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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

Aiir force radar installation - Wier, Friesland

21st Century Dutch Landscapes

For centuries the Dutch landscape has been known for its highly cultivated formal structure, however with the introduction of Google Maps a whole new layer of formalization has been added.

Like many other governments the Dutch censor the visibility of political, economic and military locations on the satellite imagery, but while most countries blur, pixelate, and whiten out sites of interest, the Dutch method of censorship is notable for its stylistic intervention of bold, multi-coloured polygons over sites. The result is a landscape occasionally punctuated by sharp aesthetic contrasts between secret sites and the rural and urban environments surrounding them.

The satellite images where collected by Mishka Henner.

Veenhuizen Prison - Veenhuizen, Drenthe

Artillery shooting range - 't Harde, Gelderland

Volkel air force base - Uden, North Brabant

Nato Pipeline Station - Stokkum, Gelderland

Fuel station - Donrijp, Menaldumadeel

Soesterberg Air Force Base - Soest, Utrecht

Logistic division Rhenen - Remmerden, Utrecht

Royal Netherlans Air Force Headquarters - The Hague, South Holland

Ammunition depot - Ritthem, Zeeland

Unknown Site - Noordwijk aan Zee, South Holland (comment if you know what this is)

Noordeinde Royal Palace - The Hague, South Holland

Willem Lodewijk van Nassau Barracks - Vierhuizen, Groningen

 

Aiir force radar installation - Wier, Friesland

Discussion

  1. Tacp

    Noordwijk aan zee: Nora militair radiostation? http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Nora