Iconic Berlin nightclub, Berghain, has officially reopened its doors. The venue had been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but now visitors can once again grace the club, albeit in a different capacity than normal.
Berghain’s Kessel Hall is hosting an experimental sound exhibition, called Eleven songs – Hall at Berghain, open to the public until August 2. According to Dazed, the installation — created by Sam Auinger and Hannes Strobl — incorporates city noises, murmuring, and helicopter blades.
“You listen, you experience, you can close your eyes or leave them open and follow the sound across the room,” said Carsten Seiffarth, Berlin-based musicologist and founder and artistic director of sound art gallery Singuhr. “It’s also about having an experience with this room and feeling emotions that go beyond just listening.”
With the threat of Covid-19 still looming, only 50 people are allowed to experience the installation at a time. For anyone interested in visiting, you’ll want to get there early as there is already a line to enter.