monika werkstatt at Schokoladen / Thursday, 31.05.2018
M:Soundtrack presents Gudrun Gut’s Monika Werkstatt w/ Pilocka Krach, Danielle de Piciotto, Islaja, Barbara Morgenstern.
Gudrun Gut, the artistic powerhouse behind labels Monika Enterprises and Moabit Musik is
a musician with an extraordinary legacy – be it as a member of Berlin’s legendary act
Malaria, OceanClub, her acclaimed solo projects or recently a collaboration with Faust’s
Hans Joachim Irmler. Gudrun Gut has a proven track record of successfully connecting with
like-minded artists on unusual paths of creativity. She´s an outstanding example of
someone who refuses to compromise their artistic vision.
And now she is ready to present one of her most ambitious projects ever: Monika Werkstatt
– a loose collective of female artists set up to enable each of them to achieve new
goals through collaboration. Monika Werkstatt will ensure that their artistic output
gains visibility in an art context still too dominated by men.
Monika Werkstatt has its origins in collective workshops and in shared interactions. By
sharing their own challenges and achievements later on with an audience, this opened a
gateway to a further feedback and creative dialogue. Every moment, every gesture, every
communication has been about empowerment, both individually and as a group.
So what is this release really about?
Gudrun’s fellow Monika members – AGF, Beate Bartel, Lucrecia Dalt, Danielle De Picciotto,
Islaja, Barbara Morgenstern, Sonae, Pilocka Krach – travelled from Berlin and assembled
in the creative oasis of Uckermark. The goal was to create and record without any of the
usual pressures and distractions that you’d anticipate in a group context.
Once the recordings were completed, representatives of the group were delegated roles for
a finished production – some sequenced and mixed the recordings into their own tracks,
while others built their own from the material recorded. The results succeed in
showcasing the community as a group, as well as portraying singular pieces of art derived
from a collective process.
Thursday 31st May 2018 | Doors 19:30 Start 20:00
Schokoladen | Ackerstrasse 169/170 | 10115 Berlin