| 2016-03-20 00:00:00
In the Anthropocene humans affect the earth on a geological scale. Satellietgroep explores the Zandmotor, a prime example of the anthropogenic frame of mind, as a cultural phenomenon. We need engaged artists and passionate scientists to unexpectedly explore the world around us and jointly test our perceptions.
Satellietgroep @ NYC
Artists collective Satellietgroep (The Hague, 2006) explores through arts the social and ecological impact of the sea and coastal transitions on cities, people, communities and environments, and vice versa the influence of mankind on coastal transitions and climate change in The Netherlands and abroad. Our aim is to enhance public and professional awareness on coastal transitions. Satellietgroep hosts artists in residents for artistic fieldwork, connect with locals and experts and develop new concepts and works that reflect the resilience of coexistence of man and water, in past, present and future.
Long term projects are 'Badgast' - artist in residency program at The Hague/Scheveningen (2009-2014), 'Now Wakes The Sea', the international exchange residency program in collaboration with international cultural partners (since 2012).
Starting September 2014 we program the first artistic research on the Zandmotor in collaboration with Villa Ockenburgh/Locatie Z, with international collabarations with Nida Art Colony (LT), NCCA St.Petersburg (RU) and LMCC (NYC).
The curatorial team of Satellietgroep now consists of Jacqueline Heerema, Ronald Boer and Francois Lombarts. This year our projects are funded by Stroom and Stichting DOEN - Social Design and commisioned by Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed and Provincie Zuid-Holland.
Satellietgroep @ Zandmotor
NL-BE COASTAL NETWORK MEETING 2016
Satellietgroep presents a critical analysis of spatial coastal quality and tourism along the Dutch and Belgian coastlines.
Satellietgroep @ NL-BE
NATIONAL COASTAL MEETING - LANDELIJKE KUSTDAG 2016
Satellietgroep is invited to engage the expert audience in a cultural search how coastal transitions influence their personal and professional perceptions. Commisioned by province South-Holland.
ARCADIS BELGIUM INVITES SATELLIETGROEP AS INSPIRATOR FOR RESEARCH PROPOSAL
DOMEIN RAVERSYDE, ON THE BELGIAN COAST
A cultural analysis of a layered coastal heritage landscape, shaped through geological time and human interferences.
WORKVISIT TO SEALOFT & LATERAL LAB (UK)
Preparation visit for collaborations with Liz Ogelvie. First exchange resident at Sealoft June 2016 is Nishiko (Nl/J), former resident of Satellietgroep at Badgast.
OUR BILATERAL ARTISTIC/CURATORIAL PROPOSAL FOR THE OPENING EXHIBITION OF VALLETTA EUROPEAN CULTURAL CAPITAL 2018 IS SHORTLISTED!
On May 8th we defend our proposal at Valletta, Malta.
SATELLIETGROEP @ FESTIVAL DESIGNKWARTIER, THE HAGUE
LOCATION: DE TEMPEL, DEPARTEMENT OF ARCHEOLOGY, NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT
Satellietgroep presents arts and design, research and products that reflect coastal transitions, climate change and the human role in these processes. With Atelier NL, Theun Karelse, ArtScience Interfaculty Royal Academy of Arts, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet, Aliki van der Kruijs, Waterpioneer & De Onkruidenier.
With special thanks to the Festival Designkwartier and the municipallity of The Hague.
Studies Zandmotor Glasservies, Atelier NL
Doggerland Clock, Theun Karelse
ElementsLab, ArtScience Interfaculty
SEA ME collectie, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet
Made by Rain, Aliki van der Kruijs
NEW ARTISTIC RESEARCH ZANDMOTOR: THE WATERPIONEER & DE ONKRUIDENIER
How salt adaptive are humans? Around 3% of the earths water is fresh. So why not look at the potential of using that other 97%? Can we become more salt tolerant as humans?
Satellietgroep & De Onkruidenier collaborate with Dunea (Dune and Drinking Water) and NatureCoast to understand the gradients of salinazation on the Zandmotor and Solleveld dunes.
With special thanks to the municipallity of The Hague.
TO BE EXPECTED ON JUNE 18 2016: CINEMARE#2 DURING SUMMERSOLSTICE
CLIMATE PROOF BY ESTHER KOKMEIJER
SAND SONGS BY iii, ArtScience & TodaysArt
Presentation on the Zandmotor of the documentary of the Experiment performed on the Zandmotor during the Wintersolstice. Collaborative program with Sand Songs by iii (Instruments Inventors Initiative), ArtScience & TodaysArt.
DECEMBER 21/22 2015
EXPERIMENT CLIMATE PROOF DURING WINTER SOLSTICE AT ZANDMOTOR
On invitation of Satellietgroep artist Esther Kokmeijer is doing artistic research about the climate adaptivity of humans on the Zandmotor.
An experiment on the Zandmotor that will take place during the winter solstice, the shortest day and the longest night. Led by several different experts a select group of 15 invitees experienced, embraced and questioned extreme cold and heat to the limits of their body. Among the experts were Dirk Sijmons, Jurjen Annen (cold expert), Mark Hoek (heat ritual), Theun Karelse and the Rescue brigade Monster. The experiment is documented for a short documentary and publication. This project is part of an ongoing series of works ‘Because we Meet’ of Esther about her research on the Zandmotor, China and Antartica into the interaction between man and nature. With special thanks to all involved participants, Provincie Zuid-Holland, gemeente Westland, Stroom, Stichting DOEN, Mondriaan Fonds.
More: www.estherkokmeijer.nl, www.zandmotor.nl
Images: Esther Kokmeijer
THE ELEMENTS LAB:
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ART INTERFACULTY ARTSCIENCE
Starting September 2015 Satellietgroep engages with lectors, students and experts to enhance the scope of artistic fieldwork on the Zandmotor as part of the Interfaculty ArtScience program.
ArtScience offers an interdisciplinary bachelor’s and master’s programme that fosters curiosity driven research as an approach for the making of art. The Elements is an outside coastal lab situated along the North Sea at the Zandmotor south of The Hague. What does it mean to work in a dynamic intertidal environment, where the tides are dictating time and seasons are close to our skin? The lab has a phenomenologist approach, stimulates students to play, wander, explore and focus on elements in their own way, where also their own sensorial body in relation to this dynamic landscape can be considered as an element. More: www.interfaculty.nl | www.kabk.nl
ArtScience, ElementsLab: Sanddress by Aisha Ryannon Pagnes, still from video by Nina Leziac.
During 5 succesful years of exploring the scope of the international artist in residency program, cinema and talks at Badgast at urban beach community F.A.S.T. at Scheveningen, Satellietgroep built an extensive network and expertise of interconnecting arts, science and society on coastal transitions, in The Netherlands and abroad.
Together with Provincie Zuid-Holland and partners Satellietgroep now develops Zandgast, the new visitor center and artist in residency on and about the Zandmotor. Currently Rob Sweere, RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances] and Overtreders W are selected for the first designs of Zandgast, of which one will be choosen to develop Zandgast. Aimed at sharing new works and insights of the coexistence of man and water with broader audiences and in collaboration with multiple partners.
ANTHROPOGENIC COASTAL ATLAS:
Currently Satellietgroep develops the first Dutch content of the Anthropogenic Coastal Atlas, commisioned by Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed.
EU PARLIAMENT BRUSSELS 2015
ARTS & CLIMATE CHANGE
On November 19 Satellietgroep is invited to give a presentation at EU Parliament in Brussels about Arts and Climate Change towards COP21 Paris, a great opportunity to get arts on the climate change political agenda.
NATIONAAL DELTACONGRES 2015
On November 5 Satellietgroep is invited to give a video presentation about artistic research on the Zandmotor as cultural phenomenon. The Nationaal Deltacongres is attended by over 1200 stakeholders, including local, regional and national policimakers.
COEXISTENCE OF MAN AND WATER:
NL - NEW YORK CITY: GOVERNORS ISLAND
October 15 - November 3
Research residency by Jacqueline Heerema and Ronald Boer, curators of Satellietgroep on Governors Island, hosted by LMCC - Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The exchange program is supported by DutchCulture and The Dutch Consulate in New York. www.lmcc.net
Presentation on Monday afternoon October 26 at Governors Island:
An intimate event that will bring together a core group of artists who have, or are currently, participating in LMCC’s artist empowerment programs and public initiatives. This will also be an opportunity to cross-pollinate ideas across artistic disciplines and to identify key opportunities, challenges, and approaches to be further explored with a broader range of stakeholders and practitioners in the future iterations of this program, called Pivot.
Conversation Piece#1, Satellietgroep @ NYC
Link to newsletter: First CineMare at Zandmotor, Breaking Light#2 during TodaysArt and more: http://ymlp.com/z5Txje
SEPTEMBER 26: BREAKING LIGHT#2
BERNDNAUT SMILDE DURING TODAYSART 2015 FESTIVAL ON SEA
Satellietgroep and TodaysArt cordially invite you to experience Breaking Light#2 by Berndnaut Smilde at Scheveningen. The appearance aims to be efemeral, questioning our surrounding and position as a viewer. Being at the right place and time. During his Zandmotor residency with Satellietgroep Smilde looked into ways of imposing a natural phenomenon onto the surroundings. He is interested in the artificial aspect, the interference on the location, the meaning we project onto weather phenomena and the images created after them. During his residency Smilde continued to work on the idea of refracting the light of a lighthouse in order to project a rainbow onto the landscape. Curated by Satellietgroep for TodaysArt, Smilde aims to open the curtains on the city side of the lighthouse for a short moment so he can compose ‘Breaking Light#2’ on Scheveningen. The lighting rhythm that the lighthouse produces belongs to Scheveningen as an historic and temporal icon. By making use of a prism the artist temporarily changes the function of a lighthouse of just being a beacon.
Exactly 50 years ago on the 25th of September 1965, a large scale multimedia open-air art manifestation was planned on the Scheveningse Pier by the radical and revolutionary art movement ZERO. This event never took place. Today, 50 years later, TodaysArt presents a festival, inspired by ZERO, with contemporary artists.
More: www.berndnaut.nl | http://todaysart.nl/2015/
TIP: Berndnaut Smilde: artist talk at ZEROnow - Beyond the White Cube.
Date: Friday September 25. Time: 13:00 - 17:00. Location: The Pier at Scheveningen
Bright Collisions sessions is part of the two-day program of ‘ZEROnow: a symposium on the topicality of ZERO’, a collaboration between Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the ZERO Foundation, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam and TodaysArt. During this symposium, practitioners aim to re-read the history of ZERO and address the topicality of its legacy today.
With special thanks to TodaysArt, Villa Ockenburgh/LocatieZ, Maarten de Kroon, Steve Tomczyk (NCAR, National Center of Atmopheric Research), Tiemen Cockuyt (Museum Boerhaave), Provincie Zuid-Holland, Stroom and DOEN Foundation.
SEPTEMBER 18: PUBLIC EXPEDITION ZANDMOTOR#5: CINEMARE
LABORATORY FOR MICROCLIMATES & ONKRUIDENIER
Location: Zandmotor, near Argusmast
Satellietgroep and Laboratory for Microclimates (LfM) cordially invite you to the first open air pop-up CineMare at the Zandmotor. The Climate Rescue Unit of LfM is turned into a mobile Cinema. Before screening of the cinematographic impression by LfM you are invited to enjoy a taste of the coast specially selected and prepared with coastal ingredients by Jonmar van Vlijmen, Onkruidenier. LfM performed extensive artistic research and present at CineMare an unusual perpective of the Zandmotor, filmed from the sea and from within the sea that surrounds, shapes and transforms the Zandmotor, as Building with Nature. Artist Annechien Meier and filmmaker Gert-Jan Gerlach have combined their expertises in the Laboratory of Microclimates. A microclimate is a small area which differs from its surrounding environment. On the scale of the Dutch coastline the Zandmotor can be perceived as a microclimate. A new landscaped, uncultivated coast where the initial flora and fauna cautiously re-settle.The Laboratory of Microclimates aims to activate people's perceptions about their immediate social, ecological environment and the climate in general through installations, performances and visual media.
More: www.microclimates.nl | www.onkruidenier.nl | www.zandmotor.nl
With special thanks to Martin Hoogslag, the Haaglanden Monster Rescue Brigade,, Max Radermacher (TU Delft, Project NatureCoast, PhD-candidate), Dare2Tri wetsuits, Provincie Zuid-Holland, Stroom and DOEN Foundation.
Images: Florian Braakman
ISLANDS & MORE
Link to newsletter: http://ymlp.com/zntz6w
4-6 SEPTEMBER: WELCOME IN THE WATER BUBBLE
@ INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN
Satellietgroep brengt i.s.m. Staatsbosbeheer & Into The Great Wide Open experts en kunstenaars samen voor 3 veldexpedities naar de kwetsbare waterbalans in verleden, heden en toekomst op Vlieland. M.m.v onder meer Evert Jan Lammerts (SBB), Henry Alles (Landscape Labs), Jan de Graaf, Marinus van Dijke en Jonmar van Vlijmen (de Onkruidenier), waterbedrijf Vitens en de Waddenvereniging. Eilanders, badgasten en festivalbezoekers kunnen deelnemen aan de expedities.
Maximaal 20 deelnemers per expeditie; op vrijdag is een fiets nodig.
Graag vooraf aanmelden: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vrijdag 04-09 16:00-19:00 : Expeditie#1 Drijvend Eiland
Over een zoetwaterbel in een zoutwater zee. Een dynamisch eiland dat vastgelegd wordt. Over zand, erosie en aanwas en zand als (natuurlijke) waterzuivering.
Zaterdag 05-09 14:00-17:00 : Expeditie #2 Onder Water Wadden Wereld
Over tijd en geologie, schuimende waterbellen, oliebellen en gasbellen.
Zondag 06-09 09:00-12:00 : Expeditie #3 Zout Oase
Over ecologische zout-zoet gradiënten en de invloed op flora, fauna en van mensen.
Meer informatie: www.intothegreatwideopen.nl
Beeld: Marinus van Dijke
Vertrekpunt van de veldexpedities in de rode cirkel. Daar wordt speciaal voor het veldwerk tijdens ITGWO de TAIR - Tiny Artist In Residence - neergezet, met dank aan Henry Alles, Landscape Labs. Meer over TAIR als school, bibliotheek en workshop: www.landscapelabs.nl / http://www.transartists.org/air/tair.
Henry Alles - Landscape Labs - TAIR - Tiny Artist In Residence
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROJECTS:
LIMINAL LABS - COEXISTENCE OF MAN AND WATER:
MAURICE BOGAERT (NL) & ILYA GRISHAEV (RU)
@ NCCA RESIDENCY, KOTLIN ISLAND, ST. PETERSBURG (RU)
This bilateral exchange artists in residency program starts mid July until end of August for local artistic reseach in the context of global coastal transitions in past, present and future, in collaboration with NCCA residency in Kronstadt on Kotlin Island, NIP (Netherlands Institute St. Petersburg) and ProArte. The next stage will be performed on the Zandmotor.
July 31: Meet & Greet the artists at NIP (Netherlands Institute St. Petersburg)
August 23-30: Exhibition at ProArte St. Petersburg: opening August 25 at 17:00 at ProArte.
Maurice Bogaert - Wrecks and Rafts, CKB Utrecht.
NCCA, NIP and Satellietgroep cordially invite you to the opening on August 25 at 17:00 at PRO ARTE FOUNDATION St. Petersburg. Artists Maurice Bogaert (NL) and Ilya Grishaev (RU) present the results of their research residency, hosted at NCCA Kronstadt residency on Kotlin Island, St. Petersburg.
The century long relationship with the Netherlands and St Petersburg is based on water. Peter the Great brought Dutch knowledge of shipbuilding and canals to St. Petersburg. That turned St Petersburg from a swampy area into the much-appreciated city with urban canals and the important international harbour. More recently Dutch engineers helped to build the dam in the Neva bay to resist flood of the city. On a global scale the effects of climate change will further affect the living conditions of people and cities in low-lying areas such as St. Petersburg and the Netherlands. With the prospect of rising sea level we need to learn from the past in order to be able to develop resilient methods for the future.
This bilateral exchange project is initiated by Satellietgroep and organized together with the NCCA, North-Western branch in St. Petersburg, supported by the Netherlands Institute in St. Petersburg (NIP) and the St. Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation.
More information: www.ncca.ru | www.nispb.ru | www.proarte.ru
AUGUST 10: 07:45 - 20:45
PUBLIC EXPEDITION #4 ON NEW LOCATION: KATWIJK AAN ZEE
SARAH CAMERON SUNDE (USA) -
36.5 / A DURATIONAL PERFORMANCE WITH THE SEA
www.365waterproject.org | www.taak.me
Read more about challenges of Dutch coastal dynamics: http://ymlp.com/zRg9xV
TAAK and Satellietgroep kindly invite you to become part of the Dutch iteration of the international project called '36.5 / a durational performance with the sea' by Sarah Cameron Sunde (USA) on August 10 at Katwijk aan Zee. During a full tidal shift - from low tide to high tide to low tide - Sarah stands 13 hours in the seawater. You are warmly invited to join Sarah in the water. The performance is filmed by Jonas de Witte and multi screened during SAIL Amsterdam from August 19-23 at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Marineterrein, Oude Kerk en De Appel arts centre.
In exchange Satellietgroep starts artistic research at Governors Island (New York), hosted by LMCC in October 2015.
AUGUST 18: OPENING OF '36.5' AT SAIL AMSTERDAM
Date: Tuesday Augustus 18. Time: 18.00 - 20.00
Location: Marineterrein in Amsterdam. Moderator: Tracy Metz. RSVP: email@example.com
@Zandmotor testing the tide, photo Jonas de Witte.
@Katwijk aan Zee, photo Florian Braakman.
@NYC testing the waters for '36.5' in 2020; photo Marie Lorenz.
LOCATION '36.5' ON AUGUST 10 AT KATWIJK AAN ZEE:
JULY 10, 2015
PUBLIC EXPEDITION ZANDMOTOR#3: LIMINAL TRANSITIONS
BREAKING LIGHT BY ARTIST IN RESIDENCE BERNDNAUT SMILDE
Are we in the position of observer or actor of liminal transitions?
We warmly invite you to join us on Friday July 10 for Expedition Zandmotor#3 - Liminal Transitions, the third public expedition on the Zandmotor as cultural phenomenon. Satellietgroep invites artists in residence to critically explore and visualize the zones of coexistence of man and water and reveal different perspectives. During Public Expeditions we connect arts, science and audience. The program starts at 19:00 with a drink and light dinner followed by the introduction by Zandmotor artist in resident Berndnaut Smilde. Matteo Marangoni of iii will introduce 'Sonic Bikes - Pedalling SeaSides' by sound artist Kaffe Matthews (UK). Around 21:00 we walk to the Zandmotor to experience the presentation by Berndnaut at sunset.
In the Anthropocene humans affect the earth. Satellietgroep invites artists in residence for artistic research on the Zandmotor as cutural phenomenon. Designed as a dynamic innovative coastal experiment, Satellietgroep redefined the Zandmotor - called Building with Nature - as the largest contemporary cultural statement of the Anthropocene era we now live in. Carefully monitored by policymakers and international scientists and widely appropriated by the locals. More: www.satellietgroep.nl | www.zandmotor.nl
Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde became famous for his indoor Cloud. During his Zandmotor residency Berndnaut is investigating how to impose a natural phenomenon onto the surrounding.The artificial aspect, the interference on this location and the meaning we project onto weather phenomena and their images is something he wants to discuss. These appearances are efemeral, questioning our surrounding and position as a viewer. Being at the right place and time.
Berndnaut Smilde composing Breaking Light at Zandmotor, July 10.
Photos: Annegret Kellner, Florian Braakman
SONIC BIKES - PEDALLING SEASIDES BY KAFFE MATTHEWS (UK)
www.iiinitiative.org/news/sonic-bikes | www.humbug.me/identikit.html
On July 10 Matteo Marangoni of artist collective iii will talk about Pedalling SeaSides. Award-winning sound artist and composer Kaffe Matthews of the Bicrophonic Research Institute (BRI) is in residence within the program organized by iii in cooperation with Satellietgroep/DCR Gueststudios and Studio Loos to make a new interactive musical composition. Pedalling SeaSides is specially composed for the dune parks around Kijkduin. To experience Pedalling SeaSides you can pick up a Sonic Bike on Deltaplein 525 in Kijkduin between the 4th of July and the 2nd of August.More about cultural hosting at De DCR in The Hague by Satellietgroep: www.gueststudio.com | www.dedcr.nl
Mapping of Pedalling SeaSides by Kaffe Matthews - dunepark The Hague, July 2015.
May 17: Maarten de Kroon presents LANDLOCKED at CRONOGRAF film festival in Moldova
May 20: Satellietgroep opens the Zandmotor Users Conference of NATURE COAST
June 10-12: Satellietgroep talks at Oerol SEMINAR Sense of Place at Terschelling
Meanwhile: update on artistic research on the Zandmotor as cultural phenomenon; working on the first content of the Anthropogenic Coastal Atlas with Rijksdienst Cultureel Erfgoed; preparing the exhange artist in residencies with NACC at St. Petersburg (Russia) and LMCC at New York City (USA), and scouting a joint program at Into The Great Wide Open (Vlieland).
Our projects are currently supported by funding by Stroom and Stichting DOEN and commisioned by Rijksdienst Cultueel Erfgoed.
Link to newsletter May 2015
SATELLIETGROEP OPENS NATURE COAST
SCIENTIFIC ZANDMOTOR CONFERENCE
A day to reveal different approaches for research of the Zandmotor: ranging from artistic research by Satellietgroep to the effects of the Zandmotor on hydrodynamics, swimmers safety, dune formation, marine food webs, ground water resources, environmental conditions and governance by twelve PhD researchers of the STW-Nature Coast program.
Before the six research higlights of the PhD researchers of the Zandmotor are revealed, Satellietgroep presents the latest artistic insights and perspectives on the Zandmotor as cultural phenomenon. We presented works by artists in residence Zoro Feigl, Theun Karelse and a sneak preview of ongoing research by Sarah Camerin Sunde (USA) and Atelier NL.
REVIEW OF EXPEDITION ZANDMOTOR#2: CULTURAL GEOLOGY
Link to the review: http://ymlp.com/z38uBS
Link to the publication 'Next Doggerland' by Theun Karelse: http://tinyurl.com/ozhyqae
Link to newsletter march 2015
Link to newsletter february 2015
link to newsletter october 2014
EXPEDITION ZANDMOTOR#2: CULTURAL GEOLOGY
On March 29 2015 we were the first humans in 12.000 years to taste Mammoth!
During Expedition Zandmotor#2: Cultural Geology around 75 participants braved the storm to experience the Zandmotor as a time machine. Satellietgroep invites artists for artistic research in collaboration with locals and scientists on the Zandmotor as cultural phenomenon. During Public Exhibitions we connect arts, science and audience to focus on the shifting relations of man and water. 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.
Participants were invited to experience the new works called 'Next Doggerland' by artist in residence Theun Karelse, 'Mistaking clouds for mountains' by Josje Hattink. We explored the shift from Holocene to Anthropocene on the Zandmotor during fieldwork with fossils collectors Bert van der Valk, Henk Mulder and Bram Langeveld. With our new resident Esther Kokmeijer we extended the local focus to global climate effects. We concluded the day with an informal discussion and dinner, including a taste from the Holocene by Theun Karelse and Sjim Hendrix. Participants could select a fossil to take home as a souvernir of the day!
PROGRAM EXPEDITION ZANDMOTOR#2: CULTURAL GEOLOGY
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.
THEUN KARELSE: NEXT DOGGERLAND
Read more about his research on his blog Nida / Zandmotor
In the Anthropocene era humans affect the earth. Instead of being afraid of this notion or swamping in nostalgia of loss, Dutch artist Theun Karelse allows himself an extremely open mind to wonder about the world around us and then takes actions to test his and our perceptions. Inspired by the knowledge of indigenous communities and futuristic theories Theun explores during fieldwork the shifting scales of time and knowledge. He puts his finger exactly on the sore spot that we do not actually feel how things may work. He tests if we can actually taste extinct species like mammoths and woolly rhinos, brought ashore along with this mega sand nourishment from the bottom of the North Sea. Sleeping below the Argus Mast at the Zandmotor that surveys our efforts to change the world like a Big Brother, made him realize the necessity of understanding the importance of both extinct mega fauna and robotica. Theun documented both his residency at Nida Art Colony (Lithuania) and two month the Zandmotor residency in his publication Next Doggerland: http://tinyurl.com/ozhyqae
A taste of Mammoth: recipe for 'Fossils Soup’
Together with culinary artist Sjim Hendrix, Theun offered the participants a tast of Mammoth consisting of the assorted Zandmotor fossils that he collected on the Zandmotor, water, freshly picked Ramson (Daslook, Allium ursinum), Birchwine (Berk, Betula), fermented Cornel (Kornoelje, Cornus mas), Reindeer (Rendier, Rangifer tarandus).
With special thanks to urbanist Jan de Graaf, artists Jeroen van Westen, Marinus van Dijke, culinary artist Sjim Hendrix, and the experts of Naturalis (Leiden) and the Hunnebed Centre (Borger).
Photos: Florian Braakman - www.florianbraakman.nl
JOSJE HATTINK: MISTAKING CLOUDS FOR MOUNTAINS
We have never before met an artist who questions so extensively her artistic position in relation to such a seemingly obvious task of relating to sandy volumes. When does sand become a whole? Once you start digging a hole in the beach you obtain both a hole and a mountain. As a third component, water immediately seeps into the hole... Josje rediscovered her skils for drawing and presented the installation 'Mistaking clouds for mountains' with a series of drawings and sculptures, informaly spread throughout the space in between the audience.
With special thanks to hydrologist Hein de Jonge, geologist Bert van der Valk, dune researchers Bas Arens, Kees Vertegaal.
INTRODUCING NEW RESIDENT:
ESTHER KOKMEIJER: BECAUSE WE MEET PART II: LIQUID
On a beach in Antarctica Esther collected ‘Sea Glass’. These cyclic relicts, made by human and shaped by nature, convey a 'geological archive'. Esther combines artistic research periods at Beijing, Antarctica and the Netherlands into a trilogy about the three stages of water: Vapor, Liquid and Solid.
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.
With special thanks to Bert van der Valk and Henk Mulder for sharing their local collection of 'Sea Glass' with iridescent effects through centuries of exposure to water and soils.
PARALLEL LIMINAL LABS PROGRAM: LIMINAL LABS#1:
THIJS EBBE FOKKENS @ NIDA ART COLONY
www.thijsfokkens.com | www.locatieZ.net | http://nidacolony.lt
To continue our long term international exchange collaboration with Nida Art Colony on the Curonian Spit in Lithuania Thijs Ebbe Fokkens is artist in residence during Febuary 2015. His art practice provides the means to contemplate, orientate and wonder. In his drawings, photographs and installations he evokes a space and place which transcends the literal & psychical in favor of the ambiguous & mental. During his stay at Nida’s Curonian Spit his artistic practice will engage with the projection of meaning onto this area of coastal transition.
Thijs Ebbe Fokkens: For Future Reflections, 2014
ARTISTIC RESEARCH ZANDMOTOR & LIMINAL LABS 2015
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). The first artist in residence are hosted at Villa Ockenburgh - LocatieZ on walking distance of the Zandmotor.
During the Liminal Labs Program Satellietgroep invites artists in residence to do fieldwork on site, connect arts to science, policy, citizens science and the general audience with the aim is to develop new works and insights that reflect the shifting relations of man and nature in the Netherlands and abroad.
The program is supported by Stroom and Stichting DOEN.
PUBLIC EXPEDITION ZANDMOTOR#1: SAND DRIFT
November 9, 2014 we organised the first public Expedition Zandmotor to experience the new work called 'Untangling the tides' of our first artist in residence Zoro Feigl, to engage with the passionate scientific approach by coastal scientists, to explore the scope of the Sand Motor 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 concluded the day with an informal discussion and dinner.
With special thanks to Villa Ockenburgh - Locatie Z, Nida Art Colony, Provincie Zuid-Holland, TU Delft, Stroom and the municipality of The Hague.
Link to Expedition Zandmotor#1: Sand Drift with Zoro Feigl, Sierd de Vries, Theun Karelse, Bram Esser and Francois Lombarts.
Link to the new work 'Untangling the tide' by Zoro Feigl
Link to article about Sand Drift on artblog Jegens en Tevens
ZORO FEIGL: UNTANGLING THE TIDES
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.
PARALLEL ZANDMOTOR RESEARCH
SCIENTIFIC DUNE RESEARCH ON THE ZANDMOTOR
Research into the geomorpholocical processes of formations of new dunes on the Zandmotor. Most interesting is, that the Zandmotor is a public scientific research area.
FOSSILS RESEARCH ON THE ZANDMOTOR
Fossils guide Henk Mulder finds a mammoth mollar on the Zandmotor in August 2012. Expert Dick Mol stated that it is a mollar of a mammoth aged 30 to 35 years that roamed the steppe of what is now the North Sea 25.000 to 50.000 years ago. The mollar is brought ashore during the buiding of the innovative Zandmotor in 2011 with the sands from the bottom of the North Sea.
Since 2011 the Zandmotor is widely appropriated by locals and experts, including kite surfers. Image: Joop van Houdt, RWS.
Satellietgroep is proud that the first Zandmotor residents are hosted at Villa Ockenburgh on walking distance from the Zandmotor. 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.
ROUTE: Neem op Den Haag Centraal Station tram 3 (randstadrail) richtng Loosduinen. Stap na ca. 25 minuten uit bij halte: Pisuissestraat. Loop volgens het kaarte hierboven in 10 minuten naar de Villa.
At The Hague Central Station take tram 3 (randstadrail) in the direction of Loosduinen. Exit after 15 minutes at stop: Pisuissestraat. Walk to the Villa in 10 minutes according to the map above.
SATELLIETGROEP IN THE NEWS:
Badgast by Thijs Wolzak, NRC 30.08.2014
BADGAST @ F.A.S.T.
After 5 fruitful years of hosting about 50 international artist in residents for artistic research into coastal transitions at Badgast we no longer program Badgast. Send an email if you are interested to know more about Badgast to firstname.lastname@example.org
ZANDMOTOR @ VILLA OCKENBURGH
First residents for artistic research on the Zandmotor are hosted at Villa Ockenburgh - Locatie Z in The Hague.
3 DCR GUESTSTUDIOS IN THE HAGUE
Check www.guestudio.com for cultural hosting by Satellietgroep in The Hague.
PERMANENT OPEN AIR PHOTO ROUTE 'ZEESPIEGEL - MIRROR ON THE SEA' @ NEW BOULEVARD SCHEVENINGEN
Visit the permanent exhibition by Satellietgroep that documents 25 works of artists in residence of Badgast and contributions by locals and experts together with coastal narratives by philosopher Bram Esser and designed by Studio Duel, 24/7 linked with QR codes to online documentations and video works. Ask for guided tours at email@example.com LINK
100 pagina's full colour voor € 25,- (excl. postage), Nederlands-Engels.
PUBLICATIE 'NOW WAKES THE SEA - 2012'
75 pages full color for € 25,- (excl. postage), English.
Nu te bestellen via firstname.lastname@example.org of te koop in de winkel van LhGWR in Den Haag.
English text below.
‘Verzamelaars van ontijdelijkheid’
De artist in residency programma’s ‘Badgast’ en ‘Now Wakes The Sea’ functioneren als alternatieve bron voor verzamelen. Satellietgroep verzamelt de immateriële kennis die voorkomt uit deze artistieke en wetenschappelijke projecten. Tijdens de residency programma’s worden nieuwe concepten en werken ontwikkeld die wij verbinden en contextualiseren met bestaande werken voor publieke evenementen, zoals reizende filmfestivals, tentoonstellingen, workshops en presentaties tijdens professionele conferenties. Door onderling kustgemeenschappen, kunst en wetenschap te verbinden deelt Satellietgroep lokale kennis op mondiaal niveau om duurzame inzichten over kusttransities te ontwikkelen die lokale en nationale kwesties overstijgen.
100 pagina's full colour voor € 25,- (exclusief portokosten), Nederlands-Engels.
De publicatie documenteert en reflecteert 5 jaar 'Badgast', artist in residence in twee gestapelde hergebruikte zeecontainers op surfdorp F.A.S.T., op het scharnierpunt van boulevard en haven in Scheveningen. Een internationaal programma met openlucht cinema & talks in de context van grootschalige kusttransities. Met essays door Jan de Graaf en Bram Esser en ruim 30 projecten over kustonderzoek, kustverlangen, publieke ruimte aan de kust, kustscenario's en kusttoerisme. Inclusief een aantal resultaten van deze eigentijdse collectievorming, zoals de openbare tentoonstelling 'Zeespiegel' op de boulevard van Scheveningen, de interactieve publieksmanifestatie 'Zeelust' i.h.k.v. de Kustweek Zuid-Holland en polderonderzoeken tijdens 'Stellingname - water, land en innoverend erfgoed' i.s.m. Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen.
Met bijdragen door 'Badgasten' - artists in residence Jan de Graaf, Bram Esser, Nishiko, Sachi Miyachi, Annechien Meier, René Jansen, Ronald Boer, Valerie Dempsey, Janine Schrijver, Sieko Kloosterhuis, Frouke Wiarda, Henrik Lund Jørgensen, Chris Dobrowolski, Frank Bloem, Edwin Deen, Eric van Straaten, Esther Kokmeijer, James Geurts, David Horvitz, Simone Knaapen, Maarten de Kroon, Channa Boon, RGB, Manon Bovenkerk, Maarten Boswijk, Fabrice Schomberg, Francois Lombarts, Vesta Kroese, Theo Jansen, Wipke Iwersen, Filip Jonker, Marten Winters, Andrea Kessler, Bernhard Faiss, Johanna Reiner, Johannes Hoffmann, Aram Tanis, Jacolijn Verhoef, Danilo Murru, Eliane Esther Bots, Rana ElNemr, Mariëlle Videler, Gemma Pauwels, Sjaak Langenberg, Rosé de Beer, Jannemieke Oostra, Giuseppe Licari, Cristina Ampatzidou, Nadine O’Garra, Nathalie Fixon, Hugo Schuitemakers. Samengesteld door Satellietgroep i.s.m. Studio Duel.
PUBLICATIE 'NOW WAKES THE SEA - 2012'
75 pagina's full colour voor € 25,- (exclusief portokosten), Engels.
Satellietgroep initiated 'Now Wakes The Sea' (NWTS) for exchange of research based artists in residencies in collaboration with international cultural partner organizations abroad. Works on Dutch coastal transitions produced during residencies at 'Badgast' (The Hague, NL) are connected to works produced during exchange residencies on other coasts, to be shared with broader general and expert audiences. Through these exchange projects in The Netherlands and abroad, Satellietgroep interconnects coastal communities by contextualizing contemporary research and new works to existing works and historic and future coastal developments.
The publication documents and reflects the projects and workprocess of artists in residence Maurice Bogaert, Bahanur Nasya en Yilmaz Vurucu in Sinop (Turkey) and The Hague (NL). With contributions by Jan de Graaf and Simone Pekelsma. Compiled by Satellietgroep in collaboration with designer Jonmar van Vlijmen, Studio ICW.
‘Collectors of intemporality'
The artist in residency programs function as an alternative source for collecting. Satellietgroep collects the intangible local knowledge derived from the artistic and scientific projects. During these residency programs new concepts and works are developed that we connect and contextualize with existing works for public events like traveling film festivals, exhibitions, workshops and presentations at expert conferences. By interconnecting coastal communities, arts and science we share local knowledge on global level to gain sustainable insights on coastal transitions that transcend local and national issues.
CONNECTING TO YOU:
You can also contribute to the activities of Satellietgroep! Spread the word or invite us for a presentation, research, collaboration or exchange project. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com or browse this website for ideas:
Badgast, artist in Residency, Cinema and Talks:
Fotoroute Boulevard Scheveningen
International Air Program ‘Now Wakes The Sea’
International coastal conference Littoral 2012
International museology conference ICOMRio2013
To Whom Belongs The Sea, Failed Architecture at TodaysArt2014