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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!
With our partners from initiative Neighbourhood Praputnjak (Croatia) we are selected for Tandem Fryslân! Tandem Fryslân is co-developed by Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018, European Cultural Foundation and MitOst, supported by Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie and Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020, implemented together with Keunstwurk. www.tandemforculture.org
We are very proud that Satellietgroep is one of 11 art initiatives to receive funding from Mondriaan Fonds. We warmly 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/
LINKS TO RECENT NEWSLETTERS:
OCT 2017: News & Invitations for DDW and Dancing on the Edge: http://ymlp.com/zpVvYY
SEPT 2017: Public Expedition Zandmotor#12: Landing Sites: http://ymlp.com/zAcRi9
JUNE 2017: Tuinieren zonder Grenzen, Oerol 2017: http://ymlp.com/zUN4Th
MAY 2017: Public Expedition Zandmotor#11 & Festival Designkwartier: http://ymlp.com/zOStI4
APRIL 2017: Werklandschap Zandmotor: http://ymlp.com/z0xv4D
FEBR 2017: Prospectors - Intersections, Art Rotterdam: http://ymlp.com/zPtgN7
DEC 2016: Public Expedition Solleveld & Zandmotor#10: http://ymlp.com/zcKkfI
SEPT 2016: Public Expedition Zandmotor#9: http://ymlp.com/zxLgwZ
AUGUST 2016: News! http://ymlp.com/zwQMFb
JULY 2016 Expeditie#8: Landschapsextracten Waterland: http://ymlp.com/znG3bW
JUNE 2016 Public Expedition Zandmotor#7: http://ymlp.com/zwDxce
MAY 2016 Festival Designkwartier: http://ymlp.com/zw0Fbp
APRIL 2016 News & Review: http://ymlp.com/zV8MLA
Dutch artists collective Satellietgroep (The Hague, 2006) explores the sea, coastal transitions, climate change and the role of mankind in these processes in the Netherlands and abroad.
The team of artists collective Satellietgroep performs artistic field research into the impact of mankind on climate change, sea level rise & the hybrid relations between mankind and socalled (often man made) nature in the Netherlands and abroad. The current curatorial team of Satellietgroep is Jacqueline Heerema, Francois Lombarts and Lotte Bosman.
Artistic research areas in the Netherlands: Zandmotor, Scheveningen, Waddensea (Vlieland, Terschelling), polders Waterland and Haarlemmermeer, Afsluitdijk & more.
Recent research projects and public presentations: Destination Highway Afsluitdam (Afsluitdijk, Making Waves 2017), Gardening without Borders (Wadden, Oerol 2017), Prospectors - three layers of landscape (Intersections Art Rotterdam 2017), Landschapsextracten (polder Waterland, 2016), Waterpionier (Zandmotor, 2016).
Satellietgroep collaborates with international colleagues initiatives and works with artists in residents, artists, designers and students during their artistic process to do fieldwork and develop new works and insights. We connect arts and science with audiences. Sometimes residents also become part of the collective!
Check out our residency opportunities in The Hague at www.gueststudio.com at www.dedcr.nl
Special location for artistic research and artist in residency program is the Zandmotor south of The Hague. Since 2014 Satellietgroep explores the Zandmotor as cultural phenomenon.
The Zandmotor is a pilot near The Hague that uses the principles of 'Building with Nature'. This innovative project aims to generate new knowledge in times of climate change and relative sea level rise for our future coastal protection. An innovation, built on the foreshore in 2011 with 21,5 million cubic meters of sand. The Zandmotor is the only Dutch area outside the dikes that is exposed to the tides, built to transform and even assimilate around 2030 in sea, beach and dunes. The result is a dynamic extension of the coast, a new controlled ‘wilderness’. The Zandmotor is an publicly accessible open air scientific and artistic laboratory.
ZANDMOTOR ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE, DESIGNERS, STUDENTS:
Lina Issa and Mayar Alexan - A Ticket to Atlantis
Lotte Geeven - The Sand Machine
Maurice Meewisse - Coffee Break
Cocky Eek - Landing Sites
Satellietgroep & Onkruidenier - Waterpionier
Atelier NL - Zandmotor ZandGlas
ArtScience students - ElementsLab
iii - Sand Songs
Esther Kokmeijer - Climate Proof
Laboratory for Microclimates - Zandzicht
Sarah Cameron Sunde (USA) - 36.5/a long durational performance with the sea
Berndnaut Smilde - Breaking Light, followed by Breaking Light#2 during TodaysArts
Josje Hattink - Mistaking Clouds for Mountains
Theun Karelse - Next Doggerland, Fossils Soup
Zoro Feigl - Untangling the Tides
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS:
New York City, Japan, UK, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey & more.
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Atelier NL’s upcoming symposium ‘The Abundance and Scarcity of Sand’ during Dutch Design Week 2017, will examine sand from geological, ecological 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
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INVITATION NOVEMBER 8-12
'A TICKET TO ATLANTIS' BY LINA ISSA & MAYAR ALEXAN
@ DANCING ON THE EDGE FESTIVAL 2017
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!
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SEPTEMBER 17, 2017:
PUBLIC EXPEDITION ZANDMOTOR#12:
LANDING SITES BY COCKY EEK
During the artist in residency at the Zandmotor with Satellietgroep in February 2017, Cocky Eek developed Landing Sites to be tested during Oerol in June 2017 and the final presentation of the artistic research project will be once more at the Zandmotor on September 17.
The project is developed in collaboration with Matthijs Munnik and Geartsje van der Zee and co-produced by Schweigman&, with the support of Stroom Den Haag.
Image: Landing Sites, Renske Maria van Dam.
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In progress: artistic research by the team of artist collective Satellietgroep of 'Destination Highway Afsluitdam', for the program of Making Waves to be presented at the Afsluitdijk on September 7, 2017.
Commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment.
PRESENTATION 'DESTINATION HIGHWAY AFSLUITDAM'
- a straight line with a slight curve -
For ‘Making Waves’ Artists Collective Satellietgroep sourced the man-made Afsluitdijk as innovative milestone of geological time, landmark for climate change and highway for migration.
Join the PHOTO BOOTH ‘MAKE-TAKE’ for your Eye-to-Eye with the craftsmen who build the Afsluitdijk.
‘Dijkwerkers’ (Hildo Krop, 1934), with special thanks to the private collector. Photograpy by Hugo Schuitemaker.
Explore the DAMBAR for your DIY ‘Destination Highway Afsluitdam’ Souvenir. Relict of relocated raw materials & species.
Courtesy Van Herik (Engeneering the future of water) and our local guides Jacob Holkema (Informatiecentrum Afsluitdijk), Hinko Talsma & Bas Kers (Floron), Marco Lont (till), Zuiderzeemuseum. Video by Flora Reznik.