“Detroit-Berlin: One Circle” traces the intimate relation of two repeatedly written off and yet symbolically over-determined places. The imagery of a civilization in ruins that has been associated with both cities evokes an almost mythological anti-glamorous austerity. At the same time, both cities are, in the pop-cultural consciousness of the 1980s, invariably connected to the rapid development and dissemination of techno music. The festival does, however, not only focus on the rich musical exchange between both cities. It also takes the equally productive fields of artistic practice and urban policy debates into account.
The reception and distribution of the kind of techno that emerged in Detroit in the 1980s – a sound that worked against the decline of the Fordist city after the onset of the country’s de-industrialization by evoking a utopian image of the future – also paved the way for Berlin to become a metropolis for electronic music. HAU Hebbel am Ufer honours this fact, the historical importance of which continues to exert important influences today, through a cooperation with “The Potential – Subcultural Exchange For Urban Development.” Together, they initiate a club night at Berlin’s prestigious Tresor club. Beyond that HAU will dedicate a whole evening to hip-hop, where political texts will be presented in tandem with feminist issues – with Miz Korona & The Korona Effect, Ché & Dj Stacyé J and A.W.A. – African Women Arise. In addition to a concert by Model 500 with Juan Atkins, Mark Taylor, Milton Baldwin and Gerald Brunson, Mike Huckaby will present Sun Ra Reel-to-Reel Sessions with Richard Zepezauer & Lakuti.
- Past datesConcert
Sun Ra Reel-to-Reel Sessions with Mike Huckaby, Richard Zepezauer and Lakuti
Wed 30.5.2018, 21:00 / HAU2Concert
MODEL 500 with Juan Atkins, Mark Taylor, Milton Baldwin & Gerald Brunson
Thu 31.5.2018, 21:00 / HAU1The Urbanisation of Capital: On the Critique of the Political Economy of the City
Fri 1.6.2018, 19:00 / HAU1Club Night
The Potential – Subcultural Exchange for Urban Developement
Sat 2.6.2018, 23:59 / Tresor