Diemerzeedijk 2007 scene G
(Maastricht / Boschstraat 75)
In the year 2007 on a weekly basis around noontime at six different locations a digital camera at the same vantage point would take a photo of the landscape close to the dyke at the IJsselmeer. Especially developed software was applied to edit the photos and turn them into a slowly moving landscape registering the changing seasons and the consequent changes in the landscape.
Diemerzeedijk scene G shows the slow processes of change that cannot be visualized in real time. The stop-motion work makes nature’s process of transformation perceptible and perceptive in an extraordinary way. In the work of Driessens & Verstappen (The Netherlands) the landscape is no longer a symbol or a metaphor of the idyllic symbiosis of nature and culture. The editing and smoothly blending filmic experience shows a reality in which the seasonal changes are a visual aesthetical process.
Driessens & Verstappen used the same concept and technique to make two other landscape films: Frankendael (2001), a historican landscape park and Kennmerduinen (2010).