Camera Batavia

From high up in a tower on the Wadden Sea dyke at Ternaard, you experience the surrounding polders and salt marshes as an all-encompassing experience. At the top of the tower, a spherical mirror offers a 360-degree view of the vast green seashore landscape: you can see in all directions at once.

Camera Batavia by artist Arjen Boerstra is an installation that allows you to see the space and the landscape around you in a new light. It’s a confusing and new experience that enables you to look differently at the landscape.

You experience the view in the mirror both lying …

From high up in a tower on the Wadden Sea dyke at Ternaard, you experience the surrounding polders and salt marshes as an all-encompassing experience. At the top of the tower, a spherical mirror offers a 360-degree view of the vast green seashore landscape: you can see in all directions at once.

Camera Batavia by artist Arjen Boerstra is an installation that allows you to see the space and the landscape around you in a new light. It’s a confusing and new experience that enables you to look differently at the landscape.

You experience the view in the mirror both lying on loungers in the open outdoor area and from the closed-off indoor space. In the darkened one-person room, the spherical mirror projects the outdoor environment indoors through a lens, using the principle of the ‘camera obscura’, the precursor to the photo camera.

Camera Batavia is a project by Sense of Place, that revitalises the area along the Wadden Sea coast by visualising the region’s unique qualities. Together with residents and the landscape, they tell the story of The North using visual art and design projects, portraying the history of the region and its inhabitants, the landscape and the future.

When

  • Daily starting from july 25th, 2022

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  • Free

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