Berlin: City of Exiles

Presented by the Goethe-Institut

Date: Saturday 14 November, 2015
Time: 3.55pm – 4.55pm
Location: Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall Building, The Channel

Immersed in punk and electronic subcultures, Berlin has long held a creative allure for Melbourne’s music makers – attracting acts such as The Birthday Party, Ash Wednesday, Mick Harvey and the late James Cruickshank in the early ‘80s and influencing Melbourne’s rave scene in the ‘90s. This captivation is still evident in the artistic pilgrimages that continue today. We are joined by Dr. Motte, founder of Berlin’s Love Parade, Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten / Die Haut / Automat), Berlin-based writer of City Of Exiles Stuart Braun and electronic producer and lecturer David Haberfeld (aka Honeysmack) to discuss the grit and glitz of musically-inspired urban subcultures. The session will also explore the influence of Geniale Dilletanten, Germany’s formative era of musical upheaval 1979-84, the subject of a visiting exhibition currently at RMIT Gallery. Presented by the Goethe-Institut as part of the Urban Subcultures series.

Moderator: Stuart Grant (Lecturer , Monash University / Musician, Primitive Calculators)

Jochen Arbeit (Musician, Einstürzende Neubauten and Automat)
Dr Motte (Founder, Love Parade)
Dr Stuart Braun (Author, City of Exiles: Berlin From The Outside In)
David Haberfeld (aka Honeysmack, Artist/Producer/Lecturer)