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Shivering Sands, 2012. Installation view, De Witte Slagerij, Rotterdam

Shivering Sands, 2012. Installation view, De Witte Slagerij, Rotterdam

Shivering Sands, 2012. Installation and performance. Cassette recorder, tapes, microphone, radio amplifier, printed material, collage, and wood shelve. Variable dimensions.

Shivering Sands consists of an installation and a performance piece, based piracy cultures and in how these create alternative public spheres.

On April 1973, the Norderney ship, used as a transmitter by the Dutch Radio Veronica, lost its anchor during a storm and ended up on Scheveningen beach. Several people went to the beach to see it and register the happening.

The images that registered this moment can still be found all over the Internet. For this project I collected several of them, got in touch with some of their authors through forums on Pirate Radios and assembled them with no particular order.

As part of the installation there's also a constant radio transmission set on an empty frequency and a collage.

The performance consists of a set of tapes, prints and live voice that all together bring forward the relation between radio and censorship. This work is also homage to all the pirate heroes that made some of us believe on piracy as a place for dreaming.  

Exhibition view at De Witte Slagerij, August 2012, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

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