Ōkunoshima (大久野島) is a small piece of subcontinental land in Japan that’s overrun by feral bunnies. Located in eastern Hiroshima’s Inland Sea, the origins of its vast hoard of wild mammals is unclear—whether released by a school group following World War II, or escaping their toxic fate at a poison gas testing facility in its grim military heyday. Nonetheless, these wild creatures have made the tiny sanctuary their own, roaming freely together, undaunted by the ogling tourists for whom they’ve become the entertainment. Creamcake’s Rabbit Island at Spreepark on July 29 honors this notion of adaptation to adversity, and the shifting social and cultural norms—both imposed and self-created—that dictate our own behaviors.
Taking place in the once abandoned, now slowly reviving amusement park in the north of the Plänterwald in Treptow-Köpenick, the one-day event builds on fantasy writer Ray Bradbury’s famous quote, “Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.” In this case, the keys are held by the queer-feminist interdisciplinary platform and its motley crew of musicians, performers, producers, and DJs who will overrun the decaying GDR-era funfair with extreme encounters of music from the margins. Centered around the remaining iron support structure of former fast-food restaurant, the Mero Hall, the temporary outdoor event space and installation by architecture collective Modulorbeat—called “Blue Hour”—will host a program of experiments in techno, noise, goth, breakcore, rap, pop, and more. Artists like Elvin Brandhi, Gray, Hüma Utku, Maria Metsalu, Masma Dream World, and MUXXXE give a glimpse into some of the most fierce and deranged creative practices in music today, not only reclaiming a space for exploring psychological deviations from the norm but allowing visitors an insight into the inner workings of worlds far beyond of their own.
We kindly ask all participants to respect the animals, plants, and each other by treating the space with care and consideration. Entrance to the event will be through Mero-Halle, and if you choose to arrive by bicycle, please note that there are no racks in front of Spreepark or inside Plänterwald. You may park them at Zenner or Dammweg, but please refrain from attaching them to the fences at Spreepark.
Additionally, for your safety, we warmly request that attendees remain within the secured area. If you wish to explore the rest of the park, we recommend booking a tour at 4pm and 6pm (free with your “Rabbit Island” ticket) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All tickets final and non-refundable.
03:30 – 04:15pm Elvin Brandhi
04:30 – 05:15pm Hüma Utku
05:30 – 06:15pm MUXXXE
06:30 – 07:00pm Maria Metsalu
07:15 – 08:00pm Masma Dream World
08:00 – 09:15pm Gray