Terschelling | 2006
A temporary sand sculpture consisting of 25 annual rings, 400 meters in diameter and as high as 2.50 meters in the center was created as a tribute to the 25th anniversary of Oerol, the theater festival on Terschelling. The rings were constructed by two excavators within three weeks and every grain of sand had been moved a maximum of eight meters. Both the audience and the performers interacted with the installation; moving, dancing and playing around the sand sculpture and with one another. It was a playful contradiction between the limitless feeling of space at the top of the rings and the sheltered feeling at the bottom, in-between the rings. With each rainfall and wind storm the erosion process became an interesting and fascinating part of the installation. Four months later the rings had faded and had been literally blown away. The project Silent Sky 13 by artist Rob Sweere was held on the annual rings during Oerol where approximately 2000 festival visitors reclined atop the rings to gaze at the sky for half an hour in complete silence.