After a legendary first opening, BAD BRUISES invites you for a second trip down the rabbit hole. They promise a night that can fulfill not only their guest’s deepest desires, but even those they weren’t yet aware of. THE HOUSE OF RED DOORS II will leave a lasting impression on the minds of all (and the wrists of some) of those who visit.
On the 24th of March the (in)famous Salon – Zur wilden Renate is hungry again, ready to swallow all of you freaks and kinks brave enough to snap that little angel off your shoulders; to trade what’s left of your innocence for a night that will always remain a beloved secret, one to keep from your therapist.
Once the maze of tunnels through Renate’s private parts sucks you up, you are given the choice between different themed playrooms behind red doors. This time, the inhabitants have fallen under the spell of a ‘Black Magick Cult,’ one that occupied the unholy halls of the building overnight. Be careful not to end up their sacrifice in their midnight ceremony – a dark incantation opening gateways into the depths of the labyrinth, with yet unknown chambers and pleasures to discover.
THE HOUSE OF RED DOORS expanded since its last escapade and is pleased to offer you more realms deprived from reality – seize the opportunity and make the devil know your name!
We interviewed your hosts, Alex & Billie from BAD BRUISES, to illuminate what might and might not await you on their very-Berlin version of the escape through the rabbit hole.
Is there any one type of person you think will be most comfortable, most ready for THE HOUSE OF DOORS?
We are open to all kinds of people, sexualities, kinks and ideas. There isn’t one kind of person we are targeting, just adventurous, life-loving spontaneous souls. There is absolutely no pressure at all to do anything sexual, just come and enjoy the night as you want. Each person will bring their own sparkle and story to the night.
Describe the experience. When you open those doors, what are you meant to feel?
The whole inspiration behind THE HOUSE OF RED DOORS was to create a place of total escapism, where the outside world can be forgotten. A space that merges the stage with the audience. We’re going to bring elements of performance art, dance, actors, immersive theatre and sex into a club night. A new way to party in Berlin.
What’s your advice to guests before they walk through those red doors?
Leave your egos and inhibitions at the door. Prepare to jump down the rabbit hole and hold onto your hats. Open your mind and get involved, dress up and get ready to play.
How did you choose the performers for THE HOUSE OF RED DOORS?
From our extensive backgrounds which range from art, theatre, circus, cabaret, opera to the party scene – many of the artists are well loved and respected performers we have been working with for many years. They are some of their respective scene’s most notorious and acclaimed performers that we have the pleasure of showcasing. Not to mention one of the most mind blowing DJ line ups in Berlin going on all night!
You speak about hidden areas and secrets, could you maybe give our readers an exclusive hint/tip to one of the hidden places?
Like with all great love affairs, a little mystery adds to the tension and excitement wouldn’t you say?
Is photography/filming forbidden to elevate that sense of escapism?
It will be forbidden, we can’t let everyone see what we’re up to inside the House. Mother wouldn’t like it.
Are there any taboos that cross the line? What’s not allowed in THE HOUSE OF RED DOORS?
We simply ask that audience members respect each other, the artists and the club. Don’t take what’s not given and don’t give what doesn’t want to be taken. Just have an open mind and let your taboos run away with you. Play safe, don’t be a dickhead and we’ll all be happy.
You say The HOUSE OF RED DOORS will be “Bringing back some of the creativity and chaos of old Berlin.” What do you think Berlin has lost?
Firstly, we both love Berlin. We’re just exceptionally aware that Berlin has always been a haven for the weird, the transgressive, the bizarre, the anti-authoritarian, a pioneer of perversions and a famous freakshow. From the Weimar era onwards, ’60s counter culture, ’70s West Berlin, punk, squats, techno & so much more – through to the modern day. The traditions of hedonists & bohemians with music, art and theatre that pushed boundaries are what we want to capture and continue in a new way.
To find out what else BAD BRUISES will pull out of the hat (just in time for Houdini’s 142th birthday), unleash yourself from reality and sin out of sight behind those doors.
Artist Line Up:
+ SO MANY MORE performers, installations, exhibtions, characters, strange souls, wild childs, bright young things and sexy motherfuckers to play with.
DJ Line Up:
DJ Skurge (Underground Resistance, Detroit)
Patrik Skoog (Third Ear, Drumcode)
BOTTIN (Italian Do It Better)
Jacob Phono (Upon You, Tonkind)
Franz Scala (Slow Motion, Magic Waves)
Sebastian Voigt (Renate)
The Swift (Renate)
Samuel Gieben (My Haus)
+ More TBA
THE HOUSE OF RED DOORS
Thursday 24th of March 22:00 – 12:00
Salon Zur Wilden Renate
Alt Stralau 70