Building an Archive
of a Disappearing Landscape, 2019

Artist publication, 52 pages
Graphic design by Lyanne Polderman




 

Building an Archive of a Disappearing Landscape (2019) is the first theoretical outcome of the ongoing project ‘Building an Archive of a Disappearing Landscape’ (2018-ongoing), and was sold during the Printing Plant Art Book Fair in Amsterdam. It was published in a limited edition of 15 and designed by Lyanne Polderman. The project shows the influence of fossil fuel industry on contemporary ecosystems in the landscape, highlighting the contrary dependency on living ecosystems of the lignite industry. Starting from my grandfathers quote ’I was born inside this lake’ and my great-grandfathers employment by the local lignite industry, it simultaneously highlights memory-infrastructures in relation to a landschape which no longer exists. By mapping the villages, the excavation pit and the woods, the project foregrounds different human and non-human voices of the landscape, placing them into a bigger Anthropogenic context. The project currently unfolds into two different chapters; in collaboration with artist Wouter Osterholt (DE/NL), composer Drake Stoughton (USA), ecologist Kees van Oers (NL) and the University of Amsterdam (NL).



Limited edition of 15. 
Graphic Design by Lyanne Polderman

Texts supervised by Master Artistic Research
University of Amsterdam, Department of Humanities (NL)

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