Public Expedition Zandmotor#1: Sand Drift
| 2014-11-25 09:50:04
NOVEMBER 9 2014 14:00-20:00
EXPEDITIE ZANDMOTOR #1 - EXPEDITION SAND ENGINE #1
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
Contribution for the day p.p. including dinner: € 10,-
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.
Currently on exhibition at Verbeke Foundation, Belgium.
RESEARCH BY ZORO FEIGL
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.
ZORO FEIGL PRESENTS HIS NEW WORK 'UNTANGLING THE TIDES'
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.
LINK TO PASSIONATE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON THE SAND MOTOR
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
SIERD DE VRIES - TU DELFT
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.
WORKSHOP EXPEDITION ERIDANOS ON THE SAND MOTOR
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