The documentary “Berlinized” by Lucian Busse, the 4th film in the context of the 15 years achtung berlin • online retrospective, deals with Berlin in the 90s. In addition to the major political upheavals and commercialized techno culture, a parallel universe that has been largely forgotten today also shaped the lifestyle of the city: the world of basement bars and backyard creatives. In the vacant houses and apartments in Berlin-Mitte a scene of very different young people celebrated a carefree freedom after the fall of the wall. Whether a project was promising or not – it didn’t matter – you lived from one event to the next experiment and made the de-establishment of art and market in a playful way. The film “Berlinized” describes this special attitude to life in a reflective journey through time to the middle of Berlin in the 90s. The filmmaker Lucian Busse, himself an active protagonist of that time, documented with his camera the change in the city, the art scene, clubs, concerts and the construction sites, where the open spaces were filled with ever new impersonal office buildings.
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15 years achtung berlin • the online retrospective ᴴᴰ
The protagonists: Jim Avignon, painter and musician, lives in New York today. Formerly together with Patrick Zollinger initiator of the artist group U-Kunst. The artist group Honey Suckle Company: SimGil, Kim Suckle and Ninja Pleasure – Hannes Romberg / Captain Space Sex, pioneer of electro-clash – Jan Edler, now an architect, ran the “Art & Technology” club in the 90s – Howard Goldkrand / MC Verb and Beth Coleman / Dj M-Singe, media artist, creator of the New York party series “Sound.lab” – Vredeber Albrecht, musician and producer, co-founder of the “Galerie berlintokyo” – Mina live at berlintokyo.