The Becoming, The being & The meanwhile
subsurface as living climate archive
Land in Wording, Amstelpark Amsterdam
#1 Genesis, #2 Onland (2019), Guardian, #3 Breath of Soil(s) (2020), #4 Soft Soils, #5 aardtijd, #6 toenadering (2021)
Part 6: toenadering [ˈtunadərɪŋ]
Dutch verb: ver-aard-en
empirical artistic observations….aardtijd…exploring the past to anticipate the future…toenadering
exploring sensorial connections or sensoilations – not being able to touch – light – reflection
subsurface soils that have not been touched by sunlight for millennia
6.000 years of subsurface soils of Land in Wording, submerged underneath a constructed swamp 50 years ago; 12.000 years of submerged peat soil under the North Sea, marks the transition of the Pleistocene to the Holocene; 277.000 years of sub-lava soils, since the volcano Colli Albani erupted (IT).
May 29 – June 18, 2021: aardtijd | toenadering
artistic-research-workspace at Glazen Huis, Zone2Source Amstelpark Amsterdam. Visit on appointment.
I.c.w. dancer-choreographer Kenzo Kusuda, artist Eline Kersten, climate scientist Tanya Lippmann (VU) at Glazen Huis, Zone2Source Amstelpark Amsterdam
June 18, 2021: Visit of Royal Academy of The Hague, Artistic Research Group – Alice Twemlow, Katrin Korfmann, Vibeke Mascini, Jasper Coppes, Hannes Bernard, Louis Braddock Clark – during research at Glazen Huis, summer 2021.
June 7-13, 2021: ongoing artistic research with Eline Kersten and dancer-choreographer Kenzo Kusuda
June 11, 2021: Soil Matters radio program hosted by Tanya Lippmann
June 6, 2021: 14:00 – 17:00 Open Glazen Huis, Zone2Source Amstelpark Amsterdam
May 29, 2021: sensoilations, online sensorial workshop during 24hr Online Global Peat-Fest 2021.
With Sphagnum papillosum, Tanya Lippmann, Jacqueline Heerema and Eline Kersten.
Hosted by Re-Peat Collective, the Green Tribe and Zone2Source.
Validation of value of soil/Earth, through the arts, heritage…?
aardtijd, making use of classic re-presentation format of art, heritage: a pedestal
“… adopt the reverent researcher posture: hands behind backs, 45 degree forward pivot from waist, and on tiptoes… “
(quote Alice Twemlow)
Visit of Royal Academy of The Hague, Artistic Research Group – Alice Twemlow, Katrin Korfmann, Vibeke Mascini, Jasper Coppes, Hannes Bernard, Louis Braddock Clark – during research at Glazen Huis, summer 2021.
Start of a new project: Sphagnarium 2021-ongoing
A living collection of Sphagnum mosses with the aim to learn to take care and to reveal the beauty, vulnerability, resilience and versatility of Sphagnum.