Local antennas, (C) T.A. Home: Think global, act local

Local antennas. Foto: T.A.

Open Call for Artists:

Exhibition March 20th – May 8th, 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?

Open Call

In an open call for submissions, we invite artists to submit contributions for the topic described above for a group exhibition in our artist-run space.
Disciplines: No specifications (objects, sculpture, installation, photo, painting, drawing, print graphics, video, sound is possible). A performative contribution (performance, VJ, or similar) at the vernissage, artist talk or finissage is desirable.

Application

Individual artists or existing groups of artists can apply. Required are:
• Completed Application form gg3 7
• Images, alternatively sketches or descriptions of non-visual contributions (max 10MB)
• CV
• as an email to globallocal@gg3.eu
Presence: The presence of the artists or groups of artists residing in the Berlin area is desirable for the vernissage and the artist talk as well as opening the gallery on one of the exhibition dates.

Events

Application deadline: February 7, 2020
Setup/hanging: March 19, 2020, 5 – 7 p.m.
Vernissage: March 20, 7 p.m. Who would like to do music and performance?
Artist talk: April 3, 7 p.m.
Lecture: April 24, 7 p.m., N.N.
Finissage: May 8, 7 p.m. Who would like to do music and performance?
Dismantling: May 12, 5 – 7 p.m.

Location

Artist-run space Group Global 3000 e.V., Leuschnerdamm 19, 10999 Berlin, www.gg3.eu
We offer an exhibition space with equipment, bar, advertising through email, various websites, social media as well as digital and printed flyers; we look after the exhibition text, the lecture, and the documentation of the exhibition.

We are an independent, self-organized, artist-run space and work on a voluntary basis. Unfortunately, there is no budget for production, other technical equipment, transport or insurance (the room can be locked). We look forward to good cooperation and have established rules of cooperation, which we can send beforehand on request.

Jury: Team GG3, Curators: Team GG3

48th exhibition by GG3