Sand Songs: playing the elements at the Zandmotor
18th June 2016, 19 – 24 hrs, Argusmast, Zandmotor (near Kijkduin)
The artist-run platform iii invites us to explore the coastline of South Holland as a playground for new sensory experiences. Following Kaffe Matthew’s Pedalling SeaSides at Kijkduin in 2015, iii has commissioned a new series of experiental artworks that engage with open space and natural elements, and that playfully involve the audience.
The Zandmotor is an artifical peninsula, constructed as a defence against coastal erosion. This experimental solution uses the natural movement of the tides to replenish the beaches and reinforce the coastline. Thus a temporary landscape was generated: an open, spacious, continually changing expanse right next to the densely populated Randstad. A unique area, popular with strollers, surfers, birdwatchers and sunlovers, but also a place where nature and science merge.
For Sand Songs, a group af artists was invited to imagine this landscape as if it were a musical instrument, played by the natural elements and by human intervention. The artists developed performances and musical compositions especially for the landscape of the Zandmotor. In a series of short and longer interventions, they make use of sound, light, the wind, water flow and the sand in new and inventive ways. Flying a kite becomes a new way to make electronic music; home made pulse jet motors generate a composition on the scale of a landscape; there are kinetic wind and light sculptures; a soundwalk guides you along as you walk blindfolded, and you can take part in a musical treasure hunt, searching for sounding objects buried in the sand.
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Works by: Marije Baalman, Lars Kynde, Tobias Lukassen, Christian Liljedahl, Anna Lemnaru, Grzegorz Marcinak, Maya Verlaak, Adam Basanta, David Pocknee, Tena Lazerevic, Jesse Smits, Kay Churcher, Cecile Gentili, Sophie Rust.
Location: Argusmast, Zandmotor
The Zandmotor is an artificial peninsula on the coast between Kijkduin and Monster. From the Haagweg there is a bicylce path through the dunes to the beach. Especially for Sand Songs, the public will be picked up at the bicycle stand in the dunes and escorted to the location of the performances. Do you want to attend? Please register at email@example.com and we will inform you on the route (by car, bicycle and public transport) and what you need to know when visiting the Zandmotor.
The program of Sand Songs is produced within iii’s international artist-in-residence program, in collaboration with the ArtScience Interfaculty, Satellietgroep and TodaysArt and with the support of the Creative Industries Fund NL and Stroom Den Haag.
For updates on the program: www.iiinitiative.org/sandsongs