Timewise

timescaping | matterscaping | landscaping | climatescaping

Lenght x Width x Depht x Time.

The time of the earth is not (yet) in our senses.
Faced with current and future environmental challenges, we need to develop a new view of the planet and of the self. With a practice in the arts and cultural heritage I tend to perceive the world from an artistic perspective, with a focus on the history and future of humanity. Working and making public programs with a wide range of artists, designers, audiences, local experts and scientists, I seek ways to include the non-human narrative, the pre-human history of nature. This helps me to provoke new ideas about the origins of both the natural and the artifactual, to enhance a deeper professional and public understanding of their interconnectivity, of the time-depht of landscapes and matter, climate, earth and atmosphere, and of ourselves as human agency.

I wonder if and how we can learn to develop a more ecological reciprocal relationship with matter?

in-between-ness of the natural and the artifactual

Without judgement, without a preconceived idea, curious to see the opportunities that climate (change) may offer to enhance polyphonic discourses with inclusive visual narratives, in between human and so-called living, once-living and non-living entities.


art as public space


In 2020:
Februari 2020: publication & presentation of Beyond Technology, U Twente
April 22, 2020: video ‘Matter of Time’
May 31, 2020: 24hr online global workshop Inhale. Exhale. The art of making a peat ball, an earth sphere’
June 5, 2020: guest at radioprogram Soil Matters
June 11 – September 15, 2020: artist-in-residency at Sundaymorning@EKWC
July 26 – September 20, 2020: The becoming, The being & The meanwhile – Breath of Soil(s) on exhibit at Zone2Source
August 29, 30 & September 19, 2020: In Context public program Breath of Soil(s) at Zone2Source
September 12 & 13, 2020: Open Studio during Test Case XXII at Sundaymorning@EKWC, choose your time slot
October 8, 2020: Philosopher Lietje Bauwens participated in the workshop Soil Analysis and wrote the essay ‘Er woont iemand in het moeras’ (‘someone lives in the swamp’, in Dutch only): https://www.mistermotley.nl/art-everyday-life/er-woont-iemand-het-moeras

Forthcoming: as part of my artistic practice as artist-curator I co-founded artists collective Satellietgroep (The Hague, 2006) and wrote the reflexive essay Pioneering Zandmotor, to be published in Research in Urbanism Series (RiUS), TU Delft, 2020


Upcoming: The Kraken Wakes 2021


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