Archive for February, 2008

Watcha Clan + Nomad Sound System, A Wild 18th B-day for Koepi, Berlinopolis Tales on the Eastern Tilt…

Monday, February 25th, 2008

One of Berlin’s canal-side venue gems, the GlasHaus at Arena hosted Watcha Clan (now signed with Piranha) and Nomad Sound System on a powerhouse diaspora double bill Saturday nite, and with dj Pepe Vargas from Terra Beats keeping it bouncing for a last, mostly balkan, round. W-Clan is a high-energy Marseille-based band with a [...]

Transmigration Of Cinema 2.0 – 2008 – Tour is in Production, make contact!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

[ You can read the above text here ]
The Transmigration Of Cinema 2.0 is in production!
That means we are re-assembling the project ( TOC 2006-2007 tours) for another XL terrestrial round, because recent assessments show that the arts+tech and mediated culture wave have a looooooong way to grasp the critical stage of our sit-com planet, [...]

Why Democracy? What Democracy?

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

“Why Democracy?” is a very intricate question, especially when asked through the wide lense of global films. And when one considers the Gore Vidal line that true democracies have only ever existed for about 5 minutes, the possible perspectives in works of 5- 15- x minutes are bound to only scratch the surface of a [...]

Dusan Makavejev at the 6th Berlinale Talent Campus

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Coming soon : an investigation of  Dusan Makavejev’s remarkable feats of a fully sexualized post-68 cinema. In the meantime, two of his groundbreaking films are now available at Criterion.

the dismemberment of acts continued…

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

[ from the XL terrestrials' forthcoming de-manifesto: The Revolution Will Not Be Virtualized! ]
In Bela Tarr’s 2000 film Werckmeister Harmonies, an unlikely circus caravan comes to town with a mysterious cargo. The carny types push and bark their hidden prize and the town lines up to get a glimpse of the unknown. Rumors and [...]

the dismemberment of acts inside the art enclosures : Transmediale 2008

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

[ Images from Haus der Kulturen der Welt , Transmediale 2008 : project: Amazon Noir ]
Coming soon, the Xlt reports

Moving Forest: The People’s Front as a Frequency Swarm

Friday, February 1st, 2008

A multitude of art groups converge at Transmediale to render the final scene of Kurosawa’s version of Macbeth, Spider Web Castle ( aka Throne of Blood 1957). A 12 minute scene expanded to a 12 hour sonic collage, orchestrated by Shu Lea Cheang and Moving Forest.
Mikro.FM is one of the groups you can join in [...]