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Berghain - Berlin Bacchanales, Editions Le Murmure, Collection Borderline.

Abstract : Just a regular Sunday in Berlin: while the city is still asleep, a few ones get up at dawn to go to "church" and donate their body to dance. They rush to Berghain, a former power station East Berlin transformed into a techno club that became in a few years the world epicenter for techno devotees. Beyond rumor and phantasmagoria, to which extent does this club inform us about our relationship to bodies? Doesn't this endless line of black dressed party people reflect a deep need for offline places, which Foucault calls "heterotopias", in a world of norms and control freaks? How does the decontrol of oneself and one's body take place? This essay on body practices in the Berlin techno scene sums up the reflections resulting from three years of ethnographic diving into this scene which, like the Bacchanales, seems to cultivate to exhaustion Dionysian ecstasy and the art of mystery.
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Contributor : Guillaume Robin <>
Submitted on : Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 9:03:31 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 9:50:05 AM


  • HAL Id : halshs-02936034, version 1


Guillaume Robin. Berghain - Berlin Bacchanales, Editions Le Murmure, Collection Borderline.. A paraître. ⟨halshs-02936034⟩



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