Group Global 3000

Fossil Addiction

Mostra, dialoghi, performance, workshop
10 gennaio – 6 marzo 2020
Group Global 3000, Leuschnerdamm 19, Berlino (Kreuzberg)

Maria Korporal partecipa con il suo nuovo video Good Trip, Bad Trip.

“Good Trip, Bad Trip” – immagine dal video © Maria Korporal

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

Events:

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.

Location:

Group Global 3000 g.e.V., GG3 Leuschnerdamm 19 D 10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg) www.gg3.eu
Public transport: Tube: U8 Moritzplatz, U1 Kottbussertor, Bus: M29 Oranienplatz, 147 Michaelkirchplatz
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Good Trip, Bad Trip

Guidare la tua auto attraverso le strade illuminate di Berlino ascoltando musica rock a tutto volume è un’esperienza emozionante. Ti trascina in una specie di trance. Nel mio video il giro in macchina diventa l’ebbrezza di un tossicodipendente. Le scene della città sono ben riconoscibili all’inizio, ma lentamente diventano immagini astratte: all’inizio colorate, caleidoscopiche ed estatiche (good trip), ma poi diventano lentamente crudeli e minacciose, come una brutta chiazza d’olio sulla superficie dell’oceano, e la musica si deteriora immancabilmente (bad trip).
Automobili, luci di città: la civiltà contemporanea si basa ovunque su una profonda dipendenza da combustibili fossili. I problemi ambientali e climatici globali legati al consumo di carburante sono ben noti e innegabili: il futuro della Terra è in pericolo. Dovremmo disintossicarci dalla nostra dipendenza fossile se non vogliamo scivolare in un eterno bad trip.

Il robot Red Rekall, che appare all’inizio e alla fine del video, è una figura chiave nel mio progetto Rekall, in cui piccoli robot giocattolo con carica a molla guidano le persone in tutto il mondo e creano ricordi artificiali di viaggio. Rekall crea esperienze in cui ti sottoponi, ma allo stesso tempo ci osserva – a quel punto potresti realizzare l’assurdità della nostra esistenza.

Screenings:
• 17-19 aprile 2020: Over the Real – Festival Internazionale di Videoarte, Lucca.
• 10 gennaio –  6 marzo 2020: in loop alla mostra Fossil Addiction, Group Global 3000, Berlino.

titolo: Good Trip, Bad Trip
tecnica: Video sperimentale e animazione
durata: 4’25”
anno: 2019
sound design: di Maria Korporal con una traccia CC0 di Loyalty Freak Music

Artists for Future

Exhibition, Talks, Lecture 1.11. – 13.12.2019 Group Global 3000, Leuschnerdamm 19, Berlin (Kreuzberg)

Maria Korporal participates with her new interactive installation Tree Travelling.

Tree Travelling – an interactive installation by Maria Korporal

About the exhibition:

The individual starts building insect hotels, cultivating bees in the city, gardening urbanly. Citizens measure their ecological footprint. Renewable energies and organic farming are increasing. Climate protection agreements are being made worldwide.

But the reversal happens too slowly. Today, islands sink, climate refugees come, weather extremes increase, species die, heavy rain floods. Scientists warn. The young generation demonstrates for real climate protection. The governing politics does not move. The German government wants to leave the lignite late. The citizen drives SUV, eats his daily meat, flies short trips, denies climate change.

We as artists worry about what our future will look like. We support the protests for more climate and environmental protection. As artists, we contribute to the world of the future. What do these contributions look like?

Participating artists: Petra Abroso, Tom Albrecht, Anna Borrie, Georg Cevales, Olga Drachuk-Meyer, Lioba von den Driesch, Keeley Haftner, Alexa Helbig, Astrid Indricane, Marte Kiessling, Clementine Klein, Maria Korporal, Nadine Lemke, Uwe Molkenthin, Yamka Muna, Rolf Pilarsky, Rosa Schmidt, Sissy Schneider, Maria Vedder

These 19 international artists show their positions with: objects, active objects, photos, photo collage, videos, audio work, walk-in assemblage, interactive installation, dance performance, hybrid walking act, music performance. A confessional for ecologic sins is ready for use.

Events:

Vernissage Fri 1.11., 7 pm
Dance performance: Olga Drachuk-Meyer: The Trial of Liberation
A capella singers: The VLQ – Very Large Quartet sings with five men and three women folk and pop songs in lively barbershop arrangements.

Lecture with conversation: Fr. 8.11., 7 pm, Dipl.Ing. Matthias Schnauss, Office for Sustainable Development: “”Search Movements on the Way to Good Life – Past and Present Sustainability Movements – How to Continue?” (In german)

Artist Talk: Fri. 15.11., 7 pm. Artists of the exhibition present their works in person and via Skype and talk to guests about it.

Workshop Fri 22.11., 5 – 7 pm: How can artists reduce their ecological footprint? The theme is her everyday practice, the choice of her materials, her travel and transport, her everyday life as a consumer. Moderation Tom Albrecht (In German)

Exhibition Fri 29.11., 5-8 pm. The artist Alexa Helbig is present.

Tom Albrecht: The future is open. A common dice game about personal visions.
Exhibition Fri 6.12., 5-8 pm. The artist Lioba von den Driesch is present.

Finissage Fri. 13.12., 7 pm.
Music performance: Yamka Muna with equinoxtinction
Hybrid Walking Act: Rosa Schmidt with INDIGO HABITAT / NORTH EAST CIRCULATIONS

Location:

Group Global 3000 g.e.V., GG3 Leuschnerdamm 19 D 10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg) www.groupglobal3000.de
Public transport: Tube: U8 Moritzplatz, U1 Kottbussertor, Bus: M29 Oranienplatz, 147 Michaelkirchplatz
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The Flood Today

Exhibition, talks, lecture, from 15th March to 10th May 2019 in Group Global 3000, Leuschnerdamm 19, Berlin (Kreuzberg).
Maria Korporal participates with her new video Emergency Call.

The exhibition “Flood Today” shows works of art by 14 artists who examine the connection between human intervention and natural disasters. The influence of humans on the earth grows exponentially and leaves very long traces. Rising sea levels, washed-away fields, muddy villages, sunken houses are the result of climate change, increasing soil sealing, increased rainwater drainage and intensive agriculture.

The multidisciplinary exhibition shows painting, photography, video, installation, collage and performance on the subject of heavy rain. The strong and often disturbing statements show deep personal concern and artistic expressiveness with painting, video, installation, object, collage, showcase, and performance.

Artists:
Tom Albrecht, Charlotte Bastian, Thomas Behling, Jörn Birkholz / Stephan Groß, Barbara Czarnojahn, Helga Franz, Amelie von Godin, Gerten Goldbeck, Isabell Kamp, Maria Korporal, Angela Alexander-Lloyd, Anna Rafetseder, Rosa Schmidt.

Programm:

Exhibition 15.3. – 10.5.2019, fridays 17- 20 o’clock

Vernissage 15.3., 19 o’clock
with the Performance “Indigo Islands” by Rosa Schmidt

Exhibition 22.3., 17- 20 o’clock: The artist Thomas Behling is present.

Artists’ Talk 29.3., 19 o’clock. Artists of the exhibition talk with guests about their work.
Exhibition opens at 17 o’clock. The artist Tom Albrecht is present.

Exhibition 5.4., 17- 20 o’clock

Exhibition 12.4., 17- 20 o’clock: The artist Barbara Czarnojahn is present.

“Sintfluten- von Mythen zur Wissenschaft”: Lecture and talk 26.4., 19 o’clock, Frau Nasrin Haacke, TU Berlin, FG Ökohydrologie & Landschaftsbewertung, Institut für Ökologie.
Exhibition opens at 17 o’clock. The artist Tom Albrecht is present.

Exhibition 3.5., 17- 20 o’clock

Finissage 10.5., 19 o’clock: Performance “Atoll Hurawalhi” by Amelie von Godin.
Exhibition opens at 17 o’clock. The artist Tom Albrecht is present.

Website: https://groupglobal3000.de/en/

Flooded cellars, covered roofs, furniture sinking in the mud. More and more frequently extreme weather events of short duration and high intensity such as heavy rain or storms occur in previously unknown locations and cause millions of damages. Whole fields have been washed away and have silted villages. In the plain, wide areas can quickly become submerged.
Reasons are climate change, increasing surface sealing, increased rainwater drainage through sewer systems, short crop rotations, humus mining and uncovered areas of intensive agriculture. For a long time city planners thought the water was technically manageable. Today, countries, local authorities and citizens are called upon to take precautions. Renaturation measures in waters should make a contribution to flood protection. Rainwater retention basins and flood troughs are set up, the heavy rain risk managed and flood alert levels modeled. Organic farming protects the soil and helps to save rain.

Group Global 3000 g.e.V., GG3
Leuschnerdamm 19
D 10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
www.groupglobal3000.de
kontakt[at]groupglobal3000.de
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Public transport:
Tube: U8 Moritzplatz, U1 Kottbussertor,
Bus: M29 Oranienplatz, 147 Michaelkirchplatz

The Soil we live of

Exhibition, talks, lecture 24.8. – 19.10.18 Group Global 3000, Leuschnerdamm 19, Berlin (Kreuzberg) Maria Korporal participates with her interactive installation Breathearth.

Breathearth – an interactive installation by Maria Korporal

About the exhibition: The outer earth layer of our planet is sealed by asphalt and concrete, damaged by soil erosion. The humus is washed away by industrial agriculture. Synthetic fertilizer is a drug for the soil. Soil loses the ability to retain water, the filter function, the diversity of life. That’s the ground we live on. This is The Soil we live of. Participating artists: Tom Albrecht, Ana Brotas, Lioba von den Driesch, forschungsgruppe kunst, Matthias Fritsch, Stephan Groß, Regan Henley, Irene Hoppenberg, Barbara Karsch-Chaïeb, Maria Korporal, Clement Loisel, Uwe Molkenthin, Annegret Müller, Sabine Naumann-Cleve, Rieko Okuda, Oliver Orthuber, Kirsten Wechslberger The 17 artists show their positions to the topic with object, photography, video, installation, sound, performance, collective action, painting, drawing. They show the works together with the works made in the residency in Academy for Sufficiency (Reckenthin / Prignitz) 23.7. – 23.8. 2018 on the same topic by selected Matthias Fritsch, Irene Hoppenberg, Kirsten Wechslberger. Program: Vernissage 24.8., 19 o’clock – Performance “o.T.” Annegret Müller, – Performance “SOIL SAMPLES” Barbara Karsch-Chaïeb Exhibition 31.8., 17-20 o’clock. The artist Kirsten Wechslberger is present. Exhibition 7.9., 17-20 o’clock. The artist Irene Hoppenberg is present. Extern: Day of the Worm – Wormparty in the Sky bed Community Garden (Berlin), 9. 9. 2018 at 11:00 – 18:00 Artist talk with “Soil Action” 14.9., 19 o’clock. – Artists of the exhibition speak with guests about their works. – “Soil Action” by Tom Albrecht. Dear Guests, you are asked to bring a handful of soil from a location of your choice. LIVE streaming on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GroupGlobal3000/ Exhibition 21.9., 17-20 o’clock Lecture, Talk 28.9., 19 o’clock, “Boden – Basis des Lebens” (in german) Dr. Haiko Pieplow, Soil scientist, Ithaka-Institute Exhibition 5.10., 17-20 o’clock. The artist Maria Korporal is present. Exhibition 12.10., 17-20 o’clock Finissage 19.10., 19 o’clock, Performance “soil” Duo Okuda / Orthuber   Group Global 3000 g.e.V., GG3 Leuschnerdamm 19 D 10999 Berlin (Kreuzberg) www.groupglobal3000.de Public transport: Tube: U8 Moritzplatz, U1 Kottbussertor, Bus: M29 Oranienplatz, 147 Michaelkirchplatz

Give Us Back Our Shadows in LICHT, Group Global 3000

Give Us Back Our Shadows © Maria Korporal

Il video “Give Us Back Our Shadows” di Maria Korporal sarà esposto a Berlino dal 17.3 al 12.5.2017 come parte della mostra LICHT (Luce) in Group Global 3000.

“Un’antica leggenda degli Indiani d’America narra che un insetto rubasse l’ombra a chi non rispettava la natura. Privati così della propria anima, gli uomini si ammalavano. Solo con la musica e con il canto riuscivano infine a riaverla e a vivere felici.”

About the video:
What happens when the sun shines behind a vast curtain of smog? Our shadows become vaguer and when the smog becomes thicker, they may not be visible at all. With the growing air pollution, the sunlight becomes less – it is the darkening of the earth, also called “global dimming” – and we are losing our shadows.
An old Native American legend tells that an insect stole the shadow to those who did not respect nature. Deprived, in this way, of their soul, the men became ill. Only with music and singing they were able to finally get their shadow back and live happily ever after.
The motto “Give us back our shadows!” is the wish that we can clean the air, so that the sun can enlighten us again and we get our shadows back. As in the Indian legend, we have lost our shadows because we did not respect nature. The dance with the animals in the video is a ritual in nature to make the sun seem brighter again and to win our shadows back.

About the exhibition:
Group Global 3000 asks the artists about the light today that is affecting us and nature. We change the natural light through our technology such as glass, buildings, air pollution. We humans emit the artificial light wasted into space. We barely find the darkness. Stars are lost. Insects are dying in the light traps of unsuitable street lamps. We humans waste electricity through outdated lamps and experience pale light from bad energy saving lamps and LEDs. Many buyers do not yet know the new measure for color reproduction RA / CRI> 80 .
19 artists show their positions to the topic with collage, object, installation, photo, painting, graphics, video and performance:
Jully Acuna, Sandra Becker, Marieke Bolhuis, Marzena Brandt, Diego Caglioni, Maks Dannecker, Mary-Noelle Dupuis, Bernd Fuchs, Mariel Gottwick, Stephan Gross and Jörn Birkholz, Maria Korporal, Linda Lenssen, Sonja Mischor,  Korvin Reich, Andreina Vieira dos Santos und Mahsa Asgari,  Peggy Sylopp, Agatha Zbylut.

Dates:
• Opening 17.3., 19:00, Performance- Installation von Masha Asgari und Andreina Vieira dos Santos.
Inspired by the images of UV light / sunlight therapy at the beginning of the 20th century and the representation of light in art history, the performance “Light Department” deals with the different conceptions of light and the paradox of the emergence and emptying of life through light.
• Artists talk 31.3., 19:00. Artists of the exhibition talk about their works and with guests.
• Lecture with Discussion, 21.4., 19 Uhr: Dr. Christopher Kyba, “Light, clean and dirty.”
Light can affect animals, people and the night sky. Some specific examples of light art and architectural lighting that can be problematic. Things that can be done to mitigate the environmental impacts of light art.
• Finissage 12.5., 19 Uhr, “Light conducting”. A concept of Mary-Noele Dupuis.
Performers, in art and music, will be conducted by light, improvising simultaneously, constituting composition and choreographie: Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt , Bea Dickas (Elektronic), Yann Keller (Steel-Base & Elektronic), Zam Johnson (Drums, Keyboard…), Wilfried Hanrath (E-Base), Gerno Bogumil ( Trumpete), Hartmut Dicke (Sax), Andreas Techler (Sax), Christoph Uhlhaas (Keyboard, Samples, Toys) Mary-Noele Dupuis (Vocal & Conduct), Ralf Peter  (Schlagzeug).

Location:
Projektraum der Group Global 3000, Leuschnerdamm 19, 10999 Berlin – groupglobal3000.de

Curators: Tom Albrecht / Maria Korporal

The Mighty Magic Fruit Machine

Teaser video for
“THE MIGHTY MAGIC FRUIT MACHINE: eat and regener-ate”,
An interactive project, programmed with the Raspberry Pi
© Maria Korporal, 2017
First presentation in Group Global 3000, Berlin, 19.05 – 30.06.2017

NEW! On-line version of the project, click here to play the game!

Deutsch – bitte hier klicken

The visitors of the exhibition are invited to play with a virtual fruit machine, which is projected as a large image on the wall. You can click with the mouse on a button to play. The rotating wheels of this slot machine show fresh fruits alternated by packaging waste of sweets, snacks, lemonade, cigarettes etc.
If you have caught a fresh piece of fruit, you are invited to eat it: with every mouse click you take a bite. Thus, the fruit becomes smaller and smaller until only kernels remain. These cores are rotating again in the carousel of the machine, until they come to a halt in one of the next rounds of the game. Now the visitor has the chance to regenerate the fruit again. With every mouse click, the fruit grows larger until it is fully grown.
The fresh fruit offers a tempting sight. With the virtual consumption of the fruits you almost experience the real enjoyment of fresh fruit, which is enhanced by natural sound effects.
On the one hand, the “regenerating” of the fruits gives a satisfying feeling: here healthy, fresh foods are “grown”. On the other hand, the immediate vicinity of the packaging waste is a disturbing element which makes the eating of the beautiful fruits unappetizing and raises the disturbing question: how natural are the circumstances in which fruits grow?

THE MIGHTY MAGIC FRUIT MACHINE has been presented in the group exhibition “Can you buy pleasure?”, from May 19 to June 30, 2017, in Group Global 3000, Leuschnerdamm 19, Berlin – see website.
Article about the exhibition