Hodgepodge – a collective exhibition

Jerry Kowalsky, Wolfgang Flad, and BcmArte invite you to an experimental exhibition. The BcmArte Room (Berlin con mucho arte) in Manteufelstraße 42 has been an international experimental exhibition space since 2012.

In this exhibition “Hodgepodge” we want to experiment with the confused mixture of different artists. Each artist is confronted individually with an individual starting situation and will cope with it in his or her own way in terms of the overall work. However, the personal work is sacrificed to the higher goal and flows into the confused result of a group. The individual takes a back seat, the focus is irrevocably on the entire work without a clearly recognizable handwriting of each individual artist.

19 international artists invite you to the exhibition “Hodgepodge”. For 14 days, before February 16th, in random order, one or two artists will be working in the room every day. Each artist, like with a collage, includes works that have already been applied. For 14 days each artist can be observed in random order while working in the room. On the 15th day, February 16th, we will open the space with the presence of all artists in a vernissage and present the complete work.

Participating artists:
Ab van Hanegem
Joanna Bambi Buchowska
Dag Przybilla
Wolfgang Flad
Sebastian Hammwöhner
Marc von der Hocht
Jerry Kowalsky
Minor Alexander-Jungblut
Jan Muche
Julia Münstermann
Rainer Neumaier
Manfred Peckl
Vincent Rischer
Betti Scholz
Anja Schwörer
Lukas Troberg
Gabriel Vormstein
Jens Wolf
Lukas Glinkowski
Markus Merkle


Ladies Drawing Salon

4 Sessions to be part of LDS

18.01.  // 25.01.

15.02.  // 22.02.

Ladies’ Drawing Salon has found a new place and a new direction. Four sessions planned with four different persons invited to share their knowledge and their specific approach towards drawing.

Ladies Drawing Night is a club, a space for women to come together around drawing. This year is meant to explore the idea of what it means to belong, what home feels like and where does nostalgia hurt. Drawing sessions are meant to inspire to experiment and to question ourselves.


Please save your spot, send an email to julianatoro90@gmail.com
Bring your materials and share with your local girl gang.



the storytelling night

On the Storytelling Night, Writers and Readers will have the pleasure to read contemporary stories. All lights off. Quiet.
We want to reproduce the childhood time when Mel, a tiny little girl born in Peru, listened to stories in the dark. We are dedicating this event to all those who love to write, love to read, love to be heard and love to hear. To those of us who have the time to spend on meeting ears at their most openness, time to spend diving into worlds where the concept of reality simply disappears and we become again aware that there is no past and future….but that infinite moment when we gaze into the dark without fear and the absence of light tells us the story of everything.

Next Monday 11.12.17.  at 19h. join us in Kleiner Salon!

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/128994254436684/



Wilder Garten vol. 4: Creation Playground

Friday 24.11./Saturday 25.11.

Join us for the fourth edition of Wilder Garten’s Creation playground, an all inclusive, creation ground, networking space, and creative community for artists of different varieties, performers, and musicians alike.
Take part in two nights filled collaborative workshops and collective creation led by talented local artists, open musical jam sessions throughout the evening, along with performances, presentations, and exhibitions by musical, artistic and other special guests.
Instruments and art supplies supplied, but feel free to bring along supplies and instruments of your own flavor!

Featured Musicians and Performers
Wilde Gärten – Wild Flora Indie/Electonic Hybrid band.
Scar Polish (Robin Fisher) – Ethereal, psych guitar and glitchy lo-fi beats
IM – Dark, Curious Psychedlic Rock/Electronica fusion (https://soundcloud.com/iminamaria)
Elpenor of Peanut Butter Beats and Berlin Untelevised
DSDNG – Soulful Hip hop from the Berlin streets
Bonsai Banshee – Live looping violinist. Tribal, ethereal.
CHAK.RA (Scott Binder) – Shamanic Drum Journey and Dance
Sofiya (Sofia Marinova) – Dancer – Improv Oriental

Featured Artists and Special Guests
Diala Brisly – Illustrator/Muralist
Charles Simmonds (Making Shapes) – Painter, poet, artist
Zahra Luengo – Collage artist, illustrator, visual artist
Sara Uve – Illustrator/Photographer/Visual Artist
Oliver Morency and Roxane Goodenday – Culinary Artists, Chefs, and Owners of Indie’n Bite
Joel D. Poischen – Artist, Illustrator, Filmmaker
Sydney Spaceship (Super 8 Films) – Filmmaker
INDRI DHARA – Lifestyle/Design/Decoration

10€ – One Day Entry
15€ – Two Day Entry

— 5€ Discount at the door if you bring a wrapped gift of any kind! (i.e A piece of art you made, an old book, something wearable, a neat toy, a candle, a bottle of wine, cookies, anything creative you can think of! It doesn’t have to be wrapped nicely, just enough to conceal what it is)
If money is a major concern of yours, and you would still like to be a part of the event, reach out to us for volunteer opportunities for free two day entry to the event 🙂

wilder Garten Vol. 4 Facebook event



Events close to crisis point – Jerry Kowalsky

The crisis casts a colorful semantic shadow when the Dutch artist fabricates his sculptures made out of cardboard and metal screws. With sympathetic perseverance and reduced, carefully chosen means and gestures he creates a small and clever wonderland.
The subtly amorphous trees are the most eye-catching assets in the exhibition and lead the cardboard material back to its roots, forming at the same time as tentacles frozen in a dancing movement. So, the familiar seems to coexist with the uncanny here.
Generally, it is the multifaceted lines of tradition and references, that make up the fascination surrounding Jerry Kowalsky. He sees himself primarily as a sculptor, but he is also a painter and draughtsman who is able to create astonishing things (roughly somewhere in between Cornelia Schleime and Francis Bacon).
The empty shoes – custom-made in an Italian style – are the classic representatives of the absentee, placeholders of the beholder, but they are also spirits evoked by small gestures, as the Belgian Mariën 1949 summoned them as “L’ esprit de l’ escalier” (The Spirit of the Staircase): Two shoes placed on adjacent steps, photographed, there we go with the “staircase wit” – the second meaning of the French term – and we have the fleeting genius tied down on top. In Jerry Kowalsky’s universe they, the shoes, stand in front of a hut made up of neon light and serve as a bridge to a chess game, which knows neither winner nor loser due to a minimal color conversion. (Then again, maybe the shoes have moved elsewhere in the meantime, who knows?) On the one hand, this waves cheerfully in the direction of the Fluxus game experiments, but it also has a bit of David Lynch to it.
And then there’s the walls with colorful noses and ears stuck to them – what kind of creatures might have lost those, we wonder – it breathes all of a sudden, it can smell and hear us, becomes sensual and once again „creepy“. Are we being monitored visually and olfactory?
At first, all we can do is throwing our gaze at this ensemble. Thoughts are coming in later, staying behind a bit like a staircase wit. But once they‘re caught, they stay and can linger for a long time.
Julian Born


Working for the Working Man

Kleiner Salon welcomes Berlin based creatives Blank Blank to Premiere their newest project titled  Working for the Working Man, a film noir murder mystery melding kaleidoscopic fusion.
+ HANDSFREE (O: Vilunki 3000)
+ DJ CANDLE IN THE WIND (LIVE set via satelite)

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WORKING FOR THE WORKING MAN is a cross-boarder liasion between the film makers Blank Blank Film and the electronic duo DJ CANDLE IN THE WIND. Sound and image flow from a genuinely collaborative process mutually inspiring and transforming each other.

The film WORKING FOR THE WORKING MAN will be screened in Berlin, Helsinki and Kouvola. In Berlin the screening will be followed by a live stream concert of Dj Candle in the Wind from Helsinki.

Doors at 19h
Screening 20h
Concert 20:30h



Where have all the workers gone? In Koijola, a small industrial town amidst the Finnish woods the workers of a saw mill mysteriously disappear. Detective Käki is sent from Helsinki to investigate the case. He hates the province and arrives with an uneasy gut feeling. In Koijola confusing chaos awaits him. What is the boss of the saw mill hiding? Is murderous feminism at work, here? What’s Marx got to do with it?

Thank God for Titty Bar! Here, the Detective can contemplate the case as he suddenly hits the missing link. While Käki is being dragged deeper and deeper into the woods his darkest foreshadows come to life.

In Finlands South East there are not only few people but even fewer jobs. Especially today, with more and more local industry giving in to global competition, leaving closed down places and empty cities behind. What’s there left to do in a small Finnish town? Music!

Is this a music video? Is this a crime story? Is this anti-capitalist DADA?The Finish summers are cold and short but the sun never sets. A Film Noir out of raw daylight.

Film by Blank Blank / Music Dj Candle in the Wind
Additional music: Timo Heikkilä and Elsa Liimanainen

Sneaky little preview snippet!

Working for the Working Man

Working for the working man #viikonloppu #djcandleinthewind #koijola #tulossa #stilettiana #vilunki3000

Posted by Blank Blank Film on Saturday, September 10, 2016

// Film by Blank Blank Film/ Music Dj Candle in the Wind