JOS KLARENBEEK

RECLAIMED LAKES

Installation - Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen

Jos Klarenbeek & Sander Manse x Studio Wieki Somers
Exhibition 10 Years of Thomas Eyck curated by Jules van den Langenberg is open from now until 14 May 2017. To mark this jubilee momentum ten product series were selected from Thomas Eyck´s collection, which are exemplary for the collaborations the publisher & distributor has developed with designers and producers since 2007. Accordingly, ten young designers, artists and architects were invited to create a project in which the iconic t.e. objects are studied and recontextualised. The exhibition reviews the past decade and forecasts a potential future for the t.e. collection.

Installation 10/10 by Jos Klarenbeek & Sander Manse is a reflection on the Still Waters series developed by Studio Wieki Somers for the t.e. collection in 2016. Photo by Lonneke van der Palen.

26 percent of the Netherlands’ surface area is below sea level, it is a man-made relief with valleys of up to 6.75 metres in depth. Especially former lakes are still visible looking down on the land with height cameras. This project gives shape to these former lakes by using the landscape as a mould, and being contructed using GIS software. It reveals the stunning contrast between the visible organic form of water and the precise grids of man-made waterways. It provides insight in the historical layers of landscape, revealing human activity as a major geological force throughout the centuries.