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,  that influences today’s live on/with Earth. 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. This stems from the need to approach challenges in the environment from a versatile and inclusive perspective. Trying to bridge the gap between the arts and humanities/social sciences and the natural/technological sciences and with society may be one.

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

the love of living together

Working on projects about sea, coasts, polders, mudflats, climate, the subsurface of a swamp in Amsterdam as a living climate archive and now the river Dommel, I am convinced that geodiversity is inextricably linked to learning to understand the living environment. I see that, in addition to biodiversity, more and more attention is recently focused on geodiversity, the natural variation in geological, geomorphological and soil phenomena and processes and their mutual relationship. Together with hydrodiversity, sociodiversity and biodiversity, geodiversity can increasingly be seen as a way of learning to care for the whole of the living environment.

Inspired by ‘Biophilia’ (Erik A. De Jong, 2009-2020 Artis Chair Culture, Landscape and Nature, University of Amsterdam), I came across Glenn Albrecht – Australian environmental philosopher with both theoretical and applied interests in the relationship between ecosystem and human health – who offers ‘sumbiophilia’ (the love of living together) as a supplement to ‘biophilia’.

art as public space
art offers an intervention in your own expectations and your own way of perceiving


Second artist-in-residency at Sundaymorning@ekwc, the Dutch based international centre-of-excellence for ceramics, July 29 – Oct 20, 2021.July 29 – Oct 20, 2021. With special thanks to Natural History Museum Rotterdam and Archeology The Hague i.c.w. AWN (Volunteers in Archeology), kindly supported by Stroom The Hague.
Follow up of research residency sedi | senti | ment in 2020.

‘Van Doggerland t/m Zandmotor’, veldlessen over tijd, zee en klimaat. Field lessons on time, sea and climate at Zandmotor.

Artistic-curatorial research of ‘in-between-ness’ of time + geodiversity + biodioversity + hydrodiversity + sociodiversity’ is supported by Mondriaan Fonds.

July 1, 2021: artist talk, presentation of the cultural values of the concept of Building with Nature, at Coastal Dynamics 2021, conference at TU Delft.

aardtijd, 5th phase of ‘The becoming, The being & The meanwhile’
May 29 – June 13, 2021: artistic-research-in-process at Glazen Huis, Zone2Source Amstelpark Amsterdam.
May 29, 2021: sensoilations, online workshop during 24hr Online Global Peat-Fest 2021.
With Sphagnum papillosum, Tanya Lippmann, Jacqueline Heerema and Eline Kersten. Hosted by Re-Peat Collective, Green Tribe & Zone2Source.
June 6, 2021: Open Glazen Huis 14:00 – 17:00 at Zone2Source
June 11, 2021: Soils Matters, radio program hosted by Tanya Lippmann with Eline Kersten and me.

Who is Dommel? (ongoing) Artists collective Satellietgroep explored during 5 months of artistic field research the river Dommel, as a living entity. Guided by the Dommel herself and by (local) experts, natural and cultural scientists. Commissioned by Waterschap De Dommel and Kunstloc Brabant in the context of Living Lab Brabantse Beken and Landschapstriënnale 2021.

Soft Soils – The becoming, The being & The meanwhile, subsurface as living climate archive Part 4:  I noticed a rather uncomfortable sensation..  will be on exhibit at Arti et Amicitiae. I wrote the essay ‘Soft Soils’ that is published in ‘Exploded View, Art and Research on Layered Landscapes in Transition’ by CLUE+, the Interfaculty Research Institute for Culture, Cognition, History and Heritage at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Supported by Stroom The Hague. Due to COVID-19 please check updates online before you plan a visit to Amsterdam.

Breath of Soil(s) – The becoming, The being & The meanwhile, Part 3 – is included in ‘Biophilia: van vensterbank tot landschap’ by Erik A. de Jong (Dutch only, essay geschreven bij het afscheid als ARTIS-hoogleraar Cultuur, Landschap en Natuur aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam), page 40.

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. Published in ‘Building with Nature Perspectives’ of Research in Urbanism Series (RiUS), publisher TU Delft Open.

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’, World Earth Day
May 31, 2020: 24hr online global workshop ‘Inhale. Exhale. The art of making an Earth Sphere’, Global Peat-Fest
June 5, 2020: guest at radioprogram Soil Matters

June 11 – September 15, 2020: artist-in-residency at Sundaymorning@ekwc
September 12 & 13, 2020: Open Studio during Test Case XXII 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, supported by Stroom The Hague.
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

Who is nature? – How visual narratives in art and design can overturn prevailing understandings of environment. Essay by Satellietgroep, Lotte Bosman and Jacqueline Heerema is published in The Urbanization of the Sea by nai010publishers

The becoming, The being & The meanwhile Part 2: Public intervention Onland, soil drilling 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;
Followed in Febr. 2020, co-author of publication Beyond Technology Magazine.

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.

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