Spatial Practice and 
Artistic Research

Eendenkooien

Multi-channel video installation

Het Nieuwe Instituut

2020—Ongoing

The project weaves together a suite of differential, multiple, visual ethnographies, and  sites in which life and death intertwine with multispecies formations, soil and landscape forms. Duck decoys are tightly orchestrated spaces consisting of a large pond ending in several funnel traps, surrounded by reed screens and trees; they are catching mechanisms deployed from the fifteenth century onwards to trap wild ducks through a multi-species process. Across the Netherlands, they have become naturalised ruins, as mallard ducks have moved to urbanised areas. Material transformations, novel colonisations and changing migration patterns are engaged as signals that fold in pasts and futures into a present of haunted landscapes.


Mark

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always under construction