In Catalyst's (formerly dBs Berlin) Space to Create video series, we learn about the creative journeys of two inspiring students: singer, songwriter and producer Rowan Edwards and actor and artist Frank Peroni.
Tables and chairs on the ceiling, tuned out TV sets and retro Photoautomats. Neon lights and bold, bright graffiti. Drinking in endless creativity – with a side of pilsner from the späti. Music, art and culture at every opportunity. This is Berlin.
Singer, songwriter and producer Rowan Edwards, aka Gozi‘s Berlin story began in much the same way as many. A compulsion to visit and be a part of it, as if an uncanny calling from the city itself had echoed in his ear. An all-singing creative homecoming – quite literally.
In our first episode of Space to Create, the second-year Electronic Music Production & Performance student talks falling for Berlin’s unique energy amidst his favourite haunts of the city. So much love for this!
The purpose of life is self-expression. So goes the famous line from champion of individualism, Oscar Wilde. And whether or not you agree, you’ve got to admit that living with self-expression is one of the most empowering acts there is. It means speaking your truth in the moment; widely defining yourself; engaging in creative pursuits and techniques; acquiring self-knowledge; pursuing your passions and ambitions; and knowing when to step back when things aren’t right for you.
Screen Acting student Frank Peroni is the picture of this. Never to be pigeonholed as just an actor, the Italian performing artist also dabbles in production design and mixed-media art as well as being a multi-faceted model. Fun fact: he also cuts hair and plays the ukulele (hopefully not at the same time). Having spent years exploring the world, he set down his suitcases in Europe’s most free-spirited city to write the next chapter of his creative story – or should we say script?
In the second episode of our Space to Create series, we follow Frank as he talks about the inspiring journey of self-expression that led him to Berlin.