Waterkader / Framed Water 11’31

Waterkader

Jeroen van Westen / Vincent Huijpen

Framing water is not easy, the Dutch have a fascinating history of living with water. We live on land that grew out of water, but today we fight drowning for two thirds of the country is below sea-level! How come? …. We are guilty. The digging of canals and building dikes to make land more solid, and especially the hundreds of years of pumping have squeezed the sponge we were living on: our land shrunk below sealevel. On this soundscape the sounds of a representational collection of pumping stations are used to illustrate our mechanical relationship to the landscape we are surviving in.

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