Dutch festival creates a Berghain replica complete with 100% rejection policy
Berlin’s revered nightclub Berghain is best known for attracting mobs of devoted techno fans to its doors while only a select few are granted entry into the techno oasis that awaits inside. Thus, even waiting in line and getting rejected become thrills in and of themselves, as many continue to return to the dance destination to try their luck.
Capturing Berghain’s appeal in the cheekiest way possible, Dutch organization Bauhaus teamed up with the producers of Beyond Festival to erect an art installation in the middle of Beyond’s festival grounds, which they titled “The Berghenk Experience.” Berghenk comes with all the fixings of its Berlin relative: long lines, fences, a facade of the front, and even a lone DJ in the tent portion of it spinning techno in complete darkness.
The installation’s final touch was its 100% rejection policy at the door. Anyone wanting to be denied to Berghelk could do so as many times as they pleased throughout the festival’s duration. Unsurprisingly, the ironic project earned much appreciation from countless attendees who could not resist queuing themselves.
photo credit: Rens Mors & Bauhaus