700 × 500 mm / screen print


1 on 5 Dutch inhabitants thinks that in fifty years from now, most of the Netherlands will be underwater. This says the result of a survey done by Waterschappen and Rijkswaterstaat. The Flood is a series of five screen prints inspired by the 1953 flood disaster, when dikes broke and many people lost their homes or even their life. But also by the future prospects for the Netherlands if we do not tackle the climate problem now. It is an abstract translation of an all-consuming flood. Maybe not in fifty, but definitely in about a hundred years, the melting ice and rising water will become very problematic for the infrastructure and the water management of Holland. It’s quite concerning how all climate measures are constantly pushed forward or put aside because it does not benefit to our economic system at that specific time.