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 of humanity. Working with a wide range of artists, designers, audiences, local experts and scientists, I learn to include the non-human narrative, the pre-human history of nature. This helps me to provoke new ideas about the origins of both nature and culture, to enhance a deeper professional and public understanding of their interconnectivity, of the time-depht of landscapes, 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?
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.
April 22, 2020: video ‘Matter of Time’
May 31, 2020: 24hr online workshop ‘Inhale. Exhale. The art of making a peat ball, an earth sphere’
June 5, 2020: guest at radioprogram Soil Matters
June 11 – September 2, extended until September 15, 2020: artist-in-residency at Sundaymorning@EKWC
July 26 – September 20, 2020: 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: Test Case XXII at Sundaymorning@EKWC, choose your time slot
Upcoming: The Kraken Wakes 2021
As co-founder, artist-curator of artists collective Satellietgroep (The Hague, 2006) I recently wrote a reflexive essay ‘Pioneering Zandmotor’ 2019, publication forthcoming in 2020. Link.