Are we in the position of observer or actor of liminal transitions?
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 for 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.
INVITATION MONDAY AUGUST 10: 07:45 - 20.45
PLEASE NOTE: PUBLIC EXPEDITION ZANDMOTOR#4 IS PERFORMED AT KATWIJK AAN ZEE
SARAH CAMERON SUNDE (USA):
36.5 / A DURATIONAL PERFORMANCE WITH THE SEA
New location: Oude Rijn at Katwijk aan Zee, see map below.
Time: 07:45 - 20:45
Up to date information: www.365waterproject.org | www.taak.me | www.satellietgroep.nl
INVITATION 36.5 AT SAIL AMSTERDAM AUGUST 19-23
Locations: Marineterrein, de Apple arts centre, Oude Kerk, Pakhuis de Zwijger.
Special opening August 18 at Marineterrein in Amsterdam: 18:00 - 20:00
Full program with special guests and talks: www.365waterproject.org
More at www.sail.nl about programs, opening times and prizes.
After three North American iterations, Sarah will perform the Dutch
iteration on August 10. Following
the impact hurricane Sandy had on her hometown New York
2012, interdisciplinary artist and director Sarah Cameron Sunde
vulnerability of the city in the context of climate change
prospect of sea level rise. She decided to investigate her relationship with the sea and
'36.5' as a global experience, to enhance public awareness.
CHALLENGES OF DUTCH COASTAL DYNAMICS
with TAAK and supported by AfK, Sarah was invited by
resident for artistic research at the
Zandmotor and the Dutch
coastline for the Dutch iteration of the
project '36.5'. Not only the winds,
currents and waves, but also the moon and
rotation of the earth
(and most recently the red algea) influence
coastal endeavour in
Sarah Cameon Sunde testing at Zandmotor; photo Jonas de Witte.
Understanding the Netherlands – a country mostly below sealevel - is
basically understanding the coexistence of man and water. Living in the
Netherlands means living in an artificial manmade environment.
Although we perceive most of the Dutch coastal landscape as a natural
landscape, it is the result of interactions between man and nature.
Since millennia we tend to design, construct, reconstruct and
deconstruct the coastal landscape to fit it to our needs. Like living in
a theme park, pleasing to the eye without worries and full of leisure
and endless entertainment. The Dutch are masters in disguising the
cultural landscape as a natural one. Dunes hide dikes and parking
spaces. Dikes have become soo high that we lost contact with the sea
Sarah Cameron Sunde overlooking the Wadden Sea; photo Jonas de Witte.
BUILDING WITH NATURE
In the Anthropocene humans affect the earth.
artists in residence for artistic research on the
phenomenon. With the insights that sand nourishes and protects the Dutch shores, combined with the lack of sands due to building sluizes in rivers that prevent sediments to reach the North Sea, the
Zandmotor is built in 2011 with 21.5 million cubic meters of sand on the foreshore, called Building with Nature.
Designed as a dynamic
to strengthen the shoreline and dunes, intended to change and dissolve in the sea by 2031. Satellietgroep
redefined the Zandmotor
as the largest contemporary cultural statement
the Anthropocene era
we now live in. Carefully monitored by
scientists and widely appropriated by
the on site research and with the technical advise of Max Radermacher (TU Delft, Project NatureCoast, PhD-candidate) it became apparent that the Zandmotor
is actually performing too well as innovation for coastal protection: sand has been accumulating in the entrance to the lagoon. It now has a tidal shift of only 40 centimeters, instead of the average 100 to 150 centimeters between high tide and low tide along the Dutch shores. It also became
clear that it would be too dangerous for Sarah to perform in the
currents and waves of the open North Sea....
www.satellietgroep.nl | www.zandmotor.nl | www.naturecoast.nl
With special thanks to DCR Gueststudios and Villa Ockenburgh/LocatieZ in The Hague.
The research than extended to the Hondsbossche and Pettemer Zeewering.
Recently 35 million cubic meters of sand replenish the coastline of this
dike for coastal protection. A new manmade dune landscape with a gully
resembling the lagoon at the Zandmotor. But a storm recently closed this
gully with a sandbank....
More at www.kustopkracht.nl
Finally, Katwijk aan Zee became the place to be. The historic context of the outlet of the river Rhine and once on the border of the Roman empire - the Limes - with the fortress Brittenburg show the impact of eroding shorelines in The Netherlands. Brittenburg was based in front of the current shoreline and long since swallowed by the sea. Recently the whole seaside had a complete transformation, with a manmade dune landscape that also accomodates a parking lot.
More at www.kustwerkkatwijk.nl
In the near future the newest innovation of climate adaptive dikes might proof to be the best resilient place for a performance such as '36.5' in The Netherlands?
NEW YORK 2020
After The Netherlands the project '36.5' will next be performed at Bangladesh in 2016.
At the final stage all global literations of the project '36.5' will return to New York in 2020.
Sarah Cameron Sunde testing the waters for '36.5' in New York in 2020; photo Marie Lorenz.
TAAK is an international platform that develops innovative art projects and educational programmes relating to social issues such as ecology, urbanisation, social design and human rights. TAAK places topics of public interest on the agenda and develops innovative strategies and perspectives for a changing world. Nils van Beek is partner/curator at TAAK and is curator/advisor of the Dutch iteration of '36.5' for Sarah Cameron Sunde together with Satellietgroep.
More at www.taak.me
AUGUST 10: LOCATION '36.5' AT KATWIJK AAN ZEE
You can also contribute to the activities of Satellietgroep! Spread the word or invite us for a presentation, research, collaboration or exchange project. Satellietgroep works also on commissions. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com or browse our website www.satellietgroep.nl
Looking forward to meet you!
Jacqueline Heerema, Ronald Boer & Francois Lombarts, the curatorial team of Satellietgroep.
projects are currently
supported by funding by Stichting
DOEN and Stroom and commisioned by
Rijksdienst Cultueel Erfgoed and Provincie Zuid-Holland. Together with
Provincie Zuid-Holland we
now develop Zandgast, the new visitor center and artist in residency
on and about the Zandmotor. Aimed
at sharing new works
and insights of the
coexistence of man and
with broader audiences and in
collaboration with multiple partners.