Stockholm | Berlin
Stockholm | Berlin is an artistexchange and a presentation of electronic dance music artists from both cities. However, as both are the capitals of their country they both represent a larger cultural background and context.
Since the cultural issue in electronic dance music is more than "just party", the organizers of the event wish to discuss theoretical implications, art aspects, present current work projects of the artists and support the cultural exchange. A meeting in the swedish embassy in berlin will be held on the 29.03.08 in the early evening, followed by an event at 103 club, Berlin. Viceversa, this will also take place in Stockholm, Sweden with the support of the Goethe-Institut in 11.04.08.
17:00 Meeting, Pressconference
17:30 Presentation/ Reading/ Discussion: Cultural Implications of EDM;
19:00 End of meeting in the embassy;
24:00 Event/ Party at Club 103, Falckensteinstr., Berlin/Kreuzberg
Presentation for the Goethe-Institut/ Swedish Embassy
According to participants and observers, electronic dance music (EDM) scenes are zones for social, spiritual and physical transgression. However, EDM also crystallizes hierarchies and exclusion. While illuminating some of the cultural characteristics of EDM, this talk highlights processes of gendering, sexualization and ethnification on transnational as well as local EDM scenes. The presenters will draw upon literature, ethnographic material as well as personal experiences as participants in these scenes. Anna Gavanas (social anthropologist and DJ) will make an introduction drawing upon her recent interview study among DJs/ producers in Berlin, London and Stockholm. Subsequently, Anna Ostrom (club promoter and DJ), Mats Almegard (journalist and DJ) will address power relations in the Stockholm club scene. Finally, Aroma (label owner, artist and DJ) will conclude the discussion drawing upon Berlin based as well as international experiences. (Text: Anna Gavanas)
Lineup, Party 29.03.08 @ 103 Club, Berlin:
Hakan Lidbo, Andreas Tilliander, Mats Almegard
Dr. Gavana, Mikronesien, Funky Tuna
Anaya, Ola, Sol (vocals), Joel Dittrich (live visuals)
Support by Berlin Label Crews
DJ Aroma aka Discopunk (live), DJ Deelay, sport4minus (live visuals)
Frankie Flowerz aka Mohan Das