Subculture in the Wild West Berlin before the iron curtain fell down (1979-1989) –
presented by one of its main protagonists…
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018.
DIE TÖDLICHE DORIS: UN-MUSICAL, NON-MUSICAL, AND EXTRA-MUSICAL
In his 2013 book Subkultur West Berlin, 1979-1989 the artist Wolfgang Müller related the story of the underground musical subculture, to which he belonged, with his post-punk artist band Die Tödliche Doris (The Deadly Doris). Over some 600 pages, the book revealed a kaleidoscope of stories and turned quickly into a bestseller. In 2017, the videos of the multimedia performances and concerts of Die Tödliche Doris were published in an artist edition. Accompanying the screening of a selection of videos, Wolfgang Müller and curator An Paenhuysen (specialized in 1920s Belgian avant-garde and 1980s West-Berlin subculture) will talk about the ‘brilliant dilettantism’ of the 1980s, its roots in 1920s Berlin dadaism, and its relevance for the present.