Oerol Rings - SLEM

Oerol is a theatre festival on the island Terschelling, in the north of the Netherlands. To celebrate the twentyfifth edition of this festival (in 2006), SLEM created a gigantic sand sculpture (400 metres in diameter), shaped like the rings of a tree - symbolizing the aging process of the festival.

During the festival, the sculpture was "charged" with different events every night. The crowds of people, that moved through the sculpture in rings, were at the same time spectactor and piece of art. Because of the ebb and flow on the beach, the structure was demolished by force of nature every day.

Landscape? Art? Monument? Event? You tell me...

The pictures are taken from the website of the Stichting Landschapstheater en Meer (SLEM).

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