Archive for the ‘PAIR/Badgast’ Category

The exhibition in the PAIR Container

October 11, 2011

Photo: Henry Alles

Photo: Henry Alles

Photo: Henry Alles


Spiral Performance on the Beach

October 9, 2011

Photo: Henry Alles

Photo: Henry Alles
Spiral Drawing Beach…. the performance was executed in collaboration with three people in the audience. Around them, standing silently and still on the beach we drew a series of Spirals in Sand.

Photo: Henry Alles

Photo: Henry Alles

Seascape as Data-collection final presentation

October 3, 2011

Our stay in Scheveningen will come to an end on Sunday October 9.

Expansiveness and mobility patterns of swarming out will be the focus of this day. Also a piece we did with the students of the KABK art-science department will be on show.

13:00 Start

14:00 Walk and performance by Esther and Ivar

15:00 food and drinks made by Elles Kiers, PeerGrouP

We hope to welcome you.

Peek inside

October 1, 2011

During our round through the harbour asking fishermen to cooperate in our project we met Robin, skipper of the Scheveningen 45. He told us that he would be doing a 3 hour fishing trip for students of the Shipping and Transport college in Katwijk and that we could join. We ofcourse accepted this invitation immediately! It is kind of unique because those trips normally take 4-5 days and it is not common practice to take people along because you would be standing in the way all the time.
On the first of october we did the trip. Sun, almost no wind, and a glimpse inside the way our daily fish (in this case sole, plaice, flounder, turbot and brill) is caught. But what’s more: the feeling of fishing vessel mobility in a space without an end. Ok, they also served us delicious fresh fried sole!

Fishing in space.

The Skipper (sitting on the chair, rigth), the Students and the Teachers. These were first year students. Some of them from fisher families, but al lot of them have other backgrounds.

The crew.

Art-Science Students Final Presentation

September 23, 2011

After three weeks of work with the Students of the Art Science department, we organized an evening of presentations on their work. The students presented their theoretical research on extensiveness on the Badgast screen. After that we split the audience up in groups to let them visit and experience the works.

Introduction of the works

Ben Terwel, Gaby Felten, Ali Elgin

Pitch black Blue
Ludmila Rodrigues, Charlotte ‘t Hart, Moritz Geremus

Aron Birtalan, Marloes van Son, Ronald Schelfhout


September 22, 2011

Vast + Isolation = Loneliness

September 20, 2011

photo: Ludmila Rodrigues
text: Marloes van Son

Today was a day of contrasts: in the morning I wanted to avoid the crowd that gathered for ‘Prinsjesdag’, so I went to surf-village F.A.S.T. early. But being early meant that there was no-one around…
The focus of my group is ‘vastness’ by means of isolation and that was exactly the experience I had while moving from a crowded space to loneliness. (I know that ‘vastness’ is not an existing word, but i’m still going to use it)
I got even more lonely… When the other groups swarmed out, working on their projects, I was left behind: My group mates decided to not show up.
I blame our theme for these events: This would’ve never happened if we didn’t take isolation as our focus within this vast project. Though I hope that from all these vast/ isolated/ lonely experiences our work will grow even ‘vaster’. (Probably ‘vaster’ doesn’t exist either, but you know what i mean)

some other considerations:
– artificial seaweed apparently needs to be guarded
– hearing your own voice on a recording isn’t pleasant
– most people don’t like the sound of metal

The magic yellow jacket

September 19, 2011

photo: Esther Polak
text: Ben Terwel

Today was the second attempt to the swarming out colored sand performance, or, as I would like to call it, “the pedestrian’s fan”. Me and Aron were the bait; we handed out the bottles with red colored sand and the GPS-Loggers. The others were the catchers; collecting the empty bottles and handing out a flyer with the blog address (and hopefully have a nice chat with the pedestrians). We all had one thing in common: a yellow jacket. And not just any yellow jacket; a magic one. The jacket allows the wearer to temporarily gain the status of a public person. Someone important, or at least respected, but most of all; standing out on the vast beach. Not only made it the experiment all the more easy for the bait to explain that the bottle had to be returned to one of the catchers, it also attracted attention, even curiousness, from none-expecting pedestrians.

Sadly, the magic only lasted for a short time, just until a pedestrian had approached the bait. Then the bait had to do it on his own again. Soon, questions came from the pedestrians, such as “Why here and not in the forest?” and “Is this a research or an artwork?” and even “Is this research funded (by my tax-money)”. They all had one thing in common: what we were doing there, why we were doing it, but especially: what is it? The bait always started by saying it was a research by a small group of students. But of course the pedestrians asked from which university we came. And since when does someone from an art academy conduct research? Now this was something quite difficult to explain, not having the yellow magic about you anymore…

Swarming Out

September 19, 2011

Today the weather was fine and we did finalize the “Swarming Out” performance.


Silent Cat

September 19, 2011

photo and text: Charlotte ‘t Hart

Whilst sand drawings were made and gps data gathered at the sea, there was something else happening…
In a house, in the neighborhood of the sea heroes in the Hague, strange recordings were made.
While the black cat was sleeping, careful to make no sound, sentences were being formulated and reformulated.
Stories of the sea were told and listened to. The sounds of the voices telling them were praised and hated.
There was tea with honey.
From time to time there was a horn of a ship.
As fishes lie upon the beach when they have been poured out from the nets upon the sand, so lay the multitude of wooers.
Need I say more?