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Wydoks

The collection contains about 100 hours of video material of the Wydoks e. V. association and the Berlin musician Alexander "Aljoscha" Rompe, one of the founders and singers of the GDR punk band Feeling B, from which the band Rammstein emerged in 1994. Concert recordings, interviews and recordings of demonstrations offer unique insights into the alternative music and cultural scene of the post-reunification period as well as the Berlin squatter scene.


The collection includes the cinematic legacy of the Wydoks e. V. association and its former chairman Alexander "Aljoscha" Rompe, who died in 2000. In 1983 Rompe founded the punk band Feeling Berlin – later Feeling B - together with Alexander Kriening and Paul Landers in East Berlin. The band belonged to the so-called "other bands" – as alternative music bands were called in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) – but was also a "state-approved amateur band" with a playing permit and was allowed to perform in the GDR and in socialist countries abroad. In 1989 the band received permission to record an LP on the state-owned music label Amiga – the first officially released punk album of the GDR. After the dissolution of Feeling B in 1994 the former members Christian "Flake" Lorenz, Paul Landers and Christoph Schneider founded the band Rammstein.

"Aljoscha" Rompe founded the association Unabhängige Autonome Aktion Wydoks in 1990 and occupied a vacant building at Schönhauser Allee 5 in Berlin, where an alternative living and cultural centre for musicians and artists was created.

The collection was purchased by the DEFA Foundation in 2009 and comprises about 100 hours of video material with concert recordings and interviews with Feeling B as well as recordings of demonstrations. It offers unique insights into the alternative music and culture scene of the post-reunification period as well as of the Berlin squatter scene.

Provenance
DEFA

Production period
1990-1992

Number of films
approx. 60

Running time
10-180 min

Material
S-VHS, VHS | coloured

Topics
(alternative) culture, Punk, music, squatter

Filming locations
Germany, Berlin

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Feeling B (1992)Feeling B | 1992