performer: Bishop Black.
Tucked away in the depths of the Salon Zur Wilden Renate beer garden lies the Peepshow, a glimpse into a ruby fantasy.
Between the currently closed club and the self-service bar stands the peepshow box, so unassuming, from afar that you could even miss it on any casual evening downing beers and having a smoke. Luckily, tonight you’re a bit more curious, and on a second glance, you notice little cutouts looking into the box, each with a small vagina plastered underneath and a sign that says “tip the slit.” Just before 20:30, a voice announces to the crowd over a megaphone that there are 2 tickets left for the 20:30 peepshow. Buy one. Buy the other for your friend if you have a spare five euros.
Wilden Renate’s Overmorrow is an immersive walkthrough art experience created by over 40 artists, from well-known collectives like Bad Bruises and TrashEra to newcomers. The installations, performances, and exhibitions occupy most of the indoor spaces of Wilde Renate, and offer about 1 hour of exploration in dark, morphing spaces.
The audience enters in groups of two, with 5-minute intervals, which is about the time allocated to each room, and makes their way through the 17 interwoven “Positions.” The Positions range from exhibitions of oil paintings through interactive installations to performances, and are loosely tied together by the themes of isolation and future. They often overlap, reflect on each other, and can be seen or heard in advance, which adds to the dreamlike nature of the journey.
OVERMORROW is an immersive walkthrough art experience that will soon open its doors at Wilde Renate. Over 40 artists from a wide variety of art-collectives like Bad Bruises and TrashEra have come together to create an insight into what our world could look like in the near future after the global pandemic. Utopia or dystopia. Where will our common path lead us?
photos: Jule Müller
Berlin is a place of unconventional ideas and I think that pretty much applies to all possible things, even something as traditional as a wedding. This beautiful new video by the wedding film makers Hearts on Tape shows a wild Mexican-style wedding taking place at the nightclub Wilde Renate. It looks absolutely beautiful and fun and unique and it’s totally how I imagine the cool folks of Berlin getting hitched. What it is is the new music video for the Moewe Remix of Moby’s new song Almost Home. Enjoy the beautiful video and some photos from the set of the film shooting by the talented wedding photographer Jule Müller (one half of the fabulous Im Gegenteil) after the jump.
You only know Berlin when you have seen it from a boat! How could you enjoy a party more than on a sunny day on a boat on the Spree? The Salon Zur Wilden Renate meanwhile is a constant institution within the current Berlin club culture. Once a year they do a party on a boat. The following video of the MS Renate, how the boat is called, was made on this year’s first of May and has just been released, guided by a nice remix of 80s band Talk Talk Talk’s song It’s my life. The line-up is Margaret Dygas, Peak & Swift and Samanta Fox of the Wilde Renate crew. Enjoy.
Last weekend we finally got the chance to check out the new location in Friedrichshain that we’ve been hearing so much about. It goes by the auspicious name of “Salon Zur Wilden Renate” and is located rather unfortunate at the border of Friedrichshain right at the Treptower bridge. Last time we tried to go there it was already pretty wild on the outside with people piling up in front of the door like they were selling bananas back in the good old GDR days. We gave up after nothing moved for half an hour. So that’s why we showed up pretty early last Saturday, and voila we came in pretty quickly. Read on to find out how it was and see some photos of the party.
In solidarity with the Ghanaian LGBTGI+ community RENATE and The5Elements in collaboration with ALLOUT is organizing a Kiki fundraiser ” KILL THE BILL KIKI Function hosted by David Dave Solar ” to raise awareness about the recently proposed anti-LGBTQI+ bill in Ghana and also to raise funds to support the fight against it. Because together we are stronger. Let’s come together, raise awareness and help the LGBTQ+ community in Ghana kill the anti-LGBTQI+ bill. All the Profit of the Box-office and competitor fees will be going to the courageous LGBTQI+ Activists and LGBTQI+ organizations fighting the bill in Ghana. Also, we are happy about any donation.
If this anti-humanitarian and the anti-LGBTQI+ bill goes through and becomes Ghanaian law, LGBTQI+ people in Ghana are at risk to be sentenced to 5 years of prison just for being who they are. Anyone who is promoting LGBTQI+ rights in the public or helping LGBTQI+ matters will be at risk to be sentenced to 10 years of prison.
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The final days of summer are upon us, and soon Berlin will descend into its dark and dismal winter. Soak up the final rays of sun in some of our favorite “Biergarten” (beer gardens), open-air clubs, and rooftop bars. Peruse this list, pick your favorite, and make the trip. Make sure to check Resident Advisor, Facebook, or our events page for all the latest news about events. Cheers!
It feels like Berlin’s nightlife has been on hold for so long now, we can’t even remember how a club looks and smells on the inside. While the few clubs blessed with an outdoor area are shyly and quietly hosting some open-air parties this summer giving at least a small part of Berlin clubbers a bit of dancefloor magic, the majority of clubs that only have indoor dancefloors (which are about 75%) are now shut down for over a year.
Of course, this has totally created an imbalance. For the clubs, because those that don’t have the luxury of outdoor space are clearly at a disadvantage here, but also for clubbers because since there are so few options for legal parties that many organizers decided to keep their events on the low, or even if they publicly announce them, tickets sell out within hours which leaves many willing ravers without access to all the fun. This, too, seems pretty unfair.