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.
14-17 June 2019
[BP] (Paris), Buttons (Berlin), The Carry Nation (New York), CockTail d'Amore (Berlin), Curated by GIRLS (Berlin), Gay Haze (Brussels), Gegen (Berlin), Golosa (Berlin), Horoom Nights / BASSIANI (Tbilisi), Horse Meat Disco (London), House of Living Colors (Berlin), Lecken (Berlin), Maricas Maricas (Barcelona), mina (Lisbon), No Shade (Berlin), Popoff Kitchen (Moscow), Pornceptual (Berlin), Room 4 Resistance (Berlin), SIREN (London), SPEK (Antwerp), SPIELRAUM (Amsterdam), Traición (Mexico City), TrashEra (Berlin), TRHANS (Berlin), UNTER (New York), Vitamina (Milan), WRECKEDnyc (New York)
CockTail d'Amore, Buttons, Discwoman, Horse Meat Disco, Pornceptual, Members, Curated by GIRLS, TrashEra, Unter [NYC], G day, Lecken
Members, Pornceptual, TrashEra, female:pressure, Liber Null Berlin, RIOT, G day
Deepneue, Lipstick Trash, Flavia Laus, hit͟hər to͞o, NONCOMPLIANT
Deepneue, Lipstick Trash, ANRI, Trancemission II (live by Deepneue with Stasys Žak, Kewin Bo and Nicky Miller), Isabassi, Freddy K, Krzysztof Leon Dziemaszkiewicz, Jade Lee Petersen
Deepneue, Lipstick Trash, Oliver Deutschmann, Aswad, Catalin Jugravu, Stasys Žak
Geovane Pedro De Bortoli, Omer Saban