Artist talk and Presentation Thursday, 12th of March, Start at 7 PM
Art, politics and ecology 500 years after the circumnavigation of the Strait of Magellan
Berlin Sessions Residency Dialogues from the overflow, (C) Ultimaesperanza
GG3 is host für Artist talk and presentation for Berlin Sessions Residency for their current residents from the territory of Fuego/Patagonia, Chile. An art collective Ultimaesperanza – Nathaniel Alvarez & Sandra Ulloa, and Günen – (w)ritual writer, and publisher at Colectivo Editorial Nihil Obstat from Chile. They will share with us impressions of two projects: one is Hydropoetica – artistic research and visual experiments / video mappings made in the fields of Southern Ice since 2013. The second is MAPU: There is not enough space in the device’s memory, a result of the last edition of the navigable micro-residence Radicante, carried out in waters of the Strait of Magellan.
Thursday, 12th of March
Start at 7 PM
Door at 6:30 PM
We regret to have to cancel the exhibition because of the acute danger of corona infection in our rooms!
Instead, we show online offer on this site with video statements of the artists and photos of the works.
The works at this place with video statements of the artists, photos and text
Program activities “introduction to the exhibition”, “reading”, “workshop”, “lecture”, “performance” online at the announced times.
imperative of flexibility. Tandem cases. Yoana Tuzharova. 2020
This old saying combines global responsibility with local action. In the place where we are at home, we are strong. The Earth is a complex organism in which cause and effect are not always spatially close to one another. Through our decisions, we as consumers can have a direct influence on the actions of polluters.
There are increasing local reasons for acting today: The daughter no longer wants to eat meat for climate protection reasons. Friends talk about flight shame and plastic shame. There is no snow at the usual holiday location for a skiing holiday. The bark beetle has attacked the local forest. The water level in German regions is falling. The summer heat is unbearable. The farmers have crop failures due to drought.
Example: Globally, old-growth forests are being destroyed in other places on the planet. That’s why I protest locally in my neighborhood if a forest or park is being destroyed; I try to save paper and don’t buy any items made from tropical wood. Refraining from eating meat also helps, as cattle are often raised on the cleared land or soy beans are grown there for animal feed.
Example: Increasing carbon dioxide emissions are heating up the Earth’s climate, which is a global problem. As an individual in Germany, I cannot influence politics in China or India to keep coal-fired power plants from being built or prevent people there from driving cars. But as a local decision, I myself can use a bike instead of a car, and I can influence the politics of my country and my local community.
How do artists express the saying “homeland: think globally, act locally” in their works?
Artists and experts examine our addiction-led unwillingness to recognize our dependence on fossil fuels.
January 10 – March 6, 2020, Fridays 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Exhibition, dialogues, workshop, workshop discussion
Fine art prints, videos, installations, collage, painting, objects
Night and Day, Jörn Birkholz, Stephan Groß
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.
Artists show their critical contributions to “Fossil Addiction”
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.
Christoph Medicus with visitor in front of a picture by Merav Leibküchler. Foto: T.A.
Friday, January 10, 2020, 7 p.m.
Exhibition Friday, January 17.1., 5-8 p.m.:
The Artist Steph Marx is present
Artists’ Talk Friday, January 24, 7 p.m.
Artists of the exhibition present their works to the guests.
Workshop Talk Friday, January 31, 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
Results see german site.
Second Workshop How can artists reduce their ecological footprint?
Friday, February 7, 7 p.m. The topic is their everyday practice, the choice of their materials, their travel and transport. Moderation by Tom Albrecht (in German).