Josje Hattink

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Performancekunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

My artistic practice revolves around the materiality of curiosity. The kind of curiosity that creates a confrontation between ourselves and the object or situation that raises a question. My practice could be summarized with the question: when you dig a hole, will this automatically create a mountain? And vice versa? The juxtaposition, hole versus mountain, pile versus pit, repeatedly occurs in my work. I question how the world around us functions and has been built, based on its materials. Sand, stone, water, earth. Sand is a funny material. We understand it in volumes: piles, mountains. Even as a negative volume: hole, pit. When we take the volume apart the meaning of the word slips through our fingers: a single grain of sand is nothing more than a tiny stone. From this point of view I’m interested in the perception of materiality; How apparent regularities fluently shade into delicate coincidences and (im)possibilities. And how we relate to our own curiosity and imagination while observing this. In 2014 and 2015 I became interested in dunes (another shape of sand). A dune is formed when sand accumulates against a stationary object. This process suggests that in a dune landscape, underneath each dune a “thing” is hidden that designates the origin of each pile of sand. I developed a desire to reverse the process by ‘peeling off’ a dune layer by layer until I would reach its mysterious objects of origin. Pealing of the grounds below our feet, the material, layer by layer to get to some idea of origin, is the current subject matter of my practice. I’m interested in how humans have moved volumes of material across the surface of the earth throughout history. Cutting up the material under your feet to create new land to live on: peatlands, polders, dunes, dikes, the Sand Motor, etc. In essence it all comes down to digging a hole and creating a pile at the same time.

Werk

When Worms Start Spinning Webs
Titel When Worms Start Spinning Webs
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving 2018, performance (7:07 min) and installation, mixed media Performed on the 27 of May 2018 at ‘Probe II’, Locatie Z, The Hague. See also: http://www.josjehattink.com/projects/2018-when-worms-start-spinning-webs/
Techniek installatie + performance
Formaat
Sift for a Shift
Titel Sift for a Shift
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving 2018, installation, wood, varnish, metal wire, soil, printed blankets (70 x 100 cm)
Techniek installatie
Formaat 200x300 cm
Sediment of Sentiment
Titel Sediment of Sentiment
Jaartal 2018
Omschrijving 2018, performance (8:32 minutes), see also: http://www.josjehattink.com/projects/2018-sentiment-of-sediment/
Techniek performance
Formaat
All is well in the garden
Titel All is well in the garden
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving “I want to tell you a story… I will take you on a tour.” All is well in the garden was on display in the garden of the Piet Zwart Institute, in December 2017. It consisted of an installation in combination with an audio tour, which functioned as a prosaic guide through the work. The audience were invited to listen to the audio on headphones, while moving through the installation. All is well in the garden tells a story about the history of the Dutch (peat) landscapes and offers an aberrant mode for perceiving it, in a garden: a place that is thoroughly cultivated by human hands and minds. It speaks about how we relate to place and space with our body and our imagination. Because after all: “life is a state of mind.”
Techniek installatie + audiotour
Formaat
Brandend Drach
Titel Brandend Drach
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving 2017, happening in ‘Zandput Nij Beets’, Opsterland district, Friesland, NL Brandend Drach was an event that took place on the 9th of September 2017 in the ‘Zandput Nij Beets’ and was part of a project I ran at Kunsthuis SYB, Drach. The Zandput (Sand Pit) is used by local company Van der Wiel and is located between the villages Beetsterzwaag and Nij Beets. The company trades in raw materials that are extracted from the surrounding site, on the border between sand and mud. Van der Wiel’s labour is a contemporary variant of soil extraction work, which is so deeply rooted in the history of the surroundings. No longer worked by hand, but by heavy machines that move thousands of tons of land annually. This creates an estranged, local landscape that seems far removed from the polders and flat peat lands in the surrounding landscape and its history. The conclusion of the project, Burning Drach, was conducted on Open Monument Day; a great bonfire to celebrate the peat and the energy it contains, together with the communities of Nij Beets and Beetsterzwaag. The smell of burning peat reached into Beetsterzwaag, and the smoke plume was visible in Nij Beets
Techniek Happening
Formaat
Core propositions
Titel Core propositions
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving 2017, installation, 1,5 x 1,5 x 1 meter, sand, glass, plastic, raisin, glue, styrofoam Core Propositions is part of my ongoing research into the formation of dunes. A dune is formed when sand accumulates against a stationary object. This process suggests that in a dune landscape, underneath each dune a “thing” is hidden that designates the origin of each pile of sand. Core Propositions imagines what these objects would look like if they were to be excavated and put on display.
Techniek installatie
Formaat
De Opsterlandse Bergen
Titel De Opsterlandse Bergen
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving "In August 2017 I will be artist in residence at Kunsthuis SYB. Kunsthuis SYB is located in Beetsterzwaag, a small village in the province of Friesland. During my residence I will conduct a research project on the perception of the peatlands (in the surroundings of Kunsthuis SYB) as volumes of material. De Opsterlandse Bergen is a photo series I made at the start of my research for the project. Although the images might look like a scenery from a travel guide for the Grand Canyon, they were actually made on the terrain of ground processing company Van der Wiel, amidst the flat peatlands of the ‘Opsterland’ disctrict in Friesland, close to Beetsterzwaag. Opsterland has a rich history in processing peat, but Van der Wiel is one of the last companies in the area to harvest soil for economic purposes. This results in an alien landscape, situated in an area where the surrounding surface of the earth has come to rest decades ago."
Techniek fotoserie
Formaat
Not on the moon
Titel Not on the moon
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving “Since 2012 I regularly make work about piles and pits of sand. Derivatives thereof are the works about the formation of dunes. A dune is formed when sand is moved by the wind and piles up against a stationary object. Over time, sand accumulates on the little pile of sand and evolves into a full-fledged dune. This process suggests that in a dune landscape, underneath each dune, a "thing" is hidden that designates the origin of each pile of sand. I became curious about these things and developed a desire to reverse the process by ‘peeling off’ a dune layer by layer until I would reach its mysterious objects of origin."
Techniek installatie
Formaat 600x300
Austmarka Sequence
Titel Austmarka Sequence
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Video, 11:20 min Austmarka Sequence is a video that resulted from my artist in residence at Atelier Austmarka, Norway in 2015. The studio is located in a tiny village with few residents and buildings, in the wide surroundings of Finnskogen Forest. In this desolate place one can find total peace and quietness. The surroundings provide plenty of time and space for concentration and focus. Focus on simple things that one normally neglects amidst the buzzing everyday life of society. But in an environment where so little happens and where it is so still, boredom strikes easily. Austmarka Sequence is about the wandering between concentration and boredom, and the game that provides an escape.
Techniek video
Formaat
Haarduin
Titel Haarduin
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Photo prints on aluminium
Techniek fotoserie
Formaat 42 x 31,5

Omschrijving werk

My artistic practice revolves around the materiality of curiosity. The kind of curiosity that creates a confrontation between ourselves and the object or situation that raises a question. My practice could be summarized with the question: when you dig a hole, will this automatically create a mountain? And vice versa? The juxtaposition, hole versus mountain, pile versus pit, repeatedly occurs in my work. I question how the world around us functions and has been built, based on its materials. Sand, stone, water, earth. Sand is a funny material. We understand it in volumes: piles, mountains. Even as a negative volume: hole, pit. When we take the volume apart the meaning of the word slips through our fingers: a single grain of sand is nothing more than a tiny stone. From this point of view I’m interested in the perception of materiality; How apparent regularities fluently shade into delicate coincidences and (im)possibilities. And how we relate to our own curiosity and imagination while observing this. In 2014 and 2015 I became interested in dunes (another shape of sand). A dune is formed when sand accumulates against a stationary object. This process suggests that in a dune landscape, underneath each dune a “thing” is hidden that designates the origin of each pile of sand. I developed a desire to reverse the process by ‘peeling off’ a dune layer by layer until I would reach its mysterious objects of origin. Pealing of the grounds below our feet, the material, layer by layer to get to some idea of origin, is the current subject matter of my practice. I’m interested in how humans have moved volumes of material across the surface of the earth throughout history. Cutting up the material under your feet to create new land to live on: peatlands, polders, dunes, dikes, the Sand Motor, etc. In essence it all comes down to digging a hole and creating a pile at the same time.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters J
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias Josje Hattink
Samenwerkingsverband The Holls Art Collective
Website www.josjehattink.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Beeldende Kunst Voltijd 2008-2012 J
Rotterdam, Piet Zwart MFA 2017-2019 N

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Universiteit Leiden Bachelor Kunstgeschiedenis 2010/2014

Cursussen, workshops

Naam instituut & plaats onderwerp periode van / tot
Dutch Culture | Trans Artists Internship; artist in residencies jan-mei 2014

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging The Holls Art Collective
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief LocatieZ

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2018 Expoplu, Nijmegen, NL '(Un)Controllable Territories' GROEP
2018 Satellietgroep in de Elektriciteitsfabriek, Den Haag NL (UPCOMING) 'Climate as artifact' GROEP
2018 Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag NL (UPCOMING) 'Triënnale van Beetsterzwaag' GROEP
2017 Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag NL 'Drach' en 'Brandend Drach', eindpresentatie artist in residence SOLO
2016 Art The Hague, Den Haag, NL 'Dirty Daisies' GROEP
2016 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL 'Bring your own beamer' GROEP
2015 Villa Ockenburgh, Locatie Z, The Hague, Loosduinen, NL 'Expedition Sandmotor#2 Cultural Geology', presentation in combination with artist in residence at the 'Zandmotor' (2014) in collaboration with Satellietgroep, with Theun Karelse and Esther Kokmeijer GROEP
2015 Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam NL 'Ladekastproject' GROEP
2014 NDSM-Loods, Amsterdam, NL 'Unfair Amsterdam 2014' GROEP
2013 Rotunde, Bochum, DE 'N.a.t.u.r. Festival' GROEP

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2017 Kunsthuis SYB 'Drach' en 'Brandend Drach' Artist in residence
2015 Atelier Austmarka artist in residence Atelier Austmarka, Norway Artist in residence
2015 Art Brussels got my mind on confetti and confetti on my mind | The Holls Collective Beurs
2014 Satellietgroep artist in residence Zandmotor Artist in residence

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2015 Atelier Austmarka, Austmarka, Norway

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2014 'Unfair Amsterdam 2014' Unfair, Amsterdam Catalogue
2014 'n_IETS@ Kadmium, Delft' Trendbeheer, website Exhibition report
2014 'Unfair' CHMKoome's Blog, weblog Exhibition report
2014 'Unfair Amsterdam 2014' WeArePublic, weblog Exhibition report
2014 'Unfair Amsterdam 2014' Lost-Painters, weblog Exhibition report
2013 'Introducing The Holls' Trendbeheer, website Exhibition report
2012 'Vrijdagdedertiendetweeduizendentwaalf’ Graduates publication, Den Haag Exhibition Catalogue
2012 'Museumnacht Den Haag' MetropolisM, website Review

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2014 Stroom, The Hague Stroom Pro Invest subsidy
2012 Royal Aacademy of Arts, The Hague Thesis Prize 2012

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Project Leader Stichting Waterweg Cultuurprijs, regio Waterweg Noord, NL 2016 now
Coordinator Master Artistic Research (temporary), Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, NL 2015 now
Exhibition Surveillance at NEST, The Hague, NL 2013 2013
Reporter/essayist for weblog Jegens&Tevens, The Hague, NL 2013 2016
Thesis guidance for fourth year students of the Fine Arts department (temporary), Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, NL 2013 2014
Teaching series of seminars “Academic Skills” for first year students, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, NL 2012 2012
Assistant Coordinator of the Fine Arts department, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, NL 2012 2016
Exhibition surveillance at 1646, Den Haag, NL 2012 2015
Guide at the sculpture garden of the Caldic Collection. Wassenaar, NL 2010 2015