In 2013 I cycled to London to exhibit Coastlines, an artist’s book about the coast of Schouwen-Duiveland. This coast, which lies opposite the mouth of the Thames 225 kilometers away and 81.9 degrees north, cannot be seen from England. My journey by bike and boat was slow making me very aware of the distances and the secrets behind the horizon.
When I returned
home I began to wonder what lay beyond that horizon. Standing on top of
a 42 meter high dune, latitude 51 degrees 42 minutes north, and longitude
3 degrees and 42 minutes east, I could see the sky touch the sea over
an arc of 120 degrees. By dividing this into four equal sections I got
five bearings: 255, 285, 315, 345 and 15 degrees. These bearings reach
out over the North Sea and touch land on the other side at five unknown
and unseen points on the British and Norwegian coast.:
At first I wanted
to keep my ideas unknown but after researching these unseen points on
the internet I became curious to learn more about them.
At each location, and through the internet, I met several people who helped me come to a greater understanding of their part of the coast.
is a film about my visits on you tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRImgPdCmi4&t=521s
18 October 2015 there was the book presentation and the plaque on the
piles row was unveiled
View of the horizon from the starting point on Schouwen-Duiveland.
plaguette on the poles near the starting point
film about the whole project
weet dat daar..I
know that there.
over the North sea
to the five landings points
with thanks to Stichting Stokroos