29 July 1978, Düsseldorf

the day Karin Luner, Hoedecke student at the HDK, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin and I decided to form a girl punk band. The night before we danced in the nightclubs of Düsseldorf. Florian Schneider-Esleben, Kraftwerk, the best dancer in town drove us in the Kraftwerk Mercedes 600. Karin also lived in NYC, where she had drum lessons with Fred Maher, Lou Reed’s drummer. In May 1979 we started in Berlin with Beate Bartel, Sound technician at Radio station Free Berlin. Beate brought Gudrun Gut and Bettina Köster along, both previously played with the Berlin band DIN A Testbild . The Band name Mania D. was Beate`s idea. In November we were to play at TIER 3 in New York. Members of Mania D. founded the bands Malaria!, Einstürzende Neubauten, Liason Dangeraux, Blässe/Düsseldorf, Die Krupps, played with LIEBESGIER and had a plethora of solo projects e.g. Gudrun Gut & Blixa Bargeld, Bettina Köster, Beate Bartel:

Fashion Intellection Gesamtkunstwerk by Karin Luner.

 

The lost Super-8 Movie, with Mania D. actresses was filmed 1979 at the Teufelsberg, and the International Congress center ICC in Berlin.

Before the Striptease. Made to show the names of the actresses written in kayal pen on my back. Photo: Karin Luner©

A silent partner. Florian from Düsseldorf. Photo: Karin Luner©
Photo: Ganzkörperfutter©
Shooting pix made ​​by Eva Gössling, Michael Gössling (Ganzkörperfutter) and Karin Luner. Fashion Interllection, a Gesamtkunstwerk concept by Karin Luner. Actors, the “first German all girl punk band” (quote sounds) Mania D. The film is lost, was stolen, not the stills. He was shown to the Mania D.  Performance in Wuppertal. Hair Styling made ​​by Karin Luner with egg and beer – no Styling Products on the market at that time. The green dresses made ​​by Karin Luner. Make-up made ​​by Karin Luner, Director? Karin Luner. Thanks to Michael my brother, he helped a lot. The film’s title and the names of the actresses were during a striptease on the back peau peau, defoliated by opening the zipper. No one wanted to do the striptease, that made very brave, Eva. The striptease Decoration: An atmosphere of the Düsseldorf Nightlife, painted as a medicine for homesickness.
Photo: Ganzkörperfutter©
Photo: Ganzkörperfutter©
Photo: Ganzkörperfutter©
Photo: Ganzkörperfutter©
Photo: Ganzkörperfutter©
Photo: Karin Luner©, Pullover Eisengrau by Gudrun Gut
Photo: Ganzkörperfutter©, Gudrun Gut in her own knitting artwork
Beate Bartel, Photo: Ganzkörperfutter©
Styling by Karin Luner, Photo: Michael Gössling(Ganzkörperfutter)