singe Blanc.
The Dolphins emerged in 2006 from the ashes of the prior project Plastic Bag, with sounds blatantly stolen from Sonic Youth, Do Make Say Think, Stereolab, Tortoise, Slayer and Godspeed, and with lyrics reflecting the threat to humanity posed by microorganisms, Tilidine addiction, and gentrification. They will be playing material from their debut EP, ‘Komm Jetzt, Romantik, Du Pisser’ (2008), its follow-up, ‘Helicobacter in Helicopter’ (2009) and other previously unreleased songs. 2006 aus dem vorläuferporjekt Plastic Bag hervorgangen, die Klänge unverholen gestohlen bei Sonic Youth, Do Make Say Think, Stereolab, Tortoise, Slayer und Godspeed, die Texte reflektieren die Bedrohung der Menschheit durch Mikroorganismen, Tilidin-abhängigkeit und Gentrifizierung. Vorgestellt wird material der debüt-EP „Komm jetzt, Romantik, du Pisser“ (2008), der folge-EP „Helicobacter in Helicopter“ (2009) sowie bislang unveröffentlichte Songs.
Mary Ocher is a singer-songwriter, poet, and DJ, with a background in film, born in Moscow and raised in Tel Aviv, now based in Berlin and playing apocalyptic folk music. Her most recent album, War Songs, was released on the Haute Areal label in February 2011.
Jane Hughes is an Irish-born artist, currently studying in the Master’s Progamme of Environmental Art at TaiK, Helsinki. Her art practice involves the investigation of place, and in the alternative use of spaces and materials to allow for experimentation, innovation, errors, deliberate chaos, and the rejection of uniformity. In her work, the end product of a perfect image is not the priority, but rather the outcome of multiple processes of overlap, integration and mutation, which allow for a continual possibility of discovery.
Club art experts and subcultural art impressarios Tulip Enterprises will conceive a special light installation for Under the Radar.
Born in Washington DC, painter Oliver Rivera-Drew studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and has recently relocated to Berlin.
Michiel Keuper will present paintings and works on paper. His work emphasizes the human figure and its representation in different media. Keuper studied at ArtEz the Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, Netherlands, in the 1990s; his autonomous fashion work has since then been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Rome and Paris. Recently he has been focusing on painting and fine arts. Since 2000 he has lived mainly in Berlin.