Terschelling | 2008

Metal silhouettes with ‘thoughtful statements about time’ roamed Terschelling’s North Sea coast for fourteen days during the Oerol festival. With their backs to the unknown future, the audience moved the three hundred silhouettes backwards. During this backward walk, they were accompanied by live music and movement-based theatre. The participants, musicians and audience seemed to form a team to accompany the silhouettes by working together to make decisions and averting collisions, to make invisible time visible. But Opdrift was about more than making time visible and accessible, it was also about the miracle of time, about ‘compact and thin’ time, and about losing yourself in time by actively participating in an event.