“Tresor Never Sleeps” Campaign Launched to Cover Club’s COVID-19 Expenses | Selector

“Tresor Never Sleeps” Campaign Launched to Cover Club’s COVID-19 Expenses


Tresor risks closure after nearly 30 years in Berlin. To cover costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, the techno club’s owners have launched a fundraiser called “Tresor Never Sleeps.”

Donor reward packages range from €5-€150,000 and include everything from stickers to Tresor’s former back door. The third edition of Detroit artist Terrence Dixon‘s From the Far Future album series will also be available to donors ahead of its release. In addition to keeping the club afloat, 5% of proceeds will go to racial equality initiative Detroit Justice Center.

“Like many other venues and cultural organizations around the world, Tresor has remained empty since March this year,” reads the campaign description. “We understand that this is a challenging financial time for many, and there are plenty of worthy causes to support, but if you’ve enjoyed your time at Tresor or OHM in the past, please consider buying some goods off this page.”

Tresor Revisited

As the fall of the Berlin Wall brought with it a renaissance for German techno, Tresor became a symbol for Germany’s greater reunification. Founded by Dimitri Hegemann, who had previously run techno/house club Ufo, it has grown to include a second floor and outdoor area in addition to an eponymous record label.

Even as property developments put a damper on Berlin creative spaces in recent years, Tresor’s cultural legacy has carried on. Hegemann discussed the club’s history with DJ Emily Dust in an edition of BBC’s Art of Now on the city’s “Clubsterben” crisis.

Donate to the “Tresor Never Sleeps” campaign via Startnext.

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