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Uploaded on Jul 24, 2011

Alex to Dj?

Danielle de Picciotto reads from her book
"The Beauty Of Transgression"
a Berlin memoir and shows filmclips and pictures of the time between 87 and 2005 accompanied with electronic sound-scapes by Alexander Hacke (of Einstürzende Neubauten)

Hi Jack,

Hows it all? I hope my show is holding up.
Any thoughts on the closing party?

I would like to have these 2 friends of mine perform for a bit. They will do it for free, and are very amazing people.

Alex said he could do some random dj'ing/soundscapes throughout the night.

machines, robots, jetpacks, video and photographs
Opening Saturday, July 9th 6-8PM
Closing Party Friday August 12, 2011
Beer & BBQ
July 9th - August 12th, 2011

136 Watts Street
New York, NY 10013

Go West on Canal St., way west, 2 blocks past Hudson, left on Watts.

Neither Kal Spelletich, Jack Hanley Gallery nor anyone shall be held responsible or liable for any LOSS, DAMAGE, INJURY or DEATH arising from any activity organized, sponsored or promoted by Kal or Jack the presenting organization anywhere in the universe, forever.

Closing Night Performance, BB-Q and drinks at The Jack Hanley Gallery.

Danielle de Picciotto
reads from her book "The Beauty Of Transgression"
A Berlin memoir and shows filmclips and pictures of the time between 87 and 2005 accompanied with electronic sound-scapes and DJing by Alexander Hacke (of Einstürzende Neubauten)

Hope you are keeping it cool.


The Beauty of Transgression: Danielle De Picciotto reads excerpts from her recently published Berlin memoirs, with musical accompaniment by Alexander Hacke.
Today, Berlin is celebrated around the world as a magnet for creative talent. But many people do not know or have forgotten how this came to be. In the 1980s, the island city surrounded by the Wall was a sanctuary for musicians, artists, avoiders of West Germany's mandatory military service, and other outsiders, who were inspired by Berlin's distinct atmosphere. Berlin winters were cold, long, and especially delirious. When the ...Wall fell, an unparalleled vacuum of authority was created that further fueled the city's already uniquely free creative climate.
The American artist Danielle de Picciotto moved to Berlin in 1987. She was there when the Love Parade was founded and infamous clubs such as Tresor and E-Werk opened their doors. For decades, she witnessed up close the upheaval in the city and the evolution of its underground from post-punk through techno to the mixed experimental creativity of today. She was a part of this transition and experienced how societal changes influenced and changed the city and its inhabitants over the years.
The Beauty of Transgression is Danielle de Picciotto's memoir of Berlin. The book brings together her accounts of musicians, fashion designers, and club owners as well as other artists and their milieus with unique first-hand descriptions of milestone places and events. It is not only a fascinating collection of stories about key individuals, but also gives an authentic and detailed overview of why Berlin has become one of the most appealing metropolises for creatives from around the world.
Danielle de Picciotto's intimate text and personal selection of images penetrate through hype and commercialization and make The Beauty of Transgression a uniquely genuine documentation of the creative history of Berlin's underground.

Danielle de Picciotto will read selections from her Berlin memoir, The Beauty of Transgression. To underline the Berlin atmosphere she is portraying film clips and photographs will be projected during the reading Her husband Alexander Hacke of the legendary German Band Einstürzende Neubauten will create live electronic soundscapes during the show.


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