People are feeling the climate crisis more and more, the war, the rising energy prices. That’s when it’s important to celebrate Christmas anyway. How do we do that, what do we change?
Program of GG3 in Emser Street
Vernissage Dec. 3, 7 – 10 p.m:
Welcome Jason Benedict,
Introduction to the exhibition Jule Böttner, WerkStadt e.V.,
Performance “Arsch hochkriegen”, Tom Albrecht with Stephan Groß
Video evening Dec. 10, 7 – 10 p.m.: Videos by the exhibiting artists and invited guests: Tom Albrecht, Marina Camargo, Lioba von den Driesch, Matthias Fritsch, Mariel Gottwick, Stephan Groß, Nanna Gro Henningsen, Maria Korporal, Juliane Kowalke, Super Vague (Keeley Haftner and Dr. David Saunders)
Finissage Dec. 17, 7 p.m.: 6-21 p.m.
6 pm Workshop: Save Christmas? How do we deal with celebration and crisis, tradition and reality today? We gather our projects and activities: Tree, Celebration, Electricity, Heating, Ventilation, Giving, Packing, Money
Moderation: Tom Albrecht
We five artists* of the Group Global 3000 show our artistic positions on the after- and non-sustainability of society. This time not in Kreuzberg, but in green Hellersdorf at mp43 – projectspace for the peripheral: Subtracting wasteland of any kind through the project space as a flexible means of transport.
Since 2013, the artist initiative Group Global 3000 has been presenting exhibitions that address pressing issues of environmental sustainability. Under the title “5vor12” the group is now a guest in the project space mp43. Using a variety of artistic media, she seeks an expression of the urgency to respond to the fundamental upheavals that have long been noticeably damaging life on our planet, but soon threaten to escalate fully. Five positions reflect the trepidation, but also the opportunities, of what feels like five minutes left to act.
GG3 with 5vor12 in MP43
In a survey, Tom Albrecht calls on the visitors to put their behavior in the face of the crisis into a schema with which the desire and reality of action are to be modeled. To this end, the “Transformation” object draws attention to the necessity of the energy turnaround and at the same time serves as a tribute to the technical inventiveness of mankind.
Mariel Gottwick’s installation “… and if they burn, I can’t help it.” shows insects in a light object and in photographs. In a juxtaposition of a distanced and a close-up perspective, our complex fellow creatures are rehabilitated from their status as vanishing points of discontent projections. They deserve respect not only because they help save life on Earth, but because they are a fascinating part of it.
Stephan Groß is also concerned with the duty of care for all living things. His experimental film “BIS NICHTS MEHR ÜBRIG IST” shows a systematic breakdown in words and sounds until there is literally nothing left. Five words and Five sounds subjected to an alarming successive clear-cutting as a paraphrase of overexploitation, exploitation, extinction and disappearance.
Alexa Helbig’s large-scale mixed media work “The Full Catastrophe” depicts an expressive abstract scene around a dead animal. The titular expression, originally a movie quote, entered common parlance and today also serves as a vehicle for the idea of relentless contemplation and acceptance of even the worst crises as a coping strategy.
Maria Korporal’s interactive multimedia installation “Emergency Call Center”, which consists of several videos in different formats, deals with extreme climatological events. A central element of the work is a telephone that can be listened to and answered, prompting people to respond to the Earth’s distress call.
What the works have in common is the question: Can it be that we can only win the race against time if we pause and give more space to reflection?
Sunday, 6.11.2022, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Welcome by Carola Rümper, introduction of GG3, opening with the artists