| 2012-04-18 14:56:02
Satellietgroep programs BADGAST since summer 2009.
BADGAST is a research based artist in residency at the coast of The Hague/Scheveningen. Satellietgroep invites international artistst and scientists to develop and present research that articulates a cultural, innovative and sustainable significance of the sea and its coasts.
In addition to the artist in residency Satellietgroep programs the Cinema at Sea @ BADGAST and Talks @ BADGAST. International research and exchange projects concerning the sea are in progress.
Arts and science can express the spatial and social qualities - as well as the problems - of our coastal areas, and make them engagingly accessible to the public. These works can transform a destination normally marked by consumption and recreation into a platform for critical communication and serious reflection. This timely reflection of art and science on spatial transition processes may act as a strong catalyst in generating public and professional discussions and connect contemporary research and new works to historic and future coastal developments.
Frank Dean at Badgast.
BADGAST is built in 2009 of two stacked shipping containers by recycle architects Refunc and in collaboration with architect Andries Micke for Satellietgroep. BADGAST is situated at FAST, the new urban beach community that is created at the point where the boulevard turns into the harbour of Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands.
Satellietgroep is based since 2006 in The Hague, The Netherlands, a country with a strong historic art and innovative relationship with the sea. Satellietgroep has an embedded art and culture approach to researching the way the sea and waterways influences cities and people. We aim to research the pressure on public, social and cultural use on the waterfronts and develop new concepts and strategies focused on a new approach of future sea and coastal urban areas.