Curated by Heiko Hoffmann and Alfons Hug, Club Berlin brings these impulses to Singapore’s container art space DECK, transforming it into a temple of photography and electronic music thanks to Sven Marquardt (Photography), Martin Eberle (Photography), Marcel Duttman (Music), Boiler Room (Video), and DJ Szene from Berlin.
Techno was the youth culture that united East and West in Berlin after the fall of communism in East Germany. After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, unused plots of land and buildings were ready to be filled with new life by clubs, bars, galleries, workshops and studios. Berlin became the epicenter of a new club culture which attracted international attention with clubs and later with the Love Parade. The club scene was given another boost at the beginning of the last decade. Thousands of Techno tourists were attracted into the city every weekend by cut-price European flights, a new wave of clubs like Bar 25, Watergate and the Berghain – and parties that never seemed to end. Artists, label operators, party organizers and promoters from all over the world moved to Berlin, constantly contributing new ideas for the city’s sound – a development that continues to this day.