D/B Recommended: Lionel Williams – Exhibition & Concerts @ Mindpirates Berlin | Sunday, 22.01. – Saturday, 28.01.2012

Berlin, January. Cold … wet … dark … isolation. One either grins and bears the temporary depression or packs up a melancholic soul and escapes.

The long-looming year 2012 has already become our current calendar. The countdown is on. Where do we go next? What will happen? Will the world end? Will it go irreparably mad? All the omens! Will Capitalism fall? Will Berlin stay Berlin? Will we ever see blue sky again?

The Mindpirates will celebrate with Lionel Williams, a hippie sun child from California, during the greyest of days of Berlin winter 2012. Lionel William’s art, his bright, imaginative world of colors, forms and mystical sensationalism is an exploration into the ancient wisdom and sacred locations of Egyptian priests, Sufi mystics, Indian philosophers, Mexican healers, Asian Buddhists, occultists and many more of the planet’s religious and visionary peoples.

Vinyl Williams | Open Your Mind

His music (produced under the moniker Vinyl Williams) is an attempt at creating “sonic matrices,” which are combinations of sounds that beneficially affect the body. The effects are released at the points where frequencies intersect, where certain tones, chords, and patterns come together to tap into the human psyche.

You are invited to share his stunning artwork — collages on paper and film — and to come together with a musical community for a seven-night series of one-off jam sessions.

For each of these seven nights a great pool of musicians and artists has been invited, like Raz Ohara and the Odd Orchestra, Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten), Verity Susman (Electrelane), Manfred Kage, Jens Zygar, Valerie Renay (Noblesse Oblige), Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum, Miguel De Pedro aka Kid 606, Infinite Livez, Sergei, Anika (Annika Henderson), Hopek Quirin, Sneak-Thief and more.

During the course of the week, all the musicians will join and jam with Lionel Williams and the Mindpirates, leading a trip into the undefined beautiful nowhere.
Session 1: Sun, 22nd / 18:00 – with LW, Jens Zygar & Manfred Kage
Session 2: Mon, 23rd / 19:00 – with LW & Raz Ohara and the Odd Orchestra
Session 3: Tue, 24th / 19:00 – with LW, Sergei & Anika
Session 4: Wed, 25th / 19:00 – with LW, Jochen Arbeit & Noblesse Oblige
Session 5: Thu, 26th / 19:00 – with LW, Machinedrum & Kid 606
Session 6: Fri, 27th / 20:00 – with LW, Infinite Livez & V. Susman (Electrelane)
Session 7: Sat, 28th / 21:00 – with LW, the Mindpirates, Sneak-Thief & friends

Exhibition: Lionel Williams – Let The Sun Shine In
presented my the Mindpirates

Opening: Sunday, 22 January 2012
Exhibition: 22 January – 28 January 2012

Sunday, 22 January 2012 | 18:00 CET
Mindpirates | Schlesische Strasse 38, Haus F (3rd Hinterhof) | 10997 Berlin/Kreuzberg

lionelwilliams.com | mindpirates.org