November 18, 2011

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Since its inception in April of this year, Salon – Zur wilden Renate’s mysterious indoor labyrinth has become the stuff of Berlin myth. Ten euros and a quiet word to the bar staff leads to a gold coin and soon, an entreaty from Georg Losch. Georg is co-founder of the Karmanoia collective and your guide into the Peristal Singum – “not a labyrinth,” he states emphatically, preferring to call it a journey “from ass to soul”.

Salon – Zur wilden Renate

Alt-Stralau 70, 10245 Berlin


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    Taking you by the hand, Georg leads you to the entrance of this magical cupboard of sexual connotations, one that would be sure to offend the religious sensibilities of C.S. Lewis. The cage door shuts behind you, and you find yourself in cramped quarters where an atypical psychedelic soundscape pushes you deep through a maze of orifices, replete with vaginal openings and jars of unknown specimens.

    ‘Peristal’ derives from ‘peristalsis’, the process of digestion, and you soon find yourself being ‘digested’ by the bowels of Renate: you climb, slide and crawl further and further through a reproductive tract of narrowed passages, wooded wombs, caves and hovels.

    “Some people go through it like they do through life: they just look for the exit” says Georg. Though, if the Peristal is representative of life, it must be one dreamed up by David Lynch and Tim Burton.

    Whether you enjoy exploring the intricate network of tunnels and chambers, find yourself connecting with long-repressed infantile emotions or merely find the experience creepy, by the time you reach the lower depths of dungeons and seemingly perpetual darkness, you’ll surely feel disoriented.

    For those of a frigid disposition, this is one rabbit hole you don’t want to go down.

    Peristal Singum at Salon – Zur wilden Renate, Wed-Sat 18-22


    November 18, 2011

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    how to treat the labyrinth

    The labyrinth is art and made to get explored by everyone himself. Regrettably some idiots are running around inside, shouting, destroying things, disturbing other people experiencing this place. If you go there, please do not talk (advise from the artist), don’t behave like a dumb jerk, don’t destroy anything! If you want to have a supi dupi hip party, there are enough other places in Berlin for you to visit.
    Don’t get me wrong! Go there, enjoy it but treat it with respect!

    And don’t go with your camera or mobilephone or anything else which could give you light. The experience is much better and way more exciting if you have to rely on your natural senses. Otherwise it’s like watching a movie with a friend who always tells you what happens in the next scene.

    Peter Enis 335 days ago

    Club hours

    What are the hours?

    Liz 350 days ago


    it is still open

    me more than 1 years ago

    still open - been there today

    September 27, 2013

    yes! 207 days ago


    as far as I know it still is - I went to one very much like it in the same space in Dec 2011.

    S more than 2 years ago

    Still open

    Hey is this still open?
    I've looked on the website and it's not clear if it's still running?

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