Terschelling | 2005
This was the first experiment in a series of temporary landscapes created for Oerol (a theatre festival which takes place on the Wadden Island of Terschelling). With the help of the festival audience, island residents and primary school students, seven thousand swaying canes made of four metre long PVC pipes, were planted in and along the beach breakers in the span of ten days. The result was an elongated and constantly swaying ‘forest’, which looked like an enormous, natural fringe of reeds from afar. The temporary landscapes deception in scale alongside a kind of paradigm shift, gave a sense of expansiveness, freedom and playfulness.