WHOLE is a three-day electronic music event featuring a cross-section of Berlin’s underground queer scene. The festival aims to create an inclusive environment that accepts all expressions of gender and sexuality in a relaxed environment away from the hectic confines of the city. It’s a festival where self-expression and self-liberation are paramount: in light of today’s tumultuous and polarized political climate, we find it necessary to create a refuge for those who find themselves marginalized by the rest of society. WHOLE is more than just an outdoor weekend-long party — it’s an exercise in community building.
TrashEra provided promotional video materials and event photos for the festival’s first edition in 2017. Shooting took place at the now-annual event’s first location, Bergheider See in Lichterfeld-Schacksdorf, south of Berlin. Beyond promotional elements, our work on this raucous celebration of queer life included co-production, modeling, video-artistry, and editing.