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THURSDAY OCTOBER 18, 2018
CLIMATE AS ARTIFACT
KLIMAAT ALS MENSENWERK
Satellietgroep proudly invites you to the exhibition / program / festival / collective / this work in progress with Berndnaut Smilde, Sachi Miyachi, Nishiko, Esther Kokmeijer, Maurice Bogaert, Aliki van der Kruijs, Jos Klarenbeek, Maurice Meewisse, Lotte Geeven, Theun Karelse, Thijs Ebbe Fokkens, Giuseppe Licari, Onkruidenier, Josje Hattink, Masha Ru & more!
Location: Electriciteitsfabriek Den Haag
Free admission for all on October 18!
Though the event is indoor, the dresscode is outdoor as it may be cold inside!
Link to newsletter Sept. 2018 (EN)
Link to press release Sept. 2018 (NL)
MEET THE ARTISTS ON 18.10 14:00-18:00
Explore the works and meet the artists while roaming through Electriciteitsfabriek, to discover the landscape and climate of this unique art venue. Press is warmly to join.
OPENING 18.10 AT 18:00
With the Dutch premiere 'Sun Following Prism' by Berndnaut Smilde and special guests Dirk Sijmons, Valentijn Byvanck, Ruben Jacobs. De opening is in het Nederlands.
18: 00 Opening bubbles
18:10 Welcome by Jacqueline Heerema
18:15 - 18:30 Dirk Sijmons, Valentijn Byvanck
18:30 - 18:45 Intervention by Berndnaut Smilde
18:45 - 19:00 Talk Berndnaut & Ruben Jacobs
19:00 Special warm catering by Kazuko Yoshida & Yoshie Oyamada.
Open until 22:00
Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde became world famous with the creation of Nimbus, socalled 'indoor clouds'. During the opening he will test his 'Sun Following Prism'. The work will be controlled by sunlight through a mechanism that is following the ideal angle of the sun. When the weather allows, a colorspectrum will appear. This work is non predictable. Even though always aiming for the perfect conditions, an appearance might be encountered, depending on being at the right place and time.
Dirk Sijmons is an eminent Dutch landscape architect and emeritus professor Landscape Architecture at TU Delft (and co-inventor of the Zandmotor). Dirk is also co-creator of the title 'Climate as Artifact', as he wondered whether by now the climate might be our biggest artifact.
Valentijn Byvanck is director of Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture in Maastricht, a critic, curator, museum innovator and television presenter. Over the years he developed Training the Senses, that explores the ways we recognize and use our senses and, through training, also make sense of the world around us.
Ruben Jacobs is a cultural sociologist, writer and teaches at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht. Ruben has recently published 'Artonauten. Op expeditie in het Antropoceen' (V2_).
Berndnaut and Ruben will engage in a short dialogue about the intriguing relationship of mankind, arts and nature.
With special thanks to Mondriaan Fonds, BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Den Haag, Feest aan Zee.
In 2018, Satellietgroep organizes Zeelabs in the context of Feest aan Zee. Each Zeelab is a meeting of artists and designers with scientists and public about culture and nature, coast and climate.