Festivals and Events

(Photo by Helin Bereket, copyright 2018, https://www.helinbereket.com)

Late Nights In Squat Bars are passionate believers in collaborating with artists across genres, and have curated two eclectic festivals, Restriction, Restraint, Rebirth (2013) and Authorized Access (2014), working with numerous visual and sound artists, performers and dancers. They hosted the community music video evening Seen Thru Flughafenkiez (2014). LNISB have also curated sound installations at 48 Stunden Neukölln for four years in a row.

In 2018, Late Nights In Squat Bars presented Hearing Now, an exhibition of newly created sound works inspired by research into female* sound artists and musicians active in Berlin in the 1980s and 1990s, accompanied by a series of events.

This was held at O.T. Projektraum, Weichselstr 55, Neukölln, every day from June 7 – 28, 2018. Plus 4 special event nights.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/817133471831038/

This event was free of charge and was made possible with a grant from the Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Thank you very much!



Check out the documentary about Hearing Now here!


Thursday 7th June 7pm – Vernissage

Sunday 17th June 7pm – Hearing Now: Live – Late Nights In Squat Bars

In the first of the four events accompanying their Hearing Now exhibition, Shanti Suki Osman and Dafne Della Dafne give an artist talk introducing their sound works and ending with a live performance. The pieces created for the Hearing Now exhibition are inspired by female* sound artists and musicians active in Berlin in the 1980s and 1990s. Including interviews and samples, these original pieces also position Dafne and Shanti’s own electro pop music biographies alongside those artists reflected in the exhibition.

Thursday 21st June 7pm – Optical Silence – Karina Griffith

 “When was the last time you were speechless?”

This was one of the questions Karina Griffith asked the participants in her “Visual Creole” writing workshop at the first Souls Sisters Black Arts Retreat in Klasdorf, Brandenburg. Her documentation of the experience exists as a 2-channel video piece without sound; Entitled. In this performance lecture, Karina Griffith interrogates the silence of Entitled and explores what is at stake for intersectional bodies claiming space outside of Germany’s urban centres.

Sunday 24th June 7pm – The Silence that is not a Rest* – Rosanna Lovell

* Taken from the title of a chapter in Christina Scharff’s new book Gender, Subjectivity and Cultural Work: The Classical Music Profession, this multimedia performance follows the theme of women in music making and what it means to make sound and be heard. It will reflect on how women musicians work with(in) structural and institutional limitations and discriminatory attitudes towards their work and how to challenge existing notions of the canon. We will think about questions such as who gets heard and how do we listen? Rosanna Lovell’s piece will be followed by a conversation around these themes where audience members will also be invited to share their thoughts and responses to the different components of the exhibition.

Thursday 28th June 7pm – Seeing Now! Dafne Narvaez Berlfein

A visual intervention, a live dialogue with the sounds created by Late Nights In Squat Bars for the exhibition Hearing Now. Inspired by Mary Ellen Bute (1906-1983) a pioneer of visual symphony films.



In October 2016, Late Nights In Squat Bars discussed themes in their work at an artist talk at Das Kapital in Neukölln. Here is a live video of the talk:


Seen Thru Flughafenkiez screened new and timeless music videos from Late Nights In Squat Bars, Raving Mad Carlos, Alfred Ladylike, Badkat and Gone Dead Train!!!!



(Header photo: Maya Dalinsky at Authorized Access, by Gelya Bogatishcheva, 2014)