Nocturnes – Photographs from the nightlife of Berlin

Nocturnes – Nightlife in Berlin

J.Jackie Baier – Cybersissy and Baby-Jane. Copyrignt J.Jackie Baier 2010. All rights reserved.

Today I want to again point to an exhibition, that sounds pretty interesting. The photographer says of himself, she was 1993 come to Berlin as a transvestite. Her pictures show drag queens, the transport line and other less glamorous topics from the past 17 Berlin years. Sounds Interesting. In addition, the photographer is currently working on a feature-length film about Chantal's House of Shame. It will be interesting.

Photographs from the nightlife of J.Jackie Baier
“I’m doing more for the revolution by just walking down the street..”
Jackie Curtis – transsexual playwright, actor/actress, Warhol superstar

Richard Sorge Art Space is pleased to issue “Nocturnes” to present with photographs from the nightlife of J.Jackie Baier. The extensive exhibition shows important working groups of the artist, including her House of Shame Project.

The photographer J.Jackie Baier moves through Berlin, mainly at night, indoors and outdoors, Sign in Ellen, on the Trans line, at parties, in Bars. The Berlin of the J.Jackie Baier is a hole, the “Reverberation room” a subsurface, in which the party of the twenties, the notorious “Dance on the Volcano”, has never stopped.
Who considered their work, will hardly suspect, to J.Jackie Baier was a “Party-Photographin” lost. Her look does not stick to the surface of beautiful body, even if the people in her paintings radiate beauty – a beauty, which touches the painful in some images.

“I came to Berlin as a transvestite, at a time, as the whole city was under renovation. I thought: where all holes are dug, You can not be wrong,” says the Berlin-based, since the 1997 also officially lives as a woman.
Themes and patterns found in Baier J.Jackie Nightlife, at the edges or completely off the socially acceptable events and parades “New Centre”. The “misfits”, the transsexual prostitutes and drag queens, their dream of true life dream in concrete cellars rotten boards, go through their images like flotsam.

Initiation: Thursday 11. February 2010, 19 You.
Closing: Thursday 4. March 2010, 19 You.

Exhibition: 12.02-03.03.2010
Opening times: Friday-Saturday 14-18 Clock, Weekday: by appointment.

Art Space Richard Sorge, Landsberger Allee 54, 10249 Berlin-Friedrichshain

Whitney Houston Melli Magic

Not sing Whitney Houston CAN, Melli Magic do not NEED, Kermit snogging again alien and the bells are rung of Rome with frying pans and photographers, to tell each other, that their images are not okay…. In other words,: an ordinary evening in the Nina Queers Irrenhouse.


After two small appetizers to warm up the Mad House followed, cultural highlight on every third Saturday of the month and has always been a must… Someone needs to document what is happening there, yes, and even though we were there not too long, nevertheless passed some. Already on the way we met two girls, with the words, “oh yes there are still two” wanted to express her raptures.. Do not know, who was there before and come… Tatyana not definitely, because the led undressed 10 Straight-ins Zivis Irrenhouse, but did not know the, that they followed someone, there has already been frequently on stage… So they stayed in their corner and watched anxiously the evil gay goings on and off the stage to.


And that it had once again and stood a little in the character of the MTV VMA's the other day and you can hardly believe it, But the star of this evening there was this. Kermit! He making out there still around with Lady Gaga, he had this time seinene fun with Gloria Viagra, with the straitjacket, Bootsy Collins star glasses and fake blood a medley of her brought. I think so, Kermit will have noticed that, that it was not Lady Gaga, never mind it was him anyway.


Not matter was then Stella DeStroy, that the wrong song was played.. Just not fit to performance. Did not matter, because the right tone has been taken and should be Just a little Pill by Pink. Eggs, the pills… loyal little companion of many people in the nightlife. Fortunately, not mine, otherwise I would not be able to fill out the online form truthfully for USA Travel. But back to Stella. With fashionable short hair real hair in their cartwheels debacle could not happen…. at least none with a falling wig… A failed cartwheel but she was not immune.


But where we were just in pills. After Melli Magic came and brought the drug par excellence wreck. We have only just noticed all, the Whitney Houston's voice is still not back there, where one would actually expect, nevertheless it does have weggebetet their drug addiction, according to his own words in Ophrah… Well if we want to believe the…? Regardless of the band her voice is still terrific and Melli Magic as the greatest Whitney Houston Impersonator is always beyond reproach… Glamor factor high.


Trash factor was high after a bit with the bells of Rome. Glory, Nina and Stella rang the bells of Rome rather Greek outfit with frying pan and trowel. Had I known, I think my camera would have been completely focused on Stella. At least I advise every, to address one or the other eye on them. Some hilarious…


Hilarious Photographers are also sometimes… not just, when they stand before me and keep their camera into the picture, because they want to again have the best picture. But then, when they photograph each other and criticize, because the picture is not quite as, as they are accustomed to from. Too dark, to light, Overexposed, Underexposed and ever… To make a picture of a photographer tasty, on which he is on it, seems to be difficult, als eine Transe mit einem Schnappschuss zufriedenzustellen 🙂


Was there anything else? Disease-related changes in personnel at Checkout, Bingo cock, lack of female bartenders, an enthusiastic woman, urgently wanted to buy my dress and Sheila belt and places where you could watch a hardcore porn film from a corner of his eye and a children's cartoon from the other corner of the eye. A perfectly normal evening so misleading House- ….


Top party cities worldwide 2008

The year 2008 is closed and the year 2009 already half a month old, Nevertheless, there are still a few top-10 poll list on the net, which can be found.

For example, the American travel magazine Forbes Traveler in 2008 the “best party cities in the world” named. In addition to attractions, Was rated hotels and restaurants like the nightlife.

It was a fun list of cities out in the whole world, pretty good cuts in Berlin.

1) New York City

Has won this New York City. New York, City, that never sleeps. The Big Apple, a lot, no very many clubs, great DJ's and lots of live music. But also a lot of traffic and high houses. I've never been there, but there must necessarily once hin.Es would help New York, that the city is the first stop for Jet Setters, bring the latest and greatest in music and fashion in the city.

If I have understood correctly, So you would fly to New York to hear that and to buy, what is there to listen or buy just in Europe? Oh, New York offers 24 Hours Subway System… Na toll.

2) Berlin

Well, you may be surprised or not. The American Forbes Traveler actually chooses Berlin as the second-best party town in the world. On some nights I can absolutely understand, other not really. The magazine speaks of the Casual Style – a former colleague puts it rather “Berlin can not send you away” positive / negative. I do not know. Is fixed, the party life was the reason why I came to Berlin. I probably did something right. Where should I go now even? London? Achnee London's only fifth place.

Berlin was “the linchpin of European hedonism” which can be as “Coffin nail or spearhead of European hedonism” translate. I guess, spearheading is meant. In other words,: All the freaks come from Europe to Berlin. This is one of the reasons, why Berlin is so different and why my English colleague says, Berlin is not a good town to learn German.

In addition to the casual style, there are also the Bar Tausend, in the style of dress is exactly the other way around and would offer at this great live music. “DRESS CODE: SLEEK OTHERWISE NO ENTRY”. Sounds interesting. Maybe my ex-colleague should go there once.
Otherwise known in America apparently still the cookies and bar 25, the still half a year is open and then probably disappear forever. …And I was not even there.

3. Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv. Also, a city I've never been and currently I would probably rather not consider, necessarily to make holiday in Israel. You will not necessarily happen to meet a suicide bomber yes, be taken from him or. They're talking about Tel Aviv in accordance with New York as “the city that never stops”. Forbes Traveler speaks of a hedonistic, multi-cultural Mediterranean metropolis. In addition, there was a great beach parties.

I heard similar good things about Tel Aviv, I was talking last year with an Irishman, who works for an NGO in Israel and in Lebanon, and hence two (real) Passports had (with a stamp of a country that is hardly to get in each other's). He thought, from that in both countries and in kind of a party atmosphere arises, reminiscent of an apocalyptic mood, but that there in fact are tons of good parties and clubs.

On # 4-6 commented dan noch Rio De Janeiro, London und Buenos Aires, safe and exciting cities.

Tatiana, Fateful Years of Queen

A standard work of the Berlin Trans Scene?

, ihreszeichens Berlin CSD sovereignty of sometime to keinerweisssorecht has a second part of their work Tatiana, Fateful Years of Queen put on the web.

She describes her fictional story in Berlin Dragzene, Your immersion time as CSD and its sovereignty

I have not even noticed the first part, then the second definitely delicious. Although Tatjana “Similarities with all other persons or events in the past, Present or future” possibly titled as random, I can not escape the fact, me that several of the stories, the people, Parties or practices appear quite not quite as random. Still, most people are still made good. Okay okay, somewhat exaggerated but, but has not played completely wrong on the whole.

This story could give to all Berlin Neutransen as the great Trans Almanac. Tatiana talks about the Schwuz, Wigstöckel, the Irrenhouse, the Kumplenest, the GMF, The Bangaluu, den CSD, the different transport scenes in Kreuzberg and Mitte, in your history are as varied as people Kaey Tearing, Gérome Castell, Chicago Rose, :Mataina Ah wie Süß:, Barbie Breakout, Melli Magic, :Nina Queer:, Polla Disaster, Tilly Creutzfeldt Jakob, Biggi Blonde, :ADES Zabel:, or Daphne Baakel.

Anyone who has read the, has already had a first glimpse of the Berlin drag- and Transeszene. I'm looking forward to Part III

A few excerpts:

The deep-set eyes, I had lined with mega long fake eyelashes, my lips just shamelessly painted and eyebrows just a few centimeters above the original, heavily pruned painted. Only the big nose I could not hide with cosmetic tricks, and the Adam's apple does not also.
But since I also acted as a gay man, who plays a woman, and no one knew, that I was a woman, Playing a man, the turns gay, to play a transvestite, It was not so bad.
I even had an extra left the hair on the upper arms, peeped between the glove and a sleeveless evening dress. I was, gave me in these circles as something real.

Gérome had begun, a little to take care of me.
“Y'know ¾, Old, We shemales have to stick together. Each of us here has daughters and sisters, the system I brought from USA. In, sonst ha`m wa doch keen! And who should take care of, nich when the family? Ebent! You are now my daughter. And for you I have also been a; Your daughter's name is Frank!”
“My daughter's name is Frank? Absolutely not,” I resisted from. “¾ I own nothing and I do not have the nerve, to take care of as a lost brat.”
“¾ Frank is not a brat,” sagte Martina ah – as – Sweet, at the counter of the Bangaluu `s got us. Martina was the only salaried tranny all over town. This chic club in the middle, the Kaey would certainly enter only dead, she was the consummate hostess. She liked everyone and everyone liked them.

Gérome had imagined Melli Magic and Barbie Breakout at the counter of the GMF. The GMF was a chic club in the middle, where on Sunday evening, the young, would cap off the weekend, pretty and rich gay nightlife of Berlin.
Now I understood kaya, Â's disparaging remarks about “¾ Mitte.” The Trans-scene in Berlin-Mitte obviously differed greatly from the in Kreuzberg.
Barbie and Melli embodied pure glamor.

Melanie, a truck driver in zebra dress, the safe 120 Weighed kilos, but still proudly known, so go to the bakery every day and spend his evenings on the Internet, where it is marketed as a 47-pound beauty, or Sieglinde, who do not trust, remove her beard and put it value, neither hetero-- to leave even classify themselves as homosexual, but “¾ Transmann” or “¾ multisexuell” their identity seemed to narrow limits set to.
“¾ I am unique, do you understand,” her words were.
My mind was whirling. How easy was my life but! Everything in effect acting!

Nina Queer is genoss, to break all taboos and remained so always talking. Similarly, excessive as Barbie Breakout or Gérome, but it was still doing a shrewd businesswoman, who had worked his way up from the French Seller to the party organizer and owner of his own pub. Your go-go dancers were an ancient, flabby couple, the naked dancing, and their shows were bananas puked, Smeared Nutella or pelted the audience with minced meat. The Berlin loved the.
I was always totally unleashed at my performances, my slutty Playback, lost my wig fell or equal to all of the Stage. So I drew me a solid, reputation.

Tatiana's story seems like a lapse of some years ago Berlin party scene and it's again time to read.

Tatiana, Fateful Years of Queen Part II
Tatiana, Fateful Years of Queen Part I