Archive for January, 2019

The XLT Guide to A Soft and Fuzzy and Out-Of-Focus Transmediale 2019 ?!

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

So Transmediale 2019 looks about as tedious this year as reading through a manual for some new corporate gadget that helps you generate a 3-D map of all your MINOR personal, societal and technical problems in a WORLD ON (obvious) FIRE… We know there’s great minds and great people around… but this is going to [...]

The Goo in the Btropolis v.2 : Surveillance Krapitalism (resources)

Monday, January 28th, 2019

The XLT Guide To…
The Goo in the Btropolis v.2 : Surveillance Krapitalism
recommended Research / Analysis / Books / Pamphlets
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism – Shoshana Zuboff / New Dark Age – James Bridle / Efficiency and Madness – Tactical Tech Collective / The Ends of The Internet – Boris Beaude / Surveillance Valley – Yasha [...]

Google in Berlin, the extended tiny grabbing hands of Trumpland ?! v.1

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019


Süddeutsche Zeitung, and maybe a few others outlets, report about 70 protesters coming for a unwelcoming ( or fuck off ! ) party at Google’s grand opening for their new Berlin project that is NOT a Campus. Please don’t say “Campus”, because the big black eye that the company got in Kreuzberg for trying to [...]

The Goo, Gropius and “Uncompromising Modernity”

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

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“We have never been modern.” Bruno Latour ***
” And all the biggest assholes are on the future steering committee ! “ XLt analyst

Goo, Gropius and “Uncompromising Modernity”
The planet’s largest krapitalist enterprise, Alphabet / Google recently ( November ) was forced to back down from opening their “Campus” project in Berlin, after [...]

The Foreplay Tease of The Art Biz / Vorspiel + Transmediale

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

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It’s that time of year again in the Btropolis … Transmediale and the Vorspiel…
We’ll have to come back and share a little orientation and history on that, but for now … the matters at hand:

Dear artist colleagues, PLEASE READ IN FULL >
This will be the 7th year of [...]

On the XLt Radar: the winter must not exist without music !

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

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Pretty safe to say there are not many people on planet earth who have travelled through more unchartered musical waters than Fred Frith…
< 17.01 > Fred Frith live and Step Across the Border ( 1990 ) – the film at Babylon Kino Mitte … one ticket for both ( 20euros )
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Rosa Luxemburg Revisited, Kiez Notes Expanded

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Rosa Lux Revisited, Kiez Notes Expanded
When a left political actor is murdered, it usually marks some incredible territory of politics that had reached an extremely effective level of strategies, which threatens those in power.

Fast fwd to today:
via  Xavi Ruiz ????? @xruiztru : “Citizens of Gdansk gathered to commemorate their Mayor @AdamowiczPawel, murdered last night at [...]

XLt ((2019)) Radar v.3 : Take Back the ( Rosa ) Kiez !

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

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< 09.01 > “Indoor” by Lau Feldstain – Premiere film about LIEBIG34 -the 28-year-old self-organised, anarcha-queer feminist house-project threatened with eviction ! … … w/ special guest Prof. Dr. Margit Mayer ( in eng w/ de translation available ) … at SO36, 19h

100 YEARS of Rosa’s Todestag and REvolution [...]

XLt ((2019)) Radar: Defend the Future of the Kiez ! v.2

Friday, January 4th, 2019

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THe 2019 XLt RADAR:
< 1st Fridays >  Noise Against The Goo (gle) ! Every 1st friday at the Umpsannwerk at the Ohlauerbrücke in Kberg/ Neukoelln, 18-19h
Rumors are that it will not remain stationary at this location, but around 18:30h will head to another location site that requires our immediate attention… such as the [...]