Breathearth

Bild ohne Bild

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the exhibition takes place without an audience, but can be visited virtually in this beautiful online presentation: www.lortzingart.de/BildohneBild/

14 artists from the Netherlands, Korea, the Czech Republic, Japan, China and Germany.

Opening: Sunday, March 15, 2020, 5 p.m.
Speaker: Prof. Wilfried Köpke, University of Hanover
Exhibition: March 15 – April 19, 2020
Lortzing ART
Gallery – Loft – Studio
Lortzingstr. 1, 30177 Hanover
Open: Wed. and Thurs. 4-7pm, Sun. 3pm-5pm
and by appointment 051-6963433

Bild ohne Bild? Picture without picture? What’s left? The empty frame? Meaningless? Not at all! In this exhibition, the visitor will see and experience several surprising things.

Maria Korporal takes part with her new interactive video installation Breathearth Sprouting.

 

Breath-Earth Beth-El

“Breath-Earth Beth-El” is a new installation which is part of the The Breathearth Project.

The work was installed in the exhibition 100% FEMALE, organized by Stichting White Cube, from the 24th to the 27th of October 2019 in the Grand or St Laurens Church, Alkmaar (NL).

This version is called Breath-Earth Beth-El and it refers to the Old Testament story of the stone on which the Biblical patriarch Jacob rested his head when the vision of a ladder to heaven appeared to him. Jacob anointed the stone and named it Beth-El, meaning “House of God.” In Jacob‘s vision, God said to him: “I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south.”
In Breath-Earth Beth-El the flowers, leaves and insects appear on the surface of a pulsing stone. Every session begins with a different, blank stone. Thus I offer to the visitors the possibility to start all over again. Could your breath spread out a better ecological footprint than humanity left so far?

Breathearth is an interactive installation made with a Raspberry Pi, a small earth globe and a projector.
Visitors are invited to pick up the small globe and gently blow on it. With every breath flowers and leaves appear on a surface or an object until it is covered with colours and life. Every new session presents other combinations and it‘s a surprise to see what flowers one‘s breathing has created. The natural vegetation disappears when you stop blowing: the earth cannot live without our breath!
Breathearth is a work in progress. Several editions have been created. Versions exist for screens of different sizes and for large outdoor projections, with different backgrounds, leaves, flowers and insects. Click here to see other versions.

Breatheartheatre

BREATHEARTHEATRE is part of The Breathearth Project and was created in June 2019 during the 36. Neuenburger Kunstwoche, the 36th Neuenburg Art Week.
As artist in residence Maria Korporal had the occasion to first develop and then present her installation on the stage of the local theater.
During her walks in the Neuenburger Urwald, the ancient forest of Neuenburg, the artist collected and photographed the leaves, flowers, twigs and insects, that were to become the living heart of this brandnew Breathearth edition.
The installation shows two projections at the same time on the stage: the smaller circle on the left has close-ups of moving insects, while the larger circle on the right shows the result of the visitors’ interaction: their gentle breath on the earth globe creates the image of colourful leaves and flowers.

Neuenburger Kunstwoche

The Kunstverein Bahner invites to the 36th Neuenburg Art Week from the 24th to the 30th of June 2019. This year’s theme is:

“Magic Art” – to deceive and enchant

Art appeals to very different areas in us. According to the intention of the artist his or her works can touch the mind, the emotions or the deepest levels of our soul.

The Bahner were looking for artists for the 36th Neuenburg Art Week whose works of art unfold a “magical effect”. Works of art that deceive or enchant a rational and materialistic mind.

For the Art Week 2019 Sergej Tihomirov from Hanover, Ip Kyu Jang from Dusseldorf as well as Maria Korporal from Berlin, Inge-Rose Lippok from Hanover and Jan-Hendrik Pelz from Schorndorf were invited.

During the Art Week, Maria Korporal made a new version of her interactive installation Breathearth. In the Neuenburger Urwald, she collected and photographed materials: leaves, flowers, twigs, insects, small animals and stones. With what she found in the microcosm of the forest, she created a new installation: Breatheartheatre!

 

Newspaper articles

 

Info (in German): www.zetel.de/portal/seiten/neuenburger-kunstwoche-magische-kunst-909000045-20930.html

48 Stunden Neukölln

The art festival 48 Stunden Neukölln takes place under the theme “Futur III” from 14 to 16 June 2019.
Since it was founded in 1999, 48 Stunden Neukölln has developed into an event that serves as a role model for countless others. It is the largest independent festival of the arts in Berlin. The district of Neukölln is transformed, for 48 hours, into a place where artistic experimentation is fostered. Art projects are presented that were conceived specifically with Neukölln in mind, inspired by or dealing with local realities of life, the diversity to be found here and the special demographics of the area. Open-ended, process-orientated endeavours that foster creative discourse are carried out without limitations, and in the process, the innovative character of the festival is intensified. Works of art that were realised for the festival have an impact beyond the district of Berlin-Neukölln: many of these projects take a strong stance on societal issues and support lasting exchanges of ideas on the international art scene. (Source: 48-stunden-neukoelln.de/en/page/mission-statement)

Maria Korporal takes part in the festival with two projects that are specifically related to Neukölln.

1. Rekall Ubik @Neukölln

A screen shows a video of a small wind-up toy robot constantly crossing the roads of Neukölln: this is Rekall, the robot that guides you around the world and creates artificial travel memories. In the upper corner, the names of 165 countries flash in succession, just as many as the nationalities of the population in Neukölln. You can always click on a button in the bottom corner of the screen: click here to rekall the future. Rekall will stop and you will find your own face in the middle of the street: a postcard, like a memory of an imaginary future in another country, far and yet so close.
The postcards will be shown during the exhibition on a second screen as a slideshow.
Rekall Ubik @Neukölln is part of The Rekall Project. The project is a work in progress. Several versions have already been created, with different interactive elements, like a webcam or a keyboard. Each version is represented by a new robot, as if the previous one has been reassembled.

Location and dates:
PAS-11 – Polymedialer Ponyhof – Kienitzer Str. 11 – 12053 Berlin
Fri 19:00 to Sat 02:00 – Sat 14:00 to Sun 02:00 – Sun 14:00 to 19:00
See also 48-stunden-neukoelln.de/en/event/rekall-ubik-neukölln

2. Breathearth Rebuilding

Breathearth is an interactive installation made with a Raspberry Pi, a small earth globe with built-in microphone and a beamer. People are invited to breathe on the small globe. With every breath, flowers and leaves are projected onto a surface or object until it is covered with color and life. At each new session, other combinations of vegetation appear – it is always a surprise which flowers are created by breathing. When the breathing stops, the vegetation disappears after a short time: the earth needs our breath to stay alive …The future of the earth is in our hands!
For 48 Stunden Neukölln Maria Korporal has created a special version of the project: Breathearth Rebuilding. As a background for the vegetation projection, various photos of construction sites in Neukölln have been used. At each session a different background appears, randomly determined. When breathing on the globe, grass and flowers grow on the construction site.

Location and dates:
PAS-22 – Leises Rixdorf – Kirchgasse 7, Eing. Wanzlikpfad 3 – 12043 Berlin
Fri 20:30 to 23:30 – Sat 16:30 to 23:30 – Sun 16:30 to 19:00
See also 48-stunden-neukoelln.de/en/event/rekall-ubik-neukölln

Breathearth Rebuilding

For 48 Stunden Neukölln Maria Korporal created a special version of her interactive project Breathearth: Breathearth Rebuilding. As a background for the vegetation projection, various photos of construction sites in Neukölln have been used. At each session a different background appears, randomly determined. When breathing on the globe, grass and flowers grow on the construction site.

Breathearth Rebuilding was presented at the festival 48 Stunden Neukölln, 14-16 Juni 2019, Leises Rixdorf – Kirchgasse 7, Eing. Wanzlikpfad 3 – 12043 Berlin

See also 48-stunden-neukoelln.de/en/event/breathearth

Breathearth Building

Short film about the project Breathearth, with the two versions “Breathearth Building” (for large projection) and Breathearth (for monitor).
“Breathearth” is an interactive installation made with a Raspberry Pi, a small earth globe with encapsulated microphone and a projector or monitor.
People are invited to breathe in the earth globe. With each breath, grass, leaves and flowers appear, until they cover the whole surface with colours and life. When the breathing stops, after a short time the vegetation disappears: the earth needs our breath to stay alive!
With each new session, other combinations of vegetation appear. It is always a surprise which flowers will be produced by our breathing.

Presentations of Breathearth:

NEW: 24th to 27th October 2019 in 100% Female, Grote Kerk Alkmaar
24th to 30th June 2019 Breatheartheatre in the Neuenburger Kunstwoche
14th to 16th June 2019 Breathearth Rebuilding in 48 Stunden Neukölln, Leises Rixdorf, Berlin.
28th September 2018 in the Video Festival II in den Mühlenhaupthöfen, Berlin.
24th August to 19th October 2018 in Group Global 3000, Berlin.
12-22th July 2018 in GEDOK Gallery, Berlin.