“The landscape was a mixture of the strange and the beautiful..”
“Well, I don’t know about the treasure, but I’m sure there is fever there.”
“There was no evidence that man had ever sat foot here before”
Marjolijn Dijkman, stills from ‘Surviving new land’ (2009)
A video shot for Portscapes, a series of art projects along the coast of the Maasvlakte, near Rotterdam.
Dijkman shot the video from a boat circling a newly created island. This video was eventually dubbed with audio excerpts from moviescenes where people are entering land from the water.
Lo-res video here
Below is an interview with Dijkman about the project