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Explore, Collect, Share & Learn the Culture of Nature

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We see more and more examples of contemporary artistic projects that place our environment (or Umwelt, as the Germans put it more accurately) at the core of their work. There seems to be a global wave of artists and designers that address the ways in which humans interact with and affect the climate and climate changes. And that's great! We need to critically investigate perceptions of our human footprint as a cultural phenomenon. Artists, designers, scientists and (educational) institutions feel the urge to examine how the human impact on our planet (and beyond!) influences our daily lives. They collaborate outside their established domains and they find new strategies to step out of their and your comfort zones to interconnect with society beyond the abstractions of numbers and figures; beyond white cubes and islands of knowledge!
 

NEWS:
We are very proud that Satellietgroep is one of 11 art initiatives to receive funding from Mondriaan Fonds. We warmly congratulate our colleagues Cargo in Context (Amsterdam), Corridor Project Space (Amsterdam), DNK Amsterdam, Expoplu (Nijmegen), Extra Extra (Rotterdam), Rib (Rotterdam), ROZENSTRAAT (Amsterdam), Suze May Sho (Arnhem), Upominki (Rotterdam) & VHDG (Leeuwarden). Read more: https://www.mondriaanfonds.nl/2017/10/02/elf-kunstinitiatieven-ontvangen-werkbijdrage/


LINKS TO RECENT NEWSLETTERS:
OCT 2017: News & Invitations for DDW and Dancing on the Edge: http://ymlp.com/zpVvYY
SEPT 2017: Public Expedition Zandmotor#12: Landing Sites: http://ymlp.com/zAcRi9
JUNE 2017: Tuinieren zonder Grenzen, Oerol 2017: http://ymlp.com/zUN4Th
MAY 2017: Public Expedition Zandmotor#11 & Festival Designkwartier: http://ymlp.com/zOStI4
APRIL 2017: Werklandschap Zandmotor: http://ymlp.com/z0xv4D
FEBR 2017: Prospectors - Intersections, Art Rotterdam: http://ymlp.com/zPtgN7
DEC 2016: Public Expedition Solleveld & Zandmotor#10: http://ymlp.com/zcKkfI
SEPT 2016: Public Expedition Zandmotor#9: http://ymlp.com/zxLgwZ
AUGUST 2016: News! http://ymlp.com/zwQMFb
JULY 2016 Expeditie#8: Landschapsextracten Waterland: http://ymlp.com/znG3bW
JUNE 2016 Public Expedition Zandmotor#7: http://ymlp.com/zwDxce
‪MAY‬ 2016 Festival Designkwartier: http://ymlp.com/zw0Fbp
APRIL 2016 News & Review: http://ymlp.com/zV8MLA

Dutch artists collective Satellietgroep (The Hague, 2006) explores the sea, coastal transitions, climate change and the role of mankind in these processes in the Netherlands and abroad.
The team of artists collective Satellietgroep performs artistic field research into the impact of mankind on climate change, sea level rise & the hybrid relations between mankind and socalled (often man made) nature in the Netherlands and abroad. The current curatorial team of Satellietgroep is Jacqueline Heerema, Francois Lombarts and Lotte Bosman.

Artistic research areas in the Netherlands: Zandmotor, Scheveningen, Waddensea (Vlieland, Terschelling), polders Waterland and Haarlemmermeer, Afsluitdijk & more.
Recent research projects and public presentations: Destination Highway Afsluitdam (Afsluitdijk, Making Waves 2017), Gardening without Borders (Wadden, Oerol 2017), Prospectors - three layers of landscape (Intersections Art Rotterdam 2017), Landschapsextracten (polder Waterland, 2016), Waterpionier (Zandmotor, 2016).


Satellietgroep collaborates with international colleagues initiatives and works with artists in residents, artists, designers and students during their artistic process to do fieldwork and develop new works and insights. We connect arts and science with audiences. Sometimes residents also become part of the collective!
Check out our residency opportunities in The Hague at www.gueststudio.com at www.dedcr.nl

ZANDMOTOR
Special location for artistic research and artist in residency program is the Zandmotor south of The Hague. Since 2014 Satellietgroep explores the Zandmotor as cultural phenomenon.
The Zandmotor is a pilot near The Hague that uses the principles of 'Building with Nature'. This innovative project aims to generate new knowledge in times of climate change and relative sea level rise for our future coastal protection. An innovation, built on the foreshore in 2011 with 21,5 million cubic meters of sand. The Zandmotor is the only Dutch area outside the dikes that is exposed to the tides, built to transform and even assimilate around 2030 in sea, beach and dunes. The result is a dynamic extension of the coast, a new controlled ‘wilderness’. The Zandmotor is an publicly accessible open air scientific and artistic laboratory.

ZANDMOTOR ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE, DESIGNERS, STUDENTS:
2017:
Lina Issa and Mayar Alexan - A Ticket to Atlantis
Lotte Geeven - The Sand Machine
Maurice Meewisse - Coffee Break
Cocky Eek - Landing Sites
2016
Satellietgroep & Onkruidenier - Waterpionier
Atelier NL - Zandmotor ZandGlas
ArtScience students - ElementsLab
iii - Sand Songs
2015
Esther Kokmeijer - Climate Proof
Laboratory for Microclimates - Zandzicht
Sarah Cameron Sunde (USA) - 36.5/a long durational performance with the sea
Berndnaut Smilde - Breaking Light, followed by Breaking Light#2 during TodaysArts
Josje Hattink - Mistaking Clouds for Mountains
Theun Karelse - Next Doggerland, Fossils Soup
2014
Zoro Feigl - Untangling the Tides

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS:
New York City, Japan, UK, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey & more.
 

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