Category Archives: philip vermeulen


~~~~~ Zandmotor~~~~~

10 oktober.

Make sketches and play around. Fiddle. I am attracted to flagpoles. The sound they make. Looking into the history as well electricity.

28 september.

I had lunch with the birds. It was nice to communicate with them. After lunch on the back-end of beach was barbwire. The wind was playing the barbwire. I played with the wind and with the barbwire.

I saw flagpoles and flags. I made some recordings of them.


I enjoy watching the sea from a distance. There is a dubbel sea. the small Laguna. The sea. This Artificial beach has two horizons.


5 oktober.

I played with my own made flagpole. For the other lab, Spatial, I tested again moire material. I took some with me to the beach. A moire flag would be great. There are not to many flags on the zandmotor. The whole thing is brand new (thinking of geological time scales) No flags of the TU ore who ever. So by putting my flag there. I colonize the beach.  The beach is artificial and the flags look as well artificial. Like data in the nature.

The moire was working pretty well. The fabric is white, a strange kind of white. It reflects the beams of light good. This is why it’s absorbed so good in its environment. Two times an artificial thing to see. Dubbel horizon and wobbling patterns .IMG_5911

Now thinking of making it bigger and a better construction for the flagpole. It falls. Maybe a flagpole in the quicksand.  Using the environment more. Take a shovel with me.

12 Oktober.

I putted the flagpole in a big tripod so it would not fall anymore. The size of the flags went up. I played with the sand. The flags work as well for sieve screens. I find it very nice to trow sand on the flags. The sand dissolves in  nothingness. The shells are roll naked on the white screen as a fact. There are as well a lot of colors visable.



I want to work with bigger material. I have to find a sponsor ‘couse the material aint that cheap. Differente setups. Would be nice to lie underneath the flags and see the wind and moire patterns.




The Elements

The Elements is one of the six labs of the  ArtScience Interfaculty  taking place at the De Zandmotor Kijkduin, NL in collaboration with the Satellietgroep.

The Elements participants are: aisha pagnes, alexander zaklynski, ana guedes, anastatia loginovacameron lobdellcecile gentili, cocky eek, florencia reznik, ingrid lee, jan kees van kampen, katarina petrovic, kay churcherluke boorman, nina lezaic, philip vermeulen, satellietgroep, Sophie Rust, stefan bandelac, stefano murgia The lab coach is cocky eek.

The Elements is an outside coastal lab situated along the North Sea at the Zandmotor Kijkduin. What does it mean to work in a dynamic intertidal environment, where the tides are dictating time and seasons are close to our skin. The lab has a phenomenological approach, stimulates you to play, wander, explore and focus on elements in your own way, where also your own censorial body in relation to this dynamic landscape can be considered as an element.


  1. A component or constituent of a whole or one of the parts into which a whole may be resolved by analysis
  2. Chemistry. One of a class of substances that cannot be separated into simpler substances by chemical means.
  3. A natural habitat, sphere of activity, environment, etc.: to be in one’s element;
  4. Elements.
  5. Atmospheric agencies or forces; weather
  6. The rudimentary principles of an art, science, etc.
  7. Any group of people singled out within a larger group by identifiable behavior patterns, common interests, etc.
  8. One of the substances, usually earth, water, air, and fire, formerly regarded as constituting the material universe.