Opening Party Early Years
27.02.2010, from 9 pm
Following the opening of the exhibition Early Years, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the Polish Institute Berlin and club transmediale invite to a special opening party loaded with outrageous ideas and performances that brings together exceptional artists and musicians from Poland and Germany.
Felix Kubin (live, Gagarin)
The Complainer (live, mik.musik.!.)
O Tannenbaum (DJs)
Mariola Brillowska (films)
Wojciech Kosma (performance/intervention)
Felix Kubin, born 1969 in Hamburg, lives and works against the gravitation. He is active in the field of experimental and futuristic pop music, electroacoustic music, own record label Gagarin Records, animated cartoon films/experimental short films, radio programs, radio plays, film and theater music, articles and publications in books and magazines. His most recent project is a live concert for six rooms, headphone-ensemble and electronics, which will be premiered in collaboration with ensemble Intégrales at this year’s MärzMusik – Festival of Contemporary Music in Berlin (dates: March 21 and 22, 2010, at Sophiensaele Berlin).
The Complainer is—next to Retro Sex Galaxy or Mołr Drammaz—one of the many aliases of the polish musician, artist and designer Wojciech Kucharczyk. In 1995 he founded the label mik.musik.!. (“microsize but macroactive!”) as a forum for experimental and leftfield music from Poland and thus layed the foundations for an active and growing community of similar minded artists. With Felix Kubin he shares a history of collaboration and friendship, that culminated into the project “TerriTerrorTorium” for Deutschlandradio and ORF/Kunstradio. Kucharczyk lives in Skoczów.
Wojciech Kosma lives between Berlin and London. He is a composer writing pieces for the bodies of his performers. His artworks and performances are often spatial, sonic, obliquely interactive and poetic, creating speculative aesthetic interventions in public and gallery spaces. He has exhibited, undertaken commissions and residencies and performed widely in a variety of institutions and arts organisations, as well as informal networks of cultural producers, most recently in MoMA Warsaw and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
The animation film maker, performance artist and art professor Mariola Brillowska was born and raised in Gdansk. Today she lives and works in Hamburg. In 1991 she was granted the Grand Prix of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen for her first animation film Grabowski, Haus des Lebens. Her music films have been nominated several times for the german MUVI music video award, and in 2007 she won the award with her film Hond Aerobic. Brillowska has widely exhibited and produced a large number of performances, book publications, DVD and CD releases, some of them on Felix Kubin's Gagarin label, with whom she frequently collaborates.
O Tannenbaum DJs are Pieter and Olivier, two DJs from Berlin who can keep people dancing through the night like no one else in the city. Their music is a highly eclectic mix of the magical tribal vibes, forgotten and unforgotten 80’s & 90’s dancefloor hits, wave, 70’s electropop, dancehall, acid, cumbia, 50’s & 60’s rarities, but mostly stuff you never ever heard before. O Tannenbaum throw regular events of their own, join in the most interesting parties in the city and beyond, and are residents of TAMTAMTAM parties organized by PLAYBerlin, where they enjoy the status of music deities highly revered among the audience.
Further information: www.clubtransmediale.de