Big Screen Brutals – 6 December 2015 @ Spektrum – The Crazy Cult of the New World Church of Creepy Crackpots

Big Screen Brutals - 6 December 2015

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Sunday 6. December 2015
Doors: 19:30 / Start time: 20:00

Address: Bürknerstraße 12, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln
Transports: U8 Schönleinstraße

The Crazy Cult of the New World Church of Creepy Crackpots

This edition of BSB is all about religion. And conspiracy theories. Weird ones. Caught on video.

It’s true what they say: god is everywhere. From the heights of Hollywood to the far recesses of the internet, rest assured the old man in the iCloud is sending us preachers of questionable character; failed doomsday predictions; holy hoaxes; and unrighteous rituals from shadowy elites. And yes, most of them are American.

Whether you believe that we are all descended from benevolent alien beings or noble advanced yetis, we can all agree that we love to put on glitter and exploit cheesy outdated video effects. Yes? Join us! For a journey through your future-past lives as is only possible with the latest of consumer electronics technology. A rapture of eternally saving channel-surfing, where the gods are crazy and self-ordained priests offer you spirituality at special prices in a blasphemous mix of parody and reality. Can you tell the difference between a fanatic cult leader who just wants to get into your pants and a nerdy prankster/animator who just wants to get into your pants?

All praises to the Goddess! I mean, she looks just great in that sequined dress…

“The Crazy Cult of the New World Church of Creepy Crackpots” playlist:

Zontar Video – Perverse Preachers, Fascist Fundamentalists and Kristian Kiddie Kooks – 1991
Negativland – Christianity Is Stupid / The Mashin’ of the Christ – 1987/2004
Godstuff – L’Chaim To Life Telethon
Bill Maher & José Luis de Jesús – Religulous – 2008
Marjoe Gortner – Marjoe – 1972
Neal Israel – Tunnel Vision – 1976
TZII – Roaring Pope
People Like Us – Discovering Electronic Music – 1999
Necromancy – 1972
Shaye Saint John – Washroom
Necrophagia – Manson Meditation Tape
Becky Sloan & Joseph Pelling – Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 3 – 2014
Raëlian Movement – Peaceful Revolution
Unarius Academy of Science – The Arrival
Bill Kates & Alex Aurichio – The Incredible Invisible Visualizer
John Safran – John Safran vs God – 2004
Le Dernier Cri – Les Religions Sauvages – 2004
Matt Anderson – Illumicorp
Emergency Broadcast Network – Nirvana
Breatharian Yogi – Freedom
Yoga Ghost
Raëlian Movement – Elohim Embassy, Embassy for our Creators, the Elohim
Church of the SubGenius – Arise! – 1992
Unarius Academy of Science – Creativity for AVAM
The Carpenters – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft – 1976

Presented by Big Screen Brutals and Spektrum.

Big Screen Brutals – 30 August 2015 @ Spektrum – Glitch Is Fucked

Big Screen Brutals - 30 August 2015

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Sunday 30. August 2015
Doors: 19:00 / Start time: 20:00
Free entrance

Address: Bürknerstraße 12, 12047 Berlin-Neukölln
Transports: U8 Schönleinstraße

The first edition of BSB at Spektrum will feature two different sets of connected short films:

1. “Glitch Is Fucked” (see below for playlist)
… or should that read ‘Glitch Is Fucking Great!’? We’re not sure. Herein we will explore those visions which will either glorify or lay waste to the so-called Glitch Movement. Get ready for epileptic blasts of computer graphics; rainbowing mushrooms of data corruption; analog synaesthesia processes; documents of pseudo-science; propaganda for non-existent conspiracies; classic early-internet viral weirdness; found videos from unknown sources; and maybe the odd cartoon.

2. “Music is Fucked Too”
It’s a lot like the first one, except you can nod your head and talk if you want to.

May your video life contain flashing lights!

Presented by Big Screen Brutals and Spektrum.

“Glitch Is Fucked” playlist:

UCNV – Crashed Universal
Guillaume Vallée – Tzara I
Woody Vasulka & Brian O’Reilly – Scan Processor Studies
V-Atak – Anti
Takeshi Murata – Pink Dot
Jim Crutchfield – Space Time Dynamics in Video Feedback
Teddy Lasry – Challenger
Brenna Murphy – skyeye
Crazy Dave Tape – DRUGS
The Divine David – Television
Le Dernier Cri – Les religions sauvages
Botborg – To Bypass a Sensory Roadblock
Threee Geniuses – Jon
Daniel Leyva – FAKE+GAY
Guadaloupe & O. Chatté – Spermadroïd
Sgure & Sekitani – Anulus Pexie
Princesse Rotative – M.Gunt Junior
Ouananiche – Anti Love
jonCates – Moviestorm Machinima Audition Tape TX VRSN
Module VXD – Acadesrevenge
Devin Flynn – Y’all So Stupid #4
Crazy Dave Tape – DON’T KNOW
The Superusers – Every Interpretation of Maxim
Crazy Dave Tape – WHAT
Autotune Fail

Big Screen Brutals – 25 April 2014 @ Liebig12 – ASTEPBACK, BOTBORG

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ASTEPBACK – expanded cinema/dance – IT
BOTBORG – audio-visual feedback – AU

Friday 25. April 2014
Doors: 19:30
Concerts: 20:00

Address: Liebigstrasse 12, 10247 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Transports: U5 + M21 + M10 > Frankfurter Tor

Entry 5 euro.


ASTEPBACK are an expanded cinema/dance performance group from Naples, Italy, using multiple Super-8 film projectors and a slide projector to interact with the motion of bodies in space. Visually, their projections are a celebration of tactile film manipulation techniques – scratching, patching, piercing, and drawings with ink and wax are then multiplied onto different walls at different speeds. Complimented by self-made photosensitive sound devices, audio is generated from these different light sources and in turn feeds a feedback loop that interacts and changes with the stage movement. ASTEPBACK will present their performance entitled “AMORFIA chapter1” (dedicated to Carlo Cafiero) in their Berlin debut.

ASTEPBACK are Gaëlle Cavalieri and Andrea Saggiomo. In 2007 they founded their own theater company in Naples and many of their productions have since won awards and been showcased in national and international festivals. Aside from his theatrical performance art works, Andrea Saggiomo performs as the expanded cinema project 70fps and in this guise he has improvised and collaborated with musicians and international artists including Andy Guhl and Seppo Renvall.


Botborg is an Australian audio-visual group that fuses and rewires raw electronic signals to create intensely visceral experiences of sound-color synaesthesia. Using their own complex feedback network known as the ‘Photosonicneurokineasthograph’, Botborg create totally live multi-sensory assaults of interdependent color and rhythm, pushing the limits of technology to invoke the maximum possible stimulation of their audience’s mind and body. Botborg work with a level of experimentation and improvisation that places them in a territory outside traditional musical or cinematic formats, where the boundaries between art, science, and philosophy mutate until they are rendered meaningless. Botborg has hosted live demonstrations at many prestigious music, film, and media festivals throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, and North America.

Disclaimer: Botborg demonstrations often include very loud sound played in combination with very fast flashing/strobe light.

Presented by Big Screen Brutals and Liebig12.

Botborg – Principles of Photosonicneurokinaesthography

Botborg’s original DVD “Principles of Photosonicneurokinaesthography” (2005) is now available to stream:

To download:
DVD download link:
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