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Get your ass to Tacheles this coming moring to save it from the banks! It’s going down!

yes.  i know it sounds like the storyline from electric boogaloo II (and yes i am that old), but the story is the same; the big bad bank want to destroy a community in the name of profit.  the difference is that electric boogaloo was a movie and Tacheles is a real, living monument filled with artists from around the world.

when i first arrive in Berlin, It was very hard for me to find non-buskin on the street places to play, but tacheles either invited me to play theri events or gave me full access to the many parts of the "house" when ever i wanted.  last year when the prototype had finally reached a playable level, the first place i thought about to go and test it was tacheles.  to me this place is almost sacred ground.

The history, as it has been told to me, was that after the wall came down the building was slated to be torn down but for a group of artists that occupied the building and demonstrated that they would turn it into an art house.  since then it has become world famous and continues to be a place where art lives and breaths.

  keeping tacheles alive means that a precedent gets set that you cant just kill off art in the name of profit. if you are here, like me, as a creative immigrant, trust me when i say that this affects you whether you think so or not. most of my moves in life have been just about the point that this transition happens in the cities i have lived in but this time, i dont want to move.  i like it here alot.  Berlin is home now and i want my home to be and remain a place where art can flourish.

if you actually care and live in berlin, come down this morning at 4am.  no, it wont be cutesy.  i will be playing but it will be more angry than groovy: pure sonic warfare. so dont come to be cute. come to support art in the city that we call home now.  come show some solidarity or else when all of the coolness that made you live here gets bulldozed, dont say shit, because you didnt do anything to help.

Below is the email from Tacheles going out right now:

 

SENDING ALARMS - TACHELES IS SCHEDULED TO BE FENCED IN TOMORROW
The policed confirmed that the some action from the lawyers / securities is planed for tomorrow morning.
Now, the moment has arrived: WE HAVE TO KEEP THE ARTHOUSE ALIVE AND SAVE IT!
WE ALL MEET AT 4am TO HAVE AN OCCUPY BREAKFAST. PLEASE COME AND INFORM ALL YOUR FRIENDS. THIS IS AN HISTORICAL MOMENT.
It would be great if you could bring cameras and internet sticks to make a direct coverage on internet.
Please, help that many people are with us tomorrow morning. We don't know the exact time the fencing would start, but it could be already at 5am.
TOGETHER WE STAND
BEST WISHES YOUR TACHELES
http://kritikdesign.blogspot.com/2012/03/alarm-alarm-tacheles-wird-mittwoch-samt.html

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