Events

“WR: Mysteries of the Organism” Screening 16/12

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WR: Mysteries of the Organism
(Directed by Dusan Makaveyev, 1971, English and Serbo-Croation with English Subtitles, 85 minutes)
16 December, 20 Uhr @ Cagliostro / Praxis Shop – Lenbachstr. 10 Ostkreuz, Berlin

Datacide presents the screening of “WR: Mysteries of the Organism” at Cagliostro on 16 December at 20,00. Originally titled “WR (Wilhelm Reich): Mysteries of the Orgasm”, this subversive critique was shown only at a few cinemas in Yugoslavia in 1971 and then banned. This forced the director to emigrate in order to continue his relentless critique of Marxist-Lennism, traditional sexual politics and all anti-liberatory tendencies of the Cold War era. “WR” masterfully uses collage filmic technique to interlace documentary, fictional and found footage together into a combative story on Reich’s sexual politics. The collage techniques shock the viewer and instigating critique at every level. Datacide (C. Fringeli and Nemeton) will make a short introduction and a discussion with the viewing audience at the end of the film to highlight some of the aesthetic and political issues.

Sub/Version and Darkmatter record release party

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OUT NOW – Sub/Version 014 by Amboss + Darkmatter 12003 by Poxxe‏

Two brand new releases exclusive from Praxis Distribution –
And this week only from Praxis mail order & shop ahead of general release

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Amboss: Kompressorwahn/Avenida Paulista
(Sub/Version 014)

The most relentless Sub/Version release so far! Two mighty tracks combining a wall of sound with rave hyper-energy. Side A “Kompressorwahn” kicks off with stepping tension-oriented rave-esque melodies quickly culminating in the most extreme pounding beats that throttle your nerves and whip the dancefloor into a frenzy with no end in sight. Amboss keeps up the pressure with the side B track titled “Avenida Paulista” in which hard industrial effects, intense frequencies and relentless beats are pushed to the limit. Deemed to be “too hard” for some, Sub/Version 014 by Amboss demolishes all other drum and bass tracks around thus demonstrating the possibilities for further explorations in hybrid extreme sounds.

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Poxxe: Iono
(DM12003)

Darkmatter Soundsystem frequents their third visit to vinyl (DM12003) this time around with the Southern California native Poxxe. The 12″ kicks off with a screaming dubstep floorkiller titled “The Malfunction” sure to incite soundsystems and crowds. Next up is the rattling tear out breakcore track titled “Funky Lizard” with Minion on the collab. On the flip side, the two tracks “Yellular” & “Plastic Hip” explore the more sparse rhythms and tones of Poxxe’s sound. A strong follow up to the label’s previous release (DM12001) “Minion – Bored In The U.S.A. EP.”

get them from:
http://praxis.c8.com/catalog/products_new.php

You Cannot Blow Up Social Relations

A Critique of Armed Struggle
(Talk at Bogotrax festival in Berlin, Sept.10, 2009)

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In this short critical talk I will briefly outline a view of particular strains of the communist movement of the 20th century and in particular the guerilla movements purporting to be communist and their historical role.
Central to my argument is the transformation of Marxism as a critical method and communism as a movement into an ideology of so called Marxism-Leninism.
Therefore this is not a critique of revolutionary violence as such, but of its particular manifestation in the form of traditional Marxist-Leninist guerilla movements, both of the rural and urban types. [Read more →]

Fuckparade Fallout

The yearly Fuckparade was taking place again in Berlin on August 22 (2009). The gathering point was Revaler Strasse, where the 17 trucks were warming up for the parade. A part of this warm up were also the obligatory speeches. For this, the Fuckparade organisers invited Hans Cousto and Dr. Motte, whose talks can be seen here. They deserve some attention, especially what Motte had to say. [Read more →]

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