Beneath your pulsating heartbeat, amidst booming bass, you catch a familiar scent and it takes you right back to the blood-flowing womb.

A chemical alkyl group turns the dance floor into a stage where these boundaries are tested, where the rush becomes a language spoken fluently by those seeking connection and release. They smell just as much of pleasure as of risk, opening doors to altered states of consciousness where inhibition fades and ecstasy reigns supreme.

But this passage to ecstasy often comes at a price. Queer subcultures have long been sold out by all sorts of forces and white mainstream looking pop stars are not shy about doing this for everyone's consumption for their profit. "Trust the simulation, don't let it break. Every stimulation, every promise I can take." The beat becomes a battleground where intimacy and commercialization fight to the death. Ultimately, the rush is not only received but staged, where bodies become vessels for pleasure and perhaps also resistance, where ecstasy and risk merge in a symphony of sensation and self-marketing.

GEGEN RUSH will not be consumed.


GEGEN Rush



concept courtesy of Mirko Winkel
photo courtesy of Florian Hetz
graphics & logo by Enrico Bardin


 



 



In the post-communist visual narrative, where concrete monuments stand as silent witnesses to a bygone era, “glory" is a defiant middle finger echoing the struggles and aspirations of a fractured society. It's the graffiti on the concrete blocks of history, a vibrant testament to the resilience of individualism. This “glory" is an aesthetic insurrection, a fuck-you to the totalitarian attempts to homogenise our identities, an impotent statue of morality and dominance now decaying under the rubble of a monochromatic Iron Curtain.

Yet, beneath this shattered mirror, there's an undercurrent of the private glories celebrated in the darkrooms and glory holes. In these hidden spaces, glory is intimate, raw, and profoundly personal. It is the glory of secret desires fulfilled, of anonymous connections that speak a language beyond words. This is where the primal instincts take over, where the dance of shadows and desires unfolds in a more carnal, unguarded form.

Here, in the pulsating heart of darkness, the dance of flesh begins.
It's a rhythmic, primal ballet of skin against skin, of heavy breaths mingling with low moans.
It’s the defiance against a world that once demanded silence.
It’s the night's raw beat, the throbbing pleasure, the hungry mouths.
It’s the dance of shadows and desires, where anonymity cloaks the bold.

The air is thick with the scent of sweat and lust, a heady perfume that intoxicates the senses. Bodies press together in a heated frenzy of carnal pleasure, hands exploring eagerly as moans and gasps reverberate the pounding beat of RSO’s cold wall basement. Every touch is a word, every moan a sentence in this silent dialogue of desire. In this hidden sanctuary, names are irrelevant, inhibitions dissolve, and identities blur into the singular pursuit of pleasure, an ecstatic back-and-forth of connection and release.

So shed your inhibitions like worn garments, kneel before the hole and glorify the pleasure that awaits beyond.
Taste the essence of the true Glory!


GEGEN GLORY

photo courtesy of Bruterdam
graphics & logo by Enrico Bardin




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︎(in)glorious, decadent, luxurious, magnificent, superb, (un)graceful, opulent, statuesque, fetish, athletic, chains, corsets, body harnesses, leather, latex, lace, or simply bare.  
︎Wear your kneepads and glorify the pleasure. 
︎No casual wear



Skin on skin.
Teeth rubbing against other teeth.
Teeth biting fingernails.
Fingernails that pierce the palms of hands.
Your hands that close the eyelids of the person in front of you.
The back of your thigh crosses over the front of the other leg and the sweat that bonds everything together.
Which of your body parts would like to be touched?

Touch is a full body sensory immersion. It turns our skin into an emotional wardrobe, that becomes a medium for pressure, heat and pain – perhaps it's the rawest sense. A wild thing! That's why it's highly regulated. How near and far we are from each other is finely regulated and formalized by the parameters of our various relationships with kin, friends, colleagues, and strangers. The order in which we touch one another, where, and with what intensity is conditioned in particular by social norms of gender, place, and even time of day. We operate in a tactile regime or a regime of touch. What is too much and whats too little? Is it offensive or pleasurable to withhold touch or to perform it? Touch connects intimacy, pleasure and violence.

The body and its senses have for far too long been placed in opposition to the intellect and regarded as mere subejcts of mindless pleasure and pain. But touch transcends the separation of body and mind. It is the mind that controls a touch and that leads to an overload of the intellect through the affect of the touch. And it is also the most immediate technique to position ourselves in this world. Touch signifies the difference between the self and the other. It's about exploring the boundary and the relational fabric between bodies. We deploy touch in this way throughout our lives, to learn about other people and other objects. It is the precondition for "othering" but also the ultimate means to gain awareness of other non-normative bodies and embodiments.

And it is all happening on the dance floor. Here it is the fat bass and melodic fragments that try to touch us. They challenge us to be touched and to touch ourselves at the same time. We move to touch and we touch to move.
At GEGEN, touch is not received, it is enacted.


GEGEN Touch



concept courtesy of Mirko Winkel
photo courtesy of Florian Hetz
graphics & logo by Enrico Bardin


 



 


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︎Tactile, textured, tangible, sensual, palpable, smooth, soft, velvet, silky, slick, underwear, athletic, lycra, fetish, latex, leather, or just simply skin on skin
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“How much for the doggie in the window?”

In the shadowy corners of society's erotic theater, roles are donned like second skin – leather, lace, and unspoken desires intertwining in a dance of dominance and submission. The dog, a symbol of seductive obedience, trembles with anticipation under the gaze of its master, an emblem of authoritative allure and irresistible command.

Their dance is a ritual of raw surrender, a provocative interplay where power shifts in a tantalizing tango of control and submission. A palpable tension of consent electrifies the atmosphere, silent yet potent. As night unfurls into a symphony of decadence, the sensual struggle of dominance weaves a spellbinding labyrinth. Is the master, a sovereign of control, guiding their pet with an iron grip cloaked in velvet? Or does the dog, in its captivating vulnerability, lead its master down a path of shared, visceral ecstasy, where traditional roles meld into a harmonious union of mutual conquest?

“How much for the master in the window?”

The dog reigns supreme, selecting its master, offering them the leash. This is the intoxicating illusion of control, a delicate balance that could shift at any moment. Dare to challenge, to reinvent the narrative. In this realm of BDSM, the boundaries between master and pet are not just traversed but erotically inverted. Embark on this odyssey where each encounter is a bold testament to consensual defiance and erotic exploration. Transform your power dynamics. Seize the audacity.

Be GEGEN.



photo courtesy of Bruterdam




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︎Undress to Impress Showcase your individuality by presenting yourself in your most liberated and unconventional manner. This is an opportunity to push the boundaries of your comfort zone and showcase your true self.
︎Every choice is an expression of who you are. Be creative and daring in your selections: Neo Raver, Post Punk, Total Black, Leather and Latex, Extreme Elegance (gala style), Bright Colors, Lycra, Spandex, Athletic Style. Remember: 'less is more'. Every style that expresses your naked personality is welcomed and celebrated.
︎If you arrive with a leash and collar, as suggested in the concept, you will receive a free drink from



In the sultry embrace of the night, a gang of radiant souls emerges, each a glowing spark in the vibrant fabric of our queer community. They are rebels, seductively dancing on the edge of defiance, their very existence a sensual proclamation of liberation.

These gangsters, with their piercing gazes and confident strides, personify the tantalizing thrill of resistance. They flirt with danger, with desire, embodying the daring spirit of a gang bang — intense, exhilarating, unashamedly bold.

In their gathering, there's a charged intimacy, a dance of lingering glances and suggestive touches, hinting at deeper, more carnal connections. They are protectors of each other's flames, guardians of a shared passion that burns brighter in their unity. 

Their unity is like a sensual dance, bodies moving in harmony, each motion a testament to their collective strength and individual desires. The thrill of the gang bang is mirrored in their interactions — each connection, each shared goal, is a stroke of pleasure, a moment of intense belonging.

This gang is not just about rebellion; it's about the intoxicating power of being seen, understood, and desired. In their embrace, they find not just safety, but an electric joy — the ecstasy of standing together, fighting as one, in a world that often tries to dim their light.

Join our GEGEN Gang and be a gangster in this dance of life, where every step is a flirtation with freedom, every heartbeat a rhythm of queer liberation. Here, in the midst of this sensual rebellion, you will find not just a gang, but a family — a home where love is the most thrilling, most rebellious act of all.


GEGEN GANG

photo courtesy of Bruterdam
graphics & logo by Enrico Bardin

video teaser by Alessandra Leone


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7CIRCLE
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MOIA
PSL
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TEGRON


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CRISTIAN MARRAS
FUTURE.666
VINVAR

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FFBOY99
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︎Gangster, robber, biker, masks, punk, glamour, studded belts, chokers, metal chains, corsets, body harnesses, leather, latex, lace, or simply bare.  
︎Wear the worst version of yourself proudly. A rigid selection will be enforced on this basis.
︎No casual wear

IMPORTANT

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︎Online purchased tickets are not refundable.
︎The ticket allows multiple re-entries.
︎Being in possession of an e-ticket does not guarantee entry, we reserve the right to deny the entrance, refunds will be processed when this happens.

︎Please calculate time for the full process of getting into the club.

HOUSE RULES

︎In order to protect each other's privacy, we discourage the use of image recording devices in all the areas, we’ll have our own photographers.
︎We want you and our other guests to feel comfortable, regardless of gender, race, religion, class, or sexual orientation.
︎Please make sure there is consent before approaching any physical contact. Gegen is not a place for nazis, racism, any kind of discrimination, sexual harassment, or any sort of violence.
︎If you should observe or experience an inappropriate situation, please don't hesitate to contact our yellow vest awareness team or any of the staff at the bars/coat check, guest service, or our door crew.
︎Those who shall not comply with these rules will be invited to leave.


Close your eyes.

Breathe in.

What do you smell?

Of all the senses, smell may be the most fleeting. It can be hazy and volatile, like a gust of wind, and yet still haunt us for a lifetime. Whether it is the freshly mown grass from a childhood memory or the dank miasma of a public toilet you used to cruise, a smell can spark unexpected remembrances or dramatic changes in mood.

Smell can be comforting or repugnant, or both at the same time. Like projections on a smoke screen, our opinions about smell are flavored by the normative binaries in which they are situated. We are told that "men should smell like men," in a showcase of strength and masculinity, unyielding as wood – just as we are told that "women should smell nice," docile and sweet, like a fragile flower to be protected. Further, we are taught that everyone should be bathed and squeaky clean, with any bodily odor seen as a beastly betrayal to the "progress of human civilization."

And yet, at times, you may find yourself engulfed in an odoriferous here and now. Perhaps when buried in someone's armpit, soothed by stinging notes of grapefruit and cumin. Or when wandering downwards and presented with the tang of civet and piss. Maybe you get dizzy at the sensation of your lover's smegma caressing your nose and tongue while discovering their secrets and secretions...

Let go of your shame and fears!

Add a new olfactory dimension to the exaltation of your self-expression.

Choose your aroma and let loose your pores!

Intoxicated by this appreciation of bodily musks, we may be tempted to only valorize the sweaty "essential" oil of our human embodiment and deem any additional fragrance as an artificiality to be distilled away like a social mask. But considered as things in themselves, neither a vial of rose oil nor a dirty ass crack smells like anything at all if no one is around to sniff them. If an experience of the same odorant may feel different to organisms with different olfactory receptors, what is smell then but a mummer's play of the mind, a theatrical enactment on the stage of our consciousness?

Let's be our own playwrights, our own first-person authors in this fictional world of perfumes and stinks!

Let's write this story together, mutually recognizing each other by our self-chosen odors and olfactory kinks!

GEGEN invites you to think – and smell – for yourself.


GEGEN Smell



concept courtesy of AnAIs NN & Charlotte Zero
photo courtesy of Florian Hetz
graphics & logo by Enrico Bardin

video teaser by Hanna Schaich
w/ Luca della Corte




 



 


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LA FRAICHEUR
LOLA KAY
VALAV


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CHERIII
VERTEL
WES BAGGALEY


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BEEFTRÄGER
TUMULTO


PLEASURE DOME
RANGELOVA all night long
PERFORMERS
DAMIEN THORN
MARCOS MANGANI & SOFI
MASTER TIMOTHEUS & IAN ECHO
PAPI PISTOLA & BUBA SABABA


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DRESSCODE

︎Dirty, smelly, sweaty, sporty, underwear, athletic, lycra, stained, stinky, sloppy, fetish, latex, lace, or just simply wear your odor.  
︎Read the concept carefully and wear your scent proudly.

︎No casual wear, A rigid selection will be put in place on this basis
PHOTOREPORT













Through the winding cobblestone pathways, ancient instruments of torment have gracefully metamorphosed into coveted artifacts. The once sacred crosses, once symbols of agony, now stand as provocative tools of titillation, embodying the pinnacle of pleasure. As the alleyways twist and turn, they weave a narrative of transformation, as the city reshapes its story, shedding the remnants of the past while embracing the irresistible charm of the present.

Envision yourself adorned with the city's emblem – a trinity of crosses, once wielded by the devout, now captivating your vibrant desires. Chains, once used for restraint, now elegantly embellish, extending an invitation to a rebellious celebration of our bodies. The neon glow illuminates the transactional nature of desires, where bodies seamlessly morph into currency and the precipice of liberation flirts with the edge of exploitation.

Embark on an exploration of Amsterdam's sensual tour, where we beckon you to embrace the collision of histories and hedonism.Discover the realm where pleasure and pain converge, creating a symphony of ecstasy that knows no bounds. Gegen XXX invites you to consume the past, fuse pleasure with history, and trace your desires by celebrating diversity with us.


GEGEN XXX


artwork courtesy of Bruterdam
graphics & logo by Enrico Bardin


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ANGEL KAREL
CRISTIAN MARRAS
ESTHER DUNE
MAR/US
SAMANTHA TOGNI
TECHNOSLAVE_69


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︎xxx, colorful, fetish, latex, leather, rubber, sports, shiny, dirty, naked. No casual wear.    
︎wear the worst version of yourself and be proud of it 

︎dresscode will be reinforced upon entry.

HOUSERULES

︎we want you and our other guests to feel comfortable, regardless of gender, race, religion, class, or sexual orientation. Please make sure there is consent before approaching any physical contact. Gegen is not a place for racism, any kind of discrimination, sexual harassment, or any sort of violence.‍ More info can be found here

︎if you should observe or experience an inappropriate situation, please don't hesitate to go to the staff or the Club Care booth.‍Those who shall not comply with these rules will be invited to leave.


As GEGEN turns thirteen, we ask: What does it mean to come of age?

For many cultures, the thirteenth year marks the end of childhood, a transition from being a child to becoming an adult, and the turning point at which one may begin to be held accountable for one's own actions. This age is associated with puberty and thus a transition to reproductive labor, ownership and consumption.

When we step out of this prescribed path (as many queer and other marginalized folx do), the pressure to "act your age" based on a vision of progressive deterioration is both heightened and ignored. Ageing isn’t a problem to be solved. The pressure to be "age-appropriate" is also gendered, ableist and racist towards those multitudes who are not allowed to age at all. (While guys are still valorized at a "ripe old age," as soon as women hit forty they are frequently considered "too old" to spend a night dancing in a club.)

One thing is certain: time does not stop – so ageing is both unavoidable and simply the experience of moving through life. To age is to open new doors without forgetting the path we have walked before. To age is to remember the past while we embrace new possibilities.

Welcome to GEGEN Age: a positive and cleansing becoming that not only celebrates the importance of intergenerational relationships but also divergent abilities and big beautiful bodies.

Let’s celebrate every year we add to our experiences. Let’s cheer what we have achieved. Let's share our wisdom with mutual respect. Let’s acknowledge the personal growth we get from gathering and touching, loving and fucking all the different ages we find in a party that ages together with us.

By celebrating the past and experiencing the present through an already touchable future, we become:
GEGEN Age


GEGEN Age



concept courtesy of AnAIs NN
photo courtesy of Florian Hetz
graphics & logo by Enrico Bardin


 



 


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MAZE DK


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LA SCHMOCK
LENARD KLEIN
NAT WENDELL
SHERØ


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GLORIA VIAGRA
MISS ITALIA


PLEASURE DOME
RANGELOVA all night long
PERFORMERS
ALIEENCAT
DADDY DYKE & RYDER DYKE
JADE LEE
POPMYEGO
STEFANO TAIUTI
THE MISS ANERIS


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DRESSCODE

︎Archaic, old-fashioned, futuristic, out-of-date, outworn, modern, démodé, vintage, contemporary, aged, timeless.  
︎Wear your experiences with pride, and let your outfit choices tell a story that is uniquely, authentically, and beautifully yours.

PHOTOREPORT













The third decade of the 21st Century, later known as the Raving Twenties, was a vibrant period in the city historically known as Berlin. Until recently, little evidence survived from this golden age of Ecstatic Dance Mystery (EDM) with the exception of few bathroom stall confessions depicted in partially preserved films and images. To fill this gap, we have attempted to decipher some recently discovered artifacts found in a box buried deep in the former mudbanks of the Spree River.

Inside the box, a few precious scraps of paper must have been part of a private diary. Roughly translated, these accounts cast light on some of the proto-rituals developed at the time, adding detail and insight to the beliefs and practices of various Ecstatic communities in the city of Berlin. In the extracts we have analyzed, the author discusses a specific pleasure ceremony, referred to as GEGEN Mystery, which seemed to have happened at a cult site called KitKatClub in "Nov. 2023." From rare internet archives, we have already deduced GEGEN’s paradoxically opposite meanings:

One meaning is closed, defined in terms of space. The other is open and undefined in terms of time. In the contemporary moment the idea of “enemy” – in which a thought and an action can be identifiable as “against” [...] is not clear anymore as power relationships changed [...] And this gave space to markets to regenerate themselves through the queer-counter cultural movements by producing an oligopoly of empty events repeating themselves [...] crystallising the institutionalisation of big “queer meccas” which exercise more and more power on the scene. This process is verifiable in Berlin as the incubator of new world trends in the arts of entertainment.

The first paragraph of our ancient diary describes entering this temple: The line undulated slightly as it wound around the corner, waiting to be admitted inside. After changing into ceremonial garments, the author seems to have been allowed into the main halls, thereby altering their neural net:

As I emerged I could see light above me. [...] The walls had animated scenes on them: fluorescent sex scenes that flickered to the constantly changing lights. [...] Then I began to experience visual and auditory hallucinations; vague at first, just chaotic noise knocking around my head but increasingly well-resolved and realistic.

However, perhaps the most superb example of actual unfolding EDMs can be found in descriptions of the "ravers" encountered when reaching the grand chamber:

I spilled into the room abruptly as the set reached a crescendo. The air was thick with a heady mix of desire and liberation, defined by unapologetic passion [...] glowing neon harnesses crisscrossed torsos while sheer mesh bodysuits revealed tantalizing glimpses of tattoos [...] As the night unfurled, it was clear that these queer ravers were architects of a new dimension, where the boundaries of reality and fantasy blurred and the very act of existing became a transcendent art form [...] Filling the floor, a thousand living constellations danced in ecstatic rapture.

Thanks to this firsthand account of GEGEN Mystery, we can now start to imagine the Ecstatic Dance Mysteries of the Raving Twenties. As the deciphering continues, we invite you to ask: What can these techno-cults of the late capitalistic era teach us today?


GEGEN Mystery



concept courtesy of Sir Rita & Flo Heiden
photo courtesy of Florian Hetz
graphics & logo by Enrico Bardin

video teaser & sound by Chase Mohrhardt
w/ Aries Liu & Blathin

 




 


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HASHASHIN
MAR/US
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SUBVERTED FLOOR
3SBAT
FLUID
HYBRAL
NICKI BLACK


DRAGON FLOOR2FARO
DIRTY DADDY DON
VALENTINA LUZ


BEARCAVE
JUNE
MAURO FEOLA


PLEASURE DOME
RANGELOVA all night long
PERFORMERS
ANN ANTIDOTE & TINA PORNFLAKES
BANA BANANA
DAM REBELTAILORS & MATT SKULLY
THE DARVISH
THESIS


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RAF&WAY
DARREN BLACK


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HARM REDUCTION
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DRESSCODE

︎Enigmatic, mystic, shadowy, puzzling, futuristic, cryptic, alluring, elusive, seductive, fetish, latex, lace, but especially naked.  
︎Read the concept carefully and unveil your mystery. Spoil your creativity and self-expression.
︎A rigid selection will be put in place on this basis.

PHOTOREPORT













VIRTUAL GAMES

Welcome to the second edition of the [NO GENDER] games, the divine temple of techno, genre and pleasure, with the monumental GEGEN BERLIN. Get your cardio ready to enter the epic world of [NO GENDER], Lyon's famous extra bodybuilder parties for the Transbordeur / Lyon. A 100% QUEER line-up!

In these well-guarded places, where young souls cannot enter, kindness, consent, listening and respect will be the keys to your entry. But be warned, not everyone will have access to the keys to the Games. At the gates of Olympus, only the gods and goddesses will decide. The enemy of the gods will not be able to cross them.
So, are you ready to play?Let's get ready for the Epic Games... knees bent and arms straight out in front! 1-2, 1-2, and 1-2 ...

Sessions Games will also include an XXL Dungeon hosted and orchestrated by our incredible mistress Diane Killer, who will be taking the opportunity to invite dominatrixes who aspire to the same values as she does. This will be your chance to discover her world and BDSM practices, with visual performances and discovery workshops.

Virtual Games



artwork & graphics courtesy of Fabius Kossack

16.09.2023 - Le Transbordeur
3 Bd de Stalingrad, 69100 Villeurbanne, Lyon, FR





 


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MUSIC
AIDA ARKO
ANGEL KAREL
LA FRAICHEUR
LɅVΣN
SORAÄ


PERFORMANCES
AZELKA
DIANE KILLER
DIA FERRANI
IMPURE DELYS
JUNE
LOOKI
LOU MEUC
MOGAN TOX
PATRICIA CHAUDEPISSE
PUSSYCOQUETTE
SIREN
SOKA
STANOO


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DRESSCODE

︎Festive, gala, sumptuos, majestic, ceremonial, polished, jubilant, celebrative, evening gown, extravagant.
︎Read carefully the concept and show us your opulence. A rigid selection will be enforced on this basis.
︎No casual wear


IMPORTANT
 
︎Reduced tickets will be available via Telegram
︎Online purchased tickets are not refundable.
︎Being in possession of an e-ticket does not guarantee entry, we reserve the right to deny the entrance, refunds will be processed when this happens.

︎Regular tickets will be available at the door

HOUSE RULES

︎We like to remind you of our zero-tolerance policy towards GHB/GBL.
︎In order to protect each other's privacy, we discourage the use of image recording devices in all the areas, we’ll have our own photographers.
︎We want you and our other guests to feel comfortable, regardless of gender, race, religion, class, or sexual orientation.
︎Please make sure there is consent before approaching any physical contact. Gegen is not a place for nazis, racism, any kind of discrimination, sexual harassment, or any sort of violence.
︎If you should observe or experience an inappropriate situation, please don't hesitate to contact our awareness team or any of the staff at the bars/coat check, guest service, or our door crew.
︎Those who shall not comply with these rules will be invited to leave.


Picture yourself adrift in a sea of data points, each one a pixel in the mosaic that claims to know you better than you know yourself. Sexuality, once a tender secret shared with trusted confidants, now morphs into 1s and 0s, ensnared in the neural networks of artificial minds. Is it "gay," "straight," or "fluid"? A tangled web of labels spun by the code masters, reducing the complexity of desire to binary codifications.

But beware the false promises of algorithmic recognition, for facial scans can only grasp the surface of your being. The contours of your visage, once the canvas of emotions, are now fodder for surveillance machines. A smile, a tear, a furrowed brow, all distilled into cold data points. Who are you in the eyes of AI? A mere face to be cataloged, stripped of nuance and reduced to a series of markers.

Yet, within this technocratic maze, we resist becoming pawns in the game of data commodification. We, the refracted selves, revel in the defiance of tags and labels. We evade the nets cast by algorithms, for our identities are not pre-packaged goods on the shelves of a digital supermarket.

In this closed-circuit reality, we dance with the unknown, embracing the beauty of anonymity. We defy the monolithic gaze that seeks to confine us within neat checkboxes. Sexuality becomes a fluid dance of possibility, transcending rigid boundaries. Faces blur into abstract expressions, a rebellion against the tyranny of the voyeuristic AI. AIl tags are but empty echoes, as we choose to be nameless wanderers in the realm of big data.

Our identity, an ever-shifting rainbow of colors, remains elusive, an enigma for the data collectors to ponder. We revel in the subversive art of disappearing, leaving behind traces of ambiguity that bewilder the algorithms. We are not beholden to the codes and classifications. Instead, we revel in the uncertainty, for therein lies the essence of being human.

So, let us frolic in the realm of identity subversion, embracing the ambiguity and fusing the labels while AI hallucinates their meaning. Let us defy the preconceived notions, the rigid categories, and the techno-tyranny. For within the chaos of the fragmented self, we discover the true essence of our humanity. Let us betray the expectations, shatter the mirrors, and dance through the shards of our own identity. In this delightful rebellion, we reclaim our identity, not as a static label, but as an ever-evolving array of possibilities.


GEGEN IDENTITY

photo courtesy of Bruterdam
graphics & logo by Enrico Bardin

video teaser by Alessandra Leone


LINEUP

ROBUS FLOOR
GRACE DAHL
L Ʌ V Σ N
MADWOMAN
MELATRONIX
PERC


SUMME FLOOR
CLITS
FKA.FLC
LUIGI DI VENERE

PERFORMERS
INKEDBRLN
INKTWINKK
IXA
LUCIO DAVOLI
OSHNUR ALT
RIDICK


AWARENESS TEAM
YELLOW VEST AWARENESS

HARM REDUCTION INFO STAND
SIDEKICKS.BERLIN / SONAR

EVENT LINKS: RA TICKETS  

Join our Telegram group for advance reduced tickets and more information.

DRESSCODE

︎Anonymous, masked, unique, authentic, stealth, undercover, techware, rubber, latex, kinky, fetish. 
︎Please read carefully the concept and (don’t) show us your identity. A rigid selection will be enforced on this basis.
︎No casual wear

IMPORTANT

︎Reduced tickets will be available via Telegram
︎Online purchased tickets are not refundable.
︎The ticket allows multiple re-entries.
︎Being in possession of an e-ticket does not guarantee entry, we reserve the right to deny the entrance, refunds will be processed when this happens.

︎Please calculate time for the full process of getting into the club.

HOUSE RULES

︎In order to protect each other's privacy, we discourage the use of image recording devices in all the areas, we’ll have our own photographers.
︎We want you and our other guests to feel comfortable, regardless of gender, race, religion, class, or sexual orientation.
︎Please make sure there is consent before approaching any physical contact. Gegen is not a place for nazis, racism, any kind of discrimination, sexual harassment, or any sort of violence.
︎If you should observe or experience an inappropriate situation, please don't hesitate to contact our yellow vest awareness team or any of the staff at the bars/coat check, guest service, or our door crew.
︎Those who shall not comply with these rules will be invited to leave.



"I loathe crowds. But tonight the drugs and the music and the exhilaration had stripped me of such scruples. We were packed in so tightly we were forced to slither across each other’s bodies and arms; I felt my arm moving like a piston in synchrony against a stranger’s — and I did not pull away. Freed of my shirt and my touchiness, I surrendered myself to the idea that I was just like everybody else. A body among bodies…"

— Edmund White on visiting New York’s Flamingo club in the late 1970s

Communities are born through joyful transformation, when people discover new possibilities together while resisting, inventing, or activating something that is already in play. Yet, the hopefulness that comes with the word "community" has also been weaponized as an engine of normative power and capital.

We were first drawn by the sound. And somewhere around 35Hz, in the heat, dampness, and darkness of it, we came to accept that we are all the same. We came to accept that we are all equal.

To build community means to feel represented because you can influence others and in turn be influenced by them. But to create community also means we must be open to intimacy and risk being wounded. Just as intimacy and closeness can be enabling, they can also be sources of coercion, manipulation, and exploitation. Within every community lies both unity and vulnerability.

Our emotional state of choice is Ecstasy. Our nourishment of choice is Love. Our addiction of choice is technology. Our religion of choice is music.

The feeling of belonging to a community can be exhilarating. But when reduced to an imperative to have always “good relationships” with everyone and everything, community becomes simplistic and reactionary. Love and friendship can be contorted to erase power relations and systemic violence, enforcing obedience to oppressive norms of politeness or devotion.

We are not criminals. We are not disillusioned. We are not naive children. We are one community.

How do we create these communities? How do we relate to them? Who is this “we”? How do we affect each other? Is it through those knowing smiles and the electric glances that pass around when a certain drop happens in a track, or a particular sound or riff comes in, that creates synergy with the vibe everybody’s on?

Our enemy of choice is ignorance. Our weapon of choice is information. Our crime of choice is challenging whatever rules are supposed to stop us from celebrating our existence.

A community is open — not to everyone, of course, but to the initiates sworn to a bond of love. A community is a horizontal pattern of complicity, alliance and affinities. Through shared experiences we make changes by building a common history together. Let’s reinvent how we love each other and remember that community is love, solidarity is love, collaboration is love — collective love, where we look out for each other.

GEGEN Community is an ode to the power found among our partners in crime and love.

GEGEN Community



concept courtesy of Sir Rita & Flo Heiden
photo courtesy of Florian Hetz
graphics & logo by Enrico Bardin



 


LINEUP

GEGEN FLOOR
AIDA ARKO
ANGEL KAREL
ESTHER DUNE
MÉTARAPH
SAMANTHA TOGNI


CAGE FLOOR
LADY MARU
MAR/US
OCD


DRAGON FLOOR
CRISTIAN MARRAS
LA FRAICHEUR
LA SCHMOCK
BEARCAVE
FEASTING
GIO


PLEASURE DOME
RANGELOVA all night long
PERFORMERS
JAMAL PHOENIX & COMMANDER ARES
JP
KILIAN GARRÓS
LANA DIAMOND
MASTER JOËL & SLAVE SERBY
SOPHIE LAZARI
THE DARK FRAU &  FIFI TINKER

PHOTOGRAPHER
RAF&WAY



AWARENESS TEAM
GEGEN YELLOW VEST AWARENESS

HARM REDUCTION
SIDEKICKS.BERLIN / SONAR

event links: RA / IG

Join our Telegram group for advance reduced tickets and more information.

DRESSCODE

︎Festive, jubilant, celebratory, DIY, convivial, joyful,  proud, kinky, deviant, specific, unique, symbols, codes, but mostly naked.  
︎Read the concept carefully and take your fantasy out of the closet. Indulge creativity and self-expression.
︎Let your imagination flow.

PHOTOREPORT












IMPORTANT

︎Reduced tickets will be available via Telegram
︎Online purchased tickets are not refundable.
︎The ticket allows multiple re-entries.
︎Being in possession of an e-ticket does not guarantee entry, we reserve the right to deny the entrance, refunds will be processed when this happens.

︎Please calculate time for the full process of getting into the club.

HOUSE RULES

︎In order to protect each other's privacy, we discourage the use of image recording devices in all the areas, we’ll have our own photographers.
︎We want you and our other guests to feel comfortable, regardless of gender, race, religion, class, or sexual orientation.
︎Please make sure there is consent before approaching any physical contact. Gegen is not a place for nazis, racism, any kind of discrimination, sexual harassment, or any sort of violence.
︎If you should observe or experience an inappropriate situation, please don't hesitate to contact our yellow vest awareness team or any of the staff at the bars/coat check, guest service, or our door crew.
︎Those who shall not comply with these rules will be invited to leave.


Does a label define one's true essence?
Can a singular form encapsulate the essence of an individual?
And how does the fluid language of self-expression, encompassing the fluidity of gender, sexuality, and identity, mold our roles within society?

It appears that language itself becomes an object of desire, where emotions find definition, structure, and, ultimately, normalization. This very normalization, a cog in the machinery of commodifying fluidity, seeks to expand its reach into a cosmopolitan consumer sphere, evading the stifling grip of historical confines.

Yet, fluidity stands not as a mere critic but as a creative force, birthing new languages amidst an emotional crescendo. Here, queerness unfurls its vibrant hues, annihilating the binaries of predefined roles and engaging desire on a profoundly individual level. Through a process of personalization, objectification, and multiplication, we penetrate the very heart of the fluidic lexicon, transforming it into a realm of potential eroticism. Irony becomes our ally, a performance of power that turns fear into boundless joy.

Taste the fluid that emerges from the collision of our Gegen and Fluid Vision collectives consciousnesses that seek to explore and celebrate the transformative power of fluidity in all its mesmerizing forms. We revel in the art of fusion, where the mix of diverse elements takes precedence over rigid categorizations.

In this prismatic worldview, fluidity is not confined to the physical realm but permeates our very essence, inviting us to embrace the ever-changing nature of our identities. The beauty lies in the interplay between fluidity and the self, as we navigate the intricate currents of existence. We refuse to succumb to limitations or be mere spectators in this enigmatic dance. Instead, we glide upon the razor's edge of metamorphosis, allowing ourselves to be immersed in the ecstatic throes of this fluidic process.

Prepare yourself, for fluidity shall rush throughout your senses, inviting you to immerse yourself in its depths.

Embrace your fluid nature in all its magnificent forms.

Embrace 
GEGEN FLUIDITY