Smell
friday, mar 1st, kitkatclub

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




 



 


LINEUP

GEGEN FLOOR
AIDA ARKO
ALEKZANDRA
DIMA KACHAN
FLAVIA LAUS B2B VSK
MAR/US
NEUX


HOUSE OF (S)PUNK FLOOR
LA FRAICHEUR
LOLA KAY
VALAV


DRAGON FLOOR
CHERIII
VERTEL
WES BAGGALEY


BEARCAVE
BEEFTRÄGER
TUMULTO


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


PHOTOGRAPHER
RAF&WAY
DARREN BLACK


AWARENESS TEAM
ROC AWARENESS

HARM REDUCTION
SIDEKICKS.BERLIN / SONAR

event links: RA / IG

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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
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

︎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.

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