subsidiënten | colofon

Tagcloud: UIT / AAN

Public Expedition Zandmotor#2

| 2018-07-28 23:52:35

INVITATION MARCH 29: 14:00-20:00

Will we be the first humans in 12.000 years to taste Mammoth?

We kindly invite you to join us on March 29 for Expedition Zandmotor#2 - Cultural Geology, the second public expedition on the Sand Motor as cultural phenomenon. During Expedition#2 we connect arts, science and audience to focus on the shifting relations of man and water. We invite you to experience the new works called 'Next Doggerland' by artist in residence Theun Karelse, 'Mistaking clouds for mountains' by Josje Hattink, to explore the shift from Holocene to Anthropocene on the Zandmotor during fieldwork with fossils collectors Bert van der Valk, Henk Mulder and Bram Langeveld and to enlarge the local focus to global climate effects with our new resident Esther Kokmeijer. We conclude the day with an informal discussion and dinner, including a taste from the Holocene by Theun Karelse and Sjim Hendrix!

Date: Sunday March 29
Time: 14:00 - 20:00
Location: Villa Ockenburgh, Monsterseweg 4 The Hague, see directions below.
Subcribe: send an email to to reserve your spot!
Contribution for the day p.p. including dinner: € 10,-
Dresscode: outdoor!

Satellietgroep invites artists for artistic research in collaboration with locals and scientists on the Zandmotor as cultural phenomenon. The Zandmotor, called 'building with nature' is an innovative coastal experiment carefully monitored by policymakers and international scientists and widely appropriated by the locals, including fossils collectors.
Learn how to spot fossils on the Zandmotor! Discover how it feels to find and hold a fossil of an extinct animal in your hands. Join this fieldwork excursion by Bert van der Valk, Henk Mulder and Bram Langeveld and the artists on the Zandmotor. Bring your collections and learn about the origins of the animals that once roamed the area we now call the North Sea. Due to the construction of the Zandmotor not only sand was transported on the fore shore, it also transported fossils of mammoths, rhinos and more. Since than a substantial group of amateur archaeologists are collecting, preserving and documenting - as citizens science - fossils that would otherwise be lost. The best become part of collections of Museon or Naturalis.
Tip: Geological Weekend at Museon March 21+ 22

Theun Karelse presents his essay 'Next Doggerland' and a culinary experiment.
The residency of Theun Karelse at Villa Ockenburg in November and December of 2014 is directly linked to his Techno Ecologies residency in November and December 2013 at Nida Art Colony in Lithuania. He will present the essay he wrote that aims to unite these two research periods. At the Zandmotor he started his research by sleeping one night near the Argus Mast. This triggered the idea of making a work to be seen from the sky by satellite, as a counterpoint to the upward looking work by James Turrell the 'Celestial Vault' located nearby. But during the following weeks the fossils he found in the surf shifted his attention. In collaboration with culinary artist Sjim Hendrix he will explore if anything from the past can be perceived through these fossils. Can any taste still be teased from these bones after such a long time? Will we be the first humans in 12.000 years to taste Mammoth?
With special thanks to Sjim Hendrix, urbanist Jan de Graaf, artists Jeroen van Westen, Marinus van Dijke.

During her residency at the Zandmotor, Josje Hattink set herself the task of digging a way through the morphology of sandy volumes. To contain a dune in it's ever changing shapes and volumes before the sand slips through your fingers. Positive as a pile, negative as a hole. When does sand become a whole?
With special thanks to hydrologist Hein de Jonge, geologist Bert van der Valk, dune researchers Bas Arens, Kees Vertegaal.
On a beach in Antarctica Esther collected ‘Sea Glass’. These relicts, made by human and shaped by nature, carry a diary with historical conceptions saved and archived in time. Like rock, stone and sand. These travelling journals bring both the past and expectations. Is it possible to capture their journey and by doing so read nature?
Esther combines artistic research periods at Beijing, Antarctica and the Netherlands into a trilogy about the urge to control nature, seen from the perspective of the three different stages of water and the way human interact with this. The project is called 'Because we meet'. Part I: Vapor - The movability of clouds, residency at IFP in Beijing hosted by Mondriaan Fonds; Part II: Liquid - The everlasting encounter with water, residency at the Zandmotor hosted by Satellietgroep and Part III: Solid - Ownership and pioneering on ice, residency at Antarctica, hosted by DNA Culturales. 'Because we meet' is a project about borders, pioneering, ownership, scientific results, utopian ideas and the urge to move.
More about the Zandmotor:
Starting September 2014 Satellietgroep invites artists in residence for artistic research on the Zandmotor as cutural phenomenon. Designed as dynamic innovation for coastal protection, Satellietgroep redefined the Zandmotor - called building with nature - as the largest contemporary cultural statement of the anthropocene era we now live in. This dynamic innovation is a time machine that transports us from holocene (affected by nature) into anthropocene (affected by mankind).
Following the first Zandmotor artist in residency by Zoro Feigl where he developed 'Untangling the Tides' - presented at the first Expedition followed by Art Rotterdam - Satellietgroep  now presents 2 projects by residents Theun Karelse  and Josje Hattink and introduces the new resident Esther Kokmeijer. The residents and public expeditions are hosted by Villa Ockenburgh/Locatie Z at walking distance of the Zandmotor south of The Hague. The program is supported by Stroom, DOEN. Thanks to the experts of Provincie Zuid-Holland, TU Delft, Deltares, Dunea and many more who share their expert knowledge with the residents.
Satellietgroep is proud that the first residents are hosted at Villa Ockenburgh on walking distance from the Sand Motor. Villa Ockenburgh is an old country house located at the very edge of The Hague near the dunes and sea. It houses thirteen studios and a project space and is the base of operation for artists initiative Location Z, which is founded on the idea that it’s meaningful to bring highly distinctive vocabularies (contemporary art, music, science) together in the same space. The program, the studios and the project space together form an infrastructure for experimentation, confrontation, and reflection.

Public Expedition Zandmotor#1

| 2018-07-28 23:52:01

NOVEMBER 9 2014 14:00-20:00

We kindly invite you to join us on the 9th on November for Expedition #1- Sand Drift, the first public expedition on the Sand Engine as cultural phenomenon. During Expedition#1 we connect arts, science and audience to focus on the shifting relations of man and nature. We invite you to experience the new work called 'Untangling the tides' of our first artist in residence Zoro Feigl, to engage with the scientific approach by coastal morphologists, to explore the scope of the Sand Engine yourself during the workshop 'Expedition Eridanos' by philosopher Bram Esser and designer Francois Lombarts and reflect on currents elsewhere, such as moving sands in Nida (Lithuania) with our new resident Theun Karelse.
We conclude the day with an informal discussion and dinner!
Date: Sunday November 9
Time: 14:00 - 20:00
Location: Villa Ockenburgh, Monsterseweg 4 The Hague, see directions below.
Subcribe: send an email to to reserve your spot!
Contribution for the day p.p. including dinner: € 10,-
Dresscode: outdoor!

During September and October 2014 Zoro Feigl was the first artist in residence of Satellietgroep for the Zandmotor. He created the installation 'Untangling the Tides'.
January 17 2015: Premiere 'Hollandse Meesters': Zoro Feigl by John Appel at Eye Amsterdam
February 5-8 2015: Intersections-Trendbeheer at Art Rotterdam 2015, Van Nellefabriek Rotterdam. Zoro won the public prize for this work.
Currently on exhibition at Verbeke Foundation, Belgium.

Zoro Feigl (1983, NL) creates work about movement and the manifesting of time through change. Technology and science play a large roll in his research and creation process about how time is perceived and experienced. In his works an engine powers materials, as if they come to life. Here, the Sand Engine is powering his research into tides, sea currents and sand displacements.


Link to the webpage of Zoro Feigl
Link to the video of Untangling the tides' by Zoro Feigl.
During his residency at Villa Ockenburg Zoro Feigl was often out on the Sand Motor. This immense beach where scientists are researching the tides, currents and sand deposition inspired Feigl to create 'Untangling the tides'. Feigls work is characterized by movement and physical phenomena. Moreover, his work often evolves around tracks these may cause. It is therefore not surprising that the rising and falling of the sea can be recognized in the new work he created especially for Satellietgroep. The sea shapes the beach and the beach shapes the sea. Feigl shows the power of repeating patterns with moving rope in an elongated installation.
With special thanks to Marcel Stive - TU Delft and Jan de Boer - Ekofish, Urk.

The artistic research by Zoro Feigl is documented by Hollandse Meesters.

images: Zoro Fiegl.

The Sand Motor is a large pilot project for natural coastal reinforcement, called 'building with nature'. Wind and currents spread the sand along the coast, thereby strengthening the coast and creating new space for recreation and nature. The alterations in its shape have largely matched expectations so far. On the basis of the initial observations, researchers also notice that more habitats have been created for flora and fauna as a result of the arrival of the Sand Motor. The Sand Motor has proven appealing for outdoor activities like kitesurfing.

Photo: Esther Kokmeijer - MegaPEX Zandmotor 2014

On November 9 Sierd de Vries will tell about the passion of scientific research on the Sand Motor. Sierd is an assistant professor at the coastal engineering section at Delft University of Technology. Since his studies he is occupied with coasts, beaches, sand, waves and wind. In his student time he mainly studied processes with respect to wave breaking. Later, during his PhD research, the focus has shifted towards sediment transport at the coast. During this research he and his colleague Mathieu de Schipper built a Jetski that is used to measure nearshore topography. In his current research at the Zandmotor, almost everything regarding sediment transport, wave and wind driven processes and coastal development as well as social and ecological developments with respect to the function of the coast come together. He likes to spend time in the  field on the beach (at the Zandmotor) to study the occurring coastal processes.


Expedition Eridanos is an ongoing fieldresearch by philosopher Bram Esser and designer Francois Lombarts to engage public into a tactile guided experience. They host a special workshop how to become an explorer in the known world, following the technique of narrative research which they apply during Expedition Eridanos: travelling on foot along the shores from the innovative Sand Motor in the Netherlands to the Northern Baltic Sea. Following the source of the sand that once formed the foundations of the Netherlands they seek to understand and unlock the coastal landscape, not by unraveling myths, but by creating new ones.

Image: Francois Lombarts

<< < Pagina 4 van 4
sea zee with art project research dat badgast from satellietgroep water artists artist new was scheveningen cultural zandmotor coastal