A Diy Queer-feminist Instagram Workshop in a church? Yes, at Dice Conference + Festival (31.10–02.11.2019) boundaries aren’t just pushed, but broken down completely. The result is three days of music featuring an extensive line-up of non-binary, trans and female DJs and performers. The music lineup of mainly electronic acts at Kreuzberg’s Bi Nuu space features genre-hopping veteran and iconoclast DJ Marcelle; SHYGIRL, the fierce alter-ego of London-based DJ and singer Blane Muise; and deep house legend Lady Blacktronika. Meanwhile, the Tabor Church is where the festival’s theme of “Overtime” – how society values (or doesn’t value) performers’ time and work – is pursued, with rousing workshops like “Negotiating your Worth“. The space also hosts a multitude of audiovisual wonders including Parisian DJ and producer CRYSTALLMESS with a “pluridisciplinary” show combining music, video and 3D. It concludes a festival that provokes as much discourse as it does dancing. (Text: Benji Haughton / Photos: Lisa Wassmann, Taborkirche)
Taborkirche, Taborstr. 17, 10997 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Bi Nuu, U-Bahnhof Schlesisches Tor, 10997 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Dice Conference + Festival (31.10–02.11.2019). Tickets are available online.