Open for public: Thursday & Friday 14:00 - 20:00, Saturday & Sunday 14:00 - 18:00
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Though the event takes place indoor, the dresscode is outdoor, as it may be cold inside!

Satellietgroep & all invited artists and designers and guests warmly invite you to join the exhibition & program to rethink our perceptions of culture and nature.
During five weeks, every week we shift the focus within the whole exhibition process, with a program of workshops, seminars and expeditions. Visitors have the opportunity to connect and contribute to the ongoing process of artistic research, share their thoughts and insights, and discover through the arts a multitude of fields of knowledge.   

This weeks special program features the double premiere by Maurice Meewisse and Lotte Geeven and a conversation about sinking landscapes with Josje Hattink, drs. Tanya Lippmann and dr. J van Huissteden.


Nishiko and Sachi Miyachi work on site at Electriciteitsfabriek.
Free guided tours this week on Thursday at 15:00 and 17:00. On Friday at 15:00, 17:00 and 19:00. On Sunday at 15:00 and 17:00.


Exhibition opens at 14:00, guided tours at 15:00 and 17:00.
18:30 - 20:00 Double premiere and artist talks
In 2017, artists Maurice Meewisse and Lotte Geeven were for three months parallel artist-in-residence with Satellietgroep at the Zandmotor, as part of the Mondriaan Fonds Binnenland Gastatelier Programma.
For Climate as Artifact Maurice Meewisse returned eight times to the Zandmotor to make his second stop-motion film titled Eight Working Hours, to complete his triptych. Lotte Geeven travelled to the Sahara. She now presents SCORE, a short story about the search for singing sand.
In a double cinema setting with beach chairs and popcorn, the artists will present their new works and give an artist talk.


The making of Eight Working Hours by Maurice Meewisse. Photo Florian Braakman. > more
With this work, artist Maurice Meewisse explores the relationship between this manmade coastal landscape, the local and social history of the Zandmotor. Eighteen Coffee Breaks – Eight Working Hours is a triptych composed of two stop-motion films and a sound piece made by Jordy Walker. The work is inspired by the creation of that hybrid landscape and aims to bring it back to a human scale. During his artist-in-residency with Satellietgroep at the Zandmotor in 2017, Meewisse realized the first part, titled Eightteen Coffee Breaks. The Zandmotor is in a way an accomplishment of industry, the result of human endeavour, even though it is experienced as nature. Meewisse introduced the coffee break, a very important daily ritual.

During the first weeks of Climate as Artifact, Meewisse returned eight times to the Zandmotor to work on site for one hour to make Eight Working Hours.
With special thanks to the people who joined Maurice Meewisse in the making of this work.


Film still SCORE by Lotte Geeven. > more
Artist Lotte Geeven creates adventurous portraits of human relations to intangible abstracts such as the sky or the earth. In search for places where this relation deviates, she travels the world. On site, and helped by specialists, she studies and reveals the mechanisms of our attempts to understand and control these complex matters. During her artist-in-residency with Satellietgroep at the Zandmotor in 2017, Geeven discovered the phenomenon of acoustic sand: sand that sings, whistles, whines and roars. In the meantime, she collects samples of acoustic sand from the whole world with local residents. Geeven: “If you listen carefully, you hear a very soft and constantly rustling sound in the background, wherever you are: the sound of time.”

End of September 2018, Geeven traveled to the Sahara for Climate as Artifact, in search of this sound. This extremely rare phenomenon, that is caused by a certain type of sand that sounds like an orchestra when the wind sets it in motion. The result is SCORE (9 min., full HD).
Made in collaboration with composer Thom Driver (UK), graphic designer by Studio Dongyoung Lee, edit advise by Eric Feijten and camera Lotte Geeven. Special thanks to Tissardmine crew & friends, Hilversum City Orchestra, Victor Wennekes, Nathan van Ewijk, Terpstra Muziek, Hampe & Berkel.

Exhibition opens at 14:00
14:30 Welkom by Jacqueline Heerema, curator of Satellietgroep
14:45-15:30 Conversation artist Josje Hattink and climate scientist Tanya Lippmann
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-16:30 Presentation dr. J van Huissteden
16:30-17:00 Dialogue and questions
18:00 Close of the exhibition

A conversation about the artistic practice of Josje Hattink, the boundaries of art and the Horstermeerpolder and zooming out (from a scientific point of view) to relate to climate issues in the rest of the world.
Tutors and students of art academies, technical and social humanties studies are warmly invited to join this conversation. This program is in English.

Voice of a Sinking Landscape by Josje Hattink. Photo Johan Nieuwenhuize. > more

Artist Josje Hattink and drs. Tanya Lippmann have a shared interest in climate change and nature management in the Dutch (peat) landscape. In the past year, they have collaborated on publishing a zine that reflects an ongoing conversation between science and the arts. In their presentation they will talk from their different perspectives about ways to raise water levels and stop land subsidence in the sinking landscape of the Horstermeerpolder. Lippmann studies the relationship between peat and greenhouse gas fluxes and has developed a computer model to calculate the emission of greenhouse gasses and predict a possible future for the emission of greenhouse gases. The instruments that were used for this scientific research will be demonstrated during the presentation in an artificial landscape. 

Subsequently, dr. J van Huissteden (associate professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences), will give a presentation. For many years, Dr. van Huissteden has done extensive research into the emission of greenhouse gasses from peat landscapes and the possibilities of restoring wetlands. He will talk about his experiences with the sinking landscape of the Horstermeerpolder, sharing a scientific perspective with a personal opinion.

With special thanks to drs. Tanya Lippmann, dr. J van Huissteden, Jan Zwagerman en Klaske Andela, Jan Siteur, Henk Stuyver (President), de bewoners van de Horstermeerpolder, Cynthia Bruining, Jan Wilshaus, Tineke Gebbeken, Historische Kring Nederhorst ten Berg, Waterschap AGV, Natuurmonumenten, Joost Koskamp en Matthias König.

Berndnaut Smilde, Sun Following Prism, 2017 > more

Sachi Miyachi,  ____________ (working title), 2018 > more

Nishiko, Repairing Earthquake Project, since 2011 - ongoing > more

Esther Kokmeijer, Deep Meaning of Voyaging, 2018 > more

Maurice Bogaert, Wide / White, 2018 > more

Aliki van der Kruijs & Jos Klarenbeek, Kadans, 2018 > more

Maurice Meewisse, Eightteen Coffee Breaks - Eight Working Hours, 2017-2018 > more

Lotte Geeven, Score, 2018 > more

Theun Karelse, Environmental Literacy, 2018 > more

Thijs Ebbe Fokkens, Every Future (is a crime scene), 2018 > more

Giuseppe Licari, Disco Stone, 2018 > more

Josje Hattink, Voice of a Sinking Landscape, 2018 > more

Masha Ru, Museum of Edible Earth: An Acquired Taste, 2018 > more

Onkruidenier icw Rosanne van Wijk, SWEET - SWEAT. We are under construction, 2018 > more
Free for children up to 13 years if accompanied by an adult
€ 5,- for students, CJP, Ooievaarspas and 65+ p.p.
€ 7,- Day Ticket p.p.
€ 50,- Passe-Partout p.p. that allows you to (re)visit during all events
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Looking forward to meet you!
The team of Satellietgroep
Jacqueline Heerema, Francois Lombarts & Lotte Bosman. 
With special thanks to Mondriaan Fonds, BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Den Haag, Feest aan Zee and Fonds 1818.
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. Satellietgroep hosts artists in residents for artistic fieldwork, collaborate 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). Since 2014 Satellietgroep develops the first artistic research on the Zandmotor, the newest innovation on coastal protection, called Building with Nature. In these programs artist in residencies are used as a research method to enable artists, designers, students and scientists to do fieldwork and to work on site with local partners, coastal communities and experts in order to map out and research the current status of coastal transitions and to generate new narratives and perspectives. The programs function as an alternative source for collecting. New concepts and works are developed that we connect and contextualize with reference works for public events like expeditions, exhibitions, workshops and presentations at expert conferences, often outside the artistic domain. Artist in residents are invited to critically explore and visualize the zones of coexistence of man and water and reveal different perspectives. 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.