Season 3 · Episode 8
Oliver Baurhenn is one of the curators and organizers of the highly acclaimed annual international CTM – festival for adventurous music and art in Berlin. Born in 1970, he arrived in Germany’s soon-to-be capital in the early 90's shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall where he personally witnessed a city in constant flux with a fast developing electronic music scene. Until today Oliver Baurhenn has been a prominent decision maker in key positions of Berlin’s cultural life: He is a founding member of several associations and institutions that center around music and art, among them ICAS, the International Cities of Advanced Sound network. In his STRRR episode, Oliver Baurhenn introduces to us a selection of video clips that have remained important to him throughout his time as co-director of CTM Festival in Berlin – among them an excerpt from Derek Jarman’s “Blue”, Christoph Schlingensief’s spectacular “U 3000” subway ride featuring Atari Teenage Riot and a real post Cold War tram ride through East Berlin’s misty outskirts in 1990.
Interview + 2nd Camera: Max Dax, DOP + editing: Lucia Lux, Photo: Lucia Lux, Animations: TOPE, Introduction: Craig Holiday Haynes,