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Satellietgroep te Gast @ Interference: Evilution? Festival

| 2013-09-12 20:22:17

Zaterdag 28 september
Satellietgroep @ Interference: Evilution?
Locatie: Mammoetterrein, Veilingkade Breda
Aanvang 20.00 u.
Parallel expositie 12.00-23.00 u

za 21 sep '13 tot zo 29 sep '13

Expositie, performance, film en lezingen

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Eliane Bots, filmmaker en co-curator van Satellietgroep stelde voor het 'Interfence: Evilution?' Festival in Breda het speciale filmprogramma over evolutie van het kustlandschap samen. Het programma start met haar korte introductie en uitleg over de keuze van de films, gevolgd door een toelichting op het openingswerk 'Sinking into the landscape' door ontwerper Francois Lombarts. Francois zwom tijdens het project 'Stellingname' door de sloten en greppels om de polder te begrijpen.

Parallel expositie open 12:00-23:00 u
Meer informatie over de expositie, films en het gehele programma:


1. Francois Lombarts, 'Sinking into the landscape', 11,28 min., 2013
'Sinking into the Landscape' by Francois Lombarts is a voyage through the water of all the the canals, ditches and trenches of the Haarlemmermeer polder. By visualizing the physical experience of the polder it is an attempt to understand the idea of being below the sea level submerged in a water landscape.

2. Felix E. Feist, Excerpt of 'Deluge', 4.28 min., 1933
‘Deluge’ is an almost-forgotten early American disaster movie. For decades, it was thought that all prints had been lost, but an export version, dubbed into Italian and shortened by ten minutes, was found in the 1980s. This video shows only the disaster -the unexplained destruction of New York (and the rest of the world) by earthquake and flood- itself. A gigantic model of lower Manhattan was built, with breakaway buildings shaken to pieces and then washed away by thousands of gallons of water from dump tanks.

3. 'Little Dubai', Astrid Bussink / Ana Tsimintia, 10 min, 2013
'Little Dubai' gives a humorous insight in the new architectural developments of Batumi, Georgia and focusses on how Batumi as a city presents and profiles itself.

4. 'The Deep', PES / Sarah Phelps, 1.40 min., 2011
Metal objects of the past come to life in the depths of the sea.

5. 'Sea Bites', David Beriain, 12 min., 2011
The wind roars. The sea crashes against the cliff. Two meters of rock, that is the strip of water and oxygen where the goose barnacle grows. Two meters where the sea shows no mercy, and beats with millenary strength. A line of waves and foam where Serxo and his comrades fight for a bite out of the sea. A line between bravery and fear. Between recklessness and common sense. Two meters without margin of error. That is where the barnacles live. Where Serxo lives. SEA BITES is the battle against the sea from some warriors that don't consider themselves heroes.

6. 'The Acid Ocean', Dan Griffin, 4.37 min., 2010
Dr. Steve Palumbi shows how the increase of CO2 in the waters of the ocean may affect certain types of sea life. This dramatic view explains that if the level of CO2 continues to rise in the ocean, many creatures that have calcium-based shells may not be able to survive at all. “The Acid Ocean” is part of a series of videos on the oceans.

7.'The wishing well', Sylvie Zijlmans, 3 min.

8. 'St. Kilda', Mels van Zutphen, 15 min., 2003
St. Kilda, off the west coast of Scotland, is the most remote archipelago of Great Britain, with the tallest cliffs. This group of islands is still known for its large populations of puffins and gannets. For centuries, a small community was able to survive here on a few square kilometers, practically isolated from the outside world. But the last islanders were evacuated in 1930. The only two survivors of this period are old now and quite unapproachable. St. Kilda is a film about rituals, birds, bold ventures by bachelors, and big toes.

9. 'Tidal waves', Salise Hughes, 2 min., 2005
The narrator of the film, who is reciting his own dream, has been plagued with dreams of tidal waves before he was old enough to know what one was, or ever saw the ocean.

10. 'Stiltwalkers', Sjaak Meilink, 12,27 min., 2002
A fisherman who sketches to pass the time on the vast sea encounters a surreal and fragile two-dimensional world, which seems to have sprung forth from his drawings, and is guarded by a tribe of stiltwalkers.

11. 'Be Water my friend', Antonio Martino, 15 min., 2009
"What is today, is not what it was yesterday nor what it will be tomorrow." In this sentence, the despair and the resignation of the ex-fishers of Muynaq, a little city on those being the coast of Aral Sea. The city, being a ghost one by now, and its inhabitants are the victims of an unstoppable environmental disaster, going on since decades.

Borderscape @Stellingname

| 2013-06-20 11:21:56

Finissage 'Stellingname' at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen
June 22 starting at sunset:

The screeningprogram is called 'borderscape’ and is themed around the new videowork by Francois Lombarts, who swam the ditches of the polder to understand it. About cyclic approaches of mud, or dilution of water-land, of surviving in the water, on the edge, on the land, on a dike.

01 Francois Lombarts - 'Sinking into the Landscape' (2013) 12  min 
During ‘Stellingname’ Francois swam through the polder to understand it.

02 Wim T. Schippers (NL) - Flesje limonade gazeuse in zee bij Petten 0'51 min
Re-enactment of 1961; source: internet.

03 Silvie Zijlmans (NL) - 'The wishing well' 3 min

04 Cecily Brennan (Ireland) - 'Unstrung' (2007) 2 min
A video installation exploring the vulnerability of the human body and psyche.

05 Marie Lorenz (USA) - Capsize (2010) 7’39 min
This video was shot off the coast of Ostia in Italy. I was recording my first experiment with a sailboat that I built at the American Academy in Rome. I capsized the boat and swam back to shore. I saved the video camera by holding it in my mouth as I swam.

06 Diego Maclean (Canada) - 
‘The art of drowning’ (2009) 2'08 min
The Art of Drowning is a short animated film directed by Diego Maclean. It is based on a poem by the same name written by American poet Billy Collins. In it we ponder the possibilities of what awaits us at the end of our lives.

07 Arthur Kleinjan (NL) - 'Follow the Sea' (2007) 3'20 min
A swimming pool located next to the ocean is the setting of this video in which a man slowly swims towards the horizon. As he reaches the edge of the pool, he stops and repeatedly jumps up and down. The atmosphere is charged by engaging music which transforms the setting into a psychological landscape where the swimmer is suspended between movement and immobility. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Ron Mandos.

08 Montserrat Rodríguez (Spain) - Fragmentos of observación (2011) 3 min
The cycle time. Everything is repeated again and again, as a reminder, as if I myself observed from a far. As I look at my actions may seem repetitive...

09 Pé Okx  (NL)- Westfriese Omloop/Westfrisian Walk Around (2010) - 45 min
For one year Dutch artist Pé Okx walked the Westfriese Omringdijk, in the north of Holland. In a yearlong project, each month he walked a section of the dike for one day, from sunrise till sunset, taking a photograph every three steps. A very slow walk through the countryside. Where he stopped at the end of each day, he continued his walk one month later, again at sunrise. Through all kinds of weather, in spring and fall, he examined the perception of time. More than 40.000 pictures are mounted into a movie of 45 minutes. Because of the on-going image sequence the spectator travels with high speed through days and seasons. Every time a day ends and a new one begins, one month is gone. The notion of ‘time’ is seen from another perspective. The movie shows the beauty and dynamic of the Dutch landscape in an intriguing way.

Filmavond 'Borderscape', foto Rob te Riet.

Still 'Unstrung' - Cecely Brennan.

Aram Tanis @ IK, Zeeland

| 2013-05-09 16:05:45

Opening Aram Tanis 'Going Back to Where I Am Used to Stand' June 9 at 12:00
Stichting IK, Oost-Souborg, Zeeland, exhibtion June 9 - July 14, 2013

Tanis' project gaat over verlangens, ervaringen en herinneringen en hoe deze in de loop der tijden van kleur en vorm veranderen in iemands persoonlijke geschiedenis. Een jaar geleden maakte Aram samen met Jacolijn Verhoef 'Departure Bay', een korte documentaire over zijn vader die herinneringen ophaalt over hoe hij als 8 jarig jongetje de watersnoodramp van 1953 heeft beleefd. Hierdoor begon Aram op een andere manier na te denken over zijn eigen herinneringen.

Where I’m Likely to Find It
In het hoekpaviljoen van het IK-eiland heeft Aram Tanis in samenwerking met Satellietgroep, de expositie Where I’m Likely to Find It samengesteld. Er is werk te zien van Mounira Al Solh, Jac Bisschops, Eliane Esther Bots, Benjamin Bridges, Henrik Lund Jørgensen en Aram Tanis / Jacolijn Verhoef, waarbij landschap en herinneringen centraal staan.Beide tentoonstellingen zijn te bezichtigen tot en met 14 juli 2013 op zaterdag en zondag tussen 12.00 en 17.00 uur en op afspraak.

Aram Tanis is currently artist in resident of Mondriaan Foundation at 'Ik' Foundation, Oost-Souborg, Zeeland. This project 'Going Back to Where I Am Used to Stand' is a follow up of his previous residency at Badgast, where together with Jacolijn Verhoef he made the short documentary 'Departure Bay'. Aram invited Satellietgroep to compose a special videoprogram for the exhibition at 'Ik'. In combination with Departure Bay 4 works in total will be in the exhibition on monitors.
We selected 'The Dome -The Cone of Silence' by Eliane Esther Bots, 'Friends he Lost at Sea' by Henrik Lund Jørgensen (SE/DK) and 'The Sea is a Stereo' by Mounira Al Sohl.

Photo 'Ik': Theo Mahieu

Aram Tanis (1978, Seoul/South Korea/NL) & Jacolijn Verhoef (NL) 'Departure Bay', 2011 9:13
Videowork produced at BADGAST in 2011. Courtesy Satellietgroep.
Tanis and Verhoef created the short narrative documentary ‘Departure Bay’ in Scheveningen and Zeeland. Tanis’ dad experienced as a child the floods of 1953 and remembers conflicting emotions. In the context of large scale developments for coastal protection this is a particular interesting document, because this flood disaster instigated 60 years of Delta Works, which have recently been completed. The latest innovation in this area is the Sand Engine. Both Tanis and Verhoef live in the city. They discovered while artists in resedence at Badgast, with a frontal daily view on the sea, wind, rain and smell, that the sea influenced their way of observation and thus influenced the documentary.

Eliane Esther Bots (1986, NL) 'The Dome & The Cone of Silence', 2012 16:50 min
Videowork produced at BADGAST in 2012. Courtesy Satellietgroep.
'The cone of silence’ is an inverted cone-shaped region immediately above the antenna of a radio beacon in which signals are imperceptible. Just before the signal disappears into ‘the cone of silence’ the volume is stronger. In the short film ‘The dome & the cone of silence’ three men are followed. They visit the coast with great regularity. They each have different motives for visiting this area. The coast functions in the film as a place to be alone, reminiscing, daydreaming and longing for other worlds. The coast as a sanctuary, where the sound dissolves. Image, text and sound connect the coastal area to places elsewhere.

Henrik Lund Jørgensen (1975, DK/SE) ‘Friends he lost at Sea’, 2009 5:32 min.
In this video, Jørgensen takes up the subjects and compositions of two of Michael Ancher’s most well-known works: Will He Round the Point? (1879) and The Crew is Saved (1894). Both paintings are re-enacted in the manner of a tableau vivant, however with refugees from other countries taking the place of the fishermen.
Jørgensen is currently artist in residence of Satellietgroep at BADGAST for a new videowork.

Mounira Al Solh (1978, Beirut) 'The Sea is a Stereo', 2007 12:56 min
The sea is a stereo is an on-going series of reflections on a group of men who swim everyday at the beach in Beirut no matter the circumstances: rain, wind, war, etc. Even as we read this, the men might be swimming or preparing themselves to do so. The work consists of different elements: a number of videos, photo-collages, a lecture and other materials. Al Sohl sees these elements as different possibilities for making the sea is a stereo, which seems a never-ending work; like the men in Beirut who will never stop swimming.
This video was screened by Satellietgroep in 2009 during the first Cinema program 'To Whom Belongs The Sea?' at BADGAST.

Satellietgroep explores through arts and culture how the sea and waterways influence cities, people, communities and environments. Our aim is to enhance public and professional awareness on coastal transitions.
Satellietgroep programs Badgast since 2009 for exchange of local knowledge on a global level. Badgast is a research based artist in residence program, outdoor Cinema with screenings and Talks, all concerning the sea and waterways. Badgast is located in the middle of the surfing village FAST, the Urban Beach Community at the hinge point of the boulevard and harbour in The Hague at Scheveningen. We invite international artists and scientists to jointly develop and present research articulating a cultural, innovative and sustainable significance of the sea and its coasts by doing on-site research, engage with local communities, collaborate with local experts and connect to international networks. We interconnect coastal communities by connecting contemporary research and new works to historic and future coastal developments in The Netherlands and abroad with the international exchange project Now Wakes The Sea'. During these residencies new works – both conceptual and documentary - are developed that reflect upon the complex and layered coastal transitions and urban developments. With these works they contribute to the international contemporary collection on coastal transitions of Satellietgroep to be shared with broader audiences.

World Day Of The Oceans June 8

| 2013-04-26 18:52:45

World Oceans Film Festival Den Haag 2013

Open air Cinema Satellietgroep @ Commons, Ja Natuurlijk
Locatie: The Commons in de tuin van het GEM  Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag
18:30: ‘Küche der Armen’ van Sjim Hendrix: speciaal menu met gastronomische hoogstandjes van datgene wat wij massaal laten liggen.
Max 24 personen, aanmelden via:
22 - 23.30: openlucht Filmfestival door Satellietgroep, breng je kussens mee!

'Sharing a beautiful sunset', Jasper Elings, 1 min. 2009
'Departure Bay', Jacolijn Verhoef & Aram Tanis, 9.13 min. 2011
'Friends he lost at sea', Henrik Lund Jorgensen, 5.32 min. 2009
'The Acid Ocean', Dan Griffin, 4. min.
'Finding the Strongest Corals', Dan Griffin, 3.33 min.
'Sea Bites', David Beriain, 11 min. 2011
'Hoppet', Christina Hallstrom, 2.11 min 2007
'Polaris', Chico Pereira 15 min. 2012  
'The wishing well', Sylvie Zijlmans, 3 min.           
'The old man in the sea', Katrina Mansoor, 3 min. 2010
''Ocean-Earth-Macrocystis', Eve Vaterlaus, 6 min. 2009
'Sea Horses', Alex Healey,  5 min. 2008
'Plastic Oceans', Jo Ruxton, 3.23 min. 2008
Tuvalu-islands on the frontline of climate change', Robin Hammond / Panos Pictures, 6.30 min, 2009       

The Commons: Marjetica Potrc met Ooze Architecten, foto Thomas van Lenden.
Met dank aan de gemeente Den Haag - Haagse Brug.

OPEN CALL film & video 2013

| 2013-02-26 15:50:29

This call is addressed to visual artists amd filmmakers who are working with video/film/animation/documentary connected to the sea, waterways and coastal transitions.

extended to April 14, 2013

Please send us your work as .mov / .mp4 / .avi through Wetransfer or send a link to a website where we can view your work (such as Vimeo, youtube etc).

Dutch artist’s run initiative Satellietgroep announces an open call for video works and films which deal with the sea, oceans, water ways, coastal transition and the relation between land and water. We welcome documentaries, conceptual works, shorts, fiction films and animations.

We aim to select a diverse range of films for several screening programs.
One of the screenings will take place on June 8th during the 'Day of the Oceans' as part of the exhibition 'Yes, Naturally' in the Gemeentemuseum The Hague, The Netherlands. |
A follow up will be screening programs in Moldova, Georgia, Russia and The Netherlands in 2013.

Satellietgroep explores through arts and culture how the sea and waterways influence cities, people, communities and environments. Our aim is to enhance public and professional awareness on coastal transitions. Satellietgroep developed the artist in residency program called 'Badgast' for research and exchange of local knowledge on a global level. We invite international artists and scientists to jointly develop and present research articulating a cultural, innovative and sustainable significance of the sea and its coasts by doing on-site research, engage with local communities, collaborate with local experts and connect to international networks. Badgast is located on the seaside at surfing village FAST in Scheveningen/The Hague (NL).

Besides the artist in residency Satellietgroep programs the 'Cinema at sea' where we invite guestcurators to compose a special screening program for our open air Cinema @ Badgast.
We compose video exhibitions such as 'Now wakes the sea' exhibition in Siemens Sanat Istanbul with Dutch and Turkish video works and films. Satellietgroep is often invited to curate screening programs in the context of international exhibitions and festivals.

Satellietgroep is currently executing the project 'Now Wakes The Sea', which involves research based artist in residence programs for artists and filmmakers in coastal transition areas. We focus on countries surrounding the Black Sea and North Sea, encouraging artist to develop new works, to select existing works and program travelling film festivals for public screenings and debates at venues, on both coasts.

For further information please browse this website.
Looking forward to your works!
The Satellietgroep Team

Open air Cinema at Sea @ Badgast

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