GROUNDED by Studio Elmo Vermijs

What is the future of the Terschellinger polder and its users?

Project Specs


感谢 Studio Elmo Vermijs 予gooood分享以下内容。
Appreciation towards Studio Elmo Vermijs for providing the following description:

Elmo Vermijs工作室在2018年初的Oerol音乐节上推出了其新的作品“触地”(GROUNDED)。该项目是工作室对Terschellinger围垦地长期调研的成果。设计团队对这一古老的、面临着压力的文化景观进行了深入考察,最终创造出两个独立的作品,旨在展示场地从海洋到围垦地和农田的演变过程,以及在此栖居的草甸鸟的命运如何随之发生改变。已有超过7500名游客参观过这项作品。

Elmo Vermijs presented GROUNDED earlier this year during the Oerol Festival. This project is the result of a long-term inventory of the Terschellinger Polder. With the meadow birds as indicator, Elmo Vermijs investigated the wellbeing of this ancient cultural landscape that is under increasing pressure. What is the future of the polder and its users? Two separate works, SOUNDMIRROR and PERSPECTIVE, show how the area transformed from sea to polder and production ground, and how the fate of the meadow bird changed with it. Over 7500 people visited GROUNDED.

▼“触地”(GROUNDED)是对Terschellinger围垦地长期调研的成果,GROUNDED is the result of a long-term inventory of the Terschellinger Polder




Elmo Vermijs used manure, compost, and sea clay to make the sounds of the meadow birds, which depend on these materials for their food supply, audible for visitors of the polder. Concrete sound mirrors, the giant structures that functioned as early warning system for approaching enemy aircraft in the First World War, inspired Elmo Vermijs to make this installation.

▼装置外观,exterior view

▼游客能够从声镜中听到草甸鸟的声音,the sounds of the meadow birds are audible for visitors of the polder

▼装置细部,detailed view

▼3d透视图,3d drawing

▼顶部平面图,top view





This exhibition examines the origin and cultural-historical development of the polder based on stories of eleven current users. Visitors are invited to walk across a layer of compost and view the polder from a bird’s-eye perspective and to reflect on the question: who is the owner of this land?

▼展览现场,exhibition venue

▼展览信息布置在覆盖着肥料的地面上,visitors are invited to walk across a layer of compost and view the polder from a bird’s-eye perspective

On the occasion of the exhibition a publication was published. If you are interested in a copy, please send an email to The publication is available in print and e-book.

Elmo Vermijs
Vogelbescherming Nederland invited Elmo Vermijs to develop GROUNDED. This project was realized in collaboration with Festival Oerol.
Design & Concept: Elmo Vermijs
Graphic Design: Walewijn den Boer
Photography: Elmo Vermijs
Video: Wout BoekelooConstruction: Arie van Ziel
Rammed earth specialist: Charles Thuijls
Materials: Cupcompost & Gerard Cupido
Interviews: several parties from Terschelling

More:Studio Elmo Vermijs

Post a Comment