Saturday 1 January 2011




Networks and clubs have, in the last 10 years, gone from being physical entities to virtual ones. We 'join' things like clubs online and engage with our friends in cyber space. Clubroom attempts to bring us back to earth and create a room from scratch, into which everyone is invited and can become a member of. There is a limited time to do this: 7 days! According to some, the 'big yin' created the world in that amount of time so perhaps we will manage the same here…!

A club, contrary to modern understanding of the term, is not only a place for drinking and dancing. Clubs are places where like-minded people can join together and make things happen, or celebrate something they mutually enjoy. The project 'Clubroom' is an experiment to see if it is possible to build a club over one week within an already existing 'club', the NGBK. Who will be the members, what will the clubroom look like, what kind of things will happen there? 

Monday, 3 January, 17:00 – 19:00h
„Clubroom Berlin“ – organisers of various types of clubs
Discussions and short presentations by Gaby Billa-Günther of Wunderbar, Niina Lehtonen Braun of JOKAklubi, Catriona Shaw of Kombiticket and special guests.

Tuesday, 4 January, 16:00 – 19:00h
„Members and meeting points“ talk and workshop
How to gain members for your club, open calls, what to do with them when they are there…including the production of newsletters, fanzines and magazines.

Wednesday, 5 January, 12:00 – 19:00h
„JOKAklubi event“ - workshop and evening of mayhem performance
JOKAklubi club evenings are a mixture of performance, music and visual elements. The themes of the nights vary and local artists often make guest appearances. Niina Lehtonen-Braun and Mimosa Pale of Jokaklubi and Catriona Shaw will work with Kombiticket members to produce a club uniform and furniture for the club on this day.

Thursday, 6 January, 16:00 – 19:00h
”Jingles for the clubroom” – radio/podcasting workshop by Catriona Shaw
A ‚Jingle‘ is a short, catchy sequence of sounds or a melody that acts as an acoustic signifier and is often used in the field of radio, television or for advertising. Catriona Shaw will develop jingles with participants composed for the Kombiticket Clubroom

Friday, 7 January, 14:00 – 19:00h
„Real or virtual“ – virtual (online) club rooms and how to navigate them. Workshop by Roman Hagenbrock (DOP) and Andreas Dzialocha of Tagtool.
The Tagtool is the perfect performative visual instrument, providing an intuitive way to create animation that can be projected in real time on the wall and combined with music, lyrics and more. It is operated collaboratively by an artist drawing the pictures and an animator adding movement with a gamepad, achieving virtually unlimited artistic complexity with a simple set of controls.

Saturday, 8 January, 17:00h – open end
„Clubroom opening“ – Concerts, performances, Tagtool performance, JOKAklubi performance featuring Finnish Butoh dancing with Polkka Love Machine and a quiz!

Sunday, 9 January, 15:00 – 19:00h
„Clubroom closing“ – Listening room, as clubroom dissipates and goes virtual on the air with Reboot.FM

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