The former Wasserspeicher (water tower, in translation) in Prenzlauer Berg is a location ready to dazzle you with arcades and red brick texture. It hosts performances and art installations of sound, light and video. The venue has two entrances, one for the former big water reservoir and one for the small one. There are parts of the former tower visible from the surrounding streets, and if you take a historical tour of the district, you will learn that nowadays they are used as social apartments. The waiting list of people who would like to live there is long.
The Wasserspeicher offers quite a unique in-between reality: it’s both above and underground. A small park is extended above the venues and looks like a hill in the middle of the intersection. It can make for a great stop in the sun after the underground exhibition.
The space needs to be tamed for each event, since it is rather humid and cold. Better not forget your jacket. This is why most of the installations shown there are built during summer time. Singuhr Gallery is a gallery, which has worked with this space often with a focus on sound installations. The space does have a particularly great acoustic for low tones. Have a look at their website for a few first impressions, they will probably seduce you to see more.
Tip: Make sure to check their website for the updated schedule, the events take place irregularly.