Chronologies of Creamcake

Platform of the Post-Club Scene and Hub for Interdisciplinary Art

Founded by Daniela Seitz and Anja Weigl in 2011, Creamcake established itself as a platform, collective, and label for a progressive club sound at the intersection of electronic music, performance, contemporary art, and digital technologies. What started out as a reaction to the dominant techno and house sound of Berlin at the time would evolve into a global institution. Over a decade of activity has sustained the deconstructed and post-club scene that is hard to square within the conventional boundaries of genre. Now, Creamcake is turning twelve, maybe thirteen, give or take the years lost to pandemic. Time for a look back.

Chronologies of Creamcake
is edited with Steph Kretowicz and recalls the initiative’s platform idea, themes, concerts, exhibitions, symposia, performances, digital projects, and, not least importantly, a chapter in the history of interdisciplinary music and club culture. The book illustrates Creamcake’s extraordinary approach with photographs and other documents from the archives, including events and performances with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlinische Galerie, Klosterruine, Berghain, OHM, and site specific Berlin projects at Planetarium, Wasserspeicher, and Spreepark. The publication also features commissioned texts summarizing the organization’s unique position and context by some of the scene’s most prominent and articulate voices. These include Selim Bulut, Jared Davis, Karlynne Ejercito, Adam Harper, Michelle Hooq, Susanne Huber, Vika Kirchenbauer, Rianna Jade Parker, Alex Quicho, Ashkan Sepahvand, Maxi Wallenhorst, McKenzie Wark, Geo Wyex, and Hengameh Yaghoobifarah.
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