SAVVYZΛΛR presents: Prelude to Raupenimmersattism

Deproducing Recollecting Revibrating

WITH features from the SAVVY Contemporary archive
09.–13.09.2020   17:00–19:00
All days online on and SAVVY’s Facebook page, on Sunday also on 88.4 FM in Berlin and 90.7 FM in Potsdam

While preparing the reopening in SAVVY Contemporary’s new home, we give you sonic glimpses into our upcoming project: RAUPENNIMMERSATTISM. THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY AS CONSUMED SOCIETY OR THE MYTH OF ENDLESS PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION.The airwaves of SAVVYZΛΛR, SAVVY Contemporary’s radio pillar  will host five days of programming set in the story of the children’s book  Die Kleine Raupe Nimmersatt (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), to consider our taken for granted relationships with production and consumption.


We invite you to meditate with us on the cycle of how a butterfly becomes, on how it transforms from a caterpillar to a flying creature, how it recreates itself through its life. Each day becomes a cycle of the caterpillar’s transformation as it cocoons, decays, and reincarnates – a process that resonates with SAVVYZΛΛR as a space of VOCIFERATING. COMMEMORATING. INCANTING IN QUIET. AGAIN. VOCIFERATING. COMMEMORATING. INCANTING IN QUIET. AGAIN.


With each day we focus on one of the stages of the caterpillar’s life cycle: the egg, the caterpillar, the cocoon, and the adult. This includes looking at the caterpillar’s ongoing consumption which eventually leads to fasting in its cocoon’s phase. The caterpillar stops eating and feeds off of all that it had previously consumed, to grow its wings and metamorphose into a butterfly. Like the butterfly, in this series of days, we feed off our own archival fuels.