Land of Roof Tiles
Terschelling | 2013
Four thousand french roof tiles, strictly arranged on a level surface measuring 100 by 100 metres, formed the basis for the Oerol project Pannenland. Located on the North Sea beach of Terschelling, this project made the dynamic process of dune formation visible and tangible. This installation was the prelude to a series of projects based on ‘Cultural Landscape Development.’ Island residents, students and visitors were closely involved, creating a sense of community and helping with the placement of the roof tiles. It was a cultural process, a collaboration of artists and experts working together in a multi-disciplinary fashion towards the common goal of understanding the way the natural processes of dune formation take place. Pannenland was closely linked to the performance by the French theatre group, Bistaki.