Beiträge von Thomas Venker

Kaput x Pop-Kultur x Liraz

Liraz Charhi: “In Iran they listen to the music at very underground parties, woman parties”

Christian Morin, Thomas Venker in conversation with singer and actor Liraz Charhi, who will perform…

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Martha Rose & Allen Paisley – video premiere + short interview

Martha Rose & Allen Paisley: “It Doesn’t Matter”

"I've always dreamed of making a clip involving the cosmos. I originally wanted to dress up as this …

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Kaput x Pop-Kultur x Ian Isiah

Ian Isiah: „Ego never wins. Ego usually dies. It never goes far.“

From 25th till 28th of August the next edition of Pop-Kultur-Festival will happen at Kulturbrauerei …

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TIMES OF HANDS – GAMIFICATION VS PLAY–  11./12.06., 2-5pm – Interview with Sam Hopkins and Hans Bernhard (UBERMORGEN)

“We have to get away from the male supremacy of Silicon Valley – it`s toxic and dangerous for everybody and anybody”

"For me it's not so much that researching gamification has affected how i play games, it has affecte…

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Squarepusher– 25 years of “Feed Me Weird Things”

Squarepusher, a night without fear at Berghain

"The album lately existed only on this terrible second-hand record market, where prices have skyrock…

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Jennifer Walshe – Monheim Triennale

Jennifer Walshe ‘As humans we struggle with events that are outside of our control’

"If people turn up – unless being obnoxious, or throwing things at you – your duty is to try to…

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"TIMES OF HANDS – COVID GLOSSARY" – 04./05.06, 2-5pm (cet) – Interview with Prasad Shetty

“The pandemic made the digital, a home and the physical, a prison”

"While the glossary preserves the integrity of each pixel, it allows for multiple readings and narra…

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"Times of Hands – And Paws And Leaves And Wings And Fins And," – Interview with Eleonora Fabião and Adriana Schneider Alcure

“Brazil is an opened colonial wound. Every 21 minutes a young black person dies murdered in Brazil.”

"We have been talking a lot about the importance of developing artistic practices precisely now, of …

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Ozan Tekin – Video premiere "Flutter (Ballad of July)“

Ozan Tekin: Embracing the uncertainty

"Being from Turkey makes you naturally armed about how to deal with some uncertainties. Coming acros…

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Anita Lane, Nick Cave, Danielle de Picciotto, Tino Hanekamp …

ANITA LANE: „WET HAND FROM THE VOLCANO / SOBERS YOUR SKIN / STRANGER THAN KINDNESS“

„I read her diary on her sheets /Scrutinizing every little piece of dirt / Tore out a page and stu…

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Cristian Vogel – Interview

Cristian Vogel: “I can’t see the future, I can’t tell you how it´s going to change – but it must change.”

"The global music community *is* a working community, not an industry – and it is a sector that su…

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Jaimie Branch – Video premiere "Prayer for Amerikkka Pt. 1 & 2"

Jaimie Branch:”It’s a song about  America, but it’s about a whole lotta places – `cause it’s not just America where the shit´s fucked up…”

We are very happy to present you today the first video (by Video by Theo Darst and Gregory Nachmanov…

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SUPERGAU Festival – Stefano D'Alessio – Interview

Stefano D’Alessio „Time is more important than commodities“

"The theme is the contrast between being physically present somewhere and being virtually present in…

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3 1/2 records for the weekend

Hustlers for everything kaput w/ Jayda G, Roman Flügel, Schneider TM and Haftbefehl

As Cologne is still in 9pm curfew, music is more important than ever to keep the mood up. So here we…

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Wir können hier offen reden

Miki Yui & Stefan Schneider – Deep Talk NRW, Pt. 01

For the pilot episode of our new video editorial series "Deep Talk NRW", we talked to Miki Yui und …

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„Deep Talk NRW" – First trailer – Keshav Purushotham, Miki Yui, Daniela Georgieva, Dima Oboukhov, Stefan Schneider, Hedda Schattanik

A jump into the cold water

„Deep Talk NRW“, the new Kaput-Video-Editorial-Series of ten long format videos. Featuring amon…

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FUNKT sound  art  radio – Interview mit Georg Dietzler

“HOW CAN WE MAKE THE COLOGNE ELECTRONIC AND SOUND ART SCENES HEARD WITHOUT LIVE CONCERTS?“

"Cologne's artists lack a "Berlin" self-image – look at what this city has to offer. In Cologne a …

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Gabi Delgado – Farewell to a shining star

Gabi Delgado: “Nimm dir was du willst“

"The ever young punk Gabi Delgado, he will forever have a special place in my heart. There are not m…

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Emeka Ogboh – Interview

Emeka Ogboh: “It is pretty much cacophonous out there, but at the same time it feels like music being composed by the city”

"Lagos is a medley of different things; it is dynamic, colorful, vibrant, chaotic, intense, cacophon…

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Easterndaze x Berlin 2021 –  Interview with Lucia Udvardyova & Natalie Gravenor

“Our modus operandi remains non-hierarchical and non-institutionalized”

"The artists had to entirely re-think their contributions and define different spaces for audience i…

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TEN CITIES Clubbing in Nairobi, Cairo, Kyiv,​ Johannesburg, Berlin, Naples, ​Luanda, Lagos, Bristol, Lisbon​ 1960 – March 2020 / Interview mit Mudi Yahaya

Mudi Yahaya: “The truth and reality are that African artists rarely have the privilege of practicing art for arts sake. The nature of our mere existence is political”

"With more music genres having a voice through the internet and streaming we are seeing a growing in…

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Jessika Jürgens-Cardini, 20.08.1980 – 08.01.2021

For Jessi

One of my my favorite songs as a teenager was „Life´s what you make it“ by Talk Talk. Back then…

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"Ghosts, Traces, Echoes: Works in Shifts" – Interview with Madhusree Dutta, Kathrin Ebmeier & Eva Busch

Madhusree Dutta: „This is not a time to be ahead of people, this is a time to be with the people“

In collaboration with curator Eva Busch, Madhusree Dutta is responsible for the current exhibition o…

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Unsound Festival 2020 – Interview Gosia Płysa

Gosia Płysa (Unsound): “I am certain that this difficult year will result in lots of great new art and music”

"I have to admit, it has been hard to focus on work and going on with planned announcements and acti…

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HAAi / Teneil Throssell – Interview

HAAi: “I’d say I’m quite serious in the studio, but I like to dance a lot!”

"Speaking for myself, I’m really missing my job. The flag is a bit of a nod to the rave, and how m…

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Innervisions 99 – "Limbo"

Cibelle Cavalli Bastos: “AR helps to pass the time in creative and socially engaging ways as well as solo inward journeying”

"I’m happy that we can now live up that feeling of when we listen to a track and we wish the build…

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Sónar Festival 2020 – Enric Palau – Interview

Sonar 2020 / “During the lockdown, music really has shone a light through the darkness”

"It’s not only live music that’s been affected but the entire way we produce and consume culture…

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Mutek Festival 2020 – Interview with Alain Mongeau

Alain Mongeau: “The focus will be on trying to support our artistic ecosystem both in Montréal and abroad”

"The biggest challenge was actually to feel I was in a festival mode during the week, since all the …

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Anita! – „Songs for the Lost“ – Interview / Videpremiere "Made of Stars"

Anita!: “It was a negative spiral for years. Music was the only way out to leave my body and the pain.”

"The song "Made of Stars" is on the one hand about the seemingly insoluble contradictions in man's r…

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Interview – Adam Byczkowski

Better Person: “I miss being around people – I do not miss soundchecks and hangovers”

Berlin based sad eyed crooner Adam Byczkowski is bringing under his Better Person persona multicolor…

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Talking to Americans – A book by Thomas Venker & Jonathan Forsythe

Cornelius Harris “I decided that I was gonna not be an artist and instead I was going to try to help push other artists”

Cornelius Harris is essentially the spokesperson for Submerge and Underground Resistance, two of th…

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Behind the scenes of the "Talking to Americans" production

Once Upon a Time in America

In the fall of 2017 photographer Jonathan Forsythe and writer Thomas Venker crossed the USA from Eas…

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DJ Mix

Sedef Adasi: “Talking Kaput 081020” (Kaput Mix 011)

The Augsburg based dj and producer, who is closely associated with the local City Club, represents a…

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DJ Mix

Shumi: “Talking Kaput 081020” (Kaput Mix 010)

Shumi, is one of Colognes finest DJs and besides that also the booker of Gewölbe and in charge of t…

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Marco Donnarumma: „Corpus Nil: Eingeweide“

“It’s about understanding that we humans are not any more important than any other creature on the planet”

A lot has been written lately about the end of the artist as we know her/him. The legend is on the s…

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Kaput – Geschichten bei Anderen

“Calling In A Favour” – “Talking To Americans” w/ Julian Brimmers & Thomas Venker

Kaput Co-Editor-in-Chief Thomas Venker in conversation with Julian Brimmers about his new book "Talk…

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Sona Jobarteh – Interview

Sona Jobarteh: “I wanted to get recognition for playing the Kora not for being a woman”

"We are doing what we are doing to keep the tradition alive and innovate it and make sure it still g…

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Lucrecia Dalt – Interview

Lucrecia Dalt: “The fear of not making this a sustainable career has returned due to corona”

"For me standing on stage means engaging in the most active and energetically intense way I can, it …

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Nafiseh Fathollahzadeh – Interview

Momentography of a failure: “We will try to raise the voice and connect to other groups that are concerned with the challenges in the gig economy sector”

"During the corona pandemic and by now we get used to managing our everyday life digitally. In other…

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Talking Kaput – Video

Talking Kaput w/ Jondo

Jondo in interview (with the two kaput founders Linus Volkmann and Thomas Venker) and live. Recorded…

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Nika Breithaupt – Interview

Nika Son: “I often feel more connected to animals than to humans”

Nika Breithaupt aka Nika Son aka Nikae is one of the most active and sensitive artists in Hamburg. H…

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Super Saturday in London – A photo gallery by John Noi

Eggs, bacon, chips and beans – “What happened to all the Rizla?”

John Noi reporting from the streets of London for kaput. That's how the British capital looked last …

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Hibo Elmi: “The world is going to be hungry to hear us” Thank Me Later w/ Whispering Sons Wir wa…

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Clubs and festivals in times of Corona / Covid-19

Club der Ewigkeiten – Hot Mass

Today we wanna introduce to you the team behind Hot Mass, one of the most vibrant club institutions …

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Telekom Electronic Beats Podcast – King Britt in conversation with Whitney Wei

King Britt „Techno is black music“

"Music has always been the vehicle to give you the news but in a way that doesn’t hit as hard. You…

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Clubs and festivals in times of Corona / Covid-19

Club der Ewigkeiten – Contact (Tokyo)

"We are all free and equal on the dance floor. I just wanted to have a place where we can enjoy musi…

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Vladimir Ivkovic – Kaput Mix 08

Vladimir Ivkovic: “27th of May – 28th of May”

The 8th edition of our kaput megamix series is conducted by Vladimir Ivkovic  and comes by the nam…

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OOIOO – Interview

OOIOO: “The music oozes into the nature of the listener”

"This is my imaginary insect. I want to ride on this insect and surf in the new era. This insect m…

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Luke Slater – Interview

Luke Slater: „Trust me, I am a DJ“

"The word career was a swearword when I was growing up. Anybody at school who wanted to have a caree…

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Clubs and festivals in times of Corona / Covid-19

Club der Ewigkeiten – The Dusk Camp

The dusk camp festival, created by the four LA subcultural activists Jennifer Erickson (Jeniluv), M…

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Chinese music promoter Ni Bing is trying to give his home country a good name by posting food and landscape photos

Why do we have to attack each other based on different believe systems?

"I personally think the government here controlled the situation in the end pretty well, but obvious…

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