Portrait of a wet country III. Eerste maandag van de maand.

‘Portrait of a wet country III. Eerste maandag van de maand’ is a poetical gesture within the form of a video-performance. Every first Monday of the month at 12.00 o’clock, the approximately 4.200 civil defense sirens are set off in The Netherlands, just to keep the public aware of the system. My intention was to create a time-specific performance for that moment, while at the same time dealing with another defense system that The Netherlands has; Marram grass. This grass makes long root stalks which push deep down into the ground. Their protection against coastal erosion is essential to many coastlines, but especially in Holland where the land itself was originally won from the sea, which continuously threatens to reclaim its territory.