S06E01: Green Fields | Subsurface
Throughout a residency period of one month with Het resort, Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee residents Alec Mateo and Artun Alaska Arasli joined artist Noa-Marthe Prins in exploring regional exhaustion in the wake of gas exploitation in Groningen, The Netherlands, with a particular focus on linguistic nuances, agency dynamics and risk ownership. Situated between the laborious process of structurally closing all Groningen gasmines and rapidly emerging “green” energy industries, their works attempt to tremble the narratives and climate affects of this transition on both micro and macro scales.
The residency period resulted in the exhibition ‘Green Fields | Subsurface’: a mix of installations with sound, textual sculptures and performance taking place at Kultuureiland in Steendam. Located opposite the Siddeburen gas mine and on top of the Groningen gas field, ‘Green Fields | Subsurface’ presents a dialogue with the intangible nature of natural gas as a resource and the gasquakes caused by decades of its extraction.
Live from the closing on 7 October, the artists expand on their research and experiences in the area, in conversation with Radna Rumping.
00:10:33 interview + reading Artun Alaska Arasli
00:36:30 interview + sound excerpts Noa-Marthe Prins
01:01:10 sound piece + interview Alec Mateo
Noa-Marthe Prins, GAS/LIGHT, image by Jedidja Smalbil
Artist / Organisation: Het resort
Location of the show: Steendam
Host: Radna Rumping
Producer: Monty Mouw
Length: 85 min
07-10-2023 at 15:30Links:
Het resort website