Our bilateral Maltese-Dutch artistic curatorial proposal is shortlisted for Valletta European Cultural Capital 2018!
May 27-29 during Festival Designkwartier in De Tempel, The Hague: Satellietgroep presents Atelier NL, Theun Karelse, ArtScience Interfaculty, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet, Aliki van der Kruijs, Waterpioneer & De Onkruidenier.
June 18 at Zandmotor Public Expedition Zandmotor#7: Satellietgroep with Climate Proof by Esther Kokmeijer & Sand Songs by iii (instrument inventors initiative), ArtScience & TodaysArt.
Until October 30: 'Untangling
the Tides' by Zoro Feigl at Verbeke Foundation (BE) in the exhibition
Bewogen Beweging with Theo Jansen.
June 10-19 Oerol 2016: '36.5-a long durational performance with the sea' by Sarah Cameron Sunde (USA) and Jonas de Witte.
July 2016 Over het IJ Festival: Public Expeditions Landscape Extracts, Waterlandse Vloed in Amsterdam.
July 2016: First exchange resident at Sea Loft UK is Nishiko (NL/J).
REVIEW ARTISTIC RESEARCH ZANDMOTOR AS CULTURAL PHENOMENON
Moved Movement, the Farewell Speech of Dirk Sijmons as Professor of
Landscape Architecture at TU Delft (Faculty of Architecture, Delft
University of Technology, October 2015) he stated that 'Climate change
may well be the biggest artefact'.
In the Anthropocene humans affect the earth on a geological scale.
Satellietgroep explores the Zandmotor, a prime example of the
anthropogenic frame of mind, as a cultural phenomenon. We need engaged artists and passionate scientists to unexpectedly explore the world around us and jointly test our perceptions.
Awareness of the Anthropocene opens up a new way of perceiving the world.
To quote Kayla Anderson in the essay 'Ethics, Ecology, and the
Future: Art and Design Face the Antropocene': "... works of critical,
conceptual and speculative design may be best suited to adressing the
Anthropocene as they foster critical thinking about how we relate to
technology and science, how we organize ourselves politically and
socially, and how we define ourselves in the broader ecological
assemblage. ... They revive the practice of critical thinking, not
prescribe concrete single-track solutions, but to broaden perspectives
on how the world is and how it coud be in light of the Anthropocene".
Most interesing is, how we can critically relate to popular words as selfsuficiency and sustainability,
by questioning who is the 'self' and redefine 'sustain' into a more
active connotation, instead of a passive conserving what we allready
know or are used to?
Since 2014 Satellietgroep invites artist in residents for artistic research on the Zandmotor. Artists and designers are encouraged to develop new and insightful works in collaboration with locals and experts that reflect on coastal transitions, climate change and the role of human influence in these processes, to be shared during Public Expeditions. Zoro Feigl, Theun Karelse, Josje Hattink, Berndnaut Smilde, Sarah Cameron Sunde (USA), Laboratory of Microclimates (Annechien Meier en Gert-Jan Gerlach) and Esther Kokmeijer were all hosted at Villa Ockenburgh/Locatie Z.
Students of ArtScience Interfaculty (The Hague) under the guidance of tutor/artist Cocky Eek used the Zandmotor as an open-air classroom during the academic year of 2015/2016.
As part of our international exchange program ‘Coexistence of Man and Water’ Thijs Ebbe Fokkens was resident at Nida Art Colony in Lithuania and Maurice Bogaert was resident parallel with Ilya Grishaev (RU) at National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) in St. Petersburg. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMMC) and The Dutch Consulate in New York City invited Satellietgroep as artistic researchers. Satellietgroep explored the precarious water balance of Wadden island Vlieland in the project 'Welcome in the Water Bubble' with 3 public expeditions during the festival Into The Great Wide Open.
Overtreders W, Rob Sweere Artworks and RAAAF | Atelier de Lyon developed the first designs of Zandgast, a proposal for a cultural center on the Zandmotor. The proposed center will provide space for artist in residents and information facilities for visitors about the Zandmotor, the new approach called Building with Nature.
Atelier NL is currently developing the first Zandmotor product: glassware made of Pleistocene sand the Zandmotor is build with, collected from the bottom of what we now call the North Sea.
Satellietgroep presented the artistic insights during Dutch Design Summerschool, National Delta Conference, NatureCoast, EU Parliament on Arts & Climate Change and more. Satellietgroep was invited to present a critical analysis of the spatial quality and tourism along the Dutch and Belgian coastlines.
Satellietgroep is now actively forging new collaborations in Belgium, Scotland, Malta, Japan and beyond. These new collaborations continue to enrich and help cultivate The Anthropogenic Coastal Atlas and how Satellietsgroeps extensive and growing ‘Coastal Collection’ can be presented on and offline.
Currently Satellietgroep is working on the projects 'The Waterpioneer' on the Zandmotor and 'Landscape Extracts' in Waterland (Waterlandse Vloed, Amsterdam).
At DCR Gueststudios we hosted 27 artists, curators, choreographers and musicians in 2015 for research and presentations in The Hague, including the collaborative program with iii (instument inventors initiative).
The curatorial team of Satellietgroep now consists of Jacqueline Heerema, Ronald Boer and Francois Lombarts.
We warmly like to thank all artists, experts, locals, partners, funds & commissioners for their confidence to come out of their comfort zones and generous support!
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Jacqueline Heerema, Ronald Boer & Francois Lombarts, the curatorial team of Satellietgroep.
Zandmotor, photo: Stephen Mintern