How to map an ever changing landscape? Artistic research to the nature, landscape and culture of the Swiss Jungfrau-Aletsch glacier. Commission by Zuiderzee Museum.
How to map an ever changing landscape. In the context of the exhibition ’10 Years Thomas Eyck’ curator Jules van den Langenberg invited me to react on one of the works in the t.e collection; the book and wallpaper ‘Colour Based on Nature’ by Dutch bookmaker Irma Boom. This book I took as a guide and chose to focus on one of the pages of the book, which was a striped colour landscape based on a photograph of the Swiss Jungfrau-Aletsch area. It inspired me to explore the area first as tourist and later as artist-in-residence at the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch. I worked on location to research the perspectives from which humans observe nature. I observed tourists and scientists, who relate to the landscape in a range of different ways.
Based on my findings I created a multimedia collections of work; 2 movies, a soundpiece, a jacquard woven book and textile on the meter.
The movie FOCUS is inspired on filters found in the Sphinx observatory of the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch at 3571 meters. As Jungfraujoch is far above most sources of air pollution, the High Altitude Research Station is particularly suitable for measuring the composition of the atmosphere. Of particular interest is the concentration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2). Along with the values for about 100 gases that the Swiss research institution Empa began measuring in 1972, this new information makes it possible to gain more knowledge on air quality, sources of air pollutants and climate change. A machine pumps 72 m3 air in 24 hours trough a circle formed filter. The condition of the sky is measured. A colour arises.
Weavings developed at EE-labels.
Movie in collaboration with Viktoria Shydlouskaya.
In commission of the Zuiderzeemuseum as part of the exhibition ’10 Years Thomas Eyck’
Curator: Jules van den Langenberg