Gegen Line Up:
Resident Angst Djs:
Karina Qanir gegen Warbear
Kit Kat Club Berlin
Silvia Trix Stenci Records
Stencil Recordings/ Vynilife Rom
Mr. Ties – Hompatik Berlin
Resident Angst Vjs:
Super gegen Boxikus
The Darkness Live:
John Murphy & The Sublime - SPK/KnifeLadder
Bruises - Reliq
Jose Macabra - Antagony London
The Darkness Resident Dj:
The Darkness Guest Dj:
BlackBlackGold -Gucci Goth/ Drop Dead Festival
The Darkness Vj:
The Darkness Dance:
DieLAMB presenting "DieANGST" video installation
Nikky presenting "GEHÄNGTE WEISSE WÄSCHE" Video Mapping Performance
Jacopo Benassi/Talkinass - Pics & vids - La Spezia Italy.
Cool79 – Pics & vids - Roma Italy.
GEGEN is honoured to invite you to the Seasonal Opening Ball.
The starting concept of this new season is ANGST, proposing audiences to experience the event as an embodiement of their own fears; performing, dancing and seducing them in a night of revelation. The perfect frame for this mutual haunting is the tableau vivant of KIT KAT CLUB: a piece of Berlin's contemporary history tracing a body politics of liberation from its name to its crowd.
The party is composed by two main areas. GEGENTANZ and THE DARKNESS.
The Gegentanz dance floor is going to host fears and desires of the international queer positive techno scene. With a special line-up, the dancing winds are going to be spread through the conscious art of three big guests. The Italian producer Silvia Trix is coming to present her new release on Stencil Recordings. Then it will be the turn of Mr.Ties, the revelation of the new Berlin queer hidden entertainment with his Homopatik party and Drama Nui, the resident Kit Kat Shaman. These three main artists shall be introduced by the resident Djs Karina Qanir and Warbear while Visuals are curated by the resident Vjs Boxikus and Super.
Artists and photographers are going to seduce the invisible by giving forms to fluctuating powers with a GEGEN ART session. We are proud to Host the installation of the video artist Matt Lambert. Filmmaker, artist, Matt Lambert is the head of video for London-based, multidisciplinary art collective, BARE BONES. His unsettling vision paired with his immense technical knowledge makes him a raw force of videomantic knowledge. Matt also acts as Editor-at-Large of Motionographer as well as a contributor to other industry publications and lecturer at various universities, art/design/film festivals and conferences around the world. Another video installation and performance is going to be tied to video art. the Italian artist Nikky is the eve of Live video performance and Vjing in Italy and the founder of LPM - Live Performers Meeting, one of the biggest international festivals related to video performance. Two special photographers are going to witness Gegen foreign affairs.The Famous italian photographer Jacopo Benassi will perform a live photo session uploading fragments in real time in his followed photoblog Talkinass. Last but not least, Cool79, a video performer and new promise of party reporting, will develop a new vision of the event with his photo and video touch.
The Darkness is proud to present a line-up that both creates fear and challenge the very idea. With the very special guest John Murphy - industrial legend extraordinaire with references from SPK, Current 93 and The Associates (to name a few - performing together with The Sublime in a unique show to mark the initiation of this new season of Gegen. With Bruises, one of the splinters from the Yggdrasil of Reliq playing their fragile yet aggressive blend of things past and things to come. And with industrial techno devil Jose Macabra bringing his distorted sounds from London's back alleys. Backed up by dj's BlackBlackGold and resident Tom Ass we expect an insanely eclectic mix of all things dark, scary and evil. All this accentuated by the demented visions of VJ Kate Ehrhardt with a special dancer guest Siri Ekblad, presenting the live, interactive video dance-theatre Royal Whiteness.
The event has no dress code but you are invited to represent your fears.