Group Global 3000

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

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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 will be 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.


Give Us Back Our Shadows in LICHT, Group Global 3000

Give Us Back Our Shadows © Maria Korporal

The video “Give Us Back Our Shadows” by Maria Korporal will be shown in Berlin from 17.3 to 12.5.2017 as part of the exhibition LICHT (Light) in Group Global 3000.

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.

• 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).

Projektraum der Group Global 3000, Leuschnerdamm 19, 10999 Berlin –

Curators: Tom Albrecht / Maria Korporal

Tentoonstelling “Silence” in Group Global 3000

Maria Korporal’s video “The Wanderer above the Mist” is from January 13 to March 10, 2017 in Group Global 3000, Berlin, as part of the exhibition “Silence”.

Historic car wreck on car cemetery in Kaufdorf.   Foto: Norbert Aepli. Own work  (Creative Commons CC-BY-3.0)

About the exhibition:
Traffic noise is omnipresent. the TV tootles at home, HiFi, Radio on the way, Smartphones, mp³-Player, comercial roar in the supermarket. Advertising slides itself optically and actustically in the picture. Without sound some can’t hold out anymore. Noise stresses and makes us sick. Quietness would be to feel ourselves,  to endure, to rest, to recover, to enjoy. Healing. A priceless enrichment.
18 artists show their positions with Objects, photography, painting, graphics, video, sound, performance:
Sandra Araújo, Gudrun Arndt, Yegor Astapchenko, Federico Federici, Francesca Fini, Anne Glassner, Stephan Gräfe, Michael Hess, Stephanie Hough, Geeske Janssen, Anneke Kleimann, Maria Korporal, forschungsgruppe kunst, PRZEPRASZAM, Korvin Reich, Dina Shenhav, Svoradov Theatre, Sarah Wölker.
Curators: Javier Pérez-Lanzac / Tom Albrecht.
> website Group Global 3000

About the video “The Wanderer above the Mist”:
“For many years I lived beneath the Mount Soracte, a mountain in central Italy which is still untouched by tourist culture. Walking on its crest, I always had the feeling to be back in other times, to become one with nature. However, whenever I made a video or audio recording, I became aware of all the sounds of motorways and airplanes coming from far, but loud enough to disturb the silence and the delicate nature sounds of birds and leaves – an over-all noise of which you cannot escape.
This video is about a walk I made one October morning, when the mist filled the valley. Arrived on the top, the mountain was like an isle in a marvellous sea of fog and I felt like being in the famous painting “The Wanderer above the Mist” by Caspar David Friedrich. But an airplane flying overhead reminded me loudly that there is no peace for contemplation anymore.” (Maria Korporal)

> the video on this website

Des Königs neue Kleider

Third Eye Factory’s interactive installation “Des Königs neue Kleider * The King’s New Clothes” from November 11 to December 9, 2016, in Group Global 3000, Berlin, as part of the group exhibition “Der Einzelhandel ist mit dem Weihnachtsgeschäft zufrieden”.
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An interactive advent calendar. People can click on the numbers from 1 to 24 to open the small doors. With each click, when the advent calendar door opens, you can hear a female or male voice advertising for gorgeous clothes you should wear for Christmas. Behind the doors a green background becomes gradually visible, at the beginning showing a blurred and unrecognizable image, but slowly becoming more sharply and at the end it is revealed.
Website Third Eye Factory:

Free the Fishes!

“Free the Fishes!”
Film of an art-action performed by the Third Eye Factory
First screening 27.05 – 01.07.2016, Group Global 3000, Berlin
as part of the exhibition “Fische, kulinarisch überfischt / Fish, culinary overfished”
> see website

Third Eye Factory was very shocked to discover that nowadays you can buy fishes in on-line stores! Whether the people use them to eat, or as ornamental fish in garden ponds: we think it is a great injustice and want the animals rather be swimming in the open water. That’s why we bought two nice carp fishes online, and freed them into the river in front of our home. We recorded this whole action on video.

The Logic of Logistics in the Ant’s World

“The Logic of Logistics in the Ant’s World”/”Die Logik der Logistik in der Ameisen-Welt”, a video-photo-installation by the Third Eye Factory
06.11 – 18.12.2015, Group Global 3000, Berlin
as part of the exhibition “CARGO – Alles immer überall / Everything always everywhere”
> see website

Ants are great transport artists. They often carry objects that are many times larger and heavier than themselves. Food pieces are often carried by several ants together. “The Logic of Logistics in the Ant’s World” presents a look at this rational transportation system, and confronts it with the transport in the human world. The road signs are then absurd, and the supply of things that you do not need seems ridiculous: the ants are always purposeful and organized, and can not be seduced by useless brightly colored objects, which they put quickly and efficiently aside to clear the way to keep on the precious crumbs.

Wer hat Angst vor’m Hermannplatz?


Wer hat Angst vor’m Hermannplatz?”
a video-photo-installation by the Third Eye Factory, has been exposed from 11.09 – 30.10.2015, Group Global 3000, Berlin, as part of the exhibition “Verkehr für Menschen” / “Traffic for Humans”
> see website

“You’re afraid of Hermannplatz” has become famous as a slogan on a t-shirt of the fashion label “Muschi Kreuzberg”. Since then, the slogan is used several times.
Who’s afraid of Hermannplatz? Viewed objectively, it is just an ugly, loud square in the north of Berlin Neukölln, Kreuzberg and junction for all kinds of roads.
Generally the place is known as a meeting point for unemployed and migrant workers, drug sellers and graffiti sprayers, who create a so-called “dangerous” environment. Therefore, one has to be afraid.
But we think the real danger of the Hermann Square is the roaring traffic that rushes by on all sides of the square. The traffic junctions on both ends of the square are the black spots in the district of Neukölln. The air that you breathe is permeated everywhere by exhaust gases. That is the reason why you have to really be afraid!
The installation of the artistic duo “Third Eye Factory” consists of a video in loop and a photo in which the Hermannplatz is shown from the perspective of a cyclist and that of a pedestrian. The mirror effect reinforces the idea that one is trapped – which direction you go, you will always meet up again with the ubiquitous traffic. The only way out seems to be the monument in the center of the square, recorded in the photo.


Artists of Group Global 3000 perform to the current VW-scandal.
What do do we experience at this time? How do we suffer that as a car driving society? What does the scandal change?

Performing artists: Tom Albrecht, Mariel Gottwick, Stephan Groß, Maria Korporal, Javier Pérez-Lanzac.
Project space of Group Global 3000, October 23, 2015

> see website