PROJECT Dapper land
In 1941 when the dikes were finished and the polder was almost completely drained, farmers and workers from all over the country came to Noordoostpolder (Flevoland) to live and work on this newly created land. From every province of the Netherlands and of all kinds of religions, all with the same purpose: building up and working on the new piece of land. It’s a purpose that cannot be achieved by one individual but needs collaboration. Inspired by the history of the reclamation of the Noordoostpolder I want us to recall the feeling of solidarity and to show the importance of the physical power of working together.
THESIS Met 500 scheppen, 700 uur en 3 vliegtuigen
Why did Sophie Calle take people to the sea in Istanbul to photograph them when they encountered the sea for the very first time? Why did Gillian Wearing search for the deepest contemplations of passers-by and let them write it on bright paper, with which they were photographed? And why did Francis Alÿs ask five hundred volunteers to belief in his project to move the mountains? In my thesis I researched he strategy of socially involved artists.