Rings by the Sea

Rings by the Sea

Scheveningen-The Hague 2018

Scheveningen (a beach town near the city of The Hague) celebrated 200 years of seaside culture in 2018. Twenty rings,100 x 300 metres, were dug by two silver-coloured excavators on the beach. While countless visitors looked on, a fascinating spectacle of machines, sand, snow, rain, and wind unfolded. Like nature itself the installation changed each day. The sand rings formed the backdrop for a range of activities, varying from giant glass shells that told stories about the 200 years of Scheveningen’s seaside culture, to ‘sand faces’ by artist Rikke Munkholm Laursen. The grand finale consisted of more than a thousand people participating in an evening walk, accompanied by acoustic music and fire performances all emerging from the heart of the rings.