Exhibition, dialogues, performances, workshop
January 10 – March 6, 2020
Group Global 3000, Leuschnerdamm 19, Berlin (Kreuzberg)
Maria Korporal participates with her new video Good Trip, Bad Trip.
About the exhibition:
The exploitation of fossil fuels has allowed us the dream of flying, the freedom of the open road, a consume-craze, a plastic wonderland, and a comfortable warm apartment. Our use of petroleum, heating oil, natural gas can also be seen as a drug problem.
We use this state-sanctioned fossil drug with all its side effects of CO2 and environmental destruction. Coming clean from this drug causes withdrawal symptoms and all the irrationalities that go along with them. One need only look at the reader’s comments about ideas for a speed limit of 30km/h in the city or 130km/h on the highway. A recognition of the disease is lacking – rational reasoning gives way to addiction-led blindness.
How do artists see our fossil addiction and its therapy? How do we recognize the addiction? Where does it show itself? How could withdrawal therapy for citizens and the state look? We would like to explore answers to these questions.
Participating artists: Tom Albrecht, Jörn Birkholz, Stephan Groß, Marina Camargo, Björn Fischer/Elisabeth-Marie Leistikow/Richard Millig/Maren Schwier, Sabine Janz, Maria Korporal, Merav Leibkuechler, Steph Marx, Christoph Medicus, Jasmin Odendahl, Katja Struif
Vernissage Friday, January 10, 2020, 7 p.m. Performance “Mud Fight” by Sabine Janz.
Artists’ Talk Friday, January 24, 2020, 7 p.m. Artists of the exhibition present their works to the guests.
Second Workshop Friday, February 7, 2020, 7 p.m. How can artists reduce their ecological footprint? The topic is their everyday practice, the choice of their materials, their travel and transport. Moderation by Tom Albrecht (in German).
Workshop Talk Friday, January 31, 2020, 7 p.m. with the addiction specialists
Prof. Dr. med. Tom Bschor, chief physician of the Schlossparkklinik and
Prof. Dr. Hermann E. Ott, ClientEarth – Lawyers of the Earth, former climate researcher at the Wuppertal Institute:
“How do we recognize the addiction to fossil fuels among citizens and the state?
Is there a recognition of the disease?
What could withdrawal therapy look like for citizens and the state?”
The two experts discuss answers and solutions in a public discussion. Moderated by Tom Albrecht
Finissage Friday, March 6, 2020, 7 p.m. Performance: “Paradise now: The last one turns off the light” with Björn Fischer / Elisabeth-Marie Leistikow / Richard Millig / Maren Schwier.
60 min., Stage, chairs are available.