Stardust and Salonathon curators are teaming up to bring Chicago a Pride Matinee to remember!
BURST! features illustrious Chicago DJs Teen Witch Fan Club, Swaguerrilla, BAATHHAUS (DJ Set), Alinka, and as well as performances on the hour by notorious local artists Deja K Taylor, Precious Jewel, Shea Coulee, LADY / WATCH, The Banjee Report, and MORE!
The collaboration is featured as part of The Art of Celebration, Berlin’s multi-month 30th anniversary bash. This year, Berlin will reach to its roots and find inspiration in the vitality and pulsing cadence of the 80s by celebrating artists who inspired Berlin’s genesis during a hotbed of creativity.
The 80s POP phenomenon was the unifying force that brought high art to street culture. Everyone partied on the same dance floor as they were transformed into slaves to the rhythm of Grace Jones & Klaus Nomi. Queer became more than just weird. It became cool & powerful. The beat of heavy bass drove the exuberant, vibrant images from modern masters such as Basquiat, Haring, and Warhol. Graphic tribal mazes and bright red hearts painted the picture of the power of LOVE facing down evil during a time of crisis, as social change and activism were driven by the beat of the nightclub scene.
Strength, Unity, Love, Dance, Vibrance, Action: Watch as Berlin becomes Black and White and Red all over.