MORE THAN WATER, MORE THAN RAIN, I NEED ELECTRICITY_ part I The Research
When arriving to the Netherlands by plane one can notice the artificial landscape in the industrial area of Budel Dorplein. From the sky the large fileds of solar panels look like lakes. And this is what they actually used to be. Former waste ponds, nowadays mounds, covered with solar panels.
This project is a research on the area where zinc factories have been operating for almost 130 years. Focus was on the waste management over the years, the artificial landscape and the evolution of new ecosystems.
While humans try to justify damage, new ecosystems adapt and evolve in this disrupted environment. Some say that these polluted areas must be protected in order to protect these rare species. The industrial area is now right next to a Natura protected area. A line on the map is the border that seperates them.
It's a world of ever changing balances and strange symbiosis.
The history of the factory and it's surroundings is rewritten, the stories of the flora and fauna are told and new stories arise.
Part of the exhibition The Symbiocene Forest,
Dutch Design Week 2019,
Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Prints, various organic and inorganic material