A new exhibition about the rise of techno in Berlin is set to open in east London next month.
After The Fall: Berlin 1990-2000 uses photographs, films, documentaries and readings to document the political and cultural changes that impacted the formerly communist capital city in the decade after the wall came down. The curators explain: “Post-Wall Berlin was the perfect breeding ground for the youth culture that would dominate the 90s and change the way we look at the city forever – techno!”
Felix Denk and Sven von Thülen, authors of Der Klang Der Familie: Berlin, Techno And The Fall Of The Wall, will also give a reading based on their oral history book, which was condensed from more than 150 interviews about techno in the city.
A launch night on October 1 will feature a screening of Rolf Lambert’s The Sound Of Change followed by a Q&A with a panel including Dimitri Hegemann, who curated West Berlin’s Atonal festivals in the early 1980s before founding techno destination Tresor, Fabric founder Keith Reilley, and Berlin Love Parade founder Danielle De Picciotto. DJs including Monika Dietl will also play on the night.
The exhibition is open to the public from October 2-18 at Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT – entry is free. Get more information from Red Gallery. [via The Wire]