‘grounded’ installation explores the future of dutch terschelling polder

during the oerol festival on terschelling island, the netherlands, studio elmo vermijs installed ‘grounded’, a project that resulted from a long-term inventory of the polder. with the meadow birds as the indicator, the designer investigated the wellbeing of this ancient cultural landscape that is under increasing pressure. two separate works, ‘soundmirror’ and ‘perspective’, show how the area transformed from sea to polder and production ground, and how the fate of the meadow bird changed with it.

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