Berlin’s pulsing techno heartbeat has stopped. The clubs are empty. Berlin-based photographer Emmanuele Contini went out on a Saturday night during the corona crisis to capture the city’s deserted party hubs. From Berghain and Kater Blau, ://about blank to Wilde Renate. KitKatClub to Yaam. The result is an impressive, unsettling photo series reflecting the state of emergency in which the city’s nightlife finds itself.
KitKatClub & Sage
Salon zur Wilden Renate
Strange times indeed. The long lines are missing and no bass rattles the walls as you pass. But, slowly, slowly, the city starts to unfurl — the first relaxations have been announced since the crisis began. For clubs in Berlin, however, the closures are likely to continue for a long time. Partying before autumn or winter seems unlikely.
Original text Jacek Slaski