Seeing as we're at the ICA:
14 December 2006
Film Premier: Einstürzende Neubauten, Palast Der Republik, November 2004
£9/£8 concs/£7 ICA members
To mark the launch of Palast der Republik, the first live concert DVD from Einstürzende Neubauten, the ICA is screening the film of their performance at the Palast der Republik, Berlin.
The Palast der Republik (Palace of the Republic) was the site of the East German parliament between 1976 and 1989 as well as housing auditoriums, art galleries, restaurants and a bowling alley. Abandoned during the 1990s when asbestos comtamination was discovered, demolition of the building began in Febrary 2006
In November 2004 Einstürzende Neubauten used the skeleton of the ruined Palast as a location for their architectural-musical fantasies. Accompanied by a 100 strong choir, recruited from www.neubauten.org
, they played in and with the building in their, almost literally, building collapsing style.
There will be a Q&A after the screening with Einstürzende Neubauten founder member Blixa Bargeld.