The end of an era. Anarchic spaces and the many open spaces that once made the city famous have become rarer. Space is valuable and the ball of choice of investors. Party tourists fly into the city in search of the faded dream of freedom, ecstasy and anarchy. An insight into gone and still existing places of the night in Berlin Mitte.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BENJAMIN TAFEL
Benjamin Tafel lives and works in Berlin as a photographer and art director. Stories, travels and their moments fascinate him. Reportage and people are the focus of the work. “Everyday life is like theater and the moment is unique,” says Benjamin.
Berliner Luft is a photo project by Benjamin Tafel, realized at 131, Berlin.
Elizabeth Gordon, originally from New York, is a musician herself and has lived in Berlin for several years and runs the location Chausseestraße 131. She uses her international network to set the stage for musicians and artists. Elizabeth is the long-term girl friend of Conny Opper who for twenty years has shaped the club scene of Berlin as a party architect. Among other things, he has led the Rio, he organized the Berlin Festival, he directed the King Size Bar and initiated Konzulat Club. Opper’s credo: “Interim use makes Berlin. The constant change keeps the city alive.” Elizabeth Gordon runs Konzulát Agency Berlin.
THANKS TO ALL ARTISTS
ELIZABETH GORDON (LIZZIE PAIGE) . CORNELIUS OPPER . MUSIQUE COUTURE . AEREA NEGROT . FRIEDRICH LIECHTENSTEIN . ROLF HOCHHUTH . ANNA DOUGLAS . OLIVER BARDUHN . MIAMI HORROR (SUNDAY) . QUID HADEN . AHMAD LARNES. COLONEL SCHNEIDER . DJ GAMME . QUINCY JUNOR . ANDREAS GÖRS . KIRK HENRY . DAVID J. . DAVE DORRELL . BACKA DIAMON . LUNA VIOLENTA . JATA . AMÈNDÈE TILL . FLORIAN KOLMER . TABI TABOO . ESTHER SILEX . EGON ELLIUT . DANDY DIARY … AND OTHERS