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tv   Arts and Culture  Deutsche Welle  May 2, 2019 1:45am-2:01am CEST

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still a mecca for the arts but it's all subjective. so has become too expensive and too cool but a struggling office of lost the studios all rehearsal rooms to soaring rents old credit tree developers here's a clip from a documentary about two authors who left but eventually retire. the other depict choctaw is a multimedia artist from the united states her husband alexander is best known as the basis for the band i'm still to know about this film shows how they came to a point where they felt they couldn't breathe and brylin anymore. then we blew out how wolves by giving up our house. we left berlin back then because in twenty ten you barely had arrived at a point in its development that was absolutely not conducive to being an
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independent artist. so they packed everything up and tried to make their dream a reality someplace else. that great is. we are like nomads they first headed to mexico then to new york and finally to prague they found more on their journey than just the individual places. but nowhere was like berlin. in twenty eighteen they returned to their beloved city intending to open a center for artists and musicians but where. everyone says that buying something in berlin. doing something is impossible ok but impossible is
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a word i will not accept. the documentary tom feng on or a dream catchers is about a couple who went away and came back having concluded that there is no place better than berlin. my guest is a legend of the grammys sixteen here in berlin but originally from manchester in england mark reader is a musician a record producer a filmmaker who amongst many other things organized the first of a punk rock concert behind the ball in east berlin and they got away with it he's now forty years of. how here's the big question mark how's it changed in those forty years it's become more colorful. i think you know but in the eighty's was very grey and very bullet riddled and very desperate and berlin now we some more accessible place i think he said more expensive place of course but it's accessible
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and the fall of the wall did that alter things a great deal as well not immediately but obviously you know with lights on the sea is lights of course it's very different place berlin which i quite live because it's you know i've moved into a new city without having to do them and. what about alternative culture that your particular involving. is it still the best place to be like it was well i think it is you know one another don't think anything really change on that front really you know it's still in a place that truck. from all over the world which you know in the past of a very few thought once the wall came down people realized the potential of the city for you know it was very very cheap back then. but in in-vitro compare it say to paris all alone dunno america you know like new york or san francisco berlin still really a cheap place to live is still in the foldable place to live even though the reds
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have got a style. even though the bourbon has complained about his or all when you're used to living in a place that cost like eighty knots which is like forty or less. and then your rent goes up to salt four hundred then you're going to complain exactly about gentrification is a dirty word for a struggling artist so let's see how the burnin boom in recent years has affected the. famous architect designing flashy new buildings and luxury lofts and condos sprouting up everywhere burnings fabled venues of fast disappearing. culture is losing ground to capital its most prominent victim tantalus the sub cultural center of the ninety's and early two thousand right in the heart of berlin. after a long battle tacklers finally closed in twenty twelve. concerts workshops are being edged out all over ballin most recently here in paris art and stars are over three
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hundred fifty studios disappear each year due to rising rents. in the district as vetting is one of the last big studio spaces in the center of the land they have also been sold to an investor so far artists have been paying a renter three to seven euros per square meter they couldn't afford. moore was ninety percent of them living on the breadline as it is doing odd jobs to earn a living. almost thirty years ago creative spirits were the first to take advantage of the historic changes in land occupying on the used spaces and opening crops it was them the berlin gained its reputation as a club as paradise party goes from all over the world still come here in droves and back kind remains legendary but many of byrne's one hundred forty camps have had to close down in the grandson of continues.
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so that's what's happening today before we talk about it more let's have a quick look at some of my readers favorite homes in the old. of the. east. we're standing here right square. behind me is the legendary thirty six club which was the. place where i first played the lead in with a bang and i had no idea what was going to do and a friend of mine called me just to see if i wanted to go out for a drink and i said to. you can you see any way stranger. than what brilliantly wednesday would be called by
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a journalist the company and then there would be kate scholl to the studio becomes in which actually means the. i'm standing in front of the mind the howls of the. vocals which in she's in east berlin to talk to the whole scene. from us jeremy played the first gig by a while. just in three periods in one thousand nine hundred two well this is the only place in on a little tour as hasn't changed at all. this is the churchill all this is the place to which used to be the first. fortunately tore it down a couple of years in this area anything goes you know there is there are no rules no regulations there's no policing in the early ninety's it was a very unique open really really great place to go out to and there's nothing going
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to be like ever again. record producer musician is my gas times are soaring now our concern about strain. quite frankly my question is could you do it today and get me a gig next wednesday like from all the not know why. things have become a bit a little bit more regimented i think there are possibilities not buildings completely strangled itself you know it's not there are places you can go and berlin still got a lot of opportunities you knows a lot of places where you could do things i find the fact that you know people come and take over certain properties and turn into flotsam things they forget the reason why people come to the lane in the first place they might just come on a whim because they've heard about it they might want to go out to one of the club scene here and they experience the city but she's a very culturally very vibrant and very relaxing in comparison to say some
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a lot longer do you think it's going to last i mean balance being cool for ages it's tracks the always the same kind of people you know i saw i find. so many people in the meantime who've moved to berlin and and it's not just you don't spend the entire life a lot of you know only you can pay for a few years maybe in just experience if the whole find chines you into so in some way and. you can gain certain experiences from being here and the way berlin kind of like presents itself on the club scene and music scene i'm not saying for that matter it creates a certain sort of light in the level of you know attainment you have to achieve right and then and then you can take that and go elsewhere ok many people and by the now you through the film the movie n.s.a. and movie folder about your life it's over short look. in one nine hundred seventy eight mark reader worked in a manchester record store selling punk music. but it was german bands like
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cuff back and tangerine dream that really appealed to him. so he headed off to west berlin the city with the wall of the city that never sleeps. he lived in a squat where he paid no rent and witnessed the first street riots sparked by housing issues that then the problem in berlin wasn't luxury renovations but no renovations at all but the result was the same as now the demand for affordable apartments was greater than the supply. was the movie shows historical documentary material supplemented by newly shot scenes made to look like the early one nine hundred eighty s. . mark reader watched the rise of famous german bands he later played in his own
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promising band but major success eluded them. you. see. the film ends with the fall of the berlin wall and the growing techno see new music a new opportunity new bands new parties new drugs a new era. and a new company that you create at the time you've recently revived it because you've been to china about a chinese band yeah baby moved to china just say months or china i went to a festival saw this beyond the call stolen and i thought living the guilt they made the difference and this kind of psychedelic techno rock music and decided ok i've worked with these guys of doing record with in the studio so i could psych psychedelic techno wrote were look out for the thanks very much you got it with us today and that's all for this time on culture time forget website didn't you don't
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comb slash culture for more i'll leave you with pictures from the bubbling cultural scene back in the day because of a nap but we're still a bit crazy and thankfully offers to still flow here.
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