I went to Lithuania for a collaborative summer workshop week at Nida Art Colony between Willem de Kooning Academy (NL), St. Lucas Antwerp (B) and Vilnius School of Art (LT). Nida Art Colony is the academic and artistic venue in the Baltic region that provides the opportunity to live and work in the Curonian Spit National Park.
We stayed for 7 days the first 3 days (sun - tue) we went with the group to visit the dunes, beach, lagoon, the airstrip, dead city, bird watching and of course visit some musea in the beautiful little fishing village Nida. It was very interesting that during the hikes the nature changes so fast. From the beach to the dunes an from the dunes into the forrest there is a transition in vegetation every 10 - 100 meters. That was my main point. How could i create something that the people can see how special this place is and how fascinating it's nature is.
That's why i create a Analogue surface scan. It visualize a new map of Nida. I took the straightest path i could walk from the beach to the lagoon. I tracked my path with distance, altitude and duration. I went on my walk packed with evidence boxes and collected the material from the surface every few meters where the vegetation changed. There was only one store where you could buy groceries and household items. So i had to improvise with the items i could find in the store.
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