Korporal Labyrinth

der fragile Mikrokosmos ist vor Scham aus den Fugen

VBK Wintertentoonstelling
Opening vrijdag 30 november 2018
Tentoonstelling 1-30 december 2018

Galerie Verein Berliner Künstler
Schöneberger Ufer 57
10785 Berlijn
www.vbk-art.de

Deelnemende kunstenaars:
Michael Augustinski, Jutta Barth, Sandra Becker, Viola Bendzko, Gerda Berger, Birgit Borggrebe, Catherine Bourdon, BUCCO, Barbara Czarnojahn, Christoph Damm, Christian Ebel, Burghild Eichheim, Ute Faber, Monika Funke Stern, Gerhard Gabel, Marianne Gielen, Lupe Godoy, Marilyn Green, Margret Holz, Hella Horstmeier, Rosika Jankó-Glage, Jürgen Kellig, Karsten Kelsch, Susanne Kessler, Klaus Kossak, Karoline Koeppel, Matthias Koeppel, Simone Kornfeld, Maria Korporal, Joan Lazeanu, Dorothea Markner-Weiss, Volker Nikel, Larissa Nod, Helga Ntephe, Michael Otto, POGO, Jens Reulecke, Ute Richter, Astrid Roeken, Regina Roskoden, Schlangenbader, Robert Schmidt-Matt, Ursula Schwirzer, Evelyn Sommerhoff, SOOKI, Richard Stimmel, Andrea Streit, Jürgen Tenz, Helga Wagner, Barbara Zirpins

Maria Korporal presenteert haar nieuwe werk La Vitruviana.

Open Studios Atelieretage AR_29

Open Studio Weekend AR_29
Openingstijden: Zat. 17-11-18, 14:00-20:00/ Zon. 18-11-18, 14:00-18:00
AtelierEtage AR_29 | Alt-Reinickendorf 28-29 | Industriehof 2. O.G. | 13407 Berlijn

Maria Korporal presenteert haar videoproject Korporal Labyrinth. De video’s worden gedurende het hele weekend in loop vertoond.
Gedurende de twee dagen maakt de kunstenares een grote tekening van een nieuw labyrint op de muur.

Press release:
Die Künstler/Innen der AtelierEtage AR_29 öffnen zum 5. Mal ihre Ateliers. Am Samstag, den 17. November von 14 – 20 Uhr und am Sonntag den 18. November von 14 – 18 Uhr werden auf über 1.000 qm 12 Ateliers ein komplettes Ausstellungswochenende für ein kunstinteressiertes Publikum zugänglich sein. Hinzu kommen 33 eingeladene Gastkünstler/Innen, die sowohl in den Ateliers als auch auf der gesamten Etage ihre Arbeiten präsentieren. Kuratierte Spots setzen innerhalb des verzweigten Areals Schwerpunkte z.B. auf Fotografie, Neue Medien oder eine divers gehängte Wandinstallation mit rund 24 Positionen. Internationale zeitgenössische Kunst aus den Bereichen Malerei, Zeichnung, Fotografie/ Video, Skulptur/Objekt und Installation werden präsentiert.

Deelnemende AR_29 kunstenaars:
Sandra Becker 01 I David Berkel I Christian Buchloh I Ulrike Bultmann I Emanuel Geisser I Andrea Hartinger I Julia Ludwig I Mateo Cohen Monroy I Jochen Schneider I Zuzanna Skiba I Sarah Straßmann I Viktoria Volozhynska

Gastkunstenaars:
Erik Andersen I Nina Ansari I Nicolas Argenton I Sonja Arz I Oliver Barlen I Heike Franziska Bartsch I Olivia Berckemeyer I Marion Luise Buchmann I Joanna Bambi Buchowska I Heloisa Corrêa I Jürgen Grewe I Birgit Hoelmer I Wojtek Hoeft I Margret Holz I Claudia Michaela Kochsmeier I Maria Felix Korporal I Claire Laude I Verónica Losantos I Mareike Jacobi I Monika Jarecka I Beatrice Jugert I Miriam Lenk I Hugo Mayer I Christine Molis I Ekaterina Mitichkina I Max Renneisen I Katharina Renneisen I Cornelia Renz I Kerstin Serz I Semra Sevin I Daniel M. Thurau I Bettina Weiß I Alexandra Wolframm

AtelierEtage AR_29 | Alt-Reinickendorf 28-29 | Industriehof 2. O.G. | 13407 Berlin

Info:
www.ar29.twoday.net | facebook.com/ar29atelieretage

Vervoer:
S25 Alt-Reinickendorf / U8 Paracelsus-Bad (Ausgang Roedernallee) / vom Hbf Berlin Bus 120 (bis Paracelsus Bad)

Korporal Labyrinth

Korporal Labyrinth is a work in progress, an account of a visceral journey in different stadia, expressed in a series of short videos. The artist’s drawing of the labyrinth was the starting point for the project, together with a bunch of footage taken mainly from July to October 2013. In 2018 the artist started to work on the project again.
In her Korporal Labyrinth, the artist explores several ways of walking through the labyrinth – there is no absolute truth, every possibility is worth trying and leads to new experiences and points of view.

Nieuwe presentatie van Korporal Labyrinth:
Tentoonstelling “Medianautik”
22 mei – 14 juni 2020
Galerie Verein Berliner Künstler.
Meer info volgt binnenkort!

Voorgaande presentaties: Open Studios Weekend Reinickendorf, Directors Lounge en Open Studio Weekend AR_29, 17-18 november 2018.

De video bovenaan is een trailer van het hele project. Alle videos in Korporal Labyrinth kunnen op aanvraag worden gezien. Belangstellenden worden vriendelijk verzocht contact op te nemen.

Links to descriptions and photo galleries of the 4 videos:
In the Beginning was the Word …
… and the Word was Sun
Where the Waters Flow …
… the Rose will always Bloom

In the Beginning was the Word …

The first video in the project Korporal Labyrinth.

Korporal Labyrinth is a work in progress, an account of a visceral journey in different stadia, expressed in a series of short videos. The artist’s drawing of the labyrinth was the starting point for the project, together with a bunch of footage taken mainly from July to October 2013.
In her Korporal Labyrinth, the artist explores several ways of walking through the labyrinth – there is no absolute truth, every possibility is worth trying and leads to new experiences and points of view.

title: In the Beginning was the Word
technique: Experimental video and animation
length: 3’25”
year: 2013
© Maria Korporal

all about the project Korporal Labyrinth, incl. 4-minutes trailer

… and the Word was Sun

“… and the Word was Sun” is the second video of the project Korporal Labyrinth, and gives the answer to the first video “In the Beginning was the Word”.
On the day her mother Ariena died, the artist was waiting for a sign. In the Dutch hospital where her mother lied, she discovered the art work “Walters Huis” by Gerhard Lentink, a small chapel build with wooden letters, which compose a poem by Paul Eluard. The artist played a little game she had done two weeks before in a similar installation costructed with metal letters, the “Christian garden” in the Gärten der Welt (Berlin): which is the first word I notice? In Berlin it was the word “Sonne” (German for “Sun”), and now in the hospital she noticed the word “Soleil” (French for “Sun”). Then the artist realized that it must be the word “Sun”, the sign her mother left her while she was breathing her last breath.

Gauži raud saulīte
Ābeļu dārzā.
Ābelei nokrita Zeltābolītis.
Neraudi, saulīte,
Dievs dara citu.
No vara, no zelta
No sudrabiņa.

The Sun cries bitterly
In the apple orchard.
The apple-tree has lost
The golden apple.
Do not cry, Sun,
God makes another one
Of gold, of copper,
Of silver.

(text from the Latvian Apple-Tree Songs)

title: … and the Word was Sun
technique: Video sperimentale e animazione
length: 5’47”
year: 2014
starring: Astrid Astra Esther Indricane and Maria (Felix) Korporal
locations: the village of Sant’Oreste (Rome) and the “Christian garden” in the Gärten der Welt (Berlin)
music: Prologue of the Latvian rock opera “Lāčplēsis” (1988)
video, sound design and all other artwork: Maria Korporal

all about the project Korporal Labyrinth, incl. 4-minutes trailer

Where the Waters Flow …

In this third video of the project Korporal Labyrinth, the artist performs a ritual walk from the place where her mother died to the place where she was born, crossing the Merwede, the river from both their childhood. On the top of the bridge, the artist throws the nightgown in which her mother died down into the waters. It flows away with the stream, and it reappears on the banks of the river Spree in Berlin, where the artist actually lives. She takes it out of the waters and in her hands it transforms into a labyrinth, which is filled with water. “The water has memory” – the words whispered by the artist in the ear of her lover tell the essence of this video: the story of a life is memorized in the water and flows around the world.

titolo: Where the Waters Flow
tecnica: Video sperimentale e animazione
durata: 4’26”
anno: 2014
starring: Maria (Felix) Korporal, Astrid Astra Indricane
locations: the “Labyrinth” in the Gärten der Welt (Berlin), the railway and bridge on the Merwede (Dordrecht-Sliedrecht), the Spree (Berlin)
background sound recording: “City river ambience” (London) by Chris Reidy
camera: Maria (Felix) Korporal, Jurgen Korporaal
video, sound design and all other artwork: Maria (Felix) Korporal

all about the project Korporal Labyrinth, incl. 4-minutes trailer

… the Rose will always Bloom

In this fourth and last video of the project Korporal Labyrinth, the artist performs a ritual on the beach of Hoek van Holland, the place where the waters of the large river area, where she and her mother were born and grew up, flow into the sea. The artist tears the petals out of a big rose – a rose that will revive in the following scenes, out of a rosebud nipple via a labyrinth of light into a Rose of Jericho, which blooms again and transforms itself into a leaf. A leaf which has been found by the artist’s brother, two weeks after the death of their mother, with her initials R S (Rinie Slieker) incised by an insect. While the artist whispers the bible text about love from 1 Corinthians 13, a text her mother read to her when she was young, the lines on the leaf are filled with blood and the words popping up in her mind are written down.

titel: … the Rose will always Bloom
techniek: Experimental video and animation
tijdsduur: 4’15”
jaar: 2014
starring: Astrid Astra Indricane, Maria (Felix) Korporal
locations: tthe beach of Hoek van Holland, the artist’s studio and the regions of her mind
beach sound recording: © www.eelkedekker.nl
video, sound design and all other artwork: Maria (Felix) Korporal

all about the project Korporal Labyrinth, incl. 4-minutes trailer