The Howl was shot in London in 1969 by the master of Italian erotic cinema, Tinto Brass. He turned down A Clockwork Orange to direct this film, which went on to be selected for the 20th annual Berlin International Film Festival in 1970. However, 10 days after the opening of the festival and two days before the competitions finale, the festival was cancelled due to controversy around Michael Verhoeven's anti-war film O.K. None of the films shown received any prizes or awards.
Further to that, Tinto Brass' film was banned for another 5 years, before it was re-released as a surrealist time-capsule of female sexual identity and a seemingly nonsensical take on the summer of love.
The quote 'the rejection of a totally senseless world', is pretty much all Tinto Brass will say about the film.
Presented by KIN and opened to a small live audience for one night only, The Howl is an exhibition that pays homage to Tinto Brass. It is a creative revival of his photographic and film archive, its driving forces and artistic inquiry, and includes never seen before archival material from The Howl / L'Urlo. It also features new interpretations and creative works from photographers, illustrators, musicians and performers.
Davide Rapp. 1980, Videoartist. He participated as a contributor in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - Fundamentals (Biennale Venezia, 2014) with ‘Elements’, a movie montage of short architecture-related clips, conceived specifically for the introduction room of the exhibition ‘Elements of Architecture’, curated by Rem Koolhaas, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His movie montages and video-essays have been exhibited and performed at many international movie festivals (Milano Design Film Festival, Milano Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Cine Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Film Fest Gent).
The Howl showcased Italian music spanning six decades across two spaces on the Spree. The main dancefloor hosted DJs Alessandro Adriani and Exterminador and featured darkest minimal wave, industrial, italo disco and synth pop.
Alessandro Adriani is a multi-faceted powerhouse - avid digger, label boss, wicked vinyl DJ, creator of unique darkwave/ebm/italo/techno hybrids released on Pinkman, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Jealous God and his own remarkable Mannequin Records. In 2009, Rome-based Mannequin released Danza Meccanica, an epic 10-track compilation of forgotten, super rare 80s Italian Synth wave. Several artists went on to have full label releases, and Mannequin went on to release Danza Meccanica Vol.2 in 2012, unearthing a second assault of Italian post-punk gems. Relocating to Berlin in 2013 expanded the label’s musical scope and Adriani made further shrewd A&R calls, signing a fresh wave of unique emerging talent. Mannequin recently celebrated its 10th birthday in Berghain and will follow on with a bi-monthly residency in Saüle.
Exterminador is the DJ alias of Mario Resta, a similarly multi-tasking vinyl collector, label owner, professional record spinner and analogue techno/electro producer with a deep back catalogue of ultra savvy records both as a solo artist and one half of live techno act Hinode. The duo ran Science Fiction Recordings together from 2014 and Resta launched his solo imprint in 2016. Exterminador Records focuses on proper electro and leftfield techno and the records are resplendent in dope artwork. Upcoming releases will cover electro, wave and industrial ambient. Resta was a key figure in the establishment of The Record Loft in Berlin and continues his involvement in the Berlin scene as founder of Tales from the Evil Empire party series at OHM.
kin.berlin sounds #1 is a live recording from The Howl and features DJs Tred and Quer. The opening 90mins see Tred step outside his usual electro persona, instead spinning an array of Italian sounds including 1960s & 70s film and popular music & ambient electronic music. Next is b2b with Quer, who then takes over until the end with rare Italian synth pop, porn soundtracks, funk and electronica.
Quer is a Roman DJ whose passion for music research led him to begin mixing music. Raised on new wave, post punk and industrial music, he now plays a mix of techno, EBM, house and new beat, obsessed with the art of mixing. Quer also founded avante-garde techno label Monolith Records in 2014, runs Metamorphosis parties at Suicide Circus and DJs around Berlin at about:blank, Arena club and Grießmühle.
Berlin-based DJ and burgeoning electro producer Tred has a history of throwing warehouse raves in his hometown Perth. On 15 March his debut EP ‘Intrinsic Field’ dropped on NYC label E-missions and a follow up EP on new Aussie label Doe Dee promises further deep space explorations. Fuelled by a fascination with science fiction and a penchant for straight-up electro, Tred brings a refreshing take on the genre and a unique approach to retro futurism.