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!

We are very proud that Satellietgroep is one of 11 art initiatives to receive funding from Mondriaan Fonds.
We warmly thank Mondriaan Fonds and 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/

We nodigen je van harte uit / We warmly invite you to join

Friday October 27 from 20:00 - 22:45, doors open at 19:30
Location: MU Artspace Eindhoven
We warmly invite you to join Atelier NL’s upcoming symposium ‘The Abundance and Scarcity of Sand’ during Dutch Design Week 2017 to examine sand from geological, ecological, artistic and social perspectives. The evening will unite artists, designers, scientists, environmentalists, and the local community to participate in lectures and in-depth conversation regarding the environmental challenges and potential solutions surrounding sand.

The symposium is dedicated to the memory and passion of Michael Welland, British geologist and author of the award-winning book ‘Sand’, who had a profound poetic understanding of life and the natural world. He was the man who inspired and guided us to set up this symposium. He would have loved to be here with us in person, but he will never leave us in spirit and neither will his words.

Keynote speaker Denis Delestrac, award-winning filmmaker and director of Sand Wars (2013), will kick off the conversation. The lecture that Michael Welland prepared for the evening will then be read in his honor.
Followed by conceptual artist, curator and community creator Jacqueline Heerema of Satellietgroep, who will share her perspective on the Culture of Nature, the Zandmotor and more.
The evening will conclude with a timely panel discussion featuring Marcus Fairs, founder of Dezeen, Mindert de Vries (Deltares) on behalf of the Waddenacademie, Winy Maas (MVRDV) and Lonny van Ryswyck (Atelier NL).
Isolde Hallensleben will host the evening, starting the dialogue with everybody involved. 

This symposium hosted by Atelier NL & MU in collaboration with Satellietgroep and Dutch Design Week, will take place at MU in Eindhoven on Friday October 27 from 20:00 - 22:45.
www.ateliernl.com | www.mu.nl | www.ddw.nl
Image by Atelier NL, Grains of Sand, see their project: www.aworldofsand.com
Location: the beach near the Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague, dresscode outdoor!
Tickets and more: http://dancingontheedge.nl/nl/festival/program/a-ticket-to-atlantis/
Image: work in progress by Lina and Mayar for 'A ticket to Atlantis' at Scheveningen.
During their research residency for Dancing on the Edge with Satellietgroep at DCR Gueststudios in The Hague, theater practitioners Lina Issa and Mayar Alexan connected with local co-authors to develop a mutual understanding of shared identity inspired by the sea. The project focusses on the relationship between the human body and the sea, and the sea as a body of narratives, connecting Libanon, Syria and the Netherlands and beyond. How can we perceive within our local culture the global concept of drowning and being submerged in the memories we may share?

The site-specific performance 'A Ticket to Atlantis' is presented during Dancing On The Edge Festival, 8-12 Nov at 16:30, on the beach with after talks.
The traveling installation 'The Atantis Project - A Sea of Stories', from 8-18 Nov, shares the narratives collected during the research and aims at spreading them again.
More about the traveling installation: http://dancingontheedge.nl/projects/the-atlantis-project
With special thanks to all participants!

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 satellietgroep@gmail.com or browse our website www.satellietgroep.nl for ideas. 

Satellietgroep programs 3 DCR Gueststudios at DCR, the cultural incubator in The Hague that also houses 35 permanent studios for artists and designers, including the studio of Satellietgroep, Zaal 3 - laboratory for performing arts of Theater aan het Spui, sound studio Loos, Cloud Danslab and exhibition space Nest.
Contact our coordinator Lotte Bosman at dcrgueststudios@gmail.com if you are interested in a short or long term cultural visit in The Hague. More at www.gueststudio.com | www.dedcr.nl
Looking forward to meet you!
Jacqueline Heerema, Francois Lombarts & Lotte Bosman.
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.