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Verrücktlichkeit

We are VLK, a Berlin based collective of hedonistic techno provocateurs known for our flash mobs, performances and futuristic club fashion. Our style is sex positive, modern and futuristic. Let us challenge your taboos.

Our story

BERLIN BASED COLLECTIVE
OF FUTURISTIC FETISH ARTISTS


Verrücktlichkeit


VLK Berlin represents a loose collective of people, lead by Ben Leibig and Paul Hartman, who dare to challenge social norms around privacy and shame. We are hedonists, exhibitions and polygamists both at heart and in practice as well as being in loving and committed relationships.
In 2015 Ben quit his job at eBay, and after 15 years of working in tech companies decided to spend a year partying. And exploring the open minded and free space of the Berlin nightlife scene. Berghain became his second home. Ben started a mini-activist group called Klubnackt, which successfully reinvigorated the dying tradition of dancing naked and performing wild sex-acts in open areas of the club.
Through this he got to know an incredible number of brilliant creative minds, often lost without an outlet for their ideas. He wanted to focus his energy on building a platform for these people to develop their ideas grounded in their beloved culture of tolerance, hedonism, and egalitarianism.
One day Ben met Paul, and an incredible, perverted, and very public relationship was born. They explored through their open fetish lifestyle the boundaries of a free and tolerant space by doing things that other people referred to as crazy. Thus Verrucktlichkeit was born.
Along with partying naked, and performing impromptu wild and shameless perverted and sexual acts for clubgoers to see, Ben and Paul started their own line of futuristic fetish gear. The name was changed to VLK Berlin in order to appeal to a more international audience.
Our fashion brand has slowly grown, it can be found in our shop, and in select stores in Berlin. Our crazy sex acts continue, but have also evolved into experiential semi-performance based interactive installations done in co-operation with a wide array of international party promoters. Ben and Paul are business partners as well as husbands.
Berlin is a place for people who want to experience something new. It’s storied clubs are full of people waiting for an experience to challenge them. We are provocateurs who push people to question social taboos and help them find a deeper freedom by break from the chains of senseless shame. Join us.

Our works

ONE OF A KIND PERFORMANCES
AND INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES

Our performances range from hosting and decorating a space, to a 3-4 hour interactive installation or a standard style shock value stage show.
Through our work we seek to challenge the traditional concept of performance. Rather than maintaining the separate roles of  “performer” and “audience” we create a space where we can instigate the people around us to have an experience. Our work also plays heavily on the concepts of exhibitionism and voyeurism. Through being shown something shocking the participants are being given the decision whether to be a passive voyeur or to join in and experience true exhibitionism.
Our performances seek to push boundaries, but at the same time to encourage people to explore the reason these boundaries exist and the social norms and taboos surrounding them. We touch on some intense aspects of fetish from, S&M to Head Shaving, to Enema Torture but it is all done in an artistic and light way, with a sense of aesthetics and humor to it. We also bring our aesthetic to any space we work in by decorating with fluorescent sculptures and fetish gear and lots of blue light. Our goal is to take fetish out of the dungeon and bring it to the dancefloor.
Our most developed act is long running S&M installation using fluorescent paint and whips. After we show people how it's done we encourage them to come up and try it themselves in pairs. As the act continues the area we have set up devolves into ecstatic paint filled chaos begging painful involvement. Many people have told us that interacting with our show was their first experience in S&M and thanked us for facilitating them exploring that in a safe and consensual space.

PREVIOUS ACTIONS

Our costumes

HAND-MADE UNIQUE PIECES,
MADE IN BERLIN BY US

Along with memories, we offer crazy club and fetish accessories.  A large part of our work involves crafting acrylic, leather and PVC into hand-make these accessories.  We sell a small selection of accessories in stores and online, but prefer doing custom work for anyone who is inspired by our look.
Our current collection of gear features laser cut acrylic pieces mounted onto harnesses, gauntlets, collars, bracelets and other fetish accessories, designed with a fresh and futuristic aesthetic.   VLK accessories stand out, playing in the space between classic fetish and club/festival wear.  It is designed to create an emotional connection with the wearer,  making them feel powerful and free like a dancefloor warrior, a member of our tribe.
As part of our interactive performances, we offer a limited number of special pieces to those who are brave enough to join in.  These pieces act as a badge of courage to those who have challenged themselves and earned them.
Our online store is a very limited selection of our gear.  Much of what we do is far more custom and must be sized to the wearer.  Please also take a look at our Instagram Page for other examples of what we can make.  If you are inspired by anything you see in our images or video, please get in touch via eMail, Instagram or Facebook.

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