Sandpeople

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photo: Ben Terwel

Rolling waves colliding with the beach, water splashing, foam embracing the peer. Sandpeople entering the seascape which looks more like a desert. Sky and beach connected by racing clouds of sand, coming closer as fast as the vast winds carry them towards the few spectators. The first experiment with the colored sand, tracking the movement of people taking a stroll towards the sea took place in these challenging conditions. GPS-signals don’t blow away in the wind contrary to the red sand lines which almost immediately became part of the predominantly racing sandclouds. How can we save the red sand before it escapes into the seascape? Maybe turn down the volume of the wind next time? At least the sky collected enough data today; sandpeople

texts: Ronald Schelfhout

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