Rijksmuseum Twenthe (Lasondersingel 129 – 131)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Marjolein Boterenbrood & Arita Baaijens

The Landscape Speaks I and II, 2018

These works from the series The Landscape Speaks are the result of an expedition which artist Marjolijn Boterenbrood undertook with biologist and explorer Arita Baaijens to the Altai Mountains in the south of Siberia, to map the landscape with a team of local residents and international scientists. For Baaijens, science always had the monopoly on truth until she discovered that the residents of the Altai region experienced reality in a completely different way. For them the landscape is ‘animated’, it has something to tell. Although animation cannot be measured or described objectively, this experience of nature does contain a certain ‘truth’. You could describe the maps of Boterenbrood as deep mapping: an attempt to visualise the complexity and layeredness of meanings which lie within the landscape.