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PIANOBASSDRUM
MUSIC / ARTS

PIANOBASSDRUM
Appropriation of a Piano

When Mandy Mozart and Thomas Prestin discovered a working-condition Berliner Fabrikat Piano from 1870 in a GDR sports complex, their first thoughts lingered somewhere between, “this is too good to be true,” and, “what exactly do we do with it?” »

DELIVERANCE
PERFORMANCE

DELIVERANCE
SURVIVE OR EXIST

“Who are you? How do you live?” These are the first questions in the artist statement for Deliverance — a live-art work by Kat Henry, Penny Harpham and William McBride — but the piece raises so many more. »

MARC BRINKMEIER
PHOTOGRAPHY / POLITICS

MARC BRINKMEIER
A ROOM WITH A VIEW

If Berlin is famous for its urban decay, then the Zuhause In Der Eisfabrik (or Home In The Ice Factory) series by Berlin-based photographer Marc Brinkmeier exposes some of the complexity within that. »

FRIEDRICH LIECHTENSTEIN
MUSIC / PERFORMANCE

FRIEDRICH LIECHTENSTEIN
IS JUST SUPERGEIL

If Gilbert & George are London’s living sculptures, then Friedrich Liechtenstein is Berlin’s ornamental hermit — once a fixture living in the office and showroom of an eyeglass company, now a celebrity nationwide following his viral YouTube commercial “Super Geil” for Edeka supermarkets. »

VAKKI
ARTS

VAKKI
CHROMA-QUEEN

Somewhere between psychedelia and pop art lies Vakki, the Korean artist whose colorful imagery not only provides eye-popping stimulation, but also relates to a historical moment in her country’s past. »

WEAR IT
IT / FASHION / ARTS

WEAR IT
THE FUTURE IS WEARABLE

It’s easy to see how wearable technology will soon become a more important part of our day to day lives, and Wear It — the Berlin-based agency for wearable technology, fashion and eTextiles — will be ready when it happens. »

SEOUL SEARCHING
ENTERTAINMENT

SEOUL SEARCHING
SUMMERTIME MADNESS

With Seoul Searching, Lee uses the accessible, light-hearted format of the teen rom-com to inject a little honesty into diversity. Not only capturing the voices of Korean teens from around the globe, it brings sorely missed depth to Asian characters on film. »

SECRET CINEMA
ENTERTAINMENT

SECRET CINEMA
BUT TELL NO ONE

Calling London’s Secret Cinema an immersive, live cinema event doesn’t quite do it justice, judging from the scale of their most recent production around the 1985 box office smash Back To The Future. »

ROBOT KOCH
MUSIC

ROBOT KOCH
ROBOTS DONT SLEEP

Robert Koch, better known as Robot Koch, has spent a long time perfecting his craft. The formerly Berlin-based German producer, now transplanted to Los Angeles, creates electronic music with both the delicacy of electronica and the punch of hip-hop. »

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At PLATOON we are always scanning the activities of our worldwide network. Additionally, as there are so many interesting projects continuously in the making, we are inviting PLATOON MEMBERS to submit their works to our editorial team for possible features in the magazine and on the website.

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