An exhibition tracking the rise of techno after the fall of the Berlin Wall at London’s Red Gallery
A new exhibition ostensibly about Berlin techno is set to open at Red Gallery in London. Called After The Fall: Berlin 1990–2000, it documents political and cultural changes through the rise of the music in formerly communist East Berlin during the decade after the Wall came down. The now united city’s story is told through the photographs of German artists Ben de Biel and Tilman Brembs, plus films, documentaries and a joint reading by Felix Denk and Sven von Thülen, authors of Der Klang Der Familie: Berlin, Techno And The Fall Of The Wall, an oral history condensed from more than 150 interviews about techno taking hold in the city.
The exhibition launches on 1 October with a screening of Rolf Lambert’s The Sound Of Change, followed by a Q&A with a panel consisting of Dimitri Hegemann, who curated West Berlin’s Atonal festivals in the early 1980s before he went on to found the legendary techno club Tresor, Keith Reilley (founder of Fabric), Danielle De Picciotto, Felix Denk and Sven von Thülen. The night will finish with a DJ set by Monika Dietl.
After The Fall will run from 1–18 October. More information can be found here.