Sunday, 24 August 2008

Sea Reclamation

Here is what I thought an interesting way to protest against the ridiculous amount of land reclamation going on in our part of the world that is chasing away our delicious fish.

Danish artist, Nikolaj Recke extended the German coastline by 10 meters by digging a hole into the beach shore. The sand from the intervention was stored in a bag and placed as an exhibit in a temporary gallery held in 2006. A year later he dug another similar hole, only this time in the US. The stolen part of the US was sent to Europe by US postal service and was exhibited somewhere in Europe in a white bag.

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