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.
in-between-ness of the natural and the artifactual
I focus on the in-between-ness of the natural and the artifactual to create space for reciprocity and polyphony in a changing world. My work arises in-between images and words, landscapes and matter, works of art and people, time and climate. I address concepts of ‘worldmaking’ and notions of timescaping, matterscaping, landscaping and climatescaping to offer an alternative strategy for the way in which we relate to each other, with the other and with otherness. I am convinced that the arts can offer alternative strategies for the way we inhabit Earth by creating different worldviews.
I wonder if and how we can learn to develop a more ecological reciprocal relationship with Earth?
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.
Read more: Collector of in temporality or Tideline
art as public space
Upcoming in 2021:
The Kraken Wakes 2021
Postponed: The becoming, The being & The meanwhile, subsurface as living climate archive Part 4: I noticed a rather uncomfortable sensation.. Soft Soils at Arti et Amicitiae. Due to COVID-19 please check updates online before you go to Amsterdam.
Februari 2020: co-author of publication Beyond Technology Magazine, i.c.w. University Twente & Art Academy ArtEZ, presented at MEDUWA bilateral water conference.
April 22, 2020: video ‘Matter of Time’
May 31, 2020: 24hr online global workshop ‘Inhale. Exhale. The art of making 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, Part 3: 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
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 – Zandmotor as source to rethink anthropogenic coastal modifications of cultural public space.
Publication forthcoming in Research in Urbanism Series (RiUS), TU Delft.
Who is nature? – How visual narratives in art and design can overturn prevailing understandings of environment. Essay by Satellietgroep, Lotte Bosman with co-author Jacqueline Heerema is published in The Urbanization of the Sea by nai010publishers
The becoming, The being & The meanwhile Part 2: Public intervention Onland, Land in Wording, Amsterdam
The becoming, The being & The meanwhile, Part 1: Research of the genesis of Land in Wording, Amsterdam
Artistic researcher at Universiteit Twente, dept. Water Management, co-initiator of Beyond Technology: pilot new curriculum i.c.w. Art Academy ArtEZ, bridging the gap between art and humanities/social sciences and the natural/technological sciences.
Nov 12, 2019: Can co-creation of (students of) the arts and sciences enhance public climate-consciousness? Artist talk at Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3), Bilbao, Spain;
June 6-9, 2019: Beyond Technology, in between art and science, presented at Art in the Anthropocene conference, Dublin;
June 6-7, 2019: Beyond Technology, in between art and science, presented at 4UT Resilience conference, University Twente.
May, 2019: author of essay ‘Zandmotor, a cultural phenomenon’, published in ‘The Sand Motor: A Nature-Based Response to Climate Change’ by TU Delft University Publishers.
Oct 18-Nov 18, 2018: Climate as Artifact. Artist-curator for artists collective Satellietgroep of exhibition program ‘Climate as Artifact – Klimaat als Mensenweek’ at Electriciteitsfabriek The Hague. With Berndnaut Smilde, Sachi Miyachi, Nishiko, Esther Kokmeijer, Maurice Bogaert, Aliki van der Kruijs, Jos Klarenbeek, Maurice Meewisse, Lotte Geeven, Theun Karelse, Thijs Ebbe Fokkens, Giuseppe Licari, Onkruidenier (Jonmar van Vlijmen, Ronald Boer, Rosanne van Wijk), Josje Hattink, Masha Ru & engaged experts in the fields of nature, climate, geology, archeology, oceanography, philosophy, zoology, botany and spatial planning — as well as a canoe builder from the Marshall Islands — who actively contributed to the making of new art works and public dialogues.
Who is Nature? Artist-curator for artists collective Satellietgroep of 5 ZeeLabs. In 2018 we rethink our perceptions of culture and nature:
Zeelab#1 Uptime_ icw exhibition space Nest The Hague, with Lotte Geeven, Yeb Wiersma, Vibeke Mascini, Oscar Santillán, Aliki van der Kruijs & Jos Klarenbeek, Josje Hattink, Esther Kokmeijer, Austin Camilleri, Giuseppe Licari, Nishiko, Ruben Jacobs, Luuk Heezen, Lonny van Ryswyck (Atelier NL), Bert van der Valk, Henk Oosterling, Gerbrant van Vledder, Valentijn Byvanck, Alexander van Oudenhoven, Suzanne Wallinga, Tanya Lippmann.
Zeelab#2 Climate as Game Changer icw Border Labs The Hague. With Onkruidenier, Masha Ru, Thijs de Zeeuw, Marit Mihklepp, Mans Schepers, Jan de Graaf, Harrie van der Hagen.
Zeelab#3 Environmental Literacy with Theun Karelse and guests.
Zeelab#4 Global Currents with Nishiko, Esther Kokmeijer, Aliki van der Kruijs and Jos Klarenbeek, Gerbant van Vledder, Henrik Richter- Alten, Marleen van der Werf, Roel Arkesteijn.
Zeelab#5 Landscape Observations with Tiemen Cocquyt (curator Museum Boerhaave), artist Irene Kopelman.