Online Exhibition “Climate Change to go”
May 15 – June 19, 2020
Francesco Gioacchini, Julia Schicker, Lioba von den Driesch, Manja Dessel, Mari Terauchi, Martin Zellerhoff, Rika Pütthoff-Glinka, Rosa Schmidt, Stephan Groß.
Francesco Gioacchini: Statement (video 2:26 min.)
Oil price dropping is a preparatory drawing for a site specific installation. Some flowers covered with a black liquid are hung from colorful ropes. Some oil drips from them into the bowls below.When the oil price drops it means that the global economy is in “danger”. We always are more concerned about the economy “health” than about the environment. In my installation the color of the flowers is covered by the black of the oil that drips from them. The effect of these emissions on climate change has not yet convinced people to review their needs and the sound of an oil drop makes more noise than a falling tree.
Julia Schicker: Statement (video 2:30 min.)
The work deals with the responsibility of politicians on the subject of climate change. Without political advances, it will be impossible to save the climate. However, certain politicians deliberately scatter falsehoods in order to maintain their position of power. The video work tries to take up the arguments and rhetoric of such a politician and to draw other conclusions from the line of arguments.
Lioba von den Driesch: Statement (video 2:18 min.)
Climate change to go – this idea is as fascinating as post-apocalyptic scifi worlds, or the slogan “Berlin is poor but sexy”. At the Victory Column in Berlin, this mixture of feelings manifests itself: looking backwards, full of trivial longings, suffocating, dangerous, loud – and somehow also politically. The goddess of victory shines in the sun and moves inexorably into the hazy nothing. She is the tour guide – we follow. “Vamos a la Playa” (let’s go to the beach) by Righeira was a disco hit in 1983 but the lyrics about the explosion of an atomic bomb and the end of the Mediterranean got little attention. The ideal of an easy lifestyle – to go – applies unbroken against better knowledge.
Manja Dessel: Enough is enough, 2019 (Video 0:15 Min.)
Hanging installation, shopping-plastic-bags, up to 30m
I see shopping bags with their immense use of plastic as a characteristic of consumer intoxication, compulsion and addiction. Inspired by my travels to Tibet and Nepal and the prayer flags that are omnipresent there, I tie up the shopping bags equally. I was animated by the Buddhist idea of moderation. “Surfeit of Abundance” – Without renouncing our usual comfort, the future will show consequences.
Mari Terauchi: Statement (video 2:52 min.)
People concern the natural catastrophe, when they see them on a television. However, their concern will be declined as the news ends and then it will be replaced with their daily life. “OK, now switch off the television, everyone! Time for a dinner! What shall we eat tonight?” “hmm..What shall I ware for the party tomorrow?”
People feel our planet became warmer. However climate change progress little by little and people has an ability to adopt them into new temperature. But when they aware of the impact not on television but in front of them, it will be too late and adopting into new temperature is not endless. It is not necessary to threat people every day by showing problems, but it is also meaningful time to time to bring the issues to concern.
The above is my statement of this work in 2010. After 10 years the situation is still the same.
But after 10 years, I see many scientists say climate change is lie or it happens due to the Sun or due to the cycle of the earth.
I have no idea who says right, but scientist works also for companies and their government. They may manipulate the data or can also make mistake.
In the next decade we may hear the main cause of the climate change. Even it is due to the nature of the earth, nothing wrong to reduce the poison into the air or into our body.
This unconcern does not happen only towards the climate change. The concerning will be fade away when they come back to their real life. What we can do is to raise the problem time to time.
Martin Zellerhoff: Statement (video 0:20 min.)
„Cosmos and Demian, after Joseph Beuys“, two damaged replicas of the Eiffel Tower support each other.
In response to climate change, international conferences have emerged for which thousands of people are jetting around the world trying to save our world. It seems to me like an unsuitable attempt.
A cheap replica of the Eiffel Tower is a typical souvenir from such a trip.
Rika Pütthoff-Glinka: Dried out 1-3, 2019
Photowork, photocollage, painting, 70 x 100 cm
“A few hundred meters west of the historic center of Malaga flows the Rio Guadalmedina.Better said, what is left of him. Because of the deriveofing of many streams in the hinterland, the once proud Rio today runs mostly only as a trickle through the wide riverbed” .(Internet).
The Spaniards see the advantage that the two parts of the old town are easier to reach by the almost dried-up river and use the former course of the river as parkland.
I have supplemented the southern European view of environmental damage caused by walkers, cafe visitors, circus people and other interiors and thus “pushed to the extreme”.
Rika Pütthoff-Glinka: Statement (audio, 1:55 min.)
On June 19 at 19h
Rosa Schmidt: Filmed performative intervention “INDIGO HILLS / SETZUNGSFLIESSEN”, 2020
The project reflects on future possibilities of human floor contact and mobility. It anticipates and examines modes of standig, walking and ‘how TO GO’ when the planets’ surfaces as human grounds will become porous because of the further exploitive mining activities of SMART CIVILIZATIONS. ‘NO – GO’ wasteland areas will become taken over by nature.
Stephan Groß: Statement (video 3:58 min.)
The poster artwork “featherweight” shows the image of a feather above that of a storm surge. The layout that divides the term also divides it figuratively into its components: the feather and the weight.
The feather depicted in the work represents the familiar and beloved comfort, the storm surge the weighty dangers that arise from our lifestyle. Anyone who thinks that fighting climate change is dealing with a featherweight in the sense of an easy opponent that can be defeated in passing is making a fatal mistake. The consequences are serious; the worldwide increase in catastrophic weather events is only one aspect.
Artists meet guests online
on changing dates, hosted by Tom Albrecht
In each case from 18:00 to max. 18:30
Preparation from 17:00.
Please click on the link with the artist name from 18.5.
Only participants with picture and language will be admitted.
For PC please use the browsers Chrome or Firefox or Safari. Large screen is better.
For Smartphone, Tablet please install the app Jitsy Meet from the store before. For Android data protection sensitive persons please install the app Jitsy Meet from F-Droid-Store.
Headset recommended or earphones with microphone
Camera and microphone must be activated.
Martin Zellerhoff 18.5.
Julia Schicker 26.5.
Rosa Schmidt 28.5.
Mari Terauchi 2.6. Wir hatten ein anregendes spanndes Gespräch. Was hat Klimawandel mit Corona zu tun? Wo sind Parallelen, wo Unterschiede? Was kann die Kunst dazu sagen? Was lernen wir aus Corona für den Klimwandel?
Lioba von den Driesch 4.6.
12.6., Video presentation for “Climate change to go”
Christian Löwe, Umweltbundesamt „Umweltkrise, Digitalität und Kunst” (in German)
19.6., 19h Finissage
“Review of the exhibition” via public group video chat with the artists of the exhibition, guests and the GG3 team. Please provide drinks to toast.
Link to the chat will be available here from 18:45.