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Wednesday, 01 October 2008 02:00


By  Jason Ferguson


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The video and images document a large site-specific project recently completed by the artist in Kolderveen, the Netherlands. "koe"  is a response to the agricultural landscape throughout the Netherlands' northeastern province of Drenthe. The Dutch landscape is divided into a series of dikes created to defend against the increasing threat of floods due to the region's relation to sea level. During a two hour train ride from Amsterdam to Kolderveen, Ferguson became increasingly interested in the segregated countryside and in the isolation of small herds of cattle. Koe, the installation he created for New Riddles & Constellations 4, borrowed individual aspects from the Dutch terrain. The piece was site specific and isolated one live koe (cow) on one parcel of land contained by a single electric fence and surrounded by a custom circular dike filled with water. Video documentation was presented in the Kaashal exhibition on a monitor displayed atop a two inch circular cut of sod from the dike's creation.
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