How Techno became the soundtrack to the reunification & regeneration of Berlin as a cultural symbol."The walls were very thick and the energy in there multiplied. That's why the ceiling was dripping. That's the way it had to be."
Tresor's famous underground dancefloor, which hosted millions until the club's original premises closed in 2005, saw many things. It saw the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, when creatives flooded into East Berlin to squat, set up galleries and host clubs. It saw the explosion of techno in Europe, with the arrival of a new wave of DJs from Detroit attracted to Tresor's aggressive aesthetic and sound system. It saw an "anything goes" door policy which helped cause clashes with the police. And it saw closure, and reinvention, in a new building.
Tresor was born just after the fall of the Berlin wall bringing east and west youth together to the soundtrack of the minimal electronics sound from Detroit. The exhibition will include archival material from Tresor archive, memories from ordinary punters that attended the club, film, and documentaries, as well as a special screening of SUB BERLIN a new documentary by Tilmann Kunzel with a Q & A session with a specially selected panel.
The exhibition will also try to look into the impact that the club has had into the regeneration and re-branding of this new Berlin.
exhibition opening hours are between noon and 6 pm
TRESOR LIVE MUSIC EVENT: SAT 16TH, 2012 DJS AND LIVE ACT TBC
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 19:00 to Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 19:00