Window Intervention #6
30 Jahre Räumung Mainzerstrasse _ Video by photographer Marko Krojac & Marc Weiser
interacting with Window Intervention #4 by Jana Linke
14.11.2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the clearing of 13 squats on Mainzer Straße in Berlin-Friedrichshain.The violent confrontation between the police and about 500 squatters, involving armored vehicles, helicopters, and 10 water cannons, was the biggest police operation in Berlin’s post-war history, with MORE 3000 officers deployed, and is deemed to be the last big “battle” of left-wing squatters in Germany.
On the occasion of the anniversary, the Berlin label KARLRECORDS is making a contemporary document that has been out of print for more than 25 years available to the public again. The album “14.11.90” by MARC WEISER (RECHENZENTRUM, zeitkratzer a.o.) and JÜRGEN HENDLMEIER (producer for THE FLAMING SIDEBURNS, THEE ULTRA BIMBOOS a.o.) was originally released in 1993 as a vehicle for them to work through their personal experiences as contemporary witnesses of the eviction, on the label GOLDRAUSCH-TONTRÄGER, which was founded for the release. The project’s name, ARURMUKHA – “avaricious demons”, is a term from Vedic mythology, here alluding to the capitalist logic of exploitation guiding the West German corporations that bought out the former GDR after reunification.
Listen >> 14.11.90 ein akustisches psychogramm
in collaboration with the event “30 Jahre Räumung Mainzerstrasse” @ Jugend[widerstands]museum Galiläakirche on 13 & 14.11.20
a 2 days event with many interesting and fun contributions by Geschichtswerkstatt mainzerstrasse, Die Tsootsies, esels alptraum, quartiersmanagement grunewald MyGruni, liebig15, Arurmukha, Liebig12 & more to be announced HERE!