Past Present Tense


2018

Sand, Video (55’).

One finds oneself in a constructed landscape of sand: the material has been removed and relocated in one place, layers of time have been dug up and now reassembled and restructured in another place. In the video on the wall, a text is being written by someone who is, as one can tell from the way it‘s being typed, not a native Dutch speaker. It seeks to convey information about the creation of the Dutch landscape. The video is a personal appropriation of the Dutch language and its (grammatical) past, but also an examination of the scientific terminology and its changes.