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Berlin DJ Night

On December 10, the „German Season“ bid farewell with the Berlin DJ Night and thanked its guests, partners and sponsors.

The big closing party took place at the popular open air bar “Lucy in the Sky” in South Jakarta. DJ Nils Ohrmann and DJ Who:be provided the music. Nils Ohrmann has made a name for himself as “pencerita di lantai dansa” and co-founded the label “Arms & Legs” in 2011. He also works as a producer and is widely regarded as one of the most engaging figures in Europe’s club realm. DJ Who:be has been an active member of the electronic music scene since 1994 and took over the famous Goldengate Club in Berlin in 2002. Dorotea Etzler, better known as VJane lazyliu, provided visual effects during the closing party.
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Ensemble Modern - Ruang Suara

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with Iswanto Hartono

Actually, the first time I came into contact with the world of fine art was when I was working together with a community of performance artists. After studying architecture at the Tarumanagara University in Jakarta (UNTAR), I studied fine art at the Jakarta Art Institute (IKJ). However, I never finished a degree there, since I only stayed for two years. After that I got a scholarship to study...
 
 

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Tobias Rehberger & Ade Darmawan

 
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Andreas Stichmann

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Now the elementary school kids come running out and they notice the German, and he tells them, that he has met them already yesterday, that yesterday that had already taken photos together with him, but it appears it needs to be done again: They make a circle around the German. They hug his legs and cling to his sides. He just stands there. He doesn’t know, that he must do something to lose them, so they let go. Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest: Fotofotofotofoto.
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with Arief Widhiyasa
I’ve been in love with gaming since early childhood. I could barely read at the time, but had already spent hours playing NES console. I love games since they give us a wide array of experiences from multiple perspectives. I also learned a lot from all the games I’ve played so far, whether it’s direct knowledge, such as language, science and history, or life lessons.

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with Nora Scheidler & Rangga Purbaya

The exhibition “Stories Left Untold”, an exhibition curated by Budi N.D. Dharmawan, pictures forgotten and repressed memories from past periods in German and Indonesian history via a very personal quest for ...

 

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In conversation with author Ulla Lenze as part of the Author-Residence Programme

You had traveled around the world even before this Author-Residence program. What were your expectations regarding your Indonesia visit?

My journey to Indonesia was driven by a very strong interest to learn about the country. I had discussions with journalists in Berlin, who visited the country shortly, and I talked to the publisher-couple Weidle, who recently published Leile S. Chudoris’ novel “Pulang”. I also read some novels prior to heading to Indonesia...

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with EINSHOCH6

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On October 1st 2015, the German band EINSHOCH6 will start its tour in Indonesia. The tour will kick off in Denpasar with a workshop before the band is heading towards the Javanese heartland to Yogyakarta to conclude the trip. We talked with the musicians about the concept of the band EINSHOCH6 and their journey to Indonesia.

Who is the band EINSHOCH6 and which goals you are following as musicians?


EINSHOCH6 are 9 musicians from Munich trying to combine the two genres of hip-hop and classical music. We aim to break free from musical boundaries; seeing that this approach succeeds and is well-received is a big pleasure for us, no matter if it is in a club or on the stage of a classical venue. Together with the Deutsche Welle, we developed the platform “Band Diary with EinsHoch6” which helps German language students to ...
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with Antje Rávic Strubel - as part of the Author Residence Programme

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Before the Author Residency Programme, you had already visited Indonesia. What motivated you to return for this longer stay?

My first stay was arranged as part of government travel, meaning, I didn’t get to see much of Indonesia aside from the hotel and a few tourist attractions, although the last trip did give me some insights into the country’s foreign policy. The day and a half I had spent in Jakarta, however, did leave me with a lasting impression – especially meeting Andrea Hirarta and a visit we made to ...
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with Sandra Havlicek

One of the activities that took place during the German Season, was the creation of the "Tivoli To Go" installation by artist Sandra Havlicek for the Goethe-Institut Jakarta. We sat down with her to talk about the concept of this artwork and the experiences she has made so far in Indonesia.

Could you tell us a bit about your background?

I currently reside in Frankfurt am Main. That is also the place I was born and I went to a Design College in Offenbach and later studied at the Städelschule. That was four years ago. Although Frankfurt is rather small, I have a very good network there, which allows me to produce good work. For this reason, I have decided to stay in Frankfurt after my studies. What I really wanted actually was...
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German Season in Indonesia opens with "Metropolis“ and the Film Orchestra Babelsberg

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with Retrofuturisten

You met Papermoon twice before entering your first working phase together in Yogyakarta in late June. What were your expectations?

We learned about the way the art scene is working in Indonesia, and particularly in Yogyakarta, which seems to be a cultural center of Java. Since we had already started working with the students from Berlin who are also taking part in the co-production we were really curious about...
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with Klaus-Peter Beyer
founder and conductor of the "Filmorchester Babelsberg"

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Mr. Beyer, what’s the story behind the formation of the Babelsberg Film Orchestra? Was there a certain impetus or motivation that played an important role there?

The motivation was historical. In Babelsberg, since 1918, there was a film orchestra that was founded and run by UFA, or “Universum Film AG”. This first step in its development continued until the end of the war [World War II]...

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A Literary Journey Through Indonesia

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What were your expectations before traveling to Indonesia?

Leif Randt: A friend of mine gave me a briefing that boiled down to “gentle people”, “humidity and heat”, “fantastic nature”.
Andreas Stichmann: I had no expectations. I didn’t know a lot about Indonesia and tried not to read too much before my trip so that I could be unbiased and just see what would happen...
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Sebastian Matthias in conversation with Dinyah Latuconsina from Goethe-Institut Indonesien.

Tell us a bit about yourself and how you studied and worked in the USA.

My family is not what you would consider as a typical artistic family. My father is an architect and my mother is a teacher. I am the only one in the family who pursues an artistic career. I started dancing at the age of 6. I went to several auditions in Munich, Den Haag and Paris. How I finally came to New York was actually a kind of coincidence...

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VIDEOS

Papermoon trifft Retrofuturisten

Berlin Radio Choir

Science Film Festival

EinsHoch6

German Cinema

volution / groove space

Tobias Rehberger

RuangRupa, European Artists Create in Traditional Markets



By Tunggul Wirajuda

Jakartans’ views of their pasars, or traditional markets, are nearly as varied as the city’s eclectic population and cultures. For its regulars, a pasar isn’t just the go-to place for fresh produce, meat or other foods, as well as other commodities like pets and gemstones; it also provides a sense of continuity in our urban fabric that links us to our forebears...

 
 
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with Nicolas Fink

The universal language of music

Bernese conductor Nicolas Fink has been permanent assistant conductor at the Berlin Radio Choir since 2010, where he has prepared the choir in numerous projects of his own. For the German Season, the Berlin Radio Choir will travel to Indonesia with 25 singers to perform together with Paragita, the choir of University of Indonesia (Jakarta), the choir of UNPAD (Bandung) and the E-Deum Choir (Medan). In late April, Nicolas Fink came to Indonesia for the first rehearsing sessions in the three cities. We talked to him about his experience and impressions from his trip.
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LEIF RANDT

For four weeks, prominent German authors experience Indonesia’s cultural diversity. In May and June 2015, Leif Randt and Andreas Stichmann travel through Java and Sulawesi and meet other authors, journalists, students and artists.
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Leif Randt at Bakoel Koffie in Cikini, Central Jakarta.
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Leif Randt with Dr. Iwan Gunawan, the dean of Jakarta Institute of the Arts.
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German author Leif Randt explores Jakarta in a bajaj (three-wheeled vehicle).
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Our Platinum Partners

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We are happy to support the ‘German Season’ as it is an important event for the German-Indonesian relationship. The presence of Bosch in Indonesia can be traced back to 1919 when its products were first being sold. This made Indonesia the first country in Southeast Asia in which Bosch products were being sold. Bosch and its main shareholder, the charitable Bosch foundation, has highlighted the importance of cultural understanding for many years and supports major projects in this field. Through the ‘German Season’, Bosch supports a better understanding between the German and Indonesian culture – by seeing similarities,
but also by learning about the differences and getting new insights. Since Bosch is a multinational company, the employees and other stakeholders should not only understand the local cultures, but also understand the culture of Bosch which was strongly influenced by the German Robert Bosch who founded the company nearly 130 years ago. This is why Bosch in Indonesia is very passionate about supporting the ‘German Season’ - it provides specifically the young generation with an opportunity to obtain a better cultural understanding.”
Ralf von Baer, General Manager Bosch in Indonesia
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“As well as being a uniquely Indonesian heritage hotel, Hotel Indonesia is managed by Kempinski, a company with German origin and the oldest hotel company in Europe with its roots dating back to 1897. One of the advantages of this setup is that Kempinski’s DNA of creating tradition is perfect for such a historical hotel as Hotel Indonesia. Kempinski adds to this mix by bringing its own European flair and finesse to the hotel’s operations.
Because of these invaluable links, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski always supports German activities and initiatives, including the ‘German Season’, for which we offer our highest level of sponsorship. We are happy about this partnership which gives us the opportunity to foster even closer cultural and other ties between Germany and Indonesia for many years to come.”
Alex Pichel, General Manager Hotel Indonesia Kempinski
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ABOUT GERMAN SEASON

Indonesia and Germany are connected through a long friendship, be it on a cultural, economic or political level. To celebrate this long-lasting relationship, an exciting format – the German Season – was presented from September to December 2015.

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Phone: (+62) 21 235 502 08
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