Exhibition “The Flood Today” Fridays 17- 20 o’clock
Exhibition, talks, lecture 15.3. – 10.5.2019
Flooded cellars, covered roofs, furniture sinking in the mud. More and more frequently extreme weather events of short duration and high intensity such as heavy rain or storms occur in previously unknown locations and cause millions of damages. Whole fields have been washed away and have silted villages. In the plain, wide areas can quickly become submerged.
Reasons are climate change, increasing surface sealing, increased rainwater drainage through sewer systems, short crop rotations, humus mining and uncovered areas of intensive agriculture. For a long time city planners thought the water was technically manageable. Today, countries, local authorities and citizens are called upon to take precautions. Renaturation measures in waters should make a contribution to flood protection. Rainwater retention basins and flood troughs are set up, the heavy rain risk managed and flood alert levels modeled. Organic farming protects the soil and helps to save rain.
The exhibition “Flood Today” shows works of art by 14 artists who examine the connection between human intervention and natural disasters. The influence of humans on the earth grows exponentially and leaves very long traces. Rising sea levels, washed-away fields, muddy villages, sunken houses are the result of climate change, increasing soil sealing, increased rainwater drainage and intensive agriculture. The multidisciplinary exhibition shows painting, photography, video, installation, collage and performance on the subject of heavy rain. The strong and often disturbing statements show deep personal concern and artistic expressiveness with painting, video, installation, object, collage, showcase, and performance:
Tom Albrecht, Charlotte Bastian, Thomas Behling, Jörn Birkholz / Stephan Groß, Barbara Czarnojahn, Helga Franz, Amelie von Godin, Gerten Goldbeck, Isabell Kamp,
Maria Korporal, Angela Alexander-Lloyd, Anna Rafetseder, Rosa Schmidt
Tom Albrecht illustrates in his work how life and material values are destroyed in the heavy rain.
Charlotte Bastian painted how floods in seven Central European countries in 2013 caused days of rain.
Thomas Behling shows in his showcase a picture of the earth at a sea level rise of 60 meters.
Jörn Birkholz / Stephan Groß combine various scenes of triumph and disaster in their surrealistic photomontage in a joyfully ironic vision of an apocalyptic flood.
Barbara Czarnojahn builds her images from biographical material in the field of tension between benefit, threat and beauty.
Helga Franz investigates changes in manipulated landscapes in her aerial photography as a photographer and pilot.
At the finissage Amelie von Godin will perform the creature whose memory still seems to live in the western, upper middle class.
Gerten Goldbeck In their installation, we drown in the flood of data without changing the world.
Isabell Kamp shows a video in which a bust after grabbing two hands steadily breaks up in the water.
Maria Korporal In her experimental video with animation, the climatological events documented by her are intended to be a warning sign for large-scale industry and governments.
Angela Alexander-Lloyd shows a metaphor for our collective lethargic confrontation with the critical issues of climate change.
Anna Rafetseder shows the obvious connection between human intervention and “natural disasters”.
Rosa Schmidt In her performative installation she draws a picture between post-apocalyptic olive branch hope and urban intervention.
Lecture with talk “Floods from Myths to Science” in German by Nasrin Haacke, TU Berlin, FG Ecohydrology & Landscape Assessment, Institute for Ecology deepens the topic from a science point of view. Lecture ist talked by Franziska Tügel, M.Sc., FG Wasserwirtschaft & Hydrosystemmodellierung, Institut für Bauingenieurwesen, TU Berlin. The subsequent conversation gives possibility to “digest” the insights.
Program “The Flood Today”
Exhibition, talks, lecture 15.3. – 10.5.2019
- Vernissage 15.3., 19 clock. Performance “Indigo Islands” by Rosa Schmidt
Live video of the opening, video shooting by Maria Korporal
- Exhibition 22.3., 17- 20 clock. The artist Thomas Behling is present.
- Artist talk 29.3., 19 clock. Artists of the exhibition talk with guests about their works. Exhibition 17 . 20 clock. The Artist Tom Albrecht is present.
We had an intense evening with good talks from guests and artists under the impact of today’s climate demonstration Friday for Future. Our works gave the pictures for the demonstration.
- Exhibition 5.4., 17- 20 clock. The Artist Rosa Schmidt is present.
- Exhibition 12.4., 17- 20 clock. The Artist Barbara Czarnojahn is present.
- “Sintfluten- von Mythen zur Wissenschaft”: Fach-Vortrag mit Gespräch, 26.4., 19 Uhr, Frau Nasrin Haacke, TU Berlin, FG Ökohydrologie & Landschaftsbewertung, Institut für Ökologie, (in german). Lecture is talked by Franziska Tügel, M.Sc., Institut für BauingenieurwesenWasserwirtschaft und Hydrosystemmodellierung, TU Berlin
Exhibition 17 – 20 clock. The Artist Tom Albrecht is present.
- Exhibition 3.5., 17- 20 clock. The Artist Charlotte Bastian is present.
- Finissage 10.5., 19 clock. Performance “Atoll Hurawalhi” by Amelie von Godin
Exhibition 17 . 20 clock. The Artist Tom Albrecht is present.
Jury: GG3, Kurator: Tom Albrecht