When I look outside the window right now, all I can think about is just getting out of here. But of course, flying to a more beautiful place is not always an option. But what I experienced at my visit to the new Magenta Moon pop-up experience by Deutsche Telekom, comes actually pretty close.
The “Moon Garden” is a pretty cutting-edge immersive and interactive experience and the centerpiece of the new Magenta Moon Campus that is happening from now until November 1st at Leipziger Platz in Berlin and online with various workshops and talks. Imagine walking into a room that brings you to a completely new world, stimulating your senses and offering you a place to relax, to play, to explore. It sounds like a dream right now – doesn’t it?
photo: Ralph Larmann.
In February 2016 the impressive Kraftwerk Berlin showed a laser and sound installation by Christopher Bauder and Robert Henke called Deep Web as part of the CTM Festival. It is a moving, luminous architectural structure that weaves 175 motorized spheres and 12 high power laser systems into a 25 meter wide and 10-meter high sculpture of light and sound. It was a really immersive experience to see it.
This summer the show is back at Kraftwerk from July 12 until August 23, 2019, with special live performances on July 25 and 26, as well as August 8 and 9 that you shouldn’t miss. We have a little video from the first round to give you an impression.
The Magnum House of Play is the gift that keeps on giving! When you enter the place that was set-up in a former church you can discover one interactive installation after the other that invites you to play around, take photos and just enjoy the lighter things in life. From a huge golden swing in the center, over a pool of balls, a rocking horse, hula hoops, a doodle wall, and several games and fun photo backgrounds you will never run out of opportunities to feel like a kid again and just play. All of the installations have been done with so much love for details that you just don’t want to leave them at all.
The center of the House of Play is the DIY Magnum bar with a big chocolate fountain where you can customize your own Magnum with different chocolate coats and toppings. Finally, a Magnum made just for your desires.
You can visit the House of Play at the Elisabethkirche in Invalidenstraße every day until Sunday, June 23rd from 13-20h. And the best thing is: it’s totally free of charge. Of course, the place is quite kid-friendly, so bring the little ones for some good old fun.
To give you a bit of a preview here are some impressions from the opening on Wednesday that also saw some famous Berliners including Palina Rojinski, Marina Hoermannseder, Dawid Tomaszewski, Nikeata Thompson, Ricardo Simonetti, and Jack Strify.
photos: Alejandro Arretureta
If you like immersive art you need to check out the current exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof. As one of the nominees of this year’s “Preis der Nationalgalerie” Berlin-based Venezuelan artist Sol Calero has transformed a couple of rooms of the museum into the so called “Amazonas Shopping Center”. You can walk through various rooms such as a travel agency, cyber cafe, a hair salon, a dance studio, a cinema, a driving school and a money exchange and even sit down and interact with the scenarios. Each room is wonderfully colorful and combines aesthetics of the tropics of Latin America with traditional architectural elements. What is fascinating is her process of self-exotifying her own heritage and playing with cliches of Latin culture. But apart from that it’s just an incredibly fun exhibition to hang out in and soak up every little detail. Some impressions after the jump. You can still catch the exhibition until January 14, 2018. If you like this artwork you can vote for Sol to win the audience price right here.
This coming Saturday on September 2, 2017 we will be celebrating 10 Years of iHeartBerlin at the Olympus Perspective Playground Berlin 2017 at the stunning Kraftwerk Berlin. We invite all of you to join the event!
iHeartBerlin that started out in the summer of 2007 as a fun party chronicle and is now one of the most influential online magazines about Berlin, covering all aspects of your Hauptstadt life – keeping you all company whether you’re singing Karaoke at Mauerpark, feasting on delicious burgers at Schlesi, or dance the night away at Berghain. It’s not only a celebration of 10 years’ worth of blogging, but most importantly – a celebration of the Berlin community spirit that just keeps us driven every day!
A city works like a body. It has its central stomach, its green lungs, its concrete skin and streets like arteries running through it. But what makes the head of a city? And will it run the complete system wisely and without any major incidents or will it bring it to death?
In the new theater game Monypolo II by Thea Hoffmann-Axthelm and Prinzip Gonzo the world as we know it does not exist anymore. Inside an abandoned office building in West Berlin, they created a new one. Here everything is divided by functions and organs all working separately desperately looking for a real leader. Between bureaucratic horror and futuristic sensual experience the play leads you through a universe that has no shape and no purpose. And maybe it is a world without a purpose that makes us silently fear the future we are heading towards.
Take your chance to visit the play until July 21, 2017 and make sure to buy your tickets in time. Our photographic impressions of the play below.