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Breaking Time
Collections of objects of natural and/interactions/with/or human origin.
Narratives of pre-human nature meet the narratives of humanity.
2020 – ongoing

Breaking Time. Zandmotor, April 2020




Found over time at Zandmotor (build in 2011), Netherlands. A collection of mixed objects of natural and/interactions/with/or human origin. Part is Limonite (Limoniet, ‘klei ijzer steen concreties’), Mid Pleistocene, around 500.000 – 600.000 years old. Polycyclic, due to natural and human dispersals. When found wet in the flood line, you can break them… Image date: May 2020.


Anthropogenic Stones. Household debris washed shore, Barcelona (Spain); collected in 2004. Image date: April, 2020.


Ruditapes philippinarum (Filipijnse tapijtschelp) hacked open by birds for food; collected around the lagoon of Zandmotor, Netherlands, 2020. Image date: May 2020.


With special thanks to Anne Geene, Bert van der Valk.


About Zandmotor

An Anthropogenic man-build ephemeral coastal extension on the foreshore of the North Sea, south of The Hague, Netherlands. Build in 2011 with Pleistocene sand from the bottom of (what we now call) the North Sea.
Zandmotor itself can be perceived as a Breaking of Time. In time and space, the narratives of pre-human nature meet the narratives of humanity. 
Double transport, polycyclic… read more