iii invites you to explore the Zandmotor as a playground for new sensory experiences. Following Kaffe Matthews’ Pedalling SeaSides at Kijkduin in 2015, iii has commissioned a series of new experiential artworks that engage with this unique location on the coast of South Holland.
DATE: 18th of June, 2016
REGISTER: to attend please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (registration is free)
LOCATION: Argusmast, Zandmotor, The Hague / Monster
Sand Songs is a program specifically conceived for the Zandmotor by an international group of interdisciplinary artists and students that have been invited to imagine this location in the terms of a musical instrument that is performed by human activity as much as by the natural elements.
The Zandmotor is an artificial peninsula with a surface of around 1 km2 located on the coast of South Holland between the towns of Kijkduin and Monster. Based on the concept of “building with nature”, the Zandmotor was created in 2011 as a defense against coastal erosion. This experimental solution uses the natural movement of the tides to replenish the beaches in the surrounding region. Almost as an ephemeral land art intervention, the Zandmotor is expected to disappear within 20 years.
Sand Songs will present several new productions originating in iii’s guest residency program: Wind Instrument by Marije Baalman, in which flying a kite is turned into a new way to make electronic music
Pulse Jet Symphony by Lars Kynde, Tobias Lukassen and Christian Liljedahl, in which the technology of jet engines developed for V1 rockets during WWII is employed to compose music articulating the speed of sound on a geographical scale, and Digging Piece, by Adam Basanta, David Pocknee, Maya Verlaak, Ana Lemnaru and Grzegorz Marcinak, which invites the audience to take part in a musical treasure hunt, searching for sounding objects buried in the sand. These works will be presented in combination with projects of students originating in the Elements Lab directed by Cocky Eek at the ArtScience Interfaculty.
And also: FM Zandmotor Radio with Fauna and BYO picnic. The evening will end with a screening of Climate Proof by Esther Kokmeijer in Satellietgroep’s pop-up open air CineMare. The film deals with our capability to withstand climate change.
Marije Baalman, Lars Kynde, Tobias Lukassen, Christian Liljedahl, Ana Lemnaru, Grzegorz Marcinak, Maya Verlaak, Adam Basanta, David Pocknee, Tena Lazarevic, Jesse Smits, Kay Churcher, Cecile Gentili, Sophie Rust
presented in cooperation with ArtScience Interfaculty, Satellietgroep and TodaysArt