Arnold Dreyblatt: Kill the Light – a House without Electricity Time to Listen

Guided Tour

At the Akademie on Hanseatenweg, the power supply is to be frozen for 24 hours. During this period, the audience will tour four different routes through the darkened building in small, guided groups and explore unknown performance sites. On the way through the building, which opened in 1960, different artistic live actions will be seen by the visitors demonstrating that artistic production is possible without electricity.

Each 30 minute tour will include a maximum of 10 guests accompanied by an employee of the Akademie as a guide. Guests will receive a "Little Sun" solar lamp on loan while in the building.

During 26 different tours, the guests will be surprised by two artistic contributions and interventions per tour by the following artists:

Emma Adler, Carola Bauckholt, Covadonga Blasco, Paul Brody, Andrei Cucu, Nina Dragičević, Arnold Dreyblatt, Christian Falsnaes, Dani Gal, Malte Giesen, Asta Gröting, Hanna Hartman, Moana Holenstein, Francisca Sofia Echeverria Ibieta, Aušra Kaziliūnaitė, Georg F. Klein, Käthe Kruse, Rebecca Lane, Bjørn Melhus, Nanne Meyer, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Marcel Odenbach, Germaine Png, Uros Rojko, Stefan Römer, Daniel Rothman, Tania Rubio, Karin Sander, Iris ter Schiphorst, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Manos Tsangaris, Steffi Weismann, Jan St. Werner, Walter Zimmermann, and others

An event in cooperation with Sound Studies and Sonic Arts, Berlin University of the Arts and Little Sun

Part of the festival Time to Listen. The Ecological Crisis in Sound and Music

Sunday, 27 Aug 2023

7 pm – 2 am


Warm up from 6 pm, guided tours from 7 pm

Duration: c. 30 min

Tour 1: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 pm, 12, 1 am

Tour 2:  7:15, 8:15, 9:15, 10:15, 11:15 pm, 0:15, 1:15 am

Tour 3: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 pm, 0:30 am (barrier-free)

Tour 4: 7:45, 8:45, 9:45, 10:45, 11:45 pm, 0:45 am

All tours are different - participation in several routes recommended.

In cooperation with Little Sun

In German and English

Single ticket: € 3

Combined ticket: € 2,50 each tour (min. 2, max. 4 tours)


Single tickets

Combined tickets

Telephone: +49 (0)30 200 57-1000 or -2000

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