BESTEMMING (Destination) 1999

i.c.w. Maarten van Wesemael
Event Transformaties
De Olmenhorst, Lisserbroek
organized by Foundation Gemengd Bedrijf
publication: catalog
A shed situated in the open spaces of the Haarlemmermeer, on the edge of the orchards of the Olmenhorst estate in the vicinity of Schiphol Airport. The shed is much like the first shop in which Anthony Fokker built his first planes. Names of the continents are painted on the outside walls. Inside the floor is covered with white sand, and the shed contains a long bench, kites against the wall, and a monitor detailing where and when particular bird species became extinct. Transparencies on the windows reveal the transformation of the Haarlemmermeer, and data relating to changes in the regional bird population is available. Visitors are invited to fly one of the kites and to enjoy the air.