As another episode of our AVANT/GARDE Diaries series we introduce you to Berlin-based Bruno Kolberg, illustrator, tape artist and founder of the studio “Süper Design”.
“In a visual sense,” Bruno says “avant-garde, are things that are new, that amaze you, that move you when you see them”.
That’s what he experienced when he saw the living disco ball-performance by Bella Berlin for the first time.
“I was in a in a small illegal club when suddenly lasers flashed up and she came on stage in her disco ball outfit. The room fell silent and everyone was stunned because nobody there has ever seen anything like this before.”
The girl in the disco ball costume is native Berliner “Bella Berlin”, co-founder of music label R.O.T. that, among others, produced German band MIA. After ten years in the music business she realized that she wanted to move on and developed several dance performances.
When dancing on stage with her tight suit covered all over with small mirrors, she becomes another person. Bella says that she has several personalities (La Pantera or the Ultimate Glitterdeath), but her disco-ball character is probably her most famous one.
“I am art,” she claims and it becomes visible: When she rhythmically moves her body to electronic music so the reflecting laser-lights turn her body into a kaleidoscope connecting darkness and light, she absorbs herself totally in her alter ego and evokes a truly magical atmosphere.