Since 2020 I am in search of ‘miltvuurbosjes’ (anthrax groves). These are landscape elements that mainly occur in the northern provinces of the Netherlands and mark the place where cattle infected with anthrax was buried until the 19th century. Because the anthrax bacteria can survive underground for centuries, the groves can still be dangerous.
Cyanotypes made during my residency at Kunsthuis SYB, after photographing the located anthrax groves I developed them and printed them as cyanotypes in my self-built darkrooms.
Together with Vanessa van t’Hoogt (SYB Circles/PhD candidate RUG) and Michiel Teeuw (designer) I developed an interactive website in relation to my stay at Kunsthuis SYB. Through photos and videos you can follow my working methods in my self-built darkrooms, look at the end presentation and listen to interviews. Go to www.miltvuurbosjes.nl, click on the image or scan the QR-code.
Installation during the end presentation at Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag