Artist-in-residency June 11 – September 2, extended until September 15, 2020 at Sundaymorning@EKWC: European Ceramics Work Center

Proud te present my work during Test Case XXII @ EKWC on September 12 and 13, 2020. Free event, but choose your time slot.

North Sea Fossils Porcelain
& North Sea Fossils Celadon.

Fossil fragments |ceramic shards

sedi | senti |ment

interspace, interstice, interval, in-between-ness …

narratives of pre-human nature meet the narratives of humanity



Skiing the artificial slopes of porcelain clay at St. Austell, Cornwall UK, May 10 1971. Source: Nationaal Archief.

..clay layer, a mute witness to global apocalypse..
Source: Timefulness – How thinking as a geologist can help save the world by Marcia Bjornerud, 2018 (page 55).

timescaping – matterscaping – landscaping – climatescaping

landscaping – landschapvormend

corporeal – aards, stoffelijk

Weathering – verweren.

Exhale. Inhale.

Transient – Time

Ginkgo Biloba, considered to be a ‘living fossil’. Term coined by Charles Darwin in 1859.

Divergent – Time

Vacuum canister to (try to) prevent recent test to suck in moist air & explode…

Conversation – with – Time

Testing – Time

Ingredients – of – Time

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – meets – Archeology

Cross-over: artist-in-residency at Sundaymorning@EKWC – Fablab & ‘Breath of Soil(s), on exhibit at Glazen Huis, Zone2Source at Amstelpark Amsterdam


Multiple – Time

Relative locality – in – Time

Pangea. Theory of plate tectonic since the early 1960s of moving, drifting, shifting of continents over time. Questioning In Situ – Ex Situ localities.

Unfired Till (Keileem).
Deposited in – what we now call – The Netherlands during the last ice age some 10,000 years ago.

7 shades of fossil

destructive research

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – meets – Geology & Humanity
40,000 years – present time

3-d scan of fossil, second phalange of wild horse, thanks to Fablab @EKWC.

Found a fossil today at Zandmotor. Wonder what it is? A phalanx of a…?

09062020: According to Dick Mol: ” This most resembles a second phalange, of the toe of a wild horse. Seems to be about 40,000 years old. From the ice age.”
Prehistoric cave drawings depict wild horses, some 15,000 – 39,000 years ago.

See more about fossils and/or artifacts

Personal reference collection of fossils and/or artifacts

Time – over – Time

Experiment; in context, not In Situ but Ex Situ.

See more about scallops, in viva

In context: Zandmotor, where narratives of pre-human nature meet the narratives of humanity. Zandmotor did not exists and will ‘dissolve’.
A ‘mare incognita’, unchartered and ephemeral new land in/of the sea.
A void as source of inspiration.
Read more, the essay I wrote called ‘Pioneering with Zandmotor’, 2019.

Efemeral Zandmotor
Image: Zandmotor, photo Jacqueline Heerema.

See more about Zandmotor
As part of my artistic practice I co-founded in 2006 as artist-curator the artists collective Satellietgroep. Since 2014 Satellietgroep explores the Zandmotor as cultural phenomenon.

As a teenager I was fascinated by a photo of a moving rock, published in an edition of National Geographic Magazine (if I remember correctly). And that there was a myth surrounding these rocks. Nobody knew how or why they could move…
So the first time I traveled to the United Stated, I wanted to see this natural phenomenon with my own eyes and ‘Racetrack Valley in Death Valley’ became my destination. However, it proved out of reach for a ‘touristic visit’, so the myth and speculations continued… until recently.
But the seed was planted for my artistic practice, and I am still wondering how we perceive, interpret and represent the world around us.

Sailing stones, also known as sliding rocks, walking rocks, rolling stones, moving rocks or wandering rocks. Racetrack Playa, Death Valley. California.

Image: Mike Reyfman. mikereyfman.com
Uncovering the myth. Link: http://www.sci-news.com/physics/science-death-valley-sailing-stones-02148.html

Inspiration #2
Le Songe d’un Promeneur, 2002.
In 2002 I was artist-in-residence at Le Pommerie, Saint Setiers, France icw D√©partement de Porcelain, L’ENAD – Ecole National d’Art, Limoges, France.

Inspiration #3
Aardse Zaken, Questions Terrestres, 2001.
In 2001 I was artist-in-residence for Transhumance at Lavalette, Auvergne, France.