New Anthropocene Level (NAP)



New Anthropocene Level (NAP) is a land-art installation by Marc van Vliet, inspired bythe book Requiem for a Speciesby Clive Hamilton that researches climate change.


It is getting warmer; sea levels are rising. In terms of a timeframe, our children’s children will be the new refugees. Since Marc had read this book, he cannot stop thinking about future water levels in urban and rural areas, and the relocation of masses of people because of it.


He fell the need to visualisethis, to make it physical, and to explain the different perspectives.


The island of Terschelling is a miniature version of the Netherlands: it has a beach, dunes, woods, buildings, a polder and a dike. As part of the installation,a row of 160 poles is placed across the island, visualisingthe expected water levels for the 22nd century. This line is visible over the entire island, crossing bike paths and roads.


In New Anthropocene Level (NAP), art, nature andscience are interconnected while visualisingexpected water levels for the 22nd century.


This project has been realisedin collaboration with the Waddenacademie, ISISA and Oerol. It has been made possible thanks to 14 property owners on Terschelling, the Ministry of Waterways and Public Works, the State Forest Service, the Terschelling municipality and Friesland Waterways.


We wish to thank Hans Kouprie, FACTO GEO Landmeetkunde, Anneke Hofman, Pitisi Hatcher, Steven Schreuder, Martine Bakker, Tjitse Hofman, Kasper peters, Wendy Moonen and Trip/Hek, vd Oetelaar staal, Volken de Vlas.




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