Berlin! 13–23.02.20 DISCOnstruction at Projektraum 145
A photographic group exhibition by Victor Luque, Rafael Medina and Spyros Rennt
In the late 1960s, discotheques became spaces where LGBTQI+ people created illusions of freedom. Sweating, fucking, and connecting, they experienced otherworldly pleasures and kept coming back for more. Music and fashion have changed since then, but the club scene still offers experiences of other worlds. Next Friday come to Projektraum 145 for the vernissage of DISCOnstruction. A photographic group exhibition by Victor Luque, Rafael Medina and Spyros Rennt, Curated by Vassilia Kaga. Artist Catlain Jugravu will be performing for this special night.
“Music still makes the people come together, in messy knots of technorganic pleasure. In an era which all reason is lost, clubs are viewed as risky business by banks, so turbo capitalists and gentrification, try to discipline nightlife. Over the years, major cities around the world such as NY or London, have lost their nightclubs. Who is next?
Berlin’s identity is intertwined with clubbing,”no photos on the dancefloor” policy, hedonism and debauchery, but lately the city, which built its success on nightlife is facing its own “Clubsterben”(clubdeath). But is it that the end of an era? Or just a new beginning?
Brushing past political idealism, the queers know how to head straight for the party under any circumstance and dance the pain away till the sun comes up.”
Through the voyeuristic gazes of Victor Luque, Rafael Medina and Spyros Rennt, the visitors will have the chance to take a peek inside the core of hedonism and agony of the dancefloor, where memory is the only form of documentation.
WHAT?DISCOnstruction, a photographic group exhibition by Victor Luque, Rafael Medina and Spyros Rennt WHERE? Projektraum 145, Invalidenstraße 145, 10115 Berlin, Germany WHEN? Vernissage: February 13, 19.00-22.00 Exhibition duration: February 13-23